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Ian McLaren

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  1. The engine is progressing, swapped out the Donovan based blower manifold for a lower profile CRAGAR manifold to match the one that is run on the car. Lowering the blower a significant amount really enhanced the look of the engine. Scratch built Hilborn PG-175 fuel pump as per the original and 3 way fuel shutoff valve combined with RB Motion anodized fitting to the main fuel just waiting for addition fuel lines and control cables. Working on control cables, arms and linkages next
  2. Chris had finished this model almost a year before I joined this group. Thankfully I stumbled on this project by accident and I have read every page of it. To my mind there is no better reference available on building a large scale funny car in particular or any competition vehicle in general. This is one of the best 1/16th scale drag race models that has ever been built period
  3. Looking at the rear end as a whole (which is outstanding ) I was struck by the fasteners. Are they fabricated by you or sourced?
  4. Mike this is an amazing project, every step of the way. Well done!
  5. Absolutely love where this is going, super job!
  6. Steering box mount fabricated and installed. Now I have the same problem with installing the bellhousing from the top as the real car. Also fabricated the rear steering shaft mount. Steering wheel is a kit piece that will be replaced by a Future Attractions photo etch piece.
  7. Hi Barry I'm not sure Don even knows about the project, I've been building it fir Bryan Hodges, the current owner. Here's where I'm at today Dropped the intake this morning , these 3D printed parts are like handling glass, I was going to change both sides with HO gauge railroad coupler springs and RB Motion bolt pins and washers anyway. As well as cleaning up the remaining solder joints
  8. Barrel valve, and upper injectors with lines installed, fully polished machined aluminum valve cover recoated in natural aluminum and nameplate and fins re polished
  9. A superior model in all respects. I really enjoyed you progress photos. A great project well finished!
  10. Well done Ray, first time I've been in the finished models section. This is a very clean well finished model, I really like it.
  11. Headers just hung on the studs. Once tightened the exits will be pretty much vertical.
  12. Headers just hung on the studs. Once tightened the exits will be pretty much vertical.
  13. Just under an hour for the second side. What a difference a jig makes. Unlike the one I made for the funny car headers which burned away the first time I used it, this one is completely intact. Made out of the same materials (hard balsa) but covered in aluminum furnace tape. Direct flame from my torch and not a mark.
  14. I haven't posted on this build for about two weeks, but I haven't been sitting around doing nothing. I have been fighting with these headers for almost a month and I have lost track of how many versions I've made. Got a jig that works and finally found tubing that would bend acceptably . and devised a way to bend a near scale radius. I'm sure I spent less time on the chassis itself. So this hurdle is passed.
  15. Zoom in on the outside of the rotor and caliper enough to remove the clamp and there is no way to tell this is not the 1 to 1 piece. Truly spectacular work.
  16. Hi Tim, not much to add other than glad to see you again making progress and the results are stunning as usual. I enjoy each up date you post.
  17. Now that the Funny car is complete I'm concentrating on the Royal Canadian. Front suspension roughed in and fuel tank progressing
  18. The parachute assembly is outstanding, the final part and the hairpin holding the Remove Before Flight flag are getting dangerously close to showing off LOL
  19. Thank you Francis, the feeling of authenticity was what I was after. I just saw your parachute update Amazing work my friend!
  20. Mike this just keeps getting better, the injector work is superb. Well done.
  21. Steve from the looks of your mustang I would suggest you didn't need much of my process, it looks great and the finish is top notch. Thanks for the kind words just the same!
  22. Thank you Claude, That's what I was looking for. The funny car version of an old AM radio, on/off , volume and station selector that's it.
  23. The last set of pictures in this section, now to focus on the Royal Canadian
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