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charlie libby

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  1. i find delrin is also a great product to test or experiment with. its also great for making your own tires. if you need a size that you cant find, they look pretty good.you can get it pretty resonable on ebay.
  2. got started on my carb linkage and air cleaner. had to come up with a way to do the radius on both ends of the air cleaner. waiting for parts from rb motion for the linkage. i m almost finished with the transmission linkage. i drilled and reamed 2 holes on carburetor centerline and pressed a .500 pin in the hole to locate the part for milling. milled one end then changed the pin to the other end. this worked great for the bottom. the top will be another issue.
  3. finished machining my steering wheel.the previous picture is the plastic from the kit.the wheel is one piece except the little center hud horn button.the outside of the ring is grooved and i will fit a thin rubber oring on to it.this is an aftermarket type of column and the car has doors so i skip the quick release. in two pictures you can see how not to finish a part.
  4. heres a few pictures of the stamping die for the aluminum panel. the brass pins are for alignment of the 2 halfs. being clear lexan they are hard to see.also a few new pictures. i need someone with tiny fingers to put the 1 mm nuts on these carb studs. also the beginning of my 65 mustang steering wheel. i want a stock looking wheel.heres a picture of one from the kit.
  5. WOW! that rear cover is a picture from the summit catalog and you put it on your forum. you are an incredible artist. your engine and stand are the best.i am enjoying your fotki account.
  6. just getting caught up on all your insane work.the gauge panel is over the top.the steering column is perfect.i see you are still having fun with anodizing.what do you use for a power supply.i have been looking around at different site trying to decide what i need to anodize as well.
  7. hi francis.sorry i havent been on more often. the tank is delrin. for the aluminum panel i machined a male female stamping to emboss the panel.ill take a couple of pictures of it and put them up this week.i have some 1 inch thick plexiglass that was scrap at work before i retired. has come in handy for many things.
  8. thanks tim i am a little behind in my work and my posts. i have been working on it some. pretty happy with most of it. i did not like the front axle so i let be until i decided to re machine a new one.so new spindles and axle.much happier with it.
  9. WOW! awesome parts. you are building a masterpiece , AGAIN!! Your methods are ingenious. hope your holidays were great. charlie
  10. i love gassers and falcons . a falcon gasser the best. great looking car. keep up the nice work.
  11. as always ,amazing! it is some much fun to follow look at your work ,the engine stand is perfect. its is a great touch for a perfect engine.you give us all something to strive for. hope all is well at your home and have a merry christmas and a happy new year , charlie
  12. marcos love your wheely bars.can i steal some ideas from you?
  13. thank you marcos.much appreciated.hi francis working .it is looking like an engine.i am working on the shifter,and finally made carb linkage.i am pretty happy with it so far.your truck is looking awesome.thank you for looking.
  14. hi marcos great idea very different and interesting.i have a friend i tryon north carolina that owns an original color me gone car .one hundred precent original. can not wait to see yours in color
  15. love scratch built and yours is looking great.cant wait to see more.
  16. sorry about the ugly distributor. that was before i filed and cleaned it up!
  17. still working on the engine. alot of little detail parts .havent got much done in the last month.been out of comission alot.i think its looking pretty good i hope you all like it so far. if you have any suggestion please feel free to do so.i am also working on the chassis .i will have pictures to show this week. got a good start on the transmission a ford top loader ofcourse. the shifter next.hope you are all being safe and healthy out there.
  18. thank you trevor and francis.a few small details left on the cards and they will be done. the bell housing is aluminum francis and i sand blasted it .
  19. i love the kurtis cars.they are amazing cars i have a couple of books on indycars and those are my favorite for sure. i have been a custom metal fabricator foe over 49 years and am now retired so i still need my fix so, models .this forum is great.i enjoy scratch building. heres a few pictures of a 32 ford i started in brass.its 1/8 scale.it was taking so long i lost interest.i have been working on 2 other projects.i thik i may get back to the 32 after i finish my 65 mustang gasser. keep up the excellent work.i will be watching your progress.
  20. wow ,a truly nice build. your louvers are awesome.i am in the planing stage of making a jig to roll curved louvers or louvers of various lengths. your machine is very cool and surely does a great job.
  21. havent been on the forum for a couple of weeks.hope everybody had a good thanksgiving and i hope everyone is well. i have been working on the mustang some .still havent taken finished photos of the corvette.got a few new pictures of the mustang engine i would like to share and see what you think.the carbs are very time consuming.i have a good start on a fabricated tunnel ram.i went to the gasser drag races last weekend in holt fla. it was great. the southeast gasser association put on a great show.
  22. awesome models .a pleasure to look at . keep up the great work
  23. hi francis a little sanding and detail work i think they will look fine.got to finish the heads but am still looking at pictures and i think i have what i need.the timing cover and water pump is going to be tricky. if its half as nice as tims i will be excited. plug wire holders are going to be tough to hold on to to file and finish.i have some small diameter delrin on order to make the spark plug boots.i am going to a music store on thursday to check out some steel strings,thanks again.
  24. i have a close friend that work on the wood brothers nascar team and he is trying to find out if there is any way to get drawings thru ford.if i have a really good picture and one dimension i can get pretty close.here is a few pictures of my valve covers so far. going to require a lot of filing and sanding. got to finish the front side of the heads and the exh. and intake ports. i have not decided on which intacke and carbs. fender well headers of course.
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