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  1. noname added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Mini Tubs Done..   

    Thanks 10thumbs for the explanation.  I will have to look for these fine diameter tubing when I get to a hobby shop.  I was on the Albion site but didn't see any prices. Using real metal is great when you don't have to paint them.  That little metallic sparkle coming off the engine adds to the realism for sure.  I use some aluminum tubing and brass wire where I can for my builds.  There is a lot of things available in the after market world but I find a lot of it pricey.  I've been collecting some PE bits here and there.
    Maybe some day I will be brave enough to try a brass frame.  But the way you cast in metal is a bit more than I can do at the moment. Like I say, aside from the nice weight, you also get these true to life finishes.   Your Fiat will look like a shrunken 1:1 by the time you are done. And the weight when lifting it will add to this idea. And as you mentioned, using the brass tubing is much more cleaner than styrene.
    I do not have a good cockpit picture but I have a lot of photos so if you are looking for something in particular let me know.

    It is a 302 sbc with a 60s fuel injection.  The body was made in 1970 and sat in a garage for decades.  Then these two brothers fabricated the frame and built the whole thing.
  2. noname added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Mini Tubs Done..   

    This is awesome.  I'm glad to see this much detail going into a vintage/nostalgic drag car. Great subject.  I was very happy when I went to my local drag strip a couple of weekends ago to find this.

    I think the metal is great for the natural metal finish but also it adds weight as if this was a real shrunken car.  The working with metal is not practical for most modelers I would imagine but a lot of what you are doing here could be used by the average plastic builder.
    I was wondering what you use for your fuel line tubing and where you get the tiny diameter brass tubing?
    Love this build!
  3. noname added a post in a topic 60's fuel pump question   

    Wow that is neat.  Never saw one of these before. If they had a problem, they came up with a solution. I'm sure if someone was crafty enough and had some skills they could devise anything imaginable.  I bet a lot of one offs existed during the 60's.
  4. noname added a post in a topic 60's fuel pump question   

    Cool!  It is slightly different than I thought. Thanks for the picture.  I may have to go the usual route after all. There is not quite enough room behind the blower for a mag.  But I could always put it in front driven by the cam and the fuel pump out the back of the blower just for fun.
    But now looking at it again maybe with the mag sitting so high it might fit a little better as the top clears the blower.  Thanks again for the picture.
  5. noname added a post in a topic 60's fuel pump question   

    No Gary I do not have that kit.  But I can picture what one would look like. I guess something like what Bill has pictured above.  Thanks
  6. noname added a post in a topic 60's fuel pump question   

    Thanks for the pics.  I like the idea of the fuel pump under the magneto.
    So under the hood of the Vette, is that the electric pump in the corner?  Cool car.  Thanks
  7. noname added a post in a topic 60's fuel pump question   

    Thanks for that guys.  I thought about putting the fuel pump sticking out from the back of the blower as I have seen this before.  But this may get in the way of the magneto.  I try and see.
    Bill, I've never seen the set up as in your small picture above. These are period correct?
    Gary, I've never seen the fuel pump as part of the magneto before.  Do you happen to have a picture?
    I'm building a 56 gasser with a blown 409 and was thinking about keeping the stock water pump in front like they did on the SW&C Olds motor.  I don't have to do it this way but I could picture guys doing this back in the day so they could take short street rides in their Gasser without cooking the motor.
  8. noname added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    60's fuel pump question
    I was wondering where the alternative location for a fuel pump would be on an early - mid 60's blown engine would be?  I noticed for example on the early blown Olds motor of the early Stone, Woods and Cook car that there is a regular looking water pump on the engine and I'm assuming the mechanical fuel pump is not sticking out the front of the motor as normally expected.  Did they have electric fuel pumps back then?  Thanks
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  9. noname added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Wow! This has been something else to watch. Took me days to go through this a little at a time. It is very encouraging. I like to scratch build but nothing like this. This project makes smaller projects seem more do-able. Shawn, you've just reminded me the importance of slowing down. Take the time to do it right. This rings true in other aspects of life as well.
  10. noname added a post in a topic Custom 1966 Volvo P1800s "Bringing this back to the bench!"   

    That is a beautiful car and you are doing a great job. I've always like the original P1800s but that one is super gorgeous.
  11. noname added a post in a topic 66 Nova Gasser   

    Thanks guys. I have still been weathering the chassis a bit.

  12. noname added a post in a topic 66 Nova Gasser   

    Thanks guys. I think the tires came from the 41 Willys Street Rod kit. The rims were the steelies that come with tons of kits. I just had to widen them.
  13. noname added a post in a topic 66 Nova Gasser   

    Did some work to the chassis. Added shackles, shocks and the kit traction bars.

    Painted the front end Alclad steel and made a pair of shocks.

    Rims out back are finished.

    That's it for now. I've been opening up the rear wheel openings but for some reason photo bucket will not let me post these pictures. Anyway, lots to do. Thanks for looking.
  14. noname added a post in a topic 66 Nova Gasser   

    Thanks everyone. I used the spindle from the kit to save a little time. Maybe that is why it looks odd. But painted with tires on etc. I don't think you'll notice.
  15. noname added a topic in On The Workbench   

    66 Nova Gasser
    I wanted to finish a "shelf queen" I had started a while back but take it in a new direction. I was in the mood for a Gasser. I remember a Chevy II (62-65) when I was a kid painted white with fat tires sticking out past the fenders. It was rough but cool all the same.

    First I had to redo the molding I shaved off before realizing it was suppose to be there weather the chrome was still there or not.

    Then I cut off the front end.

    And rebuilt a new one.

    Here it is in primer. Will adds the extras after paint.

    I have a question. Does anybody know when they started using the MT Sportsman street tires? That is what I am using here. Thanks for looking.
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