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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Roadster - full fendered - blown Hemi   

    Del - Thanks for your reply. I am definitely no HEMI expert but I think this is something that needs to clarified. This is why On the Workbench posts can be so informative to builders.
    Please have a close look at the instructions from the Revell 32 5-Window. In the upper drawing the heads are shown in my opinion upside down. The vertical tabs are meant to fit into the recess in the block. The two open slots on the lower edge are for the exhaust flange as shown correctly in the lower drawing. There are also moldings for the cooling water crossover pipe on the upper front top of the heads. As well tabs on the valve covers properly mate with the heads when installed as I fitted them.

  2. Phildaupho added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Deuce Roadster - full fendered - blown Hemi

    This model is a tribute to a car I remember from the sixties seeing it often at car shows. It still has the same owner, although it was sold in the seventies and then found again over a quarter of a century later. It was always a very cool car but it is now the way the owner always wanted it. Back in the 60’s it was brown, the blower had its natural cast finish and was fuelled by triple carbs. I think I always thought it was a Deuce but knew there was something different about it, like maybe it was channelled. In reality it is a 1930 Model A on a Deuce frame with 32 fenders and grill shell.

    -         The model is all Deuce – body, fenders and frame. Filled cowl vent and door handle holes. Gas tank removed and roll-pan added to body. ’34 Ford taillights. Rear fenders bobbed.
    -         Hemi from 5-Window kit [Note – The instruction show the heads going on upside down and there is no starter indicated]
    -         Blower assembly from Revell Willys street-rod. I had to do some trimming to get the blower drive and belt assembly to fit in available space between engine and radiator which was sunk into the grill shell
    -         Air cleaner from Revell 41 Chev Pickup
    -         Tires from the Revell 30 Sedan as are front wheels. Rear wheels are resin.
    -         Drilled beam section added to front axle
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  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Just saw these three tasty mild customs at  cruise night - 60 Olds, 55 Pontiac and 51 Meteor

  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32' Quadra-deuce   

    Radically wild !! Especially the very interesting and well executed engine and drive train. Definitely not your average Deuce.
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Monogram Chaparral 2D   

    Steve - The upgrades really enhance this Chaparral which is one of my all time favorite race-cars. Beautiful job casting the wheels. Love the reflective photo.
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce 5 window...GMP kit and incomplete 5 window body   

    Nothing is better than an all steel chopped 5W in full scale and the same is true in smaller scale as well. Congratulations on a beautiful Deuce.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic My Revell/Monogram 1932 Ford Roadster in Titanium Gold *outdoors pictures added*   

    Classy looking Deuce. Fantastic color choice.
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Tudor Sedan   

    A very tastefully done Deuce Sedan. I really like the chop, stance and dual quad set-up. I am going to have to research the chop method you used as I do not think I have ever the term stepped chop before.
  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Sad News   

    Sad news indeed. It was a very tragic accident which looked to be instantly fatal. Jules appeared destined to have a great F1 career ahead of him as so many other talented drivers before him who lost their lives too soon doing what they loved.
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

    Thanks John - You should try to get your hands on the more recent Revell 32 Ford Sedan. It is an excellent kit for getting back into the hobby with two engine and wheel options and can be built full fendered or as a high-boy.
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

    Thanks everyone. It probably looks better in photographs than under a magnifying glass but all things considered I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It certainly gave me renewed appreciation of both the skills of the Revell craftspeople who originally tooled up this kit and how well engineered most modern kits car.
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

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  13. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan
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    I do not recall seeing the full scale Orange Crate back in the day but the magazine articles and model kit made a big impression on me although this is my first build attempt. I had couple of those previous reissues with the weird parts molded in colored plastic but they did not appeal to me so I got rid of them. The most recent reissue with the great classic box-art, corrected hood and new decals as well as the great article and photos in The Rodder’s Journal inspired me to finally build The Orange Crate.
    I decided this would be my annual summer camping project. This would be a simple build like I built models as a kid with a combination of brush and rattle can painting. I did some preparation of parts and painted everything before hand but 95% of final assembly was done during three afternoons on a camping trip with the grandsons and their grandmother. I ran out of glue and lost the steering column but was able to fabricate a new one from the plastic rear axle.
    Simple of course does mean it was easy as this mid-60’s kit lived up to its reputation. The kit is very accurate and as such many of the parts are very small and fragile. There are a lot of chrome parts on two trees that have a great deal of flash, molding seams and marks. Plus the parts are very tightly spaced with mountings heavier than the parts themselves. Fortunately I brought my silver lacquer paint to touch up the chrome. The instructions have been updated and there is a complete parts list however locating pins and holes are very small and the orientation is some cases is vague.
    - The exterior paint is Testor’s One Coat Lacquer Firey Orange with Clear Top Coat [the real car’s last original paint is candy orange with ghost flames which I never even thought about trying to duplicate]
    - Orange ignition wires added
    - Headers outlets drilled open
    - Axle tubes added to quick-change rearend [the current kit has a plastic axle but I used a metal axle like the original]
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  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Days in Scale Victoria BC Canada July 24, 2016   

    Daniel - There are registration and entry forms to download under show information at this link Basically you just need to show up. Hope you can make it next summer.
  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1932 Ford Highboy   

    Great to see more Deuces showing up Under Glass