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Mooneyzs

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  1. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 69 pro mod chevelle, updated 2/21   

    Paul... Looking awesome my friend. I am loving what you are doing. I think I am starting to rub off on ya.... adding head gaskets an all . what material did you use. Were you able to find thin copper?? It's looking really nice with the gasket in place. and I like how you are organizing all of the parts. Looks awesome
  2. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 69 pro mod chevelle, updated 2/21   

    Paul.... Looking good buddy!! Love seeing progress come together on this build. Also glad to.hear you are getting the Milling adapter, I can't wait to see what you make with it. So I just have to ask what color did you use over black for the hard anodize?  Keep up the great work.
  3. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic Tom McMullen`s: AEE- Big Twin -On The Workbench 11-5-16   

    John... You keep raising the bar on your builds. That seat I looking awesome Brother. Love that you flocked the inserts and the contrast that you get between the seat and inserts. Totally digging the scratch build radio and antenna. Your little touches always  makes your builds even better.
  4. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic Clear over decals - whats the trick?   

    Rob sounds to me like its the Solvents in paint that is causing the decals to clear. I had this happen to me recently and my usual thing to do is to mist the first couple of coats over the body and decals before I got into a heavier coat. Now keep in mine I am shooting Automotive Clear (typically PPG DCU2020 or Omni Plus Urethane's) over my stuff. I never had any trouble in the past with it. Except my issue recently and it was due to putting too heavy of a coat on at first for me. I would try waiting a little longer between coast to let the solvents flash off. You could also put the body under a head lamp, Now not to close so that you don't melt the body but enough that its a little warmer to help the paint dry a little quicker.
  5. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Fabrizio... Thanks man, I appreciate it.
    Danno... I know it is. Was Just really frustrated when I posted that.
    Bob... Thanks, It's not that I haven't dealt with any problems. the problem is I am running out of time and right now I have no extra time in order to get this done in time for a show. There is less than 2 Months... actually 7 weeks to be exact.
  6. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/12 tamiya williams fw14b and ferrari f190   

    I would love to have one of these 1/12 Tamiya kits. The Ferrari F189 is sweet. I don't have any of the Fujimi BMW but I do have a few Hasegawa and Tamiya race cars... Hasegawa Silk Cut Jag XJR-8, Hasegaway Castrol Jag XJR-9, Tamiya EPSO NSX - (but the Rims and Tires are missing in this one). I know I have a couple of other Group C race cars from Tamiya but would have to see which ones.
  7. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    I am at a point where I am so tired and fustrated  ove4 having these little hiccups that if I can't get it fixed the way i want then I probably won't go to DSC. 
  8. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Mike... I honestly don't know what I would do if they wanted one build. I have alot of time in it but building other one would go alot quicker then again I am trade to build some other builds besides another funny car at the moment. Well one idea would be if I was able to go visit the real car at Hendricks Motor sports and get all the reference pics I could but I know it's in Mr H's private collection so I probably wouldn't be able to even get close or see it.
    Brad... that could be done but wouldn't turn out all that great in my opinion printing it as an assembly.
    Bill... Thank you. .. it's getting closer thats for sure.
    Joe... thanks.. I am so ready to be done with this one.
    Bruce... thank you. There are moments that this build test's my patience for sure.
     
    Well guys it seems every time that I feel i am making good progress and moving forward, something happens and the build takes steps backwards... getting really tired of this happening every step of the way I feel like saying screw it and shelving it...
  9. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Throttle pedal - New Pics 2-16   

    Tim...Holy Schnikes my friend. That has to be one of best looking gas pedals. Looks like you already plated it too. You keep moving that bar up a few notches with every update. This weekend I think I need to pull my plating kit out and try to play around with it again because I really need to get it figured out. I have a few items that need to be plated. Hope I can have success like you did. Going to try your method for sure. Thanks for all of the inspiration and motivstion.
  10. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Art... thanks Brother. It's feeling good to be making progress.
  11. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    John... thanks man. No clue... lol.
    John C... Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I am ready to have this thing done. It's gone way longer than I was thinking but the lessons learned and the way it's turning out, I am actually happened with it so far. Hopefully very soon I can call it done.
    Paul... that light at the end of the tunnel ia getting brighter and I have less than 2 months now. Sorta scary to think about that... I really need to get my butt in gear and be doing work each day on it to get there... lol
  12. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Bob... thank you.
    John... thanks brother. It's exciting seeing the engine get closer to being done. I think you may need to start wearing depends if you are starting to poop your self.
    Brad... thanks man. It's getting fun again and I am hoping to pull a few more tricks out of the bag to make it look like the real thing.
    Dave... I take it you like.... lol 
    Tim... Thanks my friend. I am having fun again.
    Dave... thanks, I appreciate it.
    Jesse... LOL.. thanks, that's how I was feeling when I did the mock up and felt all of the hard work I have put into the engine has paid off.
     
  13. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 68 Camaro vinyl top outlaw updates 2/13/17   

    Tyrone... I think I have been living under a rock or something because some how I missed this thread. This is looking great and you are killing it with all of the little details. Nice job!!
  14. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic Monogram's Hemi Fiat - 1/32nd Scale   

    Brad... That is looking great with some color on the body. You are trucking along on this.
  15. Mooneyzs added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Alright Guys... I was able to get more bench time last night and it was very productive. I can say that I officially got the Manifold mounted for good and I also got the Valve Covers and Valve cover gaskets glued on as well. I feel like I hit a Milestone with just this because now that with every little piece going on the engine its all starting to come together and It's give me motivation seeing it more and more together. Ok I will shut up and show the pics now....lol
    Sorry for the not so great pics, I took them with my cell phone last night and was too lazy to retake pics to post

    Here is a shot of the manifold where I was trying to figure out which bolts I wanted to use, Nickle Plated or Brass:

     
    I ended up going with Nickle Plated and here is the Manifold along with the Manifold Gasket Bolted into place for the last and final time:

     
    Here is engine with the Valve Covers Glued on for good:

     
    Here is the Opposite side:

     
    And well this has to be my Favorite pic so far of the engine. I just had to mock it up with the Blower, Distributor and Idler pulley to get an idea of what it looked like together. The results made me smile: