eferrari

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  • Scale I Build 1/24~1/25

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  • Location East Amherst, New York
  • Full Name Ron Berke

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  1. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    Michael,

    Appreciate your interest. Wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you did on those wheels. Your Bantam Fuel Altered is sure coming along nicely.
    The hardware I use is from both Scale Hardware .08mm for valve covers, and RB Motion (Socket Head #1711) for the blower end covers . I also used RB Motion spark plugs and recessed them in the valve covers so just the tip was showing. I used a little larger black wire I had and split the copper wire out. RB Motions also makes spark plug, but for the life of me I was unable to find a adhesive. I also would recommend getting the Irwin 61 to 81 drill set. Irwin/Hansen for the money I have found them a very good drill set. Because you are in Europe it would not be worth it to purchase aluminum from here in the U.S. Not having a mill, I use 2011 which machinist call cheese. I am going try 6061 but I only have a dremel tool and floor grinder and large set of vintage files. So I struggle to get things square. My sources are McMaster Carr and BobDude6061 on eBay. The idler arm and pulley I needed to make myself,but the other two pulleys and belt are from MAS that Ted handles.

    Best,
    Ron

    mcmaster Carr .com

    6061dude

    rbmotion.com

    scalehardware.com/

    tedsmodelingmarketplace.com/


  2. eferrari added a post in a topic Pocher 1931 Alfa Romeo 2300 Monza   

    Harry,

    Great job on the Pocher Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. Your work on the Pocher really came out "museum-quality."

    Your Pocher brought back fond memories. Back in 1971, my late dad and I built-up this same Pocher Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 Mona with the wire wheels. It was a early kit. The parts came in clear plastic box containers. My last year in high school, I had a job at K-Mart in 1975 and to my amazement, the Pocher kits were selling in the store. The manager knew I was a model builder, and asked how I thought the kits would sell. One customer actually went store-to-store with a trailer, buying them up!

    Much continued success with your large-scale models.

    Best,
    Ron
  3. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    Michael,

    Wonderful job on your Nostalgic 33 Willy's and the progress you are making on your Bantam Fuel Altered. Thanks for viewing the engine
    and Lenco Transmission.

    Harry,

    Great job on the vintage models the Pocher Alfa Romeo, and Bugatti. Thanks for your input on my engine.

    Best,
    Ron
  4. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    Here are some other images of the engine, crankshaft bearing support, idler arm and pulley and construction of the and Lenco transmission concept. After making the first Lenco, I was incorrect and this would need to be scraped. The magnesium cases were all the same size. The one image I am providing shows the same concept, but I used a single precision aluminum ground rod to simulate the three cases. The difference can be seen be seen with both images.

    Thanks for your interest
    Ron


  5. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    John,
    Thank you for your compliment on my work. It much appreciated.

    Randy,

    I saw both of your models on the GSL site on you-tube,"Adventures in Soldering:The Ford GT40 Project and your Rat Rod tow-truck on top
    of that Machinest Chest. Randy you belong in that elite group of modelers here in the U.S.

    I am humbled by your comments about my engine and transmission work. Much continued success on your two projects.

    Best,
    Ron


  6. eferrari added a post in a topic The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine   

    Thanks for the feedback Mike, Clayton, Carl and Todd. Here are a couple more images.








  7. eferrari added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine
    The Construction of my 426 Supercharger Hemi Alcohol Engine

    Construction began with the block proceeded to the heads and blower manifold. A Kobelco supercharger was made. I used valve cover made by Scale Repro Plus which I modified with bolts. The block and heads, blower manifold and oil pan were all made using the softest aluminum possible. This is 2011. The injection system is all scratch built from aluminum stock, barrel valve, injector hat block, manifold block, fuel pump system and alternator with a Crank support. This engine is running a electrical water pump scratch built large capacity oil pump connected to a high volume oil filter. The bird catcher is a modified Scale Repro Plus. The ProMag body is by Terry at MAS,as are the top and bottom pulleys. They are modified all modified with socket head by RB Motion. The blower cover for the front and back are all done with socket heads detail. The idler pulley and bracket are scratch done with bolts and nuts. The crank support is all scratch built. The alternator is by Terry at MAS. The belts are from Model Car Garage. The trigger wheel is by Scott at Futurattraction. The blower belt is from Terry at MAS.


    Construction of Lenco CS 1 Transmission

    With the exception of the shifter levers and the rod towers by Scott the remainder of the Lenco is from scratch. I decided to do the manual over the servo tower style.

    Thanks for your interest.



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  8. eferrari added a post in a topic Jim Clark Museum   

    Art,

    Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction.

    I like so many others wish I had the opportunity to meet Jim Clark.

    I was fortunate to meet Denny Hulme at Watkins Glen. My late dad had the camera ready. What a humble man. I also met Phil Hill, Jacky, Ickx,
    Stirling Moss. (Sir. Stirling).

    Best,
    Ron

  9. eferrari added a topic in General   

    Jim Clark Museum
    A racing gentleman, Jim Clark, perished forth-eight years ago today, April 7th.
    A museum is in the works in his memory.



    Jim Clark Museum - Promoting the legacy of Jim Clark

    Ron Berke
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  10. eferrari added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    2015 Grand National Roadster Show, Set-up
    Found some piks of the set-up at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Ca.

    Credit for images to Autoweek

    http://autoweek.com/gallery/car-life/photo-roadster-show-setup-day

    Ron
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  11. eferrari added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - New Pics 7-30   

    Tim,
    Your work is quite astonishing. I did go into your FOTKI account that you had on page 1 of the Henry J. The progress that you are keeping on this build is great.

    Ron
  12. eferrari added a post in a topic Adventures in Soldering: The GT40 Project new pics 5/19   

    Hi Randy,

    I couldn't find my first response to your wonderful brass soldering GT40 project---Randy. your work is a real Masterpiece. I love that one image with the Hot Rod wrecker off to the side. It looks like a life-size garage. Thanks again for all the help that you've given me in the past.

    Much continued success with this project,

    Ron
  13. eferrari added a post in a topic Hawk Midget Replica in Brass   

    Hi Art,

    Your knowledge---from a 40 Willy's-to-now a Midget racer in brass no less---is quite impressive. Much continued success.

    Ron
  14. eferrari added a post in a topic 71 Cuda, all aluminum hemi   

    Art,
    I find your explanation unbelievable for this reason, My praise of Bill's work appeared for over ONE MONTH and then it was TRASHED. In between my post, Bill sure had the time to respond to whom he wanted to.


    Seasons Greetings Art


    Ron Berke

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    Members 2,635 posts Location:Richmond Mo, Full Name:Bill Davis Posted 17 November 2014 - 02:28 PM
    Hi Lewis, thanks so much for taking 3 hours out of your life to go through the entire thread, your comment is very humbling, thank you

    Chris, thanks to you also for taking the time to go through, I appreciate the kind words

    I agree Kevin, updated mean progress, thanks for checking in

    Hi Jake, man that would be pretty cool to start it up huh, thanks for checking in

    thanks Hemi, can't have too many Hemi guys around, might have to do that someday, thanks for looking at the progress

    Hey John, hope all is good your way, thanks brother, I think Randy take more breaks than me LOL, but I'm sure he is not sitting on front of the T.V. like me, he is doing some thing else COOL

    Edited by vintagedragfan, 17 November 2014 - 02:35 PM.