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    Mark D. Jones

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  1. Thank you Nigel! I turned my attention back the carbs and added brass tubing to the intake for positive locating of the Webers. I used the one I test grew to double check alignment.
  2. While I was able to engineer in the correct angles for the intake manifold to mate to the block and heads when I designed it; the printer left too much slag on the bottom surfaces and I had to fixture it up in my mill to cut those angles for a proper fit. This material is very brittle and I was relieved that it took the vise and milling as well as it did. I also added a couple more magnets to it. The block received two more magnets too. As well as brass tubing under the thermostat housing and the distributor to positively locate and align the manifold.
  3. Thanks guys! Actually I've done several hundred Hot Wheels customs Gary, I even used to work for Hot Wheels/Mattel.
  4. A reworked Hot Wheels. Fresh paint and custom decals.
  5. The radius rods in the kit are clunky chromed plastic with C type snap "fittings". And they are somewhat flexible. I drew up adjustable rod ends and joints and printed some out. I printed one set assembled together for the rear joints to make mocking it up and sizing the rods easier. The main radius rods are steel rod and the receivers for the control links are brass rod.
  6. That tank is definitely a '76. Love those thumpers. I had a '75 XL250 with a 350 piston kit to make it a 305 and a super high lift Webcam. My riding buddy had a twin to yours and he kept it immaculate. That was a good looking bike. Yes, a model of that would be great, especially in 1/12 for me...
  7. Nice work on those A pillars. Looks like a '76 XL 250?
  8. I just built one a couple weeks ago. (It's here somewhere...) The interior and chassis are blue like the rear of the exterior.
  9. I think it has a steep initial learning curve, but full immersion helped me catch on relatively quickly. Plus I needed to learn it for work. First print of the full manifold. Test printed the carb parts at the same time. In the end it looks like I'll have to machine hardware for them like usual. Although I was half surprised the lower linkage and springs grew…
  10. Once I knew the base of the manifold fit the engine I added the runners and flanges.
  11. Thanks Trevor, it's easy to lose a few days drawing these parts up, but it is rewarding too. Sure is nice having access to real parts too...
  12. You're welcome. But I suspect you're having more fun punking the members here with your pretend game than wanting to change your "style".
  13. Thanks Trevor! I designed a Weber 48 IDA carb in SolidWorks. I might have gone a little overkill, but sometimes those details print well. Even though I made the springs and hardware I'll probably print the master without some of those details and machine them in metal like usual. Linkages that can barely be seen… The screen is a separate part too. Idle and mixture screws with springs.
  14. Why don't you post some in-progress photos so the people here can give you some tips in time for you to use them? If you truly want to improve, all you need to do is ask if there's a better or different way to get the results before going too far. You obviously can see these things since you point them out on the finished models. After all, there's no need to keep finishing models that you admit you wished had come out better when there's so much knowledge here ready to be shared.
  15. I also made the license plate…
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