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Codi

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About Codi

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Harrisburg
  • Full Name Tim Hoagland

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  1. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Pete, you mean keep up with Randy, he's in a league all his own.  
    So, a gas cap is useless unless it has a tank to plug.  Originally I fabricated a brass tear drop style tank for the build but after doing more than a few mock-ups, I just didn't care for the "cyclops" effect and was concerned that it might take away from the front of the car.  So the new design was a traditional radiator grille with a tank built into it.  The polished aluminum piece is the tank with a corner radius on the top & sides and front and back. The tank is 5.0mm wide and the grille is 3.4mm.  I wanted the tank to protrude front and rear for effect and I thought the radius on the corners would add something too.  I didn't have any 3.4mm brass strip so you'll see in the first pick that I machined some to proper width.  The top portion of the grill I machined in brass and drilled the hole for the fuel neck.  Soldered & cleaned it up up.  I'll leave the tank polished aluminum and the grill (in brass) I'll paint to match the body which will be Kandy Red & Gold as per the pics I posted earlier.  I think that adding some color to the front end of the chassis will give some "balance" too.  So, if anyone has a need for a copper fuel tank, let me know.   Cheers, Tim





  2. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Thank you everyone.  
    Pete, I tapped / drilled it with 1-72.   The tank neck is 3/32" brass as an fyi.     Started work on the grille / tank.  cheers, tim
  3. Codi added a post in a topic 69 pro mod chevelle, update 9/11 Chassis updated   

    Lucky you Brad, we're just going to have to wait patiently for some more of Paul's progress pics but I'm not complaining that's for sure.  Nicely done Paul.  cheers, tim
  4. Codi added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 9/17/2017 - Completed Water Jacks   

    Annnnnddddd, another one is off the list.  Nice job on those Chris, is there anything you can't draw / print?  I'm starting to wonder.  Nice to see you back at the bench sir!   cheers, tim
  5. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Thank you Peter and for following along too. 
    Today I took a little time at the bench and made a functioning gas cap.  Don't ask me why cause i have no reason other than I wanted to see if I could.  There were 3 pieces I made.  The cap itself, the threaded cap neck which I drilled out in the center & soldered it to the cap. Lastly the filler tube was tapped to accept the cap. I'll solder the filler tube into the tank but that's for next week.  I added a micro rubber gasket which does a suitable job of replicating a gasket.  cheers, Tim



     
  6. Codi added a post in a topic 1/16 Beach City Corvette: On the bench 8/19/17   

    Hi John, it was nice speaking with you yesterday and I just know we'll get a killer update in the next few days.  I know you have some more things up your sleeve for this car.  cheers, tim
  7. Codi added a post in a topic 1/16 Beach City Corvette: On the bench 8/19/17   

    Hi John, it was nice speaking with you yesterday and I just know we'll get a killer update in the next few days.  I know you have some more things up your sleeve for this car.  cheers, tim
  8. Codi added a post in a topic REAR ENGINE DUSTER F/C - Beginnings - 8/27/17   

    Hello Joe, so whatcha been doin'?   It's been 3 weeks now and I was really looking forward to a new posting by now.  You know I like those rear engine funny cars and like what you're doing here.  How about some new pics man.   cheers, tim
  9. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Whoa. Thanks to each of you that have, or haven't posted comments on the build but continue following along.  Your interest in the car means a lot as your comments make clear how much you appreciate what I'm trying to create with this car.  My original goal was to complete it around Labor Day but it's obvious that has slipped by 8 months or so as best as I can figure right now.  I'll push towards completion so I can get back on & finish the "Henry" project.    Sincerely, Tim
  10. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Thanks so much for the positive comments guys.  I owe a pic of the small clamping device that I use from time to time to bend certain tubing & rod.  They have one for sale on MicroMark as well as Rio Grande Jewelry supply.  Prices are around $18. for the cheapest and more than $299. for the best of the rest.  I didn't spend even $40. if memory serves.  It can expand by using the knob on the side and has steel dowel pins to set the bends wherever you want to.  You can even set them up at different angles, you just have to be creative with it.  A pic of the brake calipers with a bit of color on them too.  The nuts/bolts & fittings will really set them off I believe.   cheers, tim


     
  11. Codi added a post in a topic What I've been up to...   

    Stunning chrome work Peter and the paint & baremetal foil work are even more spectacular.  That is some talent right there.   cheers, tim
  12. Codi added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New pics 2/13/17   

    Okay Randy, since you said it so nicely, I'll wait........patiently.............you have until November 1st to post though.   tee-hee.   tim
  13. Codi added a post in a topic '25 Chopped Coupe - Street Rod   

    That's shaping up really nicely Brad.  I like those bomber seats too. Nice work.  Tim
  14. Codi added a post in a topic A pair of Bugatti Type 50B engines   

    Hey there Pete, nice to see an update.  To be fair though, even though I admire the build in desk (of which I wouldn't ever contemplate making) I really like the engine parts you're doing.  Don't forget to post pics of your "in progress" pics too.  Cheers, Tim
  15. Codi added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New Fuel Tank - New Pics 9-19   

    Hey Leonard, nice to hear from you, how about some posts on what you've been working on.  Love your work sir.  
    Chris, I'll count you as a fan.  This forum has quite a few outstanding builders and for those just visiting the site, well, I think they're going to be staring at their computer screen for a long long time getting caught up on previous posts throughout the site.   You HAVE to start that new thread now on the dragster planning you're doing. Talk to you soon I'm sure.  
    Today I spent time assembling my "Frankenstein" magneto.  As I posted above, I media blasted the bottom portion of the body and painted it flat black. The distributor cap is semi-gloss black from Tamiya.  I modified the knurled part for the "coil" wire as it enters the body.  The smallest, trickiest thing to make were the twin distributor "straps".   I really wanted to add that particular detail and I believe they're pretty close to accurate. They're only .5mm wide and 1.5mm in overall length.  I'll either go with red or blue plug wires I believe and add ProTech distributor boots.  Cheers, Tim