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  1. The paint looks oh so right Josh. As does the rest of the build. congrats on a clean build. tim
  2. Gorgeous car Michael...super super clean build and gorgeous paint everywhere. The engine looks fantastic. Thanks for posting. Cheers, Tim
  3. Anton & Jason nice to see two posts from from around the world.........never visited Sweden or New Zealand but they're on the bucket list. Hopefully some day. I got the plenums done and did a mock-up last evening. Nothing is glued/soldered assembled just yet other than the carbs themselves. I'll machine the bottom of the manifold / cover next and turn the injector tubes down in brass and finally do the carb / plenum adapter plates in aluminum. When assembled I'll media blast it as I said and paint / detail it. Bunch of pics to give a great idea of what it will look like. cheers, tim the half-round tube in the center is to ensure the intakes themselves didn't fall over while taking the pics. obviously won't be there.
  4. You're off to a great start. Good looking paint Dan. cheers, tim
  5. Nice look Charlie..........and you're oh so right on dimensions (the lack of Ford) can't machine it if you don't have something sound to go by. I wish I had Dave's (comp1839) ability to draw accurate dimensions to work from. His look like something DaVinci would draw. Keep up the great work. Tim
  6. Very nicely done and it presents so well. congrats on a nice build. tim
  7. Some nice scratch-building for sure. cheers, tim
  8. It looks so right Roger, the pics outside do it justice. congrats! tim
  9. Roger, great car / story most certainly. I'll be following. Now my admission, I was in my early 20's scraping by and owned a FOUR door pea green soup hornet with the tartan interior. yes, I admit that. Funny the memories that come back. The 2 door was a MUCH better looking car. Good luck on your build. cheers, tim
  10. No words..........love the pics and illustrations. Still one of the best threads here. cheers, tim
  11. Chris, you're taking waaayyy too long.....come on man and post the new stuff, it's been more than a year since we've heard from you....... Charlie, you'll have a tougher time keeping up with Francis.........I'm MUCH slower than he is......Cheers too! tim (lordgodbob) - I think it's a pretty cool set-up too. The gentleman that shared his with me (so I could get the necessary dimensions to machine them) offered to sell it to me but it was a bit out of my price range. thanx! Claude, I'll certainly wouldn't go that far but I am pleased with it. There were parts of the Bantam that I learned a lot from and thought that I'd go a "simpler" route..........seems that's not going to be the case here either..........oh well. thanks for checking in! Josh, nice to see a new post too and that you're interested in the car. Hope you like the rest. Hakan, thanks sir......everytime I see your post or reply I remember the time I visited Finland............wonder country & people. cheers, tim Francis.....keep her going man. I'm following your posts even though I don't respond with each new pic............thanks for the sentiments too. Joe, yes you MUST post more and show more progress ( funny huh coming from me ) I need all the ideas I can get. cheers Dave, been some time since I've seen your post/reply. Thanks and I am glad you found this thread. The manifold is the last step / part I'm making for the engine and then it's done. I'm going to make an engine stand to display / have it out of the car as an fyi. Still plenty to do though. cheers, tim Hi Fellas, today's solitary pic gives an idea of the direction I'm taking the manifold. From this pic you can't see how off center the carb/stacks are. It was visible to the naked eye if that tells you anything. So I went back, checked my numbers/drawing and sure enough, the manifold "log" angle was off by 1 (yes, ONE) degree. I machined it and test fit the bugger and now it's absolutely perfect. Amazing after all this time of doing this what 1 degree looks like. The tubes fit into a scrap plenum that i made........it's too short by about .5mm overall. That too shows up to my eye so I'll cut / drill the pair so they're a better length. I know this might seem silly but when I'm doing something like this that I've not done before, no matter what the drawings say, sometimes you just have to tweek it "that little bit more" to make it right. I'll cut the other "log" by a degree tomorrow and finish both plenums. Then the manifold base is up and this will be pretty much done. I will have 2 plenum adapter plates that go between the plenums and carbs to finish it all off.............cheers one and all, tim
  12. I promise to respond to each of you later today. For now I'm simply posting a few pics of the start of the plenums for the manifold. I've included a pic to give you some idea of the direction I'm going with the manifold. They look like teeny torpedoes or something right now. They'll get cut in half and drilled (that should be interesting to do) and comprise the bottom half of the plenum itself. I'm going to try to put a PE Ford logo on the sides of them as well, more later. cheers and thanks again everyone! tim Sorry for the quality of this pic.......the plenum design was part of a manifold for a 351Cleveland btw that had twin Autolite's on it.
  13. Finally got something off the mill now that I've started the manifold. I made some mistakes along the way and learned how fragile this part is after spending 3 1/2 hours yesterday making one and having it bend while machining it. Without sharing too much yet on the overall design, I really wanted the curvature that you see on the manifold "log" (as I call them) Some imagination and trial and error and I got 1 done to my liking. The drivers side "log" is bent as you can see from the pick and is junk, but I had to put it next to the other that turned out. cheers, tim some of the experiments in the foreground. a better view of the curvature I wanted to maintain the piece of brass is scrap that is supporting the log. I just wanted to be sure the dimensions were proper. I wanted to an "experimental" intake for the car in tune with the whole build theme. The manifold logs look like an injection style manifold but I came across several intake pics of the Autolite carbs that used a similar style. Not counting nuts and bolts, I think there will be 14 or 15 parts to it when completed.
  14. A lot of attention to detail Kurt......really shows. cheers, tim
  15. Thank you Lorne for the sentiment you've shared. I'm getting anxious to see all these beautiful sub-assemblies on the truck. Granted I'm sure not as much as you are, but it's certainly shaping up to be a gorgeous build. cheers, tim
  16. Charlie, I'm just sitting here scratchin' my head try to figure out how you do TWO involved large scale projects at once. You have brain reserves I can only dream of. btw, super nice work on this car too!! cheers, tim
  17. Thank you Chris but you really need to read my notes.........waiting on YOUR new build post sir...........hint-hint-hint............... Randy - wrong count sir.......150 total parts of the 2 carbs combined.........75 each....sorry to confuse! Sure seemed like 300 each though..... Too funny Bruce, and thanks once more for following along. Bob, also a big thanks.........regarding your comment, it's a sickness I think I have. I can't imagine anyone else would bother or take the time I put into these 2 carbs. Sometimes I get too far into the trees as they say. Charlie, having checked out and admired your work as well, I will certainly be looking forward to your Boss build as well. Cheers fellas!
  18. Charlie, I can just tell Charles you're having fun with this one and I've always been a big fan of Mustang fastbacks......Certainly appreciate the kind words too. cheers, tim
  19. That'll put a smile on anyone's face. Kudos to you Francis. cheers, tim
  20. Hey Eric, been far too long since I checked on your progress. Man have you been busy. Every time I see the title of this build "Advanced Custom Version" I chuckle as it's becoming more and more an understatement. The car is wickedly cool. Nice touch to add the LED lights as well. cheers, tim
  21. Thanks for sharing your pics John. These show ALL the detail you put into it. Nice. Now it's time to get back to work on the Monocoque Mustang Funny.............hint-hint..........
  22. Fun to check in on your progress. More please. Cheers, tim
  23. Thank you Jim. Hope you like the rest of it. cheers, tim
  24. Hi Francis, I like the update, they're going to really complement the carbs. Have you thought about possibly media blasting the bowls? You'd get a color & texture (cast) that looks like the fuel pump drive I did on the Bantam. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll provide the media blast air brush and material I've used. It's not expensive either. Cheers, Tim
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