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  1. Nice update Joe. I continue to check on your progress and your approach to things. Most helpful indeed. Cheers, Tim
  2. I finished machining the fuel bowls. I've got 8 parts to put on each to finish them but I wanted to do a quick mock-up to see where I'm at. 5 picks, nothing is permanently attached as of these pics. I have to make some small bits and pieces (tubing etc.) and a simple jig to line each carb up for the assembly. Moving along though and I'm happy with em'. When completely detailed, they should be worthy of the engine. Cheers, Tim The 2 small pieces in the foreground of the pics are the fuel bowls machined in steel. The contrast on the carbs of the fuel bowls and acc. pump bodies should add a nice complement to them. cheers, tim accelerator pump side of the carb fuel bowl side of the carb
  3. Too funny Dave.......isn't that always the case. I did get a pair done & early next week I'll show all four with the bits and pieces attached. They're looking pretty good and they're fitting up perfectly to the main bodies of the carbs very well. soooo close. cheers, tim
  4. Codi

    427 cobra

    I really like the paint like everyone else but that mock-up with the wheels/tires under it.............well, when you get a bit bogged down or need a pick-me-up, find that pic and I'm sure you'll be right back at it. It's going to be a stunning build. cheers, tim
  5. Thank you Ray, Brad, Dave, Francis, Art, Chris & Joe!!! I thought I'd have the first fuel bowl to share yesterday but I got the first one made (turned out well too I thought) and while finishing cleaning it up........b-i-n-g! my dremel caught it and sent it flying never to be seen again. It was one of those teeny parts that I would never admit how much time/effort went into it. It's somewhere on the floor mocking me along with the other lost parts I've made over the years. Saturday I'm determined to get 1 if not 2 done and then have some pics to share. Gotta make 4 of them too. Cheers fellas!
  6. Those are all beautiful Noel. You have every reason to be proud of each and every one. Cheers, Tim
  7. I've been away too long and had 5 pages to get caught up on Steve. Truly enjoyed the progress you made in that time. This is going to be an absolutely gorgeous build when it's finished. Cheers, Tim
  8. Codi

    427 cobra

    I had a good chuckle Bruce when I read your comment about putting the MFH Porsche aside for now "intense"......then I see what you're doing here with the Cobra. To think that you think THIS isn't intense...........shaking my head. I like what you've done already but this kit looks as challenging as any. Cheers, Tim
  9. Well, if Marks building it, I'm following. The C5 was never my favorite vette, but this is certainly no C5. Great looking lines and details already Mark. You've proven to be quite the craftsman no matter what the scale or subject. Cheers, Tim
  10. Wonderful to see how you''re approaching this project Roger. Well thought out for sure. I'll certainly follow along as well. Cheers, Tim
  11. Dave & Joe......thanks for checking in. Longest break from the bench since I took up modeling again. That "life" thing..........This week I did get the 4 accelerator pumps done and finally I have the fuel bowls to do. In total , each carb will comprise 61 parts (122 total) give or take a few parts. The pump is comprised of the machined plates (I did those in steel) and the round portion you see with the twin flanges in the center started as R.B. Motion rivets. I decked each, cut a groove down the middle (.010") and then cut the sides of each. I made extras as I know I'm going to drop and lose some during assembly. The last pic is of the fuel bowls that will comprise 7 parts each. Making these last 2 components of the carbs has been as challenging as the oil pump I made earlier for this engine. fyi, the length of the acc. pump plate itself is less than 4.0mm. I can't wait now to get these done so I can try out my ideas for the manifold. Cheers fellas, Tim The pump bases need a little clean-up on the edges yet...........thought I got it all, apparently not. Taking pics of these tiny parts is difficult.......I've included 3 pics of them in total even though they seem redundant.....some of the parts are in better focus 1 pic versus another....... The fuel bowls that will be on deck.
  12. Steady and wonderful progress Francis. Thanks again for sharing your methods.....we can all learn from others and I've learned from you as well. Cheers, Tim
  13. Twice as much fun Francis. I finally sat down to check out the forum for the first time in a bit and wanted to see how your pick-up was coming along..........and of course, saw this build too. NICE to say the least. Had a smile after seeing how you did a few things (thanks for sharing and some ideas I got from them). Kudos sir. Cheers, Tim
  14. btw, I must correct myself Chris, it is obviously chassis number 43 not 21 as I noted earlier. Chassis 21 was not a long tail even though it had the Hippie livery. The 43 being your long tail (the prettier of the 2 IMO). The engine shots you have on this page of your thread show the coloration of the injector & fan shroud I was referring to. Unpainted fiberglass by the factory and the resin in the glass gives it that shade/coloration I believe. Hope this helps. It REALLY is looking great. You've made tremendous progress! cheers, tim
  15. I had to share this. Just made the record on Wed, August 12th. If the link doesn't work, just to go bangshift.com and see the article & lots of pics there. https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/speed-demon-continues-to-dominate-the-headlines-and-bonneville-record-books/ THANK YOU TJ for the tip too...............
  16. Thank you for taking the time to record and post the videos Tiago. Progressing very nicely. cheers, tim
  17. First time I've visited your thread Kenneth and must say it's quite impressive. I certainly admire your approach/attitude towards building too. congrats on a job well done. cheers, tim
  18. Wonderful pics Bruce. I love the lone where you have the engine in the car and the wheels/tires in front for a quick mock-up. Very purposeful. Your paint is phenomenal btw. cheers, tim
  19. Man there sure are a lot of interesting and wonderful builds in this category right now and yours, Chris, is another one. Great work! cheers, tim
  20. Man does that color "pop" Wayne. Looks great on the car. cheers, tim
  21. Steve, wonderful updates since I last checked in. The polishing of the body is just like the interior...........in that the scale and detail throughout are just perfection. Your paint always looks great but I've always admired the depth of it. It always appear "in scale". Polishing paint like that must be a bit nerve wracking worrying about burning through it somewhere. Like the "thought I'd throw some carpet on the door panel while I was at it".........that's an after thought for most and again I look at it and the scale you achieved and it just brings the door panel to life. Nicely done sir! cheers, tim
  22. Just a big ol' smile on my face of this post.....you nailed those (of course) 100%. Just 1 question Mark, how strong are the resin joints? I know you mentioned the brass inserts so they're most for the visual? The latest pic also shares that nice clean finish to the spoiler. A a lot of work and attention went into that as well. cheers, Tim
  23. Really enjoy the body changes you've made to the car Steve. The headlights look much better down low IMO and the rear fenders really change the look of the car (for the better). Awesome start! cheers, tim
  24. Hi Chris, I am fortunate to have several comprehensive historical books on the Porsche 917. Two were authored in Germany. The "bible" on this car IMO was written by Walter Naher. "Porsche 917, Archive and Works Catalogue". 575 pages with too many one of a kind pics of the cars developed and raced from 1968 to 1975. Unfortunately the book is out of print. There are new copies available on Amazon. They're $910. U.S. - and are printed in German/English. The Hippie car was chassis 21. It was part of the initial homologation (spelling?) of 25 cars that they produced to get them certified. All pics of these cars being assembled and in various stages of construction show a matte black chassis. Some chassis parts were left bare but the vast majority of the chassis was black. Your chassis assembly is just phenomenal. This is going to look so cool when completed. Keep her going man! Cheers, Tim
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