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  1. Dave, thanks man.  I knew they'd be a challenge but I'm tickled with em' for sure.   I'll be in touch about a possible visit soon.   cheers

    Randy, Also a big thanks.  Love what you did on the Porsche engine.   To anyone stopping by here, be sure to visit Randy's new thread on his Porsche build under "WIPS"...........you won't be disappointed.   

  2. WOOF!   Silly good Randy.  Now, I want you to..............just kidding.  You set a super high bar all by yourself.  The entire engine just POPS.  The detail on the coil is a head turner in its own right and made me stare for a few minutes in and of itself.  Cheers sir!  

  3. Thank you as always fellas.  The pair are done.  What's left on them, fuels bowls, accelerator pump side detail, venturi's and final assembly / detailing them.  The biggest part of these are done and to think it only took me a couple months to get to this point.  Got a lot of ideas on how I want the manifold to look and how to make it.  Cheers, tim

    The pieces are not assembled, the pics are just for mock-up purposes.  There is still some clean-up to do as well before final assembly.

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  4. A great builder with great taste in cars.  This will be fun to watch Randy and I want to add to the fact that its so nice to see you back posting here.  The pump looks killer and when I looked at the engine I can't help but note that the "fan" in the shroud will look great in metal.  wink-wink.

    Seriously though, nice to have you back.  Tim

  5. some pics of the other carb parts sitting on the base that I just parted off.  Now onto the other so I can finish these up and get to the manifold.  As a note, these are all just resting one on top of the other so nothing has been glued/assembled yet.  Just a quick mock-up so I can see where I"m at.  cheers, tim

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  6. Thanks Joe & Jerry.  

    Dick, the reason is because I'm using end mills that are 1/64" that break when you just look at them.  The length of cut is the biggest issue because of the overall height of the part when cut off it makes it difficult if not impossible because of how short a 1/64" end mill is.  1/64" being .4mm approx. 


  7. Appreciate all of those that continue to visit and also post to this thread. Running out the door but I wanted to quickly share the 1st of 2 carb bases.  Between drawing it up and milling it, about 15 hours or so.  As much time drawing it as milling.  2nd one should go much quicker.  I'll share pics of them parted off and completed as a set.  Oh so close on getting these carbs finally done.  cheers, tim

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    Here you can see 4 of the 6 bleed/adj. screw holes on the fuel bowl side of the plate.  The other two are on each end of the base.

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  8. I just stumbled upon this thread and enjoyed every single comment.  After a bit of pondering the original statement, I would sum it up as "you know it when you see it".    It might only be a single part or 2 on a model (any kind or type) or it might be the entire model.  It's one of the reasons i enjoy the forum because there are so many different types of builds here and I can appreciate them all.    Cheers, tim

  9. To Mike - David - Brad - Dave (comp1839) - Francis and John, thank you so much for your acknowledgements.  It was a fun & rewarding build.

    Dann Oh - All I can say is what I posted earlier.  Class organization and a very well run show.  I wish all of you the best and thank you for the invite to next years DSC 17 contest.  It would be a treat to meet the members and other modelers as well. 

    UKDave - So nice to see that drag racing in the UK is going strong. I visited your site and it was fun going through all the photos (and there are a LOT!! ) I saw cars and body styles I've never seen before.  Very cool.  I saw the link you posted (thank you for sharing the Bantam with your friends too)  and their comments.  Please tell Nick Davis that I had visited his links to his car many times over the several years I was building the Bantam and doing research on various Bantam Altereds.   "HAVOC" is one beautiful & beast of a car.  

    Cheers to All!  Tim

  10. Today I received a wonderful package from the members of the Cactus Car Modelers for their recently hosted on-line contest the Desert Scale Classic.   I am more than impressed with the quality of the awards themselves and of course the recognition that the Bantam received.  I'm not sure who designed the trophies or picked the colors etc. but I can share that they're simply beautiful.  This bespeaks the kind of club and organization they are.  I want to say THANK YOU to all the members for going out of their way to host the event when everything else was cancelled.  It was easy to enter and fun to boot.  Hopefully there will be more like it.  Cheers!  Tim

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  11. Mad skills Mark.  Taking an end-mill to the manifold..........well, that had to be interesting to say the least.  Nicely done of course.  Keep sharing the steps / processes you're doing along the way, they're greatly appreciated.   cheers, tim

  12. Dave, is that english you're speaking?   appreciate your post as always!

    Francis, thanks sir, I've got it figured out now.....couple more interesting TINY parts to make but today's pics have me pretty enthused on how it's going to look when done. 

    1st pic shows the 4 bodies I just completed with the barrels nestled on each end.  The other pics show the tops in place (just lined up by eye, nothing is permanent yet)  I'll make a simple jig to secure the pieces together, glue it up and deck the tops one last time on the mill for a perfectly flat surface. Some of the bodies are off in height by .12mm ......after that, I'll make the last big component which is the base plate for each.  Then all the myriad bits and pieces.  Thanks in advance for checking out my progress!   tim

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