Thanks John. I usually cut the printing plate with a small sharp scissors or at times, depending on the intricacies of the cuts, I use an X-Acto by going over the indented cut several times. If you try to cut it with one pass, you'll end up with misshapen metal. I always smooth the edges with several different grades of sanding disks and remove the burr. If you take some time, this stuff polishes up to a mirror shine.
Thanks Michael. I'm not sure I've mentioned this to you before but I use a lot of really small wires that are intended for tying up flies for fishing. They come in a variety of colors and thicknesses and are fairly readily available. I would think you'd be able to source some locally over there, the birth of flyfishing.
Last night was spent on getting the dash complete and installed. On the right side is a '60s style tach from Detail Master. The left side has a couple of switches and all of these are twisted together and wired to the rear of the engine. The steering box is painted with metalizer and ready for install tonight.
And a few more progress pictures showing a few other items of interest. Since the engine is now mounted, I plumbed up the gas lines to the rear mounted fuel pump.
Next up is the metal dash / bracket that will hold the steering box and tach. The center hole is for the steering box and the tach one is yet to be punched. Showing front and back. Tabs will be glued to the underside of the frame crossbar. This will get some cleaning up and removing the burrs.
And finally I built a handle for the right side of the cockpit from a heavier gauge printing plate.
That's all for now. I was planning on working on the seat belt but I see they were grey in the original so I need to see if I can find a grey Sharpie. The work continues. Thanks for following along.
Finally some concentrated bench time and a number of small things worked on and a few completed. First up is the gas pedal. I had made an extra when I build my Altered Ego project so all I had to do was mount it in place. As you can see, its made entirely from printing plate. I also wired up the linkage to the Holborn injectors. Still need to work on the return spring. Here's a couple of pictures. The first two show the pedal and the last one shows the linkage.