Probably less with setting the gap but more importantly indexing the plugs so they all set towards the correct valve once seated into the head. LOL
So Chris you need to add little washers on each plug.
Great work bud, keep plunging away with your project so I can see some more updates!
Joe, if you have already cleared your tubs and the polyurethane has hardened on top, the decals are not coming off with Hot Water. That is like a hard candy coating that will only come off with a lacquer thinner or some sort of solvent.
I have never tried it and not sure if it will work, but since it is a much smaller part then 1/10th scale.. that I use to work with. Try the Purple Power, based on another RC Car forum I use to be on all the time... They are saying it will not affect your CA Glue at all, so they shouldn't fall apart on you.
So you should be safe, I can't say for sure as I have never tried it.
That pic of the red car is Mike Coopers 63 Pontiac Tempest. I actually talked to he and his wife a couple years back when he was just getting into the pro mod scene at the Super Chevy in Topeka Kansas. He was doing some test runs nice car and a hole s### load of money in that carbon fiber body.
Bill I Would have thought you would have milled out each chassis rail and mill each cross member from aluminum. I am thinking you should cut the doors and trunk lid open and mold them from the same aluminum you used on your hood.
Instead of the Boyd Alumicoupe, I am thinking the Bill Davis AlumaCuda!
Your clutch can came out great, much better the second time with the rounded edge. Looks like you are coming right a long with using your lathe. I may have missed it, did you decide to hollow it our as well? The Air shifter pods look great on the tranny.
Keep them updates coming.. Makes me want to get cracking on mine again!
Thanks Guys for the interest! Unfortunately the rest of the year for me, I will have to put my stuff on the Back Burner for now.
Joe/Chris, I haven't forgotten about this project. Just have been extremely busy with Work (traveling) and doing some side work things. Been working on another Chassis and based on the way it is going together I may have to push this one to the side and start over. I think that if I do start over, I am going to stretch out the body to the proper 115" wheelbase and build a new chassis. LOL
I broke down and spent my hard earned money on some new tools, and must say buying the attachments and the cutting bits has been my nemesis! Because I would start a project and find that I didn't have the attachment or cutting bit needed. Then would have to wait.... such a pain in the neck!
Since early August. I broke down and purchased a Sherline Lathe and a nice Grizzly shop mill. So I have been working on multiple projects for my car ranging from new wheels to rear end parts. Thanks to "VintageDragfan - Bill" and another KC Slammer member, I have all the great support to really push my talents hopefully to that next level.
The blue and white isn't a tri five original color. I know you have done many in black. My suggestion would be to go with that aqua/teal color and white like an original 57. IMHO The blue just doesn't fit the classic car well.