What a great show! It was my first, certainly not my last. I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with Rommel Robinson, John Teresi, Brad Norgaard, Art Laski, Chris Sobak and many others. Some really awesome builds on the tables. Thanks to Danno and his lovely wife for opening their house to us. The BBQ and the company were great. THANK YOU!!!
Thanks, guys, for letting this "born-again" modeler hang out with you all!
Anyone check the flat head Ford firing order, 15863372. It should be 15486372, the same as the y-block Ford. I guess MSD doesn't feel the need to fire number 4 on a flattie. Apparently no proof reading.
Also check with Charlie at Pro Tech, http://protechmodelparts.com/, he's a member of the MCM forum. He'll probably chime in to help you out. The concensus is, he has the best braided line available. And his fittings are great too. He has an engine build on the forum that uses only his products, check it out, http://www.modelcars...showtopic=52395.
Let me know if you need some help determining the proper line and fitting sizes. I'm certainly no expert, but I do have a lot of experience with AN plumbing.
Chris... I'm glad you liked the vids. As for a contact at Snake Racing, you should ask the folks in the Facebook group "Dedicated to Saving the Hobby of Building Drag Racing Models in 1/16 Scale". Whew, that's a long name! I'm in that group, you're in that group, there's lots of knowledgable people there. You never know who might have an answer for you. Ask 'em!
Have A Great Day!!!
p.s. I've put the K & O rear-engine digger away for a while, until I improve my skill set some more. I want to do the justice to that model it deserves. No worries though... I'm still building models, honing my skills, and learning from you all.
Let me say that artistic license must be used when lack of accurate research material is available. Assumptions and speculations must be made. Which you have done very well in my opinion.
These are my observations. Thanks for the enhanced pic.
The first thing I saw was no hoses to the tank are visible. I see the one mounting tab and breather. No screw on cap.
This led me to look back at some of your reference and build pics. I see that the breather tubes go into the bottom rail of the frame ahead of the engine. You have done this in the build, but at the back of the frame you have the breather lines exiting the top rail of the frame behind the roll cage. This would indicate that the top and bottom rails are open to each other. Possible, but not likely.
This takes me back to the puke tank at the rear of the frame. My thought/speculation is that the hoses to the puke tank come from the open end of the bottom frame rail up to the puke tank. Which would explain why they are not visible in the pic. With the size of the hoses used the puke tank probably just hangs from that small crossmember by just the one tab and supported by the large size of the hose. The tank also appears to be small, not going the full width of the frame.
PLEASE know that this is a Fantastic build, and this, by no means is a criticism. They are just my observations and thoughts. I'm REALLY anxious to see this build in person. You're doing a Great job!!!
I went looking for some better pics this morning and found these two videos you might like. The first one (filmed by Prudhomme himself) shows some details I was not aware of. Particularly the roof hatch. Checfk them out, hope you like them.
If I may, I think a two-bolt tab on each end of the tank on top of the frame rail. That would have been easy for the crew to access for maintenance. There would be threaded bungs in the frame rail, not bolted thru the frame rail.
Keep up the awesome work! I can't wait to see this build in person!