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Thanks.  Been a fun day.  :)

Decided to stop work on the top surface & rough in the cyl. banks.

It's square between the face & top & that makes me smile.

Rotated the block 45 deg with the table & roughed in a bank.

Start mocking parts together while I still have some wiggle room.  I have hours invested in several pieces that were built to fit the plastic kit block...manipulate the work on this one, so that it all comes together with good fit. 

 

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The intake manifold doesn't match the head angle very well on the near side.  When I look at it, seems like it may be a bending error on the manifold base plate.  Get the angle finder out & check it to know.  Also, the heads were shaped free hand on the belt sander & could easily be some slight angular differences between the two.

 

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I got a little video camera & thought I'd start shooting some of my projects.  My first vid on this project is here:

See how this goes.  :)

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Since I'm reviving this thread...& since the thread no longer has pics of earlier work, thought I'd repost a few shots that will kind of reestablish the basic stylistic concept for the build.

It's a full tube frame, full cage car with double wishbone suspension front & rear.  The suspension is formula 1 inspired, as I really dig how flatly they skate through the corners.  However, much of the science that I'm studying for the build is coming from the roadrace stock car type builds, in that the engines are front mounted vs mid engine.  Think NASCAR at Riverside raceway, if you will.  Corner cars.

It's cool to be in the new digs & finally have things set up so I can get back in the game.  Tired of being a spectator!

 

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Foose Hemisfear coupe is a perfect example of the chassis concept for this build.

 

 

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Took a section off of the lower body sides.  Want to see the sides of the frame & still keep overall height to a minimum. Also wanted the body sides above the header package.

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Finished up the lower portion of the block profile.  Start fitting it together.

The crankcase area is way too deep...going to cut the oil pan in it & then separate.

I like the design & vibe of the intake manifold but am not happy with the execution.

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Another short vid.  I'm havin fun, how bout you?  :)

 

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I knew back when I was doing the heads & rocker covers that it would have to all be aluminum.  Just had a bit of down time with the move.  I mean, where do you quit?  Certainly not in the middle of the project... :)

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Quick change...current state.

 

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With brake rotors.

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Absolutely outstanding work on every level. Thanks for sharing your skills with us.

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Thanks for taking a look, Tom.  Certainly appreciate the comments.  :)

I had noticed that the focus on my first couple of vids was not very crisp.  Changed a couple of settings on the camera...see if this helps.

Sunday morning thinking out loud on this one.

 

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It was originally a 5w but I like 3w bodies better so decided to do the mod & bring the top down as well.

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Wanted to lay the grill shell back.  Don't see this much on deuces but I like the way it looks.  Used mat & resin to rework the front of the hood & shell.

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Read the angle & transferred it to the front door line & extended the cowl side to match.

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This is just amazing!  New to board and truly appreciate the skills you have!  I look forward to seeing more pics.

 

Mike

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Hi Mike.  Thanks for stopping in & commenting.  :)

I enjoy showing my work & it's always appreciated when viewers take a moment to comment on the project.

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I like a "bobtail" look on an underslung coupe like this.  Makes them look more nimble & quick, to my eye, so trimmed off the line along the bottom of the tape to achieve the look.

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Shaping the frame rods to match the deuce frame profile on the jig I built for it.

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Coming along nicely. Like the changes to the body. Chassis is looking good.

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I'm happy with the current configuration of the frame...however... :blink:...I think it is only a prototype.  I've been seriously contemplating doing it in steel, just fer grins.  More realistic materials.

My shop capabilities are so much greater now, after the move & I'm rethinking several aspects of the project.

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Working on the oil pan today.  Cutting feature lines in the bottom of it.  Camera wobble is a result of turning the feed screw crank with the other hand.  Sorry bout that...hope you enjoy anyway.  :)

A couple of still shots of todays work.

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Thanks, Henry.  Getting there.  slow going, time consuming work. 

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Incredible build... 

alot of detail work...

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