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Codi

BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Firewall & Tinwork - New pics 2-19

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Holy geez Tim. Impressive, very impressive. And to think you're doing this without any aid from a computer.

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Tim!  Very impressive work!   It never stops with the amazement factor

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40 hours in the pair of these between the research, even with Dave's info that he shared, drawings and actual machining but I can move on. Cheers, tim

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i gotta say......it's almost sinful that you're going to cover this engine with a body!  are you sure you don't want to build a nostalgia top fuel car? hehe. just kiddin' tim. this thing is SWEEEET!!!

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When I saw there was  an update, I said, "Oh Boy!! Oh Boy!! Oh Boy!!"   I stand by that statement.

My name is Joe Goss and I approve this update.

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Tim..... Holy Cow.... There you go again pulling out that Giant Penny.... :lol: ;) That right there is some awesome machining work on those valve covers and it sure shows. Now all you need to do is polish those bad boys up and then you will need to wear your B) at night...lol . Every update this build gets better. I am simply amazed by it and still can't quite grasp that it is 1/25th, Major props to ya.

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The new girdle and the valve covers are just over the top my friend!!!!!    Beautiful to watch someone work to such a high standard.

 

Randy

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It's always great to see your updates, and this one is no exception. That engine is looking fantastic so far. I can't wait to see more updates on this one.B)

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Ray, Manfred, Dave & Dave, Marlowe, Joe, Chris, Randy and Niko......guys, you're very loyal followers and for that I'm very grateful.  Sometimes the little things eat up time but it was my choice.  I started the valve cover breathers today and have only the base part to do.  What you see here are 2 separate parts drilled and pinned together.  The length of the top part of the breather is 3.8mm and width is 2.0mm.   I used a 1/32" corner rounding end mill to do the 4 sides of the top portion (yes Dave, I am truly nuts). After I get the base done I'm doing the water necks for the front of the heads, which are very convoluted...........then I have to get to some paint and body work on a couple of other builds. One to finish and one to kick-start.  cheers, tim

btw, Dave (comp1839) thanks for the FED dragster suggestion.  I am SERIOUSLY considering it as I want this engine and rear end front and center......did a bunch of research over the weekend..........really intriguing notion I assure you. 

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Also got the some pieces of the block finally assembled AND the ribs (22) put into the crank girdle. 

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  WHAT, No Valves or Rockers!!?? :rolleyes:    Codi this thing is a piece of Jewelry that just keeps coming together.

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Great googly moogly that is so sick. I'd wear that around my neck to any function.

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I'm not sure it was necessary to single Dave out for thinking you're nuts........We all do.

They may be small, but I'll bet they are heavy breathers.

That's 2 Bazinga's, one for each pair.

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I cant even keep the plastic ones on the bench....let alone make my own out of metal!  

 

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Masterful work, Tim.  So, so beautiful.  I think Dave's got an excellent point about keeping this piece of art exposed rather than covered up with a body.

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Thank you fellas and Joe, appreciate the giggles as always.  Love your sense of humor.  Davewilly, trust me I was scouring the floor more than once picking up pieces making these things.   :o   I DID find them thankfully.   Today I added the base plates to them. Took some PE pieces that I found from some firm in the UK and stacked them 3 high, re-shaped them a bit with the dremel and then assembled them.  These things in real aluminum look pretty sharp in person I must say and I consider it time well spent for what it adds to the engine.  Cheers everyone!   tim

The valve covers are only resting in place on the heads at this point.  I'm going to give the v. covers a high polished finish and add the necessary bolts that secure them.

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Tim, Tim, Tim...every descriptive adjective under the sun has already been used to describe this fine piece of manual engineering. If this had been programmed into a CNC, I'd still be very impressed but this was done by hand. Instead of CNC, I think this should be referred to as TNC (Tim Numeric Control). Outstanding!!

What are your plans for polishing? Do you have a secret compound or might you be looking for suggestions? I have a number of compounds in various grades of abrasion that I use on my vintage Airstream that will polish it out to a mirror shine.

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Tim, wow, I haven't seen the thread in a while and I missed so much! Still amazing!

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o.k......you no longer have an option......F.E.D. ....F.E.D....F.E.D.....F.E.D. 

and those valve covers........they are gonna blind people if you polish them.      please post a warning before your next post!!!!!!

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