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Bantam Fuel Altered - New pics 1-7

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the plumbing looks gorgeous Tim!!! gonna be something really special when you're done.

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WWooowww ....what else can be said about your work? How about a shot of the engine with your finger or two by it to show scale, please? When I show a couple friends your work, it will help them understand. 

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Thanks Chris AND John, I've seen and admired your respective skills when doing hard lines like these, I got nothing on you guys, your standards are really high.   Again, thank you.

Dave, I've had the best mentor possible (yes, I mean you) and I never could have achieved what I've made to date with out your willingness to share your knowledge and experience.    Now's the fun part as I like seeing it come together after all the time and effort.  BTW, just saw the article on your 37' Chevy at Dragzine.   For those that haven't seen it yet, check it out at Dragzine.com...............too cool.  Congrats man. 

Dave (GoatGuy), been a while since I've done a "penny" shot.  Once a get a few more bits and pieces on the motor I'll take a few pics to show the scale a bit more accurately.  As an fyi, the engine is approx. 1 inch in length if that gives an idea.    Cheers as well.

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Tim what a work of art. Great detail in everything you do.

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My hat's off to you Tim, well in all actuality, its been off for some time. I think I need some sunblock for my dome. I can only imagine the number of fuel lines that didn't make the cut. Outstanding!!

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I just saw the injector. Forum rules prohibit my exact words but they were something like "Holy.........."

The red for the screw eyes for the butterflies. Seriously? Wow. Your eye for detail and your execution is at an artist level. Wow. Like oh wow......

 

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Mike, thought you'd like to see it with the linkage finally on.  All in I've got 35 hours just installing the fuel lines and linkage.......thanks too!! 

Brad, a whole bunch of .2mm albion nickel silver rod all over the place............teeny tiny pieces.........watch where you step.........cheers

iBorg, thanks for picking that out.  If I explained how I did that you would call the authorities as I'd be described as insane...........Cheers!!! 

Show me someone that says they like doing throttle linkage and I'll show you a liar............btw, in the 1st pic you'll see at the front of the fuel block a scratch built brass fitting for the fuel line that connects to the manifold fuel block,  I made 4 custom brass pieces in total. I'm proud of those as they were tricky to make.  Thanks

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Just wow. I amazes me that. This thing start out just brass rod and blocks of alum. You sir are in a league of you own 

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I do miss the giant pencil, which is usually placed next to the real engine. ;D

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This pics for Cubeman and GoatGuy. Thanks one all guys for the comments too!  

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But........do the butterflies actually move?🤪🤪🤪🤪 Fantastic detail!

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The question isn't do the butterflies move, it's when will he start it up?

Tim, thanks for the pencil in the photo. Definitely helps. OUTSTANDING.

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Tim... Man is this some outstanding work. I absolutely love it :wub::wub:..... Everything is so clean a precise. This has to be one of the best builds around.

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Some amazing work Tim!  I havent been on here in a little while  So I had to do some catch up on this.  I missed a lot!  Its coming along very nice!

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i'll bet you can't wipe the smile off your face, as you start to assemble this. last 3 shots are incredible!!!!

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Tim you are very sick individual,  and totally insane.lol I just can not get over all the detail  something that small Great work as always. Was thinking about going back to the bench but I think I will stay on the couch and just watch this beautiful build.

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Lee, I'm not THAT crazy............that's something Randy D. would / could do.  :D

GoatGuy, might see you at the Larson dragfest if you're still going..........I'll send you a note.  Thanks too !! 

Appreciated Chris, I am getting a bit antsy however as I'm waiting (like many others) for ANYTHING that you're working on........hint hint

Davewilly, nice to see you back sir. 

Art & Dave......thanks guys.  You're right Dave, suddenly I've got a fire lit again and it's fun to see it now.  I thought the tedious stuff right now would drive me a bit crazy, but so far so good. 

Mike, thank you for stopping by and getting caught up on it.  You made me laugh at the sit on the couch comment, always welcome a good laugh.

Well, on my way to do the manifold hard lines I decided to take a small detour and detail the valve covers and oil galley cover.  I polished them as well and I couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out.  It's only been 18 months or so since I made them......bout' time right?  Manifold is next though.  Cheers, Tim

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Took  a bit of time to get the plug tubes right but the plug wires will be red and when I mocked it up...............it was pretty cool looking I must say. 

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Tim... Boy oh boy what can I say but this build continues to get better and better with every update. It's looking good My friend... Cheers!

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Tim, every time I see you have updated photos I get excited to see what you have done.  Thanks for the new photos. 

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I just keep looking at your photos....I don't know what to say. I don't think most people realize just how small and tedious all that work is. And you have done it flawlessly. Unreal Tim...Love it.

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John, Chris, Pete & Guido, thanks guys.  Once I get some last minute pre-winter house chores done this week I'm back on it.  

Clay, been a while sir since you've posted one of YOUR builds........we'd all love to see something soon.  I did check out your nascar build on fotki.......as usual, just sublime.  Thanks too for checking it out and your comments.  cheers everyone! tim

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