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1974 Dodge Bighorn - Done!!!

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More work on the engine. Added details to the fuel injection pump I had cut off the DAF.

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Turned some pulleys.

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Turned the water manifold on its side, added a flange and a top plate. It will support the intercooler.

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Added detail to the bottom front cover.

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This is going to be GOOD!!!!

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Playing with the exhaust manifold.

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Adding stuff to the front. It is supposed to end up looking like the photo .

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Real nice work Pat. I can't wait to see the engine completed :)

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Real nice work Pat. I can't wait to see the engine completed :)

Thank you. I just realized I mixed up the pulleys.

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Thank you. I just realized I mixed up the pulleys.

I thought that I was the only one that did that type of thing.

Looking great though!!!

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Pat,

      Very impressive work here.

 

 

Be Well

  Gator

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WOW!!!!!!!!! Looks fan-freakn-tastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WOW!!!!!!!!! Looks fan-freakn-tastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is a picture of the real engine Kerry. ;)

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Working on the exhaust manifold

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And the intercooler

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And rebuilding the backside of the compressor.

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Paint test. 

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That is a picture of the real engine Kerry. ;)

I know, I was talking about the work your putting into your scale power plant!!!!!!! Great work!!!!!! Those pulleys look great!!!!!

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True craftsmanship here. It's going to look great when finished.

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Worked a bit on those airlines.

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Looks like the engine can fit using the donor frame's rear motor mount and rad. the front crossmember will need a relocation to the rear and up.

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My wife found these colors in her stash. the second one might be close.

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I like it!!!!

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Excellent work on that motor Pat. Your killin it!

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Oh yeah, lookin awesome!!!!!!!!

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Took another approach to opening up the grille. Similar to a technique used in woodworking to make mortises, I drilled overlapping holes to open up a slot for the files. Then I GINGERLY file off the rest careful not to eat into the very flimsy frames.

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Still drillin' and filin' and sandin', until my hands cramped up. then went to the Big Al.

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Split the DAF's turbo and rotated so it could accept a pipe from above. Made the pipe from the intercooler with solder.

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It will look something like this.

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That grill is looking good!!!!

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This morning, water pump work.

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What is this thing above the starter?

 

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My guess would be the oil cooler 

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Looking great so far!!!!!!!!!

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It is either an oil cooler or maybe an oil pump. The craftsmanship though is just amazing I cannot wait to see her done. If it was already discussed I'm sorry but have you decided on a body color yet?

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