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The Corvette master cylinder (with J56 proportioning valve) has been installed and all the hard lines for the front and some of the rear have been connected.

I put off making the bleeders on the master when I made it, so those were done today as well.

The oil coolers have been reinstalled and plumbed. 

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I 3D printed the vent screen masters for the Webers when I grew the other carb parts, but I didn't make the mold to cast them then.  I used a platinum RTV mold against glass to cast these in resin. 

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I made the four bleeders for each caliper and installed them before mounting the rotors and calipers to the spindles.  The soft brake lines and hardware have been installed too.  I also made the Willwood decals.

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The intake manifold has now been final installed, (with gaskets), and the fuel lines are temporarily attached until the upper carb gaskets are added and the distributor is installed.  (The valve covers are not finished yet, but they make the engine look better than just the raw heads. And because… magnets!)

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The distributor, as well as its hold down clamp, is installed, the signal wires are routed and vacuum advance hose plugged into the canister.  The ignition wires come later…

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So many sports cars had sm bl chevy engines - in retrospect - shouldn’t GM have green lighted a rear engine Chevrolet sports car 25 years ago ????  Just sayin’.  oh by the way - we’ve all been waiting - patiently (?) - for this to come

together …

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Mark you must have had a big ol' grin on your face when you mated the body to the chassis for a mock-up.  Very exciting to see. cheers, tim

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Thanks Tim!  Yes it was rewarding to see the colors start to come together after 3+ years of it being in my imagination.

 

I made the water temperature probe/sender and the bellhousing bolts & washers.  I also made decals for the "fan" belts and fuel lines.

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I made the worm type hose clamps for the radiator hoses that connect to the engine.  I also made decals for the hoses.  The lower (water pump) hose is actually an upper hose for a small block C3 Corvette, and the upper is a big block C3 hose.  That's just the way they fit in this application.  (The lettering is intentionally distressed as the printing on the real ones is often that way.)

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Absolute perfection !!! Seeing the amazing detail and workmanship inspired me to get out into the garage and get back to work on my 1 to 1 scale 1949 Mercury pick up as our summers are shoet up here in Canada.

Edgar

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The valve cover hold-down bolts and breathers were machined from aluminum.  Both are patterned from the same line of Eddie Motorsports parts. 

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Yes, there is a little grime around some areas…

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The rear suspension was going in just fine until I realized I needed to install something else first.  But before I could do that I had to mount something else, and before that, another item… 

So I installed the instrument panels.   The "A/C" hoses were installed too.

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The top of the dash and the Wink mirror were mounted to the body.

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I figured I'd see what it looks like now that it has color on it so I loosely assembled the panels.  Too bad it's a hazy day; the color pops more in direct sunlight.

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Gonna have to put the wheels on it soon too…

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Wholadoodles! What a piece of art. Mark you are an inspiration to all of us that build models. Your attention to detail and fabrication is beyond astounding. I am looking forward to hopefully seeing this model at GSL.

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