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Spent a couple of hours this afternoon working on some engine details, including washes.

Makes quite a difference!

 

 

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Steve

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That looks great!! That carb is really nice, id like to have a few of those...

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That toned it down, just right! Great work!

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Nice job on the light weathering...always makes the engine look real....er....lol

Cheers

 

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Awesome project Steve. I have a thing for JoHan annuals and '68 442s. It''l be great to see one built.

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Thanks guys!

With some luck, I'll be able to get some work done on it tomorrow, if I don't have to spend half of the day shoveling snow!! <_<

 

 

 

Steve

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Well, I got a little accomplished today.

I fabricated some wire looms, a fuel line/filter, and a coil.

The coil and fuel line are next up to be added.

 

In the meantime, I wired the engine, added a fuel filler tube decal, added vacuum lines to the air cleaner, and finished detailing the oil filter.

In the process, I also managed to break the dip stick! :rolleyes:

2 steps forward, one step back.

It will be repaired later in the assembly process so that I don't destroy it again. <_<

 

 

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A few more engine details accomplished.

 

I installed the coil, fuel line and a little throttle linkage today.

It still needs a throttle return spring.

 

 

The most exciting part of my day was finally getting to try out a couple of the custom made decals provided by the best guy on the forum, Bob Spedding (TooOld).

These, along with a few other detail decals to be added later, are without a doubt going to be the high light of the engine compartment!!

 

I can't thank you enough Bob!!

 

 

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Steve

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With the engine nearly finished, it's time to get the intake hoses figured out.

They will need to be attached to just the air cleaner so that the air cleaner may be removed for display purposes, which means they need to be pretty much exact so that they can be slid back into the engine compartment without any interference anywhere.

 

I believe I'm getting pretty close.

 

 

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Steve

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Wicked cool!!! Of course...the white tubes were making a statement!! LOL

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On 1/15/2020 at 10:49 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

Well, I got a little accomplished today.

I fabricated some wire looms, a fuel line/filter, and a coil.

The coil and fuel line are next up to be added.

 

In the meantime, I wired the engine, added a fuel filler tube decal, added vacuum lines to the air cleaner, and finished detailing the oil filter.

In the process, I also managed to break the dip stick! :rolleyes:

2 steps forward, one step back.

It will be repaired later in the assembly process so that I don't destroy it again. <_<

 

 

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Steve

Steve, this is some excellent work. The engine/compartment looks awsome, but please do not ever pour "fuel" down that tube! You are likely to wash some bearings out real quick! 

LOL!! Hahaha 

I think you meant Oil filler tube... 

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4 hours ago, LL3 Model Worx said:

Steve, this is some excellent work. The engine/compartment looks awsome, but please do not ever pour "fuel" down that tube! You are likely to wash some bearings out real quick! 

LOL!! Hahaha 

I think you meant Oil filler tube... 

You're right.

Sorry about that.

As I was working on the fuel pump, lines and filter at approximately the same time, I guess I had "fuel" on the brain. ;)

 

 

 

Steve

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19 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

You're right.

Sorry about that.

As I was working on the fuel pump, lines and filter at approximately the same time, I guess I had "fuel" on the brain. ;)

 

 

 

Steve

I understand trust me... remember your "GTX" ? Lol

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I went outside of my normal procedure on this project and finished the engine first.

Normally, engines bore the hell out of me, but when they are an unusual configuration like the Olds W-30, I become a lot more excited about them.

 

I believe that the engine is all but finished.

I realized that I still need to touch up the edge of the air cleaner lid with a little Molotow, and I'm still searching for a good idea for an air cleaner element.

Anybody have any ideas on that?

It needs to have detail on the outside, and the inside.

I'm still searching for some ideas short of buying some PE detail to wrap around the element, inside and out.

 

Anyway, Now I'm ready to move on to other elements of the project! ^_^

 

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Master level work! Hard to tell it's a model!

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Wow! Hook that thing to a dyno, and let's see how many horses it has!

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38 minutes ago, Bucky said:

Wow! Hook that thing to a dyno, and let's see how many horses it has!

:D

To be honest Keith, since I started this project, I never even took the time to research the displacement of this particular engine!

I assume it is a 400.

 

 

Steve

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Engine looks really good Steve,..

It's at this point that I start thinking of maybe making a scale motor stand, and leaving it out of the car...lol

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Cheers

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Thanks so much folks!

 

It's time to start on detailing the interior, so what better place to start than the dash.

I realized after doing some research, that there is supposed to be a thin strip of chrome around the perimeter of a portion of the dash.

Unfortunately, I didn't catch this until after the dash was painted.

This meant that I needed to replicate this trim without any damage to the painted dash.

 

My original thought was a thin piece of plastic, but after several people suggested wire, I decided on that.

It wasn't particularly easy to apply this trim without damaging the finish, but I managed to get it done with some 5 minute epoxy.

 

Now I just need to add a glove box door button, and the dash will be finished.

 

 

 

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Steve

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Lookin' real good, Steve.  I have had a hard time getting wire to work for me when doing trim.  I congratulate you for pulling it off.

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I'd like to have seen a video on that! Great looking work!

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  Love the dash! Great work. Makes me want to finish my '68 Cutlass. Keep it going!

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