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No loom pictures, but here is a bracket that I just made from a Pepsi can for the throttle return spring on my '68 Olds project.

 

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Likewise, I use strips of aluminum can often for wire tie downs on engine bays.

 

All of the tie downs on the fender wells and firewall on my '65 Plymouth were made from aluminum strips and painted.

 

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Steve

 

 

 

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Just now, CabDriver said:

And drink the soda before drilling the holes!

That works best!

Unless it's a can of beer and you're "shot gunning"!  :D

 

 

Steve

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2 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

And drink the soda before drilling the holes!

Or, just drop some MENTOS in it and blow the holes out! LoL (Sorry...couldn't resist!)

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My brother-in-law likes craft beers made by little obscure breweries, and at thanksgiving he brought a few cans that were completely unmarked except for a small peelable sticker - I made sure to save all those cans for future scratchbuilding projects.  It’s nice to start with something that hasn’t got printing all over it that needs to be cleaned off!

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13 hours ago, Plowboy said:

You can also make wire looms from .010 sheet styrene and paint them with a Sharpie marker. I use a silver marker. But, you could use any color you like.

   Yeah, I have to agree with Roger on this!  This way you can add a little tab to attach

it to the rocker cover, etc.!!

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The looms on the Hemi are made from thin styrene (.020 IIRC), and the ones on the Chevy are made from a soda can. The wires are 30 gage wire and the plug boots are heated and stretched 1/32" shrink tube. The distributor boots are a tiny drop of Bondic.

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12 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

The looms on the Hemi are made from thin styrene (.020 IIRC), and the ones on the Chevy are made from a soda can. The wires are 30 gage wire and the plug boots are heated and stretched 1/32" shrink tube. The distributor boots are a tiny drop of

 

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Get info guys, did you drill that distributor or cast it?

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2 hours ago, SCRWDRVR said:

Get info guys, did you drill that distributor or cast it?

That was one I got from Shapeways if I recall.

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On 1/7/2020 at 6:03 PM, Can-Con said:

You don't need to use a can, just get one of those disposable aluminum foil baking trays. 

Easy to cut but still heavy enough to keep it's shape .

On 1/7/2020 at 10:22 PM, CabDriver said:

And drink the soda before drilling the holes!

 

On 1/7/2020 at 10:22 PM, CabDriver said:

And drink the soda before drilling the holes!

 

Or... uhmmm the beer. 

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Wow, never thought of using a can before but this info is GOLD. Thanks for sharing. I have already started to use and it works perfect. 

So glad I joined this forum. 🤗

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On 1/7/2020 at 6:03 PM, Can-Con said:

You don't need to use a can, just get one of those disposable aluminum foil baking trays. 

Easy to cut but still heavy enough to keep it's shape .

Image result for foil baking tray" 

My fav!

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