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On 3/29/2021 at 6:20 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

Yeah, I’ve thought about doing modifications such as this, but as with all things, one must know where to stop. A build could go on forever unless limitations are set. 😊

 

 

Steve

So true, so true!   Often this is the difference between a great project that never gets finished, and an equally great one that makes it across the finish line.  Speaking of which, exciting, Steve, to see the progress on your R/T.  

BTW, also congrats on the photo of your '67 Galaxie 500 R-Code 427 project the "Reader Gallery" of the latest issue of FSM.....TIM 

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5 hours ago, tim boyd said:

BTW, also congrats on the photo of your '67 Galaxie 500 R-Code 427 project the "Reader Gallery" of the latest issue of FSM.....TIM 

Thank you for that information Tim.

The appearance in FSM magazine is news to me. 
My ‘65 Fury is apparently gracing the cover of the latest issue of MCM magazine, and it’s my understanding that my ‘68 Olds 442 will be included in the NNL coverage in the next issue, so interesting news has been coming along quite frequently as of late.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, tim boyd said:

BTW, also congrats on the photo of your '67 Galaxie 500 R-Code 427 project the "Reader Gallery" of the latest issue of FSM.....TIM 

By the way Tim, is this the issue?

 

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6 minutes ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

By the way Tim, is this the issue?

 

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Steve....yep.....page 37, two images, too.   Such recognition of your models in the mags is really well deserved in my opinion, one that is shared widely by those who frequent this forum if the comments on your projects are any indication.  Again, my congratulations.  TIM 

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22 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

Steve....yep.....page 37, two images, too.   Such recognition of your models in the mags is really well deserved in my opinion, one that is shared widely by those who frequent this forum if the comments on your projects are any indication.  Again, my congratulations.  TIM 

Thanks much Tim.

I suppose that I’ll have to pick up a copy of this one as well. 🙂

 

 

Steve

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If you need closeups of anything for the engine.

Pics are as close as my garage

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6 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

If you need closeups of anything for the engine.

Pics are as close as my garage

Thanks Bill!

That will be very helpful!

There are always little details that are difficult to find photos of.

I will absolutely take you up on that offer.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Always looking for ways to skin a cat with what I have on hand, I fashioned the throttle linkage brackets from pieces of aluminum tubing.

I wanted to use something a little more substantial than aluminum from a soda can, and more malleable than sheet styrene and I don't have any aluminum sheet on hand, so I started by splitting a short section of aluminum tubing up one side and then hammered it flat.

Then pieces were cut to shape, bent and drilled into the parts I wanted.

 

Thank you Bill Allphin for providing photos to work from. ;)

 

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A little more test fitting to be certain that the new parts will fit.

 

I think I've decided to go with an automatic transmission on this project.

I think I'm going to add an automatic on the column with the center arm rest in place of the console......just to be different. :P

 

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I felt mildly challenged when a member of a Facebook group suggested that being as I had created the "kick down" bracket along with the throttle linkage parts, why not continue all the way to the transmission.

Okay, I'm up for a challenge. :D

 

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My 2 cents.

 

Move the forward most bracket outward just a tad , basically to the very edge of the intake

 

where you have it now its going to be in front of the carb

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3 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

My 2 cents.

 

Move the forward most bracket outward just a tad , basically to the very edge of the intake

 

where you have it now its going to be in front of the carb

You're probably right.

I positioned the carb to check again and it would probably be okay where it is, but it won't be too difficult to move it out a little.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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21 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

My 2 cents.

 

Move the forward most bracket outward just a tad , basically to the very edge of the intake

 

where you have it now its going to be in front of the carb

Sat down today and moved that spring bracket and then began the task of figuring out how I want to do the linkages.

I think this approach should work okay.

Just using pieces of small plastic rod and stretched sprue.

 

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Steve

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Steve, your work is absolutely amazing. Your builds have inspired me, especially with more attention to interior details. I’ll never build at your level, but my builds have benefited from yourself and others on this forum. Thanks for sharing. Oh... I would love to see you do a full rip pro touring car, you know, just to be different.... Awesome to see your builds in print in the magazines, as the others said, very much deserved sir.

Cheers, Steve

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3 hours ago, Steve H said:

 Oh... I would love to see you do a full rip pro touring car, you know, just to be different.

Cheers, Steve

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you Steve. :)

Those types of cars have never held any interest for me at all.

An occasional mild custom or day 2 build is likely as wild as you're ever going to see from me.

I'm more interested in the "history" aspects of a particular car than I am turning one into a daily driver or race car.

A good portion of my enjoyment of the hobby comes from researching the cars that I'm building and trying to keep them as close to what the manufacturer intended as possible.

 

 

 

Steve

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I believe that all of the main parts for the Hemi are cleaned up and ready for paint.

I'm looking forward to finally starting to sling some color around on this project!

 

While waiting for the parts to air dry, I whipped up a fuel splitter and fuel filter.

 

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Started painting some of the engine parts.

 

I sprayed black primer on the valve covers, followed by a little clear shot from a distance to add some texture.

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The carbs got Alclad "Pale Burnt Metal", the transmission "Dark Aluminum" and the tranny pan "White Aluminum".

The fuel splitter was shot with "Pale Gold", and the exhaust manifolds with layers of "Dark Aluminum", "Exhaust Manifold" and a misting of red primer.

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The block and other parts are painted flat orange at the moment.

I will do some detail painting before I shoot them with some clear to shine them up.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Still detailing engine parts.

 

Today, I dusted a little aluminum on the carbs to tone down the gold a little and then painted any details that were required, dusted a little steel on the transmission to help achieve a bit more of a used appearance and added some bolt detail to the valve covers.

I also added some detail paint to many of the other parts, including the starter and alternator.

The engine is painted with one clear coat.

I'll throw one more clear coat over almost everything to protect the paint and then it will be time for a wash for a slight weathered look.

 

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Outstanding work as usual , @StevenGuthmiller

Now , at the risk of being "That guy..." , I must inquire about the fan : That's the base fan for auto / open rear , and would be incorrect for a Dana-equipped model ( if you're using an 8 3/4 rear , you can disregard this info )  .

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NOS 1968 1969 CHARGER GTX ROAD RUNNER 426 HEMI 69 340 440+6 A-12 Fan 2863215 | eBay

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