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Thanks Paul! I’ve noticed that the earliest versions of the original ones are always lacking a heat shield/ (cold air box)  around the carbs, but at some point it appears that all of them wind up having it installed... apparently to protect from vapor lock? I am currently trying to scratch build my own heat shield/ (cold air box) which is proving to be quite challenging. The model doesn’t come with one, nor does it give any hints of how to construct your own.

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I provided these construction tips as a basis, but please note that there were several other steps I had to perform in order to get the finished result. I have a lot of experience cutting vinyl patterns and I will say that this was a very challenging and delicate piece to create. I just hope it works as expected to!

Forgot to mention, the curved part is a piece of tin cut from a tin pan. The chrome vinyl is not capable of holding such a bend.

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Nice work on the heat shield. It looks spot on. I am intrigued by this chrome vinyl material. Is this a craft store (Michaels?) product, or something from a professional source? It seems like interesting and useful stuff. How thick is it?

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47 minutes ago, Bainford said:

Nice work on the heat shield. It looks spot on. I am intrigued by this chrome vinyl material. Is this a craft store (Michaels?) product, or something from a professional source? It seems like interesting and useful stuff. How thick is it?

Thanks Trevor.

It’s the vinyl that is used in sign businesses. They always have scrap that they can no longer use in their plotters and usually have no problem giving it away free. There are several types of the (chrome) vinyl - different thicknesses, finish, flexibility, etc. Some feels more like actual vinyl, some feels more like super thin metal. The kind I like and used above is the kind that feels like super thin metal, it’s about the thickness of notebook paper, if not slightly thinner and it has a perfect mirror finish - some have a slightly hazy mirror finish. Anyway, just call your local sign business and ask them if they have any chrome vinyl scrap - I found it’s the easiest way to acquire it. Last time I got some it was about 2ft x 6in worth -  that’s enough for a lifetime of models. If you cannot get it from them free, you could probably buy sections of about 12” from them.

I also posted a tutorial about this material under the Tips, Tricks, Tutorials’ section titled ‘Chrome vinyl details from scratch’

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How do you like the minimal amount of cleanup? The frame/ suspension build up square if you follow the directions. This was the first resin build I had ever done, and while not the easiest, it was the most satisfying. Good luck and enjoy. 

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49 minutes ago, lucky 130 said:

How do you like the minimal amount of cleanup? The frame/ suspension build up square if you follow the directions. This was the first resin build I had ever done, and while not the easiest, it was the most satisfying. Good luck and enjoy. 

My first resin kit too. I understand that for a resin kit it is pretty clean from the start, that’s what I’ve heard anyway. But since I’m only familiar with styrene kits, I find it to be much more cleanup than what I’m used to. I’m happy with the kit so far. Nothing really to criticize about it except the instructions need to be a little more visually informative...hopefully this WIP can aid in that area.

**One thing I should note regarding cleanup, is that the body of this HMR is much cleaner than the bodies of the Revell Cobra kits! There are virtually no mold lines to deal with on the Daytona Coupe body. That is real nice! The parts I’ve found finicky to clean so far are the carb and suspension parts.

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4 hours ago, Venom said:

Thanks Trevor.

It’s the vinyl that is used in sign businesses. They always have scrap that they can no longer use in their plotters and usually have no problem giving it away free. There are several types of the (chrome) vinyl - different thicknesses, finish, flexibility, etc. Some feels more like actual vinyl, some feels more like super thin metal. The kind I like and used above is the kind that feels like super thin metal, it’s about the thickness of notebook paper, if not slightly thinner and it has a perfect mirror finish - some have a slightly hazy mirror finish. Anyway, just call your local sign business and ask them if they have any chrome vinyl scrap - I found it’s the easiest way to acquire it. Last time I got some it was about 2ft x 6in worth -  that’s enough for a lifetime of models. If you cannot get it from them free, you could probably buy sections of about 12” from them.

I also posted a tutorial about this material under the Tips, Tricks, Tutorials’ section titled ‘Chrome vinyl details from scratch’

Cheers Josh. Very helpful, I'll look into this.

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Wow, you have some intricate modeling going on here.  Excellent work. 

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1 hour ago, MarkJ said:

Wow, you have some intricate modeling going on here.  Excellent work. 

Thanks Mark... After doing a couple initial attempts that were less than successful, it sure feels good to finally accomplish what I had in mind.

Looking forward to seeing how your ‘63 Corvette comes along... Have fun with it!

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Thanks Josh. the kit is a 63 but im trying to change it into a 64. but I'm not real sure if the car I'm referencing for the build is a 63 or a 64. The one I'm building has a 64 rear glass which I have changed already, but I have seen write ups on the real car I am building and it is referred to as a 63 in some of the articles. Maybe late 63's had the 64 back glass.  Your build will give me help on mine so I am watching it very carefully. I already learned something about the carbs which I think both of our cars shared. 

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13 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

Your build will give me help on mine so I am watching it very carefully. I already learned something about the carbs which I think both of our cars shared. 

Interesting Mark!... I know hardly anything about Corvettes?

Just in case your cutting Venturi tubes out of hollow brass tubing as I did, make sure you use metal wire to push through the tubing rather than just string. I found this helps immensely with providing a cleaner cut!... I will note this correction later in my WIP.

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Nice work on the cold air box Josh.  I've built a few of HRM's FIA engines, they are a nice bit of kit. This one I installed in a FIA roadster.

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56 minutes ago, afx said:

Nice work on the cold air box Josh.  I've built a few of HRM's FIA engines, they are a nice bit of kit. This one I installed in a FIA roadster.

 

Thanks JC! ... Ive seen that FIA Cobra of yours before- Beautiful, clean build! Thanks for posting the pic... It’s such a clean pic, I’ll use it for reference?

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great work so far and  cold  air box is a cool detail .     a comparison  of airbox  1965  deep  and 1964  shallow.

Bill

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On 1/20/2021 at 8:21 PM, Paul Payne said:

Thought I would share a few pictures of a real one I found on line.

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ok, i   almost  never tell this story  because it's  like seeing a  UFO.      In   1991  i'm  riding  my  mountain  bike  in a residential  area   San  Carlos  California.   Parked in front of someones house  is a truck  and trailer with  this car  in this condition  .   i  know   .....the odds  of seeing a UFO  are much higher  and does not jive with story of this car hidden away somewhere in Los  Angeles   since  the 60's.   but there was no  mistaking  this car  and why would you make a  replica  of a  thrashed race car.

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On 1/13/2021 at 9:37 AM, Venom said:

Hey everyone... thanks for your interest and kind comments. Still a bit nervous about the WIP since it’s my first,  but eager to get the build started!? 

You could have fooled me!  Really like your presentation, it could be a Powerpoint for a seminar, a very long one.  I have 3 of the HRM engine kits.  Don't be nervous, someone has to be the guinea pig, and we need the entertainment.  ?

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5 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

You could have fooled me!  Really like your presentation, it could be a Powerpoint for a seminar, a very long one.  I have 3 of the HRM engine kits.  Don't be nervous, someone has to be the guinea pig, and we need the entertainment.  ?

Thanks Kurt... Words of encouragement!

BTW, Can’t say how much I’ve taken a liking to your quote, “Fake It Until I Make It”.... Yep, that be me now?

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Hi all,

So, after having to modify the cold air box and getting it installed, I re-cut the Venturi tubes and reinstalled the carbs and put some fuel injection lines in and made some throttle springs. I changed the oil filter from blue to white since blue ones don’t seem to exists in any of the old photos I’ve seen.. (I’m not really trying to be spot on accurate with this build, but I’d like to at least stay in the ballpark.) Looking at my own photos, made me want to clean things up a bit, so I removed the brushed on paint from the valve covers and sprayed them instead, and while I was at it I decided that black breather caps looked better than silver. I’m now happier with the overall appearance of the engine and, at some point, will also be installing plug wires. That’ll be exciting with the distributor half blocked and some fuel lines to negotiate. Yay!DED38A3F-8192-401E-994A-C7F673095816.jpeg.005438d91e6c7f4d67699d501610ccee.jpeg3AD8CEEC-3884-453E-A270-BD8166E95125.jpeg.c4249887efcd19c2ad23c589ed557ce2.jpeg80804561-307E-434F-B862-B0AF78F5A4E5.jpeg.31b3f370fb76f214c599242e5c44e92e.jpeg65675B82-ED37-4AEA-93C1-9123F1EB8A8F.jpeg.a46cebf591304e727d8fff077180e8bf.jpeg7B35AE41-0EB8-4CEB-A233-FA33D4BEA28E.jpeg.522a1054dfe7edb740ddf2de6602e363.jpegF1F95BB4-986A-4336-85F5-8E140E8399DB.jpeg.281530db905799f5a3603088c2611397.jpeg26014D72-6F27-453B-83CC-1476AE130B6C.jpeg.a73511fffb810da72be0be9ed75c58a4.jpeg710F4A9C-1E09-41E0-B31C-A56A56A7EB4D.jpeg.5dd264b7d1803c4debf9a87561a58e31.jpegE44696FD-8993-4764-9ADD-B46DDEA2C92B.jpeg.fe4610c34e318d631a20caf5571a0346.jpeg

Im hoping to get some pics up later tonight of all these parts put together, except the wheels.

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Looking good.  I am following along for sure.  I found some pictures going through my magazine collection last week.

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Thanks Rex...lovin’ the vibe of those vintage photos!

As for the build, the parts have been fitting together beautifully so far except for the driveshaft was a bit too long, but that’s a simple fix with the x-acto. There was a problem with the four wheel axle ends... After all the parts were glued into place, I noticed that the four axle ends were clearly out of alignment (not parallel) with each other.🤔 All the other parts were a perfect fit like puzzle pieces, so it wasn’t because I’d done something wrong. I tried to slightly bend two of them and each one snapped,🤭... it actually ended up being the perfect solution. I was able to fix them with 15 minute epoxy which gave me time to align them. They are now much closer to perfect. Let’s just hope it doesn’t somehow come back and bite me in the butt later in the build!623E27BC-2B8D-4D63-84FA-2E042FAC4787.jpeg.3c9dc1119ca866b34750c30d86ac60d2.jpegCA3FD361-F13D-42CD-8A89-010EFBC168B4.jpeg.14e91fd14e8d27ba5f59411368ad95d4.jpegAD083FC1-AF39-41E1-BBAB-5CBFAC0C3D66.jpeg.37aff318250a069ff0b05b5e4220cf6f.jpeg7712CDFE-32A1-4ABA-AFA7-D91B63FCC57B.jpeg.bbddb978cca774d9c50b0603e71274aa.jpeg

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4 hours ago, absmiami said:

Very

very

nice ...

Andrew, thank you kindly🤠

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