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Mockup with full glass - everything seems to fit properly.

Now for more work on the body including:

  • correcting trim at the vent window to close the gap at the bottom of the glass
  • re-radius wheel openings for more tire clearance.

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Did some work to fabricate the unique valance on the Essex Wire car  - not exact but a reasonable facsimile and a good start.

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This is also a power steering component. It is the pitman arm mounted control valve that is connected to the ram (that you removed) with the left- and right-turn hoses. A manual steering center link will be connected directly to the pitman arm here.

I love all  these race cars you build. They are among my favorite 1:1s and you certainly do them justice with your builds.

 

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Center link for manual steering:

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Center link for power steering with provision for the control valve:

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25 minutes ago, Rodent said:

This is also a power steering component. It is the pitman arm mounted control valve that is connected to the ram (that you removed) with the left- and right-turn hoses. A manual steering center link will be connected directly to the pitman arm here.

Thanks Steve, that detail was bugging me.  I'll see if I can remove that portion.  

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Removed the control valve from the steering rack Steve mentioned above.  The chassis is now complete on the Foyt car.

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Chassis fitted on the Skip Scott car:

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As far as I have been able to determine the Skip Scott car was only entered once in the configuration that I am attempting to recreate, 1965 Daytona 24-hr.  It is/was the 1964 Tour de France winner (Registration #DPK7B).  It was originally built by Holman-Moody and shipped to Alan Mann for final preparation for the TdF.  It was returned to the USA after entry in the ’64 Nassau Speed Weeks.

http://www.ponysite.de/procter_dpk7b.htm

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I have found several nice photos of the outside of the car during Daytona but nothing of the oily bits, no engine bay, or chassis details.  I do know it ran down draft Webers at Daytona, thus the need for the teardrop hood.  It was able to run this induction system because it was entered in the Prototype Class.  This class allows more liberal modifications to the car. I am going to assume then that H-M applied several of their NASCAR mods to the chassis.  I will be making educated guesses about those mods going forward.

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Thanks Daniel.  As far as planning I just follow a sequence that would work (I assume) on a 1:1 project.  And I do a fair amount of research which I enjoy.

Added an axle stiffener.

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Thanks Bruce.

Built-up the Webers from the HRM kit.  Was concerned there was going to be interference with the export brace but looks like they are going to get along fine.

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I was fortunate enough to acquire another Shelby pan which I modified to fit the AMT 289 engine.  I also modified the kit pan into a deep sump which I will use on the Skip Scott car.

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