'Snowball 2'

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Good to hear and see the model made the trip safely. The blown Olds engine is looking good! 4-speed is nice too. Keep us posted and keep the pictures coming. Brad

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It's not a blower manifold yet, But after some modifying it will be. :D

Cool I was just wondering because you painted it.

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I modified the intake to mount the blower by filing off the carburetor mount section of the intake and adding a sheet of .040 sheet styrene that I cut to the shape of the bottom of the blower to the middle of the intake and then I added about 2mm of height by adding some square rod to the border of the blower mount plate o nhte intake.

Blower was painted with testors "chrome trim" silver and a custom mix of pale gold testors paints.

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I just don't see that fitting under the hood (LOL)

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I just don't see that fitting under the hood (LOL)

Hmm... I guess it depends on where you mount the hood.......

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Any update on Project Snowball, Billy?

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The engine is done and I'm ready to forward the project. my computer needs a battery before I can upload pics though. Does anybody have ideas on how to safely ship the motor without it breaking?

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Wrap it in bubble wrap or inside a Ziploc bag with packing peanuts all around it.

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Has this been sent on to it's next participant yet?

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No, who is next on the list?

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Currently the remaining list is:

Gpugh1976

Roadhawg

Bandit1

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I have sent Gpugh1976 a PM.

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Updates, please.

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I received the pm and responded with my address.

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I'll mail it out on Monday.

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Updates, please.

If i can ill jump in i specialize in bodymods

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If i can ill jump in i specialize in bodymods

We will have to see how it goes. This Snowball was to be wrapped up a year ago. Maybe it's time to start another?

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Snowball is on it's way to California, I meant to post sooner but my Internet was down for a while.

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Awesome! I'll let you know when it arrives!

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Snowball arrived today! Here's what I pulled out of the box.

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And it looks like the engine made it in one piece....

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So after assessing everything, I've decided that I'll tackle the frame/suspension part of the build. When this started, I was thinking that this was originally going to be a traditional custom but after looking at that monster motor, I imagined a 50's custom that someone got ahold of in the 70's and threw in a blown big-block and made it more of a 70's street machine but kept the original body mods. I'm envisioning bright-colored paint, Cragar SS wheels on white-lettered radials, bucket seats, etc.

So I pulled out all of the suspension/frame related parts that came with Snowball and here is what I have to work with to put the rolling assembly together. Everything you see in the pic came with Snowball. Whatever I need that's not here, I will rob the parts box for it.

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I then started by temporarily gluing the frame rails to the underside of the floorboards. I'm using Elmer's glue so that I can easily pull this back apart once I have things mocked up.

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Stay tuned......

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So tonight I raided the parts box and I tried several sets of Cragars and also some American Racing 5-spokes and nothing was looking quite right. I tried on this set of smoothies for size and I felt these fit the bill perfectly!

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No problems with the front but then I tried 'em on the rear. It was so tight that the wheel wouldn't even squeeze in or wiggle down between the fender and the inner fender well. :wacko:

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These cars have very little wheel well clearance so unless we went with the stock skinnies and hubcaps, I had to come up with a plan. :unsure:<_< .............. B)

I got it!

I cut the inner fender well to the width of the frame which would give me enough room. This will not be a full tub but more of a stepped-tub. It will be subtle enough that it would be hard to notice but it gives me exactly the room I need.

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And VOILA!! Plenty of room!

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Now I've just gotta pretty everything up a bit and replace the plastic I cut out. Stay tuned......

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Ah we finally get a good look at whats been done. A lot of things going on stylistically, it'll be interesting to see where this ends up.

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I'm glad to see it made the trip safely, Your wheel choice fits this car perfectly!

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