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1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 9/17/2017 - Completed Water Jacks


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Spectacular update and I'm thrilled to see the juices flowing again. We need to have a chat soon to get caught up.

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I'm with Brad on this one Buddy, really good to see the update !!!

Beautiful work !!!!!

Randy

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I'll buy the nitro when it's time to fire it for the first time. :D 

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Stunning!

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If we can't tell the difference from 1/1 vs. 1/16, as Mr. Spock said: "It's only logical. A difference that makes no difference, is no difference."

Sounds logical to me Bro. Really happy to see that working again makes you happy faced.

I'm trying to work on that myself.

 

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Scott P... Thank you very much

Scott H... Thank you, hopefully I will soon be working on a scale model :lol:. I actually draw all of my stuff up on a CAD Program I have and when it comes to printing the parts I outsource them to Shapeways and have them print my stuff. But Honestly I think my Stuff actually gets printed from White Clouds. Shapeways outsources some of the work.

Mike... Thank you... Was thinking about 90% Nitro ;)

Brad... Thank you Very Much. I am glad that the Juices have started to flow again. Yes we will have to catch up soon for sure.

Randy... Thank you. It's always great to hear from ya. feels good to be back at the bench.

Paul... Thanks, Sounds like a plan.

Danno... Thank you

Joe.. Thanks buddy. Glad to hear that you have been trying to get to the bench too.

 

Hoping to get some good bench time in part of this weekend and have an update soon.

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Hello Fellas... Well I got a little bit of bench time in today. Was happy that I was able to check off another item from my to do list. Wish I could continue working on this but I have to get ready to go over to a friends for a BBQ to watch the Canelo vs GGG fight tonight. I was able to work on the Water Jacks and get them pretty much completed other than one item left for them. I just need to fabricate the line that goes from the Water Jacks down to the header. Anyway I have a few pics I took with my cell phone so they aren't the greatest but wanted to show some progress and that I have been at the bench.

 

I had started by making the check valves that go on the exist side of the water jacks. I used some RB motion nuts and some Abilon Alloys tubing. These pieces were made from 4 pieces as shown and since I was having trouble gluing them together I actually staked the inside tubing basically by flaring the tubing to lock it in place:

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Here both check valves are completed:

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I had modeled the Water jacks and Cap a while back and had them 3D printed from Shapeways.  Then recently when I had drawn up the Hampton Blower for another project I decided to draw up some fittings that attach to the water jack just to see if they would print because they are so small (.035" thick x .055" wide x .065" long) and to my amazement they actually printed, i think I pushed the envelope on these. I had gotten the water jacks painted with Alclad a while back and the Cap to the Water Jack painted a black:

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I got them assembled and glued onto the engine:

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Front View:

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Right Side:

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...holy smokes, that's a beautiful engine!.......

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Wow, that is some insane detail! 

And as an aside, this is a perfect case study on how to wire up and engine, nice and clean and proper. No more angry spider plug wires!! 

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Christopher...  Thank you very much.

Jesse.... Thanks man I really appreciate the kind words, I have been trying my best on this one but I can tell you this much it sure has tested me and my patience at times :lol:

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Alright Fellas.... I was able to squeeze in a little more bench time this afternoon. What I thought wasn't going to take me very long ended up taking me a little longer than I thought. I know it always happens like that but then again I am at a point in this build where I am trying my best not to screw anything up as I go. So I was able to get the Water Jack lines fabricated and installed onto the engine. One more thing to Check off the ole to do list. I was pretty happy with myself I think I only had to redo the lines a total of 3 times, a much better success rate than I thought I was going to have..  :lol:. I figured I was going to end up with a pile of bent wire. HEre are a few pics of the competed pieces:

Here is the Water Jack lines along with the fitting installed onto the left side of the engine, I still need to add the bold to the water jack itself:

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Here is a side view of the Left side:

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Here is the line fabricated for the Right Side:

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Here is a side view of the right hand side:

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Here is a some what of an up-close straight on shots of the Water Jacks, Check Valve, Fittings and hard line:

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You know it's not nice to Photoshop real engines onto a model bench and call them model parts.

 

 

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Annnnnddddd, another one is off the list.  Nice job on those Chris, is there anything you can't draw / print?  I'm starting to wonder.  Nice to see you back at the bench sir!   cheers, tim

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Bill... thank you...  I will try to remember that for the next time... :lol:;)

Tim....Thank You very much. Yes I am getting things checked off the list one by one. Moving slow because I am trying not to screw stuff up. I have been pushing myself to see what I'm can and can't do. Never know until you try right :lol:. It feels good to be back at the bench building again.

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WOW!!:o  What else can I say?

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pretty nice work there Chris! 

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Ohhhhhh brother, those lines are so crisp. I'm completely blown away each time you post a different viewing angle of that beast of an engine. Kudos brother.

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Stunnnnnnning!

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Unreal!  If I didn't see some items in the background I'd swear this was a full sized, functioning engine. Amazing unbelievable work sir!!!!

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