John Collins Pioneer firebird W,I,P. (engine detail help!)

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Ok restarted under this heading, as windscreen problem is resolved !

Latest problem is !!! i have lost my reading glasses and have to wait til 28/01/12 to get new ones !

Car needs to be be finished by 11/02/ for my first model show competition !

And i am waiting on delivery of braided lines and other parts to finish !

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And heres where i am with engine detailing so far !

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So during my next 1 week+ hiatus i thought i would research some fuel pump fuel line reference for info, but i am struggling to find anything !

Does anyone have any ref photos of F/C engines around 1979 period?

please help!

Biffo

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I have some pics of one of Kenny Beirnsteins Budweiser cars from the early 80's from a car show here in the phoenix area that it was displayed I believe this car was redone. let me see if I can find and post real fast

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Sean... here is a couple of pics to hold you over until I have more time to upload more pics of this car. I would of uploaded them all but I need to get out the door here soon for work. but here is a few pics for you....

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Hopefully these pics help out a little and then I will upload the rest. There is about 14 pics total that I have of this car.

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Very useful Chris thanks, clears up the first thing i wondered, single or twin fuel pumps! and some nice fuel line info to, barrel valve ? shot would be good !

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Cool my detailling bits have just arrived time to start plumbing this project !

Thanks PRO TECH and Brian Daly @ CORRUPT DIECASTS !

Updates to follow tonight !

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love those 70's-80's funny cars. You did a great job on the body

can't wait to see the rest.

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Hey Sean.... i jist remember that I owe you some.more pics on the car I posted. my apologies. work has been hetic and crazy the past few weeks for me. so.much that I havent had time for any of my builds.

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Sean... I just got done uploading the rest of the pics that I have of the budweiser car. Here they are:

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Those were all the pics I have of this car. wish I would of taken more at the time

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Thanx Chris, lots of inspiration there ! still b it unsure of what barrel valve on bug catcher looks like but i think it must be like a backwards,laid flat upside down "y" with one line from fuel pump and spliting to two to the injector and manifold blocks ! will scratch build what i mean and post ! got roll cage padding and oil filter lines done last night, wiil post later ! Thanks again !

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Sean I will dig through some more pics and see what i can find in way of barrel valves and post a few different ones that I can fine. I know I have a few pics.

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Wow..Chris....those are some fantastic pictures...they surely will be put to good use here as well!! Thanks!!

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what is the large black hose that's attached to the frame ? looks live it's connected to the valve cover ?

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oil breather tubes, they go to a collection tank (puke tank) through the chassis rails ( I think)

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Can't wait for it to be done.

I have lost or broken so many pairs of persciption that I've lost count.I use those "Reader Glasses" to builld my cars.I think they go up to 3.75 magnafication Wallgreens,Osco,Wallmart and the Dollar Store sell them.Look for 2 for 1 newspaper coupons

Keep up the good work

Mike

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Ok finally got some photos and updates,( 11 days till show/competition time)

Found a body up photo on an old Hot Rod mag cover so had to change the plug wires to BLUE ! also plumbed oil filters and fitted blower belt !

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And now am working on 3rd Bug Catcher !

1st one the alclad finish wasnt good,

2bd one finish was nice, but nhabdked it to much when fitting injector hoses, and rubbed paint off the fins !!

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And heres the third (paint finish not as good as second but no rub off on fins !)

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Hope you like ! All comments welcome, and thanks for all the photos Guys !

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Ok nearly done ! and only 3 days till 1st competition !

Heres the engine detailling ! hope you like !

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And another one !

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Next one should be finished article.

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Sean... Looking good man, that engine looks great! nice work

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Thanks Chris, your photos helped a lot with the details !

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This is really looking top notch. So what's left to do before she heads off to the competition?

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Ok i guess this is pretty near finisheded so here you go what do you guys think !

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and body up one !

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will probably post more under a finished banner when i take them !

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VERY nice, Sean! Beautiful paint, and good detailling. Good luck with it at your upcoming contest!

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This build turned out great!! Very nice work on this.

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