1:8 scale sonny's hemi w/ new century block

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i had some fre time this weekend and i need a break from the '37 so i started a new motor project. it will be a sonny leonard semi hemi headed, new century aluminum block, big block chevy. ilove the valve covers on these motors so that's where i started.

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for the block i used a standard bbc resin casting that was cast off my master and modified the heck out of it.

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here's the finished unit.

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next i made a jesel style cam belt drive. also a dist. belt drive. finally a balancer.

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test fit of the drives turned out pretty good.

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hopefully i'll get some more time soon to do a little more.

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dave looks fantastic

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What he said.

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Incredible work as usual Dave!!! B)

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LOOKS AWESOM DAVE

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You said somewhere before that you don't use CNC (on the models) but you do, at least, allow yourself the luxury of DRO on the mill? :)

I don't think everyone who looks at your models, appreciates the accuracy of your work depicting the real thing in miniature.

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thanks guys.

that's right, David. no C.N.C. but, i do have x, y and z digital readouts. i don't believe i would ever attempt machining anything without DRO. it would take way to long without it and i'm just not that patient. it also makes my old beat up bridgeport look like it's in pretty good shape. hehe.

thanks for the compliment. you know,....... some people get it........some don't. it's really nice when someone else gets it. thanks.

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Wow, Dave - off to another great start. I sure appreciate the ability you guys have of turning aluminum stock into a finely detailed piece. That goes for a clump of resin, too. Looking forward to this engine build.

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Looks great Dave.

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Hey Dave ,another georgeous piece of art my friend .......................

Leonard

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You amaze me every time you post a Project Dave. Those valve covers are a model there selves.

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Nice work Dave! You do amzing work! Cant wait to see where this is goin.......

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beautiful machining as all ways Dave, you make it look easy, when I know from what little I've attempted, that it's not, and not having a D.R.O. doesn't help! :(

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Dave... its great to see you doing another engine... Man you sure are off to a killer start. I have been looking forward to seeing you get back to some of the builds and know that your '37 has been keeping you busy. Looking forward to seeing more of your Awesome skills!!

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thanks a bunch guys. building the engines for these cars really kinda floats my boat. for me the car is just the display case for the engine.......hehe.

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Looks great Dave love watching your work.

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Each of those are pieces are works of art, Dave. Outstanding job, my friend...

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Dave, that's just bad mate.....trying to pass off the new motor for the '37....................... :rolleyes:

But seriously, it looks WICKED mate, great work and craftsmanship. :wub:

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i got a few moments over the weekend to do a little more to the engine. fabbed a manifold and c/f'd it.

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finished up the belt drive.

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put some dominators on it for "lookin' at".

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here it is ext the to the 5.3 bore space motor.

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that looks marvelous dave

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Awesome, Dave. Looks like if you poured some VP in the tank, and put plugs, lines and wires on it, you could start it.

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all ways a treat to see your work Dave!!

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Awesome work Dave.

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