'40 Ford Coupe..Cadillac engine and Brass Double-Core Radiator

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My current project is a '50s era traditional '40 Ford coupe hot rod and I've been detailing the Cadillac engine (Revell engine kit) with tri-carbs/mesh filters, linkage, fuel lines, plumbing etc. Then, I decided to make a handmade brass heavy duty rad to cool this large engine.....it's been time consuming but fun.
The model should be complete in the next few days, and the fuel lines will line up evenly once I can mount the fuel block to the firewall.

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that is very nice work Clifford, looks fantastic!

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Beautiful on all counts!

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whow that georgeous .. also the paint looks like glass , awsome awsome !!

more pics please !

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Looks great!

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Clifford, I just sent you a PM about this model. Thank you.

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Now that is sweet!!!!! Love it!!!!

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Very cool!

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Really, really nice. How did you fabricate the radiator?

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Amazing work!

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Great work on the radiator and all the details! I'm eager to see the finished model!

Sam

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Very nice detail work.

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Clifford that is just gorgeous. And I think that a PE grille would really look cool in front of that gorgeous engine and radiator... (Just my opinion).

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Wow ! ! ! Beautiful work on the engine and radiator !

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'40 coupe is one of my all time favorite cars ... Can't wait to see it finished!

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Great job on the mill!! Can't wait to see the rest of the car!

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That is some beautiful work. Very clean engine and the paint is gorgeous too

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very nice work on that radiator. like the details on your engine. paint looks awesome, what color is it.

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Nice detail, I really like the radiator....

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Beautiful..

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That's some beautiful work there .. that radiator is gorgeous!

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Beautiful work on the rad, Clifford. Nice detail work on the motor too.

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Wow, I build models. You build show pieces !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Clifford:

Some very interesting work here indeed....

A question for you... I am assuming here that you added this detail to a diecast model.... which one did you use as the basis for the 40 Ford Coupe? ..... just wondering because I can't seem to place it....thanks....

B

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Clifford:

Some very interesting work here indeed....

A question for you... I am assuming here that you added this detail to a diecast model.... which one did you use as the basis for the 40 Ford Coupe? ..... just wondering because I can't seem to place it....thanks....

B

Yes it's a 1st gear diecast '40 Ford coupe ....originally a $24 'Car Quest' diecast promo. I think that diecast is the best proportioned '40 coupe of all.....better than any plastic kits and even better than Danbury's versions. The dog-leg doors had to be modified into discreet hinges and all the '90s hi-tech details have been removed and modified into a traditional '50s style custom rod...transverse leaf springs and i-beam axle etc.

It's almost finished and as soon as it is, I'll post it on 'Under Glass'.

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