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27 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Well, if I am not mistaken, Pat....... the gentleman in the blue shirt is actually smiling ?

David

He must like his job.

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4 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

I got to be the 50,000th viewer of this thread.

Nice round figure. I hope you liked what you saw. I've been watching yours. It'll be quite the shop. I've been thinking about a twin post hoist. 

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16 hours ago, landman said:

Nice round figure. I hope you liked what you saw. I've been watching yours. It'll be quite the shop. I've been thinking about a twin post hoist. 

Thanks. If you get a twin post from Fujimi, modify the base and bring the post closer together. Stock, the arms have to approach pointing at each other which reduces the four point spread holding the model.

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On 4/23/2019 at 9:58 AM, landman said:

A prominent Buick restorer has brought  4 nailhead engines to FTB. They are together in the shop in various stages of assembly.

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They were from the Tommy Ivo Showboat kit. One has been put back as a Showboat engine.

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One will be done as a 401 from the early sixties and another one will be done as a hotrod engine with 6 Strombergs.

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I found one 401 valve cover in the stash so I cast another one.I also cast two front cover/water pump assemblies from the 66 Riv engine as well as an intake manifold. I purchased a 3D printed intake pack from fellow member Chris Drysdale. Buit up the Showboat oil pans to work on a vertical engine. In the dragster, the engines are inclined.

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Some nice casting there, Pat..... and 6 Strombergs ! - ( that is a very well produced 3D printed intake pack. )

David

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The 401 will sport a Chief Joseph Rochester carb.

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Some nice pipe work on both engines. Liking the gold and shiny one! I have not seen the Chief Joseph Rochester carburettor before, although I have heard of the Rochester carbs.

David

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8 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Some nice pipe work on both engines. Liking the gold and shiny one! I have not seen the Chief Joseph Rochester carburettor before, although I have heard of the Rochester carbs.

David

He is one of the resin casters. His stuff is among the very best. I attach his carb page. Click on the 1/25 Car items.Then on the item you want to look at, then on the image to enlarge it.

http://www.fireballmodels.info/

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1 hour ago, landman said:

He is one of the resin casters. His stuff is among the very best. I attach his carb page. Click on the 1/25 Car items.Then on the item you want to look at, then on the image to enlarge it.

http://www.fireballmodels.info/

Thanks for the link, Pat...... very interesting site for the Fireball Modelworks, and I can see the resin casting is of the highest quality.

David

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11 hours ago, landman said:

Fuel systems are in place.

 

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This one will have to be displayed in the background, so its lumpiness isn't so obvious.☺️

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And here they are. Same engine, different clothes. How should I di the 4th one?

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I guess the fourth one could be just laying on the pallet, awaiting it's turn to be mounted on a stand like the other three engines ?

David

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