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1957 Ford Gasser
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 12:28 PM UTC
I tried that already but i can't find the key it's so small i lost it, lol.
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 11:39 AM UTC
Robert, do you want to start that engine soon?

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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC
Thanks Joel nice to hear that.
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:24 AM UTC
Robert,
I'm just blown away by the level of detail that you've added to the engine/transmission.

You're right up there with Nick in my book, and the two of you model at IMPS National Standards for sure.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 03:00 AM UTC
Small update on the trans added the bottom half of the shifter and rods, other details will have to be added after the engine goes in the chassis. All comments welcome.
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 01:42 AM UTC

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Thanks Jim, thanks Joel, i am really glad you learned some thing from my build.
I almost forgot what a great place automodeler is, so many of the forums are so negative you just don't want to be there or even build. Thank you to all for all the views and comments.



Robert,
Sad, but Unfortunately, so true. Over the years I've moved from armor back to aircraft, and now to my 1st love on so many levels: Cars, race cars to be more exact. And over that period of time, I've found more negatively and aloofness on one forum after another, that my primary goal was to find one or two that welcomed newbies, and was more focused on model building as a enjoyable hobby, then a razor sharp focus towards pure realism, exact replicated details, and accurizing, with a side focus on competitions, (a route that I spent literally years at through the world of IPMS that eventually burnt me out for 10 years).

I've found less of that in the auto area of our hobby, but I did find way more then I cared for. No one wants to hear or should I say read that their latest model isn't up to THEIR standards, or that there's to many basic mistakes, or worse that you didn't bother to spend $100's to correct molding errors or just left out pcs to the grand puzzle. So the majority of those lists members just stopped posting their work. Stayed or left the site really didn't much matter other then they were members who fed the beast with constant praise.

Eventually, I found several sites, then narrowed them down to just two for race cars in general, as many were specific to type: Nascar, Open Wheel, Tin Tops, Indy Car, etc. And both had to be more of a family, friend environment.

Without any doubt, AutoModeler is one of those two sites. A great bunch of guys, a wide variety of subjects and builds, as well as builds that run the full spectrum from newbie to super experienced, from strict OOB ( perfect basics is the goal) to super detailing of the highest of levels. Yet everyone is encouraged to post their work. And each build is respected for what it is. Suggestions of improvement or how to correct this or that is always done in a most positive manner, which makes us so special IMHO.

Sorry for the long rant, but I'm so glad that you feel the same exact way.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 11:22 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 08:32 PM UTC
Awesome detailing Robert.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
Thanks Jim, thanks Joel, i am really glad you learned some thing from my build.
I almost forgot what a great place automodeler is, so many of the forums are so negative you just don't want to be there or even build. Thank you to all for all the views and comments.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Robert,
I'm just blown away with your engine detailing. Those duel chrome air cleaning are the best I've ever seen.

Even at my grand old age of 72 I'm learning quite a lot from you and Nick. So the little bit of detailing I attempt is getting better and better.

Excellent idea about using the wires from a slot car motor. I use to wind my own back in the days, but have no idea of where to find them. What I was doing was going to a large box craft store like Michael's and looking at what's available. So far the beading department has all sorts of goodies.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
Robert, your engine detailing looks great.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:29 AM UTC
Thanks for the ideas, i have not tried leaf springs yet but i did my own drop front axle on my 1956 Ford Victoria gasser made from solid brass rod and plastic steering knuckles, came out decent.

For really thin wire you might want to check out copper magnet wire for winding an armature i have seen 40 gauge on ebay, or strip the wire from a 1/64 scale afx slot car armature that's really thin.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 06:24 PM UTC
Hi Robert,

Nice work on that engine -wow! the throttle linkage, return spring and fuel lines (clean metal work!) - Nice! I guess the question with detailing is how far do you want to/can you realistically go? My recurrent problem is that I can't find any realistic looking thin wire - you know the 18-22 gauge stuff you see running all around real engines - I can find ignition wires, oil and fuel lines, but no really thin wire with plastic sheathing. I do have some super thin colored plastic line - it looks great- BUT - it wont stick in place with CA or regular glue!! very frustrating, so it stays in the junk box until I can figure out how to make it stick.

As you're doing a gasser, and you like detail stuff...how about the straight axle and leaf springs up front? that could become a fun detailing extravaganza (make your own leaf packs, brackets, steering) - or a complete nightmare! - haha - or, you could build a trick four link in the rear!! wow - with some trick 9" rearend - easier said than done - the fun of model building!

Looking forward to your next post -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 03:34 PM UTC
Thanks guys.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC

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Thanks Gabriel, no regulator you might be looking at the fuel filter , but a regulator on a super charged engine was pretty common i think.



That was my second guess, an inline fuel filter, before they moved them in the fuel tank. Still cool

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:42 PM UTC
Looks amazing Robert, keep up the great work!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:03 PM UTC
Thanks Gabriel, no regulator you might be looking at the fuel filter , but a regulator on a super charged engine was pretty common i think.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 12:48 PM UTC
Haha! It's that a fuel regulator there? Brilliant work, Robert, and fantastic suggestions for my future builds. Thanks for sharing!

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:55 AM UTC
I must be bored it's my second update this week. Got one close up shot and 2 others further away so you can get a better look.

I installed the air cleaners, carb linkage and return spring, i am thinking about making the lower part of the shifter and rods. All comments welcome.


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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:49 AM UTC
Thanks Joel, i am working on the air cleaners now. I put a nasty scratch on the chrome of one of the air cleaners so i will have to strip the chrome and repaint them lol.
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 01:11 AM UTC
Robert,
Your engine detailing continues to amaze me. For starters, how you managed to drill out the distributor cap, let alone a homemade one is just mind boggling. Honestly, I usually end up when working in 1/25-1/24 scale just drilling one large hole for the various number of wires needed.

And as the guys have already said, those PE looms look great.

Can't wait to see your next update as I'm sure you'll have even more "goodies" for us.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thanks Gabriel, they are photo etch stainless from model car garage, they have a large selection of PE.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 12:10 PM UTC
Robert, you should be happy with the outcome so far. I like the looms. Are they AM or you scratch them? I was looking since long for a solution for these, and it seems that you found the right one.

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 11:35 AM UTC
Thanks James.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 11:29 AM UTC
Nice job on the engine, Robert. I like your wiring.

Jim