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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 22 Aug 2015, 7:14 am

Looks super Mike

Hope I can get on the Mustang this weekend if nothing else comes up
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 24 Aug 2015, 1:51 am

Looks great Mike. This one came out stunning in black and white!!
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 7:29 pm

The Duesie is complete.  When I took the final photo, I noticed the top needed a touchup, so its drying.  But here's the rest of it.


A completed thread will follow soon.

Thanks for the comments and following along.
And great work by all the members.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 6:49 am

Had some time to work on the Mustang, been working on the int. which is white with black trim, dash, carpet and package tray







and working on the door panels, fist time I used the gel pen I got in silver so I have some touch up on the door handles



got the dash painted black but don't have any detail added yet so that's for next time.

Thanks for looking
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 28 Aug 2015, 1:14 pm

Mustang coming along, Duesie looks truly full size!
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:53 am

Well it's been awhile since my last update but I have not been idle on this build. I had quite a few fitment issues and some how the guy building this thing read the instruction backward so I had to take the heads back off of and and refit. them. I had them swapped side for side and t water pump wouldn't fit. The after finally figuring all that out I came to the distributor. Getting the drive gear on the camshaft and the driven gear on the distributor to line up and mesh was like getting lips off a chicken. But I finally got her done. Now everything fits, everything works and I am almost done. Made the spark plugs today for it. Again it's a good thing I had three kits to sort through. The spark plugs are little red light bulbs that light up when it's time for the cylinder to fire. Of the 8 in the kit 3 worked. I had some in one of the other kits and got 5 working bulbs from it, so the spark plugs are done and will be installed tomorrow. Then it's some simple soldering and it's a done deal.

The other thing I ran into was the push button switches they want you to build to made it run were junk. So I redesigned the battery box. I did this by taking twp of the battery boxes from two kits. filling in the square hole in the end where the buttons would go. Then went down to Radio Shack and got two micro switches to replace them. I MEK'ed some styrene strips between them for a spacer and painted everything flat black. Solder all the wires in place and solder a spring from a Transmission shift kit to one end to hold the batteries tight and in good contact. I printed the labels out on my small label maker and called it good. I could have wired it all together and used one switch, but the kit had two. One to make the engine spin and the other to turn the spark plugs on. Anyway here's the pictures.

Kinda hard to see but here is the two gears that gave me such a fit.



and a mock up of everything.



spark plug bases all painted and ready for the bulbs.



Light bulbs installed into the bases and tested all work now and ready to go.



and on the battery box thing here it is. This shows the boxes together with batteries and wiring complete.



The labels I made and in place.



and finally what the finished battery will look like.



So I am hoping to finish this one tomorrow or Monday. Installing the spark plugs and wiring the distributor should be fairly easy compared to the rest of it. I know famous last words.

All comments and questions welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 10:28 am


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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 10:48 am

Cool !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 12:14 pm

Looking good

Be nice if you could link to a video of it working when its done
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 3:21 pm

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Looking good

Be nice if you could link to a video of it working when its done

Hi Mr Z,

I'm with Colin, would love to see a video of it running...

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 4:19 pm

Looks good Buck. Yes, a video is definitely in order here!
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 4:59 pm

I agree - a short video would be great, and dub in the sound of real big block starting up. COOL
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 06 Sep 2015, 5:54 pm

I will see what I can do with the video. That's new skill I have to learn and master, but I am willing to try.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Tue 08 Sep 2015, 4:44 am

Sweet work Buck !

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Tue 24 Nov 2015, 10:32 pm

Hi gang, well it's been a long time of not working on this but I started in again

Got her painted Vintage Burgundy Metallic Ford code X and 2 coats of clear



How do you guys like my high tech paint booth in the background and I don't mean the open shed cause it's in front of it







I'm going to finish the int. and start on the chassis next and maybe get it done by the end of the year
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:46 am

Beautiful Paint !!!

I have used that same spray booth myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:11 pm

I had a chance to get a Lindberg Stutz with some leftover xmas gift credit with Amazon. Supposed to arrive Friday.
Been jonesing ever since Skid introduced his Mefisofele. I know this Lindberg will nowhere approach the quality of the others {Mikes Duesenberg is GORGEOUS !}, but it'll at least get me into another larger scale build !
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 5:33 pm

Can't wait to see it Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 01 Feb 2016, 12:23 am

While the Wolf WR-1 was trying my patience, I decided I needed a distraction. So I have started this one in earnest. Basic engine assembly. Yay me !

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