One of these days I may get organized enough to put up a video on my youtube channel.
The basics are: 1.6mm styrene rod is used for the headers. I drill out the exhaust ports and insert a piece of rod longer than I need so it will bend easier. With this style, I started with the middle port and then bent the other 2 to meet in the middle. Where the rods merge I used a round file and filed 1/2 of the material so it would merge nicely into the middle exhaust tube. I use Tamiya liquid cement to weld them together. Sometimes a clamp or metal tweezers are needed to apply pressure while the weld sets. After they are built I pull them out of the exhaust ports and trim the extra rod inside the block to make it easier to take on and off. The flanges are made of strip styrene drilled and carefully sanded to the rounded diamond shape. Make sure to position the flanges in the same position using the ones molded into the kit as a guide. Evergreen styrene is pretty forgiving and can handle pretty aggressive bends. It takes a bit of trial and error to get the feel of what the material can do. Hope this helps.
Post by thirdgearspeedshop on Oct 24, 2019 7:24:20 GMT -5
UPDATE: I started painting and detailing the Flathead. The Offy heads are resin pieces from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, the 3 carb intake is also resin. I made a magneto and mounted the generator at an angle to clear the carbs. The belt was made from masking tape. The belt barely clears the plug wires, but once installed in the frame I don't think it will be an issue. This was my first attempt at 90 degree plug boots. They took a while but I think the extra time was worth it. I also made a pair of lower radiator hoses from styrene rod.
Post by thirdgearspeedshop on Oct 31, 2019 9:09:49 GMT -5
I used the Vern Tardel book as reference for building the rear shock mounts. The top mounts are posts mounted through holes drilled into the rear cross member. The lower mounts are made to replicate something similar to a 37 rear lower shock mount. The shocks are modified items from an AMT 50 Chevy pickup.
Post by thirdgearspeedshop on Nov 6, 2019 14:00:50 GMT -5
UPDATE: I made a place to mount the battery and started scratch building a Model T style gas tank. I still need to add some details but the overall shape has been made. The seat is a resin item. I think I got it from Sheldon Rothwell but I could be wrong about that.