Those bolt-heads jazz up the heads significantly. I wouldn't have thought to add breathers from the '34 Ford kits either--that's a nifty idea, and I happen to have some of those kicking around. Neat trick with the firewall lip...reading the description, I thought "the recessed firewall option doesn't have a lip"...but you sliced it off the back! Lateral thinking
Got the car mocked back together and decided to try a Revell '32 hood top on it. If I keep the hood I'll need to raise the grill shell a touch because there's a little too much slope as it is. Also, there's a couple of close up pics of the fully mocked up engine fit back in.
I agree with what you've said; however, it would be perfectly acceptable (and appropriate) to have the engine set back a bit for weight transfer on a car that sees strip duty........and the Halibrands and slicks out back say this is more than just a late '60's street rod.
Plus there’s the fact that the engine is already mounted, LOL!
Actually, one issue that would come up if it were moved forward is header fit. They are TIGHT as it is and with the frame being a wedge moving the engine forward would cause them not to fit between the frame rails. And then there’s the radiator which always takes up more room than we think it will.
But I like the engine set-back for racing explanation. I’ll roll with that! Haha
Been a while since I updated this projected but I've been chipping away at getting everything painted behind the scenes.
The Pontiac 421 is coming together nicely. At this point it just needs the carbs, filters and fuel lines. The block and trans are Testors "Bronze" from their one-coat lacquer line. I had just enough leftover from my '32 5-Window to spray the engine and felt it's a good accent color for the rest of the car. The intake and valve covers are Tamiya "Mica Silver" with heavy gloss clear.
The wheels and tires are finished. The entire set is an AMT parts pack from a few years ago. Wheel finish is Tamiya "Silver Leaf" with their flat clear for an as-cast appearance.
The exhaust pipes are Tamiya "Mica Silver" with their flat clear to give it a metallic appearance with no sheen. I've done red "Cherry Bomb" glass packs on the last couple of models so this time I decided to do them up as "Blue Streak" glass packs.
This is gonna be a 1960's era car but I didn't want to do another white/black two tone interior so I decided to take a chance with light gray (actually just Tamiya primer) and Tamiya "Blue" with a semi-gloss clear coat. The "carpet" is simply Duplicolor dark gray primer with a flat clear coat. The dashboard is a sneak-peek at the body color, Tamiya "French Blue, to show how the various colors will look together.
Chassis parts are all detail painted and just need their final gloss clear coat to seal everything in.
Working on getting the body prepped for primer at this time. More to come soon!
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
Jan 24, 2021 18:22:09 GMT -5
spex84: Hey folks, how the heck do I change my password on here??
Jun 8, 2021 13:30:09 GMT -5
spex84: NM, found it. Thanks anyway!
Jun 8, 2021 14:42:40 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Has anyone heard from Ron Savoie (FordRodnCustom)?
Aug 28, 2021 19:24:18 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hmmmm no I will check on him
Aug 29, 2021 0:25:28 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: last time he logged in here or dpmcc was July 9th. I am getting concerned , his Facebook has nothing on it. I sent him a text message, it's late but I want to know if he's ok.
Aug 29, 2021 1:33:03 GMT -5
Kit Karson: RIP Ronald Robert Savoie
Aug 29, 2021 15:07:48 GMT -5
mrmetallic: good to see some additional activity in the bench section. Jump in everyone!
Sept 9, 2021 7:00:10 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: yeah it's nice to see ! I just dusted a few more builds off , dang it's hard to get them out and dust them off lol
Sept 18, 2021 22:26:21 GMT -5