I'm glad I could give you my thoughts on it without offending you! LOL! That's always a concern for me these days.
I'm all for constructive criticism during the build-up phase. It can be frustrating when you think you have something where you think you're done with it and someone points out a flaw or a way to improve the build. But, saying something helpful is great, and I can always choose to ignore it if I want to
With some gentle prodding from Ed, I have redone the exhaust. It didn't take much prodding though because bed side exhausts were always how I envisioned this build anyway. But I didn't have the materials on hand to make them, and when those Monogram deuce pipes practically fell in place I just ran with it.
I took the Monogram mufflers and cut off the pipes, and notched them to accept the solder. Then, through a few bouts of trial and error I got the tubes bent up. I did have to move the suspension arms slightly inboard to clear the pipes, but amazingly I was still able to use the original mounting holes on the x-member. So, not so bad after all. (the bottom muffler is slightly askew in the pic, so pay no mind to that)
I need to make the pipes out of tube to run along the bed, but otherwise I'm very happy with them. Thanks for the push Ed
Next up is driveshaft creation and trans tunnel mods.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2019 15:02:35 GMT -5 by mrmetallic
While I didn't spend as much time at the bench as I had planned over the holiday weekend, I did make some progress.
I got the steering box and linkage knocked out. 37 Ford pickup box, parts box linkage, with straight pin locators.
Last remaining items to knock out are gas tank, battery and taillights. Then general cleanup and paint prep. I've been leaning towards a dark grey since I started planning this build in my head, but still mulling over some options.
I've had trouble getting to the bench lately, but I did get some done yesterday. Finally figured out the gas tank solution, pictures to follow
I made the mods to the injection units, replacing the molded tubes with some bootlace ferrules, found on Amazon. I chopped off the old tubes, inserted a short length of straight pin into a hole I drilled in the center of the unit. Once it's painted, the new tubes will set atop nicely. I may try to see if I can shorten them a little without damaging the flare in the process.
Getting closer to paint time. Taillights is the last item on the list to figure out. Getting closer.
Finally got the motivation together to start painting this thing. Part of the problem was finalizing a color combo. I knew I wanted to use one of the Tamiya airplane colors, so I settled on the Grey Violet. Then I had to decide where I was going to incorporate the 2nd and third colors, and what they should be. Apparently, the old Testors Copper spray bomb has become one of my go to colors because when I look back on past builds I see it all over the place. Usually in subtle places. Well, this time, it's in the forefront.
Feels good to see this baby in color, so here's the obligatory fresh paint mockup...
Post by krassandbernie on Aug 26, 2019 11:05:54 GMT -5
It's nice to see my stuff actually being put to good use..........as in being built or used on a project! I believe this is the first Pontiac engine I've seen assembled other than your '32 roadster which was more of a restoration when it came to the engine.
Looking good! Seems you bailed out on the injector setup?
I was waiting for someone to catch that
I decided that it didn't really fit with the understated feel this build started to evolve into the further I got along. I have the parts saved for a future project. Plus, in the last year I've built 2 injected motors, with another one waiting in deck.
spex84: Glad to ear it, Bob! I'm doin' OK too. Just not spending much time at the bench these days.
Aug 28, 2020 12:19:04 GMT -5
Dennis: Man, these last couple of weeks are the deadest I've ever seen this place. Sad...
Aug 30, 2020 0:05:36 GMT -5
mrmetallic: Dude, i'm struggling to get anything going on my bench
Sept 2, 2020 7:04:01 GMT -5
krassandbernie: I'm surprised that only one or two members even noticed the new posts I made in the 'resin' section......and now crickets!
Sept 10, 2020 10:21:15 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: well i may not have anywhere to build...but i might just build at the kitchen table like the old days. will see how things go with my life and this winter.
Sept 19, 2020 17:34:41 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You'd be getting more done than I have in the past year or two if you do build on the kitchen table! LOL!
Sept 21, 2020 21:13:04 GMT -5
EchoBravoSierra: I'm struggling to settle on something to build too. My "working on a model" time has been pulling a box out, digging in it, putting it back up, wash, rinse, repeat.
Sept 23, 2020 13:56:05 GMT -5