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      Here's my first real complex scratchbuilt assembly. It's an Olds Rocket engine block. It's in the first working primer My first real scratchbuild coat so I can see what defects I need to smooth out. It's supposed to be made of cast iron which I'll simulate with a pebbly kind of paint. There's still a lot to go but this is only the first step. Next, the water pump and all the other front of the engine doohickeys, fuel pump and beyond. It's taken me a lot of courage to even show this thing at this stage so let the criticism fly. I can take it. :eek:



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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Look's good to me.......don't forget the dipstick.
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    Dang! I knew I forgot something. I would probably have realized I left it out aftger the model was done.:( Thanks for the help. I still have a bunch of smoothing to do on this. It's by no means done yet.


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    How did you do the core plugs on the block sides?
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    Hey, looking pretty good.I only see basically two small flaws, wich are fairly easy to see, so guess you have already noted them is why you stated you were a little ambarresed to show it.Hey, no one is perfect and for a first, looking good.Especially when the little things will be covered up with the "cast" look paint!!I have all but completed my 427 scratch, not primered yet though.I have put off the heads though because I am scared to death of doing them.There is a tremendious amount of detail on them, but I am thinking a bunch will be covered up by the exhaust flange so am trying to figure out how I will create that first so I know what details to do and wich ones to smooth out and hide under the exhaust flange :D You pic gives me a little bit of encouragement though seeing that it can be done by someone not as seasoned as some of these guys here!! Keep it up, want to see the final!!Wich tranny are ya using behind it??
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    Now you got PMs Glu.

    Classic, I was going to use a tranny that looks like the t 10. I'm not that familiar with all the ages of the parts so I don't really know which numbered part came when. I'm going by several of my research pics and trying to connect the details. Sometimes I have to extrapolate the details to fill in the blanks. I was going to do that yesterday but I ran out of dish washer liquid (:confused: :confused: :confused: ).

    Now for the plug holes. The threaded holes are actually inset 1-72 My first real scratchbuild brass nuts I got at the railroad shop. I first located the holes, drilled them large enough and just deep enough for a good fit with the top of the nut flush or as flush as you can get it to the block. I glued in the nut with some light cured resin My first real scratchbuild but there are other products you can use with just as good result. Whatever you use, the stuff has to be thick so you won't have the nut sinking out of position. Thick superglue may be too thin. You can probably even secure them in with some Squadron My first real scratchbuild Green or Bondo since there you don't need to worry about shrinkage. The defects will be well hidden by the plug. Now the plug screws in and out easily. Just make sure you have your brass nuts all in the same direction so the plugs are all parallel. Also make sure you have the hole out far enough so the block doesn't interfere with the sitting of the plug. I out to go ahead and do that spark plug tutorial also. I had it ready to send out and that was just before the imfamous computer crash of 2006.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  7. you made that from scratch ?? :eek: Don't waist your time anymore in plastic go invest in a lathe then we can talk further!! YOUR A SCRATCHBUILDER well done mate,And I really mean that !!
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    O.K. cuase of you, I started the heads today.Not bad.Again it is a little hard to work with the plastiuc for as you go to sand My first real scratchbuild it, it may get out of shape, then is a son of a gun to try to make look right, but coming out real well.Thanks again for your inspirations.I think I doing good, but hey, you doing FINE!!I think ya found a home!!as modelmaker said, get a lathhe ect. I would love to see your work then.I know I am feelin the brass bug and have a bad case of big scale flue.I hope they never go away :D
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    Thanks guys for the great words of encouragement. All of you guys have inspired me and keep inspiring me to go higher and higher. Without everyone's help, I never would have broken out of the kit parts only mode. This is the greatest site on the web.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Jeff.....the only person who didn't know you were a scratch builder was you. The kit parts are begining to look a bit lacking, huh? Brilliant work, won't be long and you'll be ready to tackle that Olds body. Get Super Modeler to give you a little help.
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    I put in a call to Supermodeler and he told me to take 2 crayons and he'll be here in the morning. Today, he's pinstriping and flaming some eggs. He never stops. Hw's got slick boiling up the eggs right now.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Here's an update on the Olds Rocket. This is a starter made of brass and aluminum rods and tubes. It's weathered with wet pastel chalks which was thinned out after it was dry. Hope you like. I just have no idea how to wire it in. My research was a 55 Chevy starter on e-Bay.








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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Jeff that looks real good! I thought as the pics popped up it was a real one for a second. If you'd had smaller bolts (I know I can't find 'em either), I'da had to really look at it hard to tell for sure.

    The wiring is simple...this is the clearest diagram I could find in 30 seconds. Obviously from the copyright info it's for a late model truck, but the same applies for what we do with them.



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    Hey Glu, I don't know how it the heck I missed your post.:eek: That's exactly the wiring diagram I've been looking for.:) Thanks so much for the help. Now all I need is how to wire up a generator. I had some beautiful pictures that got eaten alive by a virus. Thanks also for the compliment. It really helps to bolster my confidence and attempt something more difficult.


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    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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