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some more views of the test fit.





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so i got some time to machine the intake runners and the intake manifold mounting plates. i'm also going to make a c/f valley cover and a low profile distributor.









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o.k. so it's been a while but, i haven't idle doing nothing. this is one of those times that some of you can appreciate. i've been doing all the little stuff for the carbs. you younger guys should take advantage of your eyesight while it's still really good. at 53 this stuff is one enormous pain in the butt!!!!

i started with the carbs. i put the throttle shafts in and the bowl vents. still working on the accelerator pump nozzle. i may also do the accelerator pumps and lever. time will tell.



later on i made the carb linkage arms out of aluminum and painted them semi gloss black.



after that, onto the carb shear plates.



then after that i made the linkage arms. the rod ends (and almost all of my hardware) are R.B.motion, of course.

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then i made the decals for the nitrous solenoids. there are 16 of them in all. also, i drilled two .015" holes in each solenoid for the wires.





with all the prep work done i started on the carb linkage for the (4) 2 barrel carbs.



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i got a little more done before it's time to go to bed. i got the rest of the arms on the shafts and made the links to them. slowly but surely i'm getting there............and stop calling me surely! hehe.





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Wow......if it wasn't for the scale & knife marks on the bench top, it would be hard to convince someone that wasn't a 1:1 piece.

Question about custom made decals Dave.

I've tried it myself, with inconsistant results.

I use MicroMark's white decal paper through a Lexmark inkjet printer, and start with high resolution digital images. Most of the time the result is sharp with nice color quality, but there are times when the image is less than sharp, and even has the appearance of being smeared at the edges. And this can occur right after running a sheet that has very good results. I should mention that I do deviate from the manufacturer's recomendations to use transparency settings, as my color quality (i.e. red appears pink) diminishes with that setting.

A graphic designer friend suggested that the pressure stream of ink hitting the paper could be the cause. I tried backing up the decal paper with heavy stock paper, and again, mixed results.

Any insight you have would be appreciated.
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thanks for the nice comment willy!

i'm no graphic artist so, your buddies idea is probably the correct answer. the only other thing i can offer would be, i have had my printer go back to it's default 300 x 300 setting in between printings. i use the 1200x1200 setting. now, i go back every time and check before i print. you may want to pose this question to clay sometime. he is an expert.
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Your work is simply phenomenal.

I like working on a mill and lathe when I have the time, but I don't think I would ever have the patience or skill to pull something like this off.

I wish I could afford to buy one off of you.
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thanks. glad you like it. maybe it will inspire you to get on the mill and lathe a little more often? practice, makes it all work.
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That is bada$$. I have been a machinist most of my life, but got a "real" job about 21 years ago building stuff to fly around the world on the ISS. Nice a/c shop, heated during the winter, 72 year round. Would love to get into building stuff like you are doing now.
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