'65 chevelle


JTRACING
01-16-2015, 03:14 PM
good old Revell Z16 kit. new issue with big wheels,.I'll be making it a stock version

here is a bit of work to the engine so far.

I added poor mans pulleys just using some wire to wrap the edges, dipstick tube and the normal drilling of the distributor etc


http://i62.tinypic.com/ot0ksp.jpg

made a leaky valve cover!
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I got the engine wired up, even added lettering on the plug wires.( Luftwaffe decals! lol )
I weathered it but not to junker status ! lol also no point to detail the carb since the air cleaner is going to live on top

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kitbash
01-21-2015, 09:18 AM
THAT is a gorgeous engine!! I thought you said you weren't going to detail the carb!!! Looks pretty detailed to me!!

afxracing
01-21-2015, 10:39 AM
I am curious about how you did the wire rap at the pulleys - can you explain?

JTRACING
01-21-2015, 05:21 PM
I am curious about how you did the wire rap at the pulleys - can you explain?

I wrapped wire around a drill bit of the appropriate size, then when you get a "spring" of wire place it on a metal ruler and cut it so you get a bunch of rings.

Then just slip them in place and run some super glue on the edges. When dry sand it clean and paint like normal.

I also use wire rings for hose clamps and many other things! Very handy cheap detailing item

afxracing
01-21-2015, 06:09 PM
I wrapped wire around a drill bit of the appropriate size, then when you get a "spring" of wire place it on a metal ruler and cut it so you get a bunch of rings.

Then just slip them in place and run some super glue on the edges. When dry sand it clean and paint like normal.

I also use wire rings for hose clamps and many other things! Very handy cheap detailing item


I think I can handle that. Your engine looks great by the way.

JeremyJon
01-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Engine looks fantastic! Great work!!

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