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Posted by openwheel on Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:13 PM
Awesome work, as always, Mark!

Art Laski

Laski Scale Specialties - Pro Tech | MAD | Studio 27 My Fotki

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  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, November 05, 2018 2:20 PM

Thanks Art!

 

Hmmm… What will this be…?

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:15 PM
I milled the top of the battery so it snaps onto the brass body of it.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:52 PM
"Made" this for it today.  Designed a Mallory ProMaster Coil in SolidWorks. 
Then I made the factory mount to go with it.
 
I'll have them grown separately and assemble them to this configuration, and then add my own milled hardware and wiring.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 08, 2018 1:21 PM
The ribs around the top and bottom (with correct notches) have been added as well as the end details (flat panels).

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 08, 2018 4:53 PM
Today's project was to make this Mallory HyFire6 ignition box in SolidWorks.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, November 09, 2018 12:22 PM
I added the side terminals to the top and notched the rib in the main body to match.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, November 09, 2018 3:11 PM
I finally got around to bolting the starter onto the engine.  Just needed to make the hardware…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, November 09, 2018 7:45 PM
The master cylinder is done.  The cap was machined as were the fittings and mounting hardware.  The seals between the reservoir and cylinder were made from soft vinyl.  The decals were drawn and printed by me.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:39 PM
The header had already been modified to work with the other LHD converted pieces from when I wrote the Scale Auto article chronicling how to do it.
It was in two pieces still as it comes in the kit.  I cemented them together and filled the seam and ejection pin holes.  The flanges have been drilled to accept the mounting hardware (that I still have to make).

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:54 PM
Side terminal connectors for the battery made from brass.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, November 12, 2018 3:19 PM
Heat shield for the muffler rough cut from brass and reinforced with aluminum rings.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, November 12, 2018 7:23 PM
The muffler was machined and etched with the logo.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:55 AM
The pipes were bent from brass tubing.  The rear bracket is brass sheet.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:45 PM
I milled flanges to attach the exhaust system to the header.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:29 PM
I finished making the battery cables for the side terminals.  (The hex heads are the correct size.)

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:26 AM
The battery is done, slightly weathered/dirtied up.  (I can't attach the cables until I know how to route them after I install it.) The top terminals are scaled correctly so the positive one is a hair larger diameter than the negative post.  I drew all the art and printed the decals.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January, 2015
Posted by nickyfzr on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:37 PM

Your skills are amazing. The realism of your work is second to none. Thank you for sharing.

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:50 AM

Thank you Nicky!  After following your 312 thread and seeing your beautiful work, that is indeed a very nice compliment.

 

The connector pipe between the header and muffler is done.  I machined the hardware (with lock nuts) and made a gasket too.

 

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:51 PM
Muffler & tail pipe.
With heat shield and connector pipe.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, November 18, 2018 4:38 PM
I finished the header.  Added the studs/washers/bolts to the head flanges as well as a gasket.
The welds were added to the joints where the tail pipe and connector pipe meet the muffler.
The finished exhaust system.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, November 19, 2018 9:42 AM
I got the ignition parts back from the grower.  I'm impressed with what he could do with my files.
The coil actually slides onto the mount as a full sized one would.  I still need to make some hardware and the decals.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 1:04 PM
A little paint and a couple custom made decals and they are coming to life.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:11 PM
I machined the oil tank and all the ancillary parts for it. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:53 PM
Painted the fittings and assembled it…
Made the overflow tank too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:06 PM
This is just incredible work. Just for grins, when you photograph these parts, put a shiny new dime next to them, so we can get a feeling for just how small these parts are. And how awesomely detailed they are.
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  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Thanks Tex, I can get out the old "big ruler" to give a sense of size.
 
 
I milled the mounting hardware for the intake manifolds and then added them to the engine.
It's almost ready to install into the chassis.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, December 01, 2018 12:22 PM
Brass mounting bracket for the tank.  I acid cut the ears/tabs and soldered them onto the ring.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:25 AM
I installed the engine; it might stay, or it might have to come out if I can't get access to everything I need to attach to it…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:00 AM
I did have to remove the engine once to finagle the header in.  But it is in for good now…
The scratch-built Left Hand Drive footbox has been installed too.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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