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1914 Stutz bearcat. COMPLETED..

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1914 Stutz bearcat. COMPLETED..
Posted by mini man on Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:39 PM

Going to start this in a day or three.

 

Hmmm a choice of  destructions...

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:06 PM

                  ??????????????????????

Just how much "kitbashing" would it take to turn a 1914 Stutz, into a 1932 Chrysler ???

 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:09 AM

littletimmy

                  ??????????????????????

Just how much "kitbashing" would it take to turn a 1914 Stutz, into a 1932 Chrysler ???

 

 

That is beyond my skills.Laugh

 

The Stutz it is a big old beasty judging by the engine.

 

The chassis next to a topped and tailed 56..

 

Part of the body..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by Bainford on Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:51 AM

Cool project, Nigel. Looking forward to seeing more about this kit.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 18, 2018 5:03 PM

Cheers Trevor,more tomorrow.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:44 AM

Well;

 You have to remember this . Many of the early cars had some awesome ground clearance .Then you add those freaky large tyres and wheels and Boom . A monster is born .

   The engine , Now , was very large castings that made a 55 chevy engine , 6 or V-8 seem small by comparison . Plus , don't forget you were always tinkering to get the spark and dwell just right . I think many were one cylinder engines put together at that time too .

gjgeracci
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Posted by mini man on Monday, February 19, 2018 8:55 AM

Checked out the engine,it is 6.5 litres or 396 ci = not bad fr a 4 pot!!

 

Airfix were in bed with MPC for a long time and I like the detail here.

 

Got the wheels test fitted.

 

Lower body..

 

Firewall fitted,gas tank,tool boxes? and sundries test fitted.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:33 AM

The Stutz chassis and wheels are silver now.

 

While the body is brass,no runs however it will need doing again!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:50 AM

Okay Now !

 Are you going to stop teasing me with that blue convertible ? What are you going to do with it anyway ? Oh , Stutz is looking good . P.S. You scared the heck out of my son with that evil looking weapon in the lower picture ! O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:43 AM

First of all the blue-un will be kerbside restored at some point (the eng is for my trike) thanks re the Stutz.

I apologise if I spooked yr son,that is every day police clobber where I come from even the 'civilian' police cars are armoured - you could fire 7.62 rounds at them all day! even a road side bomb would bounce off!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by dimaxion on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:59 PM

First of all , I thank you for your service . God Bless and keep you . The Engine is a Wisconsin Beaver "T" Head . Cast in Pairs , the block once joined together shared Crank and Oil Pan ect. . IIRC , Splash Lubricated Engines as Oil Pumps had not arrived yet .  It was in the eleite group of Top Performance Engines of the day . Mercer had the same Powerplant in their Raceabout . Back in the day , like Ford v/s Chevy battles today , these are the naysayers quotes . 

  Stutz owners : "You can't get no worser than to own a Mercer"

 Mercer owners : "You've gotta be Nutz to Drive a Stutz" 

    I am watching this Big Smile 

     I am sending you a PM and some Historical Facts soon .. Thanx ..   

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:06 AM

dimaxion

First of all , I thank you for your service . God Bless and keep you . The Engine is a Wisconsin Beaver "T" Head . Cast in Pairs , the block once joined shared Cranlk and Oil Pan ect. . It was in the eleite group of Top Performance Engines of the day . Mercer had the same Powerplant in their Raceabout . Back in the day , like Ford v/sChevy today thses are the naysayers quotes . 

  Stutz owners : "You can't get no worser than to own a Mercer"

 Mercer owners : "You've gotta be Nutz to Drive a Stutz" 

    I am watching this Big Smile 

     I am sending you a PM and some Historical Facts soon .. Thanx ..   

 

Cheers.Big Smile

 

Decided to remove the heads to raise the comp ratio ( in fact you could see daylight through the head/block....)

 

Better.

 

The spare wheel - just a rim..

 

Real genuine leaver seats guv!

 

Got her resprayed,not fantastic but good enough.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Friday, February 23, 2018 9:05 AM

CLASSIC DOH! MOMENT..........

What I thought was a manifold as in fact a coolant pipe,so it was relocated..

 

Then it was the 'dash' and ''windscreen'' more iike a bathroom mirror!

 

Gas caps,pedals etc.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, February 23, 2018 9:15 AM

Hey ;

 The Monocle was de riguer in those Rich Boys toys back then . I think it was something about the , unknown to them , " Macho Quotient " as we call such things today . Somewhat like running with the Bulls in Pamplona it was running into the  "Bugs at Chicago  "! 

 Oh yeah , and there's this . Look at the distance from where the drivers head would be in relation to the instruments .Can you say 20/20 vision for sure ?

gjgeracci
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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Friday, February 23, 2018 10:39 AM

oldcarguy

Hey ;

 The Monocle was de riguer in those Rich Boys toys back then . I think it was something about the , unknown to them , " Macho Quotient " as we call such things today . Somewhat like running with the Bulls in Pamplona it was running into the  "Bugs at Chicago  "! 

 Oh yeah , and there's this . Look at the distance from where the drivers head would be in relation to the instruments .Can you say 20/20 vision for sure ?

 

 

Bear in mind though:  Those instruments were clock-face sized, Very plainly printed, black letters/numerals with black indicator marks and black pointers--very easily readable.  Also, there really wasn't much in the way of gauges:  A speedometer, perhaps a tachometer on higher-performing cars, and a clock, along with an ammeter, as Stutz added electric lights and starter in 1913.

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Friday, February 23, 2018 10:43 AM

Arthur Anderson

 

 
oldcarguy

Hey ;

 The Monocle was de riguer in those Rich Boys toys back then . I think it was something about the , unknown to them , " Macho Quotient " as we call such things today . Somewhat like running with the Bulls in Pamplona it was running into the  "Bugs at Chicago  "! 

 Oh yeah , and there's this . Look at the distance from where the drivers head would be in relation to the instruments .Can you say 20/20 vision for sure ?

 What would have made those instruments hard to read, especially at any speed whatsoever, would have been the immense vibration from road shocks, which surely would have made the instruments seem blurry at times.
 
Art

 

 

 

Bear in mind though:  Those instruments were clock-face sized, Very plainly printed, black letters/numerals with black indicator marks and black pointers--very easily readable.  Also, there really wasn't much in the way of gauges:  A speedometer, perhaps a tachometer on higher-performing cars, and a clock, along with an ammeter, as Stutz added electric lights and starter in 1913.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:33 AM

Headlights,windscreen,gear change in.

 

Steering wheel given a leather rim,and the spare wheel position...

 

 

Starting handle.

 

Radiator in place.

 

Hood in place.

 

The 56 trike snuck in - same scale..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:53 PM

This the engine I hope to recreate,got her sprayed ijn green..

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:15 AM

Got the engine detailed and fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:42 PM

Wow! Nice work. I remember attempting to build this kit when I was about 5 or 6. It was way above my skill level.

Kevin
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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:38 PM

Thanks Kevin,it was a lot f fun doing her.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Monday, February 26, 2018 11:50 AM

Got the gearchange/hand - parking brake done.

 

Did the spare rim with molotow.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:07 PM

I am calling this done,thanks for following along..

 

 

 

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by MikeFo on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:35 PM

Must've lost a headlamp hitting a pothole Big Smile

Or are there two types of headlamps?

Nicely done!

 

Building more muscle Automobile

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:59 PM

Dang potholes!Laugh

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

P.S.N.I. Officer.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQw3s2b-6E

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Posted by Big Gary on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:28 PM

They thought the Corvair was unsafe.  Can you imagine getting into an accident in this thing? You could get thrown out pretty easy, even at the speed these things go. No doors, no top, almost no windshield, and no one had thought of seat belts.  I see those race cars from the beginning into the 1930s and it amazing that more people didn't get killed. 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:53 PM

MikeFo

Must've lost a headlamp hitting a pothole Big Smile

Or are there two types of headlamps?

Nicely done!

 

 

I recon its like those new Dodge Challenger Hellcats - with the ram air induction where the main beams go Wink 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:07 PM

Looks great MM!Thumbs Up

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, March 01, 2018 10:47 PM

Loved the history lesson about the engine. Its a neat old car. Nice job on it.

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