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Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project Weber carb 2/20/17

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby f40 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:21 am

:shock: WOW!!!
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby mr68gts » Wed May 11, 2016 1:44 pm

No... no you don't.... you'll just walk away in awe shaking your head mumbling to yourself.....
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PeteJ wrote:Randy, That horse collar is just stunning!! I so want to see this in person some day!
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project 5/7/16 update

Postby randy_ditton » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:44 pm

Hi Folks,

Thanks to you all for the kind comments :) :)

Need to get this up to date.....

For the 1969 race, the rules allowed a 302 c.i. motor. The Ford engine was fitted with Gurney-Westlake heads.
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My attempt.....


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The spark plugs are not fully seated in these pics.

That is all I have for now !

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby vassa » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:09 pm

Absolutely fantastic work. I have seen similar full detail scratch builds of porches' before but in 1/8th scale. Never seen such building as this in 1/24th. Truly fantastic to watch. I think I will call you "Master" from now on.
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby PeteJ » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:38 pm

Every piece is better than the last! :shock: I can't wait to see how you do the Weslake heads. I would love to see a little more on that when you get around to it.
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby harveyb258 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:18 am

It's great to see the return of this fantastic project, Randy!!
Superb work as always,mate :D :D

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby PeteJ » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:18 am

PeteJ wrote:Every piece is better than the last! :shock: I can't wait to see how you do the Weslake heads. I would love to see a little more on that when you get around to it.


Randy, a follow on question. I was surprised to see Gurney Eagle heads and not the Gurney Weslake or Ford racing head. Not sure what is correct but I am sure you will get it right.
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby randy_ditton » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:51 am

Thanks for the kind remarks you guys !!!!!!

Need to get caught up with this build thread....

Next up are the Webers sitting on the rather unique tray.

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Starting with the linkage....

Making up the support brackets...

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making up the rest with bits of nickel silver tube and tin sheet goods. RB Motion supplied fittings, mocked up with a resin carb that won't be used in the end...

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I want the Webers to stand out like this and have working throttle valves...

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The following bunch of pics show the build up of the first carb.....
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The GT40 project new pics 8/7/1

Postby randy_ditton » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:59 am

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