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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Offie engine
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 1, 2019 9:20 AM

I had started this scratch built 1:8 scale 270 ci Offie over a year ago, but it had been on the shelf for awhile.  At our local area contest in September, the local car club offered a special award for best car engine.  This made me think- hey, I should finish that Offie model.  Here is how it looks today after a minor cleanup of a couple of the parts.

This is a non-operating static model- I know some people have built working models but I don't yet have the skills- especially foundry work- for that.

Most of the major parts are wood, with a little bit of plastic and metal here and there.

It is well over half done- mostly need assembly now.  The exhaust stack and coolant manifolds, however, have not been started yet and those will be major efforts.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Friday, November 1, 2019 9:48 AM

A great and ambitious project. Very Impressive. I loved the old Indy roadsters before the rear engine cars showed up. 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 1, 2019 1:46 PM

That's cool Don.  You know when you finish it you're going to have to put it in a sprint car!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 1, 2019 4:31 PM

keavdog

That's cool Don.  You know when you finish it you're going to have to put it in a sprint car!

 

Too big!

I have another less ambitious offie for a 1/12 sprint car I am working on, and another for a 1/12 midget, that the 110 ci version.  Hope to get to work again soon on the midget.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:35 AM

Got some more work done.  Polished aluminun Alclad on cam covers, mounted same, and nose engine support.  The magneto is just setting on its mount- have more work to do in it before I mount it.   I have the engine sitting on its wood display mounting, but need to do more work on that, later.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:17 PM

Very interesting project. Looks really good so far Don.

Is there any wiring or detail pieces going on this one? 

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27 AM

mustang1989

Very interesting project. Looks really good so far Don.

Is there any wiring or detail pieces going on this one? 

 

Oh, yes.  Ignition wiring, fuel plumbing, and fittings for water and oil but no hoses for same.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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