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Jo-Han Maverick Dyno Dons Ride-Engine Progress-11/22

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:37 AM

Thank all of you for the comments. I managed to get the engine installed and the headers painted and attached. Added a small amount of blueing to the end of the exhaust outlets. Not much.....just enough for effect. I also painted and installed the driveshaft.

About all that's left here is to fabricate some steering linkage and the bottom side will be done save for some scratch built wheelie bars.

                   

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 PM

Well.

       I have gone through the whole group of posts. Ya, Know, I think the owner of the real car would be proud of the Model. I usually don't usually like cars of this nature, But "Dyno Don" Showed they could be mean assed race cars while NOT looking like the body was added as an afterthoght. Quite handsome after all!

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:48 AM

Wonderful stuff. Everything is looking sharp. Can't wait for you to bring this beauty on home.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:07 PM

JOE RIX

Wonderful stuff. Everything is looking sharp. Can't wait for you to bring this beauty on home.

 

She's gettn' there one piece at a time Joe and thanks for the encouragement ol' buddy.

Welll gang, over the course of the last week I've been at this one again as far as engineering goes.  I chucked up several of these pins in the drill and ground the heads up against a file to reduce the diameter of the pin heads. 

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They still need a little shortening but I cut all of them down to the same length.

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And here are the plug wire boots test fitted into place. Just gotta shorten 'em some and paint them all flat black and they'll be fully prepped for the spark plug wire installation. 

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:27 PM

Spark plugs? 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:33 PM

LOL!! Plug wire boots. Brutha Lee.....you gotta gimme at least some credit. Wink

Thanks for pointing that out. I did edit my post to make things a little more clear.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:22 PM

I can only marvel at your brilliance my friend. Those are choice!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:35 AM

Thanks Joe!!!!

Managed to get all the ignition wires formed and installed over the last couple of days.

This is NOT what I was opting for because these wires should be red but the "spark plug wire" that I got sent was the scale size of a battery cable so I went for orange.

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:21 AM

Ah I see now. Im getting old, and things just don't pop in my head like they used to. I thought you were going to mount them skinny side up, and push the wires down over them. Looks great Joe

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, November 16, 2020 12:21 AM

I think the orange wires look sharp. In fact, it all looks sharp. Coming along beautifully my friend.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:22 PM

Thanks Lee and Joe for the very kind comments. No worries Lee. You aint the only one in that boat.Wink

I just didn't like how the "magneto" on the engine looked and it wasn't "correct" for the build so I removed it and went with a regular coil. I also dirtied up the ignition wires as well. 

Before:

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and After:

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:36 PM

Looks good. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:48 PM

The new coil certainly adds to the detail. Well done.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:48 PM

That plug wire work certainly looks the part. This is getting pretty close to the end, huh?

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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