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Thanks Panzerace.

I have been working on this and thought I should show a few photos for proof.

I painted these engines in the past a blue like this.



But I kept seeing engine a lighter more grey blue like this.



But now I'm thinking that colour may be for trucks. Oh well, I like it. So they changed the engine maybe right? ;)
Big thanks to CT for supplying the engine.

The interior will be done as soon as I do the dash. I don't like doing dashes. But I really don't like BMF work.



Thanks for looking.
 

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The engine looks great! Perfect weathering! Everything else is looking killer as well. ;D
 

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Oops. I just noticed that The first engine was from a previous project. Great weathering anyway. Lol.
 

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He he, ya that was an old build. I'm not clear weather the first or the second picture is the proper colour for a 51 Chevy.
Anyway, thanks for the compliments. I will thoroughly enjoy building and weathering this engine. I am however trying not to go over board on this as the car would technically only be 11 years old. Subtle on the wear but I'll go good on the dirt. ;D
 

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I had a 1950 Styline Deluxe. It was all original, three on the tree, no power steering and yes, my wife could actually drive it. She's not just posing. Lol.

 

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Oh that's cool! awesome shape. I have no doubt she could drive it. Three on the tree is kinda fun. you know you're driving something old when....
 

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Hey guys, been working on the motor. A bit of weathering. It is easier to weather the engine first and then add the extra bits otherwise it is hard to get around the block in areas.



I've scratched a coil and made some plug wires. Running out of "boot" material so I opted to use masking tape. Pretty straight forward.



The coil is easy to make with a disk and a couple of different sized rods. Here you can see I've also prepared an oil filter which is held in a container and usually attached to the manifold on these sixes.



More detail to add yet. Fuel lines and heater hoses etc. :)
 

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Thanks man. I've got it wired now. Still a bit of detailing to do yet.
 

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Did you scratch build the air cleaner?
 

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Oh meant to mention that is a parts box air cleaner (and carb.). Although you probably could scratch one like that pretty easy. It isn't correct but is close enough.
 

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Finally got the engine finished. Maybe try to find a couple of decals that might look believable.





I just realized I need to cover the hole in the oil filter canister. Should add a few bolts to the bracket as well.
 

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Superb! Looks like the real thing.
 

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Thanks guys. No Scott, I feel fine, although my back has been bothering me. ;D Too much slouching over the bench.
 

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Got the engine in this one as well. Added heater hoses. Bit more fiddling but not much left to do.

 

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You have been a busy guy. Updates going on everywhere. Engine bay looks great. Would like to see an update on the Willys. Hint, hint. ;D
 

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Thanks, but man the Willys? I kind of set that aside for now. Too much other stuff going on. I wouldn't be able to paint it properly until spring. But who Knows.
 

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