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Hot Rod FORDS #1: Every good FORD has a big V8 engine..

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Blog entry by crowie posted 01-01-2018 09:48 AM 2681 reads 1 time favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Every good FORD has a big V8 engine and here’s mine…

BUT first a huge THANK YOU to Bruce, aka “htl” for his valuable assistance in helping me get this build off the ground with extra photos, drawings and encouragement…

This is my first attempt at both a “blog” and a build project like this…

I’ve watched, been inspired and encouraged by so many top toy & model makers on LJ’s, I’ve been challenged and stretched to improve my skills…

The time and patience to do these detailed toys is extraordinary, especially for a bloke who enjoys making simple strong toys for children to play with…

Saying that, I still want the Hot Rod to be strong enough for play, so here goes!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 09:54 AM

It’s clear to me: A lot of Fords are no good.

Nice to read about the help you have got from #4. This is why it’s great to be a member of LJ. Success with the hotrod.

Do I see Zebra wood?

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 10:02 AM



It s clear to me: A lot of Fords are no good.

Nice to read about the help you have got from #4. This is why it s great to be a member of LJ. Success with the hotrod.

Do I see Zebra wood?

- Dutchy

Thank you Dutchy, Ford’s are good, well mine is! “First On Race Day” is a good slogan I like!!

The detailing timber is “Blackheart Sassafras”
http://www.tastimber.tas.gov.au/SpeciesDetailsGeneral.aspx?SpeciesID=5
The other main timbers are Faulconbridge Iron Bark from my own tree and Spotted Gum…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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knockknock

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#3 posted 01-01-2018 10:34 AM

Oooh, is that a magneto ignition :)

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robscastle

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#4 posted 01-01-2018 10:39 AM

Hey Crowie … you havent fallen off your perch have you?

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 01-01-2018 11:03 AM

Hey crowie... That is impressive… who says you cant beat new things into a crow...

Soon all we’ll be making here at LJ are donks and wheels…


.... are Faulconbridge Iron Bark from my own tree....
- crowie

Is there no end to your talent?

However, I do agree with rc (above)... my brain keeps draining out of my left ear…. maybe you should intersperse orientation.

As I understand it, it is the “metadata” (recorded by the picture taker) that puts a slant on things… Now how you remove it is another thing!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#6 posted 01-01-2018 11:27 AM

Apologies gents all… I even edited the photos and saved them before adding then to the blog….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#7 posted 01-01-2018 11:35 AM

Love them wood choices!!!
And that’s one mean engine can’t wait to see the project it will be pushing.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 01-01-2018 11:47 AM

crowie, no need to apologise… Ford and bent go hand in hand… I run Jap crap… Honda…
Damn, I remember back in the 60’s… Made in Japan.. PO... now, you’d kill for it (well I wood)!

Thx #4 for levelling out my brain cells (what’s left).

FAIW, when I take a happy snap, I religiously run a routine that removes Metadata. What and how is up to you, however, I believe that is our salvation and keeps my pickies straight.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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bj383ss

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#9 posted 01-01-2018 11:56 AM

Peter this is going to be a great build. Looking forward to it my friend.

Bret

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#10 posted 01-01-2018 03:04 PM

Looking good, what. Built FORD Tough body will you choose?

-- Sean

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 01-01-2018 03:27 PM

First On Race Day FORD power you are so correct loving this engine superb work …also loving that little dude …no doubt top 3 winner …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#12 posted 01-01-2018 06:12 PM

Motor looks great, I am sure it will have enough power

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 01-01-2018 06:26 PM

Great looking. SUPERCHARGED!

Making no comment about our engine prejudices; my favorite is a 6 cylinder combine engine!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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stefang

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#14 posted 01-01-2018 06:29 PM

Nice work. It takes a lot of effort and creativeness to accurately make small things (like models) and I’m always amazed when they turn out so well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-01-2018 09:29 PM

Great work Crowie, like you I am a Ford man. I take it the engine is a “big block”.
Reminds me of the old saying,”Henry Ford got a piece of tin and a piece of wood, the wood he sawed the tin he bent, he cranked her up and away she went”.
What is this engine going in?

-- Peter New Zealand

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