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HARLEY HILLCLIMBER
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
1/8-9 scale 'Frankenstien' project of an early 1970's Top Fuel (nitromethane) Harley -Davidson Shovelhead hillclimber. Working on this for years on and off. Finally getting down to it. Parts from 4 kits make a pile:

Resin accy set cast :

Custom P/E from Eduard:

Engine work:

Scratched extended swingarm and shocks fabricated:

Into paint & decals:


...more to come!
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
Kits being drawn upon:



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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:19 AM GMT+7
You do beautiful work, Steve! This should turn out great!
thanks for posting,
Sean H.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
No worries, Thanks Sean!
Reference pics for this model include this one of an Xr 750 based hillclimber:

Rear wheel detail:

Engine:

Another drag engine:

As stated this has been ongoing for years, with casting parts and custom p/e these things sometimes grow out of hand and some waiting has to occur. Ordering from suppliers takes time as well.The wait is over as I have figured out most of what needs to be done. Some painting over the next few days will get some more parts ready to install.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:44 PM GMT+7
Today I found a box of smaller parts. I'll paint some today and start working my way through them to final finish:
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 07:14 PM GMT+7
Motorcycle modelling is about the bits and bobs , so here ya go. some cleared parts and chrome and polished aluminum and stainless steel:

...and a fuel pump begins to take shape:
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 07:34 PM GMT+7
Doing a little everyday...
...lifter blocks in place w/p/e screw hardware:
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 02:31 AM GMT+7
This project is looking BOSS!




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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks Ksprue
Here is the carb being replicated for this project, an S&S Super 'D' with 2.25" ventiri:

And my replication with one of Revell's offerings:
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 03:15 PM GMT+7
Never too late to start the hardware detail work , four hours worth got the trans and fork legs and oil pump started:



Thanks for lookin'!
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 03:26 PM GMT+7
engine detailing includes four cylinder base nuts, and 5 head bolts for each assy:

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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 02:44 PM GMT+7
Shocking developments:
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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Cool Archer weld beads detail the frame:
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
While I switch from Windows XP to Windows 10...
(insert musical interlude here)
Clutch pack prior work:
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 09:42 AM GMT+7
Nice work Steve.
I will be following your build.
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 02:27 PM GMT+7
Richard , thank you.
Very well then. Back to it with a little corny mock-up , fitting the swingarm , or rear fork , and test fitting a shock:
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 06:18 PM GMT+7
Turning to engine detail I fitted the magneto, some tubing and a piece of flat aluminum , .035" , for the hold down clamp:
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 06:23 PM GMT+7
Oil pump found ita attachment point this evening as well:
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:21 PM GMT+7
Handlebar fitment and assy begins:
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:01 AM GMT+7
Wow, Steve!!!

That is some amazing detailed work there!!

Looking great, I dig the concept!!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
Thank you , Gavin.
Concept , indeed. Handlebar detail continues, all of this was press fitted, with small amounts of thin ca to secure.I'll post a pic whenever it will let me.




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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 04:24 AM GMT+7
Forward progression continues with engine test fitting. Revell engineered this to fit quite closely in the frame , tough to get it out of line. Everything looks good as far as plumbing and line-up goes:
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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 11:05 PM GMT+7
Very impressive detail work.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 12:50 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jesper....
A teasy shot as I'm doggin' it today , pondering procedure:
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 04:27 AM GMT+7
SNAFU: Situation Normal All Forked Up!