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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air [4] – Engine details

August 8, 2011

by Seb Perez

Last week I continued adding a few details to the engine. After painting I started wiring the engine and detailing the carburetor.

The easiest way to attach the cables was to drill little holes on the distributor and the engine block. I used an old telephone wire to do the wire. For the black plugs I just cut short pieces of a thicker cable and put it on top of the brown cable. It’s actually a quite easy job and the effect is great.


Here you see the carburetor before drilling the holes.

The finished carburetor, including the air filter holder looks like this:

On the first picture of this post you see the -as far- finished engine with the air filter on top. Of course, it’s possible to remove the filter every time I want. As the engine will be partially disassembled, it’s cool to be able to remove a few more parts for the photo shooting.

Another detail: I removed the pulley belts and work more detail into the pulleys. It looks much better now!

I’ll be adding more details to the engine soon such as more wiring and -of course- weathering. Stay tuned!

florent August 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Really nice job once again. Do you use a milling to do these jobs?

Don~~In Florida August 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Would like to know what you will use for the fanbelt ? Like the engine & thanks for sharing your work. Don

Horacio A. Pérez A. August 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

very…very…very well
You are the model junkyard champions. The details are fantastic.
Could I buy some of these models?


Seb August 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Thank you HAP! The Chevy is not for sale, but if you want we can make one for you! :-)

joe September 14, 2011 at 5:45 am

What scale is this engine?

Seb September 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm
willie June 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

do u build 1/10 scale engines if not could u thank u

Seb June 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Do you mean based on a model kit or from scratch? I can do both.

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