We are slowly approaching the end of this project. Beeing it a 1/16 scale model I decided to add as much detail to the engine as possible.
The first thing you’ll normally do is search for images online. Of course that’s always a great resource. But sometimes I just couldn’t find THE picture I was looking for showing the one or the other engine detail. Engine bay pictures are normally not so good, dark, blurry, etc.
So I’m glad I met the guys from trive.com who were very helpful and pointed in the right direction: the original passenger assembly manuals for all 3 Chevys (1955 ,1956 and 1957)
If you want to build a high detailed model car, there is no better reference than this kind of manuals. I’ve been searching for more assembly manuals online but there is not so much to be found. If you find more of this manuals, please post the link in the comments below! Thanks!
Back to the project. Unfortunately I came across this manuals after scratch building several details, and now I realize they are not 100% accurate, but sometimes you have to drop a line somewhere and continue. I decided to build as many (accurate!) details as possible in the engine bay such as wiring, hoses, brake booster, heater system, battery cable connectors, etc. So here you have a few pics and -of course- also a video showing the process.
What do you think? Can I add more details somewhere or improve something? Please let me know.