Project: BTTF Time Machine Build Diary AKA the LONG build… updated May 5, 2021

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Utinni

Sr Member
I started taking the Rowans apart, taking out the un-needed parts. I need to locate and add 2 small microswitches, and replace 2 springs and remove 1 or 2 wires.

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I also located an NON-accurate GE turbine for a crazy cheap price and picked it up. This is not the correct model, but I'm going to drill and add the 2nd row of bolts, see if I can file down the 4 side pipe details, fill them in and then do a repaint and eventually resell it to a builder that might not care or wants to upgrade their resin version. I have a very accurate CNC'ed aluminum turbine, plutonium core and lid coming from James Napier (hopefully later this month) that I'll be using on my car. TM builders tend to have a box or 2 full of secondary/non accurate parts as they go, lol
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I have another parts update I'll do this weekend!

- Jeff
 

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Utinni

Sr Member
I started doing the layout of the dash boxes. These boxes still have not been identified what they are, possibly part of an amplifier, there's white and red panel jacks that are next to the fuse holder.

The aluminum shell was made by Brett Aiken, I located 2 of the correct fuse holders, and 2 really close RCA transistors that I'm basing the rest of the measurements off from in CAD and 3D resin printing them. Gary Weaver was able to take detailed pictures of a screen used opened box years ago, so that's what my main ref. for these. I think I have a few things I need to tweak for sizes, but I'm pretty happy so far with it. It's kinda funny that you really won't see a lot of these details when the lid is on, maybe from the side vent openings, but it's something I know is there, and hardcore TM builders will notice it. There's still a BUCNH of details to do on these!

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- Jeff
 

Utinni

Sr Member
Quick update! Several parts came in this week so I'll do another post on those. But I wanted to test out a cool anodized color spray paint on my capacitors!

The screen used capacitors have a similar anodized looking plastic sleeve over the metal, but I wasn't able to locate 2 in nice enough conditions, so I'm going with ones that have the same measurements. When I cut off the bottoms/tops to empty them out I removed the clear plastic covering. I cleaned up the metal as best I could, but I wanted to leave the Mallory name and info on them.

This is 3 light coats, I'll let them dry for 10 days and I might hit a final coat or go ahead and clear coat them, I'll do a test piece first to make sure the clear coat doesn't effect the blue.
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I think they came out awesome! I can't wait to see how the red ones turn out!

My new parts will be posted later this week! I started collecting parts for the inside!!!

- Jeff
 

Utinni

Sr Member
2 new parts came in today! One I've been looking forward to for almost a year! An awesome CNC machined turbine for my plutonium chamber!

Part: Blower fan
Area: Inside rear bulkhead behind the passenger seat
Original ID’ed part: Torin dual blower fan, found in old air hockey tables
Materials: Delrin CNC'ed
Type: Replica
Made by: James Napier
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Part: Plutonium Chamber/Lid
Area: Rear Deck center.
Original ID’ed part: GE T58 turbine stator, used in Navy helicopters
Materials: Aluminum CNC'd
Type: Replica
Made by: James Napier
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I have the correct bolt fittings that I will need to drill and tap, and need to locate the cap heads too.

I have some more parts that came in that I need to upload this week too!

- Jeff
 

Utinni

Sr Member
Part: Vent Hoses
Area: Rear Deck center.
Original ID’ed part: Mighty Flow Carburetor Pre-heater Hoses 2" diameter 18". x6 hoses. These are ones have the correct measurements
Materials: Metal
Type: Real
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Part: Upper console components ( I'm missing the annunciator lights for the black box, x3 orange round button lights, bolts/zip ties, metal plate and metal hook attachments. The long black terminal strip needs to be cut down.)
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Part: Upper Console components
Area: Inside upper console
Original ID’ed part:Kulka Terminal Strip 40TB, Kulka 5 terminals (I need to cut mine down). Vintage twisted spectra strip, rainbow spectra strip.
Materials: Plastic, metal, wire
Type: Real
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Part: Upper Console Boxes
Area: Upper Console
Original ID’ed part: LMB Heeger Project Boxes.
x1 #15 12" x 2" x 1 3/4"
x2 #850 Gray 8 1/2" x 2 1/3" x 1 5/8"
x1 #000 2 1/8", 3 1/4" 1 5/8"
x1 #406 3" x 4 2/4" x 2".
The 3 larger metal boxes need to be bent to the correct shape.
Materials: Metal and plastic
Type: Real
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Part: Green switches for upper black box
Area: upper console
Original ID’ed part: Green goggle switches
Materials: Pastic
Type: These are close to the originals
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Part: Upper Console Light Switches (I'm missing the x3 round orange buttons)
Area: Upper Console
Original ID’ed part: Push Button lite switches
Materials: Plastic
Type: Very close to the originals
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Part: Steering Wheel pad light switches
Area: Steering wheel center pad
Original ID’ed part: light up switches, wired to a 9v battery
Materials: plastic
Type: Very close to the original parts
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Part: VSR box
Area: Inside on the rear bulkhead behind the drivers seat near the door
Original ID’ed part: ZeroCan custom piece. This is a metal Bread Pan with very similar measurements
Materials: Metal
Type: Metal similar piece.
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Part: 12an hose with anodized fittings
Area: one on the rear deck on the drivers side near the "hockey pucks" and one inside on the rear bulkhead next to the Flux capacitor.
Original ID’ed part: Hydra flow 12an hose. (no longer made)
Materials: Metal
Type: This is a very similar piece, the end nuts are not tall enough and the center hose is not correct material.
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Part: Heatsink on the Zerocan
Area: Rear deck, sits on the tall Zerocan on the passenger side
Original ID’ed part: 421-K Wakefield-Vette Heatsink.
Materials: Metal
Type: Real
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Part: Metal ID tag on the Cross-over tube
Area: Rear deck center on the black Cross-over tube
Original ID’ed part: part of the original Weatherhead Cross overtube
Materials: Metal
Type: Replica made by James Napier
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More parts coming in soon!!!
- Jeff
 

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Utinni

Sr Member
One things for sure, whoever this James Napier is, he's very talented.
There's a couple builders working with him on CAD files, some real pieces are laser scanned and then cleaned up a bit and he works with a couple different machine shops to manufacture the parts. He does special group runs of parts on FB Delorean Time Machine Builders Group
Facebook Groups

Here's his online shop:

- Jeff
 

Utinni

Sr Member
New Parts! The Zero cans! Deep drawn aluminum cans. From what I've heard from other builders, these are usually a pain to get from the company, because of the set-up to make them, they don't really want to do 1-offs. Luckily one of the other builders in the FB group placed a large order and was able to get all the cans but 1, the VSR on the inside bulkhead, I guess the company has a hard time with that one for some reason, but my Breadpan will work for now! I'll post more about where these go when I'm working on them.

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- Jeff
 

Utinni

Sr Member
I also got in the multi-color wire and black tubing for the inside and outside of the car. The original black cables were Bronco 66 Three Strand Cables, but they're getting tougher to locate, a lot of current builders are using these. This is 3,875 feet of wire and 200 feet of tubing, I won't be using all of it, but we'll see! My next project is to measure and cut all the correct lengths for each section. Luckily the guys that did the A Car restoration measured all the wires and released the information and locations of them!

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- Jeff
 

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