FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD OYLER BROS. MOTORSPORTS
We here at RC HUB want to spread the love for the talented builders that we come across, and one such builder and rig is what they lovingly refer to as “THE HULK”. Dan Oyler from Oyler Bros. Motorsport is the man behind the curtain on this spectacular build. The attention to detail is remarkable, and to most of the world it looks finished. But as most master builders know, the build is sometimes never truly done, there is always some meat left on the bone to gnaw on later when you know “you have more time”. We thought this build would be appreciated by our readers and so we asked Dan to send us some pics and a write up on the build. A feast for the eyes and knowledge to inspire your next prioject.
Here is Dan’s comments on his build:
“The interior has two Jacks Pacific NASCAR 6 inch figures. I had to do surgery to fit them. I removed the legs at the waist and cut the crotch area to get the legs closer together. Then the knees needed work too, they don’t bend. I cut a small pie shape out of back of knee to provide relief. I then heated with a lighter and bent them down. Arms got some heat too. Needed him to reach out for steering wheel and the other arm towards shifter. I drilled small holes at the bends and cuts and put small pin nails in to help hold shape. Cut the ends of the nails and painted them. I also drilled holes through the seats and into drivers and used nails again to secure him them to the seats. I drilled a hole through seats in between legs at crotch for submarine belt to slip through. Where Frankenstein surgery happened at waistline the lap belt will cover. I went with a set of 5 point harnesses from Steve Wightman, he does an excellent job on them also a vast color selection. You can find him on eBay, you will see his belts on a seated driver. Moved the ESC to the interior in front of the navigator. This made more room under the hood for the battery. Built a cover for esc and slid it over.
Ok, let’s talk about faux motor. I’ve had a lot of questions about it, hope this helps. It is a combination of three faux RC motors which can be found on eBay. The 2 plastic engines I took completely apart. I used valve covers and injection system from one and fuel rail and oil pan from the other. Did some cutting on fuel rail to fit under injector stacks. The overall engine was not the height I was happy with, so I trashed the plastic block and made one out of wood. Mounted plastic parts on and drilled exhaust holes where headers were to be placed. I believe the headers were Losi Slider 1/10 headers. The pulleys and water pump came from the RC4WD 1/10 aluminum engine optional parts. Spark plug wires were made from a set of ear bud head phones. I used a dremel saw attachment for the base of Mag. I glued wires inside of tool and pushed in a rivet to finish it off. Nitrous bottles are from Yeah racing, along with radiator fans and shroud. Bottles were plumed to the intake using piece of picture hanging wire. All fitting ends are made from uninsulated car wire butt connectors. I cut them in half to make them smaller in length. Where I needed even smaller diameter I used basketball inflation needles that I painted either red or blue. Fuel pumps and fuel tank were bought on EBay, 1/10 RC. Batteries are Proline painted Energizer colors. Used small gauge solid core wires to run from batteries to starter. Used even smaller gauge wire to run from nitrous intake to navigators left hand. Where he is holding the (Hell Yes we can make it) button to give him something to do. Fuel lines from the tank to fuel pumps were made by running small gauge wire through 3mm Tight Braided expanding sleeve. I also used the same process for fuel return line. Radiator hoses were also made from the same process. The intake fuel line consists of brass wire inside of Soldering Sleeve heat shrink wire splice connection.”
Here’s some sneak peak pics of another Oyler Bros. Motorsport creation!