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#1 Magoo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:33

...I know I probably say this every time, but this could be the best Tony Matthews cutaway to date at Mac's Motor City Garage.com.

This is a seldom-seen, one year-only engine, the Ilmor 265B, and it's in pencil so we can see all the fascinating work in progress. Look at the drawing section below. Leonardo-like, no?

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Tony Matthews on the Chevy Ilmor 265B Indy engine | Mac's Motor City Garage.com




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#2 Wolf

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 00:22

...I know I probably say this every time, but this could be the best Tony Matthews cutaway to date at Mac's Motor City Garage.com.

This is a seldom-seen, one year-only engine, the Ilmor 265B, and it's in pencil so we can see all the fascinating work in progress. Look at the drawing section below. Leonardo-like, no?

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Tony Matthews on the Chevy Ilmor 265B Indy engine | Mac's Motor City Garage.com




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Actually, I'm most fascinated by Tony's 'work in progress' drawings- sheer beauty. :up:

#3 pugfan

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 00:30

Actually, I'm most fascinated by Tony's 'work in progress' drawings- sheer beauty. :up:


I'll second that, this particular drawing makes a nice desktop wallpaper.

If only it was commercially viable for Tony to make prints, I'd certainly hang this on my wall.

Edited by pugfan, 31 October 2012 - 00:34.


#4 Magoo

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:23

I know, right? The clutch. The timing gears. Words fail. Just incredible.

#5 Tony Matthews

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:09

If you guys don't calm down I'm going to go underground to hide my hot little face.

#6 packapoo

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:34

:up:

#7 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:56

Have to say Tony, all it needs is to be rendered in a yellowish tone and it would become da Vinci-esque, especially with all the geometry sketching by the flywheel. Fantastic.

#8 Magoo

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:33

I really enjoyed Tony's explanation in the story of how an engine cutaway can be done from the inside out or the outside in.

#9 Tony Matthews

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 13:25

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A bit self-indulgent, but here is the clutch/timing gear area mentioned, less the sepia aging which I cannot add with my limited software. I'll just have to wait for Father Time to do the job. This is, on my monitor, about 10% bigger than full size. Don't ask me why...



#10 Magoo

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:27

How many hours are we looking at there, Tony?

#11 Wolf

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:32

Well, I could gaze at it for hours, if that's what you ask...;)

#12 Tony Matthews

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:02

I don't exactly know, I just worked flat out until they were finished, the only thing that mattered was the deadline. Only of course in this case. it wasn't finished! I could probably make an informed guess by checking the days and guessing the hours per day (which varied slightly - I'm only human). Shortest elapsed time was the Lotus T95, done and delivered to Ted Bates in London in three weeks.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:58

It almost seems it would be easier to build an engine from lumps of metal and outsourced components than to draw it at that level of accuracy and detail.

#14 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:09

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For Nigel, courtesy of Wolf, who waved his magic wand - or Photoshop as it is known - and added a few centuries to the drawing.

#15 Tony Matthews

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:30

It almost seems it would be easier to build an engine from lumps of metal and outsourced components than to draw it at that level of accuracy and detail.

Well, thanks but all technical illustrators do is show what engineers, the true heroes, have designed and made.

#16 Magoo

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:34

I think I enjoy this art because it so eloquently celebrates the work of the engineers and machinists.

#17 Magoo

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:36

You could hold this clutch and its components in your hands and appreciate it on one level, but the drawing is an appreciation on a whole new level. We get an insight into the conception, if I am making any sense.