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#1 blackace183

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

Can someone help me with basic pluming and wiring for a 70's funny car? I wanna add some detail but i just have no idea what to do.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I don't know a whole lot about funny cars. I know a lot of them used dual magnetos like this Posted Image
so if you were to run plug wires you'd have two wires per cylinder. On the hemis the plugs ran in a straight line. Next thing I suggest is braided hoses.
FuelLines I know there is a lot of things you can do
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My biggest suggestion is to research research research

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:24 AM

I don't mean to ba a smartarr, but you might have better luck finding info if you spell it P L U M B I N G.

Here's a pretty good pic. Single mag /single-plug heads

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 04 November 2012 - 05:25 AM.


#4 blackace183

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Do i have to drill to get the lines in. Right?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

I'm guessing most detailers do drill the plug holes, makes it easier to tailor the wire lengths, at least it does for me when I'm doing wires.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

Yep, drilling holes is a "Must".

For the distributor or magneto, drill one small hole for each wire, same thing in every other places. One big hole can make it easier to drill, but nothing more. It looks better when there are many holes too, much more realistic. I think you would get a lot more answers for this question in the Drag Racing Models-section. There are many talented builders, who will help you.

But here you go few pictures, to get started. http://www.pbase.com...s_funny_cars_bw

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

Okay thanks for the pics. i dont have any model wire at all but i have whats inside if cat-5 (internet cable). It looks like it can be tonscale......... What is your opinion?