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stewart

Member Since 01 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active May 14 2013 06:18 PM
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Time for Another Cummins Prototype (What should I do?)

30 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Well, I built one of these about 4 years back and sent it off to be resin cast by Alan of Ma's Resin.  Unfortunately, last I heard, it was in the mail.  That was 5 months ago and I haven't seen the engine or heard from him yet.  So, I decided the easiest thing would be to build another.  The only reason I haven't been real frustrated with the previous one is because I have been too busy with school to think about it.  However, I was just talking to a classmate of mine, and it turns out that he builds models too.  He got me excited about setting some time aside to build some more, and I decided that I would start with another cummins.

 

I have a couple of questions, though.  There are three options.  I was thinking I would build a 24V 5.9L Cummins 6BT.  However, I could do a 12V or the new 6.7 if those are preferred.  

Please let me know your preference.  

Any help with dimensions from anyone who has a cummins would be great.  That kind of info isn't real easy to find on the internet.  Hopefully I will get this thing finished in a couple months and I can then look at getting another, more reliable resin caster.


Plymouth Prowler: Old and New Hot Rod Mixture

03 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

I am starting the Revell Plymouth Prowler and I have a couple of options. First, I could go with moon dish wheels, a chevy small block, and log manifold as pictured
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The manifold I would do
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The other option is a modern hot rod with the kit supplied v-6 and some kind of fancy induction, as well as the wheels pictured.
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I would probably also do some kind of a body treatment like this.
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The paint color is not decided yet for either but I am eyeing my bottle of Plum Crazy purple.
STewart

Race team Van and Trailer

01 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

I built this van awhile ago and never built the trailer. I finally got around to painting it and putting it together. Nothing real fancy. Made adapters to put a custom set of wheels on and built a tire rack and engine stand. I added pin stripes to the trailer to match the decals on the van.
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The under glass pictures for the van are here
I added the jeep just to get an idea of how well it would haul a vehicle.

77 Jeep Trail Rig

28 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

Scratchbuilt suspension. Rear 4-link with a portal axle. Scratchbuilt independent front suspension. Wheels are fujimi and the tires are from Modelhaus. 440 six-pack with scratchbuilt headers and exhaust system, aftermarket resin air filter and atlas transfer case.
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STewart

77 Jeep Trail Rig

02 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

I am starting with the Revell 77 Jeep
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I plan on making it into a trail rig with only a mild lift but some wide, aggressively-treaded tires. I don't have pics yet. The front suspension will be independent and I am making a portal axle for the rear. The engine will be a small block 340 Six-Pack with EFI.
STewart