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Widest engine for '29 Ford with hood sides?

Yesterday, 06:11 PM

I know, lots of different answers, and most will start with "it depends". I'm talking real world, which may or may not be the same when scaled down.


I like DOHC V engines. Will Ford's 4.6 DOHC need hood side cutouts? Is a Deuce grille wider, making for less taper/wider engine compartment?


Bonus question: Is there a 1/24 or 1/25 Porsche 928 with a good looking 4cam engine?



Polished metal + clear powder coat. Is it still nice & shiny?

27 June 2015 - 09:32 PM

Specifically, magnesium. I'm wondering about getting a real car part polished, but I don't want to look after it daily. Can clear powder coat, or some other clear, keep the shine up, or will it dull because of the clear?

does anyone make a set of machined pulleys for the 1/12 GT500?

27 June 2015 - 08:02 PM

...and if so, I'm wondering if it's affordable.


Thanks. Lee

Looking for a detailed, out of the ordinary engine in 1/12

15 June 2015 - 05:22 AM

It's for a hot rod with an exposed engine.

Would prefer a V-engine. Something besides SBC or BBC. Wondering what is out there.
If only someone made a 1/12 Porsche 928 4-can engine. That would be awesome.

Thanks, Lee

I got my first gas grill over the weekend

17 May 2015 - 07:34 PM

I got a Brinkmann grill with 4 burners, plus sear and side burners. It's pretty good size, as far as affordable grills go. Initial observation: it's still easy to run out of grill surface. The meal was 3 ribeyes, about 20 jalapeno poppers, four ears of corn, and some veggies on skewers. Those veggies on skewers take up a LOT of space. Here is what I'm going to try for a solution:




This stainless basket slips over the rotisserie rod. It's hinged like the containers at a bank drive-thru (the vacuum tube thing). I also plan to use it to roast Poblano peppers out of my garden. The manufacturer's website also shows it roasting chicken wings. I might have to try that, too. Not my photo. I just ordered it tonight.


The jalapeno poppers were a type I have not tried before. They're called Atomic Buffalo Turds. It's a jalapeno split lengthwise, stuffed with cheese, then you get a little smokie and split it lengthwise, lay it on top, and wrap it all in a slice of bacon. WOW those were good.


I can't wait to do some more grillin'.