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#241 BKcustoms

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

Wow! that front end turned out fantastic! Now I need to figure out what piece of the build to tackle, I had originally wanted to paint it but it seems to early for that so maybe I'll do some suspension work...

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Looking VERY cool!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:47 AM

I am heading to the post office right now. Brad

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:34 AM

Snowball 2 has landed made it safely to Missouri! I have decided to tackle the engine for our project, i 'm thinking a 69 corvette 427 or maybe a 454. Would anyone object to using blue as the engine accent color?

Heres Snowball as I received it.

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(sorry for the dark pics my camera was having trouble adjusting to the light for some reason)

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

A new Vette motor would look nice or the Ross Gibson 502.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

I like the idea of a 502, I might try to convert one of the big blocks I have laying around to resemble a 502.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

Okay, I finally have a motor picked out. I was at Kmart earlier and I noticed a Revell 72 Cutlass convertible kit and decided to use the olds 350 Rocket since it is less common than the typical chevy big block and I will fully detail it add a custom blower and carb setup that will all fit under the hood. I will have pics later tonight!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

It took a little longer than I expected but heres an update,
  • Block is painted dupli color black
  • Freeze plugs painted with Testors Gold
  • Transmission painted with rustoleum silver and titanium metalizer with Testors dullcote
  • intake painted with Spaz Stix chrome over flat black to resemble polished aluminum
  • heads drilled for plug wires and painted with color place silver
  • blower mocked up
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Next up is getting the blower painted and mounted and then lots of wiring!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

Is that a blower manifold? Looks like you are gonna plop that blower right down on the stock manifold.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

It's not a blower manifold yet, But after some modifying it will be. :D I'm going to scratchbuild a new center section on the stock manifold to accept the blower and leave the ports alone so they match up correctly with the heads. (It's actually a lot farther along now than it was when the pics were taken)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

Good to hear and see the model made the trip safely. The blown Olds engine is looking good! 4-speed is nice too. Keep us posted and keep the pictures coming. Brad

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:32 AM

It's not a blower manifold yet, But after some modifying it will be. :D


Cool I was just wondering because you painted it.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

I modified the intake to mount the blower by filing off the carburetor mount section of the intake and adding a sheet of .040 sheet styrene that I cut to the shape of the bottom of the blower to the middle of the intake and then I added about 2mm of height by adding some square rod to the border of the blower mount plate o nhte intake.
Blower was painted with testors "chrome trim" silver and a custom mix of pale gold testors paints.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:04 PM

I just don't see that fitting under the hood (LOL)

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

I just don't see that fitting under the hood (LOL)

Hmm... I guess it depends on where you mount the hood.......

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

Any update on Project Snowball, Billy?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

The engine is done and I'm ready to forward the project. my computer needs a battery before I can upload pics though. Does anybody have ideas on how to safely ship the motor without it breaking?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Wrap it in bubble wrap or inside a Ziploc bag with packing peanuts all around it.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

Has this been sent on to it's next participant yet?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

No, who is next on the list?