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#221 Old Albion

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:24 PM

Clayton,

Is this the website you were thinking of?

www.socalcarculture.com

http://www.socalcarc...elcarlinks.html

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:19 PM

Clayton,

Is this the website you were thinking of?

www.socalcarculture.com

http://www.socalcarc...elcarlinks.html

Dave

That's it and Ma's resin.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:08 PM

Well, after a week of thinking (well more like sulky and being overly depressed ;) ) about not completing this for the other site's community build, and staring at it almost every waking hour since it's way to big to fit back in the box, I started working on it again. There is finally something under the hood!

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No, it's not the kit engine either, I just couldn't stand the thought of a Cummins under the hood of this beast. I'm sorry, I just don't like Cummins engines, the only good one I ever drove was a 444 Big Cam (I think) that was in a 1974 White Western Star wrecker I drove that could probably pull your house off its foundation! OK, enough gabbing, here's the new engine, which just happens to be from an Italeri Peterbilt kit, a Detroit Series 60.

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I have to do a little front engine mount modification, but the rear mounts fit perfectly, and the small doghouse in the firewall looks like it was made for this engine. I just have to find some Alpine Green and wait for the snow to leave town and spring to come so I can spray it!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:41 PM

Can't say as I've ever seen an Alpine Green Series 60. The ones I've seen are a blue-grey, and I've found Tamiya Medium Blue XF-18 to be pretty close (maybe a touch too dark). Here's a real Series 60 from the Detroit Diesel Website.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:47 PM

I just couldn't stand the thought of a Cummins under the hood of this beast. I'm sorry, I just don't like Cummins engines

Owwww !!!!!! The best, fastest truck I ever drove was an '88 Pete 379 with a 400 big cam cum-a-part &13 speed .
I got a ticket for 88 in a 65 coming home from sugar town after I dropped 6 gears.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:58 PM

Owwww !!!!!! The best, fastest truck I ever drove was an '88 Pete 379 with a 400 big cam cum-a-part &13 speed .
I got a ticket for 88 in a 65 coming home from sugar town after I dropped 6 gears.


LOL, hey matt dont bust the cummins to hard, we had a 350 big cam in our 76 359 that made 565 to the ground. i cant say how fast it was cause it pegged the speedo. had a heck of a time with the heads move n roound on the block, ( we threw 42 lbs a boost in her, that was a contributing factor..lol) i like the 60 series in the ford , but a buzzin dozen would be neater...Hee hee

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

Can't say as I've ever seen an Alpine Green Series 60. The ones I've seen are a blue-grey, and I've found Tamiya Medium Blue XF-18 to be pretty close (maybe a touch too dark). Here's a real Series 60 from the Detroit Diesel Website.

Yeah Jim, I have that pic somewhere, too. The only thing I don't understand is to me that pic looks to dark compared to the Series 60s I had in my trucks. Most were about the same color as this pic of a 8V-71 or maybe even a shade lighter.

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Either way, there's a Detroit dealer not far from me, and I'm planning on getting the paint there. :lol:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:15 PM

Owwww !!!!!! The best, fastest truck I ever drove was an '88 Pete 379 with a 400 big cam cum-a-part &13 speed .
I got a ticket for 88 in a 65 coming home from sugar town after I dropped 6 gears.

LOL, hey matt dont bust the cummins to hard, we had a 350 big cam in our 76 359 that made 565 to the ground. i cant say how fast it was cause it pegged the speedo. had a heck of a time with the heads move n roound on the block, ( we threw 42 lbs a boost in her, that was a contributing factor..lol) i like the 60 series in the ford , but a buzzin dozen would be neater...Hee hee

Scott

The funny thing is, the fastest truck I drove had neither a Detroit or a Cummins, it had a Kitty Kat!! I got nailed for almost 100 miles an hour with that old Freightshaker, it had a 3406 with a 13 behind it! :D

By the way, I agree with the 12, but I don't have any! :lol:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:48 PM

Yeah Jim, I have that pic somewhere, too. The only thing I don't understand is to me that pic looks to dark compared to the Series 60s I had in my trucks. Most were about the same color as this pic of a 8V-71 or maybe even a shade lighter.

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Either way, there's a Detroit dealer not far from me, and I'm planning on getting the paint there. :lol:


Either way, I suppose it doesn't really matter since this is a custom truck. You could paint it to match the cab it you really felt like it.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:16 PM

Can't say as I've ever seen an Alpine Green Series 60. The ones I've seen are a blue-grey, and I've found Tamiya Medium Blue XF-18 to be pretty close (maybe a touch too dark). Here's a real Series 60 from the Detroit Diesel Website.


Matt,

Here is the DD Series 60 engine, (Italeri) that is in my Freightliner FLD SD. The paint was acquired from a local Detroit service center. Decals are from myself, available at Sourkraut's....Hope this may help you, Kurt

The chrome shown, was done in Alclad


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

Wow! That's an ubermotor if I've ever seen one, Turbo590. Excellent job of making a plastic motor look like the real thing! Great job!

B)

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:42 PM

Either way, I suppose it doesn't really matter since this is a custom truck. You could paint it to match the cab it you really felt like it.

HMMMM, I never thought of that possibility, thanks Jim. B)

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:45 PM

Wow! That's an ubermotor if I've ever seen one, Turbo590. Excellent job of making a plastic motor look like the real thing! Great job!

B)

I agree 100%

Ditto to both!

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:52 AM

You know, I've watched this build for quite a few moths now, when I was just looking around as a guest.

All I can say is- WOW!

You my friend, have made a new definition the term for "big rig"!

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:05 PM

You know, I've watched this build for quite a few moths now, when I was just looking around as a guest.

All I can say is- WOW!

You my friend, have made a new definition the term for "big rig"!

Thanks Andy. B)

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 08:04 AM

Hey, is the moose bar painted with the Krylon "Original Chrome" paint? I want to know, because I can't afford an airbrush and Alclad :lol: So basically, Hillbilly Chrome is my last resort :D




Thanks, Andy

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 08:16 AM

Hey, is the moose bar painted with the Krylon "Origianl Chrome" paint? I want to know, because I can't afford an airbrush and Alclad :lol: So basically, Hillbilly Chrome is my last resort :D




Thanks, Andy

No, Andy, the moose bar is Rustoluem Black and the tubes are aluminum tubing.

I understand where you seen the "Original Chrome", because that is what the trailer was painted in. One tip of advice, don't get the "Original Chrome" or any Krylon paints, I have never had luck with them. I don't know what happened, but the original older can I had here sprayed fine, but I ran out and had to buy a new can of the chrome at Michael's, and it still fingerprints after months of being sprayed.

If you need "Hillbilly Chrome", I suggest going to your local auto parts store and getting a can of Duplicolor Chrome. I used it on the fenders on the tractor, even though they are a little hard to see in this pic.

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It seems to me to have a better "chrome" look to it, and is much more durable to handling that Krylon.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:09 AM

OK, Thank you!

Yes, the Duplicolor chrome looks better than Kylon :rolleyes:

Like I've said my only option is hillbilly chrome because I can't afford an airbrush and Alclad :huh:

Oh yeah, either that cow is out of scale, or you've been feeding it too much food! ;)

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:55 PM

Oh yeah, either that cow is out of scale, or you've been feeding it too much food! B)

I just have been feeding her too much, and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:16 PM

Your story, tell it how you like it.............. B)