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#21 FASTBACK340

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

This is such a cool build! Looking forward to seeing how you do the hood.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

Although this is a 'fantasy' build Anthony, here's a well intentioned suggestion to help pull off the illusion.
The plug wires need to be scaled down. The originals were 7mm diameter and they were black. That's roughly 1/64" or .016" in 1/25th scale.
Can't tell if there are headers on but you will need to leave out the inner fenders to get them in. And the radiator.... and the steering rack... OH never mind! It's a fun build with a lot of license! :D
Keep going and show us how!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

I'm going to be building a Tiger soon for a buddy of mine who sold his original Tiger (and of course regrets it), but now has a Tiger and 2 Alpines. He LOVES to rally. The only real drawback that I can remember with the Tiger is that almost all of them came with a 2.88 rear end and close ratio box. They were tough on clutches because of the ratio. Really neat mod is an electric OD unit with much shorter rear end ratio and a 5 spd. wide ratio tranny. Now THAT thing would launch!! I'm going to do his with a close to stock 260, but I'm planning one for myself with a Cleveland 351. :D
I'll say this, though, we outran the GA State Patrol one night going out I-20 W out of Atlanta. I guess the 2.88 had its virtues after all.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

Thats going to look great! , I actaully saw a sunbeam with a 289 drag race and man that thing could go

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

That would be one wirld ride if you could get it to hook up! :lol:
I had a 1:1 Alpine when I lived in Wi. . We squeezed a High Performane 289 out of a rusted out Fairlane 500XL into it. never got it streetable. traded it for 6 305 Hondas 3 Hawks, 2 Scramblers and 1 dream!
Guy that bought it got it running and was beating the pants off the local Chevelle, Camaro and Mustang guys!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

FWIY: I'm watching live coverage of the Mecum auto auction from Kissimee and a 427 Tiger just rolled across the block! It was Red w/ Silver stripes and a Beige top riding on Gold Minilite-style rims with KILLER rubber. It also had a Tremec 6 spd., 9" w/ 3:50 gears, and fuel injection. They are rolling cars on & off screen before the final bids are completed. This reached $55K the last I saw it...

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

Feel like an idiot now... just sold the one I had. :lol:


You and me both. Sure wish I'd have kept that kit.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

I had a 1:1 Alpine when I lived in Wi. . We squeezed a High Performane 289 out of a rusted out Fairlane 500XL into it. never got it streetable. traded it for 6 305 Hondas 3 Hawks, 2 Scramblers and 1 dream!


What year was the Dream? My dad has a '65 305 Dream. Someday I'll get it from him.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

I love this car & what you're doing to it. So much for "poor mans Cobra"!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:23 AM

Looking good, I love the old Alpine's, but over here there over shadowed by the MGB and E-Type,

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:30 AM

Here's the auction link for the 427 Tiger.

http://mecum.com/auc...D=FL0112-121235

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:42 AM

Didn't catch that as I don't speak fluent Ford! But still, insane build.

Those cars were scarey with the stock 260....

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

update- have most of it together. still need to finish the exhaust and a little more detail.
maybe a wheel change. thanks for looking.Posted Image
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

Love that colour !!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Very cool! Looks like practical daily transportation to me!



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Very nice

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

Cool little car.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Here's the auction link for the 427 Tiger.

http://mecum.com/auc...D=FL0112-121235

 The 427 in the auction car is actually a stroked small block (that's what the Windsor designation means) whereas the one in the model is representing a big block. HOWEVER, those 427 stroker motors can be violently powerful and if built right would put a stock big block 427 in a sock not to mention that they would be a LOT lighter. Still, I would love to own either car in 1:1.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:45 AM

That looks stunning!  Can't wait to seeing more - this and the other current Tiger thread are the only ones I've seen of this kit.

 

Btw, what wheels & tyres are you using?  The tyres look like the wider ones from the kit, but they are very wide - if it is these, did you need to modify the inner wheelarches to get them to fit?