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#1 JMD904

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

I wanna build a wicked custom, just gotta find the right engine! I want something with lots of flashy chrome and is V8 of the late 50's vintage appeal. Maybe a 3 duece set up or something non-supercharged.

#2 Harry P.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

How wicked do you want to get?

Allison wicked? It's completely chromed.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

I would suggest the Revell parts packs for some nice and period correct engines that were released a decade or so ago. They are plentiful for reasonable prices.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

You could go AMT Allison or try one of the Revell parts pak engines, the entire engines are chrome.

SBC 283
Cadillac 354
Pontiac 421
Ford 427

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

The '34 Ford Pickup kit has a chromed T'Bird engine...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

I would suggest the Revell parts packs for some nice and period correct engines that were released a decade or so ago. They are plentiful for reasonable prices.


I agree with Dale, the parts pack parts are amazing in terms of possibilities.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Alclad and any engine of your choice...or even two

Nail head or 348/409 all the way !!!


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

I have some Revell Parts Pak engines 3 Chevy, 2 Pontiac, 5 Ford. You wanna wheel & deal, send me a PM. Where the heck is Yulee, FL? It doesn't show up on my Atlas. I'm in Citrus County near Dummellon and Ocala.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

Where the heck is Yulee, FL? It doesn't show up on my Atlas. I'm in Citrus County near Dummellon and Ocala.


It's just a few miles north of Jacksonville.

Mapquest is your friend... ;)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

I've only used Mapquest to get directions to make sure the GPS is working correctly.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:27 PM

I <3 the revell parts pack engines, The can be found on evil bay, in packs of four for 9.95 plus free shipping from "rthesz" I've purchased numerous parts packs motors from them, They even include a handwritten note with each sale. ;)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

Have to agree........The Parts pack Caddie or pontiac...lots of options, blown multi carbed.......downsides are the exhaust manifolds.....

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

I <3 the revell parts pack engines, The can be found on evil bay, in packs of four for 9.95 plus free shipping from "rthesz" I've purchased numerous parts packs motors from them, They even include a handwritten note with each sale. ;)


I have ordered many from them as well. Very nice touch to include a handwritten thank-you note.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:54 AM

The '34 Ford Pickup kit has a chromed T'Bird engine...


Yep, the vintage AMT kit came with a REAL nice tri-powered y-block fully chromed out. I'm not sure if the Lindberg version of this kit still comes with it.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:06 AM

The AMT 60 ford starliner has a really detailed engine that has a 3 carb set up. a good one if you are going for detail.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

The '34 Ford 390 is an FE, not a Y-block

Edited by boss 302 mustang, 06 March 2012 - 07:50 AM.