Petty 1968 Roadrunner
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:31 AM
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:57 AM
A few pics from a book on stock cars maybe they can help first one is from 1964 than 69 and 70.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:03 AM
Ok, a little further research leads me to believe that ALL of the early MPC Nascar kits had that intake, even the Fords. As far as the scribe line under the hood, the best fix is to fill it with baking soda/superglue.
You are correct sir. The only real difference in any of the MPC stocker kits all the way up to the Southern stockers, was the body, valve covers and firewalls. Virtually every other piece from engine to chassis was the same. Generic. There were also three styles of wheel. Steelies in the earliest kits, then five and nine slot racing wheels. They basically took the common tire thing a bit too far.
Baking soda and superglue will work, but in this case I recommend gluing in some half round plastruct into the grooves under the hood and going from there. Only because of the amount of sanding this particular hood requires to get a smooth upper surface.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:16 PM
Tommy and Jacen, thank you for the info on those kits. I have searched my extra kits, but don't have one of those old MPC kits. So, I may be stuck with my homemade version - not as pretty, but it will still work.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:16 PM
But on the bright side, here's a pic that shows the back of the chassis pretty darn well - looks like at least most of the fuel cell was covered as well:
So I have decided to cut the fuel cell I had built out of this build and just cover it up!
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:34 PM
I have also started work on the engine itself
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:58 PM
I was going to paint the sheet metal in a steel color, unless someone knows what color it should be. I know the pics are in black and white, but it seems that it is not the same Petty blue that the body is - hence why I think I'll be painting it silver.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:48 PM
Great to see some one do this build.I've been wanting to do his 1967 Plymouth that he won 27 races with.
I am planning on building that, too. I'd be interested in watching your build of it when you do get started.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:53 PM
We will need to make four shocks, so we are going to cut eight pieces of this 1mm wide as so:
We then cut four lengths 8mm long. Once we have those, we glue four of the small tubes on top of the four longer tubes. It should look like this:
We've now made what will be the tops of the shocks. Now we need to get started on the other half...