MPC 1/16 Street Charger
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:32 PM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:34 AM
As a heads up there are a few issues:
You'll have to fiddle with the mounting of the front wheels or they will tow in at the top like crazy (the DOH kits are the same way).
If you mount the rear axle springs inboard of the frame rails and shave down the brake drums and the wheel backs some, it tucks the tires in some so they aren't so rediculous looking.
The valence under the rear bumber is short on every single kit I have (6 of 'em between the Street Charger & Dukes kits) so I just made new ones.
If you don't fiddle with the headers at the mounting flanges, they won't tuck in far enough and the Torsion Bars won't fit.
As usual, I can't upload a photo of my WIP
Please keep us updated on your progress though.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:37 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:48 AM
As usual, I can't upload a photo of my WIP
Why? I'd sure like to see your work.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:54 AM
On Basic, nothing hapens.
I uploaded a pic from Photobucket onto the Truck forum and it ended up as a link to all the photos I have on there so far which are not many.
Problem is, I can't remember how I did it
I'm gonna fiddle with it and see if I can get it to work again
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:56 AM
Lets see if this worked...
The Charger pics are #'s 2-4 I think...
Edited by Bonekrosha, 04 April 2012 - 05:59 AM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:41 PM
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This is a recently re-issued kit....box art looks identical to original. The underside of the box includes an image of all the trees and parts, handy for checking for missing parts.
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Cylinder heads have molded hemispherical pistons in various stroke locations to simulate positions on crankshaft
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Detailed dash with raised gauge detail
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Two trees of chrome parts.....too much chrome for me, a lot of this will get refinished
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'Rubber' meats, fuel hoses and plug leads, red tail lights, glass and gauge lenses, and transparent valve cover - won't be using that
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Hood, firewall and front and rear valances......I'm not a kit historian, but the tree includes the raised ERTL company letters
Here is a link to the instructions
All trees were checked to ensure I had all the parts, washed in mild detergent, rinsed, dried and re-bagged, ready to begin
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
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There was a fair amount of flash on the parts to clean off, but few deep ejector pin marks. Parts will need small amount of filler on joints. The front face of the engine is 'stepped' when glued together...this is intentional...the timing case has a corresponding 'step'. See piston detail as well, will be hidden when valve covers are in place.
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Note molded casting numbers on the block halves.....not strictly to scale....but I'll leave them alone...they'll all but be hidden by the headers. Note engine molded 'cast' finish.
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Progress to date, thanks for viewing. Haven't decided on engine color yet, will not be Hemi Orange, as I'm going for the '70s street freak look, will likely be red.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
I could definately use it and want it
I didn't see it in my kit, gonna look here in a minute.
Shoot, I could use the decals too for that matter.
I can buy the stuff from you or swap something for them
Lemmee know at your convenience.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:20 AM
I'm just starting the build, so it's early days yet. I'll probably be using at least some of the decals. Don't think I'll be using the clear valve cover, but remind me in a week or so, if by then, I'm not using it, you're welcome to it. Send me a PM in a week or so.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:00 PM
Glued the cylinder heads to the block. Lapping the tops of the block, removing fine molded detail, will make the cylinder heads seat better. Detail will be obscured by cylinder heads anyway. Also the height of the location pins on the cylinder heads needed to be trimmed a little for a good seat.
Both halves of the, nicely detailed, rear end are glued together. Poke yoked alignment pins made this a no brainer. I want to separate the pumpkin detail with paint later on.
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Thanks for viewing.
Edited by geordie, 05 April 2012 - 07:01 PM.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:28 PM
This weekend I,
- Installed the timing cover on the engine, not much more that I can do on that before block painting. Cylinder heads are on.
- Got the seat halves put together
- Started work on the chassis, filing ejector holes
- This evening I got both halves of the engine cage glued together
- Transmission and bell housing are together
- Also both halves of the rear end
Thanks for viewing
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:32 AM