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#1 James2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

Just a little something to pass the time while working on the show truck. 32 Ford Sedan, NASCAR rear end, scratch and P Box front axle. I made the cage from .o8o Styrene rod, cup dash and some resin wheels and tires. Still fitting and assembling. I'll need to remove those Bow Ties on the intake! No big hurry, just hav'n fun building a Short Tracker.
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Thanks for looking hope you like it, J2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

It looks like a fun build and I love the tires!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:17 PM

Looks like your off to a great start.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

James, don't just remove the bowties, remove the intake all together and use the proper intake with correct port spacing. Completely wrong, Hemi head ports are evenly spaced apart, totally different from Chevys which are siamesed .........
You are doing such a nice job NOT to make the correction

#5 James2

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:36 AM

James, don't just remove the bowties, remove the intake all together and use the proper intake with correct port spacing. Completely wrong, Hemi head ports are evenly spaced apart, totally different from Chevys which are siamesed .........
You are doing such a nice job NOT to make the correction


Thanks, I have searched and searched for a good intake to keep it carbureted. That's the best I have found.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:42 AM

Liking the look of this so far ..

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

wow, it's looking really nice.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:47 AM

Keep this one going, this kit is sitting on my bench!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

That is one very cool looking dirt sedan! Very nice clean work.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:10 AM

One other engine tip, spark plugs on Hemi heads are located deep in the head, so the spark plug boots are not seen. So to make it prototypically correct you would drill out the hole on the valve cover approx. 1.5 scale inches and run the lead down into it sinking the boot completely in the hole.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

Nice build so far with some nice advise to go along ! We learned a little bit today,.

#12 James2

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I searched my stash and came up empty. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a proper intake while I keep building. I will also shorten the boots on the wires. J2

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

You are doing such a nice job on this, nice cage work btw. that you may as well knock it out of the park and go that extra little bit more to make it right. I realize not all auto model builders have knowledge about the 1 to 1s or how they work :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

very cool! you did a greatjob on the plug wires, gotta love those photo etched wire looms.....keep it goin

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

Well so far I'm striking out on a proper intake, but will keep searching.
I have redone the plug boots though. Working on the chassis and the body right now,
Thanks, J2

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

Made up a new intake, I think it works much better. Also just about done fabricating and almost ready for some primer. I decided to sand some of the body lines out so as to look more like a fiberglass copy.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

That intake is a huge improvement !

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

Well I got the garden plowed and tilled, cut the grass and a few other honey do's, sooooooooooooooooooo. I took advantage of the warm day and got the paint and decals finished these past couple of days. Still have some details to add, paint the wheels and final assembly.
This is Tamiya dark metallic blue and some Slixx NASCAR truck decals. Thanks for watching.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

wow! thats looking very cool. nice clean building! the decals look great too, are they under the clear? looks like it.

keep `er goin
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:18 PM

Wow! That looks great!