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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

I'm looking for something that would be correct for a 1952/53-vintage truck in 1:25 scale, 1:24 if that won't pan out. Is there anything out there that would work? Could a fairly common kit engine be backdated?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

nh 250 Cummins out of various AMT kits could easily be backdated any resin 6 71 detroit also would work. Early Cummins have different fuel pump and external fuel lines other wise same appearence.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

There is a great resin caster from eastern Europe that has begun selling stuff on ebay under the name danmodels, he makes a fifties supercharged Cummins motor that looks unbelieveable but it is a bit spendy.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Check me if I'm wrong, but weren't the majority of Detroit Diesels in the 50's inline engines? That's where Detroit's started in the very late 1930's, inline 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines.

I want to think that Vee-block Detroits began appearing in the late 1950's.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

You are correct Art. That resin Cummins is sweet.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

That resin Cummins is sweet.


Yes it is, there is a build thread for some of his parts on Hank's truck forum. He makes some awesome stuff that appears to be worth every penny.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Also, Detroits used to be called GM Diesels, if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

Correct CDA also called jimmie diesels.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Im not sure but i bet the engine out of the linburg dodge l700 wouldnt be a bad alternative.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

Yeah- I've seen that resin one, but I'm thinking reworking an AMT Cummins might be a bit more financially-feasible route for me!
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

There is a great resin caster from eastern Europe that has begun selling stuff on ebay under the name danmodels, he makes a fifties supercharged Cummins motor that looks unbelieveable but it is a bit spendy.

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I bought this engine for $50.00 off eBay and the craftsmanship is awesome! worth the money if you can rob the piggy bank :rolleyes: