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#1 AlbertS

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

I am building a salt spreader to go in the back of a dump truck, which would run on an air cooled engine. Have considered motorcycle models but have not seen and 1/25 scales. Anyone with any ideas?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

There were some 1/25 Husqvarna and Yamaha dirtbikes included with various Revell and MPC kits, but they are all long out of production. Some info here: http://www.modelcars...33&hl=dirtbikes

You may want to look into die-cast bikes for a donor engine, too.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Al, how about the engine from the old wheelhorse tractor in this kit?

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It would be more prototypically correct than a motorcycle engine, and this kit is cheap & plentiful! :)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

.....yes, that one.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

There was also a small lawn mower looking motor with the Grandpa Munsters casket car and surfboard

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

There was also a small lawn mower looking motor with the Grandpa Munsters casket car and surfboard

The Dragula!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

The Dragula!

Correct. The surf board had a small engine to power it. Looks like a horizontal drive old school lawn engine.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

Thanks to all for your input. I do now remember the monte carlo, as for Revell #6025, is $40 or higher on ebay so I may not go that route even though would prefer it.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

I've got an engine from the Lotus kit (assembled, but not bad) that I'll never use. PM me if you want it.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

I want it, but am a little behind the tech curve on PM'ing. I will try and email you, if you dont get today, can you please reach out arbpls@verizon.net as I would really like this engine. Thx

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

For those with inquiring minds, I think message went thru to ACE, (lol)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

Got it.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

You could just scratch build this
http://www.google.ca...29,r:6,s:0,i:89