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#21 RAT-T

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:53 AM

I HEARD THEY USE TO ADD LEAFS TO THE REAR SPRINGS FROM THE AXLE TUBE FORWARD TO ACT AS TRACTION BARS, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY STARTED DOING THIS

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Chrysler also used Pinion Snubbers, this was a bracket that bolted to the top of the third member with a rubber snubber that would contact with the floor pan under hard acceleration, acting like a lever, planting the tires harder onto the ground.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Heres an update on my AWB. Got it all primered and ready to sand. Its really great quality and doesnt need any putty. Just needs a light sanding. Question is what grade should i use? I have 800,1000, and 200 grit.  And as far as the motor goes its a Ross Gibson injected 426 Hemi. I know they say to primer resin put some of the parts are so darn small how the heck do you do it? Any ideas?.Heres a couple of pics

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Looking very good! I really like the subject on this, and you are off to a good start. Keep it coming. For the sanding, I would use 1000 grit paper which works the best for me. And if you use Enamel Paints, like Revell and Humbroll, you need no primer for the resin parts. But if you have somekind of other paint planned and they need primer, I'd like to hear it too.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

If using the RG engine do NOT use the front accessories, alt, pwr steering pump etc, get a 426 finned timing cover and use a belt and pulleys with injection pump, with alt. optional .......

By removing the filler cap/dipstick tube off of the power steering pump, you could make that into the injection pump .......


Edited by Alan, 12 January 2013 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

I just looked thru all my AFX cars pictures. And I didn't find one single picture of the Landy car with a vent wing frame but every one has a frame around the door glass.

 

I DID find a few of the Sox and MArtin Paper Tiger 1 car that had the vent wing frames.

 

PaperTiger1.jpg

 

I still think this is a cool picture . If I cound find the truck cab, I might considering attempting this in scale .

 

 

 

PaperTiger.1+2.jpg

You are right Landys car didnt have the window vent glass! Well BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! Now what?

...lol



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

That is not a Speed city casting as the Speed City casting has the door frame .

http://www.speedcity...m/MoparPage.htm

My guess is it is a MCW casting as it looks alot like the 65 Sedan AWB I have. I could be wrong.

Did it come with a 4 head light grille or just a 2 headlight grille?

 It came with the 2 headlight grill



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

If using the RG engine do NOT use the front accessories, alt, pwr steering pump etc, get a 426 finned timing cover and use a belt and pulleys with injection pump, with alt. optional .......

By removing the filler cap/dipstick tube off of the power steering pump, you could make that into the injection pump .......

 

Well keep in mind im not trying to go totally bonkers on the detail.  I just dont have the time or patiance for that...lol........just trying to make it a fun build thats pretty close to accurate. Not sure whos car im gonna make it now that i dont have the correst car for Landys..............or it could just be a "what if".  I appreciate all the help you guys are giving me! Any other tips would be helpful.....thanks...joe



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Joe

 What wheels are you going to use if you build it as a Landy car?

 I have seen several different combos and am not sure what to go with.

 I have a cool magazine article where he is doing tire testing and the car is running Cragars.

Yes i was gonna use the cragers on this



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

I just looked thru all my AFX cars pictures. And I didn't find one single picture of the Landy car with a vent wing frame but every one has a frame around the door glass.

 

I DID find a few of the Sox and MArtin Paper Tiger 1 car that had the vent wing frames.

 

PaperTiger1.jpg

 

I still think this is a cool picture . If I cound find the truck cab, I might considering attempting this in scale .

 

 

 

PaperTiger.1+2.jpg

 

Ive been looking throught pics of the 65's and i cant seem to find any that had the window vent frame. hhhhhmmmmm



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Here is a pic of Landy with a single headlight grill, plus, all you have to do is remove the vent window frames

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Here is a pic of Landy with a single headlight grill, plus, all you have to do is remove the vent window frames

Yep i think thats exactly what im gonna do!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Here is a pic w/out the injection

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Here is a pic w/out the injection

 

Remember that some of the setups back then were cars with full hood scoops but still an injected combination only using shorter stacks. And then some were also carburated.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

 

Remember that some of the setups back then were cars with full hood scoops but still an injected combination only using shorter stacks. And then some were also carburated.

 

Definately gonna be injection! Nothing looked cooler than that!


Edited by nitro_force_fan, 12 January 2013 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Sounds like you have a good plan!

 Have fun with it!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Stick cars ran shorter stacks as opposed to the autos that ran the much taller stacks so I would guess that shot of Landy's with no stacks was carbed as it was an automatic ...... If someone knows for sure, please chime in 



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

All the pics ive found of Landys car show it has chrome bumpers. Well of course mine are resin so there anything out there for paint that comes close to chrome? I know ive seen that chrome paint a before but not sure how it would work.anyone? Any ideas?..........Joe



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Alclad, first you spray it with gloss black, then the Alclad chrome ...... Looks better than kit chrome



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

All the AFX cars were delivered with a crossram , so early on many cars ran with them ( thus the hood scoop ) Also, it would not be out of the question to run short stack injection and still be under the hood scoop