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#1 blazefox

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

need help not sure on what to make rat rod zoomies out of or if i can buy a kit that has a good set. thanks for any help



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

There are a lot of drag railjob kits that have zoomie headers. The AMT / Model King "Two Much" dragster has 2 sets, plus a couple of front-distributor Hemi engines, blowers, etc.

 

The Two Much headers are made so it's relatively easy to change the spacing of the pipes to be correct for different engines.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Got any pics of what you want to duplicate?



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Brass or aluminum tubing.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Ummm, these are all different for the specific application. Carefully fabbing them out of brass or aluminum tube will be your best bet. You can solder brass, you'll most likely have to CA aluminum, although there are solders made for aluminum.

 

Brass tubing usually has thinner walls than aluminum and looks better on the open ends, but if you lightly file the ends inside aluminum tubes, you can make them look right.

 

Common primary pipes are 1.5" in diameter. That scales out to .060" tube in 1/25 scale.

 

Bending tubing without crushing it and looking dorky takes practice.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:30 AM

thanks guys on the help wen i have a good work bentch and some good tools ill use tubeing but for now i lust got the amt double drag kit. thanks again