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#1 58 Impala

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

I've got a street rod project in my head and I am collecting pieces. Does anyone know where or in what kit I can find a 270 ci Dodge Red Ram Hemi? Thanks for any help or info.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

The AMT '29 Ford roadster kit has one. It's derived from the original Ala Kart kit and still has the Red Ram hemi.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:22 AM

The Red Ram 241/ 270 cube engine in the Ala Kart / '29 Ford kit  has an early (about '39) Ford 3-speed trans set up for a closed driveline (torque tube).

 

Another early and interesting Hemi is the DeSoto Firedome 276 / 291/ 341. There is one available in the AMT '53 Ford pickup. It also is backed up by the ubiquitous Ford early 3-speed, but the pickup has an open driveshaft.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:31 AM

The AMT '32 Ford roadster has an early Hemi engine also. I'm not sure what size it is, but it comes with dual carbs,velocity stacks and intake. I've always heard that the Hemi in the Ala Kart was very undersized. Can anyone really confirm that?



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:24 AM

........ I've always heard that the Hemi in the Ala Kart was very undersized. Can anyone really confirm that?

For the bazillionth time (no offense intended) the ORIGINAL ISSUE ALA KART RED RAM (the one also in the later AMT '29 Ford kit) IS CORRECT (more or less, close enough). The retooled more recent Ala Kart Red Ram is SEVERELY underscale. I've posted the actual measurements I made from 1:1 engines on several forums over the years, and this has been confirmed by others in the 1:1 field. The numbers don't lie.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 13 February 2013 - 06:43 AM.