Here are some pics of the 50 Olds I am building. This build was inspired by the last 1:1 car I built when I lived in San Diego, CA (in 1971) and an episode of Loud & Fast. The chrome wheels and wide whitewalls were from the Loud & Fast 50 Olds coupe.
Here I am in the engine coppartment of my '49 Olds coupe (34 years ago).
A mock up of the model. The paint is as followes; Tamiya Metallic Blue, Tamiya Clear Blue, Tamiya Pearl Clear, Tamiya Clear.
I modified the kit enging to appear like a 394 (which is what I had in my 1:1 Olds coupe). I can give more details on where I got the parts to do this later.
The engine would not be compete without a "bat-wing" Cad/Olds aircleaner (from Scale Auto Details).