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#1 russosborne

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

For the Badman kit. I never realized that the kit engine was a 283.

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#2 Craig Irwin

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

Because the Badman is 1/24, I would look for one from the Monogram 1970 Chevelle SS, although it's a 454, they look the same outside.


Edited by Craig Irwin, 06 December 2013 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

Craig's right. That's the engine that I used in mine. You just have to transplant the transmission mounts over onto the Chevelle's bell housing or add a transmission cross member.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:13 PM

Sounds good.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:02 AM

VCG Resin has a 1/25 454. I might use that in my '69 Chevelle.
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

For a kit based one, the best one that I have found is in the Monogram 65 Impala SS 396 2dr hardtop kit. Excellently executed engine.The ones that I have robbed the engines out of have a picture of the real impala on the box painted a horrible pale purple color. Monogram kit #2470. And like has been pointed out in several different threads on here, in scale a 396/402/427/454 are all visually the same. This kit: http://www.modelcars...ala-ss-396.html

Since it is 1/25 scale, it might not work for you though.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:00 AM

I would go for the engines from either the old Monogram 66 Malibu Street Rat or 70 Chevelle 3 'n 1 as both are the only supercharged engines I know of in 1/24th scale.


Edited by Force, 10 December 2013 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thanks, again.

Russ