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Erik Smith

Member Since 05 Nov 2009
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Hopped up Hudson 308 - dual plugs?

21 January 2015 - 05:54 AM

I am building a somewhat fantasy high performance Hudson 308. I was going to fabricate a new head for it and include double spark plugs. I have no idea if this would result in any gains in the real world, but I am after more of a gotcha look...
My question - would I just include two distributor caps with the same firing order? How would that be attached to the block? Any ideas or thoughts are welcome.

I will also be adding three weber like carbs on a scratchbuilt manifold and header.


Erik Smith 2014 Completions

27 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

Three, I think...anybody else have trouble remembering when they finished a model?

Revell 1957 Ford mild custom


Old Vega promo in fictitious clothing


And my Cannonball 2014 entry, AMT 1966 Riviera


Where's the Buzz? New tool Hyundai!

30 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

What? No buzz surrounding Academy's all new tool Hyundai Azera model?


I haven't been able to dig up much on this kit yet...says "quick build" and "multi color parts" - so, snap kit or???

Love those late 70 "Theme" Cars?

18 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

I love the late 70s - not because they were great - because they gave us so much cheese. The themed cars of the time are, well, awesome - now.

I spotted this Plymouth Fire Arrow in Colville, WA, yesterday. Actually, they are kind of cool little cars - made by Mitsubishi - four banger, rear wheel drive...enjoy the eye candy...



1966 Buick Riviera Cannonballer….

09 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

I am pretty sure "Cannonballer" is a word...


Here is my AMT 1966 Buick Riviera, set up to run the 2014 Cannonball Run (so, I guess it could be Cannonball Runner…).


I swapped out the nailhead for an LS9 Corvette engine, used Fireball Modelworks resin wheels and tires (for that 70's look).  I tried to keep it looking kind of 70ish but with the modern efficiency...


Front seats were swapped with ragin seat and 5 point belts - really the only safety equipment.


In order to increase fuel mileage, I replaced the steel bumpers with "aluminum"...


Paint is Duplicolor, clear is Deft lacquer...
























Thanks for looking!