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Fat Brian

Member Since 06 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 26 2012 05:06 PM

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In Topic: chevrolet 6 cylinder engines

26 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

The Matador and Pacer should have an AMC 258 I6, I don't know how well you could adapt one to a Chevy application. Even though AMC dug through the other companies trash bins for most of their external engine parts the actual blocks and things were AMC originals.

In Topic: Nitrous

18 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

The plate is so simple to make I don't believe so. Usually the plates are about a half an inch thick or so right? I would just add a piece of sheet plastic to the bottom of whatever carb I'm using, a piece one millimeter thick would represent one scale inch in 1/25, and cut it to match the base plate of the carb. Then just run a wire to it for your NOS line.

In Topic: Warped Plastic Car Body

18 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Depending on where and how badly the body is warped you can use a hair dryer or dip the body in warm water. You just want to soften the plastic a bit, too much and it will deform.

In Topic: AMT White Freightliner Cab-Over

18 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

When I built mine I hated this part. What I did was first glue in the main crossmember pieces, there are little bumps on the inside of the upper frame rail to locate them. I glued them in making sure they stayed pressed firmly against the upper lip of the frame rail. Once they were dry I got the braces cleaned up and turned the frame over. The braces fit one of the small flat surfaces on the bottom of the main crossmember and the other end goes to the lower lip of the frame rail. Basically, the little square pieces hand down at a 45 degree angle and connect the upper crossmember to the bottom lip of the frame rail.

In Topic: Now it's diesels with those BIG pipes.

18 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

The black smoke is from dumping way too much fuel in the engine and getting incomplete combustion. Diesels should smoke SOME under load but the examples above are pretty far into raging douche bag territory. On the pulling and diesel drag trucks if you notice they smoke the most when they are spooling the turbo up and after the begin their run they clear up to varying degrees.