Me personally, i dont care for the revell kits. Their cabs ar ok, but the frames lack in my opinion. And the tires are far from anything that resembles a real tire in my opinion. Plus the prices are outrageous. I would think you could use either cabover amt kit, lengthen the frame and use an aftermarket air suspension. Im sure someone here would cough up another axle and maybe even a cab. Even after buying the extra resin parts you could still build it way cheaper than the revell kits. Just my thoughts......
Sorry to highjack the thread, didnt mean too! Mark, im not sure what to he true specs are on my engine as i didnt build it. All i know is its a 326 with a mild cam, 4 barrel, edelbrock intake...yada yada yada! Almost put a tremec behind mine, bust nostalgia got the better of me and i put an m20 behind it.... Lots and lots of fun!
Mark, i dont disagree with you a bit. Maintenance is the #1 most important thing for a diesel....well that and NEVER using ether! Driver error is the #1 killer of a diesel engine and the rest of the truck for that matter. I did an inframe on a c13 last year at 246,xxx miles due mostly to driver error. He thought he could just drive the truck LOADED 50 or so miles back to the shop.....with nothing in the radiator! Busted head was the result. I had a different driver just recently inform me that he had been adding plain water to the radiator for the past 2 months, mind you i am a fleet mechanic. These guys come by the shop every morning and all they have to do is pick up some antifreeze. To ad insult to injury, we carry prediluted coolant! Electrolysis is a big killer of diesels. It pretty much vibrates holes into cylinder walls. Well thats my spill for now. Really great topic, i love talking gears with other gear heads!
The reason i chose the fall guy one is cause i could modify the side tanks to look more correct. It also had a fan shroud already on it. Just a thought..... I cant wait to see these progress, great job so far!
Mark, i couldnt agree with you more on the 3406. I am an old school Detroit fan ( mainly for the sound!) But a 3406 is a tough and powerful engine. I'm a diesel mechanic for the company i work for, but i also drive for them...best of both worlds! We have a t800 with a 3406 thats getting ready to turn 2 million! It can still walk the dog too. From a stand still, it can hang with the best of em! Drove back home 300 miles from the WV mountains with a busted #1injector line, loaded @ 65 mph, no problem! The 359 in the pic has a 3406 as well.
Geez i didnt kknow which ine of us was losin it! Lol! I was askin cuz it looked like model master go mango which is what i used on my paystar. Its very easy to weather and it looks great with a light wash.