If you mean the Belvedere, no. You get a 426 wedge, with the option of dual carbs Yes it does, and I recently found one on clearance at Michaels. But, now that I've finished the Belvedere the Satellite has been bumped down in the queue.
Thanks for your interest, and yes it's a shame about the body issues. Still, I did what I could with this one. Took awhile to get to this point, mainly because of a rather lumpy clear coat that required extra polishing. Here it is with the foil done (minus the hood lettering), windows in and joined. I left out the kit rear side windows, and cut my own out of clear sheet styrene. Other than that, box stock. Just from two different boxes, he.
I'll say it again, that powerplant looks right at home. I'll share some finished pics in a new thread, when I get the doodads on and get it wrapped up.
I'm bad for test fitting things, a habit I'm trying to break myself of, you know . . . . . . before the final assembly part. So I thought I'd snap a few while I had it together. Jeez, that engine looks at home! Don't it?
Finished assembling the interior, this a.m. Kind of looks a little odd with no armrests in the car, but it does add to the whole econobox flavoring. You can't see it in any of these pics, but I snipped off the clutch and brake pedals and substituted the wide pedal from the Dodge kit, since the tranny is a slushbox. The body's next!
Here's the "leaning tower of power" at home in the engine bay. The radiator is from the Lindberg kit, shortened slightly. I seem to have lost the washer bottle. Hmmm . . . . note to self: stop doing that! Also added some wash to the dog dish caps. I used the Moebius muffler and tailpipe, and decorated it with some aluminum bmf. The rest of the exhaust is from the Lindberg kit. All in all, no fit issues to speak of from the mishmash of parts. The interior will be next, then polish out the body and foil, windows, etc.
I suppose it makes sense from a cost perspective, if you're the manufacturer. Since the ' 65 Satellite already has the 426 wedge, they figured it was good enough for the Belvedere and just throw in a dual carb option with the new kit. Would have been nice if they'd included a hemi, so one could do an A990 variant. I'd like to do the Satellite with a 273 or 318, but I can't think of any kits that have those engines.
I finished the minor surgery needed to install the slant six. First, off went the molded in mounts on the Moebius k-member. Then after carefully sawing off the slant six mounts from the Lindberg kit, I lowered them by about half, and glued them in place. The tranny mount in the kit is just a simple pin, so I just made a simple hole in the transmission tail. Engineering for dummies, yes! And look, the kit rear end/driveshaft fit with no mods. I love this kind of kitbashing. I do!
Thanks for the compliments. Here's the body clear coated, and the remaining panels are painted and cleared, as well. For the interior, we'll go with black. It should look like a real econobox, with this color combo and a six banger!
It's a combination of money, and climate. Vehicles have always cost more up here, and a big block Hemi isn't very practical when you live somewhere that it can, and does, get to minus forty in winter. As someone who's spent a lot of time as a young man hunting down old cars, I can tell you that all through the fifties, and well in to the start of the sixties this was very much six cylinder sedan country. V8's, power steering and brakes and heaven forbid things like air conditioning and power windows are usually pretty rare for anything sold around here during that era. People were quite frugal with what they spent $ on. And that's on the larger volume of cars made by the big three. When it comes to AMC/Rambler and Studebakers, they're usually even more bare bones. When I was a teen, more than a few of my friends drove six bangers. Some were "upgraded", with buckets and a floor shift, so I'll leave the kit supplied buckets seats in with this build. Hopefully, I can paint some more pieces today, and clear coat the body.