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    1:25

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    Vantaa
  • Full Name
    Kari Tapanainen

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  1. Airtrax, Jeep Wagoneer

    Resin Model Ranch sels 4-door Wagoneer 63-73 resin kit and needs Honcho for donor kit.
  2. Dodge L-700 V12

    Nice truck. Do you have more pictures?
  3. Dodge L-700 V12

    Allison has originally 3-barrels carb. Here is link to Allison powered Malibu that has 4 4-barrel carbs. I chose 2 big Holley ultra dominators and I'm sure they are enough for low rpm engine (max 3000 rpm). https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwieicKuvP3hAhWuxaYKHSoRCQQQFjAFegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotrod.com%2Farticles%2Fthrowback-thursday-this-wild-1964-chevy-malibu-funny-car-was-a-street-legal-1710ci-allison-v12-powered-monster%2F&usg=AOvVaw1KVje30tAKpq69TEWbOgij Transmission is Allison 4800 automatic and I have no idea can it be installed on the engine. No reference pictures, sorry. Transmission looks good and fits nicely between chassis rails .
  4. Dodge L-700 V12

    I have started this L-700 project 2016 and originally I thought this to be a rat truck but plans changed during building. Here frame is extended, some parts ready and engine partly made. Engine is Allison V12 V1710 (1710 cu in, 1600 hp) Some WIP pictures: Front and rear wheels and brakes Making rear tandem axles using L-700 parts. Platform testing Gastanks for hugry engine Interior partly ready Cabin painted and test fitted Engine compartment Rear tandem axle Testing custom made aluminium mudguards from Auslowe. Next job is to finish the cabin interior then front mudguards and Kenworth style exhausts. This should be in the "On the Workbench: Big Rigs". Can somebody move it?
  5. What else to do with ZZ Top Monogram 33 Fords??

    I have started Revell Eliminator and engine will be 392 blown hemi with A727 and Dana 60. Actually Revell has cheated us. Real Eliminator has Chevy SB 350 + TH350 but kit has Pontiac V8. Transmission looks like an old flathead manual tranny. There is no timing cover either but only pulleys and belt straight put to the block. No shock absorbers or brake master cylinder. Drive shaft and rear end are old torque tube design not Ford 9" + open drive shaft. Rear suspension is correct transverse leaf spring. Kit has a lot of potential but box stock model is a bit too simple.
  6. Dodge A100 pickup

    It is Modelhaus resin kit. More pictures can be found here:
  7. Dodge A100 pickup

    Thank you guys. A100 is now among the other pickups on the shelf.
  8. Dodge A100 pickup

    You mean this photo: What about it? It was only reference picture of a dash.
  9. Dodge A100 pickup

    Sorry, I don't have a real A100 truck.
  10. Dodge A100 pickup

    Here is a picture of the dashboard.
  11. Dodge A100 pickup

    I used Mipa OC HS spray paint, color code 0-6-01720-500 and it was very near to Dodge truck color Turf Green when I compared it to original Dodge paint chip. In the US it is a lot easier because many paint shops sell aerosol cans with right original colors: http://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/dodge/1965/all-models/ and many other shops. I can't order flammable spray cans overseas from the US so I had to buy color chips first from ebay.
  12. You can find finished model here:
  13. Dodge A100 pickup is finally ready. This was quite challenging kit to built but It's great that this has been done with all its deficiencys. I really enjoyed to build this because I like old Dodges. Engine is 426 Commando from Lindberg Belvedere '64 kit. Hope you like pictures. On the Workbench:
  14. Thanks guys i appreciate this. I imagined that A100 would have been easy and quick to do but I started it May 15 and much is still to be done.