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  1. Rex, thanks for the pics! Finally I get to see some of those painted. Bill, thanks for the kind words! Do you have build any of the engines yet? I'd love to see pics! If anyone of you guys who bought some of those engines has any issues with it, please tell me so that I can make it better next time.
  2. Hello everyone, new engines are currently on their way to Model Builder's Warehouse - they should be somewhere above the atlantic right now. In addition to the sold out ones Randy already had on offer there's going to be the Boss 494 engine plus another version of the sbf 289, this time with a Holley.
  3. Hello everyone, the first small batch of Boss engines is on its way to the Model Builder's Warehouse. Would be great if you got yourself one and present the build here on the forum!
  4. Everyone, thanks for the kind words. @beeRS: I just cut the support struts off and painted the parts. No further cleanup whatsoever. @peteski: it's made of several parts: block, gearbox, exhaust system, intake plate with stacks, pulleys, distributor, starter with bellhousing spacer. If you look closely you will see gaps between the parts. The problem with kits in too many pieces is the space they take up on the machine and the cleaning effort. That's why I like to print the block with heads and covers on.
  5. Alright you convinced me - I'll look into producing the Can Am version and make it available at Model Builder's Warehouse. Just gimme some time.
  6. Thanks for the kind words everyone! Gramps, thanks for the photo, in color too! Wish I had been there to see and hear those run. About selling copies: I guess since this is a very special engine a stock version (single Holley?) would be of more use to you guys? I would suggest a "block only" version, without headers and gearbox, that would keep pricing much lower too. What do you all think? And if you have any pics of the engine out of the car please show 'em!
  7. Hello everyone, can't seem to find the time doing 1/8 work, so here's another one of my 1/24 engines. As usual, no attention to color, wiring etc, simply made of printed parts with no finish other than an overall thin layer of silver. It's a real beast this one, the only time Ford tried to win something in the Can-Am using it in the G7A with Andretti driving. He said he couldn't reach forward to shift when the torque came on. If you notice any mistakes I'd be glad if you tell me since the 1/8 version is still in the builds. I need all the input I can get since pics of those engines, especially of the front and underside are really rare. I did the entire 3D modelling myself this time, only having some block drawings from a nice guy on a forum and some photos. Was a blast, especially those "knuckle" rocker covers! Hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for looking!
  8. Hello, just wanted to thank you for buying not one but two of my GT40 engines. Especially when you had to pay the higher price due to shipping etc. You're right about this engine being used widely in racing, you can get a 4-Weber version from Model Builder's Warehouse now and I'm planning for a Holley one. I'm really sorry for not adding instructions for assembling the headers, it's really a tricky thing but can be done:
  9. Not to push you over the edge, but Hachette is currently teasing a 917K in 1/8... However, the GT40 seems to be lacking when it comes to detail. It would be a shame if they mess up or oversimplify the engine. And I heard someone say the overall shapes are off... I'm just glad I got my 1/8 GT40 all built under glass 😸
  10. Cool! Glad you like the kit, and I hope you have lots of fun bulding it! Looking forward to see that one grow.
  11. mad mike

    GT 40

    How about the one kit to rule them all? Well, at least in size. Altaya of France will release the 69 Gulf GT40 in 1/8 soon. I just hope the quality will be better than shown in the prototype pics. https://www.altaya.fr/modelisme-maquette/ford-gt
  12. Glad to hear you like it! Right now I'm printing the first batch for Randy of Model Builder's Warehouse, so please look there for pricing and availability https://www.modelbuilderswh.com/ In Europe you will probably be able to buy the parts from scaleproduction.de soon. Here's a pic of the unassembled parts:
  13. Glad to hear you like it! Right now I'm printing the first batch for Randy of Model Builder's Warehouse, so please look there for pricing and availability https://www.modelbuilderswh.com/ In Europe you will probably be able to buy the parts from scaleproduction.de soon.
  14. Hello everyone, at the last model show some guys asked me to do a small block Corba engine for a Daytona model, so I modified my GT40 Windsor a bit. This is how it turned out. Would you guys be interested in buying one? I would consider a small production run then. A set of parts would consist of the block, pulleys, distributor and four Webers (the yellow, raw parts).
  15. Hello Rex, tell your friend that I actually did that, because why not? Here's the 1/24 version. If he wants one, PM me.
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