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About zenrat

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    Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia
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    Fred Maillardet - no, the other one.

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  1. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Standard Royale powerplant is a 12.7 Litre straight eight. Obviously that will need to be boosted. I am pondering whether to use turbochargers or superchargers or both. zenrat industries is investigating the production of a DOHC cylinder head, independent suspension and 4 wheel drive.
  2. 10 Years of Cannonball Run CBP

    That all seems so long ago. Thanks for posting all that Mike.
  3. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Bugatti Royale.
  4. CANNONBALL 2017

    I see Randy sells Clearly Scale stuff. I forgot to mention it but the manual transmission I put in the orange Caprice is a Clearly Scale T56 from one of their Supercharged Hemi kits.
  5. CANNONBALL 2017

    Well done Bruce. A worthy winner.
  6. CANNONBALL 2017

    Thanks for the compliments Jant. My head is now swelled up and I can't get out of the room as the doorways are too narrow. Nothing wrong with voting for yourself, after all politicians do it all the time (although that is hardly a recommendation). I just can't bring myself to do it and find it interesting that some people do.
  7. CANNONBALL 2017

    Yeah? I never do.
  8. CANNONBALL 2017

    I do like the little man button. It's interesting to see who voted for their own model.
  9. Who came up with the 1:20 scale kits and why?!

    Thanks Mike. I had always wondered. I had a whole heap of the soft plastic 1/32 Airfix soldiers which for a number of years fought out almost daily battles on the playroom floor. Green Team (Aussies, Brits and US Marines) vs Blue/Grey/Yellow Team (Wehrmacht, Russian and Africa Korp). Support by Britains diecast artillery (54mm scale* i believe), diecast armour (Dinky amongst others 1/32?) and my pride and joy, an Airfix 1/32 Stalwart (prebuilt - not a kit. Unboxed and beaten up so worth nothing today but I wish I still had it). * Another can of worms - Wargame scales. And lets not mention HO/OO railway and the different N gauges...
  10. Who came up with the 1:20 scale kits and why?!

    Why 1/35 for military models but 1/32 for aircraft?
  11. Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll

    A single row aircraft radial engine is simply an inline engine with the line bent into a circle. It is therefore allowed. https://blog.caranddriver.com/how-to-get-a-24-hours-of-lemons-budget-exemption-stuff-a-radial-aircraft-engine-in-a-toyota-mr2/
  12. CANNONBALL 2017

  13. CANNONBALL 2017

    Thanks Mike. We'll see eh.
  14. CANNONBALL 2017

    Done. Pro Lux 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr More pics on the Finished pics thread.
  15. Cannonball 2017: FINISHED BUILDS

    ProLux. 76 Chevy Caprice. 762ci Mountain Motor detuned to produce a reliable 700hp and more torque than a bus full of teenage girls. Pro Lux 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Pro Lux 5 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Pro Lux 14 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr Pro Lux 16 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr ProLux WIP 17-11-17 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr AMT 76 Chevrolet Caprice. AMT 70 Dodge Super Bee Pro Street Chassis. Ross Gibson Sonny's Mountain Thunder 762ci engine. Revell '69 Chevrolet Nova Cowl Induction scoop. Painted with Vallejo German Orange acrylic. Decals from my big decal folder. The vague plan was that it was an eighties Pro Street car which had been freshened up with a new motor. If I had to drive from sea to shining sea then I can't think of a better way to do it than in a big comfortable car with a huge donk. Pro Lux 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr