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After watching it collect dust on the shelf at the local hobby store for several years, I finally bought the Hemicuda. The Dodge 426 I built a little while ago. (These are die-cast and plastic kits.) The fuel linkages from the fuel pump to the carbs required a lot of work. I used hot water baths and a hair dryer to bend them and shape them so they would fit around the other components and meet up properly. Each is a little different in that regard. The spark plug wiring on the Dodge 426 is correct, but I took some liberties on the Hemicuda as some of the wires were just not long enough to fit on the distributor properly. The Hemicuda’s power steering pump didn’t fit very snugly, so I glued a thin strip of sheet plastic around the mounting post and then sanded that down until the fit was snug. On the Dodge 426, I didn’t really get the angle and fit of the choke control body correct, as I had to fudge it in order to get the choke control tube to line up. I fixed that issue on the Hemicuda by extending the attachment post on the choke by gluing on a piece of styrene rod of the same diameter. There were four types of screws (which I believe were self-tapping) supplied to join the die-cast parts, and most of them proved very difficult to get in. Overall though, very neat looking (and heavy) kits when finished!
Model Engine ID needed
Lordmodelbuilder posted a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers2 engines are the same. One is molded in red, one in blue. Other engine has an auto trans. It's molded in red. Anyone know what kits these may have come in? Thanks for any help. Brad
Small Scale Engines - Kits
Korsair posted a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin / 3D PrintedHey Guys, I see in the forums list, a section for BIG BOYZ, but nothing for the smaller scales. Now I know there be at least one reply posted (and many more thinking about it) of how hard it is to see small stuff as we are aging (and it is a pain!), but I have an interest to build some stuff in smaller scales, but have a problem that plaques it. No real good engines. The only true decent ones are the Monogram Ultimates, one being the 1/43rd engines of the Chevy 427, and the Ford 289. But for a couple of 1/32nd engines that are marginal, there are no really good engines available. Well, I have spent time looking on Shapeways, and even there, I found nothing for auto engines in small scale but for some aircraft engines. So I have talked to a vendor about interest in making some, so if you too would be interested, please let me know. Thanks,Kevin
stulee11 posted a topic in Model Building Questions and Answershi everyone just wanted to know if anyone has detailed a "chevy small block 350" engine ???. if anyone has could you please post some pics as i am just starting my latest kit its a nova drag strip car . but i am really stuck on what else to do with the engine i know how to do the "ignition wires, battery wires" but i would like to do a bit more . so please could someone anyone help me out with some pics of there engine's . or even something very simlar just so i can get a idea . thanks stu
How to: Motor mounts.
Jesse D posted a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersI'm lookin for some simple and dirt cheap wasy to build engine mounts for a Revell parts pack 354 cadillac to mount into a 72 chevt c10.,