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DrewC

Ross Gibson Engines... O M G!!!

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This post is an extension or addendum to my project in the "Drag Racing Build Off" '66 Cuda HUG. I bought and received the project's "crate engine". The Ross Gibson 603 Hemi!. I thought it only fitting to give this new era Hemi Under Glass (HUG) a new era motor.

OH MY GOD!!!... There's a lot of pieces here. Anyone ever build one that can offer some tips? Tricks? Advice? Moral Support?

Thanks,

DrewC

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:)LOL....come on it can't be that bad..I have always wanted to get one

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:oLOL....come on it can't be that bad..I have always wanted to get one

Walt, honestly, I couldn't believe a) how many pieces there are and B) how small some of the parts are... forget using my glasses!

The detail is excellent. I'm sure if I take my time it MAY come out half way decent. A lot of detail brush painting will be in order!

Hopefully I'll start it soon and take some pictures!

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I purchased the alley rat 502. i think it could have been better if it was casted in one piece.

But besides that it is not bad its pretty easy to build.

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Walt, honestly, I couldn't believe a) how many pieces there are and B) how small some of the parts are... forget using my glasses!

The detail is excellent. I'm sure if I take my time it MAY come out half way decent. A lot of detail brush painting will be in order!

Hopefully I'll start it soon and take some pictures!

jUST MAKE SURE YOU DO SOME INPROGRESS PICS

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:P:o Get a flat hunk of 1/2" or 3/4" plate glass from your local glass shop....they can sand the edges, mount some 400 grit paper on it I use spray adhesive,

slowly square up all parts.. I mock it up now with elmers glue.After the fit is what you want take it apart and THOROUGHLY WASH it before painting!! B):o:o

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:P:o Get a flat hunk of 1/2" or 3/4" plate glass from your local glass shop....they can sand the edges, mount some 400 grit paper on it I use spray adhesive,

slowly square up all parts.. I mock it up now with elmers glue.After the fit is what you want take it apart and THOROUGHLY WASH it before painting!! B):o:o

Mike, thanks for the reply. I'll do that.

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Yes, pics please! I have been thinking about picking one of these up myself.

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B):lol: Get a flat hunk of 1/2" or 3/4" plate glass from your local glass shop....they can sand the edges, mount some 400 grit paper on it I use spray adhesive,

slowly square up all parts.. I mock it up now with elmers glue.After the fit is what you want take it apart and THOROUGHLY WASH it before painting!! :lol::lol::lol:

here it is:

all the parts

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flat plate

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mock up with white glue

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gettin close

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here it is:

all the parts

IMG_0421.jpg

flat plate

IMG_0425.jpg

mock up with white glue

IMG_0426.jpg

gettin close

IMG_0424.jpg

:) Mike the engine looks good just one Question where did you get your tacky glue ?

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B) Mike the engine looks good just one Question where did you get your tacky glue ?

Mike, thanks for the info.... my plan is to use your suggestions and get it mocked up over the weekend.

Walt, if there's a Michael's near you they would have it otherwise a fabric store. The Elmers is probably at any Lowe's or Home Depot....

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Mike, thanks for the info.... my plan is to use your suggestions and get it mocked up over the weekend.

Walt, if there's a Michael's near you they would have it otherwise a fabric store. The Elmers is probably at any Lowe's or Home Depot....

At Michaels... they also sell the" ultimate water based super glue" which I also use. It can be used as a contact cement also B);):o

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Well, so far so good. Here are some pics of the block; heads, timing cover and oil pan... total pieces = 9 @ 2 heads, top half of block, two lower halfs, crank assembley, two piece oil pan and timing cover.

CudaProStockmotor004.jpg

CudaProStockmotor006.jpg

CudaProStockmotor003.jpg

This is what the packaging was like....

CudaProStockmotor011.jpg

CudaProStockmotor010.jpg

CudaProStockmotor007.jpg

NOTE the dominator carbs on the sprue - NOT PART OF PACKAGE - swifty here lost one of the CARB halves down the sink while washing - what a rookie!

Next on tap is some color and detail!

DrewC

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Well, so far so good. Here are some pics of the block; heads, timing cover and oil pan... total pieces = 9 @ 2 heads, top half of block, two lower halfs, crank assembley, two piece oil pan and timing cover.

CudaProStockmotor004.jpg

CudaProStockmotor006.jpg

CudaProStockmotor003.jpg

This is what the packaging was like....

CudaProStockmotor011.jpg

CudaProStockmotor010.jpg

CudaProStockmotor007.jpg

NOTE the dominator carbs on the sprue - NOT PART OF PACKAGE - swifty here lost one of the CARB halves down the sink while washing - what a rookie!

Next on tap is some color and detail!

DrewC

Convert it to a "six pack" :o:o:o

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Convert it to a "six pack" :unsure::D:D

Mike... "six pack"??? Send me or attach a picutre for reference please.

Thx, DrewC

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Here is one I did some years ago. A cross ram heni for a cuda. They can be big engines so make sure it fits.

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Mike... "six pack"??? Send me or attach a picutre for reference please.

Thx, DrewC

Here it is 3 x 2 barrels

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Dah... I knew that! But I thought in this day an age for a Pro Stock motor, it may have meant something else.

It certainly would be something different for a Pro Stock motor - BUT... more to detail!

Thanks for the thought though. I'll probablly go with the carb set up that came with the RG kit and sawing one of my parts box carbs in half or just gong with the carbs as whole pieces (less detailing maybe?)

Thanks again!

DrewC

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I just ordered the mouse motor for a project Im working on. I've heard good things about the RG motors...

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Sorry - no updates, but will start to work on it over the next few nights. Been caught up in chassis chaos for my project car.

Now that I got that "straightened out".... I can devote some time to the motor.

Thanks for asking and nudging! Haha!

DrewC

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mine is on an engine stand on my bench.... :lol::P but someway the 34 poped up an took over but....more to come!!!!!!!!! :blink::blink::blink:

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Thanks for the tips on this engine! I have been wanting to get one, now i have to! lol!

Sorry for a dumb question, but this tacky glue you guys talk about, i am confused! You can use it to glue stuff together, for mock up, then take it back apart? How does this work? This would be very helpfull, where can i find it(wal-mart right?) and what is it called? thanks for any help.

Again sorry for a dumb question, but i love the idea!

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:lol:;):D Its also great to use for any mockup resin or styrene... glue in your suspension check fit etc then a good wash and you can paint it!!

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