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This may be covered already, but does the inline engine have to be gas? Can it be an inline diesel? Just a possibility.

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4 hours ago, oldcarfan said:

This may be covered already, but does the inline engine have to be gas? Can it be an inline diesel? Just a possibility.

Well, the rules say, "Your build must feature an engine or engines with all cylinders in a row, of any variety." Rob makes the call, but it sounds favorable.

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Plenty of trucks with big inline engines.
I thought about cutting one down into something that looked like a 1.5/1 scale Deuce Roadster but I don't have any truck kits and they are a bit pricey for me to buy to cut up.

Re Wankel engines.  If they were classed as "in-line" then using the same argument so would turbines and i'd be entering a Batmobile. B)

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Here's my plan. Parts box special. I have the option of 34 ford 5 window coupe, or 29 Model A roadster or closed cab pickup for the body. Big prostreet tires from the USA 1 Corvette. Chrysler Slant Six from last year's Dodge 330 with a turbo pirated from a glue bomb Porsche. Everything is simply in the mockup stage right now. Not sure how I'm gonna design everything yet. Subject to change as usual.

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I think I will give it a try again with the Volvo 850 turbo wagon that I never built last year... After all, it has an inline 5 cylinder.

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I will want to participate, but it's going to be a week or two before I can come up with a plan, as my wife has her own plans involving me cleaning and decluttering and other unpleasant things.

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Ahhh, ....

the old,...gun on the run theme,...

Gary,...tell her , it's a COMPETITION.....

Cheers  lads, its all in fun, ....still looking at the  '96 Corvette   ..hmmmm

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On 12/22/2017 at 7:35 PM, oldcarfan said:

This may be covered already, but does the inline engine have to be gas? Can it be an inline diesel? Just a possibility.

Diesel in-liners are fine. 6 days until we kick this off. I literally have everything all laid out on the bench top ready to go. On the second I'll start the roster, but I won't add you until I see the starter pic of your kit.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas if you celebrate such.

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Just to head off a future "is this allowed" post I'm gonna throw this up. Look closely. This half V8 now has only four cylinders, all in-line. This is a Bonneville application, but with a good engineer and machinist, a road racing application is certainly possible. If this doesn't get your creative juices flowing nothing will. And for those of you without in-liners in your stash, options are now available. Please do some research. There is more to this modification than removing pistons and a cylinder head. 

Image result for half hemi

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Im in. I cant post an actual pic of what I have atm, I've got my workbench broken down to move it around and I have some upgrades for it which I'm hoping to have up and ready to roll by the first. But I already know what I'm doing and posted parts previously but I do have most of what I want here already. So for me, I'll be doing the following, 

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Tamiya Nissan Skyline Ztune as a base. I'll be adding/modifying parts on the body and chassis. I'm still debating on staying with this or going back to an R32....but it's definitely going to be a Skyline.

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Hobby Design Nissan RB26 Skyline engine kit.

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Hobby Design 21" Monza wheels with some Bridgestone rubber. 

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Hobby Design Sparco racing seats, and some Eduard Seatbelts. 

I've got more parts as well. 

I'm still undecided on colour at this point. 

Looking forward to starting...and finishing this time.

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David, Photobucket links no longer work unless your spending serious $$.

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28 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

David, Photobucket links no longer work unless your spending serious $$.

Are the pics not showing up? I can see them just fine.

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1 hour ago, Jhedir6 said:

Are the pics not showing up? I can see them just fine.

Ok I've redone them with Fotki....let me know if they're visible now please.

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1 hour ago, Jhedir6 said:

Ok I've redone them with Fotki....let me know if they're visible now please.

Yep. I see em now.

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17 hours ago, Jantrix said:

Just to head off a future "is this allowed" post I'm gonna throw this up. Look closely. This half V8 now has only four cylinders, all in-line. This is a Bonneville application, but with a good engineer and machinist, a road racing application is certainly possible. If this doesn't get your creative juices flowing nothing will. And for those of you without in-liners in your stash, options are now available. Please do some research. There is more to this modification than removing pistons and a cylinder head. 

 

The Pontiac Tempest engine was like this. It's even available in kit form in as "Mickey Thompson's Pontiac Attempt 1"  2vrGYunMxaDRgL.jpg

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I'm still not sure what I'll be building... I have a few options but I'd like to stay with a bit smaller size cars as I'd like to keep the engine naturally aspirated. Definitely no turbos for me as that would be too obvious. Supercharging a straight six would be fun and that's what I'll probably do if I end up with a bigger body style.

I have several choices, for example a '75 Dart Sport that would be my #1 choice if it wasn't missing the whole front end (No fenders or nose clip at all)... Then I could do a '63 Nova which would be very interesting, but I have only two of those Trumpeter HTs and those kits are not easy to find here in Finland... Then there's a '62 Bel Air which is an old builtup that has everything except the engine that was taken in for another project. But that's a heavy car that would need some supercharging!:P

 

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I appreciate the offer Mike, I'll keep it in mind for sure. Right now I'm a bit short on money so I'll be building something I already have. But sometimes I come across a seller who doesn't want to ship outside USA and Canada, so with those cases a bit of help would be awesome. Thanks.

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Very tempted to enter with a semi tractor and a monster in line CAT ...

Just gotta come up with the proper tractor...

 

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I would wait for the starting thread. I'm sure Rob will be putting up one.

Tim

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Yes.  By all means begin.  I'm sorry but I've been fighting a chest cold the last few days. This is the official build thread. 

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