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Looking for certain type of blower

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I'm looking for a certain type of blower that was used in late 60's early 70's in drag racing. I would put up a pic but I tried and pic won't upload. The blower was used on Don Garlits swamp rat 12B (the kit that was reissued a little while back) The main markings is that it has 6 ribs per side unlike the one provided in the kit.

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Charlie

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15 minutes ago, Casey said:

Here's a pic:

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Thank you Casey😀

Charlie

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GMC 8-71 I believe, though I don't know of a kit source right off hand...

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Ace, thanks. I was thinking of either a 6 or 8-71, wasn't sure. 

Charlie

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7 minutes ago, Pro Tech said:

Ace, thanks. I was thinking of either a 6 or 8-71, wasn't sure. 

You're welcome. The polished one above is recently cast by the Blower Shop, and it's a design originated by Bowers Blowers (acquired by the Blower Shop in 1984).

Vintage Bowers magnesium 8-71, below.

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Would the ones found in AMT truck kits with the 8V71 or 8V92 Detroit engines like these work at least for the main casing? 

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11 minutes ago, larry ray said:

it is in rev swamp rat xxx  dated 1987

Doesn't look like it to me...

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1 hour ago, larry ray said:

i was going by the ribs It is close enough for me.

But there are only 4 ribs on that one and the one that is being looked for has 6. 

Close enough only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades :rolleyes:

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Thanks guys,

I found it. Outlaw Speed Shop Resins carries it and it was originally in the 1/25 Hawaiian Charger F/C kit. One more piece to make this build more prototypical 😀

Charlie

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4 hours ago, Pro Tech said:

...I found it. Outlaw Speed Shop Resins carries it and it was originally in the 1/25 Hawaiian Charger F/C kit. One more piece to make this build more prototypical...

Good to know. I could use a couple myself. 

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14 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Good to know. I could use a couple myself. 

Ace, he sells this specific one in a combo pack of 8 different styles of blowers (on eBay). If you make contact with him (as I did) I think he's open to sell it separately.

Charlie

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