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Johnt671

AMT 25 Ford as an altered drag car started. 4/17 update

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Starting this one. I found and old box of junk parts in my attic when I moved in here, and I've been looking to use this old beat up body on something. I didn't have enough pieces to do a junkyard build so I just set the body aside until I started this kit. I got it in a trade a while ago and found the body fit this kit perfectly. So here we go.

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Testing the fit on the frame and the motor, which is a blown 427 Ford Revell Parts Pack motor. Next I painted the frame and started on the suspension.

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More test fitting. The body sat in brake fluid for two days and looks like it needs two more. I ordered the altered wheels from Competition Resin last week and they got here today.

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Stat of the motor test fitting.

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Final test fit of the motor, and the rear wheels are done.

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Motor is done. I finally got most of the old paint off. What a pain, I had to scrape a lot of it off with a razor knife even after 4 days in brake fluid. Then primed with scratch filler primer and wet sanded. The wheels are all done.

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Test. It works Now I can use my I-phone camera to post.

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19 hours ago, John Pol said:

Hope you plan to wire that bad boy

You talked me into doing the spark plug wires. I'm not very good at it but  I'm going to give it a go.  :)

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Good after a well to get use to wiring you will love it

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On 4/14/2018 at 11:20 AM, John Pol said:

Good after a well to get use to wiring you will love it

I've wired a couple of hemis which are fairly easy to do. but I failed on an old Chevy six that I did for an old Ford rod. I've started on it.

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Interior done, Wiring done, and I found a resin Accel coil from R&M I forgot I had, and decals started.

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The magneto is on the front of a Ford engine, not the back. Google is good!

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Yes google is awesome,but early ford 427's had dizzy or magneto in the rear

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It's done, but I haven't had the time to take finished pictures. We decided last week we were tired of the crappy weather in PA, and to go to FL for a few weeks. At least there's a Hobby Lobby not too far from the house. Maybe by the time we get back the weather will be above freezing at night.

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On 4/18/2018 at 11:36 AM, willieman said:

Yes google is awesome,but early ford 427's had dizzy or magneto in the rear

Oh, I see. You are one of the very very few who know that i guess.

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Looks good. Nice to see altereds being done, some of the coolest drag cars ever.

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On 4/18/2018 at 2:36 PM, willieman said:

Yes google is awesome,but early ford 427's had dizzy or magneto in the rear

No they didn't.... Just Y-Block Fords were in the rear, never any FE Ford.  

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To be fair to him, the Revell parts pack instructs the builder to mount the distributor (a Flamethrower, IIRC) at the rear on the blown option.  They tooled up a separate timing cover for the blown version and they could easily have made it with an angled mag drive, as was usually used in the real world.  Instead, they put a hole in the back of the blower manifold...

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For next time: the front wheels have twelve spokes - you're supposed to clock the wheel halves so the spacing is equal, not have them directly in line.  ;)

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I'm back from vacation and will post finished pictures so. As said above I don't know Ford motors very well, and trusted the instructions. It's too late to change it now but I will file it away. I have another one waiting for a kit to use it on and may buy a few more in the future. The same same goes for the front wheels. Thanks for the tips.

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