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Fuel cell color? Thoughts or ideas?

 

Gerald

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Gerald,  I'm not sure what color the containment box on the  #22 was but since it was a welded in, integral part of the rear chassis as opposed to a separate unit I'd GUESS chassis color.

John

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2 hours ago, john843 said:

Gerald,  I'm not sure what color the containment box on the  #22 was but since it was a welded in, integral part of the rear chassis as opposed to a separate unit I'd GUESS chassis color.

John

Thanks John, That makes a lot of sense. I didn't think about that way!

 

Gerald

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Check the chassis and roll cage for fit under the body shell. AMT GTX Chassis and PL Torino roll cage. 

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Looks great. The fit looks like its working out perfectly. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you. Wips are my favorite thing about model making.

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2 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

That Talladega roll cage fits like it was made for a B Body Mopar doesn’t it?

Fits perfect, picked up 2 more for future builds. As old and slow as I am that could next year!! LOL

 

Gerald

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39 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

That Talladega roll cage fits like it was made for a B Body Mopar doesn’t it?

I agree. I've sent more than a few Allison and Pearson PL kits to Parts Box status minus their cage and often their HM wheels.

Am currently fitting a PL Mercury cage into what will be a '71 Hamilton #6 Roadrunner.  I had to add a small section to the forward crossbar to be able to stand the sides out to better fit the somewhat larger body. But Tim is right, all I usually have to do when putting one in a '68-'70 B body is adjust the overall height of the cage and occasionally redo the short run down the A-pillar to snug it up better.

Am also loving this WIP.  The Charger 500 is my all-time  favorite stock car in general (followed closely by the 2 wings) and this particular livery along with it's red counterparts are at the very top of my list too. I am convinced, based on what's been posted so far that Gerald will do this one justice and then some!

Looking forward to seeing more.

 

John

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Posted (edited)

Finished the oil pan, I think it will have to do! Not the best but better than the stock version. 

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Need some opinions! Are the bolt heads on this intake too large?

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Second look, I'll start over! Try some PRO-TECH bolt heads.

 

Gerald

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Posted (edited)

Yes they are too large, a friend of mine have a real "Bathtub" intake manifold and I think they are 1/2 inch bolt heads/nuts.
The oil pan looks good tho'

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2 hours ago, Force said:

Yes they are too large, a friend of mine have a real "Bathtub" intake manifold and I think they are 1/2 inch bolt heads/nuts.
The oil pan looks good tho'

I agree the oil pan looks pretty good. The intake bolts are to big and should not sit on an angle they should look as if they when straight down into their holes

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Beautiful job on both pieces.  The chassis , especially the work for the K-member,  looks killer also.

 

John

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The oil pan is OK. I've restarted the intake!

Thanks guy's.

Anyone have detailed pix of the master cylinder?

Gerald 

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I think this is much better?  Pic sucks, I'll try another tomorrow!

 

Gerald

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3 hours ago, gks1964 said:

I think this is much better?  Pic sucks, I'll try another tomorrow!

 

Gerald

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But for the bolt heads, I thought the first one looked fine but yes it does look great with the in-scale hardware. With some paint on it and a little burnishing around the edges it'll probably be hard to tell it from a real one in a photo. Your's and Tim's WIPs are waaay better than watching the news:)

John

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1 hour ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Way better!!

I got one of the BNL intakes! Not so good! But it was cheap, so no great loss.

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13 minutes ago, gks1964 said:

I got one of the BNL intakes! Not so good! But it was cheap, so no great loss.

So is that the one pictured with mods. Or is the photo a scratchbuilt one

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6 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

So is that the one pictured with mods. Or is the photo a scratchbuilt one

All scratchbuilt styrene plastic and PRO-TECH .5mm bolt heads. The BNL one  is not the right shape, it also has square carb opening and seems a little small to me?

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5 hours ago, gks1964 said:

All scratchbuilt styrene plastic and PRO-TECH .5mm bolt heads. The BNL one  is not the right shape, it also has square carb opening and seems a little small to me?

That’s what I thought. That looks good now.

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I'm calling this done. This is as good as my skills will allow! But I think it's better than what I was able to find.

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Can anyone clarify what the device is in the passenger side floor board?

 

Thanks,

Gerald

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30 minutes ago, gks1964 said:

Can anyone clarify what the device is in the passenger side floor board?

 

Thanks,

Gerald

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Electronic ignition modules. If you have a Polar Lights Charger laying around there is a set in that kit

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