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Hey guys, been building this for awhile now and thought I would post a few pics. It's the reissue that came out a few years ago.  I have the engine finished (detailed with all Pro Tech parts) and will be in the frame soon. I will post more pics when I get it installed. Thanks for looking!

Charlie 

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Magnificant! And it would look even more real if you drill out the header tubes a bit thinner. 

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Looking good so far,,,,,, except you have the oil filter / oil pump assy mounted wrong for a 426 hemi

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gtx6970 

Not sure if it's the actual oil filter but it's a canister of some sort and replicates the actual car.  Look closely at the lower left of the engine and you can see the canister. 

 

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Interesting. 

 

I've no idea what that is. 

The oil pump is mounted below that area. 

Wonder if it's some kind of adapter 

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It's not that uncommon to move the oil filter on race cars, usually on a 426 based Hemi the oil pump is on the lower drivers side and the oil filer is pointed forward from that, but due to cramped spaces they often use either remote filters or adapters to move the filter to where it's more room and easier access.
On modern Nitro burning engines the filter are sometimes mounted upside down in front of the drivers side cylinder head or somwhere on the chassis near the engine.

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Looks real good...…. the only thing I see is the back two zoomies need to be cut at an angle more to blow the smoke off the tires ! 

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Garlits' blower belt is on the inside of the idler pulley, and yours is on the outside. I see maybe why you did it that way--interference with the fuel pump? :unsure:

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Very nice! Is it 1/25th scale?

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I have one of these in progress and am wondering where you sourced the injector scoop from. Great looking engine!

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Posted (edited)
On 3/3/2020 at 6:18 PM, Nazz said:

Very nice! Is it 1/25th scale?

Thanks, Yes 1/25th

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7 hours ago, oldscool said:

I have one of these in progress and am wondering where you sourced the injector scoop from. Great looking engine!

Thanks,  I got the injector from Speed City Resins, they have a lot of great vintage drag racing stuff. 

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On 2/28/2020 at 5:36 PM, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

Thanks 

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Hey Charles, what size line and fittings did you use?

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On 4/1/2020 at 4:46 AM, Nazz said:

Hey Charles, what size line and fittings did you use?

The lines going to and from the barrel valve are .025 braid (PTMC 20) with corresponding fittings (PTMC 25). The injector lines (under the injector hat) are my plug wire (PTMC 1) with my photo etch fittings (PTMC 39).

Charlie  

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Nice clean build, good that you're using your own parts, they look great.

I like too that you do some scratch building on another Florida boy's car....Don Garlits. 

Jax here.

Mike..

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Thanks guys for all the previous kind words.  I hope to have a little more done before long.

Charlie

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Well I got the engine in along with fuel cell/lines and completed cockpit. Hope you enjoy.

Charlie 

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