Russell C Posted December 28, 2022 Share Posted December 28, 2022 You never heard about the GM slant engine equivalent to Dodge's slant 6 because it doesn't exist. That's the fun of model building, even when it flies in the face of reality or physics because — as legendary model builder Cody Grayland said many years back about an implausible item in one of his models — "It's just a model." I didn't originally plan to do a GSL "Common Kit" entry (the Revell '29 Ford roadster, 4th paragraph down in the Class descriptions at GSL's site) but I did plan to put my GM prototype slant engine idea into a much newer Chevy with an opening hood. After thinking about it a while, it dawned on me to put it out in the open in a street rod where the story might be that the 1:1 rod builder aims to use a really obscure engine to set the car apart from other more traditional or mildly radical Ford rods. Here's the basic ingredients: the kit engine right side block sliced off to switch around and extend the left side (a slant opposite from the Dodge engines), a potential chrome / ribbed oil pan extension sourced from an eBay Red Baron glue bomb I got over a year ago, and a modded one-outlet water pump/front cover piece from my engine parts scrap pile, since I don't think I want the kit's chrome one with the alternator bracket over where the passenger side exhaust / intake pipes will be (the Dodges put it over on the exhaust/intake side, but I'll make that decision later). Two of the kit's carb trio should be fine under the kit scoop. The kit's intake manifold plate under the supercharger can serve as the new right side of the block, along with a textured scrap piece that'll have heat-stretched sprue as reinforcing rib extensions. The new Dodge-style intake manifold is a spliced-together / filed flatter pair of exhaust manifolds from an eBay Revell '69 Vette glue bomb I got back in 2016 (it's become quite a redistributed scrapyard among my several projects - more on that in a future different WIP thread and in my Quicksilver WIP). I'm not a fan of electric fans in street rods, so a fan from the scrap pile will do fine. I'm pretty sure I can hide the splice of the valve covers by putting an inset plate area in that'll have the long "Chevrolet" logo letters decal on it out of the Revell '60 Impala hardtop. Quote curiousmodeler sez: Can't you build engines right? I built an Isuzu 4-cylinder to be an exact replica of my Chevy Luv 1:1 engine, except for the headers. Quote curiousmodeler sez: You put it in the wrong race car! I had the right engine in my top fuel dragster. Quote curiousmodeler sez: You built the engine wrong by lopping off one entire cylinder and rearranging the magnetos! And made the whole thing into a 4x4!! I built the Y-block the right way for the right '56 Ford Crown Victoria those go in. Quote curiousmodeler sez: You put it in facing the wrong direction!! Trust me, this will be facing the right direction. I put the engine in my '66 Beetle for the last GSL "Common Kit" category facing the right direction, didn't I? Quote curiousmodeler sez: You made it into a flat 5-cylinder!! Then you built the whole car totally wrong! Trust me, this will be a sensible build. That is to say, model builders will see the collective sense in it all. Quote curiousmodeler sez: Lunatic. I trust you as far as I can throw you. Hey. I resemble that remark. 4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.