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I thought this one was finished a while back but changed my mind. I didn't like the wheels and the lack of plug wires. I also forgot to make an engine mount. I bought some white wall slicks and a wired dist. online and made an engine mount plate. I still have to finish the wires but it should be ready for the weekend. The engine is an overhead valve caddy. The chassis is a shortened Amt Cuda digger. The front end and the chute came off the Hippie Hemi.

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I forgot to mention that the rear wheels are from the MPC Ice Cream truck.

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Looking good.

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I think it is done

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Looks great. Sure has the old school feel to it.

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Very cool!

Well done!

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Nice digger!!!

Love the skinny slicks too!! GJ!! :lol:

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Thank you for the compliments. I tried to enter it in a model contest today. I drove two hours to the car show and was then informed that they decided not to have the model contest.

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I have three weeks until the "Sins of Steel " show in Davisburg, Mi. I want to add a little more detail to the dragster. I was thinking of running a fuel line and pluming it to the carbs. I need a good pic of what it would look like. If any one has any good pics let me know.

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I decided to add a little more detail to the motor. It is now plumbed with braided fuel lines. I made a fuel rail to feed the three carbs. I even made a fuel pressure gauge from a small bead and a decal from a Mini cooper kit I just got.

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Looking even better!! May I suggest a small detail? Some plug wire looms would really look good.

Robert

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I have a couple of old rails that I have been looking for whitewall slicks for. If you don't mind telling me, whose tires are those? Thanks.... P.S. One fine job you did. Your model is why I'm in the mood to build one. :) Richard

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oh yeah!!!! awesome man

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Oh man. That is totally awesome build. Period perfect rail. Man the wheels really make it with that silver. I just cant say enough about this one!

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I have a couple of old rails that I have been looking for whitewall slicks for. If you don't mind telling me, whose tires are those? Thanks.... P.S. One fine job you did. Your model is why I'm in the mood to build one. :) Richard

I got the tires and distributor from Morgan Automotive Detail. www.Ipstech.com/mad.htm

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