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A guy at the NSRA Nats East asked me if I could professionally build (whatever THAT means ! ) a 1/8th scale replica of his deuce roadster, but I would need a small block Chevy and 8th scale wire wheels. Any aftermarket people doing this engine in resin and possibly a source for the wheels? I don't want to buy entire 8th scale kits to get the parts if I can avoid it.

Thanks.

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I don't want to buy entire 8th scale kits to get the parts if I can avoid it.

Thanks.

You can pick up a Big Tub from Hobby Lobby (or from their online store) for $75 shipped this week, and that kit will supply the SBC as well as lots of other parts. Pick up a re-issued Big Deuce for $100 and you're mostly set.

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You might see if you can track down some Pocher Mercedes wire wheels, but I'm sure they'll be incredibly expensive. You can get period-correct stock tires here ($25-$35 each):

http://www.modelmotorcars.com/store/store_mb.htm

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Here's a bookmark I use for checking out 1/8 kits and parts on eBay:

http://toys.shop.ebay.com/Automotive-/2580/i.html?_nkw=1%2F8&_trkparms=65%253A10%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1&rt=nc&_ipg=&_pcats=1188%2C220&_sop=10&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2

There are a couple of 1/8 small block Chevy engines there right now.You might also be able to get one from one of the 1/8 Corvette kits.

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One way or another, the wire wheels will be quite expensive. You might get some advice from this guy:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/workbench/438-scale-model-wire-wheels.html

And for your specific large-scale needs, you could ask the same questions at this site, which specializes in bigger models:

www.scalemotorcars.com

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Lyle

Chris Garcia in California is the best source for wire wheels. Here's a set he made for my 8th scale Deuce build.

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If you send him the tires you will be useing along with a detailed description of what you want, he will build to order. These are not plastic or resin, they are real metal wire wheels. Chris can be reached at woodythx138@mlode.com. I've been to his place and seen some of his other wire wheel customer orders and I highly recommend his work.

In regards to the SBC, I have the TDR version and its a very well done kit.

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Hey Lyle there is a fellow by the name of Mike Gradis that deals with big scale kits and parts he has a company called E-Duece he most likely has the parts that you would need for a complete engine. I bought one from him a few years back Mike also used to advertise in Scale Auto.and can now be found on E-Bay.

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