Dirt Sedan

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Just a little something to pass the time while working on the show truck. 32 Ford Sedan, NASCAR rear end, scratch and P Box front axle. I made the cage from .o8o Styrene rod, cup dash and some resin wheels and tires. Still fitting and assembling. I'll need to remove those Bow Ties on the intake! No big hurry, just hav'n fun building a Short Tracker.

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Thanks for looking hope you like it, J2

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It looks like a fun build and I love the tires!

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Looks like your off to a great start.

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James, don't just remove the bowties, remove the intake all together and use the proper intake with correct port spacing. Completely wrong, Hemi head ports are evenly spaced apart, totally different from Chevys which are siamesed .........

You are doing such a nice job NOT to make the correction

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James, don't just remove the bowties, remove the intake all together and use the proper intake with correct port spacing. Completely wrong, Hemi head ports are evenly spaced apart, totally different from Chevys which are siamesed .........

You are doing such a nice job NOT to make the correction

Thanks, I have searched and searched for a good intake to keep it carbureted. That's the best I have found.

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Liking the look of this so far ..

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wow, it's looking really nice.

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Keep this one going, this kit is sitting on my bench!

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That is one very cool looking dirt sedan! Very nice clean work.

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One other engine tip, spark plugs on Hemi heads are located deep in the head, so the spark plug boots are not seen. So to make it prototypically correct you would drill out the hole on the valve cover approx. 1.5 scale inches and run the lead down into it sinking the boot completely in the hole.

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Nice build so far with some nice advise to go along ! We learned a little bit today,.

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Thanks for the help guys. I searched my stash and came up empty. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a proper intake while I keep building. I will also shorten the boots on the wires. J2

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You are doing such a nice job on this, nice cage work btw. that you may as well knock it out of the park and go that extra little bit more to make it right. I realize not all auto model builders have knowledge about the 1 to 1s or how they work :)

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very cool! you did a greatjob on the plug wires, gotta love those photo etched wire looms.....keep it goin

cheers

bryan m

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Well so far I'm striking out on a proper intake, but will keep searching.

I have redone the plug boots though. Working on the chassis and the body right now,

Thanks, J2

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Made up a new intake, I think it works much better. Also just about done fabricating and almost ready for some primer. I decided to sand some of the body lines out so as to look more like a fiberglass copy.

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That intake is a huge improvement !

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Well I got the garden plowed and tilled, cut the grass and a few other honey do's, sooooooooooooooooooo. I took advantage of the warm day and got the paint and decals finished these past couple of days. Still have some details to add, paint the wheels and final assembly.

This is Tamiya dark metallic blue and some Slixx NASCAR truck decals. Thanks for watching.

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wow! thats looking very cool. nice clean building! the decals look great too, are they under the clear? looks like it.

keep `er goin

bryan

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Wow! That looks great!

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Nice finish, looks great!

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Looking GOOD, can hardly wait to see the finished product!

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Thanks guys, I press on....

UNDERGLASS

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