The Monster....

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So i havn't been on the forum in a long time and i thought i may as well do a project i will be proud of.

As i havn't yet got the model kit i thought i may as well start with what i have got, the monster's heart.

A 426 Hemi quad cam engine from a AMT Prostreet 1970 Dodge Super Bee.

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I have the engine in primer right now just to point out where i need to sand and fill in gaps, sink marks and generally tidy up.

The engine and the body will both be painted to match the colour below. (Looks a lot better in sunlight)

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On to the wheels, they come courtesy of a Revell Dodge Viper ACR kit, the wheels shall be stripped of their chrome and repainted either matte black or semi gloss black with a chrome lip.

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Now, the car this will all be added to will be a AMT 1969 Plymouth GTX as it is my favorite Mopar but i have never built one, i will be using an after market hood though once i purchase the kit, specificly the one in the picture below.

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I have a few special plans for this car but il have to keep those a secret for now ;)

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Looks like a great start, can't wait for the rest!

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careful with resin hoods from that seller.... I have 8 different ones,and they all require allot of work to make them fit. he does lots of odd ones that you dont see often, but the quality is not there.

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What he said I have bought the five pack hoods and lots of work

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Not to be picky bud, but those are rocker shafts,not cams in the head. They do look cool with no valve cover on though, make a neat "in the pits" dio for something.

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Not to be picky bud, but those are rocker shafts,not cams in the head. They do look cool with no valve cover on though, make a neat "in the pits" dio for something.

There are no rocker arms nor shafts on the DOHC Hemi engine:

I have one of these engines saved for someday, as it just plain looks impressive. :wub:

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he's right; that's the OHC version of the Hemi, an oddball MoPar powerhouse. i've never bought a kit with it simply because i could never come up with a car that it would theoretically have been installed in! it's a unique item to include in a build, though....

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Nice!!

I stand corrected, I wasn't aware of that in plastic. Looked like a rocker set up in the pic

Cool deal. I can't wait to see it together.

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I am liking that metallic paint.

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Yes, yes, I am definitely watching this one . . .

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I wasn't expecting this much interest already, thanks guys!

There's not really been any progress over the last few days mainly because i have no supplies at the moment but also because of the heat over here the last few days, i managed to do a quick paint shot on the engine to see if it looks any good and i like it, cam covers will be matte black eventually.

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I havn't pictured the intake in these pictures yet because i don't want to use the intakes that come with this engine, im in search of a small supercharger not a pro charger that will fit this engine if anyone knows what would fit?

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