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Advice: Revell 70 Boss

Which Engine Would You Choose?   31 votes

  1. 1. Which Engine Would You Choose?

    • Revell Parts Pack 427
    • Revell '99 Cobra
    • Revell 5.0 HO
    • Revell Nascar Engine (Early '90's)

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I'm considering picking up said kit, but its sans engine. I have some options and can't decide. I'm not worrying about historical accuracy as it will have a wheel swap and some different body paint. Which direction would you folks go?

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NASCAR motor, I put one of the newer Ford NASCAR engines in a 67 gt 500 build, fits good for the most part

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REALLY? hmm question. Do you have pix of it in there?

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Only pic I have of the engine compartment

pf5-1.jpg

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A Hemi? :P

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I'd go with the 427. While not correct for the car, it would be at least stock appearing. Also, the Boss 429 was a semi hemi engine.

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If your goal is a modern style street machine, I say the '99 Cobra engine with either a Paxton style blower or turbos with a manual trans. If more old school I agree with the 427.

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The NASCAR engine might be interesting. You can pick up an older Monogram Tbird stock car for really cheap on ebay, you might could even trade for the engine here and it would be the same scale as the car so it won't look too small. The 80s and early 90s Ford stock car engines were also based on the 351 Cleveland which was an optional engine for this car.

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The NASCAR engine might be interesting. You can pick up an older Monogram Tbird stock car for really cheap on ebay, you might could even trade for the engine here and it would be the same scale as the car so it won't look too small. The 80s and early 90s Ford stock car engines were also based on the 351 Cleveland which was an optional engine for this car.

Yeah I have a few monogram Citgo Tbird kits collecting dust so pulling an engine is no sweat from those. Since you mentioned the Windsor aspect it's certainly piqued my interest more in that route.

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I'd go with either a 302 or the Mod Motor from the Cobra, especially if I was building something to go around corners as quickly as in a straight line.

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If you have a Monogram 427 Cobra floating around that would be awesome too! Call it a 428 or 390 as they were options also and are virtually identical on the outside!!

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If you have a Monogram 427 Cobra floating around that would be awesome too! Call it a 428 or 390 as they were options also and are virtually identical on the outside!!

Unfortunately I don't in my motors bin, but I'm open to options. The ones in the poll were ones I had on hand i could think of.

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Yeah I have a few monogram Citgo Tbird kits collecting dust so pulling an engine is no sweat from those. Since you mentioned the Windsor aspect it's certainly piqued my interest more in that route.

The 351 Cleveland was available as part of the Mach 1 package for '70. In '71 the 429 was dropped from availability in the Mustang and the 351 Cleveland became the Boss 351. The engine from the Citgo Tbird would be a good choice for a restomod Mustang.

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The 351 Cleveland was available as part of the Mach 1 package for '70. In '71 the 429 was dropped from availability in the Mustang and the 351 Cleveland became the Boss 351. The engine from the Citgo Tbird would be a good choice for a restomod Mustang.

Cool cool, i didnt know that info off hand. I think i might lean that direction since i'm familiar with building them and have them on hand. lol I just gotta decide on an air cleaner assembly.

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427 You know what they say about Hot Rods, "if big is good than bigger has got to be better"

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If horse power numbers are what you are going for, then hands down its the NASCAR engine, with somewhere around 850 hp, cant go wrong :D

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i agree with midnightprowler, i would keep it stock appearing.

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If you can get a Monogram 69 Torino Talladega it has a correct 428 in it. The 428 was the top dog Mach 1 engine but could be had without the Mach 1 package also. It really just depends on what you want to do, either engine is correct for the car. Just decide how modififed you want the car to be.

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I hadn't thought of the Talledega engine either actually. There's a few of those for parts floating around the 'bay. It'll be a street car for sure, nothing too radical i don't think

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Unfortunately, you didn't provide a button for 'other'.

I'd use the quad cam from the AMT Phantom Vicky.

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Use the NASCAR engine.Those kits are not good for much but parts now anyway.

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Unfortunately, you didn't provide a button for 'other'.

I'd use the quad cam from the AMT Phantom Vicky.

I'm not familar with that kit or the engine off hand. I'll google it and see what comes up.

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i had a question about the parts pack 427, it looks like the parts are set for a drag version, have any of you used this for a street engine? I can't find many photos in googling other than a drag setup.

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i had a question about the parts pack 427, it looks like the parts are set for a drag version, have any of you used this for a street engine? I can't find many photos in googling other than a drag setup.

Yes , I did

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Yes , I did

Do u have pix of how urs ended up?

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