midget 427!?!?! i do think so.

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While shopping around at hobby town today the owner informed me about an upcoming model show and contest they are gonna be having in store on Oct. 13. He was telling me that they will be a hobby town only kits catagory and only kits purchased from hobby town would be allowed to enter that category. So i decided to build my midget racer i got from there as a break from my current project. While taking it off the shelf i happened to look at my ford 427 parts pack engines i got in a little while ago and a crazy thought crossed my mind.

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parts to be stripped removed from tree.

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i was reading about this in a post and decided to try it.

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will start soaking the chrome parts and glueing the body together and try to prime it tonight. should be a fun, interesting build.

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oh man!.........a 427 in a midget? crazy fast! you couldnt even keep that thing on the road! I love it! :D

cant wait to see more!

bryan

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Yes!! I likey alot!!

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Why not?

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got the chrome parts soaking. man that stuff works great. they have only been sitting for an hour or so and are almost completely stripped. I got the body parts primed and drying. Trying to decide right now what color to paint them.

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got the chrome parts soaking. man that stuff works great. they have only been sitting for an hour or so and are almost completely stripped. I got the body parts primed and drying. Trying to decide right now what color to paint them.

Glad to hear that stuff is working. I love it. Cheap too $1 a bottle. :)

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whats nice is there is a dollar general 5 blocks from my house so it cost me nothing to go there and buy it. i plan to go buy about 5 more just so i can have a good stock of it.

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what are you guys using for chrome stripper? i use castrol super clean.... how long does it take your stuff to work? and im sure it is cheaper than castrol......its like 9 bucks a gallon!

cheers

bryan

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what are you guys using for chrome stripper? i use castrol super clean.... how long does it take your stuff to work? and im sure it is cheaper than castrol......its like 9 bucks a gallon!

cheers

bryan

The name and stuff is listed in my thread Bryan. Used it today. $1 a bottle.

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=63246&hl=

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the third pic at start of thread is what we are talking about, thats the half gallon bottle i paid $3 for it.

Chrome is all scrubber, rinsed, and stripped. Also got the main body parts primed and are about ready to start glueing, may leave them to dry a little more over night.

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also decided what colors to use. going with wimbledon white and a custom mixed red.

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little better shot of the red

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nice color choices!

bryan

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have the parts all drying for the night. will start doing some painting tomorrow afternoon. cant wait to see how that creatix paint does. i got their wicked series starter pack so will try it out.

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cool, cant wait to see more.

cheers

bryan

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got the parts fully primed and drying, sorta fixed my old "poor man" paint oven so i can cut the time down to 2-4 hours. will start glueing the body and frame together so i can start trying to fit the engine once it is painted.

Pics to come, just not sure if they will be on tonight or not, i plan to work kind of late on this one.

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Starting to look like more than a thought !

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Starting to look like more than a thought !

sometime a thought is a powerful thing, lol. hardest part will be cutting the opening for the blower and air scoop, the hood is kind of small. im thinking i might try that cotton thread method for this.

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well due to my airbrush clogging for a reason i have yet to find out, have it sitting in some solvent right now, i have been forced to stop for tonight. got a couple of body parts painted, engine block, heads, and intake painted. and several other small parts painted. gonna try and clean my airbrush in the morning and get to spraying some more parts. here where im at so far.

some parts sitting in my drying oven.

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the creatix didnt do so bad. i mixed it a little thin at first and it ran slightly but i corrected, sanded the part, and resprayed with no problems.

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some body parts with color on them

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also got the frame glued to the bottom body pan and the rear axle assembly glued together.

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somehow i managed to get a piece of tape in the opening where the paint jar meets the brush and it got sucked up and blocked the outlet, its all cleared now. wont be able to do any work tonight though. goin work on my buddy's 86 bronco.

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Woohoo I look forward to more of this for sure

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sorry for my not posting. been very busy lately and tonight is the 1st time in a while ive been able to even really get on the forum. i plan to try and get some work done soon.

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Ans updates? Kool project!

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