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Chuck Most

1950's diesel engine source?

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I'm looking for something that would be correct for a 1952/53-vintage truck in 1:25 scale, 1:24 if that won't pan out. Is there anything out there that would work? Could a fairly common kit engine be backdated?

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nh 250 Cummins out of various AMT kits could easily be backdated any resin 6 71 detroit also would work. Early Cummins have different fuel pump and external fuel lines other wise same appearence.

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There is a great resin caster from eastern Europe that has begun selling stuff on ebay under the name danmodels, he makes a fifties supercharged Cummins motor that looks unbelieveable but it is a bit spendy.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cummins-NHS-600-Supercharger-engine-1-25-scale-resin-kit-/221146227573?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item337d57a375

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Check me if I'm wrong, but weren't the majority of Detroit Diesels in the 50's inline engines? That's where Detroit's started in the very late 1930's, inline 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines.

I want to think that Vee-block Detroits began appearing in the late 1950's.

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That resin Cummins is sweet.

Yes it is, there is a build thread for some of his parts on Hank's truck forum. He makes some awesome stuff that appears to be worth every penny.

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Also, Detroits used to be called GM Diesels, if I'm not mistaken.

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Yeah- I've seen that resin one, but I'm thinking reworking an AMT Cummins might be a bit more financially-feasible route for me!

Thanks for the suggestions.

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There is a great resin caster from eastern Europe that has begun selling stuff on ebay under the name danmodels, he makes a fifties supercharged Cummins motor that looks unbelieveable but it is a bit spendy.

$(KGrHqR,!jQE+)nGhzwSBQCWfVe9uw~~60_57.JPG

http://www.ebay.com/...=item337d57a375

I bought this engine for $50.00 off eBay and the craftsmanship is awesome! worth the money if you can rob the piggy bank :rolleyes:

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