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Slant Six rail

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This is the nightmare to build rail dragster out of the Double Dragster kit. I chose to throw a Chrysler slant six on it, to be different. It's not ultra-detailed, just a quick fun build. Formed some mounts out of sprue, built a header from cutting down two headers and inter-twining them together, vintage style paint was an idea I got from the box art on the side of the box. I still plan to replace the nasty moon tank with an aluminum one, and I plan to run fuel line and a rip chord for the chute.

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Pretty cool.

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Nice build and different. I'd love to see a shot down level with the headers to see all those pipes!

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Very nice!

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Cool!

Gota love the leaning tower of power. :)

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Nice, the way it used to be!!!! I miss those ages of drag racing!!!

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Great idea, nice build!!!!!

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Too cool and looking great.

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Cool dragster! Those headers are clever - very ingenious!

Sam

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super cool

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Very cool Dragster! I like the paint job on it, looking Vintage-style. The Slant Six is an excellent powerplant for this one, nice details too. Maybe moving the engine bit closer to firewall would still work?

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Why is there a cooling fan on the engine?

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I am really liking the look of this, the whitewall pie crust slicks on the steelies were a perfect choice. One small suggestion is to shorten the exhaust a little so it isnt shooting straight into the rear tire and maybe an angle cut on the end, and that will allow you to move the engine back toward the firewall a bit. This is inspiring me to dig out my DD kit and create something cool.

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Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys. As for the fan Harry, I really don't need it on there. I think I stuck it on there as a force of habit! I think I'll remove it. Looking at it now, I should have paid more attention when I mocked it up. I'm thinking of popping the motor back out, and removing the tailshaft on the tranny, that will allow me to move the motor/tranny back closer to the firewall, and yes, I will cut the pipes down on a bias, they will look much better.

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B)

That looks like it was a fun little build!

I like what You did!

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Thats a really neat build, love the 6cyl...

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Real nice "leaning tower of power"

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