Blue Rocket 1950 Olds Coupe

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Here are some pics of the 50 Olds I am building. This build was inspired by the last 1:1 car I built when I lived in San Diego, CA (in 1971) and an episode of Loud & Fast. The chrome wheels and wide whitewalls were from the Loud & Fast 50 Olds coupe.

Here I am in the engine coppartment of my '49 Olds coupe (34 years ago).

A mock up of the model. The paint is as followes; Tamiya Metallic Blue, Tamiya Clear Blue, Tamiya Pearl Clear, Tamiya Clear.

I modified the kit enging to appear like a 394 (which is what I had in my 1:1 Olds coupe). I can give more details on where I got the parts to do this later.

The engine would not be compete without a "bat-wing" Cad/Olds aircleaner (from Scale Auto Details).

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Love it Darryl... Great job on the engine.

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That's gonna be pretty cool!!!

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Looks great. What's the source of those carbs?

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Outstanding work as always, Darryl!

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Looks great. Love the engine.

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Looks great. What's the source of those carbs?

I found them on eBay several years ago. They are 2-piece Carter AFBs (which is also what i ran on my 1:1 car).

The valve covers, which have outer hold down bolts (the only difference between a 394 and the earlier engines (303,324,371)), were slightly modified Pontiac valve covers from a Blue Printer parts pack. I added the breathers which were Detail Master turned aluminum items. The 2-four intake is from an AMT '62 Chevy 409 as well as the exhaust headers. The intake and headers fit like they were made for the Olds engine. The headers are another difference between the 394 and earlier Olds V8s. The 394 heads had four exhaust ports very similar to a Chevy SB whereas the earlier V8s had three exhaust ports.. The heads for the earlier Olds V9 engines (303, 324, 371) had the center exhausts siamezed to one port, just like the early Cadillac engines.

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Forgot to add: I cut off the standard transmission on the kit engine and added a hydro from a Revell '41 Willys drag kit (again, like what I ran in my 1:12 car).

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VERY NICE INDEED!!!!

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This is SWEET!!!! Very cool hot rod, actually Gasser .....

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Man I'm loving all these olds builds! This one is no different!

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Update on the build. I have been slowed by other projects and work.

Here are some up dates on the build with a mock up of the model. The foiling is finished (what a pain) and the chassis and interior are complete. Used bucket seats from a Revell '32 Ford sedan.

The engine has parts from the Pontiac engine in the Ertl Blue Printer parts pack (to make it look more like a 394 Olds engine) along with an intake maniforl and exhaust manifoilds from an AMT '62 Chevy 409 kit. Olds aircleaner was a resin item from Scale Auto Details.

Paint is Tamiya Metallic Blue, Tamiya Clear Blue, Tamiya Pearl Clear, Tamiya clear. It came out pretty nice and pictures don't really do it justice.

Hopefully I will have this finished for the upcoming NNL East next month.

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Nice Color looks great with al the chrome trim!

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Man I like this build, everything about it is just "right" !!!

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what Richard said , killer engine !!

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Very nice Olds. I am glad to see this kit there is some pretty cool builds coming from this kit.

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