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I would like to get my hands on a v12 Detroit diesel for a pulling truck build I would like to continue. I am wondering if there is any kit that comes with one or if there is a resin available? any help would be great.!

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You have a couple of choices, If you want, the Tyrone Malone Super Boss and Bandag Bandit both have twin turbocharged 12V-71s. A substantially cheaper alternative is the P&P resin works resin 12v-71.

It is around $25.00. I have both, and the resin one really gives up nothing as far as quality. http://ppvintagekits.com/ is their address. Good customer service to boot.

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The AMT Super Boss and Bandag Bandit kits had that engine if I'm not mistaken. I know the AMT/Ertl Payhauler 350 has a big Detroit in it, but that one might actually be a V-16.

Edit- looks like Mark beat me to it with a better answer! :D

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payhauler is a V16.

I made a 12 by cutting the front and rear cylinder banks off 2 8's and gluing them together.If my parts box allows I make stuff to save money for kits,parts or decals.

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payhauler is a V16.

I made a 12 by cutting the front and rear cylinder banks off 2 8's and gluing them together.If my parts box allows I make stuff to save money for kits,parts or decals.

Smart idea more money for kits

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Smart idea more money for kits

Pretty smart actually, but if you don't have a parts box and you are actually using your 2 stoke DD's in your builds... Unless you cast them yourself, even that solution will have its limits. As it is, the only kits with the 8V71 or any other 2 stroke Detroits are the Chevy Titan and the Peterbilt 352. So stock up if you like screamin' Jimmies. There are not many styrene iterations going around anymore.

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Check with Dave Natal at AITM (www.aitruckmodels.com) and Eric at P & P vintage kits (www.ppvintagekits.com). They both offer a 12V71 Detroit and are both great to deal with. The engine in the super boss Kenworth is a 12V71TTA. It is I believe a marine version of the engine with a much higher output than the standard over the road 12V71. There were other suppliers (Hendrix) of resin 12V71s but I think they may no longer be in business. The moulds maybe the ones that Eric and Dave have.

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http://www.freewebs.com/mmtaer/

Here is one for you.

I have a couple of their detroit engines and while nobody else offers a 12V92... Their castings a little rough and need more work to prepare, I'm sure to get a good result but I wouldn't recommend those for a first time build with resin. I have put together the twin turbo V12 from AITM which is pretty much the old Super Boss engine and builds quite well. I believe it would be easy to leave off the turbos if need be.

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