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MOON BEAST! 12 Cylinder, 2000 HP Drag Strip Terror is Finished!


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Frame Mods!

Looks like I am going to need to remove some excess plastic from the Frame to fit the New Body.

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I used a Cut-Off Wheel to remove most of the plastic.

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I ended removing the rest of the excess plastic with an X-acto Knife and a Sanding Block.

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Top View.

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More Coming... B)

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Uh-oh Ira's at it again!!

Here's a tip: you can use bleach to strip chrome in less than a minute, although it doesn't take off the layer under the chrome and over the plastic, primer will take care of that, but make sure you wash it!

Thanks for the Tip Glenn!

Purple Power takes longer but it removes almost everything... B)

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Ira... you are at it again and its looking good. Can't wait to see what all you do to this bad boy. Keep up the great work.

Jesse... I have to say I would go the Moonliner route... then again I am a fan of Mooneyes...lol do you have a pic if the other one?

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Big Beast Engine!

Here is the Engine that comes with the Baja Beast. I cut off the Transmission/Rear End with a razor saw.

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Then I cut these 2 pieces off the Allison Transmission.

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Here is the Allison Transmission with the Baja Beast Rear End attached.

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Here is the Allison Engine with the New set up in place.

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More Coming... B)

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Big Beast Engine!

Here is the Engine that comes with the Baja Beast. I cut off the Transmission/Rear End with a razor saw.

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Then I cut these 2 pieces off the Allison Transmission.

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Here is the Allison Transmission with the Baja Beast Rear End attached.

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Here is the Allison Engine with the New set up in place.

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More Coming... B)

The transmission in front of the Allison engine is to reduce the propeller shaft speed to half of the crank shaft (the gear ratio is 2.00:1 so it reduces the prop shafts speed from the engines maximum 3000 rpm to 1500), it also reverse the rotation of the engine.

The lower hole in the Allison transmission case is for the crank shaft and the upper is for the propeller shaft and they are connected with two gears and no clutch, this reducer gearing is not needed for this use so you could have used the clutch can from the original engine instead of the reducer gear and adapt it to the Allison engine for a convincing setup with a clutch.

Just a thought.

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That looks like a super project , Ira !

I've been wanting to get one of those VW Bus kits again ( I had both issues as a kid ; the yellow one and the red one ) . I'd like to stick the 8V-71 Detroit in-place of the kit's SBC ...

Thanks John!

Yeah, these Tom Daniel Kits are Great Fun. You should try one... B)

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Chassis Mods!

I marked the Chassis for cutting open the Engine Hole for the New Big Allison Engine.

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Then I cut it out.

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Here is the Allison Engine in place. That is Big! Hmmmm, doesn't leave much room for the Driver...

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More Coming... B)

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New Frame Rails!

I cut 2 lengths of plastic strip to fit in the rear Frame Rails. Here is one in place.

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Next I cut 2 more lengths of plastic strip for the front Frame Rails. Here is one in place.

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Here is the top of the Chassis with the strips in place.

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Chassis Underside with New Frame Rails.

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More Coming... B)

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What is the width and the height of the body after surgery?

Good Morning Bill!

The Beast is 1 3/4" High and 6 3/4" Long. More Body Mods Coming so, these dimensions can change at any time... B)

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