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THING WITH MOTOR , IS GRAVITY FED ALCOCHOL BURNER_ LIKE ME

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
THING WITH MOTOR , IS GRAVITY FED ALCOCHOL BURNER_ LIKE ME
Posted by big-e-models on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:24 PM

After 30 plus years of model building , one of my fellow modellers done learned me real good! I finally realized why bother with hours of body cutting, putting , sanding, priming, more putting , sanding, priming, painting, sanding, painting , masking , more sanding, more painting , them clear coating , then sanding , then clear coating, then polishing , then foiling chrome and detailing. to get a near perfect finish on a a body ,when all that matters is the engine ! 

Well here you go all you engine lovers ,I built a model where you can see all the beauty the engine almost unobstrcted from those lousy bodies that take up all that time ! Here's the challenge , guess what the engine is , note it is not painted factory colors, nor does it have the factory air cleaner with the appropriate decals to tell you what size and make it is ! If your like me I wouldnt know a 396 from a 327 or a 427 in scale form. Or would I know a 289 from a 302 without the air cleaner , or a 390 from a 351 or 460 ?? How can you tell?

You'll notice instead of the Factory or custom air cleaner , it has a Gravity fed Alcohol fuel system. It also has a mini electric cooling system as it has substantial air flow as it unobsrtucted from body panels . The battery is hidden in the Candy Stipe frame . The instrument panel consist of a Tack , a rear view mirror, a CB radio . The drivers seat has a 2 point safety restraint system, with a single point beer holder ! Dont let the R/T symbol fool you as it also has a Mustang Plate symbol on each end ! The suspension is leaf spring rear, and mini coil in front . The safey lights are torpedo style rear lights with chrome foil , and recessed head lamps into the tubular frame , with integrated turn signals .The cargo mesh in the rear is rated for 3 kegs of beer or 24 -12 packs stacked carefully ! 

 So the great thing about this model is, the easy engine swap feature , so I no longer have the spend hours building the body , interior , and chassis of a model I can just build the most important part, the ever love, beautiful ENGINE ! 

So hurry you engine lovers ! Guess the engine , make, and displacement . Extra points awarded of speed ,and accuracy ! 

Thanks for sharing my fun ! Happy modeling you engine lovers you! 

  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Edmonton Alberta
Posted by wRECKS BY rANDY on Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:48 AM

Great job! Now That's an Alberta back road machine if I've ever seen one, the beer holder is an awesome addition, I have to get my passenger to hold mine! As for the motor... who really cares? It's a model, the creators master piece. I bet you a beer this machine was a lot of fun to build. Ideas pouring faster than a draft beer on tap!! CHEERS Here's to engine lovers!

PS It's a 289 bored 42.5 thousand over with 302 heads that are probably ported and polished and the motor looks balanced for sure. That carb system throws me off...wait it's a Dodge!!

If you don't take a chance, you never had one to begin with.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
Posted by Foxer on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:17 AM

Pretty cool build there!

Good thing you retained the screw-off cap for easy refuel. And carbs just don't like cork when they backfire! :)

  • Member since
    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:55 AM

 It's got a cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters, so it'll run good on regular gas.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:59 AM

What do you say? Is it the new Boozemobile or what? Laugh

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:21 PM

BeerYes

I like to work just as much as I don't.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:11 PM

Good one thanks lol 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by JEePgUy on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:23 PM
Uh..yea...ok,,,sure
  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Friday, April 07, 2017 9:40 PM

Thanks that was real funny ! Sure enjoyed building it 

think it's my favorite build lol

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:55 PM

Isn't this thing funny or what 

  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:46 AM

That is COOL !! 

 I like Roth, Alexander Bros, Barris, etc. , but I don't model their creations.

 I am pretty much olg school when it comes to hot rods. But, I do appreciate off-the-wall stuff. Nice creation and some neat twists.

 Good job !

 Clay

A build I posted here in 2013. Man has it been that long ago !  

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:57 PM

Thanks but no near as best as your s great weathering job 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:37 PM

Me like beer

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