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!
We have two lives one we are given ,one we make !