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Revell Corvette 327 engine

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  • Member since
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Revell Corvette 327 engine
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 1:15 AM

Here is another engine in my "Great engines" series.  These are pretty easy and build into a nice display.  Here's what you get in the box, and here is what I've done so far.

 

 

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 05, 2018 1:17 AM

more bits and bobs...

just picking away at it.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by oldcars on Friday, January 05, 2018 8:00 PM

Have not seen one of these built yet. Will be watching with great interest.Stick out tongue Richard

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Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:53 PM

Hello Richard, 

Thanks for coming along.  Back at it today.  Make sure this screw goes in BEFORE the water pump halves are glued.  

 

Water pump installed and fuel lines affixed.  The drive belt on the inside pulley doesn't make sense because in real life there is no way to tension it.  Oh well. Smile

 

Don't put any glue on the oil fill tube or the fuel filter because you will need to angle them later to accept the hard lines.  You will need some leeway

 

 

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 9:58 PM

The completed intake setup.

 

They shorted me one spark plug.  I crudely fashioned one from some old sprue.

 

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:02 PM

The spark plug wires and cover setup.  This was a pain.  I imagine on the 1:1 car it was probably a pain too.

 

 

 

Then of course all that effort gets covered up.  Even the wires get covered.  I was not aware that was how they did it on the 1:1 car.

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 06, 2018 10:17 PM

 

Even though I would consider all the shrouding a pain, it has a certain cleanliness to it.

 

 

The finished article.

 

 

 

 

I think it turned out OK.  I had to use the pink label Maxi-cure extra thick glue because most of the holes are bigger than the pegs that go into them.  That notwithstanding, the model goes together pretty well and I think it is a nice display.  

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 6:27 AM
That looks good, nice clean work!
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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, January 07, 2018 8:01 AM
Wow. Really great model. Each component stands out.
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Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:22 AM

Thanks guys.  Up next in the "series" is the Ford flathead.  

Cheers, 

Mark

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Posted by oldcars on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:32 PM

That is just short of awesome. It is truly a replica of the real thing. Thanks for going step by step. CoolThumbs UpRichard

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:35 AM

Thanks Richard.  I appreciate the comment. 

I think these engine models are neat, and I have a few more to do.

Wouldn't it be neat if someone made an old straight 8?

Just keep picking away at it...

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