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65 Lincoln Continental--- best engine
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 15, 2003 4:54 PM
Hey y'all,
What do y'all think would be the best engine & chassis choice for this AMT Continental. I am kinda going after a modern approach & am clueless with this thing being a Chevy man. I am not wanting to do any hood scoops or blowers though, so basically a modernized powerhouse for this bad boy.
I am also needing a chassis to mate & don't know my best choice on it either. So any help is greatly appreciated!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 15, 2003 10:07 PM
how about the one from the 99 Mustang Cobra?
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, December 15, 2003 10:18 PM
try one of the big blocks out of the older mustang boss kits??? or how 'bout the big block out of the hobby heaven ford cop car???

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 15, 2003 10:36 PM
yeah, I'd like to consider a Cobra motor but I'm afraid of it being too small & not enough power to pull that boat -- but it would look hella cool!!!

I am considering the big block style though.

Let me break out my old Cobra kit & check the sizing in there & I'll get back at y'all.

Honestly I'll probably do an old school big block, but that new style might be the "look" I'm looking for.
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, December 15, 2003 10:41 PM
cool. i'm sure the boss engine would fill up that engine compartment ok. unless you want to stuff in a viper v10?Tongue

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 15, 2003 11:46 PM
well yeah that Cobra kit was too small : filled up about 1/2 that bay so screw that.

Still probably big block BOSS.

But aww man never even thought of a V10! That's crazy!!!

Still what about the chassis if I use the boss engine & what kit would you think has got the best detail. Like I said no experience with Fords...
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 12:28 AM
well, first off let me ask this, is thid the futura kit were talking about??? if it is, i have never built this kit, so i cant offer up any help on the chassis, but maybe the chassis from the ford expedition kit that is out now 'MIGHT' work? the kit i'm thinking of is a snap kit i think and has kind of a low-rider look to it. do you know the kit i'm talking about? well hope i've helped you out someConfusedConfused

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:17 AM
oh no this is the Prestige edition AMT 65 Continental that was originally made in the same era as the 64 Impala, I've built so many of over the years... It has got that chassis with the suspension & mufflers molded in & has the metal axles. So I am all about building this the right way & take some awards ya know. I have been told that the Ford Torino has been used in this situation before but as I've said, know nothing about Fords, but absolutely love this car.

And I'm seriously considering dropping a Viper kit into this bad boy, so is there a respectable kit out there up for further consideration that you guys know of?

& at the same time not sure if I just wanna keep it old school muscle with the future touch on everything else so....??? HELP!!!!
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Posted by vinnietbird on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 4:04 PM
Fuel injected Boss 429,poseable steering (1970 Torino Cobra),modern dash and seats.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 9:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by vinnietbird

Fuel injected Boss 429,poseable steering (1970 Torino Cobra),modern dash and seats.


I think that's the answer I was looking for; is that Torino Cobra that current kit out by AMT?

Thanks, that sounds awesomeApprove
Fuel injection, modern dash, cool seats---aww yeahTongue
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 9:36 PM
HEY!!!!!!
i like what you guys are doing here, but you need to watch the language!! i don't mean to pick anyone out but digderange, you should watch whay your saying. this a family site.

thanks, jared
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:35 PM
hey dig, another member on the boards said he has a viper engine up for trade. his name is boost. try to hook up with him, that engine would be awsome in that ride.
thanks for clarifying for me as to what kit that is.ConfusedThumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:48 PM
check out the chassis on the 60 starliner it may be what you are looking for
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:57 PM
oh yeah check out the engines in the super stallion mustang and the mach 3 mustang.the one in the mach 3 is blown and has tubes that run off both sides of the blower at the rear of it with air filters
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:07 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Jared

HEY!!!!!!
i like what you guys are doing here, but you need to watch the language!! i don't mean to pick anyone out but digderange, you should watch whay your saying. this a family site.

thanks, jared


Hey sorry for the language guys, I get a little excited sometimes- no hard feelingsWink
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:10 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by FIREMODELMAN

hey dig, another member on the boards said he has a viper engine up for trade. his name is boost. try to hook up with him, that engine would be awsome in that ride.
thanks for clarifying for me as to what kit that is.ConfusedThumbs UpThumbs Up


Cool, I'm still considering that option.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 8:19 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by rogerhayes

oh yeah check out the engines in the super stallion mustang and the mach 3 mustang.the one in the mach 3 is blown and has tubes that run off both sides of the blower at the rear of it with air filters


That's another fresh idea along with the Starliner chassis . I will have to do a search & see if I can find a pic of that mach 3 motor

& I never considered that chassis, I was afraid I would have the same detail problems but if it's better that would be great because the size is probably right on.
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:50 PM
hey dig, good hope you check into it before its gone( tha viper engine), and no offense taken at the bad wordsWinkWink

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:57 PM
ok, ok I've decided against the Viper engine & will probably save that for a second helping of this kit. Reason being: I feel I would have to go too custom on the rest of the body & I kinda want to leave the body pretty stock. I still want to do it so if I get my hands on a 2nd one, I'll definitely tackle it.

I did get a chance to check out that Torino kit today & will probably go with that at the time, this thing even comes with some photo etch parts ( very cool ) but it also has a cool price of like $26 so, I'll wait a second & really let it soak in to really decide. If you guys think of anything else worth mentioning, let me know.

My second option is either that Boss Mustang or the Hobby Heaven cop car.
Thanks again guys. You all have been a tremendous helpThumbs Up
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Posted by raisin27 on Monday, December 22, 2003 6:53 PM
The amt 66 ford kit has a pretty nice 427 S.O.H.C. motor...........616 hp with a single 4bbl !
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Posted by Bainford on Monday, December 22, 2003 9:43 PM
Hey Raisin, Which AMT '66 Ford kit are you talking about? I am looking for some 427 SOHC stuff.
Trevor

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 26, 2003 10:17 PM
Hi digderange -

My first thought for an updated powerplant the could pull a load like that would be to use a Lightning drivetrain. How about a modern turbo?

best regards -

mqqn
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:04 PM
YEA, THE LIGHTING MOTOR SHOULD BE COOL, THE WHEELS MIGHT LOOK COOL ON THAT BIG OL BOAT

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:44 PM
Try one of the undercarradges from the AMT 1966 Ford Galaxie. I don't know if this is on the shelves anymore, but it was fairly detailed. You could also try the 1967 Mercury Cyclone from AMT and I know it is on the shelves right now. It has independant rear axels with springs and all the other details seporated instead of moulded onto the body like the Prestiege kits.

Another source for the 427 is in the Revell 1969 Torino. At our local Toys R Us, they have a lot of these kits and they retail for $9 Canadian. They are in the box that comes with the cardboard diner set, or whatever it is. That motor is well detailed and I won a 3rd at a model show with it. I bought a spare to put into my Polar Lights Batmobile when the time comes. The PL engine looks like a Ford 427, but it is really "Blobby" looking compaired to the Revell 69 Torino.
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Posted by kevlar86 on Thursday, January 08, 2004 2:45 PM
Whatever you decide on I would love to see a pic of the finished project. Smile
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