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(Shoebox Racer) 49 Ford Wide body Project updated 15/03/17 Engine work done.

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:47 AM

Interesting subject, and very innovative methods for the body modifications. Definately some 'outside the box' thinking here. Well done.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:49 PM

That is incredible! If one didn't start with the first picture on your thread they would have no clue as to how extraordinary the work and materials are that went into it. That light bar will be great for the 24 hour race its sure to enter. lol  Nicely done

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Friday, March 10, 2017 5:50 AM

Thanks guys, this has been the most frustrating, most rewarding build I have ever taken on. I would love to have this sitting in my garage and that is why I built it. Maybe 1 day I can drop this in front of Dave kindig and say build me this.

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

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:29 AM

I have been trying to find the best engine for the car and I needed something unique. I was looking for a cosworth turbo 4 cylinder with no luck, I built the Cadillac engine as a twin turbo, but I wasn't happy with it. I was going to order the monster charged 351 from clearly scale, but I couldn't justify the $40 with shipping to get it to me.

One thing I over looked was that this car would have been raced with its own factory engine, but it had to be cool, so I set out to build it as a twin turbo. and I'm liking where it's going.

 

The piping is made from solder and the custom intake is actually headers from the Mickey Thompson Challenger kit, set on top of the stock intake that has been cut down.

Smaller solder will be used to make the hose connection to the rad.

Some fresh paint for the engine bay and a few tweeks and this car is almost done.

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:03 AM

If you really wanted a set of overhead sprinklers you could add a pair of Ardun heads, though with the turbos in there I guess there is not a lot of room to spare.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:11 AM

And try and find a set of those heads in 1/25 scaleWink

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:42 PM

and I think that's it.

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

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:43 PM

All_6s_and_7s

And try and find a set of those heads in 1/25 scaleWink

 

I understand a set of Ardun heads are in the revell '50 Ford F1 pickup kit.  Cheers.  Steve

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    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:19 PM

Looking good! You're right, the caddy engine was good but not fitting. Twin turbo flattie not only fit the build but the attitude too.

 

Reminds me of an old dragster mill

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:22 AM

nottheband
 
All_6s_and_7s

And try and find a set of those heads in 1/25 scaleWink

 

 

 

I understand a set of Ardun heads are in the revell '50 Ford F1 pickup kit.  Cheers.  Steve

 

really......Big Smile that is good to know thanks Steve.

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

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:30 AM

That was it Hiro, it took me ages to come up with that just the right engine, and it was right under my nose.

Oddly the other day I was watch a program that was featuring the Falcon F7 and it later gave me the idea for the intake, but it was only possible by having the Challenger headers available.

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:06 AM

Unbelievable build. Kudos on the concept. Really awesome.

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Posted by bugs-one on Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:40 PM
Awesome build, came out really clean. Great scratch building.
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    March, 2008
  • From: Powell River, B.C.
Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:32 PM
Just saw this finished in the gallery. It was everything I expected and more. Good engine choice. Paint and decals really nice. Congrats!

Someone once told me that there were engines other than the Chrysler Hemi-but thats just crazy talk!

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:58 AM

Thanks everyone. I'm really happy with how it turned out. My next project I am going to try epoxysulpt for the body modifications. The foam and fiberglass was very time consuming, but really stong.

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

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    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, March 20, 2017 7:46 PM

Man 6s and 7s...this really came out GREAT! I've been tagging along from the beginning and really enjoyed the journey. Very good job...

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:33 PM

Thanks Gary. I'd like to get a resin cast made and start to fix all my little mistakes, it would be nice to have it all one piece as well minus the wing and scoops of course.  

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

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