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Scale Engines
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:14 AM
Has anyone out there built either of the 2 - 1/6 scale engine kits from testors??
I have built them both,the 327 corvette engine ,and The 426 HEMI while the Hemi is a awsome build there where some problems getting the fuellines in just right ,and the 327 is a nice build but as there first in this line is a rather pain in the but to build...



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Posted by karbuildr on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:21 AM
Can you be more specific MoparMan? You say the Hemi had problems with the fuel line, and the 327 was a pain. How so? I have the 327 Fuelie, and was seriously considering the Hemi. Be nice to know what to expect.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:41 AM
well as far as the fuel line problems I just feel that they didn't line up right and that they didn't explain exactly how to fit them in in directions was all..And as far as the 327 being a pain I'm not much of a chevy person so I guess it was just the fact that its a chevy engine that it a pain to me ....



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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 3:34 AM
MoparMan....is the Hemi kit your referring to the same on in the MicroMark catalog on pg 14? If so I have seen the kit and added it to my wish list!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 6:00 AM
I believe so is it the 1/6th scale testors kit? It is a cool kit builds into a beast of a motor lol...


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Posted by MoparMarc on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 12:32 PM
Hey MoparMan,
I have built the Testors HEMI kit and it is a monster. And the fuel lines were a real pain in the........ But other than that it is a great kit. I also have a Parma 1/6 scale plastic kit of a 426 hemi drag motor complete with sparkplug wires and braided line. Haven't started it yet (waiting to get my paint booth going first) but I'm getting impatient. The kit # is 10412 but I got mine off Ebay.

Marc
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 5:13 PM
I agree with the fuel lines and yes other then that it was a awsome build I think I will have to look for that other hemi that you have sounds like a fun build ...

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 2:23 PM
I would like to build one, but havn'tyet!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 4:12 PM
you'll have fun with them but in the end they are nice looking and diff get peoples attention...
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Friday, November 28, 2003 5:32 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MoparMarc
.......I also have a Parma 1/6 scale plastic kit of a 426 hemi drag motor complete with sparkplug wires and braided line. The kit # is 10412 but I got mine off Ebay.


Marc, I have the Parma (1/10, not 1/6) and I'm scratch building new headers. Too bad there aren't any cars for this size motor, eh?! The 1/10 R/C car bodies aren't detailed enough to try and build a model.

Matt

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Posted by vinnietbird on Saturday, December 20, 2003 5:48 PM
I built the Testors Hemi.I love it.I repainted everything.I carved off every molded on bolt and replaced them wih nuts and bolts that I got at various eyeglass shops around town.I also opened up the water pump nek and thermostat housing.I painted the intake magnesium.I really love that engine.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 20, 2003 10:38 PM
I saw the Hemi at a local hobby shop and was real tempted to buy it! I will put it off for a little while since I have many other projects to do.
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Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 8:21 AM
I THINK I have 2 of the Testors Hemi kits out in the garage.I bought 4 of them,sold one ,and kept two.Our local Hobby Lobby store had them priced at $5.99.So,I bought all they had.When I got to the register,the lady informed me that they were mis-priced,and they hadn't got back there to change the prices.The Asst. Manager said that they had to sell them for what they were marked,soooooooooooooo,4 big Hemis for $24.I doubt that will ever happen again.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 2:16 AM
The Hemi is cool, but I also had trouble with the fuel lines. Had to break off the dis cap to get the fuel lines in, then reglue the dis cap at a different angle. Also my instructions did not show when to put the alternator on. When I did need to put it on I found out the head was on the wrong side. So I had to rip the valve covers off. So tip to whoever wants to do this model, watch the left and right pieces.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 8:57 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MojoDoctor

QUOTE: Originally posted by MoparMarc
.......I also have a Parma 1/6 scale plastic kit of a 426 hemi drag motor complete with sparkplug wires and braided line. The kit # is 10412 but I got mine off Ebay.


Marc, I have the Parma (1/10, not 1/6) and I'm scratch building new headers. Too bad there aren't any cars for this size motor, eh?! The 1/10 R/C car bodies aren't detailed enough to try and build a model.

Matt


Matt, Try the HPI bodies. They have the best detail in vacuum formed bodies. I have used screen for the grills and made mirrors for them and you can buy lighting kits including the neon bar lighting that look awesome. They sell cockpit kits for them. Also Tamiaya has some awesome 1/10 scale styrene bodies that would make good subjects for a 1/10 scale model. Just a few suggestions.
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Posted by twiggelf on Monday, February 16, 2004 10:04 PM
I built the Testors Corvette Engine.
It was nice enough for a weekend build.
Only gripe, there was only six spark plug wires. There should have been eight.
My dad is looking into the HEMI.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 2:14 AM
I pcked up the Legends 427 SOHC Ford motor today, too bad you can't get it as a kit, but *** is it a good looking peice of kit!!!!

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