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Where can I get inline 4 or 6 cylinder engine 1/24 or 25 scale.

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Where can I get inline 4 or 6 cylinder engine 1/24 or 25 scale.
Posted by ditdah54 on Friday, May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I would like the drivetrain with motor and transmission, inline 4 or 6 cylinder, with side draft Webber carbs. I have a project 78 Hilux truck. Any help would be appreciated.

Ed

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Posted by 195X on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:57 PM
ONE post in the proper section is sufficient. The Lindbergh Dodge 330 or Satellite kit has a nice slant six. I know Chevy had the "straight six", but I'm unaware of any kit that has one. Good luck with your project.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 4:22 AM
You can buy resin engine kits on ebay. i've seen ford and chevy units.

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Posted by ditdah54 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:01 AM
Thanks, I keep looking, Folks don't seem to be into sports cars as much.
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Posted by ditdah54 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:04 AM
Sorry, wasn't sure the proper section. I am 64 and haaven't built for 50 years, just getting back in.
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Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:39 AM

The only in-line 4's I am aware of are the early Fords in the pre-32 kits.  There is a flathead 6 in the 41 Plymouth kit, and in-line Chevy engines in the 49-51 Chevys as well as the 60 (I believe) and the 65 Chevy pick-up kits.  Revell had one in their 53 Chevy kit.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:33 AM

The Revell 240Z has a I6, and a I4 can be found in the Pinto wagon or coupe(due out in June). The Round 2 '69 Camaro, firebird each had an OHC I6.Beyond that any annual 2 in 1 Vega would include a chrome I4 but they're pretty scarce. Hope this helps.Bill.

 

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, May 4, 2019 11:59 AM

I believe there is a 4 cylinder engine in the Revell Datsun 510, but they are getting pricey.

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:55 PM

What about Jeeps? For some reason I'm picturing an inline engine in the Mork & Mindy/ Daisy's jeep? Daisy's jeep would be fairly cheap... sorry 'bout that. But I'm unsure since I haven't built either since they were new.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:10 PM

Depending on your build, I might suggest the Round 2 toyota supra (fast and furious)It has a decent turbocharged I6 and belongs in a Toyota.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:22 AM

Just remembered a few more I-4's: Revell's Thunderbird Turbo coupe, AMT's Datsun pickup and Dodge D-50 pickup.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:07 AM

The Trumpeter 63 Nova kits have a 6 as well. Both AMT and Revellogram 53 Corvettes have a 6.

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Posted by Plowboy on Monday, May 6, 2019 11:34 AM

If you're building a Hi Lux, a straight six isn't going to fit without some serious modifications. I'd recommend using the V-6 from the reissued AMT '72 Commando. Another would be the V-6 from the Revell '92 T-Bird SC. It's supercharged. The Monogram '87 T-Bird has a turbo four cylinder.

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Posted by ditdah54 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:26 AM
Thank you. Are resin parts difficult to paint or work with?
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Posted by ditdah54 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:33 AM

Thank all you folks for the effort. I think I have found one. I am ashamed to tell you that about 30 years ago I threw out 2 banana boxes of spare parts :'(

Would anyone have an angine stand like they used to include for the stock or hot rod engines they'ed let go of for a reasonable price? I am starting from scratch again, it's a different world,

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:17 PM

ditdah54

I would like the drivetrain with motor and transmission, inline 4 or 6 cylinder, with side draft Webber carbs. I have a project 78 Hilux truck. Any help would be appreciated.

Ed

 

 

Scale Auto magazine has published several articles on this subject, with in-depth information on kit sources and photos of built-up engines.  There was an entire article devoted to I-6 engines around 2005 or so; and vintage (i.e. vintage hot rod type) I-4's were touched on in the "Primer Rods" articles in the early 2000s as well as the Vintage Beach Racing article circa February 2018 or so. 

Check out the back issue section of this website for more information....hope that helps.  TIM 

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Posted by ditdah54 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:38 AM
Thanks
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Posted by ditdah54 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:42 AM
Many thanks.
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Posted by ditdah54 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:47 AM

Me too Smile

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Posted by ditdah54 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:51 AM

Thank you so much, I got them. I hope I can stuff them in the engine bay. I may wish I had stuck with the four, but it had great seats and a lot of good parts.

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Posted by VintageRPM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:37 PM

ditdah54
Thank you. Are resin parts difficult to paint or work with?

They are different. You may need to strip mold release off the parts using Blech White. At the very least, wash the parts in mild soapy water (use unscented dish soap). The parts will have to be primed before painting. And regular plastic glue will not work, you'll need to use 2-part epoxy or super glue.

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Posted by ditdah54 on Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:12 AM
Thank you Mike.
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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:44 AM
The early to mid 50's Corvette kits have a nice I-6. Pontiac Fiero kits have a Iron Duke 4 and an 2.8 V-6. You'd have to change the trans to use them, but it should be doable. I have a couple of old Lindberg 32 Fords I got at Ollies and some day I'm going to give this option a try.
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Posted by ModelTexan1 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:04 PM

Also, check any VW Golf/Rabbit/Scirocco kits.  I have several and they all have I-4 engines included.

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Posted by Simon@home on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:16 PM

ditdah54

I would like the drivetrain with motor and transmission, inline 4 or 6 cylinder, with side draft Webber carbs. I have a project 78 Hilux truck. Any help would be appreciated.

Ed

 

 

Hello Ed.

Six years on from your original post and here it is 2019 and I do have two 1/24 scale  Chevy six cyl engines. These have been salvaged from DM & FM modekls are are fully finished and detailed.

If you are still interested in this type of thing then do please let me know,

Bruce

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Posted by Simon@home on Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:28 PM

I for got to mention in my last post that I have engines from Franklin Mint 1953 and 1954 Corvette models.

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Posted by nick63 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:28 PM

Welcome back into the hobby. I would imagine some of us have an inline 6 somewhere in our stash to donate to your cause. If I find one, you can have it. 

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