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1965 Dodge A100 Monster Truck "Doomz Day" build.

Discussion in 'Models - Games - Toys' started by 528-Hemi, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. 528-Hemi

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    So it has been a little bit on this one. I have been jumping around on different builds to get some of them "up to snuff" and to bring them up to par with details and on a few their getting some changes done to them, like this one for instance! I just got it out one day and looked at it to see what else I needed to collect for parts to pick up where I left off on the build..... And got to looking at the engine and well, it was GREAT, for a time, BUT I as mentioned in a previous posting, wasn't 100% happy with the original engine, it needed something........ MORE!
    Well as posted, I pulled out the parts for that engine the 2nd one, and bagged it up and put it in with the truck., Well within the last day, I was bored a little with all the "common" stock building I been doing and needed some PLASTIC HORSEPOWER.... So let the engineering rage flow. right into be what your all about to see with this build!
    Engines, is the same basic engine, that I had originally started with, the AMT 426 DOHC Hemi.... Same basic principals too, DUAL EVERYTHING. (almost) in some cases will be QUAD! As you'll see! -BUT I am thinkin' to change the engine size from a "426" to a "528" just because of the like I have remembering when the 528 Hemi came out in the early to mid 1990's....
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    Laid out to show the parts, I am adding a different Intake! As it sets on the engine after being assembled, its not glued, its merely just setting there! The Intake however is going to be a whole other ball-game, I'm adding DUAL 14-71 blowers in-place of the original DUAL 6-71's I had originally went on to use, till now!
    Then, I began more assembly to the engine!
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    The heads, are my resin castings! I used my own castings to leave the factory AMT ones for "work bench detail" as they are nicely detailed parts, and on an engine those same details won't be seen! I also added the oil filter and such to the block, for painting purposes. BUT that filter will NOT be on the engine as I thought this wasn't the greatest place for a "competition" engine! So having said that, The oil filters (YES 2 of them) larger ones, will be on the frame somewhere!
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    So after basic assembly, I got right to painting the engine! The block got stock Mopar Hemi Orange, the heads this time around will represent those of the real thing and be cast Aluminum. The valve covers seen here, are only "placed" for building. They aren't glued and I did NOT choose to use my resin ones for this build anyway, (I opted to use the AMT factory ones for a reason as you'll see in a few updates from now!) BUT, my resin ones are PERFECT for "sizing" things to fit! The black timing chain cover is just gloss black as its to be chromed!!!! SO thats one step ahead on the chroming of it.... -Also notice the oil filter has been cut off as well. As I said, those will be mounted else where other then on the engine!
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    Engine side shots. The block will not be getting the mechanical fuel pump (I'm using an electric looking fuel pump), as the oil filters will be on the frame with the fuel pump! SO, there will be a black plate cover for that area of the block. And speaking of that area, the timing chain recess, is NOT the stock one from AMT. That part came from Lindberg, off the Little Red Wagon kit, as it was chrome, BUT I didn't want it chrome as far as the block section, that part the extends out from the block was actually part of the block so it got stripped and was painted to look like part of the block, and then I chose to re-chrome the cover only, which is the part painted in gloss black!
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    Front of the block showing the timing chain cover a little better. Also, notice no water pump! I'll also be using a electric water pump as well, a detail part from a Drag Racing engine will be used where the cam would normally be behind the timing chain cover.
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    As mentioned the intake will be completely different from the first & second engine! -I forgot to mention this engine has been changed 3 times now. The first 2 engines were from the SAME engine, just stripped down and rebuilt, this time, the whole thing is being replaced! But, the intake as you see it, is a 2 piece "medium" rise Tunnel-Ram, thats gonna have A LOT done different to it! -As you'll see during the build.
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    In these last 2 pictures however the intake is merely just "placed" and is not in-place to stay. I sat it in place to get some pictures to give something for those watching to ponder as it all comes together! This is one of my resin castings! And so is the 2nd part to it, but I have yet to get good pics of that part and whats to come of it. BUT, having sat and looked at it in the pics, myself, I think the color of the intake is going to be Testors Model Masters Metalizer "Magnesium" polished and coated, to look like a competition light weight part, as when done, its gonna be a rather BIG intake, as you'll see in a few updates! (Probably the nest one as I get the intake done for pics!)
    Thanks for looking, as always, comments welcome ENJOY!
     
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    WELL now, I have got a bit done on and off to this build! I been going at a snails pace with everything going on, BUT, thats OK I'm still making progress I guess!
    SO to go in on everything, everyone following this build knows a different beast of a motor is about to take shape! (with some newly added parts!) SO..... Off to showing what I've done thus far!
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    So you can see that the intakes "base" and its runners was painted! I painted this with Alclad "Dark Aluminum" #103. Looks pretty good to me! I like the idea of giving the engine some other "metal" shades to set things off a bit! Which thats just what this is doing! -I also have chromed the timing chain cover as well! And it looks pretty good being brush painted gloss black, and then brushed on Alclad Chrome to get what you see on the front of the engine! Not to bad for what and how I did that!
    NOW this intake base is in-place, to sat! I then set out to figure out how, I wanted the Superchargers to sit, stacked, like they were, OR something "different" WELL, because the ones I plan to use on this one are a whole LOT bigger then the ones I had originally used, I had to come with a way to add two, of the 14-71 Superchargers to the top of this motor and look the part, as well as look to "function" even tho its a made up set up (I do NOT think ANY motor no matter what it is), who its made by would handle what I have planned to build for this truck. BUT, in doing so, It is a model, BUT I want it to almost "jump out and bite" being so "wild" looking.
    SO, I then too the "top" of that intake, and got to looking and seeing how different parts would work out keeping in mind, I wanted it to "look" as tho it would work. Stacking 2 of the 14-71 Superchargers, really was NOT an option. Do top the complexity of the engine itself being used. TO MANY belts to make it right.... Unlike the last engine, this one will NOT have 2 Supercharger belts! Because of this, I decided to make the superchargers mount on a HUGE "triangle" intake plenum! BUT NONE of them that I have will fit, nor hold the 14-71's.... Meaning I had to scratchbuild this onto the top of the intakes "top" plate. SO I got right to making things to get this to all fit the 14-71's. WHAT A TASK that was! I got out some heavy card "Manila paper", and began testing angles and size and all that with the make-shift valve covers to fit. (They worked well for that!) SO this is how it all turned out after a few attempted "sizes" done in manila paper, I got it to all work out! THEN I pulled out some .040" plastic and transferred the shapes onto it to be cut out to get going on the Plenum!
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    A view of ALL sides of this BEASTLY Supercharger Plenum! I took all the shapes of styrene sheet, and filed each to fit and then filed the corners a bit, BUT wanted to keep a sheet Aluminum "welded" look. THEN got it all done but the "top of it" This part? You'll understand in a bit, as its made to follow a "theme" I've got planned!
    ON this Plenum, you'll see that there is a "lip" kinda mounting surface to it, thats the lip the Superchargers will mount too. I then painted this the same way I did the Tunnel-Ram base. All to match!
    Stay tuned, more to follow right after these short messages! Comments welcome, ENJOY!
     
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    So moving right along..... I got to looking after the Tunnel-Ram intake base was in-place, and then the Supercharger Plenum I just made also in-place to say, was mounted and secured good, I got to thinking about that high capacity, low profile oil pan was needed, but haven't YET molded it, BUT what I do have is "extra" oil pans that I can just make another one and then when all said and done I'll get to making a "Master Copy" to mold one! They represent those that Milodon make! SO, I got right to it, cutting the sump off and went right to making that bathtub bottom part from scrap styrene square rod. I painted, as tho it was gonna be a stock colored part right from Milodon, "Goldish", but didn't like it, so I cut the shine on it, and will paint it to match the engine in Hemi Orange!
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    Not to bad looking! I MAY still leave it like you see it with a slightly different "gold" look, as I haven't yet put it in-place on the engine! AND theres a reason I haven't!
    An engine of this WILD high performance, (not that it ever happen or work) but on a lot of them, when the builder adds over a 8-71 Supercharger, they add whats called a "Block Girdle". SO having said that, I then made one as well for this engine! All it is, a piece of .040" sheet cut to be slightly bigger on all four sides of the oil pan, and then glued as tho it is an oil pan, as once done, your only going to really "see" the edge of it anyway!
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    Notice, I only painted so much of it? That is all thats going to be seen when the oil pan goes into place!
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    That "block" under the engine is just a metal Machinist "Parallel" to hold the engine to sit level (Its not part of the engine at all!) -Just to hold it up, more or less.
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    As seen you only see the edge of this detail! The paint is Testors Model Masters Metalizer paint "Titanium" -Slightly polished to give it a slightly different "metal" look, UNPAINTED, as they would not have painted this part when it went in-place! -Altho, I had to paint it to get that desired "Metal" look!
    Thats all for this detailing of the engine, Stay tuned, tho, MORE to follow, as always comments welcome, ENJOY!
     
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    So after that all went and was set aside for it to all dry I got to looking at the Box-Stock valve covers, for this engine and just like the last ones, I LOVED that center section and how that looked on them, BUT what I didn't like was the color of the valve covers themselves! I just was not feeling that unpolished "Aluminum look" so..... I set out to make NEW ones!
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    I took it upon myself to make these Alclad Chrome! AND as you all can see, it looks really good too! Gloss Black base, then air brushed over the 2 of them after ALL that center section was made, and dry. That center section? is a scrap piece of "C" channel I had laying around, I'm NOT sure what size it even is, BUT fit, same with the first ones I did on the old engine! I filed the one, to fit around the PCV Valve Cover breather bulge so it can be placed where it was on the real engine! Once the chrome had dried over-night, I then went to drill the dual plug holes, big enough to fit not only the wire this time, BUT also a plug boot valve cover seal too! While at that, I also drilled the center of the bulge for the valve cover breather, which is a neat part as well that I made as I'll explain in a bit!
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    Once the chrome paint was dry, all the holes drilled I painted the "center" of that "C" channel, like on the last one, and then let that dry, and went to highlighting the tops of the "C" in Hemi Orange. NOW, remember when I was working on the Supercharger Plenum, and said that "top" of it was following a theme? WELL here you see it! That "Top" of the Plenum is the SAME "C" channel that you see down the center of the valve covers! I probably WILL paint its center Gloss Black, just like those on the Valve Covers, as well as highlight the tops of the "C" channel with Hemi Orange.
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    A REALLY shiny shot of them! That looks GREAT! NOW that Valve Cover Breather, its a bracelet/Necklace threaded clasp..... Knurled for grip, BUT if you looked at it how I did, it looks like a air filter! The only real task, was making it fit the valve cover! SO, I had to turn a section of aluminum rod, to fit inside of it, snugly, and have a point that would just come through the top of the part (where the bracelet/necklace threading would!) -To look like a nut to hold it in-place.... Once I had that turned I CA glued it to the inside of the part, and then used that "stem (or neck) what ever you'd like to call it, to hold it while I painted the straight knurling flat white, to look like an air filter. Once that dried I then glued it to the valve cover from the inside!
     
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    So while I had the Unimat set up to turn out parts, I thought well I ought to turn out some Magneto's too! The difference from my turnings of these from Billet Aluminum, is, I turn mine with the Distributor neck as part of mine! Those you buy, you have to find a "neck" to fit there top! Not only just that, BUT, I also polished mine! I plan to put a gloss clear coating over it keep the shine!
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    Notice one of them has a much "longer" neck? Thats the one that will mount directly to the engine block! The other one, will be fitted to a plate thats a drive case that BOTH necks have to pass through it. Once thats made (the drive case) I'll slip both through holes drilled into it, before the 2 of them are mounted in-place on the engine. I also have yet to drill the holes for the plug wires to "exit" the sides of the 2 magneto's! Thats to come! I polished them before this hole was drilled so that the polishing compound would not get into it, and interfere with the glue that will hold the plug wires in the holes!
    THEN, while I was turning out Billet Aluminum parts, I got to thinking of the drive pulleys for the Super Chargers! WHAT a challenge this detail is going to be! I have to drive 2 Superchargers, from the crank, and then get "around" the magneto's, as well as have a tensioner pulley detail! INTERESTING set up it will be! I got right to making them, and here are the main crank drive pulley, 2 Supercharger drive pulleys, and one serpentine pulley. I have yet to make a tensioner pulley as of this posting.
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    All turned and polished READY to be used...... The belt to go around these is going to be a surprise! (I have a trick for it) so.... See how it all turns out! Stay tuned..... theres more to come but thats it for now! Comments welcome and enjoyed! Thanks for following along!
     
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    Wow. I just got a chance to scan through this and the daisy jeep. That is some awesome talent. Hope to get a chance to read it all soon. Amazing work.
     
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    Much appreciated, be sure to post comments to both builds, if ya will in the respective thread LOL that way I know what one I'm replying too as I give a little insight to the build in my replies!

    I've rebuilt/designed that Plenum to this build since those pics were taken as I have changed Superchargers and needed something a little more "fitting" for the twin-Superchargers this engine is getting! -I even went as far to hack up, and re-design 2 matching superchargers, that didn't fit that last Intake Plenum!

    I will say that all who reads this knows, I build, for contests, so. I don't have to pick and choose what ones to take and enter when the time comes, they're all ready to go when finished!
     
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    Well its been a bit, a bit of trial & error (I have to admit to it, I had some issues with getting this right!) BUT thats why I keep "trying"..... WELL, to give everyone a heads up, keep in-mind, I want this thing to be the BIGGEST, BADDEST, engine ANY of you can EVER imagine! To the point of, when you see it, it jumps out and bites you............. Thats the goal here (I mean, really its name after all is "Doomz Day", right!?) -NOT because of the meaning of the term "Dooms Day" but after the name of the engine that powers it.. the "Dooms Day Machine" Chrysler called it! BUT I'm playing off that, with the name and a little twist with the spelling, but you all get it by now. And, those who know me knows how I roll that way!
    So anyway, to start, I originally wanted to use the 14-71 Superchargers that I molded and have made already.... Sadly, I wasn't pleased with their looks. They'd be OK on other builds, but not this one..... I just wasn't "feeling" them in the sense they'd be used here.....
    SO, with that, I sat out to build something...................different? Yeah, they sure are "different". Kit-bashed, yes, from existing parts, made to be bigger then originally made by the factory. Started with parts from the S'Cool Bus kit, that I saved....
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    Those Superchargers are monster-ous, BUT they are after-all 1/24th scale, NOT 1/25th so I made them fit the suit, and slightly under-sized them, BUT still kept them "BIG" for looks.... IF that makes any sense!
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    Now as you see here, I have the newest parts set out, with the first BIGGER idea I had, with the 14-71 resin part setting with whats to come! To start, I took the factory S'Cool Bus blower "body" and split it down the center.... This was going to slightly "shrink" it. Narrowing it, makes it fit the Plenum a bit better, and gave it a slightly longer looks thats not so wide. I re-built it adding in 1/8th inch thick rod, to the center, so I didn't make it too narrow but took out about 1/16th of an inch in width by doing this! SOLID bar too, makes it easy to "shape" it to the form, of the blower body itself! And giving a good base to glue too!
    Then, you see the front and rear blower body plates, those have things done to them as well! Between the yellow blower body, and the resin 14-71 I molded you see a clear piece, that I machined! This is a body extension that a larger then 10-71 would have! This will be added to the back of the blower body!
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    That clear part, mounted to the back of the blower body..... This clear part? BOY, I tell you, that thing was difficult to make and get it right! See, there is no "true way of knowing what looks right, what is too big, or too small! Because its "looks" NOT dimensions! Plus, in making that part, you first have to turn the part down to be round rod..... THEN when you think you have it, right, you then have to put it into the milling machine, to mill to flat spots on it, top and bottom! BUT, if the round turning isn't right, when you mill either of the flat spots, you can't go back and turn the round part down any further as the lathe won't grab the part right to make the turnings true! SO, one small mistake? You get to start all over again! Thank God, these parts are just little, It took 2 tries before I got the 3rd one (seen here) right!
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    This shows the front of the blower body!
    Now sadly, I didn't get pictures of the work done to the front and rear plates for the blower, BUT as your about to see, I did some work to both those parts as well!
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    The front plate that has the blower drive pulley extrusion, got a thicker plate as the real 16-71 would have.... As well the rear plate, also got a thicker plate base too, these "extensions would be for bolting reasons, and flanges for such as well as size all in one!
    Now to take the resin 1`4-71 that I mold, and sit it right beside the NEWEST creation my 16-71 Supercharger....
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    A tad difference in size, yes? I LIKE it! The new one looks GREAT! After a couple of tries, I find, one day, to let it sit and think about it, makes all the difference!
    Now so that all are aware of it, I had to make these TWICE! As I'm using Double inverted-"V" Superchargers on this build!
    Stay tuned, more to follow! Comments are always welcome, ENJOY!
     
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    So As I mentioned, I had to make 2 of these Superchargers, which I did.... Got it all "right" on the 3rd try! And then got to seeing how they fit that Tunnel-Ram Intake Plenum. WELL the "Foot" print of the supercharger was just enough, that I HAD To set out and re-make then Plenum too! GO FIGURE! BUT, the hard part was done on it! All I had to do was lengthen the height of it, and cut the point in the middle "in" a little, to get the new superchargers to fit the old sized Plenum, ALTHO, it made me have to create a NEW Plenum! Thats alright. The old original, I plan to mold and off with the intake "base" Tunnel-Ram ports! (To offer something other then) for that intake!
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    Two 16-71 Superchargers, and a new Tunnel-Ram Intake Plenum, siting & waiting....
    Once assembled, the Intake set up alone is BIGGER then the engine is!!!! I'm OK with that! As you'll see in a minute!
     
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    SO once all had sat a bit, a few hours, I took and got primer on the Plenum, to be painted with Alclad "Dark Aluminum" to match the Tunnel-Ram Intake base.... -I then took and painted the Superchargers with glass black, to begin the start of chroming them also with Alclad Chrome paint through the air brush!
    I let it all set as the painting step took a couple days to do.... BUT once it was all ready to go and be handled for assembly, I just could not hold back! together it went..... Then I realized, I got absolutely NO pics of it going together..... Ohh well, heres what it looks like TOGETHER!
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    I'm AMAZED at just the sheer size of this thing! The engine is BIG, YES, but with that induction set-up Holy Mother of God! And to add to this? I'm no where NEAR done either! I got the plenum with the superchargers on the engine, to stay, as well as the valve covers, as well as the first phase of belts! In the back-ground of the pic, you can see the awaiting Distributor/Magneto's, with wires! The superchargers are mounted in such a way on the plenum that ALL the custom turned Billet Aluminum pulleys will line right up for the belt! And thats gonna be a FUN ONE! I'll enjoy it tho! This whole INSANE build, I'm enjoying so.... Stay tuned, more to follow!
     
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    Now to get ya all worked up....... BOTH the "Old" 426 DOHC Hemi, beside the "NEW" and improved, 528 DOHC Hemi!
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    Nice! The 2 of them side-by-side are almost "equals" in side! I did NOT set out for this purposely but is an added bonus I have to say! The new one will be made to fit into the trucks frame just as the first one was, and that way, all will fit right from there on out for the build! I am keeping the exhaust pipe work the same as I had planned. Also the Twin-Turbo's will be made exactly the same, as the radiator and intercooler are not in-place yet so, there is a little wiggle room fitting all this and making it right!
    The one thing I AM going to do, it fit a plate to the center line of the Superchargers to have a "level" setting set of carburetors on EACH Supercharger! SO, they will be "level" not mounted on their side type thing... keeping that "Long-Ram, Tunnel-Ram" looking effect! LOL
    BUT, now in order to keep going, I have some details I HAVE to add here, as if I go any further on the build without detailing, I'm gonna pay for the mistake! LOL
    I wanna put a water pump on this bad-boy, but I'm not sure how to go about it, (electric powered YES) but where to mount it! Most Mopar engine mount the water pump to both top side edges of the timing chain cover, and then on Mopar engine in drag racing they show it going to the top of the head through the valve cover, on the 426, BUT then the 392, has it cooled through the top front, inside corners of each head......... NOT sure how it connect to this bad boy, I'm leaning towards it connecting to the stock location of either side of the top of the timing chain cover! -GAWD, thats gonna be a FUN task!
    Thats it for now! Stay tuned! more to come as things happen, As always comments welcome! ENJOY!
     
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    Well, a little more done to this build! I am slow going on the details as A LOT of it HAS TO BE well thought out as it really is A LOT going on, in such a small area, so things have to be placed as just so, to not hinder other details that are major pieces to the engine.... SO all takes time and a lot of thought going in, SO with that, I went one to get the plug wires in-place on the engine! In my last update with pics, you seen the Blowers on the inverted "V" Plenum, that whole sub-assembly was merely "setting there" for the pics, all mocked up for looks sake! So, having that HUGE Intake Plenum, with the Blowers, I had to apply the Distributors, and all the wiring for the plug wires, remember DUAL-PLUGS, meaning DUAL plug wires too! 2 Distributors, & 16 plug wires total had to be fished through the Plenum's Tunnel-Ram intake base! So, with that, I color coded, the wires, one Distributor has Red wires, and the other one has Black wires! BOTH Distributors were turned in my Unimat, and then polished, BEFORE the 2 of them were mounted to the drive plate under each of them! The holes for the plug wires was drilled AFTER the polishing stage to keep the "polishing Compound" from getting in the holes, and hindering the glue adhesion....
    Then going forward, the front Distributor, has the red wires, and the rear Distributor has the Black wires! Meaning, the FRONT plug locations of EACH cylinder will be getting RED wires, the REAR plug location to each cylinder will be getting Black wires!
    So with that all said, I began by running the closest wires, first.... The Black ones....
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    I went on to get the Red wires in-place to the proper locations on the engine....
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    LOTS of wires for merely one "type" of detail! I let 2 wires "loose" for the Coil, for each Distributor! I'll be running dual MSD ignition boxes to those Coils as well!
    A little update, BUT a lot of miniature work! (I'm now focusing on the intake Plenum, and all the details that will be in and or around it.... Stay tuned, more will come as things are done (and pics are taken), as always Comments welcome, ENJOY!
     
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    Well now the details on the intake on this engine has been a mystery! All in itself, as I really was unsure of the direction, in to which I was taking it, or it was headed. Had no real direction actually, building it as I go.... With a little inspiration, and some aspects that I seen else where that I liked and then tied them all together into one... Thats pretty much what this is!
    With that, looking at the Intake Plenum, with both Superchargers, and how its all going together, I needed to break up all that silver and shiny on this part, SO, I took and painted the "Ribs" of the Superchargers Hemi Orange, as well as the back of the Superchargers. THEN, on the side I added a "Label" to the engine, to match the color already in use!
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    I think that breaks it up nicely! Granted, this engine is NOT the same colors as the truck its going in, I made it "factory" colors" to that of the actual engine. As really in a build like this (even in real life) things would have to have been made custom for such a design (Even tho fictional) This engine needed realistic things done to it, in such a way to make it believable to be.
    That word "HEMI" I plan to write in black "DOHC" in the Orange "H" where normally it would have "426" and then I will denote engine size else where on something else, possibly the side of the Turbo Plenums, or the sides of the BIG Supercharger style blower hate.
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    Did not do a lot of tu-tone painting on the front of the Plenum, there is going to be A LOT going on here anyway, so I really don't think it needs any breaking up of the colors.... As you'll see in future updates!
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    Rear plates of the Superchargers look pretty good! I like how they turned out with the Orange. The whole sub-assembly, looks good with just a little Orange added to it. As time goes on and things happen, there will be other colors added so, just a little here and a little there is all thats needed as you'll see, A LOT of detail is coming tho! I have drilled all the holes for adding the NOS piping to the Supercharger mounting lip! Thats to come! Stay tuned, more to follow, As always Comments welcome, ENJOY!
     
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    So as mentioned I was getting ready to do more detail to the Superchargers, whether that be the NOS piping or the start of the carburetors. I had to get to the point to have to sit and think what needed done FIRST so that I would not hinder the next detail and make detailing "difficult" SO, I went on to think how I was going to use/add the Carburetors.... This task was just that too a TASK.... I had to think what it take to make them happen, (I had already had those I wanted to use choose out, and painted, simply waiting in-line to be used!) BUT to that, how did I want them? You know? I mean looking at this whole set-up, it has a specific "feel" to it, doesn't it? I mean really, it looks and has that feel of a Mopar Cross-Ram, sort-of! SO, looking a bit further into it, a Mopar Sonoramic Commando type thing, without the Long-Arms and without all the compound "S" curves of the Ram runners that, the Sonoramic Commando has.... BUT it did have that feel to it. Or so it seems to me!
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    SO with that, as you all are aware of, I'm gonna be running four, 4 barrels carburetors, 2 per supercharger! SO, what I plan to do, is I took the Carburetors and did all the detailing drilling each needed. And then picked out what carburetor was going to have the "inside" effect, meaning throttle linkage, and such, was going to be places somewhat between the 2 carburetors! That signifies "inside" As the other or opposite Carburetor that would outward facing making it an "outside" carburetor.
    With the above picture, I have 2 opposite corner Carburetors mounted, those 2 carburetors are the "inside" ones! WHY opposite corners? WELL, thats a good question! I ran them this way to have ALL the linkages running between the 2 sides! SO will not only run correctly, BUT the linkages will run like that of well...... a Sonoramic Commando Intake!! And or, a High-RPM "Cross-Ram" like the Ramcharger 426 Hemi had..... With just lengthened drive rods!
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    I think with all the details going into this, this will look GREAT!
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    As it seems this intake set-up just keeps growing..... Well yeah, sort of! The general "size" of it is done, but adding all the details to it makes it grow in size. I have yet to get all the carburetors in-place, as I got to get to the plumbing of them as well, BUT first, I had to get them situated in-place, on 2 of them to act as a counter so that the other 2 go in-place correctly, BUT before I can carry out the detailing work of the carburetors, I have to get ALL the top-side NOS piping in-place, so doing a bit of thinking things through, and doing some set-up to get the stage ready for the next detail, well.... That all showed me that what detail has to go on first so not to hinder the details to follow, it all has a specific "shopping order".
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    A pic from above a little over-view of the carburetor set-up....
     
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    SO then, with the opposite corner Carburetors in-place to stay to have them set the stage for the other 2, I seen in adding these, that when I go to detail, them, I would have to have the NOS pipe work already in-place BEFORE the carburetors can be detailed at all..... SO this got me thinking.... What was I gonna need to make this happen! The NOS system would need 2 manifolds for the NOS per supercharger! The lower inlet ports on the blowers lip. And then it need the upper ones just below the carburetors (a lot of times thats done with a plate the carburetors sit on!) SO, I thought, I'd get the lower NOS lines in-place that be the "inside" of them in the inverted "V" Intake Plenum. This pipe work will be added to the lower edge of the Superchargers, but run to the rear of the superchargers to keep a semi-symmetrical look going on.
    In order to do this tho, I had to think of what I was going to use as a Manifold for the NOS.... Remember, there is 2 Superchargers, meaning twice the work, and to that, well.... EVERYTHING has to have a Left & Right version.... SO, having said this, the manifolds for the NOS? Theres no real detail made for those, nor if there was would I of all people have 2 of them, never mind having 4 of them! (This one engine would need 4 of them!) SO, having said that as I normally do, off to the scrap pile I go.... To see what I had that make a Manifold from, and then got to thinking a bit more into it, where, and how was I going to "mount" it? So I pulled materials to make the manifold from and then while looking for that strip stock, I got to looking for "L" angle thats a tad bigger then the material the manifolds would be made from.... I sat down and figured out in what way, the mount "L" angle was going to best suit the manifold, and then got to drilling the manifold, One manifold per edge, meaning 4 pipes to the Supercharger one to "feed" the manifold, & LOTS of fittings!
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    So I got it all figured out on how it was going to be, and made 2 manifolds with mount, painted them, and as soon as I could got the manifolds in-place to sit and dry so that the pipe work could begin!
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    Manifolds mounted inward of the 2 superchargers, And one NOS pipe with fittings in-place one adjacent from the other.
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    Once I got a rhythm going, I left 'er rip! Those pipes? Are NOT easy to make! WOW I mean, you want to have the looks I got here and believe me, It seemed to take forever..... BUT the end result? I'm VERY pleased with!
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    They're not 100% symmetrical from one side or the other, but from the looks they're close! I'm happy with them as they are!
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    This looks GREAT! I say that it was difficult to do, and it was, but I had fun making them all look as seen here! I'll also mention here, I used a different type wire for these! As the rest will also get as well, this is wire used for windings on a electric motor, on the Armature. The look of this made for a GREAT looking NOS piping set-up!
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    A shot without the bright flash of my camera.... The piping is DARK Orange/red in color almost an Anodized look to it, (Reason I picked it) and the size happened to be right for this! And one plus to it, was it was pretty easily to bend, so not a lot of pressure was needed to form each bend. The hard part, is making the bends in the right places!
    Thanks for following along! Enjoy!
     
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    So in between times painting and gluing. I had a little down time to spare on and off on this build, and needed to keep busy and try to make a little progress, SO I sat out to see what other "details" needed added, painted, etc. So one part this engine is missing? The starter! I wanted this part to represent the high end and high torque starter that it would need to be.. NOT needing to be is the small one to not be "wrapped" with exhaust work, at least not this build!
    So then I took it and went on to make it a High-Performance Starter....
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    Not to shabby I think it looks pretty good! (I have to say tho, the added red "Solenoid" makes it look the part, thats for sure!) -And really that added Red to a started is just a bit different for me..... But, I like it!
    This is all for now! I'll have more as things happen and pics are taken! As always with my builds, comments welcome & enjoyed! Thanks for following along, ENJOY!
     
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    So its been a little bit on this build. I had to do a little research on the NOS system that go to it as I have to admit, I am not that knowledgeable on NOS and how it all hooks up, SO, with that and being what this engine is, I wanted to be "close" to that of a real application, times 2! BUT, I'm limited, on what can be done with NOS as I'm not sure all the parts that it entails are made, or can be made to look the part, that they are, or are to do.... SO that all took a little time and then talking with a friend that plays with it, helping me and all (guiding me to make it as best I can) to that he knows how I am with details and then had to bite my own tongue as there just some parts, I can not make right for this application of NOS.... So, I'll have to live with that!
    So then off to the detailing of the "underside" of each Supercharger.... The NOS piping much the same way as the top, just the other side of the Superchargers.....
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    The back & underside of the Superchargers, I made, & added the NOS manifolds, just like the top ones. Just had to be mounted in such a way, that the piping would NOT interfere with the Valve Covers and the details on them! Remember, this intake set-up is HUGE, so..... I had to pre-test fit EVERYTHING....
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    A little bit better view of the NOS Manifold system I've made.... VERY interesting set-up to say the least! What fun and learning project this one has been.....
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    The NOS piping going in..... SOME piping had to be over laid, the other piping before it and made to fit that way! Let me be the first to say, this pipe work? Is D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T.... It has to almost be, "perfect" to look right..... I have some "adjustments" to make once its all in place.... -I did that same thing on the top when all the piping was done!
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    Other side.... Looking not to bad! Again, needing a little adjustment, when all is in-place..... I tell ya, this is all I got done since my last update, I've been caught up around the house, and in the shop with other things, not model related, its that time of year I guess.....
    Thats it for now! More to come as I get things done, and in-place! Thanks for following along, Comments always welcome! ENJOY!
     
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    Well a little more on the ole "Stand-by" build Doomz Day..... I been struggling. I mean really, trying to keep a sense of motivation, and go on with the build. (I'm sure everyone has this) so... specially when you build "a LOT" which, I do! So being the King of Procrastination lately, I managed to get the lower Super charger NOS lines plumbed with fittings in-place.... What a task! I tell ya that put my nerves at their wits end! LOL
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    One side, looking pretty good!
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    Other side looking as good as the first! I'm pleased with how this has turned out!
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    The back where all the NOS manifolds are mounted to support all that plumbing.... This was a labor of love all in itself let me tell ya guys! WOW was it "trying" my patients to complete this portion of this engine detailing! -Glad I did tho! It looks GREAT!
    So then, off to thinking, what you all see here is merely the lower level NOS!!!! Times 2, (has 2 Superchargers) so. that means I'll either be using Fuel Injection, with a NOS rail, up top, OR have a NOS plate under each carburetor. As you all know by now, I'm going with carburetors on this ole beast! So that means, I had to sit down and make my own fitted NOS plates that be mounted on the intake, that the carburetors will set on top of! So, I got that did.... Was a little bit of a task! I had to find plastic sheet thick enough to look the part, allow the NOS piping to go into as well as have a fitting to it, and be UNDER the bowls of the carburetors all at the same time! Which took a bit of digging through some left-over scraps I had (I wasn't about to cut a full sheet of plastic, for merely 4 small pieces I knew I had in the scrap pile! (Save those big full sheets for much bigger projects if ya can help it!)
    I didn't get pics of these plates yet, they'll be coming they're on a board painted one side, and all 4 edges right now, SO, I'm waiting till I can peel them loose from the board, and flip 'em over to paint the other side to match the first. Once thats done, I'll get some pics of those!
    But, thats not all, Stay tuned! More right after these short sponsors..... :D Thanks for following along!
     
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    In my last posting, I mentioned there was more to come, so. here we go! As you read, I got all the NOS pipes on to their respected locations in the manifold, for them, and then had made the NOS plates to go under the carburetors, and are/were drying. SO I got to a place on this model that its been a while to have "that feeling", of whats next! WELL I know on the engine whats next on it, just a matter of time allowing paint to dry for handling! BUT that lets me, sitting in waits on that, so to pass time, I picked up the frame to this truck to see what else I could do to it. to get that much closer.....
    So, I pawed through the parts I had put in the box to it, to see what all was there, and what all goes to the frame, without ANY "drive train". First thing I noticed? Suspension, SHOCKS! I had a look at the Donor shocks, and was like well "OK" if I "have to". Looked at a parts-sprue with new ones on it, closely the same, and yet again, I was like OK, "if I have too" So really, I was NOT feeling those shocks, NOR did they have the amount of detail on them I'd like, never mind what I could paint, or add myself. With that, (as most that know me will vouch) I wasn't happy with the shocks from the donor kit.... They'd be good on some other kit, but not this on! SO where's that leave me? High & dry with no shocks to put on my Doomz Day truck, WELL, with me, My strongest point modeling be? Replication, I'm good at replicating things over and over again (They didn't call me "Pattern Patton", for nothing at work!) :D
    So me being well..... ME, I sat out to SCRATCHBUILD the shocks ALL 16 of them! I have to admit, it seems as tho if it isn't the most extremely difficult task, I'm somehow not involved in it.......... LOL
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    So here, you see the donor shocks! NOT impressed! SO, to the right of them you see little tiny shiny rods.... That have what looks like a brass cap on one end! Those little tiny parts? Are the shock plungers! That brass cap is its mount! The shiny silver part is Aluminum pipe of 1/16th inch in diameter. POLISHED, and a brass jewelry making crimp used for a mount! Lightly press fitted!
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    Now ya see the shocks body..... The cylinder that the plunger would depress into.... Notice, it has a "black" ring on the top,. and a "silver" ring on the bottom of a "white" center? These 16 pieces are a 2 piece sub-assembly of one part! I took 1/8th inch aluminum tube, and cut it off to the seen "white" length, and then took and painted it gloss white! Took the measurement of that, and added just under 1/8th inch to its length and used 3/32nd inch tubing with added just under 1/8th inch to the length of the white part, and cleaned BOTH ends up nicely. Once the white part was dry, I pressed the 3/32nd diameter tube into the 1/8th inch tube, to be "telescopic", this forms me a plunger seal on one end, (painted flat black), and the mount on the other end, (silver, unpainted Aluminum)
    Needless to say a little bit of work, goes into 16 of these all the same size!
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    This is how they will go together when I've got them all ready to go.... BUT looking at that above picture, I still feel as tho, something is missing! They're pretty much the same as the stock factory shock, only a tad bit heavier and more bulky..... They needed something more.....
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    SPRINGS! Coil-Over springs!!!!!!! SO, thinking and looking at that "bare" re-built shock, I was thinking of what more I could add..... Thats when the coil-over springs hit me like a ton of bricks! SO I pulled out my Spring Arbor to fit the Unimat, and right off to it I went! Took me a couple tries to get the "wind" right on them and have a "start/finish" on ONE end, to look the part, and be connected to that brass mount on the plunger.
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    As the picture shows.. where the spring will be for those who might be learning..... Others as you can see, there is a steel pin that will go through the whole length of this as each joint is CA glued, to hold its length, and then one end glued to the plastic "mount" and then the wire pin glued on that end, followed by the same on the other end.
    I've even thought of adding "shared" gas-tanks PER cylinder "couples"..... For gas-charged coil-over shocks! BUT before I go to say thats going to happen, I have to get the shocks pretty close done first! -NOT sure that will happen but its a thought thats crossed my mind!
    Thats it for now everyone! More to come as things happen! As always comments welcome & enjoyed!
     
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    First time I've followed a thread here. This is so cool.
     
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