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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
I'm back!
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, December 24, 2017 7:28 AM

Sorry for the long absence fellas. I've been working my   off on my 1:1 scale 1994 Chevrolet Silverado the last couple of months. Early on it was all in the planning and preparation stages. I wanted to swap my tired old 350 out for a more improved powerplant. The selection.............a small block 383 stroker. I wanted to keep the GM throttle body injection setup which meant that I had to do some research. In order to feed all those cubes I was going to need a better fuel delivery , fuel injection and ignition system. I started by replacing the stock fuel pump with a 155 lph unit. The stock 420 cfm throttle body got replaced with a 680 cfm body and I used 454 fuel injectors. The engine has a four barrel carbureted manifold so I had to find an adapter to make everything work. I also had the transmission completely rebuilt and beefed up to take all these upgrades and went with a 2000 rpm stall converter to jazz things up a bit. All in all it's been alot of fun and I've given up all my bench time over it since September. I can say that it's been a fun venture in the research as well as the work that went into it. I do look forward to joining you guys here shortly.

The test subject:

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The engine before:

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and the engine after:

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Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:11 AM

Welcome back...and congratulations on the project! It's looking great.

Wish I had the 'bench space' to work on 1:1; 1/24 is about the biggest I can manage!

Cheers

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, December 24, 2017 1:31 PM

Always a treat to get an update from you, Joe.

Nice project.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, December 24, 2017 2:43 PM

Just how much glue did it take ,to get the engine mounted???

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:20 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Now get your fanny back to the bench and return to being a productive modeler. And let's not let anything like this happen again. Sheesh.

P.S Good to have you back brother.Wink

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:45 PM

Missed you around here Joe, good to have you back buddy! Nice work on the project too!

-Andy

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, December 25, 2017 8:37 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome back fellas. I've got some catching up to do around here. This time away has been good for me at the bench because I will not be taking on any new projects for a while. I've got ALOT of unfinished business from this year that needs to be completed so I'll be working my way back through all my unfinished projects. Looking forward to re-joining you folks. Merry Christmas you guys. Ho%20Ho%20Ho_zpsczefllhf

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, December 25, 2017 8:57 AM

Life size project? I'm on one too and missing in action. Modelers work at any scale. It's the same deal of problem solving and entertainment.Geeked

Good job on that project!

Max

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, December 25, 2017 9:05 AM

Great to see you back Joe!!!

Hunter 

      

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, December 25, 2017 5:29 PM

You're going to need a bigger shelf! Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, December 25, 2017 9:14 PM

GAF

You're going to need a bigger shelf! Wink

Gary

 

That is funny. Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 3:40 PM

Nice to have you back.  Congratulations on your 1/1 build.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 4:56 PM
Welcome back,for most,modeling is just one of many interests.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:40 AM

Hodakamax

Life size project? I'm on one too and missing in action. Modelers work at any scale. It's the same deal of problem solving and entertainment.Geeked

Good job on that project!

Max

 

Thanks Max. What project are you on?

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:41 AM

Thanks for the comments everybody. Lookin' forward to getting back in here.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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