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Revell Hot Rod Mustang Street Machine-Engine Build Up-07/27

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Revell Hot Rod Mustang Street Machine-Engine Build Up-07/27
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:32 AM

Ok folks. I've got my next automotive build lined up after I get through with "The VW Bus Project". I've been wanting to do a 460 Big Block Ford powered Fox Body Mustang for a while now. Initially I wanted to do the 1990 Model LX but now that I've acquired an older Fox Bodied car that just looked too cool to pass up I think I'll go with this one. I've already got the wheels and tires to make all this happen so here's where we're at:

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and I just ordered a Big Block Ford (actually a 572 but we'll go ahead and label it a 460) for it:

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It's already got an automatic transmission behind it so that's a plus. I didn't like the carburetor that was on top of it so we'll go with an 800cfm double pumper carburetor for the fuel induction side of things: I'll be using the one on the left hand side here:

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After this VW deal I'll be making it a point to stick to just detailing the engine compartment and getting a set of "GT 460" strips made for the lower rockers like the old GT 350's and 500's used to have.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:33 AM

In the process of gathering the needed parts and all needed to pull a streetable version of this kit off. I got the 572 Big Block in the mail yesterday but will stick to the street version numbers of a 460 since it's the same engine block. Additionally I got the resin dual feed Holley carburetors in on Friday so here's that as well:

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Mock ups with the wheels and tires that I'll be using for this build. I'll be sanding those big ass GOODYEAR letters off of the rear tires again for the street look and because these tires have the PERFECT profile. I'll be holding the wild horses back big time in anticipation to start this one folks.

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Oh and I almost forgot. Here's the decal sheet as laid out on the screen. These are in the mail and on the way to me as of yesterday:

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, November 06, 2016 6:15 PM

This should be sweet. Speedway decals?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 06, 2016 6:28 PM

midnightprowler

This should be sweet. Speedway decals?

 

Thanks Lee. Yes sir it's absolutely Speedway stuff. Wink

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 06, 2016 9:09 PM

Im going to follow this one for sure. I used to race a '90 LX. Lots of fun. i like the look you're going for. Definitely sand down those white letters. 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 6:29 AM

Awesome! That is going to be totally Boss. I am definitely looking forward to this one Joe.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 6:30 AM

Thanks Mongoose and Joe.

Yeah the tire lettering is first on the list. I had an 89 LX that I put alot of money into and had alot of fun with and always wanted to build a 460 powered Fox Body. Well the real one's been long gone for around 6 years now and I'm at a point in automotive modeling where I feel comfortable doing this without butchering the build into smithereens and making it look like a "frankenstein" build so I figured, "Why not?".Wink

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:29 PM

mustang1989

 I'm at a point in automotive modeling where I feel comfortable doing this without butchering the build into smithereens and making it look like a "frankenstein" build so I figured, "Why not?".Wink

 

Well that’s sorta like hearing Michelangelo  say he gonnia   hit a rock with a chisel and see how it works out.                      Cheers      

 

 

Steve

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:45 PM

Heh heh.....heh heh heh.....hahahaha........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..........BWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Now that's funny right there!!! lololololol

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:08 AM

  now that's  interesting a  Frankenstein car buildDevil

 

 

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 24, 2017 2:57 PM

Ok fellas. This one's now on the bench after my 7 month ordeal with my Monogram 69 Camaro Project.

Going to shake things up a bit in the order that I do things as I'm going to build the engine first this time. I've been holding off on that part of the build until a later stage with the last few builds in order to get all the theory right but this time I've still got a couple of items to pick up with one of those being another set of aluminum wheels with five lugs instead of four. The four luggers were supposed to be used on my 1990 LX 5.0 Mustang build. I'll be having the same offset for the rear wheels and will be using the 15x3-1/2" wheels up front and all. I've gotta make the switch due to the fact that I just don't know of many four lug rear axles holding up to a 460. (yeah I know, you'd think I was building a real car or something!! lol).

One of these days I hope to be building a 1:1 scale 460 powered Fox Body. I've seen whats involved and it aint that bad. Stock hood'll close right over one .....and that's no s#*@! ;)

 

The layout of the box stock kit which I forgot to post in the intro to this thread.

 

 

As usual I'm going to TRY to keep this thing fairly simple but you know how that goes.

As for the resin engine. I'm already kind of niffed at it so far. There was no oil pan in the package!!! That right there tiks me off because I PAYED for a complete motor.  I'm over it as I had one in the stash and can work through it but dangit man! Gimme what I pay for. I mean..........c'mon!! Secondly look at the photo below:

 

 

The cylinder heads were installed upside down and this is on the advertised picture. See how that intake manifold fits snuggly against the heads on both sides and the engine block at the front of the intake manifold? Yeah, well when the heads are installed CORRECTLY, meaning turned the freak over, 1.) the intake doesn't fit that well at all, and 2.) the cylinder heads are too wide for the engine block deck. Good Lord people!!!  Makes you wanna do that "Three Stooges Slap" to a guy ya know?  The solution? I cut a piece of black plastic styrene from Evergreen the perfect size of the intake manifold area and installed it on top and sanded the sides to increase the entire deck area to allow the cylinder heads to fit perfectly on the deck.

 

 

The layout before everything gets test fitted in place and I'll be figuring out how I'm going to fix the front of that oil pan:

 

 

and the trial fit with everything lining up. Now I can proceed with removing the oil pan, stripping the chrome and black basing the entire assy. Here's how it's supposed to look folks.

 

 

Was thinking of going a little wild with the engine in terms of paint and theme choice.

 









 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:18 AM

I'm very glad to see you get back to this one Joe. I've been looking forward to seeing you put the "Mustang" touch to this ..well...Mustang.Big Smile. Shame about the issues with your engine but, you have done an exquisite piece of work on  addressing the shortcomings and turning out a beaut. I really like the lime green/black paint on the motor. Go for it!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:52 AM

Thanks there Joe!! Yes

I started black basing the engine this morning after sorting through some more fit issues. I had to end up removing the L/H cylinder head, cleaned up the mating surfaces for a better, more flush fit and repositioned it slightly. Any how I got 'er back together and after cleaning it all up in a bath of cool water and mild detergent to get rid of all the molding agents I shot it with a coat of flat black. I'm also building that engine stand from the AMT Pro Stock Nova kit to go with my diorama. Still gotta get the detail painting done on the stand so I guess we'll be building an engine and a stand together. ;)

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:18 PM

Whate a Minit !

 Howre you gonna stuff all dat in a Fox bodied Mustang  ?

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:20 PM

Whoa !

 You gonna paint your engine like that ? Woweee whoa !

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Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:13 PM

Looks better that you dressed up the mating surfaces. The engine stand is a great compliment. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:19 PM

Tanker - Builder

Whate a Minit !

 Howre you gonna stuff all dat in a Fox bodied Mustang  ?

 

Yes sir I am. lol Folks do it all day long in the real world. Wink

 

Joe Rix: Thanks pal. I'm still gathering parts for this one so work will continue........................in a couple of months.

I was invited to join a 3 month model contest/ build at another site so I'll be working on that one for then next quarter anyway. I will be back on this one. Been looking forward to this one here for the last year or so. Be looking for the Demon II thread.

 

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