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Lindbergh ‘64 Dodge Ramchargers

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    April 2012
Lindbergh ‘64 Dodge Ramchargers
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:39 PM

I had fun knocking out this ancient 1/25 Lindberg kit for the '64 Dodge "Ramchargers" super stock hemi while I was building the previously posted '61 Pontiac. I think this was an early '90's re-pop kit with ancient yellowed decals that I was hoping to salvage after bleaching them in the window for a few weeks. I masked and painted the "Candimatic" red stripes and so glad I did. The original decals were crazy brittle/ unusable and so I had to resort to 'plan B',eBay sourced replacements which were not accurate (wrong dealer sponser) but the best I could do. This is about the fifth 426 max wedge or hemi engine that I've detailed with Fireball resin Holley carbs/ PE/ homemade throttle links and fuel lines and a Detail Master distributor. I'm still not tired of doing these. The after market aluminum carb air funnels (velocity stacks) are not accurate but look so cool and actually fit under the drilled out hood/ scoop. Forgive me if I build and post more of the same engines in future SS builds...

I'm hoping to assemble a scale museum collection of 15-20 early super stock drag cars from '61-'65, Mopars, Fords and GM's, and am about half way there. Cheers, John

 

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    March 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:10 PM

It's nice to see your selection of your favorite builds and see your skills so well displayed.

Beautiful work.

I look forward to more of your builds being posted hereYes.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:43 PM

Very nice. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, January 22, 2021 1:11 AM
i like it. lots of nice detail
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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, January 22, 2021 7:07 AM

Okay! That engine is Sick ! Nothing short of awesomness in the fourth degree!

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by Mike F on Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:55 PM
Agreed! Great detail on the engine. Were these parts in the kit, or did you go to the custom engine shop?

Mike

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:47 PM

Great looking build.  Super nice engine 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2012
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:11 PM

Thanks guys for the positive feedback. The stuff on top of this 426 hemi engine is all aftermarket: Fireball Resin Holley carbs, Detail Master distributor / plug wires, throttle linkage and velocity stacks and the fuel lines, fuel filters and fuel junction scratch made using 0.4 mm solder and Evergreen styrene. The extension springs are cut from a stretched medical grade guide wire (used in cath labs) that I "borrowed" from my employer before retirement in 2016. 

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