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revell visable v8
Posted by johnfin99 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:27 AM

Any of you guys build one of these that actually works?

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    April 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:06 PM

I haven't built the Revell V8, but, I have built the MPC 1/4 scale visible 426 Hemi. Motorized with sounds.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20 PM

I built one of the original kits and it worked fine for years.

Until I hooked up a 7.2 volt ni-cad R/C car pack and bent a few push rods. 

Or more accurately broke the lifters off them.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20 PM

Back in the '70s.

As I recall, careful trimming and cleanup (and lubricating a few key parts with petroleum jelly) had everything working reasonably smoothly as advertised.

Revell meant these kits to be assembled by schoolkids. They're pretty well-engineered

 

Greg

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:20 PM

I built that in the 1960's. But I think that it was a Renwal kit, not a Revell kit. If I remember correctly, it had a small electric motor in the starter that turned the flywheel which in turn turned the chankshaft. I also think that there were red lights that simulated the sparkplugs firing.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    April 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:12 PM

gregbale
I recall, careful trimming and cleanup (and lubricating a few key parts with petroleum jelly) had everything working reasonably smoothly as advertised.

I would caution against using petroleum jelly. I used graphite and kept things dry. But, that's just me.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:19 AM

Yep, that is my recallection too. I heeded warnings I had seen and carefully cleaned up pistons crank and rods carefully. I did use cooking oil as a lubricant and it did work until oil dried up

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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