1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by StratosWRC » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:31 am

Nice

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Small update from the interior, which strangely enough has cost a lot of time. The NOS bottle with holder is ready. The body consists of a 8 mm polystyrene tube. As a hemisphere, I have halved a plastic ball with the same diameter in the middle, glued and ground hard until it fits. The first to be painted was Tamiya Silver and then two layers of Tamiya Clear Blue. The holder consists of 1 mm polystyrene plates:

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:35 pm

The interior is finish. Fuel lines and power cable from the trunk have been laid next to the drive shaft tunnel. The driver take a seat on a Recaro seat with Sparco belts (TK Diecast) and seat rails (Tremonia). A few electronic devices were placed in the passenger side. The roll cage is just plugged in and will be glued during the final assembly (you never know if something comes in between):

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:39 pm

Very clean.

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by StratosWRC » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:21 am

Nicely done, looking forward to the rest

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:26 am

Next, continue with the engine.
I started with the radiator. So that the engine does not overheat in racing, I really wanted a cooler with a rear fan.


The radiator is made of polystyrene and corrugated plates from Evergreen:
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Making the fan was not easy and took a lot of time. The base for the case consists of a 2 mm polystyrene plate in which I ground a hole in the middle. The grid consists of 0.5 x 0.5 mm strips. For the fixings on the radiator I used screws M0,6 and I also laid a power cable:
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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by StratosWRC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:27 am

That's pretty sharp looking. Did you use silver paint or chrome pen perhaps?

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:56 am

@StratosWRC: the cooling plates are painted in matt silver and for the housing (above and below) i was using Dupli Color chrome spray.

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:10 pm

Small but time-consuming advances are in the cylinder heads, valve covers and manifolds. The adapter plates for the manifolds were made of 0.5 mm polystyrene plates. The fixing screws are M0.6. The manifold consists of 3 mm fitting solder.

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by spikyone » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:37 am

Superb mods. Following this build with interest!

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:17 pm

The engine is slowly taking shape. The ignition system was installed and I have attached the cylinder heads. The ignition cables have a diameter of 0.65 mm. So that the cables can not hang around wild, I have built clips. The end of the headers looking a bit rough, but it will not be visible when installed.

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 pm

Looking good sir

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by duffy-duck21 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

As described at the beginning of the report, the engine gets a Cross Ram intake.

The pipes are made of polystyrene, the funnels are from Uli Nowak. And because I like these small M 0.6 screws so much, the base plates that go into the cylinder heads also have some.

The engine was also fixed in the engine bay. The intake is only placed on top of it without gluing since the fuel rails including A/N fittings are installed.

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Wow, just brilliant!

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Re: 1970 Dodge Challenger Tracktool

Post by StratosWRC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Niiiiice!

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