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      In the "I Want More" thread, Don offered a challenge that I think is worth picking up on. Here's my suggestion.

      In the original thread, I mentioned several engines that I'd like to see produced. From that list, I'm gonna pick two, the Buick nailhead and the Ford SOHC motor. If any of our guys are willing to master one or both of these engines (there is a 6th scale SOHC that could be used for measurements), lets talk cause I'm willing to invest in this project. Don, Dan and Garey know my word and my money are good. I'm not interested in the marketing end but if this challenge is successful, I'd hope that there would be enough break even sales and that I'd get a couple of engines. Thats a risk I'm willing to take. Whoever does the master can either enter the aftermarket or we could give it to Dan to produce, but the bottom line is that whatever is produced must be availiable for purchase by everyone.

      I'm well aware that mastering something like this is a huge effort. I wish I had the talent and the time to try it myself but I just don't. So, if any of you think this could work, I'm willing to partner with you and give it a try. Feedback is welcome and anyone who wants to discuss in private can contact me at rick21142@shaw.ca.

      This would be a great site tutorial and something that might encourage more of us, me included, to try ourselves.

      There you go Don, challenge accepted.
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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Ok guys, here's a chance to design and build a scale engine that will be available to everyone and make a few bucks as well. I know that some of you guys have the skill and Rick has offered to help fund the project...sounds like a win, win situation to me. If you are unsure about how or what materials to use, there is plenty of guidance available here on the forum just for the asking. You just might surprise yourself and discover that you have more ability than you thought.
    There are a couple of Hemis, BBC, SBC, V-12 flattie, 4 bangers and others on the way....so Rick's choice of the Nail head and big Ford are good ones. If Rick doesn't get any response to take him up on his generous offer in a few days I'll push some of my projects to the back burner and build him the Ford.
    Now's the time to contact Rick and let him know.
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    Having fooled (fooling) around with the 1/6 cammer, I can tell you that mastering a 1/8 version is going to be a daunting task. The front plate, cam covers, manifold and the other unique parts are going to take a lot of time.

    Hasn't someone already started a V-12 FH?

    I made a V-16 FH in 1/25th and that was fun. The FH's are obviously easier to do because of the availibility of the basics (block, heads, etc.) If I had the time, I would love to do a V-16 FH with 4-8 Strombergs!

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    How about a 852 c.i. V-16 HEMI?? :D With a 16-71 blower and an 8 port Hilborn injector... :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cline View Post
    Having fooled (fooling) around with the 1/6 cammer, I can tell you that mastering a 1/8 version is going to be a daunting task. The front plate, cam covers, manifold and the other unique parts are going to take a lot of time.

    Hasn't someone already started a V-12 FH?

    I made a V-16 FH in 1/25th and that was fun. The FH's are obviously easier to do because of the availibility of the basics (block, heads, etc.) If I had the time, I would love to do a V-16 FH with 4-8 Strombergs!

    Pardon me, but I have to go change my shorts now.
    Bob...it's me and Dan doing the V-12 flattie...true, you can splice some kit pieces together to make a facsimile and it's cool.....but the V-12 is a whole different critter...the block isn't all that much longer than a V-8 and the pistons are quite a bit smaller. I thought it would be an easy project too, Dan has done a fantastic job on the heads (complete with detailed underside) and the block is on my work bench. It has 4 exhaust ports on each side (staggered) and the water pump, electrical etc....are a major pain in the butt. It will be a custom version when complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Garrett View Post
    Bob...it's me and Dan doing the V-12 flattie...true, you can splice some kit pieces together to make a facsimile and it's cool.....but the V-12 is a whole different critter...the block isn't all that much longer than a V-8 and the pistons are quite a bit smaller. I thought it would be an easy project too, Dan has done a fantastic job on the heads (complete with detailed underside) and the block is on my work bench. It has 4 exhaust ports on each side (staggered) and the water pump, electrical etc....are a major pain in the butt. It will be a custom version when complete.
    I agree about the V-12 if you mean a stock Linc. My point was that Ford never made a V-16 so who's to say what it would have looked like?

    This is as far as I got.

    And yeah...it's long.
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    Sweet, you're right Bob....who's to say? If you guys want a 10 or 12 cylinder Hemi...heck, build one. Ford had to start somewhere, nobody says you can't design your own engine.
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