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Deuce "TRACKSTAR"
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    1. Kit: Body (R/M), by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
      Builder Last Online: May 2019 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 08-26-15 Build Revisions: Never  
      Supported Kit Bashed Includes Transkit Build in Progress

      Over the the years the 1/8th scale Deuce has been tweaked, twisted, sectioned & modified in so many ways it's a bit overwhelming at times.
      I've decided to build one that corners, stops and has more than adequate power. In other words a vehicle that is as comfortable running full tilt on a road course as it is going to the corner store......a streetable "track" car retaining some of that hot Deuce "TRACKSTAR" rod Deuce eyeball.
      I had considered using TDRs 427 side oiler (Ford in a Ford) but didn't want all that weight on the front end.
      My engine of choice for this build is going to be one of Gary's (VintageModMan) resin Deuce "TRACKSTAR" small block Fords.

      I'm more than pleased with Gary's scratch built Deuce "TRACKSTAR" resin Deuce "TRACKSTAR" engine kit....actually, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this kit as it has a cross ram intake, carbs, exhaust, bellhousing, top loader 4-speed, pulleys and so on. Good stuff.
      Those 2 intakes bases you see in the corner of the photo are "optional" for stromberg carbs or fuel injection
      If you want one of these little heaters contact Gary off site for pricing and info, he will be a casting Deuce "TRACKSTAR" a few of them on a limited basis.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    I added a little "texture" to the block to give it a cast look, drilled for brass core plugs.
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    Last edited by Don Garrett; 08-26-15 at 09:55 AM.
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    Finish color for block before adding core plugs.

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    Water pump bolted on, aluminum heads, timing tab on block, timing marks on damper, core plugs in, block off plate (mechanical fuel pump will be replaced with electric fuel pump). Note: you may not be able to see them in pics but there are water pump gaskets or RTV Deuce "TRACKSTAR" sealer. I try to include a little of the gaskets peeking out wherever possible. I'm weathering Deuce "TRACKSTAR" it a little as I go along so that it will appear as an engine that's driven and driven hard, but well maintained and cleaned often.

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    Spark plugs...

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    Sprayed the bellhousing flat black, replacing the mechanical throw out bearing arm with a hydraulic unit. I cut a the plate that goes between the block and bell housing from 36ga. tooling brass, I'll add a little green and orange tint to it later so that the section that's visible between the block and oil pan will look as though it was stamped from cadmium plated Deuce "TRACKSTAR" steel.

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    Last edited by Don Garrett; 08-26-15 at 10:26 AM.
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    While I'm tinkering with these mechanical goodies I'll get started on some of the other sub assemblies that I'll need to set up the basic frame.
    The car will have IFS & IRS, the front end will be mostly scratch built Deuce "TRACKSTAR" using cantilever shocks, R&P steering. For the rear I'll be using the TDR Deuce "TRACKSTAR" IRS kit for the Deuce (modified).

    Kit before mods........

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    Deuce "TRACKSTAR"-upeng-009-jpg

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    Made a facsmile of an MSD distributor from scrap plastic and a few bits of hardware.

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    Mocked up on engine......

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    Looking good.
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  10. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Thanks Dan, here's a couple of loose mock-ups of where I'm headed with this build.

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    Wow Don that Mock-up looks Great buddy! Nice to see the 3-D printed goodies on top of that intake Manifold!

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