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      While waiting to unscramble my airbrush Big Red Rod problems, etc., I acquired a Big Red Rod kit and before I start I am confused about the engine opportunities. I don't know the kit engine type so not sure about adding things like blower.

      Dan - If I don't motorize this will your SB Chevy motor kit drop in?
      Other motor kits? Assume kit is flat head ford??

      The kit has 6 crab/manifold, different from yours?

      Any other suggections from your available aftermarket parts regarding just the engine for right now?
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  1. ScaleMotorcars's Avatar Administrator
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    Its a little bigger then 1/8 but not so far off you cant use the same parts.

    SBC will fit fine and the 6 carb set is different. Best to stick to the monogram motors for detail. The flattie fits just fine.

    If you go with the eliminator motors then you get the blower setup or Ill eventually get this monogram blower done. To many other side projects to get it finished but Im getting there.

    This is a Lindy T that Dave M did and is now in my collection. Lots of potential as you can see. More pics in the gallery.

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    Thanks for the suggestion to stick to kit engine for detail. In trying to find detail pics on the net I discovered this sure isn't a flat head as they only have three exhaust ports per side. This is a later model engine. By chance can you tell me the kit is supposed to represent?


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    The pictured above is basically the same SBC as the kit I sell. Biggest difference is the pipes and those aren't hard to get or just make.

    As for the flathead, you can get it in the Newest issue of the Big Deuce, if you can still find one. Theres still some on ebay for about $75.00. Ill also have a resin Big Red Rod flathead fairly soon. Masters are done its just a matter of remolding it. Don't forget the V12 flathead Dons been goofing with over the past few months. :)
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    I've got a Big Red Rod kit but I never really looked at the engine. I assumed that it was a Chevy small block of some type.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    It sure represents a Ford "Y" block 292 to 312 engine. And without going into detail on my opinion of Lindberg going to the "WELL" one too many times with the Rod kits they made. Different box art, different color, different plating, and different name, it was the same car. I seriously think the engine they used was based on the Ford 312. Which you might be able to convert to a Lincoln engine of that era. Keith 88proof.l:
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    Thanks 88Proof. Pouring through net photos of “Y” block Fords seems like the engine mount should be in the middle of the block rather than a front plate. Were front mounting plates used on real cars?

    Dan, you are right. The more I dig into the engine detail it would be hard to improve except maybe the chrome carburetors might be a little much. I can’t tell from the photo but it looks like the Lindy T carbs might have been colored back to pot metal? I have seen carbs painted to match the engine on some really fancy rods.

    Too bad the spark plugs are buried. You could have unloaded another set.


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    The Y block driveline had a 3-point mounting - each side of the block and at the trans. The block lugs are just forward of the centerline.

    I have an old glue bomb Big Red Rod "Bobtail T" that had a fairly correct 292-312 in it. The Big T that I recently bought had a SBC in it. The '32 Highboy has, in addidition to the FH, some amorphodite V8 which looks to me like a SBC with Ford 289-302 valve covers! I guess they were aiming for a generic V8 or else didn't want to pay copyright fees to Ford or GM.

    Hope this helps.
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    The 32 has a Pontiac in it, why,:confused: probably because at the time Fireball Roberts and others that ran 389 to 421 engines from 1958 to 1962 were cleaning house as was Beswick on the drag strip.l: But due to the length of time it takes to get a model into production, the Pontiac was hot Big Red Rod and by 1963 to 1964 the Ford 427 and Mopars were king of the hill. The Chevy small block well that thing was very popular and they were very good and diversified. Like them or not the small block killed the flathead as did many of the OHV engines. Well there's my $2.47 worth. Keith 88proof.
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    You guys are right...it's supposed to be a Ford...as are the twin engines in the dragster kit. Here's the catch..........Lindberg uses a different ruler than the rest of us.....good meds I guess. They take full advantage of artistic license, you know .......15'' wheels (give or take)! Lindy kits are good starting point or for parts kits. Just my opinion guys but Keith hit the nail on the head.....same tired stuff, different box.:D :D :D
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    Yeah buddy...couldn't wait to get my hands on a 265 cu. in. O.H.V Chevrolet engine....three on the tree Big Red Rod , tunes and all wrapped up in a 2dr. Belair Hard top with whitewalls. Put every penny I had into that car........was it worth it?

    Don't even ask. l:
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    Thanks for the info Keith. I had no idea that it was a Ford engine. I did know the dragster had them but didn't know they economized on all their stuff. I never really like Lindy anyhow. They just seem a cut or two below the others. Still, I bought the thing well before we knew the Big T was coming out.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Ummmmmm... No comment!
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    Hey Jeff. I sent a set of Lindberg Custom T fenders to Don. Those are for your "T" time build if you want them. :)
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    Thanks Guido. I'm actually going to use modified deuce fenders. l:
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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