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      Ardun Kits V8 V12

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      Hi Gang,

      I have been building models since the 50s. Seen a lot of changes in the hobby, some good, some exciting, and some not so good and some that make you go... HuWhathe were they thinking.????

      A few years back I had the opportunity to purchase a Big Deuce kit, needing the tires for another model project. With the tires I got a lot of other stuff that Monogram thought would be useful too, like a whold car and two engine options.

      Of course, never being content with just building the model, my mind went of on some tangents and I got all excited about making a really cool 1/8 scale Ardun powerd belly-tank lakster. then one day I was checking out this SMC site and someone was talking about an Ardun headed Lincoln V-12 with a Potvin blower setup. That just took hold of my fragile mind and twisted in all sorts of ways.

      You might say I do thing the hard way, or maybe I just like the challenge and satisfaction of doing hand work, but most of the parts of my models are hand shaped and sanded. I use a lot of RenShape 460, styrine, abs, brass, steel, wood etc.

      Ok, so that just puts a little scratch in the surface of my background. I do commission model and CAD work and only reciently have been offering these 1/8 engine kits on the-bay, and have getten some very encouraging responces.

      I intend to sell my products here on a sort of subscription basis, if that is the right word for it. I will gather orders and do a production run when I get enough orders. I am still thinking it through so I would appreciate suggestions from you pros, (with all due respect, you guys make some insane machines!)

      I am also very interested in what would interest the rest of you 1/8 rodders out there. I can't and won't promise to do it all, I still have my own agenda . A means to an end sort of thing. Heck I would love to be able to build one of these beasts myself. After some thought I may just use the injected V12 in the belly tanker.

      I know this is too long but it is my intro. Here's a little something I'v been playing with in photoshop.

      Enjoy.



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    Us old farts take a whole to learn these new fangled computer thingies! Some how I turned off my SMC mail capabilities so now it is on.

    "If you live long enough something is bound to work out!"



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    Here is a couple of shots of the Beast I finally put together for the NNL West show. Lots of fun... Really cool stuff!



    the Lincenstein has come a long way from last years model.


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    Positively gorgeous!
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    been doing a little work to my new v-12. great pieces. very nice casting . i changed mine a little from what it came to me as. i opted to make it a little more robust on the bottom end so i installed a crank girdle and some cyl. webbing. renamed it the ardun 500 since as a 12 cyl 500+ cubes are possible. it will be blown w/ dual pro mags (only one plug per cyl. though) a large fuel pump and a buzzard catcher injector hat. here's a few spy photo's.







    hope you enjoy!
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    Hope?? Enjoy?? How can we not love this? Take an awesome engine and make it better, life is good!
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    thanks for the kind words, dave! glad you like it. i'm thinking it belongs in a salt flat car. maybe a schwoopie '32 kinda thing goin' on. what do you think?
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    Wholly Molly Dave !!!! A little robust ?....That thing is off the hook...
    I have done so much, With so little, for so long, I can do anything with nothing...

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    32 would look sweet or maybe more of a streamliner. Either way, salt flat cars are cool!
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    Just had to take another look....All I can say is....
    I have done so much, With so little, for so long, I can do anything with nothing...

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    Just imagine Dave's magic touch on a Bonneville Speedster powered by this beast!
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