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Offline Rick Lowe

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #105 on: August 13, 2020, 02:19:16 am »
We can all learn from each other, and we do here.  :thumbsup:

Yup, one of the huge bonuses of membership  :thumbsup:

Agree!

And as to the "Would it work in Real Life?"
There's this:

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/blobak-hq-holden-ute-chasiss-up-for-auction

Which is not trying to take anything away from Fred's model, merely cos I remembered the build in the magazine from back in the day...

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #106 on: August 13, 2020, 04:07:41 am »
Blobak was part of my inspiration for this build.
I would have copied the layout but Cadillac/Oldsmobile transaxles are like hens teeth in scale.  Monogram put two in the Hurst Hairy Olds but they are very crude and lacking in detail.
JoHan, AMT & MPC produced Oldsmobile Toronados but they are very rare and their asking prices are through the roof.  JoHan may also have kitted Cadillac Eldorados.

What I do have though is a number of resin 1/25 ZF transaxles.  With these I can build mid engined versions of vehicles that were never intended to have that layout.
I am thinking I may try it first with another  El Camino.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2020, 04:09:16 am by zenrat »
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #107 on: August 13, 2020, 04:49:56 am »
Strewth, I've never heard of the Blobak, but what an AMAZING vehicle!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I love the way he uses a 253 cu ins V8 as a starter for the big motor in the back.  :o :o ;D ;D
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2020, 01:34:31 am »
Strewth, I've never heard of the Blobak, but what an AMAZING vehicle!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I love the way he uses a 253 cu ins V8 as a starter for the big motor in the back.  :o :o ;D ;D

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2020, 02:37:37 am »
What else is a 253 good for?

Fred

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2020, 03:27:27 am »
What else is a 253 good for?

A boat anchor?

Heavier than the Commodore 1.9 litre donk, so you don't drift as far...

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2020, 03:31:38 am »
What else is a 253 good for?

A boat anchor?

Heavier than the Commodore 1.9 litre donk, so you don't drift as far...

You could use them for that but you would then leave hardley davison engines without a raison d'Ítre...
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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2020, 03:38:15 am »
What else is a 253 good for?

A boat anchor?

Heavier than the Commodore 1.9 litre donk, so you don't drift as far...

You could use them for that but you would then leave hardley davison engines without a raison d'Ítre...

No, they're for use as aircraft tiedown anchors.

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Re: 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - El Toucam. Finished pics on page 6
« Reply #113 on: September 17, 2020, 12:41:32 pm »
What else is a 253 good for?
A telephone area code, here in the US, it's my local area code, lol
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