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Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:48:49 am »
I built this a number of years ago.
It's a Monogram Buick Grand National on a shortened AMT USA1 Monster Truck Chassis.  The USA1 is one of the early generation of Monster Trucks when they still had traditional twin rail chassis rather than space frames.  I replaced the small block chevy with an Auslowe Resin Detroit Diesel 8V92T (12.1 Litre turbo & supercharged two stroke diesel V8).

Evil Twin 010 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Evil Twin 003 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 03:55:24 am »
A TWO STROKE?  :o

Heavens, are you sure it wasn't a railway loco engine?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 04:14:17 am »
Detroit built a large selection of two-stroke diesels which found their way into trucks, ships and stationary installations.

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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 05:44:33 am »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 07:16:39 am »
Detroit built a large selection of two-stroke diesels which found their way into trucks, ships and stationary installations.

And OTR buses.  Some of which are lovingly maintained as RV coach conversions.
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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 12:43:25 am »
Detroit built a large selection of two-stroke diesels which found their way into trucks, ships and stationary installations.

And OTR buses.  Some of which are lovingly maintained as RV coach conversions.

I was going to point that out.   ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_Series_92

When I worked at the poo farm we hired in a Stabiliser powered by one.  This was a large earth moving machine which chopped up the ground and mixed in whatever additional material had been spread in front of it.  In our case a mixture of anhydrous lime and cement.  This created a massive cloud of dust which stuck to your skin and dried out your eyes and from the midst of the cloud came an awesome roar (as it wasn't too well silenced).  Marvellous.


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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 09:44:53 am »
Very cool. I love the demarcation line up the midddle. Great job.
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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 01:43:48 pm »
The Detroit Series 71 were manufactured from 1938 to 1995. The 71 refers to the
displacement of a single cylinder, thus a four-cylinder version is 4-71, a six is 6-71
etc. They range from the 1-71 to the 16V-71. The numbers 5 and 7 are skipped, but
there is no reason they couldn't exist in the Whifverse.



6-71TA (six cylinder Turbocharged After-cooled) drawings:
https://www.powerlinecomponents.com/literature/detroit_diesel/ddc_drawings/10678B00ID.pdf

This page on Detroit Diesel in WWII has some interesting stuff:
http://usautoindustryworldwartwo.com/General%20Motors/detroit-diesel.htm




The 6046 twin which was used in M3, M4 and Valentine tanks.


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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 03:47:51 pm »
Ahah, could this be the source of the much loved (by drag racers...) GMC 6-71 blower?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 05:09:13 pm »
You are correct, sir.
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Re: Evil Twin - Buick Grand National Monster Car
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2020, 06:20:10 am »
Great photos Jon. I love studying the people in them, more interesting then the kit sometimes.

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