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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ChevyIIman65, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. I've seen the chassis kit. I sold one of the Renwall versions for decent money.

    it's Packard-esque, just different enough to not raise any trademark issues.

    The Revell version omits the electric motor and related parts.
     
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  2. I put one together and where it went I have no idea. It was given to me by my first landlord. She said none of her boy's wanted anything to do with it. It was one of the originals not like the new/newer ones (no idea if it's still made?)

    How in the world can they buzz one that fast is beyond me seeings that the one I assembled had a crank shaft that needed to be assemble from several pieces.

    @squirrel I had a 2 barrel 307 and it would turn 7000 as a "stand alone" engine while in park or neutral. ;)
     
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  3. junkyardjeff
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    I built one in the early 70s.
     
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  4. Basement in AZ... damned ground to hard here
     
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  5. I got one for Christmas when I was around 6 or 7 years old. Got some help to put it together and got to see it run for a few minutes before it self-destructed. That's why I have a machine shop assemble my engines to this day!
     
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  6. BamaMav
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    I had one in the early 70's. I remember instructions had us use vegetable oil on the crank, made it too sticky to turn! The Old man had the idea to use 3M machine oil, so after I took it all apart and cleaned it, applied the 3M and it turned great. I wanted one of the visible chassis but never got it. Don't know what became of mine, when I moved out Mom gave my 1/25th models to one of my cousins, by then I was into real cars and had no use for plastic. Wish I had of kept it. Thought about getting my boys one, but at the time they were hard to find and expensive when you did, so I never bought another. Do they still make the V8 and the chassis? I've seen the Turbo 4, but not the V8....
     
  7. ChevyIIman65
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    Haha good one

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  8. ChevyIIman65
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    289 studabaker

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  9. ChevyIIman65
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    Just picked got my second one dropped off at work for me yesterday its the old version with the good stiff cam and the transmission it was complete already but i stripped it down and tore the block apart now i habe the block back together and im starting to epoxy it and reinforce with aluminum screen so maybe i can beat the 7,056 rpm mark the dude in the video hit i wanna hit 8 grand wish me luck and im not gonna keep mine clear im painting block red heads aluminum oil pan aluminum and gonna make a tunnel ram with 2 carbs my model also has a gear driven distributor and wires and fake plugs i have alot of work ahead of me but im already starting i spend maybe 4 hours yesterday and im on my 5th tonight

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  10. ChevyIIman65
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    This is when it was delivered to me 20 bicks missing valve covers FB_IMG_1547138925226.jpeg

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  11. ChevyIIman65
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    Sitting here now working already out of epoxy still planning on installing main an head studs and completely filling block and heads and need to drill block and crank for preassurized oiling system and installing valve guides and making aluminum pushrods and valve stems 20190112_002718.jpeg

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  12. squirrel
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    not quite...it's close, but there are differences. Most prominent...look at the center exhaust ports, there are two on the Visible V8, but only one on the Stude (and the Packard). But the general layout of the engine is very close to the Stude.

    looks like you're having fun with it!
     
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  13. ChevyIIman65
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    Also here in the pic pushrods laying in bottom of oil pan a couple lifter guides were broke and 1 broke pushrod but all thats getting replaced so no biggie

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  14. Lepus
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    I put one together about 7 years ago. I t ran for a few seconds, then the camshaft twisted in two.
     
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  15. ChevyIIman65
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    Okay schooled me on that i dont know much about studabakers but thankyou for correcting an teaching

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  16. ChevyIIman65
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    They wont handle nothing bone stock i broke a crank in my first when i was 14 with a 2 speed dewalt drill in high gear

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  17. ChevyIIman65
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    You gonna keep it an play with it or modify?

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  18. nvrenuff
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    Built one with my bother in the early 90s when we were young and had no idea, used vegetable oil and watched it thro all kinds pieces into the oil pan. We were laughing so hard. Have a new one I plan on hooking to my dremel with safety glasses on.

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  19. nrgwizard
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    I do believe it's a bit closer to the 232 Stude. Not perfect, but close.
    Marcus.
     
  20. ChevyIIman65
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    Im needing any extra parts if anyone dont need them or want them need one more carb an even if yours is blowed up i can still use some things like cams so i can exopy the lobes for more lift and duration

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  21. junkyardjeff
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    I thought it looked close to a mid 50s caddy.
     
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  23. Apenaut
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    The guys on the Studebaker Drivers Club forum have discussed the visible V-8 through the years. The opinion there that while it looks close the the Stude V-8, it's actually closer to the Packard V-8.
    If I remember correctly, the Renwal V-8 can be connected to the Visible frame/drivetrain with pieces included in the frame kit.

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  24. Truckdoctor Andy
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    I got mine for Christmas when I was 11 years old. Dad and I put it together and it ran pretty good. I still have it and it sits in my son’s room. One more ingredient in my never ending automotive pursuits!


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  25. ChevyIIman65
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    It looks really good and clean

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  26. egads
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    This is an interesting page--http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/visible-engines.htm .Never knew they made so many.
     
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  27. ChevyIIman65
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    Painted my block red and oil pan aluminum i want her to look like a real engine an similar to a sbc 20190112_193914.jpeg 20190112_194339.jpeg

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  28. ChevyIIman65
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    Oh wow didnt know those existed i have to get those 283s thankyou for that i will find em!

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  29. nochop
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    from norcal

  30. Deuces
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    Yep, I gotz the 1/4 scale 426 HEMI..... Still in the box.... :rolleyes:
     
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