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This just arrived, 1/24 Lindberg Dodge Charger Police Car with North Carolina State Police decals. I will be doing a vehicle from my home state of MA. A Massachusetts State Police "slick" interceptor. I have found after market decals so I am ready to wash the plastic and start building soon. Here is the kit and an image of the real deal. jon

 

 

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I have a slow start. Took a while to wrap my head around all these parts and instructions. There is 35 parts to build the engine, transmission and headers. VERY well detailed but I spotted some sink marks in the headers, putty time. I have the 2 piece block and 3 piece transmission built, ready to clean up and spray along with some other stray engine parts I need to round up. jon

 

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I have the transmission painted and the block, intake manifold. housing above it and valve covers on. I also added the mounting plates for the headers. You need to watch the location of the housing that sits on top of the intake manifold, it has a vertical slot that needs to go forward and the kit has it in the rear. So you should flip Item #92 180 degrees so the mounting pins in the shroud, Item # 108, allow it to be assembled slot forward. I think the slot accepts an air hose or breather hose in one of the final steps, item # 127? I think. Also watch which way the header mounting plates, # 106 and # 107 go as one header has one pin forward and two pins back and the other header has two pins forward and one pin back.

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Jon, looks amazing!Not a drop of oil anywhere!  I need to let you build all my motors! Is there a master chart showing which manufacturers engines should be oainted what color?  Forb = blue; Chevy = red; MOPAR = darker blue?  What about Jeep and trucks? K/r, Dutch 

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I'm not sure about a chart but I google the make I am doing and get reference images of each engine, that and I  generally build Mopars, seeing as though I myself owned 3 in the early 70s and my parents owned 2 when I was growing up in the 60s. I have the colors burned into my memory. I went to a vocational high school and my best friend was in the automotive shop there, he owned Chevys and Mopars, I spent more time helping him and crawling under cars, dropping starters etc. than I care to remember. My other high school friend was in the body shop sanding and painting, guess what he owned? RIGHT! Mopars! BTW the orange I used on this Hemi looks a bit more like Chevrolet color than Mopar, a bit too red for me but I am too frugal and lazy to trek down to the LHS for the correct orange! LOL.  jon

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Almost ready to paint the body and chassis. It's hard to misplace where the suspension parts go on the chassis, there seems to be a locating hole for each and every part. jon

 

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