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AMT Ford LNT-8000 Day Cab
Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 11:44 AM UTC

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Nice looking engine. Are you planning on Ford Blue or Cat Yellow?

Jim



Cat Yellow

As I warned earlier, some WIP photos.

Injector and pump feed lines in place.



Chassis, tanks and rear axles. Still debating if I'm going to add some straps to the tanks.





That's all for now.
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC
Nice looking engine. Are you planning on Ford Blue or Cat Yellow?

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
Photos later today. Chassis assembled during the day yesterday and cured overnight. The rear springs did not fit very well, the alignment pins needed to be cut off and positioned by measurements. The front springs went on without issue.

I'm on vacation next week and plan on getting as much bench time in as I can.



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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC

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Great to see another truck build hitting the bench!


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Been cleaning parts for several days as I was waiting for some supplies to show up. As with any of these old kits there is a lot of flash and mold misalignment to deal with. Cleaning parts is the therapeutic portion of build for me. Lots of styrene dust and bits all over the desk and me is relaxing. LOL



I'm with you there David, it is definitely great to sit and work through the sprues, cutting and cleaning parts, test fitting, and planning the build. Having a bit of music or a podcast running, and a drop of your preferred nectar, and the whole thing becomes the best therapy!

Cheers, D



It's funny, I don't usually listen to music or even have a beverage of any kind. I find the beverage just sits there and doesn't get touched (and there is nothing worse than single malt Scotch with styrene in it, LOL). I focus in and the modeling is my distraction.




Almost same like D. except my "nectar" is bitter. I am also a tobacco smoker but I never-ever smoke by my bench. I take a cigarette break when planning a build's steps. (I know, it is a bad and disgusting habit - I'm not advertising it).

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 12:08 PM UTC

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Great to see another truck build hitting the bench!


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Been cleaning parts for several days as I was waiting for some supplies to show up. As with any of these old kits there is a lot of flash and mold misalignment to deal with. Cleaning parts is the therapeutic portion of build for me. Lots of styrene dust and bits all over the desk and me is relaxing. LOL



I'm with you there David, it is definitely great to sit and work through the sprues, cutting and cleaning parts, test fitting, and planning the build. Having a bit of music or a podcast running, and a drop of your preferred nectar, and the whole thing becomes the best therapy!

Cheers, D



It's funny, I don't usually listen to music or even have a beverage of any kind. I find the beverage just sits there and doesn't get touched (and there is nothing worse than single malt Scotch with styrene in it, LOL). I focus in and the modeling is my distraction.


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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 11:20 AM UTC
Great to see another truck build hitting the bench!


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Been cleaning parts for several days as I was waiting for some supplies to show up. As with any of these old kits there is a lot of flash and mold misalignment to deal with. Cleaning parts is the therapeutic portion of build for me. Lots of styrene dust and bits all over the desk and me is relaxing. LOL



I'm with you there David, it is definitely great to sit and work through the sprues, cutting and cleaning parts, test fitting, and planning the build. Having a bit of music or a podcast running, and a drop of your preferred nectar, and the whole thing becomes the best therapy!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
As stated in the Big Rigs GB thread I started on an AMT kit as a precursor/warm up to the BG for next year.

The kit is the AMT Ford LNT-8000 Snow Plow Dump Truck, but is being built as a semi day cab instead.

Most of it will be box stock (there are a lot of unmentioned options in the box) with some minor additions along the way.

Been cleaning parts for several days as I was waiting for some supplies to show up. As with any of these old kits there is a lot of flash and mold misalignment to deal with. Cleaning parts is the therapeutic portion of build for me. Lots of styrene dust and bits all over the desk and me is relaxing. LOL

Other than the fuel tanks, I've only really assembled the engine so far.

While searching for references on the Ford V225/Cat 3208 I ran across Jim B's posting on another site of his Ryder box truck from 13 years ago where he mentioned accurizing the engine from a Ken Smith article. Thanks to Jim I was able to find both Ken's article and a German magazine article as well.

I scratch built the fuel pump and will be plumbing most of the engine. The fuel pump looks like a mini V8. LOL




I'm going to use .015" solder for the injector lines and .035" for the fuel feed and air lines.

My new 1-2-3 blocks will be here later today so I can use them to align and glue the chassis.

Paint scheme is still TBD, but I'm kind of leaning towards a green body with a semigloss black chassis and aluminum tanks. Homemade trucking company decals most likely as well.