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    • WC-63
      By Chariots of Fire · Posted
      This WC-63 is classified as a 1.5 Ton 6x6 Personnel and Equipment Carrier.  Dodge built tons of these for WW-2.  This unit is scratch built at 1/25 scale.  The trailer pump is the same one I did for the WC-52 project.  Both the 52 and 63 were used by fire fighting platoons during the war.
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By vincen47 · Posted
      I really appreciate the detailed review of the 6-71 options. I don’t have as much experience with GW’s resin, but from what I have, I agree that it’s a little more “slick” than Jamie’s resin. Both are quality, but also I agree there seems to be a little less cleanup with Jamie’s parts. 

      For the build I have planned, an early 70’s 4070a, I’m not sure what options IH used specifically on the 6-71 for the Transtar cabovers. Right/left blower, exhaust, etc. I’m not sure if the aluminum valve cover was available yet or not, though I don’t believe the turbo was available on the 4070a, at least not yet, in the very early 70’s. Any info you have on IH’s use of the 6-71 would be appreciated. The brochure that came with the 4070a kit (really cool they included it) has two horsepower ratings (218 and 238) based, I think, on the injectors you opt for. The more I learn about them, the more interesting it is. 
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Both are great and I believe both to be descendants of the Clint Freeman original. Pros of Moluminum: 1. I like Jamie’s resin better. It is easier to get paint to stick. 2. Jamie’s comes with a turbo option and an aluminum style valve cover option 3. Jamie’s parts may be a little cleaner Pros of Gary’s  1. I like his solid 1 piece solid block with separate flywheel housing  2. extremely versatile. Can be built left or right hand blower, or left or right hand exhaust, 4 options total. 2 oil pan options and a couple of exhaust manifold options. (Jamie’s is right hand blower only as was Clint Freeman’s) 3. All of the engines that I have gotten from Gary had directions for those who need them. I have used all 3, and even the much lower quality 6-71 that was once offered by Spaulding Trading and Shipping.  Clint Freeman stuff is very hard to find now days. Out of all of them, I just like Gary’s the best, but you won’t be disappointed either way you go. The 6-71 is my favorite engine to put into a model truck.
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By vincen47 · Posted
      I was actually considering getting a 6-71 for a future 4070a build. I was looking at the one from Moluminum. I’ll check out Gary’s one, too. Thanks. 
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      Thanks Vince!! The 6-71 is my favorite engine to put in a build. Gary Wallace’s version is the best!
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Cool! That’s a unique build. Tires look great. Love the weathered chassis, and it’s nice to see a 6-71. 
    • IH Paystar 4x4
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      I saw a former spreader truck on line that had the bed removed. I liked the way it looked, so I built this to represent such a truck. It began with a Paystar logger kit. The tires, front axle and transfer case are Kit Form Services. The engine is a 6-71 Detroit from Gary Wallace. 
                         
    • Looking for a builder
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      I personally wouldn’t be able to do a contract build like this, but you may find someone either here or on the MCM forum that might. This can get very expensive though. The Peterbilt is available in two different kit forms, but depending on how accurate you want to be, the livestock trailer that is available in kit form is a pretty old version. Man hours could get pretty high on something like this as well.
    • 1975 C65 Chevy Dump
      By DRIPTROIT 71 · Posted
      It was just a single sale. It wasn’t brand new when I bought it. I will try to dig it out of the closet soon. I think it might be a GMC.
    • 1975 C65 Chevy Dump
      By vincen47 · Posted
      Cool build. Nice job with a tough project. I too, would love to get ahold of a c65 cab/hood someday. The resin ones are rare. 
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