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About this creation
This is my Street Rod, possibly my best creation to date. It was a real blast building this machine, especially the crown jewel of the MOC, the engine. Itís based on this
monster machine i found searching the net for some cool engine pics.
I was immediately hooked on the complex setup (truth be told, I had to contact a mechanic friend who explained me how what worked).
After I knew what was what, I started building this mother of engines, basing the V8 off one of Johannes' V8s. the building was great fun, despite the fact that it took ages to figure out how to do it.
When I was finished with the engine, I decided to not build a new car, but simply modify my Hot Rod to accommodate the monster engine. However, that wasnít quite as easy as you might think. Due to the nightmarish interior of the Hot Rod hood, I had to rebuild most of the front end of the cabin.
The wheels and exhausts were pretty straightforward, the grille however was pretty tricky. It had to be pretty small to look in-scale, but the problem is that that housing of the actual grille always is one stud wide. So, the grille would only turn out to be two studs wide. However, I think the end result isnít half bad. Iíd like to thank Curtis Collins for the help, my final design is just a derivate of the designs he came up with.
All in all, this MOC worked out quite well, and it must be said that this is, to date, my favourite MOC.



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   it's not so much a car with an engine, it's an engine with a car.



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   you'll probably recognize the exhausts, they're ripped straight from my Muscle Car.



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   4 stacked Weber dual carburetors, bolted onto two centrifugal superchargers, feed into the biggest gun Chevrolet has to offer, their 596cid big block V8. that's good for about 1500hp, and one hell of a ride.



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   You have to admit this engine looks fearsome.



Comments

 I like it 
  August 12, 2008
I've added this to the Rod Club (in the large scale vehicles section). If you'd like it removed just leave a comment, otherwise welcome to the club!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2008
...what an engine ! so big, this hotrod would have some power under the hood, if it had a hood, lol
 I like it 
  September 23, 2007
I like this one too, i like the front/grill looks good and its smooth. I also like the way you attached the front wheels makes the car seat real low. I still prefer your Hot Rod out of the two, cause the front on that thing is very original. I made three more hot rods and i would like you to rate them please.
 I like it 
  April 20, 2007
Sweet ride - love the blower & the velocity stacks. Lee.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2007
Now this is what I've been waiting on. I knew you'd come out with some wicked awesome street rod with a massive engine! That is so cool! And your grill, totally good, you always had it in you. Keep up the good work!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2007
Man, that engine is huge, I agree its both fearsome and awesome. At first i thought you were crazy to put something like that on the Hotrod, but it sounds as though you know what your doing and that monster machine has one like it so it isn't as crazy afterall. But it sure would make navigating difficult. I don't really like the exhausts, only because you used them before. It would have been cooler if you did something more radical. Its a shame you don't have clear windshields instead of the blue ones, it would make this look even better if you did. Also, you should add door handles to break the blank lines of the doors. Fantastic work, i still like your Muscle Car:Reloaded the most, but this is pretty close, Alex.
 
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