The Cadillac Engine
The engine was easy to build. I added spark plug’s and their ignition wires, including a coil wire. I included an engine and transmission oil dip sticks.
The wooden pallet represents the kind of “skid” that they put engine’s on for shipment to the assembly line. I had bought a package of wooden sticks long ago. Some were 6″ long x 1″ wide and 1/32″ thick while others were 1/2″ wide x 6″ long x 1/32″ thick. Sometime’s these wooden items were called “lollypop” sticks. I had the 1/16″ diameter flexible wire in stock, so I used it to tie down the transmission section of the engine. I made a section of wood to drop the engine into so it would not move left or right during any shifting movement. Everything worked out just fine and it never moved out of the cradle to any contest, nor back home. I used different colors of Tamiya paint. That’s it! RJW
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