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SPEED DETAILS Model Detailing Profiles

Speed Details Model Detailing Profiles are designed to assist modellers in understanding race engine components and systems and how to accomplish more realistic plumbing and wiring. Speed Details Model Detailing Profiles are presented in a 5.5x8.5 inch booklet of 14-36 pages. Diagrams and text describe system layouts and connections for fuel, lubrication, cooling and engine control systems. Engine component identification diagrams are also included. Speed Details Model Detailing Profiles are helpful in understanding photo references, and result in more authentic detailing.

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#6 "Wiring and Plumbing Insights for the Chevrolet V8: Can-Am, F5000 & Sports Prototype, (Colour), Published 2014, ---------------------------------------------------------$28.00U.S. +s&h

This twenty-eight page profile provides an overview of wiring and plumbing insights associated with the use of stock small and big block Chevrolet V8's in Can-Am, F5000, and Sports Prototypes of the mid 1960's to mid 1970's. "Wiring and Plumbing Insights for the Chevrolet V8: Can-Am, F5000 and Sports Prototype" is designed to enhance your super detailing. This was the time of downdraft carburettors, side draft carburettors and mechanical fuel injection. Sixteen pages of colour coded diagrams provide useful insight into cooling, lubrication, electrical, instrumentation and the most commonly used type of mechanical injection and carburettors. Information is also provided for the popular racing gearboxes of the period. The diagrams and supporting text are designed to be used alone, or in combination with other references to help you understand what you are looking at and how it may be connected. A useful list of references is included.

If the you are planning on detailing the Chevrolet engines of any of the popular 1/25, 1/24, 1/18, 1/20 and 1/12 scale racing kits of these classes of racing and this exciting era, this profile provides a strong foundation for making your super detailing a more accurate and rewarding experience.

It is a great reference just for the info, let alone in support of your next masterpiece!



In particular this profile will be helpful with the following model vehicles: MPC: Mclaren M8B & M8D, Accurate Miniatures: Mclaren M8B, Tamiya: Lola T70 Mk III, Lola T160, & Mclaren M8, IMC: Lola T70 & IMC Chaparral 2E, as well as any Chevrolet Powered Can-Am and F5000 Models to name a few.

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#5 "Plumbing and Wiring Strategies for the DFV", (Colour ), Published 2011 ---------------$36.00 U.S.+s&h

An extensive review of the DFV 3.0 litre engine that defined Grand Prix racing from 1967 to 1983. During this period there was much evolution of this iconic design and the chassis' that it powered. "Plumbing and Wiring Strategies for the DFV" is designed to enhance your super detailing. System diagrams for cooling, lubrication, fuel, and electrical system options are provided. Don't be left wondering about what reference photos are telling you! Working alone, or in conjunction with your reference photos this profile summarizes the possibilties into a series of plumbing and wiring strategies to help you understand what you are looking at and how it may be connected. Over a thousand hours of research and illustration to produce workable and modelable system diagrams.

Even more pages! Thirty-six pages delivered in a two volume set. Volume 1 -(20 pages) discusses: generalities, cooling(including 4 pages illustrating 5 strategies)and lubrication( including 7 pages illustrating 8 strategies). Volume 2 - (16 pages) discusses: the fuel system(including 5 pages illustrating 5 strategies), throttle linkage(including1 page of illustrations), electrical system(including 2 pages of illustrations), and instrumentation. As always Speed Details profiles abound with colorful diagrams and supporting text.

If you are building anything with a DFV in any scale and are interested in super detailing, this profile will be one of your most valuable tools!

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#4 "956 Engines", (Colour), Published 2003 ---- $22.00 U.S.+s&h

"956 Engines" is designed to help the racing car modeler with super detailing. Two configurations are covered, namely the mechanically injected version used in the 1982 factory cars, the 1984 and 1985 Le Mans winners as well as a variety of 1983 customer cars. The other configuration is the electronically injected version used by the factory and a variety of customer cars through the life of the 956 to the end of 1985. System diagrams for cooling, lubrication, fuel system and turbo-charging in addition to throttle linkage setup are provided. Recommendations for line sizes are also included. All this helps to sort out how to connect what you can see in photo references as as well some of the things that are not so obvious. "956 Engines" is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and illustration to produce workable and modelable system diagrams.

Increased number of pages! Sixteen pages, as used in previous profiles just wasn't going to do the 956 justice, so the page count has risen to 20. In addition to diagrams there are also 5 pictures of the engine, and a list of useful references.

Now including colour! System diagrams are presented in colour to better identify components and system layouts.

If you are interested in improving the fidelity and accuracy of your Porsche 956 models, then this is a reference to have!

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Speed Details recommends the CLAY Models 1/24 scale 956 Engine transkit which can be built as either the mechanical or electronic fuel injection version:

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#3 Ford Cosworth XB V-8 Indycar Racing Engine, Published 1993 ---- $10.00 U.S.+s&h


#2 Jaguar XJR V-12 Racing Engine, Published 1993 ---- $10.00 U.S+s&h


#1 Formula One Ford HB V-8, Published 1992, ---- $10.00 U.S.+s&h


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Other Publications by Stephen Miller

1) "The Toilet Seat Eagle" Building Dan Gurney's 1968 AAR Indy Eagle

Car Modeler November 1992

2) "Racing Realism" The subtle details that can be added to motorsport dioramas

Car Modeler July 1993




The information contained in these publications represents the research and opinion of the author based on a combination of observation and inference believed in good faith to be a reasonable representation of the subject. Its primary focus is to further the understanding of realistic detailing of model motor racing vehicles. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author and publisher who also disclaim any liability incurred with the use of the data or specification detail.

It is recognized that some words, model names, designations, etc. mentioned here-in are the property of their trade mark holders. They are used for identification, illustration and decoration purposes only. These are not official publications.