Building a race car is a lot like building a model car. In fact, I actually learned a lot about real cars by building models. I learned what all the major parts were, the rear end and transmission, the engine — even specific parts like the intake, heads, valve covers and other bolt-on parts like the starter and water pump — and the radiator, hoses and other parts.
I figured out that a Chevrolet engine had a distributor in the back of the engine, while a Ford had a distributor at the front. MORE