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#41 Luc Janssens

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

Sorry to pull this old tread, but does anyone have the outer diameter in mm of the rims?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Don't know the mms Luc,but they are the exact same size as any of the old Monogram kits that came with the Good Year Radial GT tires. In fact,that's what this kit's tires are. Revell is too cheap to put the lettering on tires anymore,so they all come as blanks now. :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Outer wheel diameter is just under 17mm. The wheels are kind of a sloppy fit into the tires, but I've found filing down the wheelbacks (thus narrowing the wheel assembly) helps the outer wheel fit better into the tire.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:50 PM

Are these the "bloated" ex-GT Radial tires? I received a few in a parts lot and noticed they were considerably, um, chubbier(?) than both the originals with lettering and later blank sidewall versions.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

That they are. If I'm not mistaken, they were also used as the street machine rear tires in some of the 2 in 1 Monogram muscle car kits. Not the greatest tire for either application (light truck or muscle car), really.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:27 AM

They're also the same tire that comes on the rear of the '32 Ford roadster.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

Outer wheel diameter is just under 17mm. The wheels are kind of a sloppy fit into the tires, but I've found filing down the wheelbacks (thus narrowing the wheel assembly) helps the outer wheel fit better into the tire.


Perfect!
Thanks for the info Chuck!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

I see there are two batteries under the hood. Now maybe this was an option with some camper edition or something, I just know that I had this cab style in 87 and it had the 6.9 Liter diesel and the two batteries, so this would be a good cab to use as a start for a model with a diesel engine in it. I think it is time someone comes up with one

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

I'd like to build this one of these days:
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It was a love hate relationship with the 7.3 IHI non turbo diesel. This is a 89 F450 for reference.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:26 AM

You'd be better off finding one of the dually kits on e-bay to build that. The 7.3 gasser in the kit could probably be built into a version of the 7.3 diesel though.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I see there are two batteries under the hood. Now maybe this was an option with some camper edition or something, I just know that I had this cab style in 87 and it had the 6.9 Liter diesel and the two batteries, so this would be a good cab to use as a start for a model with a diesel engine in it. I think it is time someone comes up with one

Not sure where you are seeing that- out-of-box the kit has one battery- on the passenger's side, with the coolant/washer solvent tank on the opposite. If you wanted to model a dual-battery truck you'd need to relocate the tank and put a second battery in its place. That's basically what Ford did on the diesels. Sucky part is, being a Monogram kit, both the battery and tank are molded to the inner fender/core support structure.
I've seen a couple of gas-powered F-series trucks from this body style with dual batteries as well, but I can't tell you for sure if Ford offered dual batteries on gas powered trucks or if those were owner-installed setups.
I heard Ma's Resin was working on a 7.3 IH/Ford diesel, but I don't think it's available for sale yet.