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#161 midnightprowler

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

They are not on my kit.



Also, see previous page for info on AMT's supercharger set up.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I just checked my kit again and I stand corrected.It's the bottom half of the carb molded to the intake.Still gonna raid the parts box for something better.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

I see what you are saying now, I missed that before.  Nonetheless, once a air cleaner is installed, you wont notice it anyway.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

They're those weird OEM Holley "teapot" carbs.  The top part is usually a different color (silver) than the bottom (bronze/gold) so I guess it made sense to mold them in halves.  Don't know that it made much sense to mold one half onto the intake, though.  But anyone who would pass on this kit because part of the carb is molded onto the intake is missing out one of the nicest kits ever to come out of the Revell/Monogram stable. 



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

Got this for Christmas and I'm pleasantly surprised. There seems to be a few more variants on this kit. The chrome tree has the Paxton blower for the F code 312. I'm hoping for a Ranchero and (I may turn blue holding my breath) a '58 Edsel wagon. You can use a lot of the custom bits from AMT's '57, and that beatiful stock grille from Revell's offering will spruce up the Fairlane. A few oddities, however- the carbs are molded to the intake and though there is a heater under the hood, but no controls on the dash. The interior us a reall plain jane  office, with good engraving  and decals for the door and seat upholstery and the speedometer.. Mine's becoming a mild custom- I should have some in progress pics up soon.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Which 58 Edsel Wagon??

Round Up (2dr), Villager or Bermuda??

 

On Villager & Bermuda, 6 Passenger or 9??

 

I would any of love those too (Look at my Name)!!!!!



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

Does anyone know if there are instructions posted online?



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Not on the Revell site yet. I just checked.

Opens up the page about the kit, but no Instructions pdf file yet.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

Which 58 Edsel Wagon??

Round Up (2dr), Villager or Bermuda??

 

On Villager & Bermuda, 6 Passenger or 9??

 

I would any of love those too (Look at my Name)!!!!!

I have a '58 Edsel wagon from the Danbury MInt and it is a sweet lookin' piece in my collection. As far as seeing a kit of one, it would be great but I don't expect to see one anytime in the near future.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

Wow this kit is great, Big Mopar fan; and Mopar had some of the greatest cars in the mid to late 50's on up. 57 Fords were very cool and I'm sure thats why they out sold Chevy that year.  My cousins friend had a 57 Fairlane 500 2 dr hardtop from early 60's as far as I can remember.  In the early 70's I took my car to my cousins body shop and meet the guy with the 57 Ford who still had it.  I asked him what it was worth and he told me he couldn't sell for what he had into it( now remember this was the early 70's)  I know it had a 312 Thunderbird engine because he told me, I never looked. It had dual rear antenna's and a pair of what was called cruiser skirts on the back of the car. Loved them cruiser skirts on the cars from the early 60's. His 57 Ford was two tone yellow and black, raised in the front, lowered in the back with dual exhaust hanging out from the rear bumper at least a foot. Thats how I remember the cars from the early 60's. Oh ya he had a set Dodge Lancer full disk spinner hub caps on the car too. I too will be waiting for this model also. I just got the 68 Charger R/T for chrismas and going to be working on that soon. The other Ford I liked of the time was 56 Ford.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

I agree on the Edsel Wagon not a likely kit to be seen.

 

I too have one of the Danbury Bermuda's. I like that White over Red Woody!!!!

Got to get it Out on display!!!!



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Groked this kit last night at a bull session.  Notice but really had to look but there is a mold line about 1/32 " from the lip on either front fender and down by the headlights.

Any encounter problems getting it off? Would seem like a very delicated job to do.  Fine kit and one of Revell's best to date..All kits have some flaws but not enough for the builders not to buy them...Keep em coming Revell....



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Can someone who has one of these kits in hand help me? I need the measurements of the door glass size, and the length of the door? I need them is a project to correct an old Revell 57 Ranchero kit to stock. Thanks in advance.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

The only thing I am dissapointed in with this kit is the lack of hood hinges.  Same thing with Mobius's 55 Chrysler.  They should be a mandatory part.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

for those that are questioning the "air box" for the supercharger option, there are two different set-ups for a force induction (actually three) one is a "blow through" that is the type in the photos, it requires a carb that is specially modified to seal up at all of the potential places the extra pressure could "leak" out, (you have to remember, carbs are designed to operate with a vacum signal, not a pressure), the second is for the type of box that comes in the kit, & it is a totally enclosed pressure unit so the blower can't force air out of the carb. The third is the type that Pontiac used on the Trans Am's & it is a "plate/adapter" that sits under the carb with the forced air coming into that via a intake tube from the forced air source, (in this case, usually a turbo charger).



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

The only pictuers of the factory Ford unit are like the one I posted a couple of pages back.  Can you find any pics of the"box" that comes in the kit as being factory correct?



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Just got the kit today. Overall, very nice! The one thing that immediately jumped out and kind of let me down was the flat and inaccurate front splash pan. There should be a dip on the outer edge. Not much of an issue if you are mounting a front bumper, but for those of us who want to do a bumperless gasser/drag version, its gonna look a little funny. Wish they just went the extra mile on such an important body part. But, again, overall this is an awesome looking kit and I can't wait to dive head first into it.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Here's a shot of a real splash pan.

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Interesting that the 1962 tooled AMT Fairlane piece has that detail while the

new Revell kit does not



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

Or a Ranch Wagon. Or a new Country Squire. All the wagons used the short wheelbase.

 

Looks like JImmy Flintstone has a 4-door wagon body available, which I assume is this an old conversion based on the AMT '57 Fairlane, and not based on and/or intended to be used with the new Revell kit?:

 

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Can someone who has one of these kits in hand help me? I need the measurements of the door glass size, and the length of the door? I need them is a project to correct an old Revell 57 Ranchero kit to stock. Thanks in advance.

 

I was wondering is someone had started doing that, and if there was a corrected Ranchero conversion already available in resin, but I'm guessing not based on all the work you're doing.