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In Topic: Chaparral 2D

04 April 2011 - 01:33 AM

As Ed said, the 2D was basically a re-bodied 2 so that should widen your search for reference photos. There's a little information on the Chaparral site:
and http://chaparralcars.com/index.php

In Topic: Tamiya 1/12 Lola T70

20 November 2010 - 04:10 AM

Was it not expensive enough? :lol:

MSRP $204. But it's still on my wish list.

In Topic: eng color

01 November 2010 - 11:33 AM

Here is a link to the 66 Mercury brochure. The 427 wasn't offered in '66 according to the brochure and other references I found, but was in '65 with 2x4-barrel (I thought that was just a dealer option, but apparently not). The base Parklane engine in '66 was the 410 cu.in. The Super Marauder was the 428 cu.in, single 4-barrel. The brochure shows the engine in red and black. Like Doug shows, I thought all Ford engines in '66 were blue (brochure artistic license?).

The AMT kit box art, 2004 re-issue, shows a stock single 4 barrel air cleaner, but doesn't show it in the instructions. My kit is open but still sealed in the bag - I couldn't see either the single 4 barrel manifold or the stock air cleaner, just the 2x4 manifold and air cleaner.


In Topic: Revell 69 Charger R/T vs. Revell Pro Modeler 69 Charger R/T

20 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

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i have this with the corrected body

Just to add to the confusion (or maybe to create some), I have this box with the blue pro-modeler label, kit #85-5937, and it has the old incorrect body. They apparently changed the box-art before changing the body.


In Topic: 1/25 AMT '49 Ford

07 August 2010 - 01:46 PM

Randy---Would the tranny be gloss black or be better
as a metalic gray to simulate cast? Eric, the area below
the head looks like a "shelf" but maybe AMT meant it to
simulate a "log manifold"? If so I still need a crossover
pipe and a pipe exiting to the exhaust system on the right side.
Thank you for your comments and help.---John

John - yeah, that horizontal blob of plastic is suppose to be the exhaust manifold, and as you discovered this kit doesn't have the cross over pipe. A better example of what you're trying to achieve is the AMT '49 Mercury engine:
or the Lindberg '53 Ford: