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Casey

Member Since 14 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2014 03:10 AM
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'69-'70 Mustang Funny Car Parts ID Help, Please

03 May 2014 - 08:22 AM

Can anyone ID which kit these 1/25 scale parts came from? I'm guessing they are from a '70 Mustang, but they don't appear to be from the Revell "Boss Mustang" F/C kit, and I can't find an MPC kit which looks similar, either. I don't think JO-HAN released a '70 kit, either, so I'm stuck.

 

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1/25 Studebaker Turbine Truck

29 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

This project grew out of another C-600 build I've started, though both are based on the 1/25 AMT Ford C-600 kit. This version will use the longer frame rails found in the City Delivery C-600 kit which have already been fully boxed in, as shown below. The lower rail has been sanded smooth, while the upper rail was not yet sanded when the pics were taken:

 

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I'm using the turbine engine from the AMT GMC Astro 95 kit to power this truck, so I will be doing a lot of test fitting and modifying things as necessary to allow the engine to fit under the cab and between the frame rails. I debated widening the frame, but found it wasn't necessary once I had the engine mostly assembled. There isn't much side-to-side clearance, but there are no interference issues so far, even when the exhaust manifolds are placed in position:

 

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After adding the regenerators to both sides, there's even less space between the engine and frame rails, but the engine's fit and location within the frame is about as good as it can get. I will likely need to add some small lift blocks between the front beam axle and leaf springs or arch the springs a bit more, and a small blister or two might be necessary for under-cab clearance, but the front and mid-engine mounts are now in place:

 

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There are still a bunch of accessories to be added to the engine- alternator, starter motor, etc., and the rear wall of the cab will get a larger opening, some louvers, and a new support brace, but for now, I'm happy with how it's all coming together.


2014 Revell 3rd Quarter Kit Announcements

18 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

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1/25 AMT GMC Astro 95 Questions

10 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

I have a few questions regarding the 1/25 AMT GMC Astro 95 I hope someone can answer. I just got an original issue which was already opened with a few parts loose, so I'm not quite sure if a few things are correct for the original issue with the turbine engine.

 

1) My kit includes two tires (assuming for the front/steer axle) which are different than the eight rear/drive axle tires. They are all Goodyear Custom Hi Miler tires, but the front tires are taller and have a slightly different tread pattern, as seen in the pics below. Is this correct that the two front tires do not match the rears, or should all ten ten be the same?

 

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2) The turbine engine is labeled as a "Allison" engine, but is the automatic transmission also made by Allison?

 

3) Are the axle half pieces shared with any other AMT tractor kits, other than the Chevy Titan?


New York National Drag Strip, May 1969 Video

04 April 2014 - 08:57 AM

Fantastic reference video, with a good mix of big names and locals: