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Carmak

Member Since 10 Dec 2008
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In Topic: Carburetors for V8 engines

25 April 2015 - 04:18 PM

Greg nailed it! Good performance with good drivability and mileage.

 

I have had a couple Pontiac tri-powers as daily drivers. Tiny center carb has great response and gets good mileage. Step into it harder and you open up the larger outside cabs and away we go.

 

Notice that most of the mainstream dual quad setups on factory cars in the mid 50's were replaced with tri-power setups by the late 50's and used into the late 60's/early 70's.


In Topic: AMT 1965 GTO

25 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

I did this wagon conversion in the 80's with a brown GTO and a yellow 65 Chevelle wagon.

 

I used a parts box modified stocker GTO rear bumper just have something different.

 

It's a 2drHT phantom rather than a correct 4dr.

 

Carmak


In Topic: MPC Daisy Road Runner kit - Something I Don't Know?

15 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Odd side topic. Back in the mid 80's a good friend had a white 74 Satellite Sundance. The interior was over the top with yellow, orange and brown stripes on the setas! It was a 318 bench seat car - super reliable but slow.

 

Carmak


In Topic: Road Runner - Missing in Action

14 April 2015 - 04:48 PM

Revell / Monogram has been selling that 1:24 70 Plymouth B-body (it started as a GTX and then was modified into a Road Runner) since the mid 80's. As long as it sells they will continue to sell it.

 

I personally would like to see a 68 Coronet (Super Bee or R/T). I have a couple of the original MPC kits but I would like more - I have a 1:1 68 Coronet 500 convertible. At this point I am not expecting one to ever be released :(

 

Carmak


In Topic: Road Runner - Missing in Action

14 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

To address your original question it is quite probable there will never be another new Road Runner kit.

 

For absolute best body proportion your best bet may be to get JoHan 69 and 70 Road Runners off e-bay (expensive).

 

For best detail I would say the AMT 68 is the best we will likely get.

 

Many people (myself included) have combibed AMT and JoHan Road Runners in an effort to get the best total results.

 

Lastly the Revell 67 GTX is 1:25 and is top notch kit.

 

Carmak