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vairnut

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In Topic: GM is at it again!

15 September 2014 - 04:00 AM

The air bag issue was found on 1 pre-production vehicle, all other vehicle inspected, production and pre-production, have been good so far. 

 

It was the result of an unauthorized supplier change to the part.

 

 

The majority of all the recalls are for similar instances - 1 or 2 vehicles found with an issue.  GM is acting on any possible problems even when a single problem vehicle is involved.


In Topic: What Kits Were Molded in Green?

14 September 2014 - 01:09 PM

AMT craftsman 1963 Corvair Monza cvt. in lime green - was 1 of 5-6 colors it was molded in.


In Topic: Would these 3 sell even at high prices?

28 August 2014 - 07:52 AM

Would definitely go for the Corvair as long as it''s not a copy of the premier/resin and is much more accurate than that was. Could easily be modified to the Corvan and Greenbrier versions as well. Would be in for a couple of each versions.


In Topic: amt Corvair drag car

04 August 2014 - 08:53 AM

Modelhaus does have a 1966 Corsa convertible. Available as a complete kit or body/interior to use with a later issue. It's curbside but easy to open up the engine lid. Don also has the missing plated turbo parts for sale but they come unplated. The original unplated parts  have been in most of the reissued kits including the prestige and last versions. These are the turbo, carb, and exhaust pipes. The original plated parts were the intake crossover tube, the turbo aircleaner, and the spare tire heatshield. These have been missing in all kits since the 1966 Corsa ( they may possibly have been leftover in the 1967 Monza kit),


In Topic: amt Corvair drag car

25 July 2014 - 05:29 AM

is this "Scorpion" the same as the base kit for a recent series of scratchbuilding articles in MCM?

 

that set of articles was pretty inspiring and intimidating at the same time.

 

jb

Not positve but it sure looked like it was.

 

 

 

back to the 'vair I have the prestige kit, the blueprinter issue, and also a couple of 69 Monza "Custom" series kits that look like maybe are from the mid 70s. these are all the same kit, right? any extras in some not in others?

 

and then that is the same body matched with a funny car chassis that comprise this latest issue?

 

jb

The "custom" was a early - mid 70's issue that left out a lot of parts, including stock. The AMT annual 1967 - 1969 Corvair kits were pretty much all the same and still had the Fitch Sprint parts ( roof, trombone exhaust ) and Yenko parts ( c pillar fillers, engine lid ). I would have to check but the only annual kit with factory correct wheel covers may have been the 1967. The 1969 annual kit was reissued in the early to mid 70's as a Corvair Monza with yellow car on the box, the Yenko Stinger box, and the Custom. The Corvair Monza and Yenko boxings had all the optional parts from the annual kits, even some left over turbo parts from the 1965-66 Corsa versions. The wheels included changed some but all kits had 5 slot chrome Ansons(?), or 5 spokes..

 

The prestige kit also had all of the Sprint/Yenko parts but also included the correct 1966-1969 factory wheel covers.  The last issue from 10 yrs ago or so has all of the Sprint/Yenko parts as well, This kit also included a top boot that never appeared in any of the kits but was for the promo's. The last issues were the best as they had the most option parts plus the boot.

 

The funny car kit is just the stock body on the mid engine chassis. The only corvair related parts that are unique are headlight bucket fillers and front spoiler.