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dimaxion

Member Since 24 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 08:38 AM
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In Topic: SMP 1911 Chevrolet

Yesterday, 08:15 AM

I could be wrong . This is the only information I've been able to round up . The articles I've read over the decades place the production at 50 . Chevrolet Division halted this . It was not up to their Standards . Gee , if only they stuck to their guns in the 1:1 World . One of the Problems , IIRC , was the wheels / tires were slightly worked over Flivver (from the AMT Model T kit of 1959 or 1960 ?) . Totally were incorrect as the Chevrolet used a much larger diameter size . For instance 40" vs the 30" on Lizzies .

    Please , who else and how many were produced . A cousin of mine was a Salesman for a Local Chevrolet Dealership in the '50's - '80's . When these were new , I asked to have him get me one . Impossible to do is what he found . These were already OOP .. He collected Promos and kits ; "for his son" .

  My search since 1984 has included many people selling OPP kits / build ups . I've never saw one for sale at all the Toledo Shows I've attended . Except for Mike's Resin . I could and did buy the '52 Stude Pace Car from Mike . The Chevrolet was more money I did not have then  . The next year when I did have the funds .. I never saw one listed on either Amazon nor E Bay . Yes , I did have as a search for quite a few years when I was able to spend monies on such sources . I had one of those kits in my hands early in the sales year during the 1962 MY . I had the money in my pocket . I asked my father to buy it with my Cash in my Hand .. No .. he was angry his friend's Chevrolet had broken down . We went to buy a replacement part . His efforts netted a No ..   

 

   So , I still want one . Kevin and I have a plan , I am the third one to get it fresh off the Rubber . I have been sitting on the Funds for quite awhile .    Thanx  ..


In Topic: SMP 1911 Chevrolet

21 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Tom ; GM pulled the plug at 50 kits in 1962 . Mike died before I got one . Do you want to part with yours ?    Thanx ..


In Topic: Revells 1984 Olds 442

18 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

I tried to get Olds Cutlass Collision Parts too .. yeah .. you were Blessed with good luck Shane , I'm glad you found what you needed . . The '84 MY Cutlass was the Biggest seller in the US . For the General to shoot itself in the Foot and change it to FWD in '85 is just SOP for this Corp. . . I don't look for this or the Ralphie - The Chief nor  Chev for that matter . Thanx ..


In Topic: amt Corvair drag car

11 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

Nadar would not have written if the Corvair did not Kill people as so many GM products of the day . This exact rear suspension design was banned from EVERY RACE TRACK IN THE WORLD BY EVERY SANCTIONING  BODY DURING 1953 .

   What design ; the one used in Production .

   When ; Corvairs from 1960 - 1964 MY's

  Why ; due to the instability caused by wheel "Tuck Under" during all , not just aggressive , cornering / turning . Resulting in overturning the vehicle . The Name Turteling was giving by those Naysayers demanding banning this being , making it outlawed . Like a Turtle flipped on it's back .

   How (come)  : to save Corp $ 00 .45 (CENTS that is) a car by eliminating two U Joints per Vehicle on the Swing Axles . This Choice was deliberate and contrary to the design parameters given of this Project . Development and Customer Saftey were sacrificed to cut costs . Bean counters .. any else one smell Bean Counters ? Ask or read the Engineers wrote about this and on this situation . It would be better yet : Read Ralph Nadar's Book . You decide ..    

      I would like to see your paper unclescot58 . Is this possible ? I owned a '60 MY in my Miscreant Youth . Trying to live with one is Allot different than looking at one ..


In Topic: Air Boxes .. MT boxes ..

11 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

LANDFILL ... Yes , boxes back into the '60's & 70's . This is to answer a Question asked here .  I must be not stating well what I am trying to convey . I need to do a better job on this .. Let me see :

   I did write ; I must send these off or to the Landfill . I did - yes past tense - feel guilt from trashing many more prior . This Guilt caused me to save them up to now . This won't happen any more . A PM sent to me here is the Normal way of trading .. or something someone is giving away . If I am wrong about this , what is the way to do this ?? I do not think on a Thread is the way to do a Giveaway or trade . That's just me . In one response , I was inquired of an Inventory . I would have if anyone would show any interest with a PM . I did not make clear I'm being forced to re-locate once again . I think these are in the landfill . I will also send many more desirable Items to the Landfills . I'll offer tham up with a time limit and gone ...