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Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:55 PM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:10 AM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:07 PM
could use the 390 Tbird or the 429 from Revell's 1970 Torino
also the auto trans from the 66 Fairlane could be used although
in reality it wouldn't bolt up to the 429 depends on how anal you are
The main thing is have fun!
Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:26 PM
Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:42 AM
The detail on the 66 thunderbird chassis is like a promo.
Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:44 AM
If it's not an Electra [and I think that's the only Buick made that year] the leSabre script on the front fenders just behind the headlights will look like writing while the Invicta emblem will look like a longish rectangle.
While the bodys were pretty much the same the Electra rode on a 126.3" wheelbase and the other two were on the shorter 123" wheelbase. But if AMT was doing things like Jo-Han in those days the car might be molded shorter to fit the box,,,Jo-Han did that with thier Cadillacs.
Buick didn't start making Specials until '61.
I don't really know which detailed chassis would be closest but the Chevy would need to be streached if the wheelbase is in scale. The engine in the AMT '66 Riv is the nicest nailhead Buick engine out there right now but you'd need different valve covers and intake if you want to do it stock,,,another reason I usually do rods and customs. LOL
Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:50 PM
Posted 26 April 2006 - 05:58 PM