Monogram tried to pass it off as a "Boss 302 Mustang" engine. Why didn't they just call it a "GTO Judge" engine? They'd have at least been in the ballpark...
I think the Son of Ford had a Pontiac engine, too:
Monogram '32 Ford Street Rod Classic Cruiser
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:16 PM
Actually, Don, Darryl Starbird built the 1:1 in 1964 and Monogram created the Big Deuce kit later from the full-sized rod. The Little Deuce came along even later as an effort to capture more of the modeling market from kids who couldn't afford the 1/8 scale Big Deuce. Both kits were quite popular.
The Big Deuce kit came out in 1963.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:20 PM
The Pontiac engine was in there all the way through the black "Early Iron" issue.
Dave's right about the engine, it was in the Early Iron version too. The Monogram Sand Shark that was in SSP also had a similar Pontiac motor. It's not exactly the same, but it should be a decent start.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:33 AM
It sure would be nice to have the Little Deuce parts restored! I walked in to a dollar store in Warren MI. in 1998 and found these kits (the yellow '90's version) bagged, complete except for the box for a buck each. I bought all 26 of them.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
Does this kit come with chrome reversed steelies?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
The Tiajuana Taxi has a similar engine to the son of ford.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:16 PM
If you ask me, just the brake backing plates and suspension pieces make this kit worth buying. The rest of the kit's nice (other than that grille that gets wider toward the bottom), but those parts in particular are very well done. Just a pity that the frame is molded in with the fender unit.