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#821 CorvairJim

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Yes folks, we have a winner! :) I said it was "Accurately Scaled"! I didn't see anywhere on the box where it identified it as being 1:32 scale, but in looking at the parts it sure looked to me to be right in that vacinity. I'm not really a fan of Ford products, but the styling of the Mark II and the car's story caught my attention a long time ago. As I recall, it was the last car primarily designed by the legendary Gordon Buehrig. It retailed at roughly $12,000 when a new Rolls Royce was still under $10K.

Go for it, Eric...

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#822 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

Now the hard part...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

I haven't had time to go through anything! I've been reseeding some burned rangeland and working late. I'll do my best to get something tonight.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Okay, okay.

Here is the part. There are 3 different kits I know of with this part. All the same car - basically, the same kit, just different boxes.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

It looks like a remote cooler of some kind . . . the bolt on flange is kind of odd . . .

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

VW oil sump. Not sure which kit yet.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

maybe the tamiya vw kit

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

VW oil sump. Not sure which kit yet.


Not a VW

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Maybe a gas tank from a drag car or Pro Street kit?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

Sure looks just like what was on the bottom end of my VW Bug. Even has the correct number of bolts :unsure: Porsche maybe? Looking at the sprue, it might be a Japanese manufacturer.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Not a gas tank, not a Porsche, and not a Corvair.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I will be hit and miss for the next two weeks - I will check when I can!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:54 PM

DEFINITELY not a Corvair! I'm familiar with just about every Corvair kit ever produced (that's not too hard, considering the low number of them!). :D

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Shalako?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

It looks like a very good casting with no flashing , and it appears to be molded in a dark gray plastic . Is it a Tamiya kit ?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

The Shalako was VW, Porsche, or Corvair powered. This is a stumper. Fiat Abarth?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

No Shalako. Not a Tamiya kit. Japan made, though. Not a Fiat.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

:unsure: Well that's it, just embarras me thoroughly...while you're at it maybe you could come over, give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice over it? That is if you aren't busy of course? :huh:

(i'm just kidding here...I was taking a shot in the dark just because someone else said VW. :D )


Sorry Jacen... No offense intended... ;)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

It looks like a non-top level brand-- Otaki, Doyusha, Nichimo, etc., but I still get an air cooled vibe from it, too. Hmmm, not a Trabant part...