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#41 azers

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

I don't know about the 15 inch tire size on the cutlasses. I owned a 1969 cutlass s holiday coupe with the w-31 package and it had factory 14 inch tires. I was second owner of car and it had 70,000 miles on it. And the door tag i believe said they were f70 by 14. Anyway that was the tire size of the factory chrome wheels.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

Update on wheels. I did research om lime and talked with a friend who has worked for olds forever. Je said the original wheels were 14 inch but a lot of people update the wheels to the later style 15 wheels. Hes not sure but in 70 when they changed the body style to wider some of the cars had 15 inch tires fit because there was room to do so. Unloke the narrower 69 body.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

The AMT tires seem to scale out to more like a G60 - actual L60s were the big tires you saw hanging out of the wheelwells on 10 inch wheels in the 70s- not sure why they didn't just print a different size now that they've done away with the raised letters

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

Dual-gate shifter/TH400 only. It looks to be in 3 pieces. The console, chrome shift gate, and chrome shifter.


Where is the Dual Gate shifter ????


Top right two parts in the chrome, and bottom row here:

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PDF of the instruction sheet here: http://round2models....nstructions.pdf

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Just got my kits today and decided to check the tires. Don't know if it's a early mold issue or they corrected the part, but both kits I opened didn't have mismatched tires they all looked good. I like the new tread pattern. I wonder if tires size could be corrected by removing the tampo printing and using a shabo set to correct the size? Ideas?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:54 AM

Just got my kits today and decided to check the tires. Don't know if it's a early mold issue or they corrected the part, but both kits I opened didn't have mismatched tires they all looked good. I like the new tread pattern. I wonder if tires size could be corrected by removing the tampo printing and using a shabo set to correct the size? Ideas?

I was thinking that myself the other day. I've seen some N scale railroad decal/rub-offs(like Shabo's) that may work if the size and font is the same or similar.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Trying to find a supplier for the shabo tire lettering that might match. Any ideas would be welcomed.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

I  purchased the AMT 69 Hurst Olds Cutlass kit a few months back & was wondering if anyone has built this kit yet. Was thinking of possibly making this my next build.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

I have built one, its an excellent kit with a very nice engine, and transmission that responds well to extra detailing if desired. Well fitting parts with poseable steering, and a nice set of American wheels.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

Very nice kit.  Still has a tub interior, but the balance is very well done.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:46 AM

Check out the review written by Tom Valenta in the latest issue of SA.  It should be helpful.



#52 Eshaver

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

This was an old MPC annual in it's day. I have one squirreled away I built way long ago. I don't recall having any issues with fit . To me , the kit fell together very well and looked very nice .



#53 Luc Janssens

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:12 AM

This was an old MPC annual in it's day. I have one squirreled away I built way long ago. I don't recall having any issues with fit . To me , the kit fell together very well and looked very nice .

No annual, IIRC tooled up in the late '80s



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:08 PM

No annual, IIRC tooled up in the late '80s

1987 or 1988 :)



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:30 AM

Yes, it was tooled about the same time as AMT's 66 Nova kit.