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#41 Casey

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Looks like Revell couldn't wait 'til Thursday to announce its November releases:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

I haven't seen any online sellers stocking this kit yet...

Looking at the box art, I am looking forward to this kit more than the other recent releases. I see a nice set of steel wheels (are the drag steels deeper than the stock wheels? That would be a bonus), M&H slicks (Decal?), cool set of optional decals, and a lot of possibilities. I don't usually say "I'll buy a case", because I won't, but I will buy three to four of these.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

I'm assuming it will follow the standard Revell release pattern---at the preferred hobby shops about 10-14 days from now, and at online sellers the first week of December.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Maybe with the tudor it could become a Sedan Delivery?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

probably to make it more crash worthy

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:

Probably to keep them bug eye headlights from getting hit first in a crash. :P I love 57 Fords, but the headlights always looked wrong to me.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

What do you suppose the "BENT EIGHT" drag decal with the lit bomb artwork refers to? (I think there's some lettering on the bomb artwork that I can't quite read that might explain this decal for me.) Anybody get what it means?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

It means it has a v8

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

What do you suppose the "BENT EIGHT" drag decal with the lit bomb artwork refers to?

It means it has a v8


I , too , was wondering what the deuce "Bent Eight" meant ! In my mind , "bent" , in reference to engines , means "slanted-over" (i.e. , Chrysler's Slant Six , which is colloquially referred to as "bent six").
Well at least Revell's choice of description is unique :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

One thing I never understood from a design standpoint- why does the bumper stand so far away from the body, necessitating that huge splash pan to cover the gap? :blink:


Hard to tell exactly from the box art photos, but it looks like Revell has the front bumper too far forward and too big just like they did with the '56 Del Ray and Nomad. :rolleyes: I'll know for sure when I get one.

http://www.1957ford....c=i0014097f.jpg

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

It looks like it may be a tad too far forward, but I think the stock location was further out, too:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

I'm diggin' it. Of all the '12 releases, this is the one looking closest to target, to me.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Okay, how 'bout this interpretation of the "BENT EIGHT" decal:

The graphic before the lettering is a "bomb", so it reads:

A...bomb...bent..ate
or
"Abominate"
Webster's definition: "Something greatly disliked or abhorred; aversion or loathing".

Which seems appropriate for the name of a drag car!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hey Mark! Get a load of how our avatars stack!

302 '70 hardtop, no power steering, metric speedo, was my first car... B)

Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 12 November 2012 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:31 AM

Chuck,
Very cool... my '70 Grande was my second car, (after a '68 VW Bug that I bought from my folks). My Grande was a T-5 Grande; no Mustang plaques or logos anywhere on the body of the car. I purchased it from a Army Lieutenant who bought it brand-new in Feb. of 1970 in Germany, when he was stationed there. He drove it throughout Germany for over 2 years, (had a few stories about driving it really fast on the Autobahn!), then, because he loved the car so much, had it shipped back to the states when his commission was completed in Germany.

It had a 351 Windsor, console-shift automatic, deluxe Grande interior package, air conditioning, power steering & brakes and an unusual half-vinyl roof. I loved that car; wish I still had it because T-5's were unusual then, and are really unusual today!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

Of all the '12 releases, this is the one looking closest to target, to me.


Stop it. <_< We haven't see the mold seams on the body shell yet. :lol: :lol:

What do you suppose the "BENT EIGHT" drag decal with the lit bomb artwork refers to?


It looks like the characters inside the bomb are "270 h.p."?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

270 horses for the 57's drag race competition to dislike!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

metric speedo

Please tell me that you are reffering to the speedometer, not your driving apparel... :blink:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Okay, how 'bout this interpretation of the "BENT EIGHT" decal:

The graphic before the lettering is a "bomb", so it reads:

A...bomb...bent..ate
or
"Abominate"
Webster's definition: "Something greatly disliked or abhorred; aversion or loathing".

Which seems appropriate for the name of a drag car!

'Bent eight' is just a slang term for a V8. I think you might be reading a little too far into it... even though when you think about it your explaination makes sense. B)