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#121 midnightprowler

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:53 PM

Doesn't the AMT 57 ford fairlane have the supercharger parts? I thought i saw something in the instructions about one.

Yes, however, it is not 100% prototypically correct.  Some of the plumbing is incorrect, and the air cleaner box is incorrect.  I will post a pic of the correct item, and the kit parts tomorrow morning, or Sunday morning, depending on whether I work or not tomorrow.



#122 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Funky carb setup, but the kit has distinct molded fuel lines for whichever you choose. Overall one of the best y-blocks/312s ever in scale.

 

Haphazard bagging, but the body shell mold seems to have had an extra polishing on this one, for whatever reason.  Probably luck of the draw for warps, but my floorpan, chassis, and interior mock-up snicked right into the body without any adjustment.

 

And the body shell in this one is the single 2012 Revell kit that comes closest to absolutely nailing the 1:1 in every detail and proportion.  The door/window frame deviations and rear quarter crease eccentricities are so slight they're barely worth mentioning, and just about everything else looks like it's down cold.

 

Absolutely Revell's best this year, imho, and by a fair margin.


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#123 Chuck Most

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:41 AM

I don't have this kit yet, but I've seen one a friend bought, and I'll say this. It only took 50 years, but the Y-Block V8 engines in the AMT '56 and '57 kits are no longer king of that genre in 1:25. I know there's always seemingly an issue or two with Revell's body proportions or why they designed this or that the way they did, but if the engine builds up and responds to detail as well as their other recent kits, I'll be buying a few more of these just for that engine. And I'm not even going to get into the obvious improvement in underhood/chassis detail compared to other late '50's Ford kits...



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

Hopefully the distributor sets at an angle the instructions aren't real clear! Does anyone have a pic of the engine built up?



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Hopefully the distributor sets at an angle the instructions aren't real clear! Does anyone have a pic of the engine built up?

Yes...the distributor on Ford Y-Blocks angles toward the passenger side of the engine compartment.....TIM



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:25 AM

My kit is on the way. Here are the pics I talked about, first is the actual engine, the second is the kit air box, you would have to scratch build the correct one, also, the AMT fan belt is only one belt, and has the supercharger on the right vs left side, so that will need correcting as well.

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

Yes...the distributor on Ford Y-Blocks angles toward the passenger side of the engine compartment.....TIM

Thanks Tim I just didn't know if the kit was correct.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

We're modelers we can fix that. Make a round peg from a square one. Lol. I'll wait for the revell version. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Some good reference photo's for a stock build.

http://blog.hemmings...57-ford-custom/



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:34 AM

Thanks for the link Al!



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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

Yes...the distributor on Ford Y-Blocks angles toward the passenger side of the engine compartment.....TIM

 

 

Thanks Tim I just didn't know if the kit was correct.

 

 

Sadly the kit stands straight so a little surgery is needed no biggie!



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

I just received a call from our local HL that the two kits I ordered are in, so I can pick them up, hopefully tonight!  You guys who have HLs close by, you might want to check/call and see if they have them in stock yet.  The girl who called me said she'd ordered my two plus two more which were supposed to go out on the shelf.  Here's hoping they're on the shelves at your local HLs soon...



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

One finally showed up here, so I grabbed it, probably against my better judgement this week, but whatever!

 

Looks like another very good effort. The molding of the gas tank and spare tire well separately suggests to me that a Ranchero, wagon or Courier may in fact be in the future.

 

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

just to note. The instruction tell you to install the exhaust first before installing the engine.

I would sugest installing the engine first to properly aling the headers to the pipes.

hope that save a few headaches.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

A few more pictures.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

So Al,  the underside of the car is body color, and the frame is black?

 

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I asked the local HTU, and they had two on order for 33.95 each. That's way to rich for my tastes.

 

 

$19.00 total from my friendly local neighborhood plastic pusher. But then, I have a frequent flyer discount, too.

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Dan, when will the NPP have the kits?, I know I had him put me down for one (shocking , I know), I am asking as I never seem to have cash on me when I need it :lol:


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

So Al,  the underside of the car is body color, and the frame is black?

 

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That's very thoroughly (and very nicely) restored. If Ford was like GM, it would probably be primer (oxide red) with overspray, although I can imagine a zealous painter painting the entire floor.

 

Most cars shipped to the midwest, coastal regions and the northeast were undercoated at the factory. That car in the picture could have a rubberized or some other super-duty material beneath the paint. Even if just kept for nice weather, I wouldn't want to drive that too much around here without some kind of extra protection.

 

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

Thanks for the pics Al!