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#61 mk11

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:33 PM

They are scarce and expensive but deals happen once in a while... Through serendipitous circumstance I hit the big auction site the other day in time to nail a sealed example for only half a c-note B)   Had a 1:1 a few years ago and am wondering why mpc never tooled an accurate dual snorkel air cleaner for these.

It's not gonna stay sealed for long... ^_^

 

 

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

[ I ]  Had a 1:1 a few years ago and am wondering why mpc never tooled an accurate dual snorkel air cleaner for these.

Not only the air cleaner , but also the entire power train and drive train ! The Little Red Express kit has MPC's generic Chrysler big block which is mated to an equally generic 4 speed transmission (some of the car annuals had a TorqueFlite behind the "383-400-440" .

 

I think that there's enough demand for a new-tool of the 1978 LRE ... complete with the 'E58' 360 / A-727-A LoadFlite / 9.25" differential .



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:17 AM

What's a c-note? :S

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

What's a c-note? :S

 

$100 bill.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:18 PM

Here's a better look at the most important parts of this kit...

 

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Taking great pleasure in exploding another old wives tale, I'll say that with all the parts inherited from the previous LRE shortbox kit like the incorrect mirrors, taillights, engine and air cleaner, there is definitely no '78 grill or hood included in these P/I kits. Be interesting to hear the back story on this one...

 

 

  

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

Interesting..I have the Pumpin Iron kit in my stash, can't recall if I noticed the difference between the box art and what's inside.  One I did notice is the Thunderstruck 4x4 puller truck kit I have has the '79/80 style grille on the box but the '77-78 grille inside.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Interesting..I have the Pumpin Iron kit in my stash, can't recall if I noticed the difference between the box art and what's inside.  One I did notice is the Thunderstruck 4x4 puller truck kit I have has the '79/80 style grille on the box but the '77-78 grille inside.

 

Indeed...



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

Last month I managed to snag built up versions of the 1975 issue and the Off-Road Camper issue, and noticed that there are actually three different trims represented in these kits and two different tail gates. I have edited the original posts to reflect this.

 

Also, can anyone with a Warlock confirm/deny any side trim? 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Last month I managed to snag built up versions of the 1975 issue and the Off-Road Camper issue, and noticed that there are actually three different trims represented in these kits and two different tail gates. I have edited the original posts to reflect this.

 

Also, can anyone with a Warlock confirm/deny any side trim? 

The Warlock doesn't have side trim.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:41 AM

Thanks, Luc! I suspected as such, but have never actually seen a Warlock in the plastic, as it were. ;)