Stupid Question # 1 :
Is the AMT Willys drivetrain supposed to represent an Olds Rocket with a B&M Hydro-Stick Hydramatic ?
I've heard some funny stories about Hydro-Stick equipped cars from back in the early 60's . A former coworker and present friend ( he'll be turning 70 this year , and can physically run circles around guys one-third his age !) told me about one particular instance at Whirly's Drive-In from around 1964 : a high school buddy of his had a '41 Willys with a '49 Olds and B&M 'Hydro ; and , apparently , starting the car was possible in *any* gear range ---- including forward gears .
So his friend fires-off his copper-with-pearl-white-wheelwells Willys , and the car lurches-forward in a fell swoop ...
... right smack into the trunk and rear end of a customised '58 Impala ! The 'Hydro was in 1st gear when he started it .
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Around thirty (30) years ago , I saw a photo --in the other model magazine-- of a stcok , U.S. NAVY Willys pickup . No accompanying article ; just a photo .
Edited by 1972coronet, 03 March 2013 - 10:17 AM.