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#1 crazyjim

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

I think this is a '79.  It's the Revell Hot Rod Mustang Street Machine kit that I painted with HOK cortez blue pearl.  The kit comes with a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine - not good enough.  I installed a 427 SOHC engine with a Fatkidd distributor.  When mocking the engine, I didn't try the fit of the hood and so ended up cutting open the hood.  When I find a decent scoop, I'll add it to cover the distributor and velocity stack.

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:45 AM

Nice Stang !



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

Well thanks, Ray.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

I think its closer to 84

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

That 427 sure fills up that engine bay! Looks good Jim!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

Sharp build Jim, love the Cortez blue. Very nice work....



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

Looks like a Mustang Capri or is that a Capri Mustang?  lol  Cool Build.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

That is the 1981 McLaren M81 kit. 1/25th scale by Revell. It and the 1982 Enduro GT shared similar body cladding, but the Enduro got a V8 whereas the M81 received the Turbo4 engine.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

Yep...'81. Had 2 of those year.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:19 AM

Nice build; looking forward to seeing it once you get the hood revised and completed.  Did you use parts box tail-lights on this build, and if so, where'd you get 'em?  I seem to remember the Revell kit-supplied tail-lights being a real weak-point in this kit, and yours look very good... too good to be the kit-supplied parts!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:42 AM

Thank you for the kind comments.  I'll change it to 1981. 

 

Mark - the taillights were molded to the body.  After painting and clearcoat, I took fine brush and laid down 3 coats of Testors taillight red metallic.  When dry I went over the high spots with a black indelible marker.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:47 AM

Wow, that paint-method on your tail-lights really worked well!  Nice job!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Thanks, Mark.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

My apologies, I just saw this.

I just wanted to say...Nice build !

I was going to use those wheels on the one I built, but went with Wanntanabes instead. 

What chassis and exhaust did you use?

If I were you, I'd sand the hood flat, (well sand off the rest of the molded in hood scoop ) and use a Boss 429 hood scoop.

Hope that helps.

 

Or just send it to me with a sample of that paint and I'll take care of her for ya (LOL)


Edited by Abell82, 23 April 2013 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:17 AM

Thank you, Jason.  I used the kit chassis and made my own exhaust from aluminum rod and aluminum tubing.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:23 AM

Nice Mustang ! ,,,, but I think you went to Midas for the exhaust !! ,,,, what dia rod did you use Jim ???



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:28 AM

Thanks, Anne.  The kit has a turbo charged 4 cylinder with the exhaust molded in the chassis.  I didn't feel like cutting everything out so I just used the aluminum rod connected to the 427 SOHC headers.  I forget the exact size of the rod but it comes in a spool in the floral department of Hobby Lobby.  I can get the gauge for you later when I get out to the shop.

 

It's 12 gauge floral wire #1186-49M.  There's 5 yards in the roll.  The back says distributed by Michaels Stores, Inc., so I might have got it at Michaels and not Hobby Lobby.


Edited by crazyjim, 24 April 2013 - 02:54 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:25 AM

Nice build and a great color. Too bad the hood doesn't seem to lay down right. The Vietnam service ribbon license plate is a nice tough



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:56 AM

Thank you, Dirk.  The hood needs a scoop so it can clear the 427 SOHC heads and distributor.  I haven't found the correct piece yet.  The Vietnam Service Ribbon goes on all my builds.