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Here's an interesting artical on Revell's "Miss Deal" Funny Car

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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:26 AM

This caught my eye, thought a little model car history was in order. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

Interesting.  Coulda been.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA.  They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:52 AM

Interesting, but the author misses that Revell at that time would have been in Venice, CA.  They didn't move to the midwest until the Monogram merger in the mid-80's and have only been located in Elk Grove Village, IL for a handful of years. 

 

 

There's some logical rain on the old parade!   LOL.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

"I then began wondering; did this car equally captivate an employee from Revell back in the mid- 60’s?

I like to imagine that this enthusiastic employee made the 40-mile commute from the Elk Grove, Ill. headquarters to Oswego Drag Strip on a grey afternoon in the fall of 1964.."

 

Except Revell, Inc. was still located in Venice, CA in 1964, making that more like a 1235 mile journey.  A quick Google search of Revell's history would've been a good idea.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:02 AM

The story I've always heard is that it's basically a Parts Pack chassis and engine mated to the body from the still-born stock 53 Stude they were working on when they got wind that AMT was doing one, too.  Rather than flood the market with 2 stock 53 Studes, they chose to modify it into the Miss Deal.  Throw it all into a classic Jack Leynnwood box and the rest is history...  



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

"I then began wondering; did this car equally captivate an employee from Revell back in the mid- 60’s?

I like to imagine that this enthusiastic employee made the 40-mile commute from the Elk Grove, Ill. headquarters to Oswego Drag Strip on a grey afternoon in the fall of 1964.."

 

Except Revell, Inc. was still located in Venice, CA in 1964, making that more like a 1235 mile journey.  A quick Google search of Revell's history would've been a good idea.

 

 

There's an echo in here.  (See post# 3).



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

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I don't see the "parts Pack chassis" always talked about, :huh:



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

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No "parts Pack" stuff here. More "Urban Legend" Model "Myth". :blink:



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

Then again, the author did say " I'd like to imagine " :o



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Front suspension is basically from the Dragster Speed Equipment parts pack, not exactly, but basically.    And similar wheels and tires were done in parts packs.  So maybe I should have said chassis from parts pack parts?   

 

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Edited by Brett Barrow, 08 May 2013 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Read the comments on the HAMB link for posts by Tim Boyd (Funman) and me (Critical Mass)



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

"Not exactly , but basically " ? close as? 600px-THAB39.jpg and M2_machine_gun.jpg

 

close enough. :rolleyes:



Read the comments on the HAMB link for posts by Tim Boyd (Funman) and me (Critical Mass)

 

post a link B)



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

"Not exactly , but basically " ? close as? 600px-THAB39.jpg and M2_machine_gun.jpg

 

close enough. :rolleyes:



 

post a link B)

And with that, you're on my ignore list.

 

And the link you're looking for is in the article you posted.  It's the "33 Comments on the HAMB" link at the bottom of the article. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

The Miss Deal frame is essentially the Parts Pack chrome custome frame, the steering wheel & linkage is from the dragster C1124 dragster parts pack, and the engine is a re-pop of the chrome Chrysler engine pack.  What's great about the Miss Deal kit is that you can clone some of the old Parts Pack - derived kits, without shelling out big buck$...



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

" without shelling out big buck$" ? Have you priced any of these parts packs, much less found any of them ? :huh:



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

The link is at the bottom of the original article where it says "33 replies on Jalopy Journal"

 

Thanks Vincent, there's a lot more information there. ^_^



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

The photo of the copper-colored Stude can also be found in the book Drag Racing Gassers by Lou Hart, and I admit Miss Deal immediately sprang to mind when I first saw it.

The book was published in 2007 and is loaded with great reference photos, that particular photo being credited to the authors scrap book.