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#21 Mark

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

 

Other than the body shell, glass, and maybe the interior tub, I wouldn't expect there to be much which could be shared, but an all new, accurate SOHC 427 would be really nice to have.

 

 

 

 

I was just thinking wishfully above, and honestly don't expect such a thing from Moebius. I think they've done a good job maximizing the kit tooling they've chosen to produce, while not spending a ton of extra money on second and third variants, instead keeping them relatively close to the original issue. I doubt a '65 Comet AF/X would be a huge seller anyway, but I wouldn't complain if such a kit appeared on hobby shop shelves. 

I wouldn't look for the A/FX version, but the 289-equipped B/FX would be a definite possibility IMO...



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

I'm thinking some Royal Pontiac markings for the Ventura might be a.nice.addition.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Alright so I will upfront admit I don't know enough about a '65 Mercury to know the answer to this...what's the deal with the hood?  The Moebius marketing thing has a flat hood, and I can find several cars like that online.  But I find several with the hood that the drag car is sporting.

 

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Seems a Convertible would be a "gimmie" modified reissue of this idea too...

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

I think that is some sort of ram air hood that was used on the drag cars, and people have added them to street cars over the years....kind of the Mercury equivalent of the Mopar Super Stock hood scoops of that era, or the Ford teardrop scoop hood that was used on the Fairlane Thunderbolt drag cars.  The poster Moeibus showed had a stock Cyclone hood.


Edited by Rob Hall, 07 October 2013 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

I think that is some sort of ram air hood that was used on the drag cars, and people have added them to street cars over the years.

 

Yes - that hood was never an option on the Comet, but a fiberglas item that was used on drag cars. I believe they ran ducts from those scoops to the carbs, a la the Fairlane Thunderbolt.

 

Also note that both of those cars have non-stock wheels; what look like chrome reverse wheels on the stock Cyclone are actually hubcaps.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:48 PM

And come to think of it, the Cyclone might have only come as a two door hardtop, but there were Caliente convertibles. Mostly just a change in grills and some trim between the two, if you ordered your Caliente with a "Super Cyclone V8".



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

 

Absolutely - I'd love to see both versions! Although there are a LOT of differences (in addition to engines) between a stock Cyclone and the A/FX drag versions.

 

Probably nothing a T-Bolt chassis couldn't fix  B)  

Loved those '65 Comet front ends; tried to find a front clip for a 1:1 '64 Falcon sedan delivery I had years ago but never got it done :unsure:  

 

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:33 AM

 

Probably nothing a T-Bolt chassis couldn't fix  B)  

 

 

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Yes, I was thinking along those lines too - most of the T-Bolt stuff would work. Depending on the specific car - at a specific time, different front suspension set-ups were used: modified stock suspension, straight axles. The B/FX cars used 289s, the A/FX and exhibition cars used the 427 and later the cammer. Lots of changes in a short time on these cars . . . right on the cusp of the funny car era. 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

61 Ventura ? Awesome! Hope it has the 8 lug wheels

 

the Ventura is based on the Nova platform, & to my knowledge the eight lug wheels were never used on the "smaller" cars. Oop's, I was thinking of the later Ventura's from the '70s, maybe some enterprising resin caster has the eight lug wheels already


Edited by horsepower, 09 October 2013 - 10:22 AM.


#30 Rob Hall

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

 

the Ventura is based on the Nova platform, & to my knowledge the eight lug wheels were never used on the "smaller" cars.

You are thinking of the '70s Ventura II and Ventura...

 

The '61 B-body Ventura was basically an uplevel trim version of the Catalina.  And yes, 8 lug wheels were used on them, the stock photo Moeibus used shows them.


Edited by Rob Hall, 09 October 2013 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

You are thinking of the '70s Ventura II and Ventura...

 

The '61 B-body Ventura was basically an uplevel trim version of the Catalina.  And yes, 8 lug wheels were used on them, the stock photo Moeibus used shows them.

 

Here is the proof...

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

 

Might those actually be factory chromed steel wheels?

 

 

Just to clarify: the non-stock Comets in the photo I was referring to have later factory wheels, but stock '65 Cyclones (which I'm assuming is what Moebius plans to produce) came with hubcaps that resembled chrome wheels. Not a lot of discernible difference in 1/25th scale, I'll admit.

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:03 AM

I am excited about Moebius doing the 1965 Cyclone.  I have wanted to build one for years but nobody really did a street car.  MCW has a couple drag cars and I know Perry's Resin showed a street kit but I don't think any of the cars had correct emblems and front grill.  With the 70 1/25 Revell Cuda and the 1956 Chrysler 300B from Moebius it should be an exciting 12 months for new releases. 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:41 AM

What I find kinda odd, is that in the current issue of Modelcars has the Ihobby info, and Moebius lists that Comet and Ventura kit are both listed as having spring releases, but we have not heard nearly as much about them here on the forums.  Did they just fall into place more than the truck, not need as much work, what?  Any thoughts?



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:42 AM

What I find kinda odd, is that in the current issue of Modelcars has the Ihobby info, and Moebius lists that Comet and Ventura kit are both listed as having spring releases, but we have not heard nearly as much about them here on the forums.  Did they just fall into place more than the truck, not need as much work, what?  Any thoughts?

I would assume a Spring release for those is optimistic...probably will be much later.  Or they are keeping their development efforts close to the chest and not publicizing it online...


Edited by Rob Hall, 06 January 2014 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

If something is not public knowledge it doesn't mean it's not happening....maybe they're keeping a lid on it, dunno just like the rest of us here.


Edited by Luc Janssens, 06 January 2014 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

Was wondering about that - maybe Moebius has decided based on previous patterns to hold the announcements till a little closer to release?

 

Ford pickups look closer than the Hudson and 300s - hoping that trend continues, most especially with the Ventura...


Edited by Chuck Kourouklis, 06 January 2014 - 10:48 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

What I find kinda odd, is that in the current issue of Modelcars has the Ihobby info, and Moebius lists that Comet and Ventura kit are both listed as having spring releases, but we have not heard nearly as much about them here on the forums.  Did they just fall into place more than the truck, not need as much work, what?  Any thoughts?

 

 

I would assume a Spring release for those is optimistic...probably will be much later.  Or they are keeping their development efforts close to the chest and not publicizing it online...

Been a while (if ever) since Moebius hit a release date.  Not knocking them, I know how things can change and delay a project.  I think spring is a bit optimistic for the cars, probably see the pickup in the spring, and the cars sometime this calendar year (yeah I know that's a little broad, but I'm trained to under-promise and over-deliver) .  I have the final MSRP on these ($34.95 for the truck and $32.95 for the cars), that's usually a good indicator that the basic tooling is finished.

 

I think they did intentionally keep the cars under wraps until they were further along than they did with the pickup.   



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

 

 

Been a while (if ever) since Moebius hit a release date.  Not knocking them, I know how things can change and delay a project.  I think spring is a bit optimistic for the cars, probably see the pickup in the spring, and the cars sometime this calendar year (yeah I know that's a little broad, but I'm trained to under-promise and over-deliver) .  I have the final MSRP on these ($34.95 for the truck and $32.95 for the cars), that's usually a good indicator that the basic tooling is finished.

 

I think they did intentionally keep the cars under wraps until they were further along than they did with the pickup.   

 

That is what they told me at IHOBBY.   However, May-June was the timeframe I was given because the two cars are much farther along.  Time will tell.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

It's been a mystery since 1965 why there was never a '65 Comet kit, a great oversight has been righted 49 years later. I'm hoping that Moebius does a better overall job with the shape of this series of car than Trumpeter did with the Falcons, being a little too large and square. 

 

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