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In Topic: Richard Petty #43 Plymouth Superbird

13 May 2010 - 06:48 PM

Jo-Han vs Revell... I want to stick with the Revell body. I don't care for the Jo-Han kit much... A few AMT kits come with a nice hemi to start with but the Revell kit is 1:24 and the AMT kits are 1:25... I'm concerned that if I use the AMT motor with a resin intake, carb, and air scoop, the scale difference might made it look funny... Do you think this will be a problem?

In Topic: Richard Petty #43 Plymouth Superbird

11 May 2010 - 07:27 PM

They did not have disc brakes

Are you sure about this? Disc breaks were a required package and not an option on all Superbirds according to "Mopar Muscle: 50 Years" by Robert Genat. That might have been for the street versions but I can not see the street versions having disc brakes but not the race cars. Doesn't make sense to me... but hey I'm not a nascar guy, I'm a muscle car guy.

In Topic: Richard Petty #43 Plymouth Superbird

10 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

Ok I'm getting way ahead here sorry. Okay so lets talk motor. I need to find a 426 hemi that would be correct and most of all, have the right intake and air cleaner. Anyone know where I can find one?

Ross Gibson Engines has an interesting RGE-204 Rat Roadster hemi that looks close, but not quite right...

Also, if anyone has any pics of the cages used in 1970, please send them to me and I'll attempt to build one.

In Topic: Richard Petty #43 Plymouth Superbird

10 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Looking over the Monogram and the Jo-Han I am lost... There are parts in the Jo-Han that monogram doesn't include like the steel wheels, fire extinguisher, racing style dash, roll cage, etc... Many of these can be fabricated and look better then the Jo-Han kit. The Jo-Han offers decals, but I've seen better decals online. The Jo-Han also looks to be a smaller scale. Jo-Han's tires are wider then Monograms... Everyone loves these kits, but honestly, the body on the Jo-Han really bugs me. Something looks all wrong with it. A lot of the parts are inaccurate. So my question is, why is this such a sought after kit?

Monogram's 1/24 Superbird is pretty basic as they come. Looks like a 440 ci, so no hemi. The top would need to be sanded down and the weld seam simulated somehow or another. I feel that this is an important detail on the superbird that is often overlooked. The vinyl top was only there on the street counterparts to cover up this ugly seam where the flush mounted window was installed. Also that reminds me; the interior seems to be the 70 GTX's interior. I'd wonder if the panel lines are correct for the Superbirds interior.

Both kits would need a lot of custom parts and plastic surgery to look right.

In Topic: Richard Petty #43 Plymouth Superbird

10 May 2010 - 08:27 AM

A lot of things look funny about it, but I thought it was still a new looking build. The wing looked funny to me too. The cage is not correct, but to be honest, I haven't seen a single photo of what the cage is suppose to look like. All the photos I have collected are of the actual car on the track and you can't see anything or they are the museum cars which are not accurate replicas.