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Dan Helferich

Member Since 14 Mar 2006
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In Topic: What "Classic" AMT Kits Had Interchangeable Engines?

18 October 2014 - 02:10 AM

If you look closely at the instruction sheet for that Mopar wedge you will see a cut in the engine where the distributor goes. The placement in the picture is misleading but when I built this kit in the '60's I built it correct and the 2 built engines I've picked up in parts lots both have the distributor in the correct spot.


In Topic: What "Classic" AMT Kits Had Interchangeable Engines?

16 October 2014 - 03:23 PM

I'm building a '32 Roadster with the Pontiac from the '36 Ford. I shortened the tranny a little to make it fit. Bob is right about the firewall needing modification. I've also put the '32 Roadster Hemi in a Phaeton and that was more of a drop in swap.


In Topic: Ford 427 SOHC Hemi ?

12 September 2014 - 04:43 AM

I remember the first article I read about the SOHC 427 in 1964. The engine was in a '64 Galaxie and the article began something like this, " This engine will propel the car to Michigan's liberal 70 MPH speed limit, in first gear."


In Topic: Promo style build

01 September 2014 - 11:50 AM

The 409 and firewall were in the original kit but got lost or damaged. They (AMT) cobbled up a replacement 409 nowhere the quality of the original. They also replaced the red and chrome tail lights with cast in units. The body is still very nice and some kit bashing with an AMT '64 will get you a firewall and a much better 409.


In Topic: 65 Dodge Coronet ID Help is it an AMT or Johan ?

13 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

It was an MPC product marketed by AMT. Only available in '65.