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  1. Slixx and Gofer have some generic letter and number decals - but probably not the font for these. The railroad section of the local hobby shop may have something closer in the railroad section - or the internet, google model railroad letter decals or http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=ALPHA oh for those long gone days and lost fonts of Chartpak and Letraset rub on letters... so many fonts.
  2. 33/36 Ford Coupe

    The finished product looks so good that it makes it look like everything fits like it was made to - checking the build photos shows it is far from it. lots of work well done
  3. Maverick Funny Car decals

    Slixx also has decals for the Mickey Thompson Maverick funny car
  4. Extended cab Fl Coe.

    It's looking good. the front 3/4 inch of the BBC is the bumper location ahead of the cab - so you're good - 3-3/4" x 25 equals 93.75", add .75 and it's so close to 96" that it's right on in scale. (At least within in the tolerance that some of the cabs were built) I'm looking forward to see what you do on this one.
  5. Extended cab Fl Coe.

    The AMT kit is a 61 series raised cab with 86"BBC. Freightliner also built 96" and a very small number of104" cabs and that was about the limit of the hydraulic tilt rams. With aftermarket modifications, the cab could be any BBC.
  6. Hitop Coe pete

    That's exactly it. When the Surface Transportation Assistance Act became effective in 1982, the size and weight regulation changed, and the truck market went to conventionals almost overnight. The old size and weight rules were state regulations mostly based on the overall length of the combination tractor and trailer. The Feds changed the rules on the Interstate and designated highways so length is based on just the length of the trailer(s) - the length of the tractor is not included. States had to change their regulations to get federal highway money. Drivers preferred conventionals for more space in the cab (no engine tunnel), better ride, and easier to get into. Fleets changed over to conventionals to retain drivers. edited - rephrased a couple of things for clarity
  7. Although the tins are different around the roll cage, that appears to be it.
  8. I think the Revell chassis is kind of generic from around 1972 to 1974. They used it in a lot of kits and continued it past 1974 when the real thing started using chassis that were extended with the fuel tank ahead of the front axle. If it's anything, it is the chassis from the Whipple and McCulloch's Duster Revellution Demon which was Revell's first funny car. Car Craft, March 1972, says it is "Woody" (Race Car Engineering) chassis but other chassis builders used a similar design.
  9. well, here goes. Anybody else have a better idea how to post these, let me know. not a Logghe chassis, but the plumbing details still apply. Please, Please, Please don't quote this post in a new post, let me know if you don't see anything. Revell 1/16 funny car instructions
  10. Oh my… great information, thank you for posting. Love the restoration pictures
  11. JC, Tom West's X-ray drawings are beautiful! Your link for the 1/25 instruction has all of the detail that is on the 1/16 instruction sheets. Good to know. It's interesting that the 1/25 sheet that I just checked didn't have any ignition or plumbing detail. Must be some do, some don't.
  12. I think it has been posted around here - there is a good set of Tom West's early 1970's funny car reference photos from the old Straightliner model builders forum - excellent detail shots from a model builders perspective. They were from the time that he was working on the 1/16 Aurora kit projects. Googling his cutaway drawings will also provide a lot of information. The Revell 1/16 scale instruction sheets have good ignition wiring and plumbing details that weren't included in the 1/25 scale kits. The Aurora 1/16 instruction sheets are probably just as good, A Google image search for Enderle injector diagrams will have lots of information on the fuel system plumbing - in the '70's, it wasn't as complicated as it looks. hope this helps
  13. What Irked You Today?

    We live in an area where everybody knows everybody so stopping to talk in the grocery store is part of life. People leave room for other shoppers. About 6 months ago, the grocery store finished the first remodel in about 12 years. That will mess up your grocery shopping. It used to be a very efficient organized layout. Now it's an agonizing experience. The new aisles are all unequal width, some very narrow with displays in the middle on both sides, some wide or open space for no reason. Add a couple of vendors stocking bread in the aisle and just plan to get bread next week. Things are no longer in logical places, there are fewer items, vegetables aren't as fresh, and they are out of stock more often. Went for my favorite coffee yesterday, nope, hundreds of kinds of coffee, lot s of new ones, but don't have that one any more. I hope the person that designed the remodel has to shop there. The biggest new roadblock now is all the big carts from the employees pulling groceries for customer pickup. These carts take longer to bag and bin the groceries in the aisle The employees do their best but the carts are unavoidable. I'm starting to shop other places