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ToyLvr

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  1. Well, I was incorrect about the reissue, which was Round 2/MPC kit #MPC842. The reissue shares the box art with the original issue MPC #1-7506 (see photos below), but unfortunately the new kit doesn’t include the Wankel engine🙁 I checked my stash of old Corvette kits and found that the Wankel engine was also included in MPC #1-7405 (‘74 Corvette coupe), and #1-7406 (‘74 Corvette Convertible). These old kits show up fairly often on evilBay, and can be purchased at a reasonable price if you’re patient. I have also even purchased the Wankel engine alone from a seller who was parting out one of these kits. Do a “Google” search for “Corvette Wankel” for background info on the GM rotary engine. Hope this info helps....
  2. How about the one which MPC included in their 74-75 Corvette kits. If I recall correctly, it was supposed to replicate the 4-rotor Wankel that the Corvette showcar of that era would have used. It’s decently detailed, and includes a GM automatic transmission. should be available in the reissued ‘75(?) MPC Corvette kit that was available in the last couple of years.
  3. The value of black Trans Am just went up.... RIP, Bandit....
  4. I had a “Pyro” kit of a ‘36 Cord that was molded in green. I think it’s already been mentioned - JoHan ‘63 Olds Starfire; IMC “Avenger”; Monogram “Green Hornet”;
  5. Aha! So you’re the one who stole my ‘61 Pontiac stuff which I tried to order!😝 I jumped on the site hoping to score a kit, but they were ALL gone in seconds! I had a pretty good list of parts going, but much of it disappeared as I was trying to get thru the checkout phase. I’d say that the “Black Friday” description is pretty appropriate. Did anyone else notice the full moon last night, too???😮
  6. All dressed up (with my credit card), and no where to go......
  7. My grandson built a snap kit at age 4. It all depends on the kid 😉 Anthony - your son did a good job! Keep ‘em coming!
  8. Yup, don’t post your address or other info. And, think twice before posting photos of your “stash.” In recent years, one of our long-time members had his house burglarized on Christmas Eve. The thieves stole a lot of his best models, then trashed the rest. He always felt it was an “inside job”. We’ll never know if it had any connection to the Forum, but why take chances with putting your info out there???
  9. Regarding the chassis, only Mike Hanson (who mastered this kit) can tell you for sure, but my guess is that he took a casting of the engine and drivetrain from an AMT '62-'64 Corvair car kit; the front suspension likely was copied from an SMP '61(?) Chevy pickup kit (with the "A-Frames" cut off to make room for the wheels). Trust me; having owned many 1:1 Corvairs, the AMT '69 Corvair "chassis" bares NO resemblance to the actual Rampside "chassis" (other than the location of the engine). I agree with Bob Downie - what's provided with the kit is good enough for me for this particular replica. I'm so pleased to finally have a decent Rampside kit! 😀
  10. ToyLvr

    '66 Ford Falcon

    Thanks, Kevin. I've got the Falcon on my evilBay watch list. Problem is, I'd have to sell a kidney to afford that one! 😝
  11. I'm sure that the Cincy club will be posting some much better photos of the contest cars. I saw someone running around with an expensive-looking 35mm camera, so the pix will undoubtably be 100% better than those from my humble cell phone The club's website is cincinnatiautoreplicas.org
  12. It was perhaps my favorite at the show! Well done job on the “weathering”, rust, etc. Note the miniature magazines laying around. Of course, this is the kind of vehicle my mother told me to avoid as a child.....😝
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