I'm building this one. The big drawback is it's has some nice detaling on some of the kit, and not a lot of parts for the motor, and I don't have a supply of 1/16 parts to add to the kit. I did do some details like the wood firewall, dashboard with home cast resin gauges, and the floor under the driver. It will still be a nice buildup, though.
There must be a better way than the way I've tried to do this. The prewired dizzys have a long shaft on then, and the first one I tried to do I cut the shaft short. When I glued the dizzy on the motor and started working with the plug wires I keep breaking the the dizzy off the motor. Do you leave the shaft long so it goes further into the engine block? Help please.
Art has a few years on me, but he's right. Back in the day I was lucky to to be able to get my hands on a kit, much less paint for it. There wasn't the internet to find parts to custom build anything beyond what was in the kit. The nice thing was that most of the good kits, I'm talking the $1.98 ones, were build it three ways, so it was easier to build a nice spare parts supply. The main source for detailing were car magazines and if you were lucky a 1 to 1 car. I couldn't afford putty so it was glue it together and imagine with it would look like if I had a real one. Before I went in the service I remember using thread for brake lines and plug wires. and when I put a Hemi in a mid 60's Ford Falcon using a butter knife heated on a stove to trim the engine compartment so it would fit. Mom didn't like it much, but Dad was a modeler so he let me do it. I'm trying to increase my skills with each model I do, so some form of custom might not be out of the question, While I was taking the pictures, I was going over my spare motor supply, but I may have traded for one that would be a nice look.
I'm more of a sleeper type of car, so I'm not thinking too much custom body work But some 50 style wheels and tires would look nice. I'm not sure when I'll start this but maybe when I finish the 1/16 Stuz I'm doing now.