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AC Norton

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  1. Looks just dynamite, Johnny....one of the nicest box builds of this I have seen....BTW, are your race seats the pair found in the MPC 67 GTO kit....great replacements if so, they do nicely as lightweight seats....best, the Ace...
  2. Chuck, that is just a killer build..love it....what paint was used on the body, BTW.....looks great...the Ace..
  3. .....Is it fact that the black 69 MPC Camaro also has the Firebird interior and seats ....always wondered before buying one....thanks, the Ace...
  4. ......Well, thank you for that, Bob.....your info has just cost me another credit card hit from Ebay if that's the case...lol.........gotta get one now.....the Ace.....
  5. ....The big complaint with the old WL bird is the fact the roof is scored to create a t top deal...yuk......no stock wheels either....best bang for the buck is the AMT version from the mid nineties that is of an orange built car on the box .....molded in nice pale gray, clean and crisp, perfect chrome tree, and both the T/A hood and the dual scoop 400 hood are included....the Lightning only contains the T/A hood....just my 2 cents...oh, this version I suggest is cheap and there are always tons of them online....the Ace....
  6. This piece is as nice an example of this particular kit as I have ever seen....terrific work, just looks killer....congrats, the Ace....
  7. .....I can say that even though there is, when I built my gasser 40 coupe, removing it completely and plating the floor with plastic sheet was super easy, and took maybe an hour to complete.....if you look up TROUBLE MAKER in the drag car section, all my photos should appear with a chassis shot to see what I mean...hope this helps...the Ace....
  8. Yeah, and it really is a big disappointment, and the box and decals really don't justify buying one, IMO.....I have a tendency to think that Round2 is 'reaching' on reissues like this trying to capture something very exciting from the long ago, and it just does not cut it....just my 2 cents....the Ace....
  9. ....Love it....can't wait to see your project finished ....the Ace...
  10. Boy, that's going to look mighty tough when completed.....I like the stance and the whole idea here.....the Ace...
  11. .....Also keep in mind in those days the rear seat and all stock interior components were required by NHRA rules...no roll bar either, so remember that if you use reference pictures from so-called ' restored' or clone racers of this car from the last many years, they could have any combo of parts and pieces with full roll cages and such, wheel tubs, you name it, and will not reflect the original idea you are after.....just a thought....the Ace...
  12. ....Hot Rod magazine Dec 67 has an article, and shows a pic of the interior.....it was all stock, vinyl silver/black bench seat, large mechanical SW tach mounted in the centre of steering column, Hurst Comp/ Plus type shifter with line lock and I think the reverse lock out lever too....a gauge cluster was present as well, I think....I no longer have that magazine, but remember details well as I owned a truly mint 68 'runner for many years, and Sox and Martin were my favorites of all time...hope this helps....the Ace...
  13. ..........So true, so start with new...lol........the Ace....
  14. .....Love those Rader wheels on it...looks so gasser perfect, as you can just watch the haze of smoke off the slicks when he leaves the line....nice piece, Johnny...the Ace...
  15. God, I'd forgotten about those wheels, as back in the day there was a zillion street/strip wheels out there by another zillion manufacturers.....I think all the players were trying to capture your bucks by coming up with as many ideas and designs as possible, and all copying each others designs with a slight change or ever so slight difference wheel to wheel......glad you jumped in here, Steve, as I need a jolt like this from time to time to check and see if I'm still awake...lol...the Ace....
  16. ....Up in this area, there were quite a few guys who ran these wheels, street and strip-only cars as well, but they were easily mistaken as many 'knock off' companies pirated several wheels at that time....I do know that if those wheels were neglected from care and regular cleaning, they tarnished easily, and became very dull and weathered looking quickly....you did see them around, but certainly Cragar S/S and several others dominated the scene.....the Ace...
  17. ....I have 2 of these kits, and even though it has a million shortcomings, I have always loved it. The decal sheet is just killer and probably worth the price of admission itself..lol...as for the textured front wheels, if memory serves I seem to recall a Cragar wheel around in the 60s and thru part of the early 70s that was flat black, with some texture. I had Keystone Rogues on my 1.1 68 Roadrunner, and Keystone Classics on my 69 Swinger 340, but there was a 68 Nova that hung around with some of us at a local burger joint that sported these exact wheels,,, think they were known as ' CRAGAR GT's'.... but the model wheels seem to be a bit too textured compared to the actual ones as I recall....Also, interesting note on this AWB issue...early releases were void of the header collectors that are needed here....I actually contacted Round2 and they sent me 2 sets for both my kits, so check your to see if your kit has them, as apparently all was corrected in later runs of this issue.....thanks Casey, as always for great input....the Ace....
  18. Well, there are 3 possible answers here...no, God no,,,, or yeah, right....NO.........the Ace....
  19. ....Well said, and I agree....fun, simple builds that with paint detail and a touch of skill, they look great in your display.....love 'em...the Ace...
  20. ....Thanks Gary....I was trying to post these pics on another thread here, but ended up bringing this post back from awhile back,,,,lol....anyhow, glad you like this one....the Ace...
  21. .....Looks just great...should get off my butt and slap mine together..lol.....thanks for sharing...the Ace...
  22. ....I apologize for this post again, as I was trying to move photos to another section regarding the 39/40 Ford Sedan coming back out, but blew it somehow....again, sorry for this boys...the Ace..
  23. Well, that set is about as exciting as a trip to the dentist.....poor effort on that one........the Ace....
  24. ....Excellent points all round, Casey.....thanks for the input....the Ace...
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