43rdMuscle

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About 43rdMuscle

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  • Birthday 07/25/1954

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  • Scale I Build 1/43

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  • Location New Jersey
  • Full Name Frank Gioia

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  1. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "K.S. Pittman" 1941 Willys coupe
    The model by SMTS in white metal


    The real deal

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  2. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    This 1:18 scale diecast modeled after a 1:1 car (to-a-T)
    This 1965 Malibu SS was made by Lane (Exact Detail). A fellow member on another forum was consulted by Lane to design the model exactly after his personal car. I have gone over the entire 1:18 scale model trying to find where they might have cut corners. They did not. The reason I am so sure is that I own a 65 Malibu SS of my own. This is the most realistic model I have seen to date. In fact, the entire series is modeled from it. See link to his website.

    http://www.macswebs.com/richl79/65L79/index.html


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  3. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic Rambler Rebel 1957   

    I've always wanted this car but never pulled the trigger (probably because it was a 4 door). I have a set of cragar mags just calling it's name. Nice model!
  4. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "Mazmaznian" 1941 Willys coupe (model & video)
    Made by Testors (custom) in diecast

    The model


    The real deal


    The video (starts @ at 4 min)

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  5. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "Ramchargers" 1965 Dodge Coronet AWB (model & video)
    The Ramchargers were a famed drag racing team that help developed the funny car class in the sixties and well into the seventies. The Ramchargers were a group of Chrysler engineers that raced on the side using the best of Chrysler engineering. The team ran a series of race cars including an altered 49 Chrysler to a plethora of stockers and super stockers. Within the group of the Ramchargers that included Dick Maxwell, Tom Hoover, Phil Goulet, Don Westerdale, Jim Thornton, and many others, began the early development of the funny car.

    The Ramchargers were one of the first teams to have the 2% Super Stockers. The 2% led to the next stage of the radical altered wheelbased funny cars. The Coronet in the photos is said to be one of the first FCs into the eights, if not the first ever! Jim Thornton drove the car to a great 8.925, 150.75 at Cecil County in 1965. The Coronet was feared by many and rightly so. The car was one of the first well-known funny cars and one of the stars of the first Super Stock Nationals at York, PA, in 1965.

    The model
    54 made by SMTS for GADM (Quarter Mile series) in white metal


    The real deal









    The video

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  6. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic 1/43 Stone-Woods & Cook Willys gasser   

    Thanx Tom. I have a 1/43 Willys gasser that I will be posting in the future that is was custom made.
  7. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic 1/43 "Strickler" 1965 AWB Dodge Coronet (added video)   

    Thanx guyz! It was not easy to find and aquire this model. This model is rare and very hard to find.
  8. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic 1/43 "Skipper's Critter" 1948 Anglia Gasser   

    Thanx guyz! I thought I was the only one that enjoyed models of vintage dragsters.
  9. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "DragonSnake" 1964 Ford Cobra dragster (model & video)
    In 1964, Carroll Shelby's A.C. Cobras dominated the American road racing scene. The Shelby American racing team and independent Cobras won every race they competed in. Shelby had intended the Cobras to be street cars and road racers. Ford wasn't interested in drag racing and therefore neither was Shelby American. Along the way, a few of Shelby's employees convinced him to furnish them a 289 Cobra to build a drag car. They called it the DragonSnake.

    The model
    100 made by Marsh Models in resin (MM47)


    The real deal



    The videos
    Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV6I9X0Qd78
    Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZADKXpHdzI
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  10. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "Hemi Under Glass" 1965 Plymouth Cuda wheelstander (model & video)
    In 1965, while looking to build a competitive drag racer to highlight the offerings of his company, Hurst Performance, George Hurst experimented with a midship placement of a 426-cu.in. Hemi V-8 – behind the driver but ahead of the rear wheels – in a Plymouth Barracuda. Hurst and his team soon realized that keeping the car’s front wheels on the ground was an exercise in futility, but his natural showmanship kicked in and he soon realized that crowds would love to see the car run the quarter mile on two wheels, its nose pointed to the sky. Rather than compete in a conventional series, Hurst built the car – dubbed the Hurst Hemi Under Glass – for exhibition drag racing, helping to create the wheelstanding phenomenon of the 1960s.
    Original driver “Wild Bill” Shrewsbury piloted the Hemi Under Glass (with its “Bear of a ‘Cuda” script and prominent Hurst logo on its belly) through 1965 and into 1966, before leaving to drive the L.A. Dart wheelstander. By then, the Hurst car had been reconfigured to wear 1966 sheetmetal and driver Bob Riggle – who accompanied Shrewsbury as driver and mechanic in 1965 – was next to climb into the pilot’s seat.

    The model
    Only 54 Made by SMTS for GADM (Quarter Mile series) in white metal.


    The real deal



    The video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjw7-vCuGLk
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  11. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "Skipper's Critter" 1948 Anglia Gasser
    Ford of England Anglia was the car of choice for many drag teams during the gasser wars era. Small, light and readily available. Shoehorn in a big motor, jack 'em up, and stuff a straight axle and big tires underneath, and hang on! This white metal model is made by "Motor city - Design Studio" (DS-100)



    The REAL DEAL







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  12. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Posting Vintage Dragsters in the "Diecast and Resincast"
    Over the next few weeks I will be posting my 1/43 scale collection of Gassers, Diggers, AWB cars and overall VINTAGE DRAGSTERS in the Diecast forum (link below).

    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showforum=51
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  13. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic Jacked up cars or street machines you guys drove in the '70s...   

    Had one? How about have one now? It's a 1965 Malibu (Chevelle) SS with a small block , 4 speed and a 12 bolt rear (unfortunately its a peg leg). It's my 9th, so I guess I did have one in the '70s.


  14. 43rdMuscle added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 "Strickler" 1965 AWB Dodge Coronet (added video)
    The model
    Only 54 made by SMTS for GADM (Quarter Mile series) in white metal



    The real deal


    The video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydvcA_O-TNg&feature=player_embedded
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  15. 43rdMuscle added a post in a topic GMP 1/18s as investments?   

    I've never owned a GMP diecast in 1/18 scale but many "old skool" 1/43-GMP diecast. I find them the be well built and heavily detailed. In the future I feel the value will increase because of a few reasons. Good quality, they are no longer available and subject matter. I have attached some photos of mine for reference (there are others).