vamach1

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  • Location Vienna VA
  • Full Name Rex Turner

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  1. vamach1 added a post in a topic MPC '73 Mustang?   

    Here are more pictures of #15 as raced at Daytona. Notice the small #15's on the taillights.


  2. vamach1 added a post in a topic MPC '73 Mustang?   

    Yes the Mustang script is included with his Mach1 decals.  The decals come in black or silver.
  3. vamach1 added a post in a topic MPC '73 Mustang?   

    Since 43 years have passed I will speculate on the reason for the unusual decals. Wayne Andrews (another source says Max Berrier) drove a #15 highly modified Mustand in the East Grand National NASCAR series.  As you can see in the picture the decals are pretty much dead on to the car as it was raced except for the side stripes which I suspect may have been added to the real car or someone at MPC just bought they would look cool. There are decals for different race tracks this car raced at on the sheet.  Other pictures show a chrome front bumper and a 71/72 style grille and the car was raced in 72 and/or 73.  So, either these decals were meant for an earlier issue of the kit (the version with the roll cage and race interior would make sense) and instead of bothering to design a new decal sheet MPC just threw this one in the new 73 kit.  So in someone's infinite wisdom they decided let's make the same mistake and include a decal sheet that makes no sense for this stock 73 sportsroof.  I would find some 71/72 grille parts (Detroit Resin Group has them) and use the decals on the Warren Tope kit and buy some Keith Marks 73 Mach1 decals and make a separate stock Mach1.  I have no insider knowledge of my assumptions but given the bizarre things we have all seen with other kits and decals I'd say I'm not too far off.  I will not speculate what engine Andrews/Berrier ran but a Boss 302 would not surprise me at all.  Of course we all know that engine did not come in any 71-73 Mustang which is okay because the kit has neither the 351C or 429CJ either much less a pirated Boss 302.   What you get is a regular 302 (single exhaust would be factory correct) and a Boss 429 which never came in any 71-73 Mustang.

  4. vamach1 added a post in a topic Ford Automatic Transmission Help!   

    No love for the FMX automatic. ;-)
  5. vamach1 added a post in a topic MPC '73 Mustang?   

    Retro is not always a good thing.  Keith Marks has the correct decals.
  6. vamach1 added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet Update! Getting that roof right! 9/17/16   

    I will make note of your mods as I have started this project also except I will being doing the Lil Red version.
  7. vamach1 added a post in a topic amt iron horse mustang   

    Seeing the model built reminds me that that it is a combo of parts for various 66-68 Mustang kits.  When these sell for crazy money on EBay I just shake my head.
  8. vamach1 added a post in a topic 67 Shelby GT500 hybrid kit   

     

  9. vamach1 added a post in a topic 67 Shelby GT500 hybrid kit   

    Revell in the early 2000's along with a blue 67 GT500 and some versions of 68 fastback including the Bullitt version.  I found this one on EBay for under $20 with shipping.
  10. vamach1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    67 Shelby GT500 hybrid kit
    Sort of a blend between a diecast and a model.  The body is prepainted and decorated.  The interior and chassis and engine are like a typical model.  The nice thing is it was a very fast build.  The 68 ten spoke wheels are incorrect for a 67 and the body is stock Shelby instead of having the modified Eleanor body kit.  Nonetheless less it was a fun build and looks cool.
     
     

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  11. vamach1 added a post in a topic Restored AMX/3 wins at Pebble Beach 2016   

    Gaggle of GT40's there.

  12. vamach1 added a post in a topic Fans weep over rediscovered Bullitt Mustang   

    The story that began this thread is so full of holes it should be In a Bonnie & Clyde movie.
  13. vamach1 added a post in a topic Distributor & plug wires   

    Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland has some nice pre-drilled distributors that look very realistic.
  14. vamach1 added a post in a topic 66 Mustang coupe   

    That looks so much better than the 66 chassis.  Did you also use the 67 Mustang 289 engine?
  15. vamach1 added a post in a topic 66 Mustang coupe   

    That lo