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  1. Great job on the movie car back when there was no such thing as CGI and all the stunts were real.
  2. Hope to see yours finished soon. I did not go crazy with my conversion kit and went a different route on color from the Foose build. I have seen a lot of clones in many other colors besides the metallic gray. I painted a very light coat of color shift paint over Ford blue.
  3. Technically not on the road but in a parking garage. The red vette desperately needs a wash.
  4. Thanks for all the comments. It’s a shame the engine compartment is very plain and the kit is not a great representation of the actual car. I have some other 79-80 Fox body kits and plan to do a Cobra version with decals from Rays kits.
  5. Agree with everyone. A very impressive clean build.
  6. I remember watching a Speed channel episode about “Daisy” narrated by Jason Priestly. Too bad neither the coupe or convertible did not make it to production by Ford but Superformance is supposed to be making GR1’s.
  7. Box stock build of this old kit. It’s pretty basic and could use so much extra detailing under the hood but I’m calling it done. The postcard came with the model. You can find this kit on auction sites fairly reasonable priced.
  8. This chart shows only the 71 Boss having the aluminum intake manifold. Other sources say the 72 HO also had one. As far as I know all of the 351CJ Q code engines had a cast iron manifold.
  9. I’ve yet to see a kit that is perfect especially if it is based upon an older car where plans are not available to make an exact clone. I’m looking at all the fantastic details that would have been overlooked in most kits like the rev limiter, voltage regulator, coil, horns, starter solenoid, ram air plenum, etc. The only downside is now when I look at all the MPC and AMT 71-73 kits in my collection I may lose all interest in building any of them. My only hope is I can get at least three of the Boss kits at a good price. We have not seen a closeup of the kit part but for those that want to modify it to look like the EOM part here is what it should look like.
  10. Looks very nice. I need to get back to my build and finish it. The paint scheme is challenging but worth the effort.
  11. There is also the pre-painted Testors diecast kit pictured below which has similarities with the MPC plastic kit. They did Mach1 and Boss version of course all of which were incorrect in several ways but they did paint them blue and also silver. The Mach1 came in black, yellow, red and maybe more. Nonetheless regardless of which version they all had a Boss 429 engine carried over from the MPC drag/stock car versions. The non Ford folks out there might think why “another” Boss 351 kit. Simple answer is because this new Revell kit is the first one that is showroom stock correct inside and out.
  12. The radiator hose bends at ninety degrees and goes straight down. The box art picture obscures that angle. Don’t freak out people.
  13. Same here. The C6 was also used for the 351 M and Q code engines.
  14. Yep. I have a “poor mans” Boss but it’s all I could afford in 1981. I still have my $1,650 1972 Mach1. With todays engine building advances despite it being a 2 bolt main block with 2 bbl heads it pulled 371hp on the dyno pull (before it was installed in the car last month). Once the engine is broken in I am curious what it will do in the 1/4 mile. With larger after-market anti-sway bars and Koni shocks it probably handles better than a stock Boss 351. Only things I wish it had was a four speed versus the FMX auto and A/C for hot FL weather. 32AB1598-B81F-4A17-8196-F439885CFD7A.MOV
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