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  1. I received a sealed kit from an eBay vendor today. This kit has the chrome engine parts tree for the Chevrolet engine! It seems the only replacement request is thru Revell in Germany. I filled out the request, and got a note indicating no replacement parts were being shipped to the USA due to COVID restrictions. However, I received an almost immediate email response confirming the request, but remarking that it could take "some time" to fill it. Has anyone else experienced the incorrect engine chrome tree in their kits? Has anyone requested replacement parts from Revell recently?
  2. Also the Thomas Flyer. I am not sure of that kit's pedigree. Weren't there some other classic cars MPC released, perhaps mostly in 1/32nd scale?
  3. I believe the artist is illustrating the parts from the Ford 427 Parts Pack. Not 100% accurate, obviously not familiar with 1:1 speed equipment. But still, much better than the Mooneyes illustration.
  4. I can't speculate if this is meaningful, but the Atlantis Fiat build up posted in a thread from James Duff (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/164249-2021-ipms-nationals-kit-information/) features the Chrysler Hemi mill. The box art illustration appears to be the Ford 427. Atlantis seems to have taken the criticism of the Mooneyes box art constructively, as the Fiat is rendered more accurately.
  5. I will cast a vote for this version of the 70's Datsun pickup.
  6. Both the Fox bodied Mustangs and the SN95s are hugely popular among drag racers, and at least in my neck of the woods, young drivers. High School parking lots around here are full of them.
  7. Nothing you need, but golly gees-o-flip, the box art is beautiful! Much like the last release of the '25 T double kit, I didn't need the parts, but love the box illustrations.
  8. As covered previously in this thread, all three of the original double kits had the Roadster Chassis Speed Equipment. The photos James Duff posted of the Atlantis build up show the Mooneyes dragster with the straight axle from the Roadster Speed Equipment, and the Chevrolet engine.
  9. Seems like I remember it having a nice chassis with possible front wheels. I do not know how accurate to a 1:1 chassis it might be.
  10. Not a Streaker, but I am building a salts flat version. It's pretty much a slammer, or perhaps a study for a more detailed build in the future.
  11. Both MPC and AMT retooled their Corvette kits for 1977, removing many optional parts, dropping the convertibles, and I am fairly certain, both replacing the BB with a 350. I have examples of the kits, but can't easily put my hands on them at the moment. AMT's Special Feature tout was a CB radio, good buddy.
  12. Well, eBay vendor n2flying27 shows 385 sold. It certainly hit his clientele.
  13. Courageous, ambitious, and well expected project.
  14. These toothless alligator clips are very small; made of copper so the tips are malleable.
  15. According to the "Monsters In Motion" website, the Atlantis Mooneyes kit will contain the Chrysler engine in addition to the Chevrolet engine. https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-ko-c-13_193/mooneyes-dragster-125-scale-revell-reissue-model-kit-by-atlantis-p-28714.html Maybe verbiage taken from the original packaging?
  16. Reminds me of a "Bad Chad" style auto. Way cool.
  17. I would use the newest AMT 1957 Corvette (currently AMT1015, AMT1016 Car Culture Series, but readily available in several previous stock and street machine issues) along with detail bits from the Revell 1962 Gasser. I think the newer AMT 57 is far superior in every way to the old MPC kit. The MPC Street Machine straight axle has a single eliptical spring and an A frame radius rod setup. It is awkward and not typical of most 60's gasser setups.
  18. One man's junk is another man's treasure. If one has an interest in early-mid 60's drag racing, the Hippie Hemi has an accurate chassis and running gear, coming from the 1965 Garlit's Wynn's Jammer kit. It is typical of many dragsters of the era and applicable to lots of projects. Many may question the marketing decision, or not like the subject matter, but the contents cannot be labeled "junk". There are a lot of new kits that have created excitement on this forum, but have little or no appeal to me; 70's Mopars, Bronco, '76 Gran Torino, '83 Olds, any post-1970 Nascar, Porsche, Ferrari, etc. I know the kits are not "junk", but like everyone, have to carefully budget what I spend on the hobby. The current price of kits has been a game changer for me. Gone are the days when I would buy kits at retail I was not particularly interested in just for parts that might be usable for an unplanned project. I agree with those considering Round2's contribution to the hobby as being profoundly positive. AMT, MPC, Lindberg, and Hawk could easily have followed Johan into oblivion. I am appreciative that Tom and John have the interest, vision, savvy, and resources to do what they have done.
  19. I have long planned to use the larger 63-67 Palmer Corvette larger "scale" convertible body as the basis for a salt lake streamliner, and the smaller 99 cent kit body as a salt lake go kart streamliner. I also think the smaller convertible body might make credible pedal car and have several kits and built-ups stashed with those thoughts in mind.
  20. Agreed! Now, with the Mustang MY18 refresh revealed, is a perfect time tool a full detail 2018 Mustang (along with the current GT350, to be greedy). The fact I own a 2016 GT has absolutely nothing to do with my desire. Well, mostly nothing.
  21. I ordered a new car December 4, 2015. It was delivered February 1, 2016. This is the first car I have purchased for myself in 22 years and it is the first performance car I have had since 1988. I am having soooooooo much fun!
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