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garagepunk66

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  1. Moon Spinner Gas Caps

    The AMT '40 Willys includes one, even though the tank represents an Eelco tank. I believe there is a nice one in the Revell Orange Crate 32 Ford sedan as well
  2. You could easily pass one off as an Art Malone chassis, as Garlits and Malone frequently collaborated together and as such, often shared their innovations. Kellison, the dune buggy and kit car manufacturer, briefly got into the knocked-down dragster chassis kit game around 1964 and those designs are said to be a knock off of the typical contemporary Garlits chassis
  3. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    The 66 Falcon was not a re-skinned 1965 model. It was indeed a 1966 Fairlane from the front seat pan forward, sharing engine mounting pads, shock towers, engine bay panels, steering geometry, cowl, torque boxes, frame rails, etc. The rear portion of the front frame rails were cantilevered out rearward of the torque boxes separate of the floorpan just as they were on the new for 1966 Fairlane; a feature that was not present on the 1965 models. The engine bay, being identical to the Fairlane, could also accommodate an FE big block using the 390 GT stuff. You can't get an FE mounted into an early Falcon without heavily notching the shock towers. As a former 1:1 1966 390 GT Fairlane owner, I can tell you that it didn't bother me in the least that my car shared parts with the 3rd generation Falcon. It was just another source for parts when junkyard scrounging....
  4. 50's Era Helmets ?

    The 1/25 scale Ulrich Mini Men also come with a decent representation of the early postwar Bell helmet. Ulrich has an eBay store and usually has a few available at any given time
  5. AMT-1124 Supernatural Impala

    Emergency! (AKA Squad 51 in syndication, had a reasonably long run, from the fall of 1972 until the spring of 1977)
  6. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Thanks anyway Steve. I have a couple of the Lindberg Plymouths in the stash, will take a look
  7. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    I will take you up on that offer Steve.
  8. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Perfect stance and attitude Steve!
  9. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    I had been looking for a 67 or 68 Fury builder kit and was thoroughly dismayed at the prices, so I started looking at the distressed promo route. Got a decent black '67 with some weak chrome, a few scratches, a missing hood ornament and cracked windshield for under 60.00 which I didn't feel was too bad at all.
  10. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    My thoughts on the day 2 concept......The cross-ram did need to be paired with the Max Wedge heads because of the port mismatch and the lack of a heat riser passage in the cross ram intake. However, just after the introduction of the 1964 Race Hemi cars, there were, all of the sudden, hundreds of obsolete Max Wedge powered Super Stockers all over the US. I know this phenomenon well because I was involved a build up/resto of a 1 to 1 Henry J A/Gas car that came by it's Stage III 426 Max Wedge powerplant in-period as a result of this sudden obsolescence. At the time, Chrysler's Inboard Marine facility was doing the assembly and warehousing for the Race Hemi and Max Wedge engines due to the hands on nature of QC involved in engines destined for competition. As you can imagine, there were a number of assembled Max Wedge drag and NASCAR spec engines and components that were already in inventory for racer contingency and for outright sale that were also obsolete for their intended purposes; so, they were liquidated at fire sale prices. I have seen the ads in the late 1964 Hot Rod magazines and indeed, you could order a brand new Max Wedge from Chrysler Marine division probably for what the over the counter price for a 318 poly would cost you. I imagine there were some takers who might have opted to plunk one into his near-new Fury and detune it with an extra set of steel shim head gaskets to drop the compression and slip in a milder Chrysler 300J solid lifter can to tame the beast enough to drive it down the highway
  11. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Don't sweat the Lindberg block Steve. It's not too bad at all once it's wearing some nicer heads and intake. I think it actually looks a little better than the Moebius 65 block
  12. Oh yes, I forgot all about the mini-Hydroplane! And I don't think I ever remember the vans with the Honda Odyssey
  13. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    PM me your adress Steve and I will get them off to you
  14. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Steve, if you really want to make that Lindberg Max Wedge pop, you should consider using the Missing Link resin cross ram intake along with the old Revell Tony Nancy wedge heads. This stuff is miles ahead of the Lindberg parts. I have extras I can send you.
  15. While not standalone kits, these add-ins from the late seventies through the mid eighties are pretty interesting. I understand that they have pretty low parts counts, but they all seem to look the part nonetheless. I believe there was also a Formula Vee racer as well (or maybe a smaller cycle-powered single seat open wheeler). Any observations, photos, and references to kits they were released with would be welcomed.