Yup. Been around the virtual block a few times, ain't found no 1:1 '65 matches the Moebius firewall so far. Did find one kit part that looks a li'l more like the 1:1 piece, though (and oh, y'all 're gonna LOVE this)-
Yes, Virginia, there's actually a use for your Trumpeter Falcon kit. Welded braces, too!
Point taken, Tim, but the non-factual "facts" tend to work themselves out pretty neatly, don't they? And I gotta say, the notion of a 7-point distributor for the '30A prob'ly wouldn'ta gained much traction if another 7-point distributor hadn't actually made it to production beforehand. Meantime, the Kit That Must Not Be Named didn't get any less hacked-up from photo preview to HS shelf, now, did it? I'll stop bringing that one up when others stop pretending history isn't littered with examples like these to justify the controversy. So here we come right back to regurgitating arguments I've had pretty comprehensively flattened at the link below. For over three years now. We talk of people "getting hurt" by these discussions as if that's a granted fact, when really, the only ones who seem to be "getting hurt" are those who take it upon themselves to get all uptight about these discussions in the first place! I'm sure manufacturers previewing their wares find it a little frustrating, particularly when they've noted the problems themselves and had to let them pass because development cycles and budgets have gotten out of hand - but the new product KEEPS COMING, doesn't it? So WHO EXACTLY is "getting hurt" again? In the end, it all comes right back to one car modeler trying to dictate insanely arbitrary standards to the other about what is and is not appropriate to discuss among observations that are ultimately topical - whether he likes it or not.
Scott. The question cuts straight back to you: Is it talking about this problem that big a deal? Come on, man. Discussing a kit's deviations from the subject is a major part of what these forums are all about. It's legitimate to discuss. That's a hard fact, and it's not going away no matter who rails against it. Seems to be a small problem, I've duly noted it, and I appreciate it being mentioned. Will probably do my own follow-up research. Won't stop me from snatching up a few of these, either.
Actually, it's a little worse even than all that - Revell has in its own inventory tires from the '77 Smokey & The Bandit Firebird, a generic Eagle-flavored radial that's perhaps a jot narrow but otherwise much better-suited for this model, if only the wheels were tooled for 'em - they're just a bit loose, but they'll also work if you're willing either to trash the Firebird kit or find other rubber for it. Then again, Chief Joe's got good wares. Might even be able to dial 'em in exactly for the Olds, huh? Firebird tires woulda been a much less jarring in-box solution than the bias-plies, but what do I know - I'm just a consumer.
Does indeed come with the 'Cuda bias-plies. Moebius '65 Belvedere tires actually look like new tires that might be found on one of these, so I'm wondering about a straight swap - Polyglas GTs will be a little less anachronistic on the Belvedere and they're only a tiny bit large for the wheels. Moebius radials should be good and snug on the Olds.