Historic Racing Miniatures make a resin Rochester FI unit and it is great! Excellent detail! If you want a realistic FI unit, get one and make tour engine look real (oh, the price on this package is in Canada)
Who put the magnet in the tree? If I told you once, I told you a million times, you can't mate a car with a tree Never read Model Cars Mag when you are driving Your dog was driving? No, a car cannot be a tree hugger
This is another car that was toured in Europe by my friend Gerry Nimz (see Beer Barrel car). Somewhere I have a colour photo of it. I wonder if it was in the same collection as the other show cars. I see what I can find out.
Sidebar...many years ago I read a book about Mickey and his early runs at Bonneville. He had trouble with the front suspension bending or breaking when he hit a small crease in the salt. Apparently at 200MPH when the tire comes off the ground a half inch or so, it takes almost 300 feet before the suspension can work and stabilize the car and when it lands, ouch . Mickey decided to try a block of wood firmly attached in place of the shocks so there would be no give. The next run the car stayed planted on the salt when he hit the crease and there was no damage. From there he worked on a new front suspension. Another home grown genius
Academy may have the molds if they did the original molding work for Accurate Miniatures. Academy does a lot of molding for other companies including Italeri and Fujimi. I have built some Academy models for people and the package often has the name of another company.
That is a very early James Bond car as evidenced by the 2 license plates...no cops in the photo, just spies and secret agents disguised as everyday people. The car has the special issue tire chains used only by Bond and the adjustable radiator cover FYI...this photo was taken in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada at the onset of 'Camp X'...ssshhh
In 1963 I attended the custom car show in Montreal where there was a 'Revell-Testors' make & take. I chose the Revell Attempt 1 because it had a trailer and a parachute. I was also given some Testors paint, glue and brushes to use to build the model.I sat there for an hour, my Father standing there wondering what was happening (he wasn't a car guy but he enjoyed watching me build). After an hour they told me my time was up but that I could take everything home with me. I was in awe! Part of the 'Revell-Testors' display included built models from the Revell catalog and a display of Testors paints. I didn't finish the model at the show but I did finish it when I got home. Over the years the model was severely damaged (maybe too much glue) When the kit was re-issued, I bought a new one with the intention of re-building my old one. It is in the stash pile The old kit has disappeared but I still have the trailer Yes, the parts in this kit are excellent for building a mid-60s rail or hot rod or Bonneville car