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  1. I'm looking forward to this AND the Larson USA 1 hitting the shelves but I'm seriously considering taking the two four version of the small block in the '66 Nova Pro Street/Stock kit to make it a little closer to the 1:1 version of the Pro Stock version. Even though Grumpy played around with the big block destroked to fit in the 363 cubic inch limit simply because of the superior breathing capabilities and the factory aluminum heads. We had a local engine builder that put a few of these engines together using 348 Chevy crankshafts and he was building our engines for a limited super modified class but when the word got out what we had planned the rules committee instantly outlawed the use of aluminum heads, factory production or not.
  2. That is a correct Chevrolet grille, but it's for an earlier year. The fenders are '67-'68, Chevrolet. The fenders won't work on the later trucks, their grille has the trim that goes around the front edge of the fenders. I found out when I was working at the counter in a wrecking yard and we had a guy searching for a pair of the early fenders and sent out one of the yard guys and he said we had a 68 that someone had put a brand new set of fenders on and even gave me the inventory number for it and it was a '68 truck so I had him pull the fenders and we wrapped them and shipped them. A few days later the guy called and said that they were perfect BUT they were for a '72. The guy who we got the truck from had bought a complete front wrap for a '72 because the earlier fenders were hard to find and just as expensive as they were hard. The guy understood and I learned that I would never again ship anything without looking at it first.😖😎 the fenders for the '69-'72 Chevy are the same, and for '68-'72 GMC.
  3. Didn't Monogram, produce a couple of big scale (1/10 I think) of some Pratt and Whitney aircraft engines? And Hawk made some fairly true to scale aircraft stuff, I think that they might have done one or two of those airplane powerplants too. Being an equal opportunity modeler I have a few airplane kits, it's true that most of them fly, and the majority of the plastic ones are racing planes it wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit to see some of those other kits hit the shelves. And there are some of the old Williams Brothers kits being re-released there are a LOT of model builders that would kill to see some of the kits for engine parts and guns they made for the airplane group.
  4. Maybe somewhere in that pile of iron is the long unseen unobtanium 1/4 scale Dodge slant six engine.
  5. Now THOSE I'd buy! Plus probably a few thousand others out there.
  6. The last time it was reissued a lot of them ended up on Big Lots shelves for $5 each, along with the '66 Chevelle wagon, dumb me I should have picked up every one they had the day I was in there.
  7. That's just fabulous! It goes to show people that love, labor, and attention to detail can and more often than not beat out a cubic dollar restoration.
  8. It still has some of the parts from the several different releases it's had over the decades. But the best way it could be released is if was still the double kit with the XR-6 roadster that it originally accompanied.
  9. I don't complain about the prices on these very much. Before they started re-issuing them these were up in the stratosphere prices of over $100 like the Super Stock kits are still bringing. There is one of these that I've never seen re-issued, and that's the Mustang II hatchback version. In fact a lot of people don't remember that one and if I hadn't built it I don't think I would either. They were based on a promo type body I think since the hatch was part of the body instead of a separate piece like the AMT/ MPC versions were done. But I have a few bodies from the street and drag kits for making a new one, I even have one of the Cobra II bodies with the wide body fenders for a Super Speedway version of one of the Dick Anderson cars that Geoff Bodine and Ray Hendricks drove.
  10. The engine in these is supposed to represent a 427 Chevrolet, or Ford depending on the valve covers used and the intake manifold, the big block Chevy manifolds had the mounting twisted this was supposed to equalize the lengths of the intake runners. Also most classes required that the fuel pump be mounted in the stock position, but a few that were open competition type cars used alcohol for fuel and back then the stock type fuel pumps were borderline for running alcohol in a small block much less a big 467 or thereabouts cubic inch engine and they instead used a belt drive fuel injection pump the only one that is a belt drive pump is the one from the Anglia and Pie Wagon kits with the injected Oldsmobile engine from Revell. There are some front cam drive pumps that you can use, just make a mount off of one head and run a belt drive from the top pulley on the water pump just remember they're a fairly small one in most cases and a dry sump oil pump belt and pulleys from a NASCAR oil pump could be used. These used a 1/2" i. d. Hose from the tank to a a fuel shut off in the drivers cockpit (some engine builders preferred the shut off be between the pump and carb so the pump would keep its prime and not be ran dry.) The line from the pump was usually a 1/2" i. d. also and would run to a fuel log that had two outlet hoses on the side that went directly to each float bowl on the carb, and from the back end of that tube would be a 3/8" i. d. return to the tank. You don't need to do any detail showing it but the return line came from an inline poppet valve that had a spring that would open to prevent the fuel pressure from running over 6-7 psi on the car we ran we drilled a hole in the needle from that valve that aligned with the opening in the seat that would only allow about 1-2psi fuel pressure at idle.
  11. As far as I remember this IS the original box art for this kit.
  12. It'd sure be great for those of us who build vintage dirt race cars or an occasional track roadster if Revell would offer these tires and the Halibrand wheels in a tire package like AMT has done, and it would REALLY be sweet if they did a set of these tires that fit the wheels in the Edmunds Super Modified kit. And even better if they put them in the kit instead of the old street rod tires.
  13. The headers from the Rat Roaster '32 roadster would be perfect for a no hood version but if you want to do the work to go the full hood version the block hugger headers from the AMT street rod '55-'57 Chevy pickups would work good.
  14. those recall notices DID go out to customers, BUT they were sent to the person who was on record with Ford as the buyer/owner they didn't have to search for any further owners down the line as it was felt that in most cases any Pinto owners that wanted to bring the car to the dealership and leave it for a day would do so. I received two for different recall programs, and the funny part is the first one we got was for a '74 we bought from the Chevrolet dealership. Ford really did a mistake on the FIRST attempt at making their first all new metric four cylinder, they didn't design a squirter (which was a hole drilled in the top of each rod to spray oil on the cylinder bores to lube them for preventing wear) those engines were wearing the rings out in less than 40,000 miles. But I had already sold the smoker so didn't send the recall notice to the new owner. The other one I got was for a '71 I bought as a repo from the Ford dealership (wish I could find more deals like that, it was built in July of '71, and I bought it in September of '72 with less than 12,000 miles on it and paid $1,680 out the door!) That was for the fuel tank recall and it was sent in 1977.
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