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  1. I made a mistake like that when I was MUCH younger but later found out it was just a misprint🤓
  2. The Monogrt/Revell 1/24th scale roadster is a modified reissue of the original '32 Li'l Deuce kit, some of the mods that are easily swapped are the Corvette rear axle that can be replaced with the one from the 1/24th scale T-bucket kit and the engine in the ZZ Top Eliminator coupe is the Pontiac block heads and transmission with small block Chevy exhaust headers and intake stuck on. But it has a really close pedigree, just like the fore mentioned T-bucket kit has its ancestry in the original Li'l T kit that was originally released way back when... all this reminiscing makes me want one of the Peabody and the Professor "Wayback machines" to get a few of those older kits at a reasonable cost.
  3. That looks like a fairly easy p'cup to get the right parts for, but getting a round tuition may be the bad part of the build. The Lindbergh/AMT '34 Ford truck for the cab, grille shell, and bed, the '32 five window coupe from Revell for the chassis running gear, (gotta stay Ford here, just a personal thing for us old timers) fenders (without a spare indention in one of them) hood and headlites, the Revell Dan Fink '32 for the door panels and using its rear seat for a bench in the truck cab, (if it doesn't look right I'll use the buckets) and an overhead console from any of the Revell '26 T kits, tires and wheels from the Revell '32 five window again. With all those parts and pieces (except for the overhead panel that will be built with some .010 sheet.plastic and one of the stereo faces from Detail Master and a few gauges that I think will look better up there than cluttering up a nice smooth dash) maybe I can get the ambition to start on it before the snow flies😂😉.
  4. If you used a four bar set up like the one in the Revell Foose pickup and airbags you can raise the bed floor for suspension clearance and that will give you room to raise your fuel cell up, and it doesn't have to be that wide you could leave enough room on the sides to fit a .090 plastic or aluminum tubing exhaust system down each side and use the X-pipe from a Boss 5.0 2013 kit so it's a little more modern and it won't look like you robbed the exhaust idea from the late model Ford Lightning. Even if NASCAR had been using it for a couple of decades.😆)
  5. If it was my truck I'd probably go with the last set, but the 4x4 six lug wheels are pretty sharp too. But I REALLY like the "Beemer" style.
  6. I think that what looked like a gap in the original picture was actually a tricky reflection from the chrome trim.
  7. I think they are talking about the heights of the individual letters as in fonts, not the height off of the body for the individual letters.
  8. I'd like to see that wagon/SUV body style released too. (or instead😋)
  9. After seeing the Coral I'm thinking of going one of a couple of different ways to get a custom color that would be really close, but still different. Tamiya metallic orange with a transparent orange/amber mid coat and clear top coat or HOK sunset orange, with a clear top coat, and last but not the least favorite would be a Createx gold powder with transparent red as a carrier and a HOK Kandy Persimmon mid coat and a clear top coat.
  10. I hope this 4 door will cause some interest in some of the other modern 4 door cars. There are a couple I'd really like to see, like maybe a Kia Stinger GT, or their K-5. This would be even better if they are planning on issuing one of the SUV/Wagon style bodies too.
  11. I have a question about your photos, is the pink T-Bird in the Revell box a reissue of the old1/24th scale Monogram kit? If it is it'll save me some cash as I already have a couple with one waiting on deck as a replica of a full size one I saw years ago, all a blue coarse metallic, the Shotgun 429 from the Poison Pinto kit (it has smooth chrome valve covers and a C-6 trans it gets narrowed painted to match the body bumpers with the only chrome being the windshield frame, and oddly enough red interior.
  12. The 1/25th scale Allison aircraft engine from AMT would make a killer engine in your speedboat, and the irony would be that the full size PT boats used TWO of them for power. I can remember in my teens going to a drag boat race on a local lake and one of them that really got my attention was a flatbottom that had an Allison in it for power. I don't think that they turned that monster much above 3,000 rpm's but with the torque it put out gearing to get some serious prop rpm wasn't a problem either. That thing did make some seriously different sounds than the high rpm V8's but it was wild watching it come practically completely clear of the water about mid course when the pilot got the nerve up to put the pedal all the way down.😮😛
  13. The one thing I forgot to tell is that we did find on the blown engine in my brothers boat was that the engine would be a little crisper off idle with a zero tendency to die if you backed off too quickly is when using just a single carb for a good idle and better off idle response make sure you use the REAR carb, (at least with the Edelbrock carbs) because the primaries on the back carb is are very close to the center of the blower and it makes for a better mixture from front to rear. As for not using a blower for a driveable Street car I can't tell you how many blowers I've seen with only a single rotor, a few with no rotors (think tunnel ram) better yet for driveability were the ones that I've seen (especially on show cars) the empty blower bolted to a flat plate on a carburetor manifold and a single carb that is what the engine actually runs on. Even though the last deal takes some innocent looking braided line with a throttle cable hidden inside it and sneakily getting it to tuck under the plate so it reaches inside to the carb.
  14. I'd be as happy as a pig in mud if they release the "California Sunshine" kit, I was running a body shop when they came out with the pieces for the full size version and had just worked out a deal with a local dealer to take the new trucks direct from the import docks (they were shipped minus the beds to avoid a big tariff on complete trucks) and doing the installation and paint for them only to have Datsun/Nissan change the body style for the new model year making the Sunshine conversions obsolete for new trucks.
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