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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. As far as I remember this IS the original box art for this kit.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. With a little ingenuity and some clay and a drop or two of casting resin one could pick up that Motormax Hellcat and with the clay make a one time mold and VOILA!! Instant Hellcat resin emblems for your own personal use.
  11. And most of us didn't even know that he drank.πŸ˜‰πŸ€— hopefully the rehab helpsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
  12. I doubt if most people making the claims and laughing about exploding Pintos really know the truth about the two most famous instances, in the first where an elderly woman lost her life that Pinto was hit from the rear by a full size vehicle that was travelling fast enough that the force of the impact completely obliterated the rear of the car up to the middle of the doors and the front windshield posts were pushed beyond vertical and were actually slanting forward the impact. Sadly there was no way to say if she died from the fire major injuries from the force of the impact. The second one was a young teenage girl had stopped at a self-service gas station and filled her Pinto to the top. Shortly after pulling out on the main road she realized her mistake and made a U-turn on the main road in front of the gas station and stopped to get her cap. At this point a full size Dodge van travelling at approximately 45 mph struck the stopped Pinto dead (yeah I know, poor choice of words) in the rear crushing the rear of the and resulting in the spraying of ten gallons of gasoline being sprayed over both the interior and exterior of the vehicles, unfortunately the force of being hit at a dead stop by something that weighed almost three times as much as the Pinto the body had been deformed enough to prevent any chance of extracting any passengers. I seriously doubt if ANY vehicle from that time period had been subjected to the same impact forces that they wouldn't have suffered a fire also. In fact has anyone ever pulled floor mat out of trunk/hatch hatch of a '64 -1/2 through a '73 Ford Mustang and looked at the floor of the trunk? Yep. That IS the top of the gas tank and even worse is that it bolts in all around the edge of the trunk, this forces the tank to actually be forced into the roll of being a structural part of the rear uni-body frame. A few years ago a young nursing student in our community stopped at a red light on her way home and while sitting there a car being driven by repeat drunk driver struck her at around 55 mph mph never made an attempt to stop or swerve. The people who lived in the house on the corner said that they felt the impact and heard AND saw the explosion through their closed drapes. That was just one of many instances of the Mustangs being involved in fiery crashes, and for all the bad press that the Pinto got about its design I guess they didn't realize that from 1974 through 1978 the Ford Mustang II shared the same design of the chassis with the Pinto, the only difference being a piece of 1/4" plastic sheet that was formed to go between the rear axle and the fuel tank that was supposed to stop the chances of the tank being punctured by a rear end collision.
  13. horsepower

    32 ford

    What's a little curious is Ford had almost the same exact color and Testors still has it in the factory match colors (at least our Hobby Lobby still has it on the shelf and hasn't put it in the discontinued sales yet). It's Fords "True Violet, a and it is hard to tell if it's blue or purple in the light.
  14. horsepower

    32 ford

    Claude, HOK has Passion Purple, and Pavo Purple as pearl base coats but unless they have discontinued it fairly recent they also have a "Burple"metallic pearl, that color was used to paint the Maxwell House Thunderbird that was driven in NASCAR competition by Sterlin Marlin. The old color book I have still has it shown, but it is from 1998.
  15. That swamp cooler wouldn't last long in the real world, the reason you see them on the other side is that the passenger doesn't have to roll down the window if they are stopped by the police, and it would get raked off by oncoming traffic, I've even had the trailer towing mirrors hit by oncoming traffic and that's bad enough but can you imagine how much damage that big ol' tin can could do if an oncoming delivery truck caught it with a side mirror. And don't worry the driver gets plenty of the cool air, and if he wants more just re-aim the air duct fins.😁
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