The Plexiglass Skyliner Roof Section comes with the kit, a not so common option in warm sunny states and many were exported to colder parts of the World, we have quite a lot of 55 and 56 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliners over here in Sweden.
Well the NASCAR cars had 8 3/4" axles and 4-speeds, it was lighter and easier to change gearing in than the Dana 60...and they didn't need the strength. But the Dana 60 became available in street cars 1966 so it would be correct with a Dana.
Slixx made 3 Sox & Martin sheets for their 60's and 70's cars, the SMPS/1367, the SM2/1482 and the SM3/1483. The SMPS/1367 and SM2/1482 has both gold and silver lettering and the SM3/1483 has silver only. Sox & Martin used Silver lettering up to 1971 and Gold from 1972 and forward; Ronnie had #200 in 1970, #4 in 1971, #23 in 1972 and #200 again after that on the Pro Stock cars, in Stock and Super Stock they had different numbers and all the S & M cars weren't driven by Ronnie Sox.
the SMPS/1367 are for the 68-69 Barracuda's and Duster's
the SM2/1482 are for the 70, 71 and 72 'Cuda's
and the SM3/1483 are for the GTX's, Road Runner and Superbird and this one would be the closest for the 67 GTX.
The white lettering are silver and the yellow are gold.
Well I would be happy to be able to see any NHRA racing on TV...but nothing is available for us over here, ESPN America broadcasted the races the day after it was run but they stopped airing that channel over Europe a couple of years ago...so live streaming on the internet is the only way for me to be able to see anything nowadays. But I miss the good old days with Dave McClelland and Steve Evans...best drag racing announsers ever in my opinion...I have all the 1986-1999 "Year In Review" VHS tape Diamond P made (been a big John Force fan ever since) and the "Year In Review" and other DVD's NHRA later made and the ones narrated by McClelland/Evans are the best. For many many years it was the only way for us over here to be able to see moving pictures of NHRA drag racing.
Well it's not only the rear bumper and the Roush Ford FE engine that does the Foose truck, the whole truck is modified everywhere, especially the cab, hood, front and rear fenders, the wheelbase is also different from stock and if you do your homework you can go on for a long time listing modifications done to the real truck that has to be done. So it's not just to take a regular 56 Ford F100 and change a few simple things and you have a Foose truck...no it takes a lot of work if it's going to be right. Hopefully Foose will not sell out too easily and have a say on how the final truck kit is going to look...after all, it's his name and his reputation at stake.
If I'm going to be realistic I'm still not convinced that Revell will do an all new tooling kit for the Foose truck as the tooling costs are huge and it's a one off custom build with far from stock proportions, severely modified chassis and drive line, and they haven't done that with the earlier Foose kits, they just threw in some new parts to old existing kits and added new decals and were done with it. The other kits listed here has huge possibilities to do future kits from but if Revell did the Foose truck right they would be stuck with it as it's far too much modified to go as a stock bodied truck and they have to retool a lot to do another kit from it that doesn't look like the Foose truck. But as I said, if they do a correct Foose truck I'll buy it as I think it's very cool.
Italeri took a shortcut (as they often do) and added a few new parts to the Cummins NTC engine they already had and wants us to belive it's a N14, so it's unfortunately neither a correct NTC nor a N14. The N14 is based on the old NTC 855 cui engine (855 cui equals 14 litres) but the N14 has more squared valve covers wich were available in both steel and cast aluminum depending on version, and the valve covers in the kits looks like the older NTC, most N14's also have an electronically controlled diesel pump.
Some of Boyd's ex employees were involved in the Foose F100 build, for example Charlie Hutton who painted the truck (who at the time had left Boyd and were employed by Foose), and for the record, Chip Foose himself were employed by Boyd at one time...but that is not that important. I'm more interested to see how Revell are going to do this model, are they going to tool up a completely new 56 Ford F100 or are they going to take a shortcut and just do some new parts and modify the old 56 F100 they allready have. If they take the shortcut I'll pass, I allready have a few of the old F100's and they changed so much on the real truck so it would not be a correct Foose truck, but if they tool up a new truck I'll get one...the question is if Revell will spend the money to do that as the Foose truck is a one off truck and the tooling can't easily be used for anything else without doing severe modifications as the body is far off a stock body,