Force

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  • Location Umea, Sweden
  • Full Name Håkan Persson

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  1. Force added a post in a topic wip- K&K Dodge Charger   

    Looks great!!
  2. Force added a post in a topic Rubber Duck Mack {AITM}   

    Nice work as allways Sean...I have one of these too and one of these days...
    Be sure to fix the air cleaner too as most of the outside scenes truck appearently had a Mack ENDT 676 Tip Turbine engine wich has two air ducts, one for the engine itself and one for the aftercooler.

    As far as I know the St Louis Dumptruck truck is one of the trucks used in the movie and so is the tanker they had.
    They also had one surviving Duel truck but I have read that they are both sold.
  3. Force added a post in a topic Barry Setzer 1/16 "Monocoque" Dragster: On the Workbench 12/6/15   

    Very nice, looks almost better than the real car.
  4. Force added a post in a topic NASCAR Fans   

    Electric cars will kill the sport of auto racing completely and chase off spectators, the sound of the engines are a crucial part of the experience together with the smell of hot oil and exhaust fumes of racing gas, and it should be loud.
    For example Formula 1 has lost much of it's appeal since they went to quieter turbo V6 / hybrid engine packages and many I know will not go to another F1 race until the "old" sound is back.
    There are a series called Formula E with electric cars...I have seen a couple of races on TV but it isn't for me with the engine sounds gone.
  5. Force added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   

    I got my copy of Model Cars #199 November 2015 in the mail this Monday and the magazine came in a transparent plastic bag this time.
    The magazine is great as usual but I wasn't that impressed that they put the address lable sticker on the front of the magazine cover in the lower right corner, they could at least have put it on the back cover, or preferably on the plastic bag itself...earlier I got my magazine in an envelope and the address lable was on the envelope and not on the magazine itself.
  6. Force added a post in a topic 2016 Italeri Releases   

    Hopefully they did a new chassis and don't use the old 6X2 single drive tag axle chassis from the 142 series...and also a new DC16 engine.
  7. Force added a post in a topic 1970 dodge hemi cude   

    Looks nice.
    Not to be picky but 'Cuda and Barracuda are Plymouth, not Dodge, Dodge's E-Body version was Challenger.
  8. Force added a post in a topic KW W-900 {snap}   

    Nice result Sean.
  9. Force added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. MACK Superliner O.O.B no progress for now!!   

    55,000 ton...that's heavy ...could it be 55,000 lbs?
  10. Force added a post in a topic BRBO Kenworth K123   

    Looks great KJ.
  11. Force added a post in a topic CHASSIS SWAP   

    Yes, the wheelbase differs and even the Mustang has different wheelbase than the Falcon, but as mostly everyone know the Mustang is still based on the Falcon platform.
    The 62-65 Fairlane and 62-63 Meteor chassis are quite different from the Falcon based cars and even tho' the whole front suspension are similar in design as the Falcon based cars close to nothing of the hardware are interchangeable...as I own a real 64 Fairlane I know that's the fact, I have learned it the hard way. 
    Here are wheelbases for 60's Ford's and Mercury's
    Ford
    60-65  Falcon              109.5"
    66-70  Falcon              110.9"
    59     Fairlane/Galaxie 118"  Frame
    62-64  Fairlane            115.5"  Fairlane/Meteor, 65 Fairlane are 116" but still has the same chassis as the 62-64, the rear axle is ½ " further back.
    66-67  Fairlane            116"  Falcon based
    60-68  Galaxie             119"  Frame
    64½-70 Mustang         108"  Falcon based
    71-73  Mustang           109"  Falcon based
    58-66  Thunderbird     113"
    67-71  Thunderbird     115" 
    Mercury
    60-65  Comet              114"  Falcon based
    66-69  Comet              116"  Falcon based
    70-72  Comet              117"  Comet/Maverick
    67-70  Cougar             111"  Falcon based
    62-63  Meteor             115.5" Fairlane/Meteor

    As you see the Fairlane has 1.5 inch longer wheelbase than the Comet and if you want to build a correct replica you can't go by the wheelbase alone when to decide what chassis to use, the basic design of the chassis also has to be right.
    So if one wants to change chassis under a 1964 Mercury Comet and want to be correct a Falcon based chassis changed to the right wheelbase is a better choice than the Thunderbolt chassis as that is what the real car has.
    I don't exactly know where the length in wheelbase differs on the cars based on the Falcon platform, if it's the floorboards or if it's the front subframe that are of different lengths.
     
  12. Force added a post in a topic nascar camry   

    I can't get access to that link, I allways get "You don't have permission to access / on this server".
  13. Force added a post in a topic CHASSIS SWAP   

    I have a real 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe and the '64 Comet has a different chassis than the '64 Fairlane, the Mercury Comet is based on the Falcon platform (wich also goes for the Mustang), and the 1962-65 Fairlane shares it's chassis with only the 1962-63 Mercury Meteor and it looks different than the Falcon/Mustang/Comet chassis, specially the front suspension setup and the spring towers under the hood.
    So a Falcon or Mustang chassis is a better choice than the Thunderbolt chassis if you want to be correct...or as Kris said, wait for the '65 Comet and you will get the correct wheelbase.
    The 1966 and forward Fairlane and Torino was based on the Falcon/Mustang platform tho'.
    Another thing, the Thunderbolt chassis and front suspension isn't right for a regular Fairlane either as that was modified to fit the big FE 427, anything larger than a 289-302 and maybe a 351W engine needs severe modifiactions to make room for it to fit in a real car.
  14. Force added a post in a topic KW Snap W-900 {mud flaps}   

    Nice paintjob Sean.
  15. Force added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. ?????   

    I don't see the problem...leave it as it is.