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  1. A Ford FE engine is not hard to find at all as most of the model kits with Ford big block engines has a FE, displacement wise it doesn't matter as all are visually the same except for small details. The best FE engine I have seen so far is the one in the AMT 1960 Ford Galaxie and the 2 'n 1 and Custom versions has many engine options with different intake and exhaust manifolds.
  2. Yes it's the Jo-Han kit and it was the last time it was seen as the tooling disappeared after that run together with the 1970 Olds, the Rambler S/C and the Mercury Comet, I kknow there were plans to reissue them but the tooling was lost.
  3. Type in Chevrolet R07 on Google and you will find lots of pictures. The R07 came in 2007 and is an engine developed just for NASCAR, all Chevrolet engines used in NASCAR Cup are built by Richard Childress Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. However, the R07 engine has evolved some since 2007 and they use fuel injection instead of carburetors, and individual coils instead of a distributor nowadays, otherwise the basic engine is pretty much the same. Noteworthy is that all Ford FR9 engines used in NASCAR Cup nowadays are built by Roush-Yates and the Toyota teams get their engines from TRD in California...all are specially developed for NASCAR and not available in any street car.. ."Stock" yeah right.🙄
  4. Keep in mind that Sox & Martin had several 68 Hemi Barracuda's and different versions over the years like the other cars they ran, so it can be challenging to find good references. I have plans to do a Sox & Martin Hemi Barracuda myself, I found a resin Super Stock 1968 Barracuda body some years ago and will use the AMT Duster chassis and the Hemi from the AMT 68-69 GTX/Roadrunner for my build.
  5. I don't know where the issue is but it has been a lot worse since the pandemic...I subscribe to a couple more magazines from the US and it's pretty much the same with them...delivery is sporadic at best. The mail service over here is not the best either, a Swedish magazine I subscribe to was available in the stores last Tuesday and I got my subscription copy in my mail box the following Friday...about a week later than I should have had it and several days after it was available at the stores. I hope this can be solved and as I said, I want hard copys of my magazines and I hope I can get the missing copys so my collection will be complete...as it is now the missing issues are #212, #213, #215...and the latest #216, but it's maybe too soon to be expecting that issue allready.
  6. Well I don't want digital, I want a hard copy and hold it in my hands and read it, digital doesn't do it for me and if it's the only option for us outside the US I will not renew my subscription...that's it. As far as the hard copy of the magazine and mail, I have not recieved anything after #214 yet and I have still not recieved #212 and #213 and if it's only that the mail is slow I would have got them by now don't you think...so both issues must have been lost somewhere. It's very strange because before the covid pandemic I allways got my copys and most of the time long before thay were available in stores, but now you are lucky if you get anything at all...that's todays "reliable" mail service for you. 😠
  7. With AIT I think you mean American Industrial Truck Models but it is no more as the owner Dave Natale passed in March, but everything he had is to Keystone Aluminum Model Miniatures https://www.kamodelminis.com/ and they are stocking up now and might have what you need.
  8. Yes that's true. They have only reissued some of their older kits in the last 10 years, the all wrong Marmon based on the Peterbilt 359 2015, the Auto Transport Trailer 2016, the Kenworth K100 Flat Top 2016 and Aerodyne 2017, the Kenworth W900 Wrecker 2015 and Tractor 2020, the Peterbilt 359 Tractor and Wrecker 2013 and the Tractor again 2021 are the latest...and now the Kenworth W900 Dump Truck. And some reboxes of Italeri and Moebius kits as you said.
  9. The Revell Magnum is originally a Italeri kit reboxed by Revell Germany. Renault AE "Ice Truck" Revell 7510 Here is another kit with iceberg theme. Schmitz Reefer Trailer/Kühlauflieger Revell 07544
  10. Well they are not of the same origin. The K100 was designed in Venice CA by Revell US in the late 70's or early 80's and issued by Revell Germany like most of the other of their US truck glue kits in the early to mid 80's, the Revell Germany W900 glue kit on the other hand seems to be a down scaled 1/16 Monogram model from the early 80's and the 1/25 scale model was first issued by Revell Germany in 1992, if you compare the parts breakdown and instructions between the 1/16 and 1/25 scale kits they are very similar. The thing is that Revell and Monogram did not merge until 1986 when Odyssey Partners bought both model kit companies, first Monogram and later Revell, and moved Revell from Venice, California to the Monogram plant in Morton Grove, Illinois. So before 1986 Revell did not have access to the Monogram tooling and the now Revell 1/25 Kenworth W900 Aerodyne and Peterbilt 359 Snap Kits and the Keworth W900-W900 Aerodyne and Peterbilt 359 1/16 kits are in fact originally Monogram tooling from 1981-1982 and Revell had nothing to do with them until after the merger, and the US truck glue kits issued by Revell Germany are Revell designed tooling except for the W900 as I mentioned earlier.
  11. Yes they are all over the place with the scales.
  12. It's most likely a typo as all Revell Germany's own tool US trucks are the same scale. The original issues came pretty much at the same time in the US and the rest of the world so I don't think that's the reason for different scale markings and if you look at my timeline above you'll see that the 1/24th scale and 1/25th scale boxes are issued at different times. Revell Germany did rebox and issue some of Italeri's kits and they are 1/24th scale tho'.
  13. Yes I noticed and your hunch was right. I just meant Trumpeter/Magnifier got it wrong...and the Meng kit is unfortunately not that much better as some of their hose and wire routing is questionable too...and Meng even brags that their kit is the most accurate GT40 kit out there...yeah right.🙄 I will follow your progress with interest as I really like the GT40's.
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