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    Umea, Sweden
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    HÃ¥kan Persson
  1. Big Boy Locomotive

    I also have this kit. I saw the UP 4014 at the train museum at Pomona, California some years ago, the 4014 is the one Union Pacific are restoring back to running order right now in Cheyenne, Wyoming...and they ARE huge.
  2. rims for a build

    Yes they are Cragar, but not Street Super Trick as they had chromed steel rim and chromed aluminum center and are way too heavy for serious racing use, the front wheels used on that car are the lighter spun aluminum Super Trick wheel wich was very popular back in the 70's, most likely spindle mount, and they were available natural or polished. These Super Trick wheels can be found with Scott at Futurattraction Scale Products. W-CST1-16-4S or W-CST1-4S The rear wheels looks like Weld Racing Magnum Drag 2.0 and he has those too...not cheap as they are machined aluminum and photo etch, but he has them. W-MAG-2R Follow the link and it will take you to the wheel page. http://futurattraction.com/9.html
  3. This "thing" they call an engine is not accurate for anything really.
  4. The AMT 58 Edsel Pacer has a 361 FE engine called E400 wich was the torque number for the engine (the MEL 410 engine in the larger cars was called E475), the AMT 60 Starliner has a 352 High Performance FE engine...so to answer your question, they are from the same family as both are FE's and the outside looks very similar, but they are not the same engine as there are internal differences. The 361 had the same 4.05" bore as the later 390 and the 352 has smaller 4.00" bore, the stroke are 3.50" for both the 361 and 352.
  5. 251 mph street legal (real)Camaro

    Street Legal...well it depends on where you live...there is no way we could get something like these cars through the car safety inspection and drive it on the roads here in Sweden. They wouldn't even let the black 57 Chevy through.
  6. 1940 Ford A/G or B/G Gasser Build

    The 409 didn't come until 1961 so a 1960 Chevy should have a 348 too, but as you say, they look the same except for oil dipstick location, drivers side for the 348 and passenger side for the 409.
  7. NHRA changed the designations for supercharged cars in the Gas classes from the previous A/GS, B/GS and C/GS (A, B and C/Gas Supercharged) in 1966 to to AA/G, BB/G and CC/G. The reason was to bring the class designations more in line with the rest of the classes where the double letter (AA, BB, CC) itself designated the class as a supercharged class. Prior to 1969, Anglias, with their 90 inch wheelbase were only legal for the unblown gasser classes but was now legal as supercharged as NHRA changed the minimum wheelbase from 92 to 90 inches for supercharged cars.
  8. Wild Willie Borsch questions

    They used two types of engines in this car, a Big Block Chevy wich was the engine with this 3-port injector but a regular "bug Catcher was also used on the BBC, the other engine used was a 392 style Hemi with a "bug catcher" injector hat, no 426 style hemi was used AFAK...so you have two engine options for it. The injector is called an upright injector and could be Enderle, Hilborn or some other manufacturer, Enderle does a similar 3-port today and Hilborn has 2 and 4-port upright. The car from 1973-ish with the Big Block Chevy and 3-port injector. A later picture with the BBC and a "bug catcher" The car with the 392 Hemi in 1974
  9. Monogram '66 Malibu Street Rat

    I have never seen any two speed axles in hot rods, street cars or race cars other than the Halibrand/Frankland quick change style, and you physically have to take off the rear cover and change the gearing in them. I would guess that's the case, I built the Malibu Street Rat back in the day and I think it has to be the Olds W 27 axle. I have the black kit handy and the axle in it is a Dana 60.
  10. Butch Leal

    That's probably true, in my 2014 NHRA rulebook (I just looked) the maximum allowed wheelbase for Pro Stock is 105" and the shortest is 104"...but I don't know how it was before that as I don't have any older rule books. I know the Generation 3 Camaro and Firebird didn't handle that well on the track as the wheelbase was short, and when the longer 107.5 wheelbase mid 90's Olds Cutlass came it became popular as it handled a lot better than the Camaro/Firebird did and many used it as long as the body style was allowed in NHRA (5 years) and finally had to change to a newer style. Another factor wich decide what the Pro teams use is what the Official Car for NHRA is at the time, I know it has been Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and I believe it's Toyota now...but you don't see many Toyota bodied Pro Stock cars...yet. But with the current rules it's for sure possible as you can have any body/engine combination as long as the body is newer than 5 years. The early Generation 3 Firebird John built here is the Pro Street "White Lightning" version from 1986-87 and if I remeber correctly has never been reissued....it's based on the Monogram Camaro Pro Stock kits and it has the first version of the chassis (Reher Morrison and Frank Iaconio Camaros). This chassis evolved two times from the original one from 1984 as they changed bodys and as you say the chassis in the recently reissued Reher Morrison Camaro and the upcoming reissue of the Frank Iaconio Camaro is from the latest Firebird versions from 1999 (Summit Racing and GM Goodwrench Firebirds), they did a slightly updated version before that in 1991 (STP and Pennzoil Firebirds and L.A.P.D. Camaro). They modified the tool for the chassis when they did this so they can't go back without cutting a new tool as the old one doesn't exist anymore. Monogram did a couple of Pro Street kits in 1986-87 based on the first Pro Stock tooling and they did the "Mean And Nasty" Camaro, the "White Lightning" Firebird and the "Red Hot" Thunderbird...all with slicks and front runners, gold plated shiny bits and tinted windows. The "White Lightning" Firebird was never released as a Pro Stock, just the Pro Street version.
  11. Kenworth conventional experts

    The Super Boss hood is the longer 74 inch hood. What's talked about here is the cowl extension used on trucks with higher horse power engines before the longer 74 inch hood came into production in 1970, they extended the cowl on the cab and used the shorter 63 inch hood without cutouts for the air cleaner tubes.
  12. Reissue Wishlist

    I bought one on ebay some time ago and it wouldn't surprise me if Round 2 re-issued it any day now. It's a AMT kit but AMT was owned by Lesney Products in Great Brittain between 1978 and 1983 wich made Matchbox toy models, so the kit boxes was labeled with both Matchbox and AMT brands at that time.
  13. '82 MPC War Horse kit revue

    It would be nice if someone did decals to do the real version from the January 1971 Hot Rod article much like the model above. As far as I have read George didn't use this car much and it dissappeared soon after.
  14. Butch Leal

    Nice build, but I'm curious, what's wrong with the wheelbase? The third generation Camaro and Firebird have the same 101 inch wheelbase and I assume the Pro Stock Camaro and Firebird race cars back in the day shared the same chassis specs...and as far as I know there is no limitation on the wheelbase other than it has to be right for the specific car type in the Pro Stock class, so the wheelbase is different depending on what car you use.
  15. Are these Revell gassers just Decal kits ?

    The SWC kit has decals to do the black or the blue version. These kits are nice but not entirely correct for the subjects they are supposed to be.