Force

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  • Location Umea, Sweden
  • Full Name Håkan Persson

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  1. Force added a post in a topic Help with 'BJ and The Bear' project   

    The Ertl Great Dane reefer trailer has the right style Thermo King unit, a similar one can also be found on the Heller reefer trailer, the AMT Fruehauf reefer trailer has a Thermo King unit but it's an older style.
    So the Ertl Great Dane is a good choice to start from, it has a side door as the BJ trailer had, it's a bit too far back tho' so to be correct it has to be moved forward slightly,  the vertical side ribs on the box sides are too few but can be fixed with Evergreen half round bar, the reefer unit also has to be corrected some as the control panel on the kit unit is on the wrong side.
  2. Force added a post in a topic Cal-Trac Traction Bars   

    I don't think any Cal-Trac traction bars are done in any model kit but they can't be that hard to make yourself
  3. Force added a post in a topic '62 BelAir Z-11 air cleaner (cowl induct.)   

    The intake manifold is different on the Z-11 too, it's a 2-piece high rise one and it's also included in the AMT 62 Bel Air Super Stock kits together with the cowl induction air cleaner.
  4. Force added a post in a topic Dodge Charger   

    Great Build, it looks just right.
  5. Force added a post in a topic wip- K&K Dodge Charger   

    Looks great!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Force added a post in a topic KW W-900 {snap}   

    Nice result Sean.
  13. 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?
  14. Force added a post in a topic BRBO Kenworth K123   

    Looks great KJ.
  15. 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.