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  • Location
    Umea, Sweden
  • Full Name
    HÃ¥kan Persson
  1. Kenworth W980?

    Put in four round or square headlights instead of the weird looking headlights it has and I can live with it
  2. Could it pass?

    Well the Volvo PV 444 (1944-57 first car delivered February 1947) and PV 544 (1958-65) may look a lot like a 1946-48 Ford but it's a lot smaller, it's based on 40's American car designs but was an unibody with individual front suspension and 4 cylinder engines. The P 445 and P 210 Duett (1953-69) Wagons has a steel frame under the body tho', except for the P 445 and P 210 Volvo sold bare chassis with complete front clip and dash and some body manufacturers made other bodys on that chassis, some convertibles as well as pickups were made. After that came the Volvo 121, 122S and 123GT (1956-70) and P 221 Wagon (1962-69), in Sweden and some other countrys called Amazon, it was a late 40's-early 50's design and looks similar to the 49-51 Ford and Mercury with a 1955 Chrysler inspired grille, but it's also a lot smaller than the cars wich inspired it. Volvo skipped the whole 50's "wing" era and kept the previous models under the 50's and most of the 60's, and the successor was the boxy 140 series (1966-74) wich first came as a 1967 model.
  3. ModelTruckin'.com

    Exactly, I got my order today and the quality is super as usual.
  4. Ford used Holley model 4160 carbs with vacuum secondarys and no choke on the FE race engines with dual carbs, the carbs are turned backwards so the distributor will fit because if you turn them the normal way the float bowl on the front carb will interfere with the distributor cap. So these carburetors will work nicely for your build. Otherwise you can use the carburetors from the AMT 1960 Starliner Custom or 2 'n 1 kits, they looks pretty good too. For the Injection manifold you could use one from the AMT Street Freak Mustang or similar and use aluminum tubes.
  5. Double Take Replicas

    I hope so, I'm waiting to order some of his drive tires for one of my upcoming projects and maybe someting else when I'm at it.
  6. Yes that's right. The blue pipe "thingy" with the breathers were mostly used in circle and road track cars like NASCAR and Trans Am to prevent oil from the valve covers leaking out through the breather caps due to the centrifugal force in the turns, that can happen if the breathers are in the usual place on the valve covers and the long tube helps.
  7. Favorite Car

    Too many to list, I will never afford all my favourite cars and that's why I'm in this hobby and can build models of all of them.
  8. The blue "something" and red "thingy" on the inner fenders in the pictures above are not a fuel filter or a fuel distribution block, it's adjustable fuel pressure regulators used when you have electric fuel pumps, you don't need these regulators when you use regular mechanical fuel pumps.
  9. Yes they changed the GM Pro Stockers some over the years, first came the 1983-4 Camaro, it was changed to a 1991 Firebird and later to a 1999 Firebird, the Moroso valve covers disappeared and sheet metal valve covers was added when the tooling was modified to the 1991 Firebird and the Lenco was changed to Liberty for the 1999 version, the chassis was changed some too. I don't have the most recent reissue of the Reher-Morrison Camaro so I don't know exactly what's in it.
  10. Revell 1980 Bronco engine

    The 351M was nothing other than a tall deck 400 block with a shorter 3.50 inch stroke crank with 3.00 inch main bearing size instead of the 351C 2.75 inch and they used the same rods as the 400 resulting in 1.88:1 rod to stroke ratio instead of the 1.65:1 as the 351C and 400 has, the 351M pistons had taller compression hight due to the shorter stroke and shared most of the other major parts with the 400. The 351M was only available as 2 bbl carburator and open chamber small port 2V heads, the 351M also used the 385 series bellhouse pattern and it was made from 1975 to 1979 in cars and 1982 in light trucks...the 351M was definately not the best engine Ford made.
  11. Revell 1980 Bronco engine

    I don't know if you can call them big block engines, the 335 family Cleveland has the same 4.38" bore spacing and head bolt pattern as the 221-351Windsor. But the deck is taller, at least compared to the 221-302, and the 335 had two different deck hights, 9.206" for the 351 Cleveland and 10.297" for the 351M and 400, and the heads are wider due to the canted valves, so it's a physically larger engine than the Windsor...but big block...naah. Both the FE and 385 family 429-460 has larger bore spacing with 4.63" for the FE and 4.90" for the 385, so the FE could be called "medium" block and the 429-460 big block.
  12. I looked at ebay right now and I saw several US Revell Pro Stocks with asking prices around 30 Dollars...and that's about what a new Moebius kit costs, some was around 50 and higher so they are a bit more expensive. One must keep in mind that most of these are OOP kits, the Reher-Morrison Camaro and the Glidden Motorcraft Thunderbird has been reissued recently but the others have not been out in many years...and the uncertainty of the future for the US Revell tooling might have kicked up the prices even more.
  13. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    I have tried that, everything goes through Revell Germany now but they could not help me with parts for a recent kit issued less than a year ago. So I would not hold my breath asking for something.
  14. Revell 1980 Bronco engine

    It's easy to see if you know what you should look for. On the Windsor family engines (221-260-289-302 and 351 Windsor) the upper radiator hose goes into the front part of the intake manifold and the water goes through it to the heads, on the 335 family engines (351 Cleveland, 351M and 400) the upper radiator hose goes into the engine block.
  15. Why??

    I did and that's why I started this topic. They have obviously not heard of what a high center of gravity will do to the caracteristics of the vehicle, and ground clearance is not why they do it, the front is lowered so much that they can't pass a speed bump without scraping the bumper on the ground. So it's totally insane in my opinion and I would not drive one of these loaded at speed.