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  1. They are all the same basic kit, and one has some Aussie stuff and a pup trailer...but the basic kit are the same. Here is the different versions. 1994, box marked 1:24 but it is 1:25 like most of the other Revell Germany US truck kits. Here is the version with the Aussie parts and the pup trailer from 1995, box also marked 1:24. 2012 and now the box is marked 1:25. 2022-23, still marked 1:25. Revell did not do two different kits of the same subject so close in scale and as far as I know there are no W900 kits available in 1:24th scale. Here are all versions of the Revell Germany Kenworth W900/T900 listed in order and you can see for yourself that the scale markings differ from version to version, but it's the same basic kit from 1992.
  2. Well Revell did a few versions of the K100 with the flat top roof. 1984, the first one I bought and I still have it as a tri-drive from 1986 1990 And the latest issue from 2016 Sorry for the hijack Anthony
  3. It looks really good and I'm looking forward to be able to get this dash so keep us updated on when it will be available to get...because I will get several for my K100 Aerodyne kits. I'm really glad I was able to convince you to do it because this has been missing from the market since forever it seems like. Nuts and bolts are allways welcome to be able to detail our kits, so I'm in.
  4. AMT has 2 different 57 Chevy tools and that's the old tool 57 Chevy wich was first issued 1963 and has been reissued over and over since then, the tooling the Pro Shop 57 Chevy and the other ones I listed above was first issued in 1997 some years before Racing Champions bought the company and are totally different.
  5. The Revell Germany K100 kit was available both as a flat top and an Aerodyne, same kit with different roof sections and I have several of both. Nice build Anthony
  6. AMT did a non Pro Shop version of the same kit with pretty much the same parts count except for the photo etch and rubber parts. Here are the different versions of this kit as far as I know. Standard non Pro Shop kit and first version of this new tooling kit from 1997 #8315 The Pro Shop kit with rubber and photoetch parts from 1998 #8455, otherwise it's the same kit as the above Reissue of the non Pro Shop kit, it's a 2 door post sedan on the picture but it's a hard top. #8315 Reissue of the non Pro Shop kit with Coca Cola decals #H862 And a Pro Street version based on the same tooling from 1998 #8319
  7. I think 1966 was the first year for this kit and this is the second issue from 1970's and it was later reissued under the Lindberg brand a couple of times.
  8. It's funny, some people insists that the Revell Germany Kenworth W900 is 1:24th scale, yes some of the boxes of the different versions of this kit says 1:24th scale but all versions are based on the same kit bcause they did not do 2 different kits in different scales, and it really is 1:25th scale like it says on other boxes with versions of this kit. I covered all versions of the Revell Germany KW W900 kits in this topic back in August. I have not compared the chassis on the Revell and AMT kits but it could be like you say.
  9. I was planning to do just that on my build when I get to it, splice in the rear section of the AMT chassis to the Revell AG front section.
  10. Mark Stracener who bought the only known Movin On TV series truck from season 1, one of the 1974 "Sundance" trucks, from Paul Sagehorn a couple of years ago and currently owns it, he is restoring it back to it's former glory with the correct Cummins VT903, torsion bar suspension and all, he do have a set of the TV series correct 22 inch split ring Alcoa wheels for tube tires but tires for them are not that easy to get hold of these days so he will use the newer tubeless style 11.00-24½ Alcoas for now. There aren't many tire manufacturers who does 11.00-22 tires for trucks these days and Mark at Twin Stick Garage (youtube channel) had difficulty getting tires for his Snowman replica build, finally he managed to get a set of 10 but it wasn't easy and most likely not cheap. Here is a video of the "Sundance" truck as it was 6 months ago.
  11. For a 577 it might not be necessary, you can have a longer stroke inside a stock engine block, I have built a stroker engine based on a FE 390 and the stock stroke is 3.78 inches and I now have a crank with 4.25 inches stroke without doing anything to the stock block, its also bored out 0,030 inches from 4.05 to 4.08 and instead of the stock 390 cu it's now 445 cu.
  12. The engine in the Revell-Monogram Pro Stock Thunderbirds is 500 cubic inches but based on regular 429-460 blocks, and 577 is not that difficult to get out of a 429-460 block with longer stroke and larger cylinder bores. One thing that can be different for the very large cubic inch mountain motors is the deck hight and bore spacing (center to center of the cylinders) and the centerline of the cam shaft is often moved up to allow for longer stroke, and most of them, if not all, are based on aftermarket blocks as the OEM blocks do not allow that large displacement within the OEM specs. You can bore out the cylinders but not too much so to do much larger bore you have to extend the bore spacing, and that will need a completely new block, crank and heads. Another way to gain more cubic inches is to have longer stroke but the deck hight limits how much you can go there so some large engines have engine blocks with taller deck, wich is quite easy to do in kit form, put in a shim of plastic between the block and heads to move the heads upwards and you also have to shim the intake manifold as the heads gets further appart with this modification. The engines used today in NHRA Pro Stock are loosely based on factory engines but the DRCE (1, 2 3 and 4) is specially developed for racing with 4.900 bore spacing and a modern 500 cui Pro Stock engine has short 3.600 stroke and large cylinder bores at 4.700 inches and revs 10.500 rpm. To compare it with a OEM Chevy 454 wich have 4.250 bore, 4.000 stroke and 4.840 bore spacing.
  13. As Gerry says, there are many to choose from, but you have to decide if you are going to do a Mk I, Mk II, J-Car or MK IV For Mk I you have the Revell GT and the newly issued 68-69 MK I (reboxed Fujimi), the Fujimi kits and the old Testors/IMC/Union kits. Mk II Fujimi, Revell (reboxed Fujimi), Meng and IMC/Testors/Union kits J-Car IMC/Testors/Union and MPC. Mk IV IMC/Testors/Union and MPC There are also some aftermarket stuff for the GT 40's, both complete kits and conversion kits
  14. As the 289 and 302 (except Boss) pretty much are the same you can look for parts for a 302. I can't remember right now if I have seen anything like you are looking for but the Weber intake manifold can be converted to fuel injection with some injector stacks and a few modifications. But I believe the Ford racers prefered to use the larger more powerful FE instead of the small block for racing in the "heavier" classes and I don't think I have seen many blown 289's except for Paxtons back in the day.
  15. This I will follow. I plan to build one of the Movin' On trucks myself and have gathered lots of pictures and information as well as the DVD's of both seasons. The second season trucks were 1975 models and are slightly different from the first season 1974 model trucks.
  16. I have both the Meng and Fujimi kits and both has their drawbacks, but I think the body has better proportions on the Fujimi kit, but as Justin says all the Fujimi GT 40 kits are curbside. The Meng kit is full detail but has some issues and I belive it's based on their 1:12 kit and the wheels and some other parts are not that great as some details are quite crude representations of what they are supposed to be.
  17. The red sided car was only used a short ammount of time and was crashed, and in 1973 only as I understand it. All the pictures of it I have seen the red sided car has Pro 3 on it and in the 1972 season he had Pro 100.
  18. Force

    Lola T70

    It came out beautiful. Nice work Mark.
  19. Yes it's supposed to be that way, the U-joints takes up that angle difference as well as the differences in hight. No axles as far as I know has the drive shaft in the center of the axle, it's more or less off center depending on manufacturer and how the power dividers on the forward axle are made. How much angle difference there are from the center depends on the distance between the center support bearing and the forward axle, on a longer drive shaft it's not as visible as on a short one. As you see here the drive shaft is not exactly in the center. And this one
  20. Yes you are of course right, I just checked my kits bought back then...16 years ago...time flies. I went by Scale Mates timeline in my earlier post wich often are wrong...so it's 2007, not 2011. And yes, it's time to reissue this kit.
  21. Yes that's right, the drive shaft are slightly off center on most axles as the pinions are to one side of the ring gear in the differential, and in a power divider wich are used on dual drive tandems gears go down to drive the pinion on the forward axle and another shaft goes past the ring gear and come out off center at the rear of the pumpkin to drive the pinion on the rear axle.
  22. The Strato Models 351 kit is very nice but not available all the time as he does small series at the time and all are sold out quickly. It was quite a long time since I saw the 351 but Strato Models has a facebook site and you can maybe ask there.
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