This is a MCW '65 Cornet 500 . I finished this sometime prior to the Praying Mantis Kits . A Tribute build of one I serviced in the '60's . Bought as a Muscle Car , top of the line Cornet 500 . Poverty Caps ans el cheapo Tires sans Whitewalls . On day 2 it would get Redlies and Cragers IMHO and what I recall . Yeah , it's gotta a Street Hemi 4 spd. like the 1:1 did . No power anything to steal HP from the Tires .
The only Problem I had is my ow fault . The rear (chromed) Tail Panel was a struggle . I did not check the fit during the dry testing . In my haste .. I exerted too must pressure and blew out the entire Left side of the casting while on final assembly . / Repair / Re-do paying attention to clearances of tight fitting Body parts . This is not Not Dave's fault . My Painting Process creates layers of pint I did not consider .. Live and learn . I faithfully check nowadays . It has been 20 Years .. I have yet encountered problems with castings . R&R included .
For comparison , the Yellow one is the Playing Mantis with the 426 Wedge Stage IV . No Power anything , yet Opted out .. Thanx