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  1. I am looking for someone that has the GMP Tommy Ivo Showboat. Specifically to get a drawing or schematic of what appears to be the cv plumbing. It's the line that simply connects to the rear (front?) of the intake manifolds. What does GMP do to replicate it? If anyone here as the GMP 1/18 diecast, would you be able to get even a simple box drawing to me of where the lines come from and end, do they tee with the other engines? What path do they take? I have the 1/25 Revell kit and plan to super detail as far as my skills allow me to. I more or less have the fuel lines figured out (any info would be appreciated in case I don't lol). Appreciate any help I can get on this.
  2. Jesse, that's the first time I've ever seen that photo. Uncanny! Did Revell actually make a kit with those decals? Tom, I don't know if annoyed is the right word. I just accepted it as an old kit with some parts I didn't like changed out or modified where I thought I could do it justice. The windshield/rear window framing is simply a case of surrender lol, but overall it went together pretty well.
  3. Thanx everybody, it was a fun build. Incidentally, the 'stainless' fuel lines is actually line cord from a venetian blind. There's a smaller solid string core in it that comes out, and I replaced it with wire so it would hold its shape, sprayed it chrome and voila.
  4. I had looked around and got quite a bit of help from contributors to this site in getting the pluming and fuel systems correct, or as correct as my skills would allow me to. I did change the headers, hate the originals in the kit. I thought of doing an asbestos wrap but all too much effort. A pair (though incorrect) from the parts box did the trick. The plumbing is as close as I can get it, even managed to get the radiator overflow and the cv hose in the general vicinity. Built my own fluid tank and catcher for the cv. I attempted to do the black with silver bolts/rivets around the windshield. After two attempts, out came the file, sandpaper and a small amount of styrene rod and that took care of that. The orange is the $1.00 acrylic craft paint with a few gloss coats. I also experimented with the 'fleck' process seen on a number of fiberglass moldings using a toothbrush and acrylic paints. Think it adds a little interest and color. All existing trim was blacked out except for the grill cover. Hope you enjoy. Comments and observations always welcome
  5. Peter, on this car I used a Rustoleum primer, Krylon colors and Excel Craft clear. All spray bombs. I don't ever plan on stripping paint jobs and have only had to do it a few times with varying degrees of success, but I think the more important part is A: the Iso doesn't harm the plastic and B: did what I wanted it to do. Isopropyl gave me the A and B with minimal fuss and cleanup at a cup 'o coffee price. Nothing about it I don't like so far and a suggestion I'm glad I followed. Incidentally I used the 70% strength from the drug store....I didn't see the 90%, I think you have to ask for it. Anyway, for 3 bucks it quickly and easily solved a heartbreaker problem.
  6. Isopropyl alcohol works!!! It easily removed(s) primer/color and clear coat paints on a recent paint job gone wrong. I used plain old 70% Isopropyl, poured it in to a sandwich bag with the body and related parts. A couple of hours later the coats just slid off. No plastic damage. After some minor cleanup in corners and stuff, a wet sand/reprime and I was back in business!
  7. ....one more thing that's bothering me. in this photo.... ...and others, there is what looks to be a 90 degree shielded pipe on the front of the engine. Some photos have it on the right, others, like the red mustang, on the left side of the engine. I thought it might be an oil return hose but I don't think this car carried an oil tank. Could it be a crankcase vent outlet? There is only one in photos where it is visible, the unused side having a plate bolted over it. The block would need a vent somewhere. these usually had an in line oil catch can of some type, and lots had a pipe welded somewhere to the header to help in the vacuum, though not 100% did. Photos do not make it obvious. Any ideas?
  8. I think After a lot of photo enlargement you are right. Guess I just have to make the half round gear cover. From my perspective the gear cover made it look — to me— that it was on the side of the pump, not on it. Thanx for the heads up.
  9. The mag is driven by pump gearing but it’s beside the fuel pump on the engine held there by a bracket on the 1:1. The kit has the mag sitting right on top of the pump.
  10. ok, here's what I've been able to put together from photos received and pics I also had on file. It's pretty simple, but it was a real bear to find lines that went from point a to b. Later model Malco's look like they had an electric pump (?) between the newer rad and engine. I ignored this. I also added a fuel return line from the valve on the blower. This was not on earlier generations but it could have been. The magneto is ok where it is, ignore the note. A gear cover is all that’s really needed if so inclined. The water lines in early versions were black hoses, later changed to narrow diameter metal tubing. I did not see a water pump There appears to be two oil lines (not in the diagrams) entering the lower front corner of the heads. I'm not sure on this so did not include them. oh, I called this the Un-Official Malco Gasser Mustang Fuel and Cooling System Plumbing Schematic". If there's issue or bad info in the diagram, let me know. I will amend it if necessary.
  11. As best as I can tell there is no return or drain line from the injectors on the 1st generation build which is what I'm modeling but I think I will add one anyway just to busy it up a bit. I spent some time drawing it out and will note this in the post. I do not claim 100% accuracy as it is a bit confusing between photos and actual car years. I'm not building a replica as mine will be a pearl white without the Malco decals, but the up front plumbing is important. I'm planning a tut on the engine build for anyone interested.....
  12. norm, I've posted a query on the diecast forum hoping for that very thing. thanx for the input.
  13. ....and of all the photos and links I had pertaining to the vehicles - he still had some stuff I hadn't seen before. Ya gotta love it! Thanx again to all that took the time to help out. I'm sure I'm not alone in my quest so I'll post a diagram/schematic of the fuel/cooling system when I have it done for those interested. I can't say it'll be 100% accurate, but close enough for home cookin'.
  14. Anyone here have the gmp Malco Mustang Gasser? Got any pictures of how they did the cooling/fuel tank up front?
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