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Reeves Racing

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  • Birthday 09/10/1965

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  • Location Louisville
  • Full Name Mitch Reeves

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  1. Reeves Racing added a topic in Under Glass   

    1966 Mustang Shelby GT350R
    Revell kit with home cast resin wheels and parts box tires and decals.
    I recently redid the tires and roundels on this one if it looks familiar, I like the very fat slicks much better and have less bleed through of the dark blue La Mans stripes in the roundels.

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  2. Reeves Racing added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    1965 Comet 202 Sedan ***FINISHED***
     I was able to finish the Comet up this weekend. 
    I took some pictures outside. It was sunny when I started but soon the clouds came in so I hope the pictures look okay.
    Lost of work on this by my standards. Way more detail than usual.  Its not a perfectly clean build but then again neither was the real car. It was rough in places but it sure was fun. I enjoyed building the model almost as much.

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  3. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1965 Comet 202 Sedan hobby bracket racer   

    Thanks Mark.
    I am expecting a replacement windshield to show up today, Then add a few trim parts and take some pictures out side.
    I just found my original attempt at this build on here... Too funny... 

  4. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Crate Motor Roundup   

    A "crate motor" is just a new or rebuilt engine sans the rest of the car. As brought out by many these come in various states of assembly.
    The question is like asking "Which kits come with the best after market wheels?" 
    So the answer to the OP's awkwardly asked question would be the same answer to the question "Which kits come with the best looking and detailed engines that can be bashed into another kit?"
    As we all know a small block Chevy has the same outward dimensions whether it is a 265 or 400 (although the 400 has the cylinder bulges on the sides of the block) So any of them could be said to represent anything from a 327 to a 383 stroker, Same with a SBF, it could be said to represent everything from a 289 to a 347 stroker. Chevy big blocks from the truck based 366 to the 472 stroker. Your imagination equals what the displacement is...
    So my answer would be the engines both small and big block in the recent Revell 69 Nova kits, as mentioned before the small block Fords in the 32 hot rods. The engines in the Revell 70 Mach one are very good and even have the "cool" Autolite inline four barrel carburetor.
    Myself I picked up a Revell 98 Saleen Speedster to rob the engine and super charger from for a restomod 67 Mustang fastback so that would be a crate engine so to speak. I also picked up a Revell 99 F150 Lightning to rob the engine and super charger out of for a Moebius 70 F100 build. So that was a crate engine as well so to speak.
    I am a Ford guy so I lean towards those builds but I bet the engine out of any of the late model Corvettes would make a decent "crate engine" for a bash of some kind.
    I have used the 427/390 FE engine from the AMT 66 Fairlane and 67 Comet kits as well as the very nice 427 from the Revell Shelby Cobra.
    I got a handful of JoHan Boss 429 and OHC 427 engines off of eBay to use in some drag builds so in our modeling world you can source a "crate engine" just about anyware.
    Just my one cent (I'm running a 50% off sale)....
  5. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    Nice work. Very clean. I have the model too. I built it a few years back and it got damaged when we moved from Kansas to Kentucky. Broken windshield and the drivers seat came loose. I put door glass on it so I couldn't fix the seat without taking the body back off. I have a windshield coming from a parts trade here on MCM and will be restoring mine soon.
    Sorry for the rant. I painted the engine in mine blue too. Here's mine after it was first built click here
  6. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Thanks JC, Right back at you.
  7. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    That looks great. A lot of skill and craftsmanship.
    I am not a Mopar guy so this may be a dumb question.
    If the Round 2 body and chassis are so bad why not just build the whole car out of the Revell kit?
  8. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    Yep and oil changes were a lot less messy afterwords too.
    Great job so far. I really like the color choice.
  9. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Hemi Gremmie!   

    Great looking engine. Looking forward to seeing the body in paint.
  10. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Windshield for Revell 64 Thunderbolt   

    Thanks Zen.
     I have what I need now. 
  11. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1962 Don Gay Pontiac Catalina, finished   

    Stunning work. That turned out awesome.
  12. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Nancy's diggers   

    Those look great.
    Man you had to be fearless to drive one of those... that was just an engine with wheels on it... just sit on the rearend housing and point it in the general direction you want to go...
  13. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1965 Comet 202 Sedan hobby bracket racer   

    Thanks JC.
    Almost to the finish line with this one.
    click here >>>  Quick Pass <<<
  14. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1965 Comet 202 Sedan hobby bracket racer   

    Thanks Wayne,
    I am happy with it Mike. Thanks for the props.
    I think these tires look much better JC
    I found some others the tire box that were almost the same size and sanded them down a little, about  3/32nds. 
    I also lowered the back of the car a little bit by adjusting the spring mounts up into the trunk area a little. I think it looks much better. I just need to weather the tire decals and put some dull coat on the tires.
    My PE carb stuff came yesterday and I have the carb mounted up and the throttle cable installed.
    I am going to put some small nuts on the fuel lines where they attach to the carb fuel bowls to make that look a little better.
    I had to buy another 64 Thunderbolt on eBay so I can get a windshield. So that just about all that's left.

  15. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1965 Comet 202 Sedan hobby bracket racer   

    I have been debating on the rear slicks and this last set up pictures has made my decision. The ones on the model are too big. So I will be taking them off and trying to find something that looks closer to what was on the car.