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mrmike

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  1. The 440 CID engine is complete and ready to be installed in the chassis. I added the air cleaner and decal and then I installed a STP Racing decal on the oil filter. The alternator has some clear red paint on the fins to represent the wire turnings on the armature. The wheels and tires have been further detailed and I still need to find tire decals in my stash that I know I have. More GTX to come...
  2. Just because it has mag wheels on it doesn't mean to paint the engine a different color. Street Hemi Orange is the standard color of a high performance 440 CID engine.
  3. A standard 440 came in turquoise. A high performance 440 came in Street Hemi Orange.
  4. I started detailing the engine. I added my plug wires, fan belt with power steering pump and alternator and the fan. I had to make an ignition coil from a piece of round styrene stock and added a wire to it. The tires proved to be problematic, so I replaced them with a set from Revell and I will add some white letters to the tires. More GTX to come...
  5. Tonight I painted the engine, the distributor and cap and I made an ignition coil, painted it and wired it and the 6-barrel carburation. Now, you are asking why did I paint the 4-barrel and the 6-barrel intakes? I haven't decided which one I will use yet. Why they don't add ignition coils to these kits is beyond me. More Plymouth to come...
  6. Thanks Carl! I think I got lost as I was going to use a six pack intake and carbs on this. I realized this when I had found a 4-bbl air cleaner with a 440 CID decal already attached. I think the 6-barrel carbs require the Coyote Air Intake hood, but I'm not sure. More research is required...
  7. The more I looked at them, the more I didn't like the valve covers I had put on. I found a set that I liked better and while they are not 100% correct, they do look a lot better! More GTX to come...
  8. Spent a little time on the GTX this afternoon. I assembled the engine and lettered the tires. The engine had no valley pan of cover and the intake manifold just sat on top of a wide open area. I made a cover from a piece styrene and glued it in. More GTX to come...
  9. Looking good, John! I like that method of blacking out the window trim. Nice and neat! I have this kit and a McNally story to go with it. I'll build it sooner or later...
  10. After years and years of building many, many models, I usually test fit body and chassis parts to get a proper fit. Not doing this sometimes gives me more trouble in the long run.
  11. I never thought about using just super glue.I will have to try it on a pro street Road Runner I am planning on for later. I figured the best way was to fill the voids with plastic and glue and sand it a little bit.
  12. Even though it is on the underside of the hood, it is there and it stands out like a sore thumb. I had to do something about it and this seemed like a good way to take care of it. It is not perfect, but I did try to do something about it.
  13. Last night, before turning for the night, I added some strip styrene and glue to the score line under the '69 GTX hood. I wanted to fill the score line and to strengthen the hood since I have been "tweaking" it to fit level on the body without moving. You can barely see the scoreline from the topside of the hood. More GTX to come...
  14. Got my first issue today in the mail!
  15. Looking good, John! I have this kit as well and I also wrote a McNally story for it. Let's see what you can do with the rest of this kit.
  16. Thanks Carl and David! In my mind's eye, this color is excellent!
  17. Thanks Curtis! I needed to mix more paint for a second coat of paint on my '97 Dodge Caravan and I have been imagining this color on the GTX, which would look sharp, especially with the Performance Hood Treatment and gloss black rocker panels.
  18. A new project started out of a need to add another coat of paint to my 1997 Dodge Caravan. I envisioned the '69 GTX painted with the same color of MCW Seafoam Turquoise Metallic with the Performance Hood Package. The engine will be the standard 440 CID engine with 6 Pack carburation. If that doesn't fit under the hood, I will use the stock 4-bbl. carb. The transmission is the Mopar A-833 4-speed transmission. I started by trimming all of the little bits and pieces of flash and realized that I would have to assemble the firewall, side panels and core support if I am to wash the body and chassis before adding primer and paint. The wheels are Cragar SS mags, my favorite! More GTX to come...
  19. Excellent! Thanks Dan!
  20. Thanks DW! I usually announce any changes in paint or color.
  21. Thanks Carl! The dash panel decal broke up as I removed it from water and I tried to rearrange it as best as I could. I suspected trouble with the decal when I first saw it.
  22. The Story Teresa's son John Jr. was scheduled for an after school playdate with one of his friends who live one bus stop before his. He never made it to the playdate or on the bus. Teresa calls McNally in a panic and he tells her to call the Police and the school. As McNally drives around, he jams on the brakes passing an alley with something lying in the dirt. He races into the alley and that something was John Jr. lying on the ground and badly beaten up. He carefully picks John Jr. up and places him in the back seat of his Dodge Charger Super Bee and races to the Hospital and then he calls Teresa and tells her he found John Jr. The Build I have assembled the interior. For a snap kit, there are some pieces that require glue. Not that it is an issue for me! McNally will return...
  23. Looking good! Do you realize that your shifter is backwards?
  24. Thanks David! There are many kits that builders don't see. This is one of them! It is a curbside and many builders don't consider them since they have no engine. The truth be told...these kits have lots of detail to them.
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