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Dave Metzner

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  1. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius Belvedere   

    Missing Link's 4 door Belvedere  body is beautiful - I have one and it really does look like styrene!  Top notch workmanship!
     
     
  2. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius Belvedere   

    Regarding the shallow door and trunk lines. After tooling is finished and test shots approved - the practice is to polish the tool - since engraved lines in a body are actually raised in the tool - too much polishing can result in shallow engraved lines in the finished item. This is the case with the Belvedere body.The production bodies have much shallower door and trunk lines than the final test shot..
     At this point in time there is nothing we can do to resolve that issue.
    The factory has been made aware of the problem, they have gone back and made revisions to the tool and I have samples of the corrected body.
    Next time we run that body the engraved lines will be like those on the Satellite.
  3. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Regarding stance, here are photos of a Caliente we photographed at the Auburn Auction back in 2010! 
    That car stood pretty tall.. and seemed to be fairly much factory stock..
    Probably had 15 inch wheels and larger than factory rubber on it... still - ride height is not low..
    These photos were used as reference along with many others to determine ride height for kit..





  4. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    They are on the Caliente convertibles as well.. I have photos.
    I don't think that there were Hardtops available with trim levels below Caliente, and I don't think that Cyclones were available as convertibles..

  5. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    NICE!
     
  6. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Something to consider, folks, about model car kit production!   

    Just a quick note, the notion that the cost of oil has any impact on the cost of model kits is just not founded in fact. The cost of raw material in a kit is insignificant, for car kits it's literally pennies per kit
    In most cases the packaging costs more than the plastic!
    The really significant costs are in the tooling. In a few of our kit the decal sheet is a lot more expensive than the raw plastic!
    Even though modern machines cycle shots pretty quickly, for us, machine time is a significant contributor to cost - our kits can have 5,6 or 7 tools and energy costs in Guangdong Province are quite a bit higher than in Indiana! So it's conceivable that the cost of running the machines will be as great or even greater than the cost of the styrene pellets that go into the machines!
    Dave
  7. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Cyclone wheels did NOT have Cragar center caps they had Cyclone center caps.  Generic centers allow us to use wheels in other applications down the road..

  8. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Matty Winspur's "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet".   

    Jack Clifford, ran Clifford Engineering - he specialized in racing and performance parts for 6 cylinder engines - Clifford had a catalog full of Hudson 6 cylinder engine performance parts.
     Clifford ran a 54 Hudson Coupe in the NHRA - mainly on the West coast...
    Matthew Winspur also ran a Super Stock Hudson Jet - that car had the big 304 cu. in. 6 - I think it probably had a bunch of Clifford Engineering go fast parts on it!
  9. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Matty Winspur's "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet".   

    The slicks are just that - drag slicks, not cheater slicks - even after the fender skirts are removed you can barely see that they're not street tires.
    Photos of the real car show slicks of some variety on the rear wheels - impossible from the few photos we have to determine if they were cheater slicks or not
    The tires in the kit are slicks that we did for other kits that fit into the wheel wells of the Hudson, we were not going to tool new tires just for this kit. These tires are probably too wide for NHRA  Q stock legal tires in 1967, but nobody will be able to see that unless you display the model upside down!
  10. Dave Metzner added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Matty Winspur's "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet".
    New from Moebius, 1954 Hudson Hornet - Matty Winspur's "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet". This kit represents the 1954 Hudson Hornet Special Club sedan raced, quite successfully, in the 1960's by Matthew Winspur  (father of Moebius' president Frank Winspur).
    This kit is scheduled to ship from the Orient around the end of December and should be in stores by mid February 2017





     
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  13. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Another answer - The "racetrack" on the grille is molded in place..
    I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be a resin grille done without it..
    Also quite likely that there will is a resin Caliente Convertible in the cards..
     
  14. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    The references we have for the 427 SOHC in 65 Comet AFX cars which come from 1965 era photography of real cars do NOT show the Ford Oval Logos on the Cam covers! Those oval Ford logos and SOHC letters are not on our kit parts.
     
     
  15. Dave Metzner added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    The street car includes wsw tires.