Thanks one and all for the suggestions so far. Atmobil what method do you employ to straightening badly "bent" post? I have a 69 GT.T.O. with that issues as well. I`d also like to hear the suggestions from you other go folks as well.
I agree. Despite the harsh criticism so often voiced on ALL of the forums Revell had done an outstanding job at listening to what the modeling community wants and they have quite often delivered. There will always be subjects that we wish they picked as well as subjects we ask ourselves why did they pick that one. True some kits have short comings but in the main they have done a great job with subject selection and execution.
I have a Johan 69 Javelin annual with a missing windshield post. Is there any alternative beyond butchering a body of another car for a post. I`m sure others have encountered this problem; so I`m seeking the sage advise of this group of savvy builders on how you resolved this issue.
Thanks for the info. I attempted to check with Modelhause but was greeted with this message "Pending retirement for May of 2017, we have been swamped with orders. In an effort to catch up and prepare for the Toledo Toy Show, we are shutting the web site down for 6 weeks."
Again, this post has been very insightful and your knowledge of the Maverick is impressive. A family member owned a tudor `70 Maverick that they would allow me to drive. It had the 200ci inline six, automatic trans, plaid bench seat, air and A.M. radio. It was GREAT on gas, outrageously RELIABLE and the cost of ownership was negotiable. I have nothing but fond memories of that car...and that`s coming from a Chevy guy. As far as the 427 SOHC or BOSS 429 displacement being dropped into that small very light body should have resulted in one hairy ride. As a Chevy guy I would compare this combinations of light body weight and high horsepower engine to the `69 Yenko 427 Nova. In fact in one of the last interviews before he passed Don Yenko remarked to a close friend "In retrospect the `69 Yenko 427 Nova probably wasn't the safest car in the world. It was so fast (0-60 in 4 seconds) that in the hands of the inexperienced it was DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS....ALMOST LETHAL”. And, a 427 SOHC or Boss 429 in the light weight Maverick would be DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS....ALMOST LETHAL.
I am glad you decided to post this topic..it cleared up a lot of things for me...again thanks.
I am fourtunate enough to have both the Johan Maverick kits, the Stock/Drag car kit (box artwork has a "blue" Maverick) and the drag car only kit (box artwork has a "yellow" Maverick). However I never knew what year this kit represented. Many thanks for the insight and the info. The "Blue" box art Maverick certainly does have the stock interior, hood and inline six. I never noticed until now but if you look closely at the Stock/Drag Maverick kit (box artwork has a "blue" Maverick) written in white letters running along the top edge of the passenger side fender is "429 Runnin` Free". Could it be that the V-8 in the Johan kit is representing a big block Ford Boss 429 engine.