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1972coronet

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About 1972coronet

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  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Murrieta 92562 , Ca
  • Full Name John Shoe

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  1. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    Other than the way the distributor mounts on the Revell 383 from the 1969-come-1968 Darts , those engines are perfect . Naturally , the left ( driver-side ) exhaust manifold is A-body-specific ( as in the "1:1" version ) ; then there's the change in rocker covers ( colloq. , "valve covers" ) between 1969 and 1970 ( vis-a-vis the C.A.P. of 1970 & later ) .
    The build-up article in Scale Auto from a few years back of the then-new Revell 1970 Hemi'Cuda was excellent ; however , I would be remiss if I didn't mention the 440 / T-Flite swap by the builder / author of the article :
    - A/C with Dana 60 ( okay , perhaps it was a dealer add-on )
    - "440 Magnum" air cleaner "pie tin" (decal) versus the correct "440 Super Commando" 
    In spite of that , worse 'faux pas' have happened , mostly manufacturer oversights :
    - 1966 & earlier brake master cylinders on 1967 & newer models 
    - Manual trans with automatic pedals and / or shifter ( e.g. , the MPC A-body annuals , all years )
    - Aftermarket air cleaners ( e.g. , the Monogram 1970 SS-454 Chevelle with Cowl Induction ; the 1971 "Satellite" with Edelbrock intake , and open-element air cleaner )
    - Hemi / 4-speed / 8 3/4 combo ( Monogram 1971 Hemi'Cuda , every iteration ; Revell 1967 GTX / Coronet / Charger ) 
    Regardless of these picky annoyances -- esp the post facto examples -- I love each and every one of those kits !
  2. 1972coronet added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Whose Would Be Better ?
    Changed this inquiry into a poll . Feel free to add your choice(s) to the list  ( example : I'd like to see a 1971 GMC Sprint SP-1  or How about a Toyota Stout ! ) . 
    Have fun !
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  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 78 Ford   

    FANTASTIC work , Andy ! WOW !! 
    I agree with the sentiment of the others ; this is the finest example of this truck I've seen !  Tamiya's Light Gun Metal works so well , even as an amphiviate for OEM colours ( think : MPC's 1975 Dart Sport ... which is the colour I painted mine ! ).
    That engine is splendid !  Is that kit's engine supposed to represent an FE ( 360 / 390 ) or the 385-Series ( 429 / 460 ) ? 
  4. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    CapSat 6 - I wonder how well (or not) the 440 Mag / TorqueFlite from the AMT 1971 Charger R/T would fit in-place of the Revell Hemi / 4-speed ? Granted , one would end up with an incorrect combination of air conditioning / Dana 60 -- should one decide to build the 440 "box stock" , that is .
    Similarly , the aforementioned 383 / 440 (also T-Flite equipped) from the Revell 1968-1969 Dart "could" work , which will also give the proper Super Track Pak ( or is it Super Performance Axle Package with the T-Flite ? ) .
  5. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Cuda,s 1/25 &1/24 Why not more 1/25   

  6. 1972coronet added a post in a topic MPC Dodge 'Country' Charger Open Box Review   

    I feel that a Frank Zappa decal set would've have been the pièce de résistance : The Duke of Prunes !
  7. 1972coronet added a post in a topic MPC 1975 Datsun Pickup 3n1 Kit Parts Review   

    Nice review as always , Chris !
    One thing which needs to be pointed out on this reissue versus the original Datsun Pickup annuals ( all years ) : Originally , the stock tyres and wheels were moulded-together ; this reissue has the wheels ( hub caps on plain steel wheels ) moulded separate ! No more plastic tyres ! Granted , D78-14's aren't exactly a premium ; however , they're mighty close to the OEM , U.S.-spec tyres these originally had .
    The real pièce de résistance would have been the inclusion of the camper shell from the Black Hawk issue from c.1978 ! 
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Cuda,s 1/25 &1/24 Why not more 1/25   

    I have the latest issue of the 1969 Barracuda , and I really , really like it . The Crossram from the earlier versions' Hemi is a nice re-addition (and will perhaps fit-atop the kit's 383)  ; the Torq-Thrust wheels are a welcome addition ! Those 6-lug custom wheels of the c.1980 release and the subsequent 1987 (ad seq.) reissues were atrocious back then , and they're even less desirable now .
    I agree with you regarding the lame rendition of the shear panels / firewall ( 1966-style brake master cylinder ! ) ; not even close to the factory A-bodies of 1967-1976 ! But , all considered , it's just nice to have a Barracuda of '67-'69 vintage .
  9. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Roto ("Slim Jim") Hydramatic - kit/aftermarket source?   

    Is the transmission included in the AMT Chevy 283 & Pontiac 421 parts pack a Hydra-Matic or a Roto-Hydramatic ?
  10. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1970 'Cuda rear window louvers in kits?   

    Whatever you do , don't put Pennsylvania licence plates on it ! Hahahaha .
    The ancient Monogram 1971 Hemi'Cuda hardtop has the backlite louvers . 
    The Challenger's backlite was quite a bit different from its Barracuda relative .
  11. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Cuda,s 1/25 &1/24 Why not more 1/25   

    What year were the Hemi and 225 Slant engines "removed" from the lineup ? I've only had the "'69" version (the c.1988 reissue) , and that only has the 383 . Then there was the Judy Lilly 1968 SS/B (with 1969 hood and fascia) , and the late 70's / early 80's 'street machine' version , both of which were 426 Race Hemi equipped , IIRC ...
  12. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    I agree with the cost considerations ; however , if R-M were to release the engines / transmissions from the 1968-1969 Dart ( beautiful 'generic' 383 / 400 / 440 , backed with an equally-nice TorqueFlite) , 1968-1969 Charger ( excellent 'generic' big block , and a 4 speed  ) . The only 'gap' would be a nice LA Engine ( 273 / 318 / 340 / 360 ) , as Revell didn't / doesn't make that engine (and , no , that oversized 340 T/A engine , nor the oversized 318 / 360 in the Ramcharger don't count ! ) .
  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Toyotas   

    I'm hoping that Round2 will find the MPC Supra / Celica tooling in useable condition . Those are some of MPC's finest kits ; I'm not alone in wanting for one or more iteration of those 80's gems to be reissued (sans the ridiculously-dark glass !) .
    Would like to see a 60's Toyota Stout , too . Make it similar to the MPC Datsun Pickup annuals : stock , and custom options ( in this case , a Toyota I-6 Turbo for the custom version ; a period piece "could" include a Buick 215 as the custom engine option ,no ? ) .
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    Ah ! That makes sense . I thought that the 'Special Edition' deal was just some hyperbolic embellishment ; apparently , that's not the case ! 
    Okay , then ... how about a Special Edition of the '70 Charger ?
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    The Rim-Blo wheel certainly does look like the 70's D/W Series version , but I don't believe that the D/W got the Rim-Blo feature . My friend's 1970 Charger ( base hardtop , 318 , auto , bench seat ) has the S83 . It was a fairly-common option on the Dart Swingers of that era ; not sure how many Chargers got the 'Blo (most likely the base models) .