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About 1972coronet

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  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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  1. That thing is AWESOME ! That colour is perfect ; everything looks great ! Is this based upon the 1967 Nickey Camaro kit ?
  2. My mistake , mea culpa --- I was *thinking* of the painted tail stripes of the 1970 Challenger R/T . Not sure how I confused the two...
  3. The blackout / accent (et al.) paint is actually textured on the 'real' car ; its nomenclature is Organosol --- Here's a page which exhibits that finish : https://the70aarcuda.com/aar-`cuda I'm not sure if you're planning to replicate that textured finish (maybe a moot point in 25th scale) ; however , that gnarly stuff was applied before the rest of the car was painted .
  4. Is the 427 / 4-speed carried-over from the Super Sport ? I'm not at all familiar with the Supernatural car ; is it a Mark IV as well ? 327 / Powerglide ? A conversion-to-sedan to make a 427-powered 9C1 would be sweet !
  5. Direct Connection launched in 1972 . Previously it was called Hustle Stuff . Direct Connection lasted-in-name from 1972-1988 or 1989 . The Ramchargers were employees whom had a club which worked on side projects / engineering projects on their own time . 1971 Road Runner's elastomeric bumpers were available in limited colours ( to mind right off : Tor-Red [ Hemi Orange] ; FE5 red ; GB5 blue [and maybe GB7 blue] ; GY3 yellow ; FY1 yellow ; GW3 white ) .
  6. Those 'Thermostatic' air cleaners didn't appear until the 1970 model year . The twin snorkel air cleaners --as applied to the high-perf engines-- were typically part of the N97 Noise Reduction Package ( typically , a California-destined option ; that usually excluded embellished tail pipes as well ) . The air cleaner from the Revell 1968-1969 Dart and Charger kits will have the correct "unsilenced" air cleaner .
  7. The Hamtramck / Detroit plant (where these big block Darts were assembled) had *spotty* Q.C. ; chassis / undercarriage overspray varied , as did primer colour (though grey was predominate --- Los Angeles used a black primer) . I wish to advise that the exhaust manifolds were also in-place when the engines were painted ; you may want to install those prior to painting the engine (which , yes , were Engine Turquoise for 1968 ) . The transmission oil pan would be steel (bare) . Keep up the great work !
  8. Chrysler's Electronic (Breakerless) Ignition was , indeed , available for 1971 ; it was a Spring 1971 introduction on the 340 and 426 Hemi .
  9. 2.8 litre powerhouse backed-by the indestructible TH-200 and 2.41 gear ! Fuel economy of an LS-6 , and the power-output of the Iron Duke / Torque-Drive !
  10. That 1972 Vega P/S is such a significant piece of history , as it exhibited a radical-shift toward : * Small Block engines ( esp. non-stock-displacements ) * Rack & Pinion steering * Lenco transmission ( correct me if my info is wrong ) * Custom-fabricated chassis Grumpy was such the innovator ( "Slick-Shift" gearbox ) , and this car was a highwater marque ! Keep up the great work !
  11. I'm building the c.2000 Street Machine version of the ol' Monogram 1971 'Cuda for my girlfriend . Painted FM3 Moulin Rouge (came out quite nice) with SRX9 interior . I applied the white Billboard decals ; approached it with much apprehension due to the age of the decals . I test-ran the "HEMI" windscreen banner on a piece of painted scrap plastic ; came out nicely ( too bad that the China-made decals don't last for 20 years ! ) , even with the setting solution . Then I applied the V6W stripes ( a tiny bit of hand soap and water on the body ; warm water to release the decals ) then brushed them with the setting solution , and then walked-away ( hahaha ) . They set impressively well , especially given their age . However , some wrinkles did develop (around the door handles and near the wheel well lip) , and I want to rectify the wrinkles : Should I : * Slice the wrinkles with a new , sharp #11 * Brush more setting solution * Hope for the best Please share your advice / experiences . Thanks .
  12. I agree --- I haven't had the Convoy Chaser ( or whatever its name is ) kit since it was new (1977 , IIRC) , so I wasn't aware of the tooling-gaffe ( at age 7 , I paid little attention to the wheels other than they looked like the 'real' cars I'd see every day ). Never-the-less... Those ugly custom wheels in the '75-'76 Dart kits must go . Additionally ; there's a marked "core-shift" in the chassis of the MPC A-body annuals ( et al. ) --- the wheelbase is off from side-to-side . While the AMT '71 Duster can provide a much-improved chassis , etc. , I just wish that the stock chassis was decent enough for an OOB build .
  13. Those fugly custom wheels included in the 1975-1976 Dart Sport annuals and the 1976 Monza look more like a non-stock-to-anything wheel than their ostensible Pontiac Honeycomb or Snowflake wheels . The first time I saw (and purchased, in 1989 ) those wheels was in the '76 Dart . At that time I "dismissed" them as being representative of a dartboard , which was in line with the nomenclature of the subject (and in line with Dodge's T.V. commercials of the era) . Never-the-less... They're fugly , and they need to disappear .
  14. 1972 was the last year for the white tiller , and the first year for air conditioning . That white-rimmed wheel was specified -- along with the white handled Unity spot lights -- due to the searing heat ; imagine grabbing the steering wheel rim and having your fingers burn ! 1974 and power steering --- that was the first year for the Firm-Feel steering .
  15. Real or replica ? It has the el-cheapo fleet trim , and appears to have the beige-brown cloth & vinyl interior ( a CHP model would have a white-rimmed tiller ) .
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