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1972coronet

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About 1972coronet

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  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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  1. Exactly : still of a "dixie cup" design . The M/C for the disc brake option is indeed taller ; the other difference is the dual-outlet for the disc brake M/C : https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=28743&cc=1435842&jsn=444 Amazingly , Rock Auto still shows these virtual anomalies as being available !
  2. Ever try to locate a brake master cylinder for a disc brake equipped '65-'66 Dart / Valiant / Barracuda or a '66 Satellite / Coronet ?
  3. I've been a life-long champion of the 1967-1976 A Bodies , particularly the 1969 Dart , 1974 Hang 10 Dart Sport , and all of the "29" models ( bodystyle "29" is code for "Special" or "Semi-Fastback" : "2" = 2 Door , "9" = "Special" , e.g. , Duster , et al. ) . This was cast-in-stone in 1971 when my parents were gifted my paternal grandmother's 1969 Dart Custom ( "Custom" was a trim level which replaced the "270" model ) , as my grandmother -- aged 74 in 1971 -- stopped driving . My first car was a 1972 Swinger ( EV2 Hemi Orange with V1W top and E2XW interior ) which I bought in 1989 for $800 from its original owner . Now , at that time , 1972 & later cars had little to no 'intrinsic' value as they were summarily dismissed as "Smog Hogs" (1972 was the first model year for expanded Evapourative Emissions Standards ; the "Charcoal Cannister" was introduced which meant more vacuum lines and related power losses) . My second car was a1973 Duster which I bought for $70 in 1992 . Everything worked on that car -- everything ! Ice cold air conditioning ( oh , how I miss R12 ! ) , blast furnace heater , factory AM/FM radio , etc. So , while everyone was clamouring for the coveted 1971 & earlier cars , I was buying 1972 & later models at dirt cheap prices ! Times hath turned , however , and now that -- all being equal -- seventy-dollar 1973 Duster would run about $7,000 ! The Dart ? Easily $15,000 ! While I positively love all of the classics , I've always come back to MoPar . After all , I cut my teeth around them .
  4. Butch Leal California Flash Duster?

    I wonder if the interior 'bucket' tooling inserts still exist ? They were markedly different from their stock / annual counterparts : no rear seat , and no console ! Perhaps either Tim Boyd and-or someone at Round2 (or someone privy to their skunkworks) would be able to answer to the affirmative ?
  5. 1974 Plymouth Satellite "Sundance Special"

    There was a cassette-recorder option from 1971-1974 --- rare and expensive option .
  6. I'd rather see instrument clustre decals than some of the other random decals (which are otherwise nice) on the sheet . Additionally ; it'd be nice to see the U.S. Flag situated properly for use on the right-side of the kit ! The Union (the stars) is supposed to be facing-forward ; facing the opposite way means "Retreat !" . And , no , I'm not calling Round2 out on this , as I've seen this on other manufacturers' decal sheets as well (just as I've seen an improperly-situated Union Jack) .
  7. 1974 Plymouth Satellite "Sundance Special"

    Herr Kröger - Das ist der beste Plymouth Satellite 'Sundance', den ich bisher gesehen habe! Erinnert mich an eines, das sich in meiner Heimatstadt befand: ein 400 (6,5 Liter) Hochleistungsmodell; es hatte auch ein Fabrikschiebedach!
  8. '68 Chevelle non SS

    1969-only two barrel 396 was a light duty truck engine . If there were any passenger car applications , it was likely dubbed "400" ( not to be confused with the small block 400 ) .
  9. '68 Chevelle non SS

    1969 Chevelles could be ordered with any of the 396's via the SS Package , regardless of trim level . The one which comes to mind right off is the 300 Coupe with 325hp 396 / 3 speed manual ; there are also L-78's and , just as likely , 350hp-equipped models as well . That's allegedly the only year for the SS to be available on any Chevelle / Malibu (except wagons) .
  10. 1/25 MPC '78 Dodge D-100 Pickup

    Has anyone here built one of these old MPC Dodge trucks with a correct engine-transmission combo ? That 'generic' Chrysler B / RB engine with a 4 speed transmission is incorrect for any year '72 - '78 D/W Series . Yes , a 400 and 440 were an option , but those were all LoadFlite [sic] equipped ; the 225 , 318 , and 360 were available with manual transmissions . I'd imagine that the 440 / 727 from the 1971 Charger would be the best --most accurate-- option ; but how about a small block ? The AMT 1971 Duster 340 would be an excellent basis for a 360 four barrel , though minor changes from c.1976-1979 would be *necessary* to make an accurate replica . Then there's the manual drum brake master cylinder , but that's another story . ADDENDUM : Apparently , the 400 (B-Engine) was available with a 4 speed , according to the 1978 Ramcharger brochure :
  11. '68 Chevelle non SS

    Yep , 1968 was the last model year for the L-79 . It's performance prowess was underrated in the brochures , though its actual performance was definitely still there . Here's an image of a '68 Chevy II with an L-79 which was being restored at Supercar Restorations in Pennsylvania ; the car was featured in MCACN . ... and a '68 Chevelle 300 Coupe L-79 from Nickey .
  12. 69 Camaro Z/28

    Outstanding Zed ! Love blue shades , esp. lighter , metallic shades . BTW , which hosting site do you keep your photos stored in ?
  13. '65 Chevelles: AMT vs Revell

    "Palmer"
  14. '60 Impala lowrider

    Very good then . I suppose that my aversion to Daytons on vintage lowriders is where my 'plea' is borne-out-of . To me , it's like seeing an otherwise period-piece that's got new(er) licence plates on it --- just ruins the overall look to me . I'm definitely not telling you how to build your model , just voicing my (unsolicited) opinion . Cheers !
  15. Differences between '68-'69-'70 Nova's

    Been pining to build a '70 Deuce and a '68 L-78 (and an L-79 for this matter) . I hope that the revitalised Revell does some reworking of its '69 Nova ( like , backdate to a '68 and run that for a few years ; then rework it into a '70 , keeping the Mark IV as an option , but with the main focus being a Yenko Deuce LT-1) . In the meantime , I'll start converting the (much-maligned) AMT '71-'72 Nova into a phantom Deuce ( e.g. , a "continuation series" ) using the AMT 1970 LT-1 / 4-speed combo that I bought off of eBay a few years ago .