The Mr. 5 & 50 Super Stock would be a fun build . Imagine adding the welding marks on the trans tunnel from the N.H.R.A.-recommended "Neutral-Drop" starts that grenaded the Torqueflite ! Ironic that the Chrysler Warranty Rep would pilot a car whose appetite for Torqueflites was unreal . ( As a side note : prior to 1968 , "loose" torque converters didn't exist ; the B&M 'J' Converter changed all of that . It's difficult to imagine that neutral-drops were standard launching procedure in sanctioned events ! )
I'm going to assume that you're referring to the Motor Wheels Spyders ? Those are readily available via a few resin casters ; I've had the best luck with these : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Resin-1-25-Motor-Wheel-Flys-Spyders-Drag-Wheel-Set-/262046204002?hash=item3d032bc062:g:EmAAAOSw9r1V9IIG And these (same caster / seller) : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Resin-1-25-Motor-Wheel-Spyder-Mag-Wheels-Narrow-Front-Wide-Rear-Set-/261750081839?hash=item3cf185492f:g:HLwAAOSwMmBV0kCF By the way , those are my all-time favourite wheels
This kit certainly appears to be a "Win-Win" for all ! While I don't typically build subject matter which predates c.1955 , I will most-likely be buying one of these Mod Rod reissues if for nothing else , the sum of its custom parts . When was the last time any-one has seen a Dodge Red Ram Hemi ??? That harkens to the days of each division having its own , exclusive engines . Who knows ? Maybe I'll break my "1955 & later" directive and build a stock '29 Roadster ... or maybe I'll sell it to Tulio !
My contention --and I'm certainly not alone in this-- is that if Moebius were to "give-away the farm" with one-version-of-multiples-versions ( e.g. , the Belvedere I in question here ) then what incentive would there be to buy the others versions which include the desired parts ? While I'm not necessarily a fan of modern tyres on older model vehicles (excepting , perhaps , decent representations of Radial tyres in "normal" sizes ) , I would have no problem buying the Satellite or its 'RO51' variant that's pending ( vis-a-vis Model King ) in order to have those parts for a "mix-and-match" build . All considered , the tyres included in this Belvedere I pillard coupe are desireable to at least 60% - 70% of the builders . Stands to reason , as I'm sure that there are many whom desire to build a replica of a "1:1" whose rolling stock consists of modern drag radials . The golden age of AMT providing an , in es , 3-in-1 or "build 2 complete models" , in modern-tooling , are gone (save for , ostensibly , the cadre of wonderful Round2 reissues) . Kudos to Moebius (and Model King) for producing some of the greatest "oddball" subjects that either have never seen production or haven't seen light-of-day in 50-60 years !
Randy (Shelbytona ) : Nice '70 Swinger ! Kudos for restoring one of those long-forlorn Darts . Overall , it's pleasing to recognise that people are at last restoring 340 Dart / Demon / Duster models (and even some Slant Six , 318 , and 4 door models for that matter ! ). Was your Swinger built in the Windsor , Ontario plant ? Regarding black primer : The elusive Los Angeles plant ( 5800 S. Eastern @ Slauson , City of Commerce . Ceased operations in c.May 1971 , shuttered in July 1971 ) used black primer versus the "typical" grey (and some-times , zinc) primers used at Hamtramck , Lynch Rd , Jefferson , St Louis , et al. It seems that black was the only primer that Los Angeles used ; pretty sure that's due to whom-ever their paint supplier was , and nothing else . I apologise if I'm hijacking your thread . Please feel free to delete this post if you feel that it's off-topic or otherwise inappropriate . Keep up the great work on that JH23J0B !
I've always used the "Big-n-Little" tyres from the 1970 Chevelle SS-454 kit from Monogram on my builds of the 1970 Challenger T/A . While they're definitely not factory correct by any stretch , they do give the proper stance .
EV2 Hemi Orange (Dodge) / Tor-Red (Plymouth) was metallic only when it was a body paint ; the engine colour (and there are 2 distinct Hemi Orange shades : Street Hemi and Race Hemi , ) being non-metallic . Race hemi Orange is more orange than red.