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  1. I bought my wife an eighty with the two liter Pinto engine and automatic, but she never drove it!
  2. My uncle Larry was the first in the family to own one, my Dad borrowed it to ferry my great aunt's belongings from Trafford Pa to Amherst Va in 1981. One of the memories I have is passing a guy on a motorcycle on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a full blown blizzard. Dad got his own a couple of years later, same color. I had trouble driving it because it was a five.speed and all I'd driven till then we're four speeds!
  3. Square tail lights! I'm definitely interested now.
  4. Nearly all gone except my truly prized pieces. I'd like to have gotten a better return,but they were never an investment in anything but entertainment. Funny how many duplicate builds I started! I'm going to do another purge, this time of parts. I'm going to keep a core of often used pieces and offload the rest. East coast show goers will be seeing my old stuff soon enough. Please refrain from referring to them as gluebombs when you spot one or buy it. I put my name inside many, along with the date.
  5. I had a 78 Rallye 5.0. factory, 150hp. The factory had little to do with what I had under the hood. As for any deficiency, it could take a turn at better than 45mph without losing traction. It had better brakes and steering than my 66. It rode better, and was built better. It hadn't rusted away from the cowl down.
  6. Sorry, Bill, but laminated safety glass was universal by 1941..... Hollywood, however, ignores history on a daily basis!
  7. It's occurred to me that a close approximation of the correct engine could be sourced from the Revell 320i kit, along with the engine compartment. They're very similar. Just thinking out loud.
  8. The f100 is without a doubt an excellent kit, full of possibilities. I've built literally dozens. My experience with the Lindberg kit is limited.
  9. That was the factory color of my 76. My wife's was originally brown, I repainted it Massey Ferguson grey metallic. I happened to work for them at the time...
  10. I hope that they follow through with a square tail light version. I've owned nine of them and would like to replicate the main two my wife and I drove. I only had one round tail light version. BTW, the black trim doesn't go onto or in the chrome, it is a lower body rub strip.
  11. I've been working with a vendor selling the majority of my last forty years of building, so don't be surprised to see some kits you might recognize come up for sale. They aren't stolen! I'm coming to realize that my skills and eyesight aren't a match for my imagination, and adjusting my itinerary. Inventorying the collection revealed almost a dozen AMT 49 Fords not including the two I'm currently working on, as well as six Revell Mercs... I have never finished one of those. Lots of replica stock and mild customs. A few sixties style gassers from a couple of years ago. Hopefully he keeps them intact and doesn't part them out, but that's up to him.
  12. I caught several of these at big lots twenty years ago, never investigated any inaccuracies, just built them so they've got problems.... I didn't care. Still don't. I'd build another.
  13. The venerable AMT 49 Ford. I will never not be interested in building another one, and another...
  14. This kit was one of the first ones I built as a kid. Went together so well, it practically built itself. Yours looks fantastic.
  15. Rummaging through my parts bins, I managed to locate a few villa Riviera pieces, but they are hardly accurate. The grille, especially, is too thick in the bars, and without the extended hood and fenders, looks heavy.
  16. Unsure of the origin of the parts, but most of them probably come from China. Any proven method used to remove the lacquer without disturbing the chrome? On a side note, I was cleaning an old build of the AMT 29 A roadster I was returned by the family of the person I built it for thirty years ago. Castrol super clean seemed to soften the ancient Testors metallic slightly. Took the chrome right off some small parts, so SC is not an option
  17. Not a lot of information on the real car out there, and I would love to build it correctly.
  18. Rummaging through my parts stash, I was troubled to find a lot of chromed parts suffering yellowing of the clear lacquer. Bad enough to have some that are matte finish, there are some cherished pieces among those affected. I keep these parts in plastic (polyethylene, I think) boxes. I will hazard a guess that the most severely affected pieces are actually more recent (ten years old or less).
  19. I wish I could answer the question. These are the best examples of wire wheels from the era, IMHO
  20. I built a bunch of these that I bought in a hobby shop in Waukegan Illinois while I was going to A School. Really neat, but I lost track of them years ago.
  21. Funny how Monogram designed this kit with a 429 Ford engine and put Chevy emblems all over it!
  22. The big franchise locally has two branches, one is a glorified toy store and the other is an r/c support center. They seldom restock modelling supplies and their paint selection is particularly poor. The Hobby Lobby stores stock better paint and supplies. Unfortunately, their selection of kits is limited. At least they have a good discount coupon program, something the other guys never do.
  23. Nice! One of the few kits with operating features that aren't a nightmare.
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