lapazleo

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  • Scale I Build 1/25,1/24,1/32

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  • Location great lakes region
  • Full Name Leo Bishop

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  1. lapazleo added a post in a topic MODIDIFY ENGINE IN AMT 866 CALIFORNIA HAULER   

    Not a problem seen many old 359's with 8v71t's
  2. lapazleo added a post in a topic 45' Stainless Steel Great Dane Reefer   

    Looking good! 48's come out about the mid 80's 102" wide shortly after and then 53's in the late 80's. 42'6" trailer were common in the 70's. Monfort ran 39'6" reefers with their w 900's to be legal in the east.
  3. lapazleo added a post in a topic Value of Vintage Tyrone Malone kits   

    What everybody else said. A good rule of thumb is something is only worth what someone will actually pay for it.
  4. lapazleo added a post in a topic 359 peterbuilt conventional tractor   

    No real issues. FYI the snap kits were originally released by Monogram before Monogram and Revell became one. Same with the W900 snap kit.
  5. lapazleo added a post in a topic Engine Colors?   

    As far as the Cummins goes the PT series "power torque" were lime green and I believe some custom rated Cummins were also. The Detroit appears to have a red block "International" an alpine green head and a Terex green valve cover and coolant hose neck and other small parts.
  6. lapazleo added a post in a topic GMC Astro 95   

    Not unusual then. Happens some now all position tires wear better than drive tires and have less rolling resistance. Tends to be common on trucks that stay in warmer regions.
  7. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler   

    Apparently the green tinted windows were early in production and very rare.
  8. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler   

    Actually the Mercury sleeper was an available option on Peterbilt's for many years. Our resident Pete expert Tim Albhorn should be able to fill us in.
  9. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler   

    No cut out for the sleeper as they were crawl through in those days. The kit with the brown truck is the same exact kit with the sleeper and visor added. As a side note the earliest releases of the Ca. hauler had green tinted windows.
  10. lapazleo added a post in a topic Oil Filter?   

    Best thing in the world for a high performance diesel. Were very common place till the mid 80s.
  11. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Ford C motor?   

    Your knowledge of the c is excellent. It seems like c's used for fire truck chassis had even stranger engine choices. I have heard of one with a raised cab and a 6v71 detroit.installed
  12. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Ford C motor?   

    Ok correct info here. The AMT c series engine is the 534sd which physicaly is the same as the 401 and 477.The 401,477 and 534 was available in many Ford trucks of all sizes and axle configurations. The engine in AMT's Louisville kits is the Cat 1160 a forerunner to the 3208 they look similar but are not the same engine. As far as smaller gas engines go no fe series engine was put in a Ford truck bigger than a half ton. However the ft series engine (truck version of the fe) were.The ft had lower compression forged steel crank and 4 ring pistons etc for truck use. Some ft's also were put in 1/2 pu's and all 3/4 and 1 ton's. Ft's came in 331 359(U haul only) 361 and 391. The Ford c over the years had dozens of engine options from the 240 straight six gas to the Cummins c160. By the way both AMT's c and Louisville have an allison auto for a transmission.
  13. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT DIAMOND REO   

    Over all pretty good kit considering its been around close to 45 years. Was top of the line back then. Wheelbase is a little short for a sleeper but conventionals with sleepers back then were as short as possible due to length laws. My first hood was a Peterbilt 359 had a 36" bunk on a 204" wheelbase. Not much room for trailer swing. Again considering its age a very nice kit.
  14. lapazleo added a post in a topic Grandpoppa K-Wopper 123   

    Goes to show even the old AMT kits from the 70's can look great out the box. Fine work!
  15. lapazleo added a post in a topic 1930's truck   

    It belongs here if it's anything bigger than a pick up. Yes semi trucks existed in the 30s and before.