Nice looking SOHC, is that a Ross Gibson resin? I missed out on them, my fault! On the actual 1:1 SOHC Mustangs from back then, the springs towers were removed entirely. The springs also. There was a half of a leaf spring that went from the lower A-arms to the front crossmember of the sub frame. It was a flakey looking affair but held up fairly well. That opened the engine bay for anything Ford had at the time. On the later street Boss 429, they reduced the spring towers and moved them outward to get the Boss 429 into the street car. I drove one at Tasca Ford in Rhode Island and really could tell how front heavy the car was. A salesman told me to drive the Boss 302, which I did and it was a pleasure to drive and handled quite well for that time period. Anyway, keep up the work on the Mustang, looks like a great project and subject.
Nice builds. In early 1957 NASCAR allowed superchargers (Ford) and fuel injection (Chevy) and they also allowed the dual 4 barrels. Sometime during the season they changed the rules and only allowed the single 4 barrel.
If you are interested, the inner fenders and firewall should be body color. Not sure what color you are painting the body but body color would be factory correct for the firewall and inner fenders on a Charger. The engine and interior look good, should be a nice build
The Monte is looking very nice Mark! One day I need to make one myself. Looking forward to seeing yours all finished. Your builds are always something to enjoy I have had that pressure problem with a can of Tamiya clear. It was a can made before the Japan earthquake shut them down for awhile. I did get something coated with it and it all spider webbed on me anyway. I have no luck with ANY clear coat and I have tried them all! I should add that I wait 24 to 48 hours before masking and the next color. I do live in a warm, very dry environment though.
The ten spoke cast aluminum wheel was an optional upgrade over the steel Magnum 500 wheels in 67. I once nearly bought a 67 GT500 with the 10 spokes in Brittney Blue. It was at Tasca Ford in Providence RI. I happened to have a short time left in the US Army so they wouldn't lean me the money One that got away!