I'm not an AMC fan, but today as I pulled into my local Menard's there was a white and blown Javalin leaving. Didn't have time to get my phone out to snap a pic or vid of it before he was out of there. Sounded pretty good though.
Went to the annual West Allis car show held right downtown. The bonus for me though is Model Empire, one of the sponsors, was open on a rare Sunday. So, of course I had to stop in. Picked these up today.
Well...not so fast. LeMans of those years were 2D37 cars and GTO's were 242 cars...the 2 at the beginning of each is for Pontiac. Technically a separate model off of the LeMans line. "The Judge" was and option off of the GTO line. The first year GTO, 1964, was an option on the LeMans. From '65-'71 GTO's were 242 cars. And, in '72 the GTO was reverted back to a LeMans option except for '74...on the Ventura. Oh, and there's no such thing as a Pontiac "big block." It's just a Pontiac block. Externally, they are all the same size. If you need to buy general parts for a Pontiac engine, you will see on the packaging or box "Pontiac 326-455ci." Actual displacement is derived with internal parts.
Since the demise of the Crown Vic I've noticed that the Wisconsin State Patrol has recently acquired Ford Explorer's and Dodge Charger's. I've seen both as "marked" squads periodically, but it's the unmarked that really are the sneaky ones. I know of two Charger's, a dark blue one and a silver one. Standard "chrome clad" wheels, no visible lights, and no push bars. Also, there is an oddball, a black Ford Escape that looks like any other Escape on the road as well. All three have tinted windows(probably to hide the Sate Patrol shoulder patch on the troopers uniforms from easy view) and all probably based out of the Waukesha Headquarters. I have not seen any "ghosted" graphics on any patrol vehicles in any PD area that I have to travel through on a regular basis though.
Well, it's somewhat model related as it's what I bought it for. I know it's probably not the greatest kit to buy, but I've never really tried my hand at casting parts and there are plenty of parts I have that I want to use for different models and I don't want to buy new kits for just a few parts. Plus, I need to start with something and Hobby Lobby is just a few minutes away. And armed with a coupon on my phone I got this.
Yesterday, a '67 Impala that sounded pretty good with the Flowmaster's. Today, an early '70's Buick land yacht(I really don't know what model), an '80's El Camino, and a maroon w/black fenders '32 Ford Sedan(restored)...all for sale but not in the same place. Also a '74-5-6-7(?) yellow and blown Camaro.
Went to Model Empire with the hopes of picking up a couple Starsky & Hutch Torino's, a Datsun BRZ, and a '29 Ford. Well, no S&H Torino's and BRZ's....yet. Got the '29 and '48 Ford's. As well as some more glue and a set of American Satco Big and Little tires. Happy belated B-Day to Me.