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1958 Edsel Pacer

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The Citation had an E475 engine. I believe that was the torque  value.

Correct. Edsel, like Buick, used torque ratings for the numeric parts of their engine designations.

The E-475 was a different color, too. I think it was green. 

Charlie Larkin

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I'm surprised AMT and ERTl did low end Edsels (Ranger and Pacer) instead of Corsair and Citation. The Buick was a Roadmaster for example

I suspect that because the Ranger and Pacer models rode on the Ford platform, and the Corsair and Citation on the Mercury platform. AMT/ERTL already had the majority of the tooling for the lower end models from the '57/58 Ford, as far as I know, they never made a '57/58 Mercury, so it was much easier, and cheaper to make the Pacer.

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Correct. Edsel, like Buick, used torque ratings for the numeric parts of their engine designations.

The E-475 was a different color, too. I think it was green. 

Charlie Larkin

Well, that would explain why I found several photos of green engines in my Edsel engine photo search.

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Ok here is another update. Little bit more bmf on the passenger side. I can't do much more until I get the paint for the engine so I got another build goin:D usually got two or three goin at a time.

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Love the finish. All that foil makes it pop! Gotta love 50s cars with all their chrome glory:lol:

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Looking good. 

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Well its been a little while since I've last posted or even worked on the Edsel. But I am back at it. Got the engine painted Goldenrod yellow. And most of the interior is done. I have a few more parts to paint and let dry then I can start gluing parts together and get this one done. IMG_20160626_175619_zpsfj1gz7k9.jpgIMG_20160626_175755_zpsmhnj20g1.jpg

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Well, any color scheme BUT red and black. If painted in those colors, everyone will assume it's a prepaint. 

Have two of those prepainted Edsels. The paint was not bad, but they didn't shave the mold separation lines. 

When I built mine regular kit Edsel, I used Horizon Blue and Frost White. A color combo that was great looking, but I never saw it on a model before. 

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nice build!!!!

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Man, she is a beauty. Are you posting it under glass???

Yes I am working on that right now :)

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You don't say? I used a maybe 15 year old can of Aluma Yellow pearl on this Ford, and it turned out to be the same color. I call it "Nuclear Waste". I used the same can years earlier on a 1:1 dipstick handle, and it came out the correct color. That paint either doesn't age well, or ages very well; depending on how you look at it.

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It's not the age of the paint, it's what's under it. If you put transparent yellow, which that paint it, over grey or black it will look green.  years ago I had a shirt that had thin black /yellow pinstrips, it looked greenish from across the room.

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