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AMT '58 Plymouth Belvedere CHRISTINE kit

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First the windshield is cracked when i bought this kit, 2nd time the return process takes forever and the 2nd package took forever to get from the mail because i missed the delivery.. bad luck kit

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Does this kit contain a (mostly?) correct Poly-head engine? Not concerned if it's correct for the book/movie car(s), just want to know if and/or how close it is to matching the look of the real engine.

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Here is the pic on the side of the box....

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It is definitely missing the dual carb setup of the 350 Super Commando. I'm still learning about engine identities, but that is a pretty glaring ommission when you consider how it's depicted in the movie.

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The engine is pretty poor, it is a 350 b-block with a polysphere intake and the exhaust manifolds are for two different engines, one is for a b-block and the other is for the poly

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The engine is pretty poor, it is a 350 b-block with a polysphere intake and the exhaust manifolds are for two different engines, one is for a b-block and the other is for the poly

Perfect. Thank you, Kevin. :)

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Round2 would do well to retool the body completely for this kit. The top looks chopped and the side trim does not line up. I was so excited when I found out they going to tool this kit. I bought one at a show the week it came out opened the box looked at the body and gave it to the guy that set up next to me.

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I like em!!!

They look pretty nice. Did you modify the bumpers on the blue cars yourself? I like them much better without the optional ends.

This is one of those kits that I did not notice the flaws on, but now I see them, they bother me a little, but I still have a few in my stash.

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Does anyone know whether the engine in this kit is the 318 or 350? Or are they externally identical?

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Round2 would do well to retool the body completely for this kit. The top looks chopped and the side trim does not line up. I was so excited when I found out they going to tool this kit. I bought one at a show the week it came out opened the box looked at the body and gave it to the guy that set up next to me.

Yep.........exactly. I dumped mine too, bought the Danbury mint. Done very nicely. 

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I always like to think that I know a lot about car's in general ( that is what I like to think ) but I do have an open mind  ( that way I will never stop learning ). Well I learned something new on this thread. I never knew how much this kit is off until I read everything. Wow, I always thought that it was pretty accurate until something's where pointed out. Thanks for pulling this one back up.       Jeff 

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