Model "B" Ford

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Ok, so the year is around 1961 (shows my age) and my mother got sick and landed in the hospital and at that time, kids was not allowed to go in any room. So my dad bought me a model car, to keep me busy in the back seat while he went in to see my mom. I think it was a "B" roadster.

So here's where I need some help from the older crowd here. This model was so cool. I'm thinkin it had a flatty which was split in two. Now inside the flatty halves was fitted for a double shafted electric motor. As the block went together, there was a shaft sticking out of both ends. The front shaft had the balance wheel mounted on it hence turned the fan and generator with a small rubber band. The back shaft turned the tranny and rear differentral, that turned the back wheels. I remember very well that there were two red hollow pieces of plastic tubes connecting a metal rod for a driveshaft, coming out of the tranny and into the diff. Of course I never got it all together as don't forget, it was in the back seat of the car and a lot of the parts were lost.LOL

Now here's my question. Does anyone remember this model? What scale and what company made it? Or was I dreamin. LOL

Thanx

Doug

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Do you recall what color the plastic was? This is a long shot . Brown , red, yellow ?

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Do you recall what color the plastic was? This is a long shot . Brown , red, yellow ?

Seems to me it was brown Andy. I know this is a loooong shot. So many years ago and I've been looking for that one for over 50 years now, but never found it. Thanks for the reply fellers.

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crossposting is frowned upon, but if you read through this thread, http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=56542&hl= , there may be some leads that could help.

Ok, so what is crossposting? Please explain if I done something wrong, new here. Anyway, I went through every one of them old models and found nothing. Thanks.

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Don't see where you did anything wrong Doug. You asked a question in the Q & A section. Just another example of the self-appointed "Hall Monitors" running around here.

Edited by bill_rules

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crossposting is frowned upon, but if you read through this thread, http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=56542&hl= , there may be some leads that could help.

The man simply asked a modeling question! What the , is cross posting?

His question has nothing to do with your link.

Doug, your best bet would be to seek Tim Boyd! He is the model guru. I love your story and finding those old child hood kits can be a rewarding thing.

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If it was brown plastic I think it is one of the Strombecker kits. They did make some of there kits in Brown plastic .

I have watched and bid on a few on Ebay , not that I have ever owned one ,still trying. This is why I asked what the color was .

The kit number for the Roadster issued in 1961(the only year ) with a motor D-46 and D-46C Why they have two numbers is a good question.

Info from The Directory of Model Car Kits 5Th edition. Great Book.

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Im sorry I don't have an answer but im interested I think this would be a great way to get my 4y/o daughter into models. She looks at mine and wants to play with them, luckily plexi keeps her hands of them lol

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Andy, J2 and everyone else on this great site, thank you. And I'll look up that Tim Boyd feller too. This here model is the last one that I really want. There were two I remember quite well, which is this model "B" and the Go-Boy-Cart from Hawk, which I have. Bought it off the bay back in 03 I believe. My dad bought me that one brand new back in 1960. I remember it very well as it was the same time the great movie,The Absent Minded Professor was playing at the picture show downtown. We went and saw the movie, but I was reluctant, due to the model. Well needless to say, I was too young and it ended up one big ball of glue. LOL So another question here. Should I build the cart or no? After all these years, I still can't make up my mind. Whatchya'll think?

Thanks again.

Doug

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Build BOTH!

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Ok, so what is crossposting? Please explain if I done something wrong, new here. Anyway, I went through every one of them old models and found nothing. Thanks.

Edited by southpier

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yeah; i got it. you didn't.

Suddenly the ignore button has become my friend!

Doug, please don't judge the forum by one Bad Apple! Keep us posted on your search...

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why do you think it's "bad" to point out something which is generally frowned upon?

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Im sorry I don't have an answer but im interested I think this would be a great way to get my 4y/o daughter into models. She looks at mine and wants to play with them, luckily plexi keeps her hands of them lol

Another option might be current production snap-together 4x4s made by Tamiya. They are 1/32 and have motors. Lots of different body styles to choose from. I built a Willys Jeep and Mammoth dump truck with my nephew. He had a blast.

Sorry for the hijack. I know that's frowned upon. o_O

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Ok, so first we have cross posting which I'm still clueless about. Now there's another one about hijacking. I'm not trying to be smart or anything, but I'm just picturing a bunch of good ol boys sittin round a hot rod garage drinkin beer and conversing about they're different cars and whatnot and one or two guys speaks up and says: Hey! You was just cross posting on what I said! Then another ol boy says: Don't hijack me or else! Ahem, well, never saw that kind thing. Reckon I'm old school. I know, it sounds like I'm takin all this personal, but I'm not. Just have a hard time trying to figure out 2013 LOL. Didn't mean to cause a ruckus either. I think I'll just lurke for a spell.

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Relax, man. A hijack is a post which is off topic for the subject at hand. We're talking about an old model and I "hijacked" the thread by talking about Tamiya 1/32 motorized snap kits.

Hijack=take it in a different direction

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