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1979? Mustang

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I think this is a '79. It's the Revell Hot Rod Mustang Street Machine kit that I painted with HOK cortez blue pearl. The kit comes with a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine - not good enough. I installed a 427 SOHC engine with a Fatkidd distributor. When mocking the engine, I didn't try the fit of the hood and so ended up cutting open the hood. When I find a decent scoop, I'll add it to cover the distributor and velocity stack.

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Nice Stang !

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Well thanks, Ray.

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I think its closer to 84

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Very cool!

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That 427 sure fills up that engine bay! Looks good Jim!

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Sharp build Jim, love the Cortez blue. Very nice work....

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Looks like a Mustang Capri or is that a Capri Mustang? lol Cool Build.

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That is the 1981 McLaren M81 kit. 1/25th scale by Revell. It and the 1982 Enduro GT shared similar body cladding, but the Enduro got a V8 whereas the M81 received the Turbo4 engine.

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Yep...'81. Had 2 of those year.

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Nice build; looking forward to seeing it once you get the hood revised and completed. Did you use parts box tail-lights on this build, and if so, where'd you get 'em? I seem to remember the Revell kit-supplied tail-lights being a real weak-point in this kit, and yours look very good... too good to be the kit-supplied parts!

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Thank you for the kind comments. I'll change it to 1981.

Mark - the taillights were molded to the body. After painting and clearcoat, I took fine brush and laid down 3 coats of Testors taillight red metallic. When dry I went over the high spots with a black indelible marker.

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Wow, that paint-method on your tail-lights really worked well! Nice job!

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Thanks, Mark.

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My apologies, I just saw this.

I just wanted to say...Nice build !

I was going to use those wheels on the one I built, but went with Wanntanabes instead.

What chassis and exhaust did you use?

If I were you, I'd sand the hood flat, (well sand off the rest of the molded in hood scoop ) and use a Boss 429 hood scoop.

Hope that helps.

Or just send it to me with a sample of that paint and I'll take care of her for ya (LOL)

Edited by Abell82

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Thank you, Jason. I used the kit chassis and made my own exhaust from aluminum rod and aluminum tubing.

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Nice Mustang ! ,,,, but I think you went to Midas for the exhaust !! ,,,, what dia rod did you use Jim ???

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Thanks, Anne. The kit has a turbo charged 4 cylinder with the exhaust molded in the chassis. I didn't feel like cutting everything out so I just used the aluminum rod connected to the 427 SOHC headers. I forget the exact size of the rod but it comes in a spool in the floral department of Hobby Lobby. I can get the gauge for you later when I get out to the shop.

It's 12 gauge floral wire #1186-49M. There's 5 yards in the roll. The back says distributed by Michaels Stores, Inc., so I might have got it at Michaels and not Hobby Lobby.

Edited by crazyjim

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Nice build and a great color. Too bad the hood doesn't seem to lay down right. The Vietnam service ribbon license plate is a nice tough

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Thank you, Dirk. The hood needs a scoop so it can clear the 427 SOHC heads and distributor. I haven't found the correct piece yet. The Vietnam Service Ribbon goes on all my builds.

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That is the old mclaren m81 kit. Mustang nose, capri ish fenders and 79-82 capri taillights. It's a funny kit because the fenders have capri bumps but mustang wheel arches

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the rear end I a capri rear valence I know because I am constructing several of them at once! I've got in the works 3 famous variations of capri a crimson cat a black cat and the "white lightning" t top car version very nice build so far I also have some mutt foxbodys going on as well scratchbuilt my own experimental body kit tonight looks promising also worked on my mad notchback for awile

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