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  1. Ahh...the good old days. It will be interesting to see if they get a hold of the "new rule package" and how many of them who will finish the race on Sunday.
  2. Ahh I see what you mean...well I would do that too. I just bought me the first version of the AMT California Hauler 359 with a Detroit Diesel 8V-71 for a decent price, the later 359 versions has a Cummins NTC.
  3. Harolds resin engine/suspension kit is for the Fujimi GT40 Mk I kit (I don't think Revell has issued the Fujimi Mk I kit) and I have a couple of those...very nice kits with a small block Ford with Gourney/Weslake heads and four Webers, and almost all you need to detail the Mk I under the hood. He had a kit for the Fujimi/Revell GT40 Mk II with a FE 427 in the works when I talked to him over the phone some years ago but I haven't seen anything of it yet...but if he gets it out it's a sure buy as he does quality parts. To straighten things out a bit regarding the Ford GT and GT40 cars. The
  4. The AMT 359 fenders are too short anyway and Porky at P & P Resins has corrected ones in resin, otherwise I thik Tim Ahlborn has a tutorial somewhere on how to fix them. It was so long ago since I built an AMT Peterbilt 359 (over 20 years) so I don't remember what and how I did when I built it.
  5. Missing parts are not that uncommon either.
  6. Yes they are, but the Fujimi/Revell and LS/Arii kits are curbside kits with less detail, the 1:25 Aurora/Revell and IMC/Testors are full detail...and are a lot older so they are more difficult. Ford did 12 GT Prototype cars back in 1964-5 and the Aurora/Revell GT, the IMC/Testors GT and the LS/Arii GT(40) is the only kits I know of of this GT Prototype, the other kits from Fujimi, Revell (reboxed Fujimi), IMC/Testors/Union and MPC are of the later GT40 production Mk I, Mk II, J-Car and Mk IV cars and they are quite different.
  7. To my knowledge the LS/Arii, Aurora/Revell and IMC/Testors Ford GT kits are the only model kits of the early GT prototype, yes it's was only called GT so the boxart on the LS/Arii kit is wrong there too, the GT40 name came later with the production GT40 Mk I cars wich are a bit different from the early GT's. The Aurora/Revell and the IMC/Testors kits are full detail, the Aurora/Revell GT kit has only one engine option, the 260-289 with four Webers, the IMC/Testors GT kit includes three engine options, a 260-289 four Weber small block and an injected 255 Indy motor wich both are correct for th
  8. I also deal a lot with Jack at Modelroundup, great service.
  9. I built one many years ago...sometime around when the kit was first released in the early 90's...but I don't remember any big issues except for the hood-bumper clearence. I didn't use the Canepa hubcaps and cab to sleeper fairings as I added the exhaust stacks, I made them from heat guards from a W925 with aluminum pipes, but otherwise it's out of box. The pictures are not the best as they are scanned photos taken in the late 90's but they are the only ones I have.
  10. To my knowledge the LS/Arii, Aurora/Revell and IMC/Testors kits are the only model kits of the early Ford GT prototype, yes it's was only called GT so the boxart on the LS/Arii kit is wrong there too, the GT40 name came later with the production GT40 Mk I cars wich are a bit different from the early GT's. The Aurora/Revell and the IMC/Testors kits are full detail, the Aurora/Revell kit has only one engine option, the 260-289 with four Webers, the IMC/Testors kit includes three engine options, a 260-289 four Weber small block and an injected 255 Indy motor wich both are correct for the GT a
  11. My daily driver is a 1997 Volvo 850 GLT and my hobby vehicle is a 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe to drive in warm summer days.
  12. If you go to his Fotki album you'll see that the engine is a Cat 1693 TA. Old Albion: Very nice bulld.
  13. That's why the rulebooks today is re-written ... "all things not mentioned and allowed by the rules are prohibited"... just to avoid Smokey Yunick like "loose" interpretations of the rules...they try anyway but most get cought sooner or later.
  14. Well it says "1964 Daytona Grand Prix Winners Type" wich is an exaggeration and not true since the Ford GT and GT40 didn't win anything before the Daytona Race in 1965, and this car had #72 only at the 1965 Daytona race entered by Shelby American. At the 1965 Daytona race car #73 won (also entered by Shelby American) and the #72 came 3:rd, the #73 car wich is chassis #GT/103 also came 2:nd in the 1965 Sebring Race, the #72 car was chassis #GT/104 and both were of the 12 GT prototypes made before the final production Mk I and Mk II cars wich was assigned GT40 P/1000-GT40 P/1074 chassis numbers
  15. I just heard on the TV coverage over here from the Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400 Race in progress right now, one vendor at the Daytona 500 race sold about 100 Dale Earnhardt Jr diecast models an hour under race day...and that's just models for one driver, so it's something to think about. If there were no diecast models the sales would most likely have gone to plastic models...probably not that many but at least about the same as before the diecasts arrived on the market.
  16. I don't buy large scale model car kits simply because they take up too much space...that's the main reason.
  17. Westley's is apperently called Black Magic nowadays...the bottle and lable is still the same but a Black Magic logo has replaced the Westley's logo...and it's supposed to be the same stuff. I looked to buy some at Pep Boys and other automotive stores in the L.A.area when I was there last but all I could find was the Black Magic stuff. I don't remove chrome plating that often but when I have done it I have used the old Castrol Super Clean formula, I still have a couple of 1 gallon juggs left from some years ago, and it took away the chrome plating in a few minutes and the underlaying clear b
  18. The stock version of the AMT 34 5-Window Coupe came out 1996 and the street Rod version came 1995. I'm not sure if they are based on the older AMT 34 tooling as I don't have one of those to compare with.
  19. Of course you do as you please, it's your model, I just try to help out. I have liked Tyrone Malone's race trucks and transporters since I first saw them in a couple of Swedish magazines back in 1981 when he did his first European tour. I liked the look of the trucks so much so I bought my first Tyrone Malone kits, the Super Boss and the Papa Truck, around 1982 but missed out on the other two due to lack of funds and availability of the kits where I live, I only had my monthly allowance from my parents back then as I still went to school so I didn't have the money to buy them when I had t
  20. The race trucks had light blue chassis and red engines but that doesn't go for the transporters, they were more for work than show as they rolled many thousands of miles transporting the race trucks all over the country and even over in Europe a couple of times, so they weren't detailed as much as the show and race trucks were. The Papa Truck was built on a 1976 VIT 200 Bicentennial Edition and had a pale gold chassis wich is the same as all the other Bicentennial Edition KW trucks had...I have never seen a photo of the Detroit Diesel 8V-92T engine in the Papa Truck but the engine could be ei
  21. You are welcome to share what you find out...I believe there are more of us who like to know for sure. But I would guess that if the frame, battery box and so on is white everything else would be the same color, the 8V-92T engine could be either white or silver, white as Kenworth and Peterbilt often had white engines and silver was the original Detroit Diesel 92 series color
  22. Looks like something that could be from a Jo-Han kit to me.
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