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  1. lapazleo: Yes I thought it was earlier, I have a picture of a Mach R700 in the stars and stripes livery in Rod Adams book Big Rigs Of The 70's, I have now found out that the Stars & Stripes paint scheme was for Mack's 70th anniversary 1970. Austin: Here is one picture I found. http://www.flickr.com/photos/granitefan713/10584671733/in/photostream/ Another, same truck I believe. http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/RichReinhart/DSCN1571.jpg The old MPC/ERTL Mack DM 800 Heavy Duty Truck and DM 800 with Rex Cement Mixer kits has the stars & stripes paint scheme on
  2. Mack had the patriotic All-American with Stars And Stripes paint scheme, but I don't know if it was for the bicentennial celebration...could be earlier. Here are links to pictures of the R series and F series. http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_r_series_ss.jpg http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_f_series_ss.jpg Also the old MPC/ERTL Mack DM800 kits had this paint scheme on the box.
  3. Yup, after what I have seen the Challenge Transit Mixer had torsion bars so it's a true W 925. But the KW torsion bar suspension was meant to be a lightweight on road suspension so it seems a bit strange on this truck, the Hendrickson Walking Beam is on the other hand the kind of suspension you can expect from a concrete mixer as it's more to the heavy duty side. So the Hendrickson must have came in at a later time after the Challenge Transit Mixer.
  4. I believe another reason is that some think the modern lowered custom trucks with loooooong chassis looks cool...it's not necessary with all that length...and definately not without a sleeper. Over here in Sweden we also have lenght restrictions and the longest legal vehicle combination over here is 25.25 meters (82 feet 10 inches) and a legal gross weight of 60 metric tonnes (just over 66 US Tonnes) but there are trials with even longer combinations up to 30 meters (100 feet) and higher gross weights on some roads (up to 75 metric tonnes (82.6 US). But that's not that much as you Aussies
  5. Well the Ford LN Race Transporter has been re-issued several times and difference between the Petty version and the other ones are only the decals, the Dart kit in the set has also been re-issued and both kits are out right now...that's why I didn't mention it as the kits themselves are not hard to find at all. The AMT Pete Small Window 359 and the KW W925 and K125 with torsion bar suspension, and the Ertl IH Transstar Eagle II with air ride has been modified a long time ago and I don't think they can be re-issued in their original form. The KW Challenge Transit Mixer has only been out once
  6. I agree with Rob. The Torsion bar suspensioned Kenworth K-125 and W-925, the Transit Mixer and the small window Peterbilt 359 with Detroit Diesel 8V71, both the Wrecker and California Hauler fetches a lot of money nowadays...So does the Tyrone Malone trucks, Super Boss, Papa Truck, Bandag Bandit and Hideout Truck. Another kit that's a bit hard to find...not true AMT kits but...is the Ertl International Transstar II Eagle with air ride (most of them has Hendrickson Walking Beam) and the Great Dane Reefer Trailer.
  7. On almost every engine the oil pumps are mounted in a straight line directly under the distributor as it's driven from the camshaft via the distributor through a shaft. The Ford Y-block engine has the oil pump on the outside of the engine at the bottom rear on the drivers side, and the oil pickup inside the sump is connected with an outside tube from the sump to the oil pump, so if you change the oil pickup tube to a shorter one you can use a rear sump instead of front wich is the case on early Thunderbird's and Pickups. On most other engines the oil pump are mounted inside the oil pan and i
  8. Does anyone cast the Thermo King reefer unit with fuel tank and battery/electric boxes from the old Ertl Great Dane Reefer Trailer in resin?? - I need a couple of the old style Thermo King units for a couple of upcomming TV and Movie truck projects of mine, I'm planning to build the Smokie & The Bandit truck and trailer, and the BJ & The Bear truck and trailer and both trailers has the old style Thermo King units.. As far as I know the Ertl #8033 Great Dane Reefer Trailer has never been been re-issued since the early 80's, but the Dry Goods Van trailer (Ertl #8932) has been out at l
  9. Yes I got your email the other day, It will usually take about 8-10 days but now with the huge ammount of Christmas mail this time of the year it will probably take a bit longer... but I'm so eager to look at the products so I nearly can't wait. I'll let you know when they arrives. Thanks a lot for the fast service and it will most likely be more orders comming your way in the future. - American cars has allways been big over here in Sweden, they were sold new here up to the early 70's, more sparcely after that, but many American cars has been imported from the US the last 20 years, so we
  10. I did it when I was younger and didn't have the cash to buy new kits, but now I rather buy and build a new one if they are available.
  11. I would go for the engines from either the old Monogram 66 Malibu Street Rat or 70 Chevelle 3 'n 1 as both are the only supercharged engines I know of in 1/24th scale.
  12. I also have an old order from some years back with him that not has been filled yet...also paid in advance through Paypal. As I said, I haven't heard from him in about 3 years...so I have given up and don't expect to get anything...if I do it would be a big surprice. So I believe my money also are lost as too much time has passed since I paid for the order. It's sad as he had good quality castings and was great to deal with when I bought from him the time before...well you learn from your misstakes and this time it did cost me 62 bucks.
  13. Well most highway trucks has air ride rear suspensions and this kit has the Peterbilt airleaf suspension so it allready has air bags, if you want it lower you have to modify it slightly. In front they usually put in an axle with more drop and lower leafs, but there are also air ride suspension available for front axles.
  14. I have done business with Matt before and his parts were top notch, but I haven't heard anything from him in a couple of years. I'm still looking for good detailed Holley 4160 carbs so if anyone can direct me to a good source I would be very grateful.
  15. The "late" Revell Funny Car chassis wich has a one piece main frame was even earlier than the Olds FC's, John Force Castrol GTX etc wich came out in 1989, the first issue with the "late" style chassis was the Monogram Don "Snake" Prudhomme Wendy's-Pepsi / Dale Pulde Miller Warrior Trans Am and Billy Meyer Chief-7-Eleven Mustang from 1985. And as Revell and Monogram merged in 1986 the Funny Car kits after that can have Revell or Monogram lable but most of them are issued under the Revell name until 1998 when the last issues from this same base tooling with Firebird bodies came out. The "early
  16. Does anyone here know where I can get good looking well detailed Holley 4160 series carburators with side hung floats? I need some sets for my 68 Hemi Dart and Hemi Barracuda Super Stock projects and as the carbs are very visual on the model the carbs Revell provided doesn't meet my demands by far...they are as far as I'm concerned junk. The carburators I'm looking for is not the more common 4150 series with center hung floats, the only carburator legal and correct for a 68 Hemi Super Stock car is the 4160 series. I know Matt Conte at Dencon Resins had a very nice looking resin 4160 that I
  17. The first Chevy 427 was indeed a modified 409 http://www.348-409.com/z11.html The "mystery motor" was a whole other beast, it was loosely based on the 409 but looked like the later 1965-forward Rat motor, nothing fits between the mystery motor and the rat motor tho'. http://hotrodenginetech.com/chevrolet-427-mystery-motor/ http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/ccrp_0611_chevy_mystery_motor/
  18. Well it's not that strange as this whole kit is originally made by Italeri and reboxed and issued by Revell AG. I built the first Italeri version back in the late 80's, kit No 772, and here is a couple of pictures of it.
  19. Thank you. No I haven't tried that as the cowl vent grille is quite a challenge to get to look nice afterwards.
  20. I used the MCG photo etch kit for Revell's 55 Chevy kits on my AMT 55 Chevy build, the Revell kits are 1:25th scale so it fits quite good. I cut out the kit grille from the surrounding, painted that with Alclad II Chrome and put in the photo etched grille in from behind, you have to modify it and cut off the upper corners as it's slightly too big there, but it works fine. For a more correct look you should cut the upper bar loose at the fender edges and attach it to the hood, but I didn't do that on this build.
  21. Very nice build of one of my favourite kits. I have never seen the '71 'Cuda with single plug heads tho', only the '70, on all pictures I have seen of the '71 it has dual plug heads.
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