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Force

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  1. This Volvo F12 looks to be a Revell AG kit, they had 3 axle dual drive with spoke wheels and it was 1:25th scale. The Italeri 1:24 scale Volvo F12 was 2 axle single drive both for the flat top and Globetrotter.
  2. Cool. This was the second Revell AG truck kit I built back in 1984 at 20, I still have it on my shelf but the tires has a severe dry rot problem. The first Revell AG truck kit I built was the Peterbilt 359 Black Magic kit from 1982, same there, I still have it but dry rot on the tires here too, so it seems to have been a problem back then, they have changed tires on later versions of the truck kits. Well it's not much of an Australian truck, but they put in a "Roo Bar" and a "stone guard" in the kit.
  3. It's most likely a magneto. The early Mallory Super Mag looked like that and Sox & Martin among others used them back in the day.
  4. Most of the aftermarket tires for model trucks are newer tubeless style radials, not much available in bias ply tube style tires. I find that a bit strange when the majority of the US truck kits available to us are old, like most of the AMT trucks are from the late 60's early 70's. So I'm a bit curious on why, I mean it would be nice to be able to build period correct truck models with accessories like different engine, wheels, tire options and such, but there are not much available from the time frame the kits are from as most of the stuff on the aftermarket are more modern.
  5. The printers print out in layers so some surface roughness are inevitable, but there are good 3D printers that can print out smoother parts and high detail out there but they are expensive. Look at the stuff Texas 3D Customs have in stock, the things he has are very nice and smooth, not perfect but the surface roughness on the parts are barely visible.
  6. Found them now, I have to place an order soon. I'm the guy that's the reason the Kenworth K100 Aerodyne Dashboards came about, and I helped Scott "Oldmopars" with reference pictures and input when he did the CAD drawing for it, I also bought 8 of them from you for my projects, superb quality I must say.
  7. Yes I see that now, do you sell them separate or do I have to buy a complete engine to get some?
  8. This is the look I'm after, the choke houses are still there but nothing in them as the choke plates, axles and linkages are removed, you can see the venturis down there when you look from above.
  9. Hey Charles. Do you print Holley 4150 650, 750, 850 double pumper carburetors with the choke house still on but no choke plate? Lots of racers back in the day used these carburetors unaltered except for no choke plate, so you can see the venturis, most printed high detail Holley 4150 carburetors has closed choke or no choke housing at all.
  10. Rick and I discussed this quite some time ago and I found the thing he uses, it's a kind of thin black round elastic rubber core cord found at the sewing supplies department. You can use grey or white, just paint it the color you want.
  11. I don't see why it wouldn't fit. As long as there is a reciever hole for the trailer king pin in the fifth wheel and the fifth wheel pivots freely it should fit just fine, otherwise it can't be a hard fix so they do.
  12. One more thing. There were a couple of aircraft factorys in California and in the LA area, Boeing still have a factory in Seal Beach formerly owned by Rockwell and McDonnel-Douglas now owned by Boeing had one in Long Beach (now used by Mercedes) right beside the Veterans Stadium where the Hi-Performance Swap Meet are held, the old "Fly DC Jets" sign is still on the building. And much of the hot rodding and even drag racing originates from that area.
  13. I would guess sometime under the 60's, like so much else in racing these came from the military and aircraft industry.
  14. That's what I thought. I see no green what so ever in the stripes, they look gold or tan to me. The hitch type used in the US and Canada is nothing like we use in Europe, they look like this pintle hook and ring, there are several versions but this is one of them.
  15. Not much there. I allready have the two kits shown.
  16. Ehh...green??? It looks to be gold or light brown to me...definately not green.
  17. I have saved the same pictures in my files for future references. You can see the dry sump oil tank to the right in the first picture, on the earlier Mk II spec car the oil tank was in front of the driver under the front hood and the spare tire in front of it.
  18. It's not a good time for magazines nowadays, less and less people buys them and they are dropping off one by one, one certain clue is when a monthly magazine go bimonthly, then quarterly and then...no more...it's sad. I for one hate to read magazines online and if that's the only option left I will for sure opt out, I like to sit in my favourite chair with a paper copy magazine in my hands, flip through the pages and read...not on a device of some sort that needs power to work.
  19. Interesting build. On the Mk IIB version they also moved the dry sump oil tank to the back behind the driver, they used dual Holley's on top of the 427 and the spare tire was also moved to the back beside the gearbox and exhaust pipes showing through the rear grille on the left side viewing from behind, and only one bagage box on the other side.
  20. One have to keep in mind that Hilborn wasn't alone doing 8 stack fuel injections, Kinsler, Lucas, Algon, Crower, Enderle, Doug Nash are a few who did 8 stack fuel injections and I have most likely forgotten some.
  21. Well it's not March yet so... But the first of the sedan gasser was issued in 2019 and the gasser version of the wagon was 2016.
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