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  1. I'm not so sure that it will be the same if they go electric. Yes they do have to follow the rules with the combustion enignes and the specs are the same for all three manufacturers, but...they don't perform the same and all engines are not exactly the same, they can be built exactly the same with the same parts but they still don't perform the same, and if you take too much power out of the engine it will not last the 500 miles many races are. There's a reason that computers aren't allowed to control anything in a drag racing car, all adjustments has to be done before the run by the members of the team, the computers can only oversee and register but not control anything as every adjustments to the engine has to be done by a human. An EV race car will not go 500 miles on full power on the charge and you can't have pitstops for 20-30 minutes to charge up so they can continue the race...the spectators will leave and go home as the races are long enough timewise as it allready is, but you can't shorten the races because what's the point then, the Cup races are over long distances for a reason and it's for the endurance aspect of it both for the driver and for the car itself, a shorter race is much easier to go through with. And if you go all electric you also have the problem with weight as EV cars are a lot heavier than cars with combustion engines and 3 400 lb including driver and fuel as the Cup cars are now is heavy enough for a race car. Anyway, if they go all electric they will kill the sport, I for one will not watch...I have tried...but no, EV racing does nothing for me.
  2. I don't think the teams will be free to do anything they want, they aren't today as the rules are quite hard when it comes to what they can and can not do, and it will most likely stay that way.
  3. They changed color to blue sometime under 1965, most likely for the 1966 model year.
  4. One thing that bugs me with this EV racing thing is that much of the engineering side of the racing is gone, how do you tune an electric motor...all are pretty much the same. With a combustion engine someone has to build it mechanically and tune it to work as good as it can, there are 3 manufacturers and even tho' the engines are built to the same basic specs they are all different and doesn't perform the same. I tried to watch some races in the Formula E series...but no it's not anything I will watch any more as something is missing, so for me it's a waste of time.
  5. Jerry didn't tell exactly when he was closing up shop, just that he will do it sometime under this year.
  6. My favourite Jo-Han kit. Jo-Han used whatever color plastic they had on stock, white, orange and green is what I have seen, I have several of this kit in different versions and most are white and I think I have one orange.
  7. A race car that sounds like a power drill and smells like a burned slot car is not for me.
  8. It was the only one I found to illustrate the issue clearly, I didn't know it was yours.
  9. Cool But the Jo-Han Rambler is in fact a 1966, not 1969, they just used the 1966 body they allready had when they did the Hurst Rambler S/C wich would have been a 1969 and did not upgrade it at all, they are very similar but the rear panel and tail lights on the 1969 are different.
  10. The wheels from the AMT K100 are the same size as the White Freightliner tires wich is 11.00-22, and 11.00-22 has the same outside diameter as the 24.5 tires if they are regular profile. Here are links to Car Modeler articles about updatding the AMT T600 kit, can be useful reading. https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm17_jan_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm18_mar_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm19_may_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm20_july_1993_upda/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm21_sept_1993_conv/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm23_jan_1994_updat/ And a couple from Scale Auto Enthusiast. https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/scale_auto_enthousiast/sae_1990-1994/sae_1992_02__februari/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/scale_auto_enthousiast/sae_1990-1994/sae_1992_06__june/saejun92p1.html
  11. Here is the complete hauler for the Defiance. After Tyrone Malone bought the rig and added the thing behind the cab and the air foil, it looks like a customized International CO-4070B. Defiance as it looks today.
  12. The first Italeri kit I built was the Scania T142H followed by the Volvo F1225 back when they were new in 1981-82, I built a few more among them a couple of R142H, the Volvo F1225 Globetrotter, a Mercedes 2448 and a T142H Tow Truck, all in the late 80's early 90's. I bought several newer kits in the 90's, the Volvo F16/F16 Globetrotter and Scania T143, R143 Topline and the R143 Streamline, but I was so disappointed with the inaccuracies so I sold them all, in total I had over 20 Italeri kits and I now have only 5 or 6.
  13. Nice. The Black Magic was the first ever funny car I built and I liked it so much that I got another to build in the future.
  14. Revell Germany should still have the tooling for them tho'. They did the MAN Phoenix and the Mercedes 1450 LS.
  15. One thing to get your wife to stop complaining on how many kits you have is to ask her how many pairs of shoes she has. 😉😁
  16. That's more a wheelstander truck than a race truck and it ended up with Tyrone Malone who repainted it pink and I don't believe it was used much with him other than as a display. It's only the rear axle that's driven as far as I know, through an Allison automatic and a V-drive. Gary Reis in Hastings Minnesota owns it now together with some other Malone cars and trucks and it's on display at his museum.
  17. Even when I have restricted my model kit collection to US cars and trucks except for a very few exceptions I have several hundred in my stash...I lost count a long time ago. And yes, I intend to build everyone and have pålans for most of them, and no I will not have time to do it before I kick the bucket and leave this planet.
  18. It's most likely this one. It's a spinoff from the Mako Shark and they did a couple more.
  19. I built a different version of this Datsun pickup back in the 80's and I managed to get the flip hood to open and close properly. With that I don't mean the old MPC kits are well engineered, they can for sure be challenging, but most are buildable.
  20. Don't blame Round 2 because they didn't do it, this is an old MPC kit originally issued back in the 70's long before Round 2 owned the brand.
  21. You could pretty much get what you wanted and it depends on the year as the T600 was offered from 1984 to 2007, but Cummins Big Cam IV, N14, ISX, Caterpillar 3406E, C13, C15, Detroit Series 60.
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