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  1. With the 1:12 Porsche tires, you may want to do a search for Tamiya R/C parts. They used to carry the Goodyear slick tires which were a direct replacement for the 934's treaded tires. I sold my set a few years back, so don't have a part number.
  2. It all depends on the promo manufacturer. JoHan wasn't picky about where they sourced plastics, so your promo could be a mix of related plastic materials. AMT and MPC promos from the early '60s onward tended to be molded in a type of ABS known as Cycolac, so you may want to try an ABS cement like Plastruct Bondene or similar.
  3. The best combination may be the Fujimi body and the ESCI running gear. Use the Fujimi rims and tires too; the Pirellis which come in the ESCI kit have detail, but their profile looks way too square.
  4. I have one of these kits, in about the same condition. I was hoping I could use the Barris Buggy re-issues as donors, but the kits only share the basic design (Corvair-powered VW), and not the tooling.
  5. I have one of these kits to build the '90 T-Bird I drove from 2003-05. Not as nice as my '90 Cougar LS, but both cars were fantastic on the road. If I found a solid one cheap, I would probably buy it as a summer toy.
  6. I don't recall that bracing installed on my '55 or '57 T-Birds; just a number of disjointed pieces of broken styrene...
  7. We received more Vauxhalls up here than Opels, mainly because of preferential tariff rates on British cars. Pontiac kept selling them into the early '70s, when they introduced a dud known as the Firenza. These cars made the Chevy Vega look like a durable, rust-resistant automobile, believe it or not..
  8. Deferred maintenance never works out well. Saw this on my way home from work.
  9. As far as I remember, they are all the same kit, originally tooled by Imai. The best 1303 kit, in my opinion, is the 1:20 Bandai/Entex kit.
  10. There is a chance Airfix will do this in time. They have been good at re-tooling their old standards, and a Harvard would definitely sell, as long as it's a Harvard 4. Academy does a fantastic AT-6 Texan, so I hope that would not be their choice.
  11. The convertible has the corrected grille included, as well as the Northwind S/S kit.
  12. No, it's talking about the grille. The original AMT issue (blue car on box, plus the Strckler and Proffitt S/S cars) came with a grille that almost looked like the old J.C. Whitney tube grilles. Newer releases havea corrected grille.
  13. That's really neat that you can print out your Dad's flight logs. I will need to see if that can be done when my Grandfather's records become available for access. My grandmother tossed his logbooks out, so it will be interesting to find out everything he flew.
  14. IIRC, thee interiors were available through Okey Spaulding, who owns the JoHan rights. I had one for a '59 Dodge at one point. I'm not certain if they are still available.
  15. The Capri kit had the Mustang rear window, but IIRC, the Convex window was not introduced ubntil the 1983 model year.
  16. The Revell '68 and '69 kits are nice to build, so are the AMT '70 and '72 kits. The Monogram '78 is less detailed and simpler than the others, but looks pretty good. Unless you want to go old school, stay away from the AMT/MPC '75 convertible or any of the vintage kits from that era.
  17. It's sitting across the street from the local garage. There is rust in the quarters, but the bottom may be solid enough to get back on the road.
  18. There are certain cars that were so ubiquitous that you couldn't help but see them every day. Then one day...POOF! They all disappeared from the roads. There were plenty of these A-Body sedans on the roads until the early 1990's, as winter beaters and little old lady cars, then they vanished from view. This '68 Valiant was parked down the street from my Dad's office.
  19. You may want to check for a clock repair shop or similar in your area, and see if you can source some lighter valve springs for your build. Taking apart old ball-point pens for spring donors may be another way to solve the problem.
  20. Great looking build of that kit. I have had one in the stash for a while to build a copy of my company demo ('01 ZX3 auto in Twilight Blue), but have put it on the sale pile after finding a 1:18 diecast at a thrift shop.
  21. I used to have this kit, and always wanted to convert it back to the actual aircraft's last configuration prior to being returned to Britain for restoration. It had been flying in British Columbia as a bush plane for Pacific Western Airlines, powered by a pair of P&W radials. Whiskey Jack used to have the decals, but they're probably long OOP.
  22. I picked up my copy last Saturday, and thought it was a good read. It's not enough to make me re-evaluate my views on the closure of Scale Auto, or have any desire to want to subscribe to FSM. The money wasted in mailing me renewal notices could have gone into providing some automotive related content in their current publication (soon to be merged into Model Railroader, I'm certain).
  23. I found a '67 T-Bird radio at a sale decades ago, and used to keep it on my desk when I worked at a Ford dealer. I should bring it out of storage and see if it still works (removed the battery before storing!)
  24. You can't really go wrong with any of your choices. The MPC '63 is a great looking kit, but so are the Monogram '65 and '67 kits. The '63 has the greatest parts count, while the 1/8 scale is almost like building a regular 1/24 Monogram kit, apart from the size.
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