Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Memorabilia' started by Mustang1989, Dec 23, 2020.
Tis Ok, glad to hear from you.
Nice work. I have one of those too...
I cant get over that garage. That one pic above looks like it should be a real one that you used to build the model from. That's FABulous.
Thanks Earl. Yeah it's been a while. Between home bathroom renovations, frustrating things happening at work and truck modifications I've been fairly tied up as of late. I'll make a comeback here pretty soon. I've got another Maverick project coming up but really want to build the new 67 Mustang Fastback re-pop from Round 2
You should give it a shot. Thanks TeeEl
Thanks Stu!! I had a TON of fun with that garage and still aint finished with it yet.
Garage is really cool Joe, love it!! Gotta build one myself someday. Since you mentioned the "Little mustang" I was building, figured I would throw a pic up so every one knows what you were referring to.
Heya Pete!!! That right there is one incredible piece of work. Really liked watching that one come together pal.
Dunno what happened to my post up there but looks like the part about my '67 Mustang upcoming build got left off. Weird. Any ways I'll probably stick mostly to just the highlights of that build here and then go forward with the Hubert Platt Maverick build after that.
I would like to start a build within a build here in this thread rather than start another one while I'm waiting on some of my parts ,as well as my mojo, to come back to the Platt Maverick build.
I just couldn't help myself when I saw AMT/ Round 2 come out with their newest re-pop of an old fave of mine. After my latest Me-262 jet build I've just about made my mind up that the next kit I'll be taking on will be the latest release of AMT's '67 Mustang by Round 2. The kit has alot going for it in the fact that there's updated decals, cleaner molds and pad printed tires.
and I managed to get a small PE fret for it as well..
I've been wanting to build one of these anyhow since I owned 3 different '67's . My last one was my favorite as it had a 351W with a 4spd and 3.55 gears and it just so happened to be the same Acapulco Blue that the fastback on the box top is. Fun car and I had a LOT of fun driving it through the years.
This is the only picture I can find of the engine as of right now and this is in car #2. A 351W from a '69 Mach 1 with 4 barrel heads, Comp Cams 280H cam, MSD Unilite Ignition and a Holley 650 Double Pumper. It also had 11:1 compression. Note to everybody out there that knows anything about cars. NEVER do that on the street. You're guaranteed to be plagued with detonation problems unless you run HIGH octane fuel all the time. (98 or better). This engine did make this car haul like a scaled assed ape though.
Cool little coupe! I just bought my 67 coupe back from my uncle. Sold it to him 10 years ago and its still sitting the way I sold it to him only alot dirtier. What did you use for exhaust on your 351W with the 4spd? Mine has a decent little 302, 4spd and a 3.73 locker 9" in it. Was thinking of dropping the low mileage roller 351W I have in it.
Thanks potna! Funny how that works when we sell things to folks. lol. Glad you're getting it back.
The exhaust was custom made by my dad. Heckuva exhaust guy. I had a set of Dominator turbo mufflers on it and they sounded GREAT!! That 351W is a good move for that little car.....especially being a roller motor. You won't be sorry.
I started out on the engine in which I like how the basic engine layout is done. A one piece engine block with a separate oil pan which is a good thing because there is less of a seam line going down the middle of the bellhousing, oil pan and down the front of the engine between the intake manifold and timing cover. In the foreground you'll see the two parts that I just CANNOT use. This aint no P-51 Mustang so out goes the four bladed prop and I'm still trying to figure out just what in the hell they were thinking in regards to the carburetor. Man..........c'mon Round 2. The distributor is also a little weird looking so I may switch that out as well. The one other issue that I have with the engine is that it doesn't have an oil filter. To me this was a big deal but may not be to some folks. But................there's nowhere to put it either because the engine mount bosses cover the exact area where the filter is supposed to go. Looks like that part will be skipped on this build.
All of the engine parts needed cleaning up but the exhaust manifolds were the areas that needed the most. When cleaning these up with the X-acto blade you've gotta be careful because this plastic is REALLY soft. You can take off more than you want quicker than you're ready for if you're not careful. Just a heads up to anyone out there that wants to build this kit.
Additionally, on the back side of the exhaust manifolds are what looks like casting protrusions towards the front of each manifold and they may very well be BUT......in test fitting the manifolds to the cylinder head with the head fitted onto the engine block these protrusions also serve as a standoff which steadies positions them about where they are supposed to be in relation to the manifold exhaust outlets. So...................I left em in place.
Well .....given the fact that I've built one of these somewhere around 15 years ago and I remembered that the stance was a nose high look.......I decided to do a mock up to check everythign out and it was just what I expected.....it has a nose high look to it. I have a spare AMT GT-350 in the stash so I cut the necessary sprues from the trees and mocked everything up just to check. Man.....there's gonna need to be some fancy footwork to straighten this out if I'm going to get this thing to look like 1.) the box top (which is severely misleading if a builder thinks that this kit will build up just like the picture) and 2.) look like I want it to look personally.
On a couple of other notes.....
1.) Pay attention to the attachment wheel retainers (that I have marked "R" for rear and "F" for front. They are different sizes meaning the rear retainer has a larger hole for the axle then the front does for the spindle.
2.) The box top shows Firestone Wide Oval Tires and the kit has these Super Sports instead. Not a game changer but hey.....put what's ON the box IN the box. C'mon!!! Same goes for the stance. Just sayin'.
The OOB stance:
I have built a few of these kits Joe...I just make my own rear springs to raise the ride height. Or you could cheat and just make extensions for the shackles and raise it up that way...
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