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AMT 67 Mustang Fastback-Bonus Side Gig-11/30

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AMT 67 Mustang Fastback-Bonus Side Gig-11/30
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 1:54 PM

I've got another Maverick build in the works but 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 a couple of months ago. After my Me-262 jet build I've made up my mind that this will be my next one. the kit as alot going for it in the fact taht there's updated decals, cleaner molds and pad printed tires.

and I managed to pick up a small PE fret for it:

I've been wanting to build one of these anyhow since I owned 3 different '67 Coupes. My last one was my favorite as it had a 351W with a 4spd and 3.55 gear AND it just so happened to be the same Acapulco Blue that the fastback on the box top art 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 car with four barrel heads, Comp Cams 280H cam, MSD Unilite ignition, and a Holley 650 Double Pumper ( I had later on installed a Performer RPM intake on this engine in car #3). It also had 11:1 compression which I wouldn't advise doing that to a street engine to anyone after having this one. I had to run some HIGH octane fuel at all times to keep the detonation problems at bay. This engine did make this car haul like a scalded assed ape though.

                   

 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 11, 2021 3:54 PM

Looking forward to this build!  I'm sure that it will be excellent!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:33 PM

Oh boy, a Mustang GT. This should be fun. Propeller

I stumbled upon an interesting bit of info by mistake...... Round2 Models is apparently about 15 minutes away from me.

-Greg

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 12, 2021 7:35 PM

Thanks Mike and Greg!! Glad to have both of you along.

That IS an interesting bit of information Greg. Wonder if they do tours? lol 

                   

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 12, 2021 9:46 PM

Get started!  Can't wait to see what you do with this one.  I've owned a few over the years, currently a 2013 Boss 302 LS and I have the kit.   I actually have about 5 Mustang kits so let see you work your magic. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 25, 2021 8:26 AM

keavdog

Get started!  Can't wait to see what you do with this one.  I've owned a few over the years, currently a 2013 Boss 302 LS and I have the kit.   I actually have about 5 Mustang kits so let see you work your magic. 

 

Thanks John!! You outta post some pics of your Boss. I'd love to see that!! 

Good news!!! I found me some BONUS SHOTS of my old car!!!! I'm currently doing a bathroom renovation to our master bathroom and needed some tools that were hidden away in the "house toolbox" by my wife. While looking for the tools I found a small plastic photo box with..............a whole load of pictures of my old Acapulco Blue Mustang PLUS a slew of negatives that I'll be taking to the local photo developer here in town to have the pictures printed up with. Frickin' SCORE!!!!

Here are those missing pictures of my 69 Mach 1 351W in my '67 while it was under construction. Man................I haven't seen these things in 10 years now. Now.............what the hell were they doing in the dang tool box for???



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Posted by Greg on Sunday, July 25, 2021 8:38 AM

Fun find, Joe. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 25, 2021 8:56 AM

Oho!

Change the color to Bronze Pearl Metallic and make it a FastBack and you then have MY Mustang. Oh, I had a 68 Mercury mill and a Borg-Warner four Speed in mine. You know That was to me, the BEST Ford design they ever produced.

 Mine had Bendix Discs on all four corners with Borroni Wire Wheels too. With real Knock-offs. Why That's what I wanted the end car to be like. That was the only car I ever did all that to. Great looking model too. Enjoy!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 25, 2021 4:50 PM

Greg: Thanks ol' buddy! 

TB: Man you've gotta post some pics of this Mustang of yours brutha!! Thanks for the comments.

                   

 

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Posted by mic53mlb on Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:33 PM

Looking forward to this build. BTW Unilite is Mallory not MSD, not to nit pick just FYI... I've built a few 67-68 Mustangs in my time and used both MSD and Mallory Unilite.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:29 PM

mic53mlb

Looking forward to this build. BTW Unilite is Mallory not MSD, not to nit pick just FYI... I've built a few 67-68 Mustangs in my time and used both MSD and Mallory Unilite.

 

and you're definitely right about that!! And the bad thing is that I know this. lol.

It's been a while since I've owned this car......a long while actually. I sold her 20 years ago. What a friggin' mistake.

                   

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:44 PM

Hi;

 I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but due to Mother Nature, Pictures from 1965 to 1985 no longer exist!

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Posted by mic53mlb on Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:53 PM

Tell me a bout it, I let go of my 1967 S code 390 fastback in January 2007 and my 1968 390 Highland Green fastback in 2008... kicking myself ever since. I got the kit you picked up and I'm going to make a copy of my dream car as an inspiration/template.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:19 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

 I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but due to Mother Nature, Pictures from 1965 to 1985 no longer exist!

 

Now....THAT.....is a bummer!!! 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:20 AM

mic53mlb

Tell me a bout it, I let go of my 1967 S code 390 fastback in January 2007 and my 1968 390 Highland Green fastback in 2008... kicking myself ever since. I got the kit you picked up and I'm going to make a copy of my dream car as an inspiration/template.

 

I'll be looking forward to that thread potna. S code cars are hard to find these days. 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:24 AM

I haven't posted anything in here on this build in the last few weeks so I thought I'd give an update here on my birthday.

Chassis is now finished. I had to work a few tricks to get the stance from this ....

To this.....

But I got 'er there.

Finished Chassis:

Engine progress as of last night:

                   

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:47 AM

I mat be a bit on the late side but, I'm here to be following along now. Love this Mustang. I am pumped to see you work on this one. Everything so far looks like it's line with the Joe's amazing standards. 

Sorry folks, no awesome Mustang ownership stories here. I drove VW's most of my life.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:12 AM

mustang1989

I haven't posted anything in here on this build in the last few weeks so I thought I'd give an update here on my birthday.

A belated Happy Birthday Joe!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:21 AM

JOE RIX

I mat be a bit on the late side but, I'm here to be following along now. Love this Mustang. I am pumped to see you work on this one. Everything so far looks like it's line with the Joe's amazing standards. 

Sorry folks, no awesome Mustang ownership stories here. I drove VW's most of my life.

 

Always good to have you along Joe!!! VW's are cool to ya know!! Wink

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:21 AM

Mr Mike

 

 
mustang1989

I haven't posted anything in here on this build in the last few weeks so I thought I'd give an update here on my birthday.

 

 

A belated Happy Birthday Joe!

 

Thanks Mike!!! Great to have you in here too brother.Yes

                   

 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:21 AM

Good to see where you're at, Joe. Looking good. Defintely like that powerplant.

And a belated Happy Birthday from me, too.

-Greg

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:33 PM

Well Crud. I am sorry that I missed your birthday. As such, Happy Birthday!!!

Did you get any modeling booty or just enhancments for your truck?Big Smile

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 7:55 AM

Alright gang......I haven't had this build out in the open much so I'll get crackin' and get everyone caught up to speed on this one. 

I'll start here with the engine:

I used the base engine and replaced the OOB carburetor with a Holley Double Pumper from Shapeways, the cooling fan & throttle pivot levers are from Detail Master, photoetch and resin air cleaner are from Iceman Collections on Ebay and the paper element was replicated by scratchbuilding. Plug wires are from Lex's Scale Modeling, Fuel lines and electrical harness were scratchbuilt. Wiring harness was just braided wire with the insulation stripped off of it. I then applied super glue the length of the harness save for the part where I separated out the wires for individual circuits and painted the length of the harness black to simulate a black taped wire harness. Individual "circuits were then ran to the ignition coil and alternator and fastened to the "studs" on the alternator and coil and scale retaining nuts were then applied to each stud to retain the circuits. Scale nuts were from Detail Master. Fuel line was made from solder and RB Motion supplied the necessary anodized fittings. Flex fan is also from Detail master.

To recap:

The original 1:1 scale 351W engine in my car:


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And glamour shots of the scale build. This will now be tucked away till I need it later to be installed. 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:16 AM

Nice engine there!

On the Bench:

  • Monogram F-14A
  • Tamiya A-1H
  • Hasegawa A-1H (OTS)
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revell HH-3 Golly Green  Giant
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J

Recenctly Completed:

  1. Airfix 1/72 Fw190D (1976 Release)
  2. Italeri F-100D 1/72 "Thors Hammer"
  3. Monogram P-47D Bubbletop 78th FG "Top Hat"
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Posted by Mcmaster on Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:15 PM

Really nice work on the engine!.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:37 AM

Thanks cbaltrin and Mcmaster. 

Dash work. I spent alot of time in this area and although I'm not 100% happy with it, I'll let it pass with a 90% "feelgood factor" in my book. 

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:56 PM

mustang1989

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Looks like you left the radio on, to me. Or is that just the light reflecting off the chrome?

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:48 AM

LOL!! Thanks Steve. Haven't seen you in a while. You all good? 

Over the course of the last couple of months I had a small diversion in modeling. I built an engine for a 1970 Boss 302 Mustang as part of a community project. Had alot of fun with it. Started out with the Revell Boss 302, had Thomas Logan at Speedway Decals cut me all the proper decals for the engine, acquired plug wires from Lex's Scale Modeling & wire looms from Detail Master. Power steering dipstick tub was fabricated from a section of syringe and the engine oil and power steering dipsticks were fabbed out of solder for the P/S and a section of silver wire for the engine oil dipstick. Fuel line was solder formed and routed. Engine wiring harness was a section of automotive electrical wire with the insulation stripped. Super glue was applied to the harness, dried and painted over with black to simulate a wiring harness that was wrapped in black electrical tape and the 4 remaining "leads" were painted the correct wire color and routed to the ignition coil and grounds to the engine block and cylinder head. Hot air duct from R/H exhaust manifold to the air cleaner was replicated using fine electrical wire wound in tight coils and painted black. Air cleaner lid was painted with Molotow Chrome shot through an airbrush and rocker covers were shot with a coat of Alclad II Polished Aluminum. Colors used on the engine were MM Dark Blue Acrylic for the cylinder head, block and air cleaner, MM Aluminum Enamel was used on the intake manifold & transmission bellhousing and MM Steel Enamel was used on the exhaust manifold "steel" areas and transmission followed up by a light dry brushing of ground up black pastel. 

 

 


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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:49 AM

and then there's that last picture for scale reference.

                   

 

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