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Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Friday, July 15, 2016 1:17 PM

Just got an ad for a 1/8 Mustang kit.....they seem to have a bunch of these subscription kits, but I've never seen one or heard of anyone building one....anybody have any practical feedback on these?  I.E. do they fit well, and are they worth the money?

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Posted by 93slammer on Friday, July 15, 2016 7:06 PM

At $1500.00 they'd darn well better.

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Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:04 PM

At.....WHAT!?!?!?!

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:29 PM

Yep-------------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Posted by 93slammer on Monday, July 18, 2016 1:35 PM

Wild Bill 426

At.....WHAT!?!?!?!

 

 

$59.99 a month for 25 months. They only send one sub assembly per month if I remember right.

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Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Monday, July 18, 2016 5:18 PM

Do some research on a few of these and you might just find the paint on diecast body components doesn't match, hinges sag and some ABS components are warped. As nicely engineered as it is, a $700 Pocher Aventador starts looking like a bargain by comparison. And for those who grouse about spending an amount that won't get you a decent dinner for two on a 1/25 kit, this conversation is over before it even starts.

On the other hand, these kits offer the ONLY WAY you'll ever see some subjects in a large scale - and ANY '67 Mustang, let alone a Shelby, is plenty compelling enough I'm just not going to do without it.  May be reporting in some detail on it down the road...

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Posted by jbwelda on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:10 PM

I would not pay 1500 dollars for a REAL Mustang!

jb

 

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Posted by 93slammer on Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:10 PM

jbwelda

I would not pay 1500 dollars for a REAL Mustang!

jb

 

 

Them there is fight'n words Big Smile

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Posted by jbwelda on Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:28 PM

OK don't want to fight. If it was a Hertz 350 then I would pay that. But I rented one of those back then and wasn't especially impressed particularly with the auto trans they came with. But today is a different matter. At least it has provenance, unlike a lot of the supposed 350 GTs you see today.

jb

 

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Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:48 PM

Eh, I think I get jb here.  Not sure I'd want a 1:1 Mustang I could get for $1500 either.

Very happy with the Coyote Brembo package car I got for 20 times that, though... Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by jbwelda on Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:12 PM

My mom and dad almost bought a 64.5 Mustang the week they were introduced. I helped dissuade them...i wanted a Corvair, preferably with a turbo. All of 13 at the time. That opinion hasnt changed much since then. They bought a used 63 Vette instead which of course did not have much room for us kids. Never forgave them for that, but there was a car I would like to have today.

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Posted by horsepower on Sunday, October 16, 2016 4:57 PM

To the best of my memory the Mustang 350H cars were only available with the four speed transmission, that might be why you were so unimpressed with an automatic transmission Mustang you rented. Chances are it was either a two barrel 289, or an anemic six cylinder.

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Posted by Fordman on Monday, October 17, 2016 12:16 AM

Hey horsepower you are right the 350H mustangs did have the 289 HO w/4 speed        and to jb. i did buy a 70 mustang back in 94 for 1500.00 it's now worth 11grand as for that 1/8 scale mustang no way no how My 2 Cents just saying.                              jim

 

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Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 17, 2016 9:20 AM

horsepower

To the best of my memory the Mustang 350H cars were only available with the four speed transmission,

 

Mr Horsepower, I believe your memory requires a slight calibration. The vast majority of Shelby GT-350H were built with the C4 automatic box. Of the 1000 GT-350H ordered by Hertz, 100 were to be fitted with the top loader 4-spd trans, but after the first 85 were delivered Hertz insisted that all remaining cars would be automatic.

Anorak Fact; In order to rent one of the 4-spd cars you had to qualify by demonstrating your ability to drive a manual shift trans. Once done, you recieved a Hertz Sports Car Club member card, and from then on all you had to do was produce your card to rent a manual shift car again.

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Posted by Scale Madness on Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:55 AM
Dunno about that. Had a 64.5 that was a 225 horse 4 speed. Put a better gear in it w/ a posi & was quite happy with it. Fun little car. As for a model for $1500????????? Would buy another car project for that!

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Posted by horsepower on Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:49 PM

Bainford

 

 
horsepower

To the best of my memory the Mustang 350H cars were only available with the four speed transmission,

 

 

 

Mr Horsepower, I believe your memory requires a slight calibration. The vast majority of Shelby GT-350H were built with the C4 automatic box. Of the 1000 GT-350H ordered by Hertz, 100 were to be fitted with the top loader 4-spd trans, but after the first 85 were delivered Hertz insisted that all remaining cars would be automatic.

Anorak Fact; In order to rent one of the 4-spd cars you had to qualify by demonstrating your ability to drive a manual shift trans. Once done, you recieved a Hertz Sports Car Club member card, and from then on all you had to do was produce your card to rent a manual shift car again.

 

You're right in the totals, but the original order from Hertz to Ford/Shelby specified 4 speeds only, but after the first 80 were delivered Hertz discovered that their "Rent a Racer" program had a severe flaw, the majority of the people inquiring about renting them didn't know how to drive a standard transmission car so they switched their order to read automatics for the remaining cars. Hertz kinda got to Ford on their deal for the hot Shelby's, they were supposed to return the 1,000 cars back to Ford at the end of their 12 month rental life, and the cars were to be refurbished and sold to the public as 350 GT H models, but fewer than half (if my source is right) were actually returned to Ford. 

My source for the only four speed cars being delivered was from our local Hertz dealer at the time only getting four speed cars and being told he couldn't get an automatic because they didn't order any. They must have been one of the first agencies to get theirs and were before the switch in the order. Thanks for the correction, I appreciate being helped out when I make a mistake.

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