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Thanks a lot Revell (not!)

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Thanks a lot Revell (not!)
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 18, 2004 8:50 PM
I bought some Revell Parts Pak engines to build (421 Pontiac, 354 Cadillac, 427 Ford) and they are the hardest engines to assemble (correctly assemble that is). The instructions, which are simple and vague to say the least, have you attaching parts to holes that are not there. For example, with the Pontiac, the distributor is supposed to mount in a hole formed by the cylinder heads as shown by the instructions, but the cylinder heads don't form this hole! Some parts simply do not fit well either. I have typically been happy with Revell, but the Parts Pak engines left some to be desired. With work they can be nice engines, but Revell makes it hard to make them nice engines.

Anyway, my point to model companies is to please include instructions that actually work for the model! If the kit changes, update the instructions too!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 18, 2004 9:58 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by pacodiablo

I bought some Revell Parts Pak engines to build (421 Pontiac, 354 Cadillac, 427 Ford) and they are the hardest engines to assemble (correctly assemble that is). The instructions, which are simple and vague to say the least, have you attaching parts to holes that are not there. For example, with the Pontiac, the distributor is supposed to mount in a hole formed by the cylinder heads as shown by the instructions, but the cylinder heads don't form this hole! Some parts simply do not fit well either. I have typically been happy with Revell, but the Parts Pak engines left some to be desired. With work they can be nice engines, but Revell makes it hard to make them nice engines.

Anyway, my point to model companies is to please include instructions that actually work for the model! If the kit changes, update the instructions too!


Welcome to the world of Revell model car stuff in 1962! Those parts didn't fit any better then than they do now, unfortunately. Also, keep in mind, Revell simply reissued those parts packs, just as they were, except boxed rather than blister carded (as was done originally in 1962) over 4 years ago.

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