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Unknown version of Revell's 1/4 scale Slant Six

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    April, 2012
Unknown version of Revell's 1/4 scale Slant Six
Posted by Alcopa1 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:23 AM

Hi

     Just picked up the latest Hemmings Classic car magazine (yes I bought the latest Scale Auto as well) as they had an article in it about the History of Revell models. The author of the article touched upon the 1/4 Scale Slant six indicating that instead of moulding it in clear as in the still present 1/4 Scale Renwall/Revell Visible V-8 they provided a removable engine block section so one could observe the moving parts , Although this is true Revell actually did produce a version of the Slant six in clear! The first non-clear version which is the most well known was released in 1961 whereas the clear version was released in 1964 , what is amazing is that Revell took the time to update the engine kit with the 1964 style correct Air cleaner assembly and added the parts for the Cleaner Air Package (Closed breather cap and PCV valve). The kit box carries a 1963 Copyright  and calls it the "SEE-THRU engine new 1964"  with the Chrysler corp pentastar emblem, the worlds fair emblem and a few notations on some NHRA victories by Chrysler. I do not have a photo hosting site or I could host a few pics of the one I have...not sure if you guys read Hemmings but I thought I'd post this little tidbit ....

  • Member since
    April, 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2:21 AM

I actually built the non-clear version when it came out in the early to mid 60's and remember the build well.The clear version must have been rare as you said it was not common and I don't recall it.

For my kit,I believe that the instructions said to lightly coat the cylinder walls with vasoline so that the piston could freely move.It's very possible that the kit included "pean nut" lights to creat the appearance of spark.Thanks for this great flashback to all of my building when I was a pre-teen!!

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