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MPC Monza Comparison - H-Body Lowdown

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    November 2018
MPC Monza Comparison - H-Body Lowdown
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:08 AM
Spring has sprung, and that means that it’s wet, muddy and generally kinda crappy weather-wise. Add in all the craziness that’s going on in the world, and it might be enough to make you pull the covers back over your head and just wait for better times.
 
However, there’s nothing to brighten a dull day like some good old-school MPC craziness!!
In order to brighten everyone’s spririts, and to thank everyone for helping my little site get to 300,000 views, I thought something different should be done over at the Sprue Lagoon. Thus, I decided to put my four MPC Monzas head-to-head and see just how similar, or different, they are!
 
So, if you want a trip back in time to a more badge-engineered, parts-reusing, mix-and-match era, where bad customs and crazy decals were the norm, then strap in and check out the link below! H-Body shenanigans a-plenty await!
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by diamxion on Friday, April 10, 2020 12:44 PM

These were made , oops flew off , the Assembly Lines in Janesville , Wisconsin also . The rate was maitained  @ 90 per hour . The Model Kits were better than the 1:1's IMHO . I hauled them out of Lordstown to the Dealerships . Living large in the Days of name change to protect the Guilty .. Thanx 

 

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    December 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:18 PM

My girlfriend at the time (I was building a 1/12 Lotus JPS) had one of these with the 262 v8.  We went from Milwaukee to Chicago and back in it. I convinced her to sell it and get something else.  What a complete POS.  Vega in drag.

Now to those model kits, LOL, were the tools really different for all of those?  And wasn't there a Town Coupe model somewhere along the line.  Guilty as charged Dimaxion, LOL, know nothing of your dark past, but keep posting and adding some fun to this joint.  I am headed back to the dark basement to work on my Matador and Tbirds....

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:10 PM

A couple of things:

 

1.) The kits aren't reallyh differnetly tooled. Some jsut have different parts from each other. That's why I made my chart, so people could see what was what. 

2.) Yes, it was a Vega in drag, but at least it knew how to dress pretty... well, kinda. I hate the back end on them, but they look better than Camaros of the same year. 

3.) There is a "sportback" kit, but it's technically wrong, I believe. It's what they thought would be, but I don't think the car really existed as they portray it. I would LOVE for Round 2 to repop that thing! Well??? C'mon Round 2! Pleeeeeease?

4.) What engine is a 262? The Luv kit has a 262, but I'm not familiar with what engine that even is.

 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by diamxion on Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:39 PM

A 262 is an Improvement of the 221 V/8 GM invented as the Samllest V/8 Ever produced ! (Shhh , Henry's V/8 of 1932 was 221 CID . The '62 Fairlane V/8 was 221 CID . Please don't spoil the propaganda) .   This high tech mechanical ******* was easy to keep up . Like all the generals junk . ei : Drop exhaust off the manifolds , Remove all the Engine Mount Bolts . Lift Engine .. Step : 1 & 2 to access and continue to replace the Starter . Required routine Maintanece Item BTW . The people that shoved these in the Vega Hole were disgusted doing this . The whole shooting match was Bage Enginerning . Both 1:1 and in scale .  I'm Guilty . I have one in my collestion . A Firemist Red Monza Spider .  junkie mtrs Monza  Thanx .. 

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