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71RESTO
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posted 12-29-2002 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wonderful wife really spoiled me for Christmas with great car gifts like an AutoArt 1/18 scale '68 Bullitt (utterly fantastic detailing) and a few other items, but one of the ones I was real excited about was the new Testor's Platinum series '71 Mach 1 metal bodied 1/25 scale model. The paint on the body is fantastic (though gloss on the hood) and I believe it comes in three colors. However my biggest gripe was the fact (and how could they have done this??) was to put a Boss 429 engine in the kit!! It kind of detracts from the kit, so now I'll just have to get a 351C or 429 from another kit and use this engine for another car. OH well!!

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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MLariviere
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posted 12-30-2002 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah,along with the GM inner front fenders!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 12-31-2002 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree Duane. I think it has to do with selling performance. You know, bigger is better. Hence the Boss 429 vice a 429 or Boss 351. Sad.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
'02 Explorer XLT, Black, 3.73:1 limited slip, class III tow package!

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MLariviere
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posted 01-21-2003 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put mine together today,and I must say it came out very nice,despite all the inaccuracies. It has a Boss 429,has a cowl vent in the ram air hood,front wheelhouses like a 72-76 Torino,the steering linkage is in front of the wheels,no radiator hose or fan shroud. That's what I've found so far. I have 2 of them,this one has a black interior,while I will make the next one a ginger interior.

Duane,you say there are 3 colors? I only have seen the yellow ones.

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71RESTO
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posted 01-22-2003 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen a red one on ebay (maybe a previous release??), and they were supposed to release a white one. However, I went to the Testors website and they only list the yellow one. So who knows for sure??

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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MLariviere
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posted 01-27-2003 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sun Star has a white Mach1 in 1/18. I have a grabber blue one.

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Merc Man
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posted 02-21-2003 12:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merc Man   Click Here to Email Merc Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The kit is also made in black and silver. P/N 460037

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