I am dreading putting in a new windshield.....
Yeah, I am flattered by it. Not sure who made the decals on ebay, but several folks that follow me on IG have asked me about making one, or have tagged me to those that have. To me, it's all good. I'll take the attention. As for skinnier wheels, yes, we do for both mainline and premium. The mainline version can be seen on this other casting I worked on- the '64 Nova gasser wagon (graphics team assigns the wheels) and the '55 typically gets skinner front wheels in the premium lines when they use the rubber tires.Flattering to have people rip off the design so quickly. Any idea who these people are doing this?
Always wondered why so many Hot Wheels gasser theme cars have big fat front tires/wheels? Doesn't Hot Wheels make any narrower wheels and tires for these?
That 55 looks cool until you enlarge it and see how horrible the door to body gaps are!Vall,
You're right about the Hot Wheels cars and the tires. There's a newer company in the 1/64 scale gasser now, M2. I think these cars put the Hot Wheels cars to shame. I haven't purchased any because I still like the 1/24 and 1/18 scale cars.
I put all my own glass in myself simply because the estimates for glass work, and the attitudes I got from various installers forced me to. I've rarely dealt with such a bunch of overpriced prima donnas in my life!after watching them, I might be willing to help someone now that I have an idea and saw how they worked it to get it to fit, but no way would I attempt it on my own.
It is us, Hot Wheels. I'm proud to say helped arrange it, too. So far we've produced the '64 Nova gasser wagon (3 colors) and we have a few premium items that will be out soon, if not already. I have plans for more, too.I think there is somebody, Hot Wheels?, making some of the southeast gasser cars is what I heard. Don't know if it's true or not. Car is coming along great!
I will try a banjo fitting that I've ordered next. the folks at Earls were not able to help with this one. Next will be to swap the valve covers. I'm not sure how good it would look to cut into them to make clearance.Looks like removing the fitting from the hydroboost and replacing it with a hard 90 fitting might get the clearance you need. Then a straight hose, or 45 degree hose fitting should work.
yeah, they can be rotated 180º but the gold part in the pics would interfere with the valve cover even more so than my current interference. The threaded part appears to be a 16mm x 1.5mm with the o ring inside- pic below. If there's a close 90º fitting that would work, I'm all ears as I'm not aware of one, other than a banjo fitting which also may be too thick. I'll have to look into a pipe thread piece too, but I'd need to tap the hydroboost housing unit itself, and make sure if has enough flow to allow my system to operate.Isn't the threaded hole in the hydroboost a generic pipe thread? And then the flare fitting threaded into that, with the tube 90 into that? If so a close 90 into the hydroboost would get the clearance and also change direction sooner? Just thinking out loud.
Wonder also if the hydroboost can be clocked 90 degrees and still work? I believe they can be turned 180 degrees?