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#1 OFFLINE   Ronan

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:41 PM

When these models came out a couple of years ago I remember they came in for some criticism, and not being an expert on the fine details of the '69 Camaro I was wondering what exactly is off about them? :feedback

I've seen quite a few of them in ebay recently and I like the look of them, but I'm not sure if they are worth getting if their overall look is inaccurate. :cheers

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:44 PM

They don't run very good because they don't come with distributors.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:10 PM

LUW, on Jul 4 2007, 01:44 PM, said:

They don't run very good because they don't come with distributors.

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Does anyone know if they have corrected this in their later releases?

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 03:34 PM

LUW, on Jul 4 2007, 09:44 PM, said:

They don't run very good because they don't come with distributors.

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:lol Well, that I could live with, but if the body shape is off then that would be a dealbreaker I think for me.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:51 PM

I've been wanting to add one, but I'm waiting for the LeMans Blue Yenko due around December-ish. The stance and body shape look good to me. Better than any Ertl offering at any rate.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

As I love my Camaros I passed on these models due to the blatant problems. If I recall correctly, the earlier versions were missing distributors and alternators, the valve covers looked like they were from a 1:24 model and the wiring was just jacked up.

Those earlier versions must have ran on windshield wiper fluid as it had wires from the windshield wiper fluid housing to the air cleaner and carbs :lol

I believe Al posted a picture of an auction from the latest batch and the tailights were mismatched - each side had different year tail lights.

I don't know if the later versions engine problems were fixed as I stopped looking at them a long time ago.

On a model with such a significant history, the engine is as equally important as the bodystyle and a blatant and gross error in either department can ruin the entire model. We all live with models that have errors and inaccuracies but these were a bit toomuch for me personally.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:13 PM

The first 3 had multiple problems mentioned above but the latest three all had alternators and wiring/plumbing looked correct.  The only flaw that they have are missing engine call-out decals for the hood but Highway 61 will send you some for free if you call or email them.

As for the body, to me the lines look spot on it was just a lot of little bad details that passed through QC on the first three.

Here's the hugger orange one:

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Here's a link to some pics of the Silver Highway 61 Camaro

I have pictures of the Garnet Red one somewhere too.  They sold out so I don't have the pictures on the site any more.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:33 PM

That looks really nice, Mike!  Looks like Hwy61 stepped up their game on the later releases.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:05 AM

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As I love my Camaros I passed on these models due to the blatant problems. If I recall correctly, the earlier versions were missing distributors and alternators, the valve covers looked like they were from a 1:24 model and the wiring was just jacked up.

Those earlier versions must have ran on windshield wiper fluid as it had wires from the windshield wiper fluid housing to the air cleaner and carbs :lol

I believe Al posted a picture of an auction from the latest batch and the tailights were mismatched - each side had different year tail lights.

I don't know if the later versions engine problems were fixed as I stopped looking at them a long time ago.

On a model with such a significant history, the engine is as equally important as the bodystyle and a blatant and gross error in either department can ruin the entire model. We all live with models that have errors and inaccuracies but these were a bit toomuch for me personally.

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Perhaps it was an "alternative fuel" version of the Camaro? :giggle

I agree though that major errors in the engine bay do often ruin an otherwise good model. How clever AUTOart are to avoid the whole area on many of it's models! :lol

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:06 AM

EpicDiecast, on Jul 5 2007, 06:13 AM, said:

The first 3 had multiple problems mentioned above but the latest three all had alternators and wiring/plumbing looked correct.  The only flaw that they have are missing engine call-out decals for the hood but Highway 61 will send you some for free if you call or email them.

As for the body, to me the lines look spot on it was just a lot of little bad details that passed through QC on the first three.

Here's the hugger orange one:

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Here's a link to some pics of the Silver Highway 61 Camaro

I have pictures of the Garnet Red one somewhere too.  They sold out so I don't have the pictures on the site any more.

Mike

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That sounds good to me Mike, therefore if I'm buying one I should make sure it is one of the later versions they released (and that orange one looks the business, it is my favourite colour on a muscle car!) :cheers

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:59 AM

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:55 AM

I wish that HW61 would make a plane-Jane Camaro, not all cars were SS/RS/Z-28s.

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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