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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rbantique, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. chevy57dude
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    The EMMR has it all, a must see!
     
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  2. Barn Find
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    from Missouri

  3. pontman
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    036.jpg 037.jpg 038.jpg Found this gem at a yard sale...
     
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  4. With the original box. Very cool!
     
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  5. I like the MINB toys. But I also like the rough stuff like your Buick too. Cheap and fun. I made bird houses with a couple of them. lol IMG_0459.JPG 012.jpg Ron...
     
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  6. UNCLECHET
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    Check out what I bought at a estate sale today. I actually saw it at the sale Thursday but thought it was too much money. I was driving by the same sale today and thought I'd just stop in to see if they still had it. They did and it was 50% off! I like it!

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  7. philo426
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    Wen Mac Riv in great shape!
     
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  8. UNCLECHET
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    Do you have any details about this car? I don't understand Wen Mac as it's a Cox car.
     
  9. philo426
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    Oh,Wen Mac was a competitor to Cox.They made a Riv too I believe.
     
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  10. My brother had a Wen Mac Riviera just like that in the same exact color!!
     
  11. 50Fraud
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    As I recall, Cox made a Riv and a Sting Ray in 1/20(?) scale, each powered by an .049 engine. I never saw either one run, but I imagine they were about as overpowered as any vehicle ever made. I think they're quite rare, as I have only seen 1 or 2 of each in nearly 40 years of collecting (and I worked for Cox for awhile, too).
     
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  12. UNCLECHET
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    I'm glad I went back to get it. When I first saw it I thought it was a dealer type model car. Then I picked it up and thought, whoa!, this thing is heavy. Then I saw the steel chassis and Cox .049 engine. Like I said earlier I just didn't want to part with the money for another dust collector. But the more I thought about it I knew I needed to try to get. Very lucky it was still there. It's really a neat little piece.
     
  13. philo426
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    Good move!it is in great shape and quite rare so it is a good thing that you bought it!
     
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  14. That Riviera is a great find. I still have my Cox 65 vette . It has broken body mounts. That was a big problem with them. They were crazy fast and fun. But the hard bodies, couldn't take the punishment. But it is still one of my all time favorite toys! Ron...
     
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  15. southerncad
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    The Riv looks great...now how about a pic of it doing a big hairy burnout:eek:
     
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  16. A cool old toy gas pump for pedal cars. And a rust bucket I fixed up for one of the grandkids. 093.jpg note gas is 35 cents a Gal. lol
     
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  17. UNCLECHET
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    2 of the body mounts are broken on this one also. This car has two guide ferrels so I think it's supposed to go in a straight line. But if you fill the tank up, from what I remember about .049 planes, it's going to go a long time. It's right next to amazing the thing is in as good as shape as it is! I don't think it's been run too much. I'm not planning on running it.
     
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  18. UNCLECHET
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    I think I'm just going to put it on the shelf. I know, I know, it's meant to be run but I don't want to break this 50 odd year old car. It's just too nice.
     
  19. Its your toy. But I would just take the body off when I played with it. You cant hurt that 4o9 lol { .049 } engine, just run it as a dragster, on its tether. My brother had the 57 Chevy, and I had, {have} the 65 Vette . They are a lot of FUN, But that's just me. Did you get for only $40? Ron...
     
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  20. UNCLECHET,

    I agree with Ron, that you want to preserve the body and not run it on the chassis, but if the Riviera 1/25 or close, you can put your choice of model car bodies on that chassis with just a little fabrication. Don't know if AMT is still producing their Riv, but there are tons of them out there!
     
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  21. Rice n Beans Garage
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    I always liked this one.
     

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  22. UNCLECHET
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    It wouldn't be out of the question to run it without the body. I hadn't really thought about it. We'll see.
     
  23. 50Fraud
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    The Cox Riviera and Sting Ray aren't 1/25, they're 1/20. I think it would be tough to stretch a 1/25 body enough to fit.
     
  24. Hmmm- Tamiya, Gunze Sanyo, Entex, and a few other companies have 1/20 kits- might be worth a search!
     
  25. chevy57dude
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    In spite of swearing off yard sales, I was drawn to one Friday. Five bucks scored the Deathmobile! JPEG_20160911_193741_724104666 (1).jpg
    D. Day was the best character in Animal House. This is why. Bio at the end of the movie listed him "Whereabouts unknown''.
     
  26. toml24
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    I picked up this T Cohn Superior Service Station off EBAY. It was delivered Saturday. I had this exact model in 1960 at the age of 4-years when Santa brought it on Christmas morning. Now I need a 5-foot display case to put this and a few more items inside.
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  27. pontman
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    Thats what I was thinking when I saw this... ANIMAL HOUSE!!!!
     
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  28. alphabet soup
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    hot wheels 004.JPG hot wheels 003.JPG hot wheels 002.JPG hot wheels 001.JPG Hey toy guy's. Two questions. 1-what is a fair price to pay for an un-built and complete Hubley '32 Ford roaster kit in the box and a Hubley Indy racer which an older build with a couple of small pieces missing. 2-what is a fair worth of the Hot Wheels in the pictures? Thanks, Gene.
     
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  29. Gene thanks for your post. I hope someone will give you a serious answer to your questions. As for myself, the value of a toy is only what it would be worth to me, to enjoy and be played with. I have the first 16 hot wheels, that I paid $1 each for in 1968. Over the years I've paid big bucks for some of them too. But in the end, if I keep them, they are only worth what I was willing to pay. As cool as they are, they are to new for the HAMB. But for the Hubley kits, they are not very expensive and are pretty cool too. Thanks Ron...
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