Car Model References

Here I've posted some pictures that might be useful to car modelers.
Click on a picture to get a full size picture in a new window.

Mazda Rx-7
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European 1981 Rx-7 FB dashboard, note that there is no radio fitted.
The switches for the mirrors and fuel filler lid release tended to swap places during production.
Picture scanned from a Dutch 1981 Mazda RX-7 sales brochure.
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Dashboard of 2001 RX-7 FD RZ.
Note red stitching, kneepad on center console, perforated metal pedals, perforated foot rest for passenger and black-on-white dials.
Picture copied from Mazda.co.jp website.
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Dashboard of 2001 RX-7 FD Type R Bathurst R.
Note switch for damper settings forward of shift knob (unique to 2001 Bathurst R version) and use of lightweight carbon reinforced plastic (real, no fake decals) for shift knob, hand brake handle and panels.
Picture copied from Mazda.co.jp website.
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View of separate 13B REW engine from RX-7 FD with accessories fitted.
Picture copied from Mazda.co.jp website.
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Frontal view of stock (Euro specs) 1990 RX-7 FC Turbo II Convertible engine bay.
Picture copied from rxgarage.nl website.
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Frontal view of stock 1994 RX-7 FD engine bay.
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Some pictures and details of the actual RX-7 FD3S used in the movie 'The Fast and The Furious'.
Picture copied from www.jdmconnection.com (site no longer online).
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Dimensions of 1979 Rx-7 SA.
Scale drawing scanned from Autocar magazine issue 24 Nov 1979, pg 58.
More Mazda RX-7 pictures on a separate page.

Mazda 787B
Two scans of a picture taken from a Dutch 1992 Mazda RX-7 sales brochure. My scanner software tried its best to remove both the printed moire effects and any composite weave patterns, trust me: the entire body and wing show these composite patterns.
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3rd gen RX-7 running gear in front of a unpainted 787B with its covers and doors removed.
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Enlarged view of the 787B, note the sprint-race wing end plates.
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Lefthand side of 26B engine on pedestal in front of newly restored 787B chassis nr.002.
Picture taken at the 4th edition of the Sevenstock rotary event (June 16, 2001) by Jaime V. ( www.panix.com/~jaimev , site is no longer online).
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Rear and righthand side of 26B engine on pedestal. The brown adjustable intake trumpets are hidden inside the air box when the engine is fitted to the car. The adjustable intake trumpets are fully retracted.
Picture taken at the 4th edition of the Sevenstock rotary event (June 16, 2001) by Jaime V. ( www.panix.com/~jaimev , site is no longer online).
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Front and lefthand side of 26B engine. Note that the adjustable intake trumpets are fully extended.
Mazda publicity picture, found on the Japanese Nostalgic Car blog.

Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Competizione
The Italeri Daytona Competizione kit contains decals for #65 of the North American Racing Team (Chassis #16407). However the model looks more like chassis #15685. Unfortunately I don't have many good quality pictures of #15685.
The following pics appear in "Ferrari Daytona Super Profile" by Nathan Beehl, ISBN 0-85429-535-6
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Chassis #15685 (Series 2) running #20 at Daytona 1973 (DNF)
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Chassis #14885 (Series 1) running #21 at Sebring 1972 (8th)
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Unmarked RHD Competizione showing off those wide Cromodora wheels (9in front, 11in rear)
The following pics appear in a special feature on Racing Daytona's in the french magazine Auto Passion nr.32 (Feb 1990), ISSN 0982-930 x
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Chassis #16407 (Series 3) at the 1974 24hrs du Mans (11th)
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Chassis #16407 at the Daytona 24hrs in 1978 (8th)
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Chassis #16407 at the Daytona 24hrs in 1979 (2nd)
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Chassis #16407 in the pits during the Daytona 24hrs in 1980 (14th)
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Chassis #16407 on a flat tire during the Daytona 24hrs in 1981 (DNF)
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Chassis #14141 ("Chinetti Special") on the starting grid of the 1973 24hrs du Mans (13th)
Note the wide Series 3 air box with additional side inlet.
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Chassis #15681 (Series 2, ran by Maranello Concessionaires) at the 1972 24hrs du Mans (DNF, engine failure)
Note the exhaust pipes and the early style fuel filler cap.
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Chassis #15681 together with three more Daytona's in the paddock at the 1972 24hrs du Mans. Note the side exhaust pipes, was this car really running with both side pipes and (disconnected) street exhaust pipes ??
The fourth Daytona in this picture is the blue street version in the righthand side of the picture.
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Chassis #15681 (JCB racing) in action at the 1973 4hrs du Mans sprint race (6th)
Some great detail pics of Ferrari Daytona Competizione chassis #15681 in its current state and of other race cars can be found on Tony's Race Car Walkarounds site.
The following pic was taken from the magazine Cavallino nr.59 (Oct/Nov 1990), ISSN 0889-2504
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Engine bay of Series 2 Daytona #15667 after restoration.
Note the air box curving over the top of the radiator.
Picture by Daniel Fayol.

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IMSA Jaguar XJR-12 in the paddock
Image found among the samples on Corel Draw 3.0 CD-ROM
Studio 27 recently released a decal set for this car (nr. ST27-DC213).
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Nissan 300ZX (Z32) Twin Turbo engine bay.
Note the pair of air tubes on either side of the radiator shroud. The inside pair connect the intercoolers to the intake plenum, the outside pair connect the turbos to the intercoolers, click here for a schematic.
The outside pair of tubes are missing from the 1/24 Tamiya 300ZX Twin Turbo kits engine details. Actually the tubes running from the air filter to the turbos are also missing from the kit but these are hidden from view by the other tubes.

Disclaimer: These pics are samples of often hard to find reference material. I've put these online to help fellow modelers, it is not my intention to infringe any copyrights.


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