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In Topic: Spark plug wiring diagram (firing order)

21 November 2014 - 08:39 AM

thanks, Al.
I like that they actually have the location of #1 on the cap and the direction that the distributor rotates.

In Topic: Help / opinions on how to mount model panels to display base

20 April 2014 - 05:53 AM

you can locate/purchase very small magnets.
I have some that are 1/16" x 1/32" and they are pretty strong for their size. I can't remember where I purchased them from, but I found this place after a quick web search...http://www.kjmagneti...p?prod=D101-N52

In Topic: Compressor psi to high (don't worry it's not about paint thinning)

20 April 2014 - 05:47 AM

40 psi IS NOT too much to airbrush with...I spray at 35-40 on a daily basis and sometimes I use a higher psi. It all depends on what I am shooting.
However, with that being said, be sure that you are adjusting the pressure with the button/trigger pushed down/pulled back while you are adjusting the pressure. I have seen several people set the pressure and then try to use the airbrush/spray gun. I would suggest thinning your paints 1:1 and set your pressure at 25-30 psi as a starting point. Once you get the paint flow to where you are happy and comfortable with it, adjust the pressure "on the fly" little by little until you find a pressure that YOU are happy with. There isn't an absolute pressure that you have to spray at...it is personal preference.

I know that some people are going to argue and tell me that I am wrong...I have been airbrushing for over 25 years and have learned through trial and error over those years and I personally know of some well know airbrush artists that spray at 60-70 psi.

Remember, the whole model building aspect of your life is supposed to be fun and a break from the everyday life.

In Topic: Hobby shops in Tampa,FL

10 April 2014 - 05:31 AM

I'm not sure about any hobby shops in St. Pete, but there is Ralph's Hobbies or Phil's Hobbies in Pinellas Park.


Ralph's carries a good selection of models. He buys collections so his inventory is ever changing. He is a great guy to deal with and only sells models and amateur radio equipment.


Phil's carries mostly newer stuff. He does sell R/C, models, some slot car stuff.


Ralph's Hobbies
5208 66th St N Ste D
St Petersburg, FL 33709
(727) 547-8607
Phil's Hobby Shop Inc
6050 Park Blvd N Ste 2
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 545-1251

In Topic: Venice Florida show & swapmeet 4/5/2014

02 April 2014 - 05:28 AM

I did a little search on the ole internet and came across this info...


The Annual Spring Model Contest & Show, sponsored by IPMS/Wings, Wheels & Keels Model Club will be held at Woodmere Park Auditorium (located just off Jacaranda Blvd), Venice on Sat April 9th. Beginners and “old pro” modelers are invited to participate in a friendly, non-intimidating & uncomplicated show. Doors open at 9:30am. Once again a “Make & Take” session will begin at noontime for youngsters. Entry fee for modelers is $10 for all the models you can bring. Vendor 
Tables $15 per table. Drop-off and entry 9:30am-12pm. The public is invited to attend. Admission is “Free”. Please call 475•9679 or 426•0774 for more info or directions.