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Jairus

Member Since 16 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2015 06:30 PM
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In Topic: Carnut from Portland Oregon

14 February 2015 - 11:53 AM

Welcome Mike!
Wondering why it took so long? B)


In Topic: 1/25 Galaxie Ltd. '46 - '48 Chevrolet Aerosedan

07 February 2015 - 06:29 PM

Well done Mike! B)


In Topic: Airplane Engines in Autos

07 February 2015 - 03:56 PM

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If any of you guys bothered to subscribe to the Model Cars Magazine ( the source that provides this play room) you would see that I did a Sketchpad article about the very subject of this thread.
Too bad few of you will pay the entry fee.
But, I will post a picture of this street rod I started quite a few years ago. Revell '32 Roadster frame with Monogram wheels and tires.
The engine is a scratch built replica of a General Stuart medium battle tank.

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Tried multiple positions and never finished it.

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Shame you guys won't see the cool Sketchpad article tho....


In Topic: The Corvair Topic

07 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

A lot of missconceptions and ignorance on this thread.
Some have posted wise knowledge, but most have ignored the obvious.

The cars started out with technology not any different from VW, BMW and Mercedes. (The swing axle.)
But that tech was changed by 1964.

What killed the Corvair was not the book by Ralph or any technical issue like poor manufacturing.
It was the simple issue of repair costs.
The cost to repair a car totally unlike any other machine on the road was much higher than the average Nova or Falcon. So the cars were quietly phased out.
Technically the suspension, electricals and mechanics were not any different.  They even rusted in the same locations as all other uni-body cars of the era.

It was simply that a mechanic down at the Texaco station charged more to repair a car with an aircooled aluminum block engine than they did a cast iron block water cooled engine. Period dot!
 


In Topic: Galaxie Limited's '48 Chevy Coupe

07 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

Oh, and I probably shouldn't be posting this.
But, test shot coupe bodies (more than one I am told) were delivered by special courier to Jimmy Flintstone. So we can expect chopped tops and convertible resin options very soon. Because his master makers are the best in the business!