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Vince Nemanic

Member Since 17 Dec 2011
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In Topic: What's the Most Underrated Kit?

24 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

The AMT 55-57 Chevy pickup fits together well and looks right when finished.  It is also easy to modify with different  beds for things like wreckers and service trucks.

In Topic: 2014 Formula 1 USGP

14 November 2014 - 06:32 AM

My wife and I just got back late Wednesday. We drove to Austin and went to COTA all three days then spent a week visiting relatives.

The cars are quiet-the Ferrari Challenge cars are MUCH louder, but this brings out sounds that you wouldn't hear. I noticed that the Renault powered cars were the loudest, Ferrari engines next and the Mercedes were the quietest- exactly opposite of their power outputs. I take this as an indication of how efficient the turbo impellers are- the better the exhaust energy is used, the more power and less sound. You can also hear the energy recovery system operating. Grosjean's tires were REALLY loud after his slide on Friday- Dolores heard them while she was buying me a T shirt behind the bleachers with her back turned! It was also neat to hear the tires squeal more and more through the esses as the tires went off. And you should hear the Safety and Medical cars! Challengers and Chargers got nothing on those Mercs. None of this stuff comes over the TV.

The facility is tremendous with very helpful staff. Food and souvenirs are not cheap, but this is to be expected. there was a very efficient system to get people to the remote parking lots. The crowds were polite and extremely excited- it was infectious!

Dolores figured out the best way to attned- get general admission tickets for the first two days and grandstand seats for race day

In Topic: The Corvair Topic

24 October 2014 - 03:06 PM

Swing axles were used by Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz thoughout the 50s and into the 60s - Beetles went to full IRS in 1969. MBs and VWs were raced and rallied extensively with swing axles thus proving that the design was not dangerous with proper maintenance and a competent driver. Also, all Class 11 Beetles and many Class 5 Baja Bugs in off road racing were swing axles. So where was this "Worldwide Ban" ?

In Topic: amt Corvair drag car

16 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

Unclesott, FYI the dag Corvair uses the chassis from the Hemi Under Glass '66 Barracuda, so it is powered by a 392 Chrysler.

In Topic: Round2 2015 Second Quarter(?) Releases

15 October 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Barris T buggy was an actual 1:1 vehicle sold by George either as a kit or a complete buggy.  The model has  Corvair engine and a tube chassis.  I think that the chassis is from the Bed, Buggy, but I'm not 100% sure of that.