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GoatGuy

Member Since 03 Mar 2012
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Bruce Larson Tribute car

26 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

Last year a tribute car was finished for Bruce that he can use for exhibition and burnouts without using the original '68 Camaro funnycar. It was not built for nostalgia competition. I had the honor of taking photos of it a few weeks ago and started a model of it using a Competition Resins body which needs about 1/8" added to the bottom of both sides to match the measurements I took of the body, parts from a Revell car found on ebay for $10, the Ross Gibson Hemi Hunter Chevy engine, Slixx decals, Daisy rear wheels from Speed City resin, front wheels from Harts Parts resin, a 9" Ford rear from Competition resins and a Powerglide trans from them too. DSCF0483a_zps76e3731f.jpgDSCF0032_zps1a12b714.jpgDSCF0115_zps481bdfbb.jpgDSCF0112_zps516c796e.jpgDSCF0114_zps71203728.jpg


'72 MPC GTO

01 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

Here is another start to a project that will someday be completed. I was inspired by the article in the March issue of Hot Rod that featured a road racing '57 Chevy. An awesome car. But I decided to go with a '72 GTO instead. The body is pretty thin plastic and everything had a ton of flash on it, but the body shape is good. I'm using Wide 5 tires and rims from Early Years Resin (causing me to narrow the rear frame), a Ford 9" rearend from Competition Resins, a 588 big block engine and T-56 tranny from VCG Resins, a gel cell battery, coil and oil tank for dry sump from Calnaga Castings, a Pro Tech distributor, and the body will be painted with Testors Copper metallic. The rear spoiler will be shaped, not just straight and a front chin spoiler will be added down the road. Thanks for looking. http://i1311.photobu...zps6fcc8167.jpg

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Using a different rearend

20 February 2014 - 04:08 AM

I haven't searched this entire Tips, Tricks, etc for this topic, but I would like to learn how to set up a different rearend on a car. For instance, set up an independent rear for a kit that came with a solid axle or vice versa. Or set up a Halibrand rear. Where should the mounting points be ? Which rears use coilovers ? Swaybars ? I would like info for converting 70s to the present cars to any of the mentioned rearends. I appreciate any help.


Long term effects

05 January 2014 - 06:27 AM

I don't know if anyone has already posted this topic, but I thought it would be helpful. Please post the info you have gained on what NOT to do with paints, adhesives, decals, etc. that will let everyone know the long term effects of incompatible substances. I'm sure someone has painted, glued or decaled something that looked great, but down the road something went awry. I assume we all know not to apply lacquer over enamel due to the different drying times, but I shouldn't assume things, right ? Myself, I would like to know if spraying Dullcote over applied decals has a bad effect after a few months or years. Or does aluminum tubing show corrosion over time ? Please cut loose guys on anything long term negative. I look forward to seeing what you have to say.


Maple Grove, Reading PA 10/5/13

05 October 2013 - 02:40 AM

It's been about 6 years since I've gone to Maple Grove to see the pros run. I went yesterday and it was great. The weather was great and the action was, too. Especially the final qualifying run of funny car when side-by-side was Courtney and John Force. Courtney ran 329 mph and 4.02 et and John ran 323 mph and 3.98 et !! It was great. The crowd went nuts. I hope some of you were there to see it, too.