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blunc

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  • Full Name mike cassidy

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  1. blunc added a post in a topic Can someone Id this car? It looks strange.   

    was there a Trump sticker on the bumper?
  2. blunc added a post in a topic Phantom Ranchero GT, refresh of a 1980's build   

    The brake fluid is definitely working better than the purple pool, another day of soaking and I will see how much of the 30 year old lacquer and primer will actually come off.
    Meanwhile, my brain is percolating the new paint job.
  3. blunc added a post in a topic Cobra Jet shaker scoop acquired, thanks Mitch.   

    I can definitely work with that, sending PM.
  4. blunc added a post in a topic What a great time of the year for modeling in Phoenix AZ   

    won't be able to make three of those due to work schedule, the fourth one will cost me a work vacation day.
  5. blunc added a post in a topic Cobra Jet shaker scoop acquired, thanks Mitch.   

    thank you for the info, it may come in useful later.
  6. blunc added a post in a topic Cobra Jet shaker scoop acquired, thanks Mitch.   

    Just need the part that sticks thru the hood, it's very distinctive.
    The alternatives I currently have do not come close.
  7. blunc added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Phantom Ranchero GT, refresh of a 1980's build
    Here is a scan of a fuzzy photo from the 80's

    Some pics of the engine before changing to more "factory" options.



     
    Dual quads and manifold removed, going with single 4-bbl carb setup

    The body is already soaking in the purple pond, but it doesn't seem to be having any effect on thirty-something year old car paint, going to have to use brake fluid.
    Comments welcomed.
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  8. blunc added a topic in Wanted!   

    Cobra Jet shaker scoop acquired, thanks Mitch.
    I need a Cobra Jet shaker scoop (just the scoop assembly) for a project.
    I don't know what kit it is from but I remember having one that I never used and can't find it now, I recall it was molded in green styrene and was a two piece assembly.
    Too many moves and too many years of being stashed has it achieved "lost" status.
    I have lots of pieces to trade.
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  9. blunc added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    well, about $200 later and I have a new replacement radiator and hoses. the car didn't overheat to I took a chance on the thermostat (which seems okay).
    I feel I got off cheap since I was able to do it myself, probably would have cost three times what I paid just for parts.
    there's really no good way to fix an aluminium core radiator without proper parts/tools (which I don't have).
    the most annoying part of the process is burping the air out of the system,one of the "air bleeds" is stuck and not recommended to be forced, the other requires the from of the car to be raised and multiple sessions of letting the air out after the engine has been properly warmed up.
    however, the operation was a success and the patient survived.
  10. blunc added a post in a topic Revell Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino   

    you will need to choose a photo hosting site then "link" to your photos in your posts here.
    there are at least a couple threads on this forum on this subject so I won't be repeating it here.
  11. blunc added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    noticed after I got home from work this morning that something is fail about my car radiator, fluid runs out almost as fast as I put it in.
    and here I thought I was going to get some time to work on some models...  
  12. blunc added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:The GT40 project New pics 2/13/17   

    You just have to admire a craftsman that makes the rivets he counts.  
    BRAVO sir!!!
  13. blunc added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    this is just one of the reasons why I chose not to keep a land line at my house, with my cell phone I can block the numbers so they get rejected.
  14. blunc added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   


    brings back memories of frosty days at cold weather survival training at Bridgeport Ca.
    got so hot, was down to a t-shirt for a little while.
  15. blunc added a post in a topic Unique TV/Movie vehicle   

    from the movie Damnation Alley and a tv show I don't remember right now.