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krow113

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  1. krow113 added a post in a topic Testors Lincoln Mint Harley-Davidson Road King Classic WIP   

    Two throttle cables are of a push/pull as stated , one cable pulls , the other push's . There should be a round thriottle wheel on the side of the throttle body , the cables go in the top , one on each side of the wheel. The wheel should be on the left side of the throttle body , looking at the bike from the right side.
    Google:
    Harley Davidson fuel injection throttle body.
  2. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    The 'new' kits are based on exaggerated 'Harleys" and are not anywhere near to being accurate to a Harley. They are big inch S&S engines with wide tire setups. I don't know if the power train is all off set or how they got the big tire in there. I'll do some work on that series after the 1/8 stuff is done.
     I am skeptical they will re-issue the 1/8 bikes again. But Heller is re-issuing Yammy Trials bikes ,I used the rims and knobby tires from one for the hillclimber ,and some ex- protar Commandos are being done by Italeri , so who knows.
  3. krow113 added a post in a topic Testors Lincoln Mint Harley-Davidson Road King Classic WIP   

    Some clarification:
    - Throttle cables will go to a wheel on the top of the fuel injection throttle body. They are push/pull configuration. They enter at the front right side of the gas tank , between the frame and tank.
    - Rear brake line goes under the tranny , not to it , and joins the front line from the foot pedal master cylinder , with the brake light switch as the joiner , under the tranny. The line from the master cylinder should come from the bottom front of the MC.
    - Clutch cable goes between the fork leg and the frame , down the left frame tube , then to the lower front right of the tranny case , there should be a fitting there.
    The corrugated sleeve should be at the top of the frame tube, the cable parallel to the frame tube , this is the cover for the clutch cable adjuster.
    - Front brake line emanates from the handlebar master cylinder , goes under the bottom triple tree and joins the lower line there , and on to the caliper.The brake switch is integral with the lever perch /switch housing on the handlebar.
    - The actual routing and sizes , textures etc of the lines and cables are all different and need to be researched on the real machine as it is important for the final look of the model.
    - The cable/hose supplied in the model is of a generic type and barely replicates the real thing.
    - A single copper wire inserted into the line/cable hose is required to get the routing to look realistic. Giant arcs of improper material sprouting from incorrect areas is a real good reason things don't look proper.
    - Google the bikes , Harley provides some good pics of the stockers for this kind of research.
  4. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    And the subject matter , two diff boxings:


    What some peeps got as a front tire:

    And if you ever find one , be aware that the CLEAR headlight lens is 3/8" dia and is loose in the box.
    Must be one of those 'good ol' days' things!
     
  5. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    They gotta lot of mileage outta the Triumph , here is my Triumph Custom Show Bike:


    Prolly my fav of the series:
     

    Donor kit:

  6. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    Plenty of them out there waiting for you to build !
  7. krow113 added a post in a topic Testors Lincoln Mint Harley-Davidson Road King Classic WIP   

    Pretty sure that no lines or cables emanate from the rear master cylinder reservoir cap . Those would just be phillips  flathead screws.
    Def some wiring/ cabling issues in the instructions.
  8. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    Not a lot of interest in the kits despite what we feel.
    Most guys are happy to try the 1/12 ones from Revell, Bone Daddy , High Roller etc.
    No-one I know would build a cop bike either!
    Here is my resin set for the 1/8 Revell shovelhead kits:

    From left to right: S&S Super D carb , Joe Hunt style magneto , intake manifold , rear competition sprocket , front drive sprocket , rear stock sprocket , belt drive clutch hub , front primary drive pully.
     
  9. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    Yes the GR and FC are the same kit with decal differences I believe...
    That 'custom chopper' panhead  is not 1/8 its more like 1/12 as is the 'Rough Rider' shovelhead kit. A little mistake there on the manufacturers part.
    Some peeps think the FC is a panhead as well , its missing the shovel rocker shaft end hardware detail.
  10. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    Tires yes.
    I have some LASC with the self disintegrating tires , self consuming or whatever they are.
    I regularly scour swap meet tables for replacement tires.
    I'll be looking at casting tires with the rim in some cases , like the drag bike tires in the knucklehead and Triumph drag bike models. It would be tough to get one of those hard rubber slicks onto a one piece rim.
    Perhaps Harleys incipient corporate greed is in play as well as there are some trademarks in the mix.
  11. krow113 added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    Be nice to see them again. 
    I have a few LA SC in my stash.
    The last one I sold went for $250.00 CDN.
    The cop bikes make good doner kits , like this rendition of a 1970's hillclimber:

    And I have developed a set of resin a/m parts for the kits, carb, manifold , magneto , primary belt drive , velocity stack , etc :


    Full blog here:
    http://kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=240355&page=1
    I love the kits , but not a huge market for them but by all means ,bring them back!
     
  12. krow113 added a post in a topic Teresi / Blair : 1/8 Scale "Italiano" Buick V8 Drag Bike ...On The Workbench 3/23/17   

    Going well.
    RB Motion carrys tons of stuff , like the spark/coil boots....I use a lot of it.
  13. krow113 added a post in a topic Teresi / Blair : 1/8 Scale "Italiano" Buick V8 Drag Bike ...On The Workbench 3/23/17   

    Going very well.
    How did you layout the rear axe plates?
    Are you going to build all of the iconic bikes of the '60's and '70's?
  14. krow113 added a post in a topic Imex 1/12 1982 Harley FLH Classic   

    Going well.
    I have a drawing of the rocker shaft locations in the rocker boxes if you are interested in adding that detail...
  15. krow113 added a post in a topic 2004 Harley Davidson Road King, Electra Glide and Road King Classic   

    Looks to be some well done models.
    Most guys give up tryna get all that luggage painted up!
    I put some of mine in a show and got hooked after that .
    It can get addictive when the ribbons and sometimes trophys start happening!
    Always good deals and lots of info at shows and meetings as well.