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  • Location Pacific Wonderland
  • Full Name Steve Payne

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  1. Muncie added a post in a topic what to do with old car magazines   

    Might be worth a trip to the next automotive swap meet and find a magazine seller that is looking for inventory...  sell them all in one lot 
  2. Muncie added a post in a topic Reissue the Revell double drag kits!   

    same here, would love to see these kits return - either as kits or as the parts packs it would take to complete the cars
  3. Muncie added a post in a topic Perrys resin?   

    sorry Tom,
    posted here and I do have firsthand experience - as posted in the other thread - it sucks - just wanted people to know so they have the information before they send money.  Keep in mind, Randy Frost at Perry's is the person that has created his reputation, not the people that have posted.
    agreed - always had first class service from Replicas and Modelhaus  -several times and a long time customer.
    OK, I counted to ten and deleted the editorial comments...
  4. Muncie added a post in a topic Where to find a 351 Cleveland engine?   

    Check out the 351 in the 1980's NASCAR kits- AMT for 1/25, Monogram for 1/24 - good detail, might be a place to start. the old NASCAR kits are still out there and reasonably priced parts sources.
  5. Muncie added a post in a topic Perrys resin?   

    might want to read this first...
  6. Muncie added a post in a topic Tootsietoy Paint Tests   

    thank you for the inspiration - I have a couple of tootsietoy cars that I have been "saving" from my much younger days - ahhh the memories...
    it would be way cooler and worth a lot more to paint them bright and new for the granddaughter
  7. Muncie added a post in a topic Revell '29A HIGHBOY Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    great looking model A - great choice of colors and very clean -
    Add my thanks to the list, it's good to see a straight out of the box build and review.
  8. Muncie added a post in a topic Headache rack dimensions   

    there may be some dimensions here ----
  9. Muncie added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    just finished getting exhuast port centerline dimensions from the Sanderson headers on the nailhead in Joe's 1928 model A sport coupe - real Henry steel and GM iron.  He pulled the 401 out of a  stock 1965 Buick. Headers were on the work bench so real easy to measure port spacing with a Stanley tape. 
    Ports one to two - 4-1/2",  ports two to three - 8-1/4", ports one to four 17-1/4"
    Plastic Nailheads - with dial caliper and calibrated eyeball - please allow some tolerance in these measurements - measuring points aren't precise on the plastic parts.
    Revell Parts Pack/Ivo Showboat - one to two - 0.155 (3-7/8"),  two to three - 0.3303 (8-1/4"), one to four 0.670" (16-3/4")
    Revell 1929 Model A headers-  one to two - 0.165 (4-1/8"), two to three - 0.380 (9-1/2"), one to four - 0.710 (17-3/4")
    Revell 1929 Model A Buick cylinder heads -  same as the headers
  10. Muncie added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    Add my thanks to Tim for the excellent review and photos.
    There are some unique features engineered into this kit that I haven't seen before.  Revell added some material to the parts on the chrome trees so the sprue attaching points won't be visible when the model is built - It will take a bit of clever trimming, but there won't be any white spots showing or silver touch-ups required - way cool.  An example is the air cleaners which have the sprue attached on the bottom, not the edge
    There are a lot of extra little disposable tabs molded on many of the parts with tiny details - overall, the detail is a lot finer and the tabs allow plastic to fill the molds so the detail is not lost.  Revell has engineered carburetors that look like a real carb and not just a plastic blob.  Revell has really upped the quality of the detail on this kit.  I didn't find any sink marks to fill.
    Not an expert on injection molding but it looks like all of the ejection pins (or at least the ones I found) are on the sprue - not on the parts.
    The parts trees are set up in logical groups - it looks like modular packaging which is looking forward to future kits - looks like more are on the way
    Good fit on all of the parts that I've done test fits.
  11. Muncie added a post in a topic Refreshing Old Kit Chrome   

    Thanks Steve 
    I appreciate the information - have some projects with parts that need to be sent in...
  12. Muncie added a post in a topic Refreshing Old Kit Chrome   

    have you had chrome parts replated?  recommendation? contact info?
    Thanks, Steve
  13. Muncie added a post in a topic Refreshing Old Kit Chrome   

    can only speak to what has worked, or hasn't worked, when I tried it - Believe me I was surprised it is possible to shine up the old chrome and not take the chrome off the parts. Kind of best to go into it with the idea that the parts will have to be replated anyway.
    Liquid automotive cleaner wax - love it on some things because it has a very mild polish/abrasive -  probably about the mildest abrasive available - it worked well on model master enamel which is very soft - but even with light pressure, it went through the chrome
    The Treatment model car wax - was expecting the same result - subject was the moon hubcaps on an old early issue AMT double Tee kit- had minor loss of shine but no scratches - they cleaned up like new with a couple of light passes - stopped when I got shine but before damaging the chrome.
    What you are polishing with can also be important - the abrasiveness of paper towels varies from brand to brand.  Micro fiber towels are safe. I have photographer friend who swears by very well used (but clean) baby diapers for his camera lenses, but he would never use a new piece of cloth because the new fibers can scratch the lens.
    hope there is something here that helps...
  14. Muncie added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    wow - been fortunate - so many good times where it just couldn't get better....
    Bonneville, sunrise, speed week...  some have already filled in the story with just three words
    Waiting at the end of the pavement (which is five miles out on the salt) with the racers and spectators until they open the salt at 7AM.  When that time comes, there are still five miles to go on the salt to the pits - some years it's single file and 20 MPH - other years, the salt is good and it's 65 MPH and cars/haulers spread out 400 feet wide.  Been before and you know it's going to get better.
    At the pits, 35 degrees cool but you know it will be over 100 in the afternoon - the sun is starting to come up  - biggest most colorful sunrise any place - can't be described and photos don't even get close - quiet and reverent with expectations for the day... then the quiet breaks with the perfect background sound as the sun rises when the first big V-8 fires for it's warm-up in the cool, quiet, sunrise morning light...
  15. Muncie added a post in a topic Why go to all the trouble of a nostalgia look and leave the Edelbrock sticker on the carb ?   

    I agree with everyone in the last few posts...
    If someone really gets fussy, there are many other ways to tell a vintage AFB from a new one.
    have a pair of Carter Comp series AFB's on the shelf - bought them new in '74 and finally getting close to putting them on something..  but now I'm kind of afraid to use them because the ethanol content in the local gasoline won't play nice with that old aluminum.  I can see why the Edelbrock carbs are so popular