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  1. Muncie added a post in a topic Last of three on our trip to the Pacific Northwest   

    agreed - definitely a must see - I left wishing I had two days instead of two hours...  first time thru was more like a chance to find out what to see on the next trip.  great pics, thanks for the photo tour
  2. Muncie added a post in a topic First of three on our trip to the Pacific Northwest   

    Gerry, that brought back a lot of memories - thank you for the good trip through the time machine - lot more cars than my last stop there - it is in an old Montana state prison and used to be the original Towe Ford Museum. 
  3. Muncie added a post in a topic MPC 32 Ford America Graffiti Milner's car   

    I also noticed, you had a good lead, but didn't Revell have more then one GTO out there...  I seem to remember the Monogram '69 in a Revell box... but I also think the Rochester tri-power has been in several other recent Revell kits that escape me at the moment. 
    anyway, back to the topic
  4. Muncie added a post in a topic MPC 32 Ford America Graffiti Milner's car   

    The Rochester 2 barrels are in the tri-power set in several recent Revell kits - the best GM 2 barrel out there in a kit - the Merc comes to mind and the 1959 Chevrolet as noted above, possibly the 66 GTO? -
    Da - da duh - drama note - they seem to be missing the base plate on the bottom of the carb unless you count the raised area on the manifold... easy enough the fabricate the missing base plate, but be aware
  5. Muncie added a post in a topic Revell '29 Ford A roadster questions   

    Quote - I'm building the chanelled version of the kit. I was surprised when I went to attach the interior floor on to the chassis. I thought the floor would sit flush with the frame rails. They do not. The parts look correct, yet the floor pan sits just slightly above the flame rails. Test fitting everything in to the body she still looks correct. Is this the way it should be? Or did I goof up and glue in the wrong center frame member? I suspect I used the right one because how the two pieces come together in the rear mounts too. The molded in rear mounts also make it impossible to mount the floor pan flush with the frame rails.
    R Scott,
    Yes,, that's the way the kit builds with the floor spaced above the frame me, the interior also looks a little shallow because the floorpan is too high in the body
    in my project on the bench, I cut the tops off the ladder bar mounts on the transmission crossmember flush with the top of the frame so the floor pan would sit on the frame.  I added a small square of sheet plastic to box in the top of the ladder bar mounts and give the ladder bars something to attach to.  The same modification could be made on the rear mounts but I just enlarged the hole in the floorpan so it fit over the pins on the chassis. These are one way to do it and "don't look too close" Engineering fixes. Now I will add a strip of material to the bottom of the interior panels.  Once everything is flush with the top of the frame, it opens up possibilities for other Model A bodies...
    In the real world, the floorpan sits on the top of the frame rails with a piece webbing or strips of leather to separate the fame and body for noise isolation.  It gets trickier because the model A floorpan is flat and the top of a '32 frame has a slight curve.  Several solutions - one, cut a wood spacer, flat on top, curved on the bottom tapering to zero thickness on the ends. two, use the '32 floorpan in the Model A body.  three, Brookville (and probably others) make a fabricated '32 hot rod frame with a flat top for the model A floorpan - or you can get your Brookville body with a '32 floorpan already installed.
    Hope this helps, S/P
  6. Muncie added a post in a topic New Content   

    There is a sort on the left of the screen after you hit new content where the list of topics should be - click the filters you want and should be good to go.  I've fumbled fingered and errantly changed the preferences - yeah, right in front of me but took a while to find it...just had to reset.
  7. Muncie added a post in a topic Just a Heads Up!   

    that's good news! - remember reading your articles and glad you are back
  8. Muncie added a post in a topic MPC 32 Ford America Graffiti Milner's car   

    of course, in real life, that two lane black top Chevy with the big block (even in Graffiti form) would have thoroughly wasted Milner's coupe. oh well.. still enjoyed the movie
  9. Muncie added a post in a topic AMT '32 Ford Street Rod Box Art Build.   

    nicely done, I'm a fan of the old AMT '32 Ford kits -
  10. Muncie added a post in a topic MPC 32 Ford America Graffiti Milner's car   

    If you don't mind die cast, the Revell 1/25 die cast Graffiti coupe kit is the best one right out of the box... It's not a current kit, but shouldn't be difficult to find
  11. Muncie added a post in a topic 57 chevy four door hard top or sedan   

    Watch out for the height of the roof, The Monogram 1/2 kit is a BelAir hardtop - like a two door of the blue car in your reference pictures.  The black and white is a sedan.  The roof on a sedan is two inches taller than the hardtop.  The BelAir four door hardtop is top of the line and would probably be too deluxe for a police department - but it would be cool!
  12. Muncie added a post in a topic Chevy SS Throwback Scheme...Not what you might think.   

    now that's cool!
  13. Muncie added a post in a topic Got an MRI today   

    Good to have this elevated to the MRI stage.  I share the anxiety about the machine - just had to turn the brain off for 20 minutes...
    So, did you look at the disc?  The files should open with a program on your computer.  Interesting stuff and you may find a new avatar.
  14. Muncie added a post in a topic GMP Sprint Car kits 1/18   

    not sure about the GMP sprint car kit - but have a couple of others.  The GMP kits are basically un-assembled versions of their die-cast with multiple building options in the kit. So that means good detail, lots of stuff in the box, and fairly straight forward buildablility.  Nice kits.
  15. Muncie added a post in a topic 1/24 or 1/25 Centerline autodrags   

    The Futurattraction wheels are awesome - just got some for some projects in the queue and the customer service is also top notch.