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  1. Muncie added a post in a topic Early funnycars..magneto or distributor?   

    here's a pic - by the mid-70's, in the Monza funny car era, the Mallory Super Mag II magneto was the most popular ignition in funny car and top fuel.  Mallory mags used an external coil (transformer)
    The Super Mag II had a regular socket terminal cap.  Plug wire retainers came later.
    The magneto in the '70's Revell kits is a nice part, the coil is molded as part of the engine block behind the blower drive.
  2. Muncie added a post in a topic Drag car rear end   

    consider using the four link suspension from another kit - the Rherer-Morrison Camaro pro-stock would be a good donor - it has an accurate four link suspension with the narrowed Ford 9 inch rear axle with good detail.  It also has the wheel tubes and chassis to work with the four link.  Just cut the back half of the chassis off, trim to fit, and swap it with the stock chassis. Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but it works.
  3. Muncie added a post in a topic Drag Racing Decals   

    Whoopie Kat Decals - http://whoopiekatdecals.com/
  4. Muncie added a post in a topic Curbside models in competition   

    Contest rules vary so much that it is difficult to say.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say most curbside contests don't require an engine except for any part that may be visible with the hood closed. - common sense I guess.  The oil pan and underside of the engine that would be visible from the side with four wheels on the ground should also be finished.  Some builders leave the rest of the underside unfinished and some I've seen have been pretty rough.  I try to make the underside at least look finished even if there is no chassis or suspension - I know it's there.
  5. Muncie added a post in a topic bolt pattern question   

    8 lug?  could it be 6-1/2"?
    it appears everything popular 8 lug is 6-1/2" bolt circle - Ford, GM, Dodge
  6. Muncie added a post in a topic AMT 1983 Chevy Camaro Z28 Kit Review   

    Chris, thank for another great review - you're correct, never owned one but drove a buddy's Z28 to Billings Mt and back in a long weekend - 1800 miles, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening - the things we did when we were younger.  Round 2 may have never had the right vintage tires in their inventory - the original issue of the kit came with the Polyglas GT Goodyears - correct for size, but the wrong tire for 1983.  I robbed the kit for the wheels to build a model of my S10. other parts eventually drifted into other projects.  Never thought I'd see this kit reissued, good to have it back.
  7. Muncie added a post in a topic Good source for Studio27 PE and decals?   

    there may be others but take a look at M & S hobbies - http://www.mshobbies.com/ - they are always a vendor at the NNL West.
  8. Muncie added a post in a topic Dead Center Hole Locator   

    There is no disagreement -  we're talking about different things.  
    Telescoping sections of tubing can be used can be used to locate and drill a hole in the center in the end of a rod - no doubt here.  I like the ideas that have been posted and they answer the important "how to " question in the first post.
    Just adding some information to identify the tool in the link on the first post.  It's a different tool that is used to transfer the mounting hole locations from a bracket to a bulkhead and drill a specific size hole for the hardware.  There is a cone at the end of the tool that fits into the hole on a bracket to locate the drill. It's a strange spring loaded device with one function. I ended up with one in a closeout grab bag that had some things I needed at the LHS. Figured out what ii was but no use for it.
    difference is - one tool locates from the outside diameter of a rod, the other locates from the inside diameter of a mounting hole.
  9. Muncie added a post in a topic Dead Center Hole Locator   

    I've noticed that this is an old thread.  The tool in the original post is not described very well on the web link but it is for transferring a mounting hole in a model aircraft engine bracket to a flat bulkhead.  It would be of little use for finding the center of the end of a rod piece of rod.  However, we have a great forum here that has supplied several good methods that will get the job done.
  10. Muncie added a post in a topic House of Kolor 1 oz bottles   

    Mike, good to know,
    I like that! another good vendor
    I enjoy  going to Coast when I'm in southern California - its a cool store, but I've also ordered paint from Scale Finishes
  11. Muncie added a post in a topic House of Kolor 1 oz bottles   

    Coast Airbrush in Anahiem can do HOK in small sizes, I believe two oz. is the smallest, great people and customer service, interesting place, they can also set you up with the reducers and clears
  12. Muncie added a post in a topic Hobby shops in the Portland OR area   

    They were thinking about closing at the end of last year, but reorganized and downsized a bit instead - they were open a couple of months ago.  It may be worth a phone call unless a person has other reasons to go thru Albany. 
      ------   update - Good catch Gerry, thank you for the follow-up, sometimes things change quickly and I was not up to date.. Their web site shows ASA in Albany closed the doors at the end of July.  They will be missed
  13. Muncie added a post in a topic Hobby shops in the Portland OR area   

    Craig,   If you get to Powell's Books, a great art supply store is a short walk away.  Blick Art has lots of things that can be used for building model cars - paints, markers, tools, materials....  Might have to check to see what is allowed on the airplane.  Powell's is at 10th and Burnside, Blick is at 11th and NW Glisan.  This is the alphabet district - the streets in order are Burnside, Couch, Davis, Everett, Flanders, Glisan.
  14. Muncie added a post in a topic Hobby shops in the Portland OR area   

    Tammies in Beaverton
    Hobbytown in SE Portland (Happy Valley) - not the one in Wilsonville
    Hillsboro Hobbies in Hillsboro
    Coyote Hobbies in Oregon City
    ASA Hobbies in Albany has old kits
    These shops have a decent assortment of current kits and paints, but little aftermarket or old kits.
    Frankly, I'd spend more time on your Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives list.  Micro breweries are big in Portland and most have great food with good prices.
    Now for the interesting stuff - 
    Beaches Cruise In  every Wednesday evening at Portland International Raceway thru the end of September - Average is about 600 cars, could be 200 if it rains or if it is over 100 degrees - on a good night late in September, it will be over 2000 cars.  Live music, Food is good there and it also includes the 1/8 mile grudge drag racing,  Hot Rods, Pre-1973 and Corvettes get in, outside parking and shuttle for the civilian cars.
    World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville - Muscle cars are the featured display right now, but plenty of race cars as well, big collection of Mickey Thompson cars. Easily worth the short drive from Portland.
    Hope you have a great trip and get a chance to look around
  15. Muncie added a post in a topic Scale Finishes - Blotchy Paint   

    agree with all of the comments and possibilities above - it could be any of these things or a combination
    plus bonus one more possibility - there may be contamination or moisture in the air supply - (it's happening on multiple projects so that's kind of a clue) - drain the tank, check the filter and maybe add something to take moisture out of the air.  Basements are tricky because they can pickup moisture thru the walls from the ground.