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  1. Man, there's a whole bucket of cool! in that one - love it.
  2. you're good, rules here Race Entry Wildwood — T.R.O.G (theraceofgentlemen.com) It's down the page a bit. Aftermarket OHV conversions are OK on four cylinder engines
  3. Friday after Thanksgiving lunch - leftover turkey sandwich. Sorry, no pic, but it was good!
  4. Good to see a kit in 1/16 of the Green Elephant Vega, great looking car and it ran hard, too. I've always though it deserved to be a kit. Jeff Farris and Dave Holmes - Atlantis picked some good people to go over the 1/16 kit. The new wheels and tires in the 1/16 Charger Hawaiian funny car were an improvement over the originals, but still a little off.
  5. Sam, This turned out very well. I like the simple use of green, white and black with very minimal chrome on a couple of accent pieces - Clean paintwork and assembly - Well done. I have a partially built original kit that a buddy gave me long ago. He acquired it from a thrift store - I can see him now opening the box once, saw the soft vinyl interior parts and that was enough. He upholstered cars and air planes for a living. I figured with his experience, if he couldn't wrestle the vinyl pieces into place, there was no way that I could do it. You get extra respect from me for making that work.
  6. Mine was at the LHS this morning - looks really good, I'm glad to have it back.
  7. I won't ever be sending any money to Perry's again... I hope somebody else comes up with one.
  8. Wow, that thing sits right! Nicely done - love the colors - like both wheel choices, maybe the steelies a little better - looks good
  9. Looks like an idea with strong potential - Moog shows the same replacement lower control arm part number for S10 2-wheel drive 1982-2003. P/N rk62051
  10. I hear you - First rule of plumbing - any plumbing project, even the simplest most basic job, will take at least three trips to the hardware store... I just resign myself to that before starting. and I even worked in a hardware store in high school.
  11. There could be tons of extra parts if Atlantis gives us full trees. The parts trees in all three Revell Double Dragster kits are laid out similar - seven trees and a bag of tires one tree - the roadster body parts, white or gray or ... one tree - the dragster engine, chrome one tree - dragster body and frame - yellow for Mooneyes one tree - roadster frame - black one tree - chassis equipment and suspension for both the roadster and dragster - molded in silver (chrome in the parts pack) one tree - wheels for both the roadster and the dragster - molded in silver (chrome in the parts pack) one tree - for the roadster engine - chrome tires in a bag - enough for both the roadster and the dragster so, with reference to a couple of the trees, only half is used for the dragster- as Mark says the trees may be modified to cut down the extra parts or we may get more parts whatever we get, I'm happy and looking forward to seeing an old friend.
  12. Looks like the unofficial headlamp post - so here goes. So , let's give the 7" round sealed beam some love, too The 7" round sealed beam headlamp in the U.S. was not required by the Nazis or the Soviets, and not even the Feds... In 1940, there were no Federal requirements - each state had their own motor vehicle regulations. Thankfully, the state transportation departments worked together to standardize things or we could have had 48 different standards for manufacturers and motorists to comply with. The U.S Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Highway Safety Administration, and, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards all came about in the mid-1960's. The FMVSS apply to motor vehicle manufacturers so states still have their own requirements for vehicles on the road. Standardizing on a 7" sealed beam was an improvement over the previous headlamp technology. The reflector inside a non-sealed assembly could get dirty or rust/corrode, impairing the effectiveness of the lamp. Replacements lenses could be difficult to find for some of the smaller makes - imagine finding a lenses for a fifteen year old 1928 Hudson. The cost and availability of replacements was also a factor in the safety standards - headlamps don't work if you can't find or afford parts. The 7" round and 5-3/4" sealed beams were available everywhere at a very reasonable price - dealers, parts stores, hardware store, probably even some grocery stores.
  13. AB, This is looking really good - I have to think they usually had rubber floor mats in a cop car - easier to hose out the interior and get the car back in service. Cop cars also had the low end trim which would be rubber floor mats. Municipal budgets and all that. Are you going to make the rear axle detachable with a chain attached?
  14. I've been following along and enjoying this thread from the beginning. The Maverick is looking good. Well done Modified Eliminator was my favorite. Although I never saw it run, the Cross Reher Maverick was one of my favorite cars - I remember the article in Car Craft Magazine. As you mentioned, this car plays a part in the formation and history of Reher Morrison Shepherd. These guys figured out how to make a better Camaro drag racing car out of a Maverick.
  15. I think this says it - https://rowleyauctions.hibid.com/catalog/222979/ashbrooks-hobby-online-auction---july-29--wed-/ https://rowleyauctions-b.hibid.com/catalog/231993/ashbrooks-hobby-online-auction---oct--26--monday-/ not from that area, but hate to see it gone - it looks like it was an interesting place
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