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  1. cobra added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    As long as we're playing long shots, here's reaching for the moon:
    The IMC Chaparral 2E and Lola T-70
    The IMC Lotus 38 Ford Indy car
    The long lost (or never was) AMT 1911 Chevrolet Touring car. Maybe Round 2 could find the old tool and use it to craft a new steel tool. Would that then be a reissue or a new tool?
    I don't think I'll hold my breath waiting for any of these to pop up.
     
     
     
  2. cobra added a post in a topic Smallest small block Ford   

    Thanks Ace, for the answer to my question. Will check my "T" kits.  Okay, that being said, what is the most accurate 289 kit engine?
    And a big "thank you" for all the replies so far. Great information. A big help.
     
  3. cobra added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Smallest small block Ford
    I recall some years back there were kit reviews of a certain model where they criticized the small block Ford engine (289) for being undersized for accurate scale. I can't however remember what kit that was. I'm working on a tight fit engine bay and a slightly smaller small block would be a boon. Does anyone remember what kit this was or know which kit has the smallest 289/302 Ford?
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  4. cobra added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Resin single barrel carb
    I'm searching for a nice resin cast Carter single barrel carb or equal. Something kit based would be acceptable if really nicely detailed, but they all seem to be blobs that i've seen. Any tips appreciated. Thanks.
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  5. cobra added a post in a topic Lee Kits   

    Does a fish realize that he lives in water?

    Maybe only when he useta live in water?
  6. cobra added a post in a topic Which kit has the best HEMI?   

    I've always had a soft spot for the look of the 392 in the Hemi-Hydro.
  7. cobra added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Clearing homemade decals
    Had a little discussion with some friends about how to best protect homemade inkjet decals. Some say the spray in the decal kit is safest because it's compatible with the decal paper and other say to clear with the paint your going to clear the car with since it's more compatible with the final clearcoat. I'm confused and could use the boards advice. TIA.
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  8. cobra added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Fender flares
    Has anyone ever tried to flare out or stretch a set of rear fenders on a 1960's vintage car? Will hot water make the plastic soft and pliable enough? Or is there a better way? I'd like to push out the fenders on a Trans-Am racer I'm working on and could use a little advice. Thanks.
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  9. cobra added a post in a topic Polar Lights Funny Cars   

    "ps, isn't the mustang version a Cammer powerplant ?"

    Yes, it is, just one more reason I wondered if the chassis were different. Also, while we're on the subject, does anyone know if the rumored Tommy Grove Mustang will ever be released?
  10. cobra added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Polar Lights Funny Cars
    An interesting question came up at yesterday's club meeting and no one had the answer. Polar Lights did 3 basic funny car kits, a Cuda, a Charger and a Mustang. Are the chassis in each of them the same or are they different to suit the indiviual bodies, such as wheelbase, engine or seat location, etc? Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.
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  11. cobra added a post in a topic Pocono Drag Lodge Reunion   

    I've had several calls from people asking how to find the Pocono Drag Lodge. Here's how:

    From the North or South on I-81: Take I-81 to exit 170A. Take PA 115 South to Cosenza’s Restaurant @ Meadow Run Rd. Take a left on Meadow Run Rd, Drag Lodge Rd. is on the left ½ mile.

    From the South on I-476 (PA Turnpike NE Ext.): Take I-476 North to exit 105. Take PA 115 South to Cosenza’s Restaurant @ Meadow Run Rd. Take a left on Meadow Run Rd, Drag Lodge Rd. is on the left ½ mile.

    From the East on I-80: Take I-80 to exit 284. Take PA 115 North to Meadow Run Rd. Take a right at Cosenza’s Restaurant @ Meadow Run Rd, Drag Lodge Rd. is on the left ½ mile.

    From the West on I-80: Take I-80 to I-81 North to exit 170A. Take PA 115 South to Cosenza’s Restaurant @ Meadow Run Rd. Take a left on Meadow Run Rd, Drag Lodge Rd. is on the left ½ mile.

    The landmark at Cosenza’s Restaurant is the only traffic light for miles around, you can’t miss it.
    My brother suggests, "Turn left at Drag Lodge Rd. and go back about 50 years!" Hope to see you there.
  12. cobra added a post in a topic Pocono Drag Lodge Reunion   

    The trophies are in for the Pocono Drag Lodge contest. They're really nice. Hope to see everyone there.
  13. cobra added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Pocono Drag Lodge Reunion
    We're going to have a model contest at the Pocono Drag Lodge Reunion, August 11,2012. Three classes, Senior, Junior (age 15 & under) and Theme. The Theme is "Cars that Raced at the Pocono Drag Lodge". Build a model of the car you or a friend or family member raced at the Drag Lodge or of one of the many pro racers that ran match races or exhibitions at the Drag Lodge. Three trophies in each class, no limit on model entries, no entry fee with spectator admission, popular vote, no sweeps.

    http://drag.racersreunion.com/events/2012-pocono-drag-lodge-reunion-and-car-show

    Contacts: Charlie Hulsizer, 845-633-3662 or Tom Gunshannon, 570-288-8888
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  14. cobra added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Ross Gibson Engines?
    It seems I've misplaced a few parts to one of my engines. Can anyone tell me if I can order replacement parts from him?

    Thanks,
    Tom
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  15. cobra added a topic in General   

    Help get a stalled project moving again
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to get a stalled project restarted. I'm searching for some resin detail items and some decals. I hope someone can help me find the following:

    Resin cast representations of studs and nuts. Need hex nuts of around .03" inch, 3/4 inch in scale with a bit of stud sticking out the top. Washers under the nuts optional but not necessary.

    Resin cast Carter single barrel carbs or a decent looking approximation. All the kit carbs I can find are just lifeless blobs.

    A set of decals to do a Hudson Hornet stock car in 1/25 scale. You know the car, says "Fabulous Hudson Hornet 6" on the side. Marshall Teague or Herb Thomas drove them, among others.

    Finally, does anyone know if LMG Enterprises of Sheboygan, WI is still active?

    I know this is a lot to ask, but that's how this project got shelved in the first place. I'd sure like to get it back on the bench.
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