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  1. 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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  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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?
  7. 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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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. cobra added a post in a topic Sealing Red Plastic   

    Just want to add my thanks for all the advice. The BIN did the job for sealing the red plastic just fine. Used it over Varsity white primer, which was the usual joy of white on white, but what the heck. No one said modeling was easy. Had the same clogging problems with the Krylon nozzles, but they clean out easy with a little lacquer thinner and compressed air. But the project is moving along okay and you guys are the greatest. Thanks Steve and Bill and Bob, et al. Couldn't get by without you all!
  14. cobra added a topic in General   

    Need Some Masking Advice
    How long should I wait to mask for stripes after I put my paint in the dehydrator? Paint is Krylon lacquer. I don't want to pull up my paint or damage the finish with the masking tape. What about the tape? What's the safest masking agent to protect the base color? Thanks everyone!
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  15. cobra added a topic in General   

    Sealing Red Plastic
    What is the best rattle can sealer to seal off red plastic when overcoating with lacquer paint? Want to paint it white. So far all I have is pink. TIA
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