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maxwell48098

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  • Full Name A.J. Ramming

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  1. maxwell48098 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Round 2 is looking for decal set suggestions.
    Saw this on another site.  Here's an opportunity to let your voice be heard.
    A.J.
     
    Round2 Decal Suggestions
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  2. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Hayes Clipper 100 1/25   

    Wow that turned out great.
     
    A.J.
  3. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Ford Transit Highway Service Cab   

    Awesome build.
     
    A.J.
  4. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    The shifter of the column is for the three speed transmission, while the floor shifter was for the transfer case.  Four speed Broncos has two floor shifters, one for trans, one for transfer case.
  5. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic My First Kitbash   

    Good minds think alike.  Here's one I did way back in 1983.
     




  6. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Revell 1966-'77 Ford Bronco   

    I haven't seen this mentioned here, but having worked in the service department of a Ford dealer from 1965 - 1972, I can assure you that the exhaust system on all Broncos of this era was a single exhaust pipe and muffler, not the dual exhaust with "Cherry Bomb" style mufflers.  Granted they rusted out within 18 months, but duals were never a factory option. The 289/302 engines were also low performance 2 bbl engines.  These were very peppy with the right axle ratios intended for off-roading.  Another thing is that these vehicles road like buckboards with any tire but the standard size passenger car style tread.  The optional mud/snow tires were hard as a rock on pavement, something the heavier pickups of this era reduced.
  7. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Ferguson Tractor from Heller   

    I used to work for a landscaper in the '60's who has a Ford-Ferguson tractor that was powered by an old 4 cylinder Ford flathead engine.  I remember having to do a tune-up on it one time and the plugs, points & condenser, distributor cap and wires that the auto parts store supplied were for a 1941 Ford truck engine. It was surprising the power that little guy had.
  8. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Ferguson Tractor from Heller   

    I used to work for a landscaper in the '60's who has a Ford-Ferguson tractor that was powered by an old 4 cylinder Ford flathead engine.  I remember having to do a tune-up on it one time and the plugs, points & condenser, distributor cap and wires that the auto parts store supplied were for a 1941 Ford truck engine. It was surprising the power that little guy had.
  9. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup   

    Great job as always.
     
    A.J.
  10. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby Clearance Sales.   

    Stopped by the two HLs in my area, and neither one had any truck kits on clearance.  Must have missed them.
     
    A.J.
  11. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Some interesting history on the venerable AMT '34 Ford Pick Up   

    In reading the review, the one thing I noticed is that when he wired the engine, he ran the wires to the back if the engine instead of running them to the distributor (that looks like a blob on many of the AMT flatheads) which is located in the front of the engine, below the generator and above the lower crank pulley.
  12. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Charlie,
    Glad you like my Seagrave Sedan.  I got some reference info from Matt Lee, but then living in the Detroit area, there have been several that over the years have been at local apparatus musters.  When I moved to Detroit in the late '70's they were still in use all over the city.  A friend of mine used to work for the DFD and we spent a day down at "the shops".  There were probably 10-15 of them in various states of repair, or going out of service.  The rust really took its toll on most of them after being on the streets for 15-20 years.
     
    A.J.
  13. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Here's the one I built in 1987 from the second set of Mike's castings.
     
     





  14. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

    The one thing that you have to keep in mind is that it is your model, so build it however you want.  Just have fun doing it to please yourself.
  15. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic What kind of builder are you?   

    I've been building model cars since 1958, trucks since the late '60's and fire apparatus since the early '70's.  I don't categorize myself as I build for the fun of it, and depending on the model, I can go all out on detail or just do a build that looks good on the shelf.  This is, and always has been, a hobby for me and when I don't find it fun, I take a brief break, but always end up coming back.  I must admit that I have always found it hard to build a model just like the one shown on the box, and have always done something to make every model I've built unique in one way or another.  I seldom try and duplicate a 1:1 truck, car, or piece of fire apparatus down to the smallest detail as that would be more taxing for me personally than to build something that is a reflection of what I have in my mind.