Johnt671

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  • Birthday 03/17/1950

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  • Location Sugarloaf, PA
  • Full Name John Romaine

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  1. Johnt671 added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    I got rid of my 95 Mercedes C280 money pit, and got this, an 08 Subaru 2.5i Legacy Limited with 39,000 miles.



     
    My other cars are a 98 Chrysler Sebring convertible, an 01 Chevy Monte Carlo SS, an 84 Pontiac Fiero SE with 233,000 miles. I posted pictures of them earlier in this thread so I won't post them again.
  2. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Take another Car Test   

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  3. Johnt671 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I've been looking at this one for a while, and got it today. Now I want to get a 60 Impala and no more buying for a while, just building.

  4. Johnt671 added a post in a topic As we get older our sight diminishes. Moving up to 1/16th scale might be an answer. Your picks . . .   

    I'm building this one. The big drawback is it's has some nice detaling on some of the kit, and not a lot of parts for the motor, and I don't have a supply of 1/16 parts to add to the kit. I did do some details like the wood firewall, dashboard with home cast resin gauges, and the floor under the driver. It will still be a nice buildup, though.


  5. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Beast to Beauty   

    Wow, what a difference!
  6. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1/16 Stutz Racer Started   

    My daughters home made resin guages worked out OK. I added some guage decals to add detail, they are more modern than the car, but they work OK I think.

    Front end shot.

    I made a basic firewall out of the plywood, and did some paint details on the engine.

    The other side of the engine.

     
  7. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Lindberg 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster   

    I found this on a box with Lindberg display cases.

  8. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 OTS   

    A very nice build of one of the best looking cars ever made.
  9. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Saddle Tan Paint   

    The Fiero Store sells a couple of shades of that color made by Sherwin - Williams.
    Here's a picture of the color for an 84 Fiero.


  10. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1/16 Stutz Racer Started   

    Started detailing the motor.


    A lot of the small parts are almost ready to glue. I used the mahogany wash on the wood dash, and my daughter made a resin copy of the gauges for the dash.
  11. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Using Prewired Distributors?   

    Thanks for the help.
  12. Johnt671 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Using Prewired Distributors?
    There must be a better way than the way I've tried to do this. The prewired dizzys have a long shaft on then, and the first one I tried to do I cut the shaft short. When I glued the dizzy on the motor and started working with the plug wires I keep breaking the the dizzy off the motor. Do you leave the shaft long so it goes further into the engine block? Help please.
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  13. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1/16 Stutz Racer Started   

    Opps, posted two of the same picture. Here's the right one.

  14. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1/16 Stutz Racer Started   

    Some progress, but not as much as I'd hoped. I became a grandpa for the second time today, so I was a bit distracted.
    Painted the motor a more correct shade of green instead of black.

    Started on the wooden dash using the birch plywood sheets I picked up.

    Tried to paint a wheel, hard for me with my unsteady hands, and started on the grill/radiator piece.

  15. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Lindberg 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster   

    Art has a few years on me, but he's right. Back in the day I was lucky to to be able to get my hands on a kit, much less paint for it. There wasn't the internet to find parts to custom build anything beyond what was in the kit. The nice thing was that most of the good kits, I'm talking the $1.98 ones, were build it three ways, so it was easier to build a nice spare parts supply. The main source for detailing were car magazines and if you were lucky a 1 to 1 car. I couldn't afford putty so it was glue it together and imagine with it would look like if I had a real one. Before I went in the service I remember using thread for brake lines and plug wires. and when I put a Hemi in a mid 60's Ford Falcon using a butter knife heated on a stove to trim the engine compartment so it would fit. Mom didn't like it much, but Dad was a modeler so he let me do it.
    I'm trying to increase my skills with each model I do, so some form of custom might not be out of the question, While I was taking the pictures, I was going over my spare motor supply, but I may  have traded for one that would be a nice look.

    I'm more of a sleeper type of car, so I'm not thinking too much custom body work But some 50 style wheels and tires would look nice. I'm not sure when I'll start this but maybe when I finish the 1/16 Stuz I'm doing now.