Johnt671

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About 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 An Open Letter...   

    I go to a lot of full size car shows and always see people like that. I go to see other cars and talk to the owners. I also enjoy talking to others about my car, an 84 Pontiac Fiero with 233,000 miles on it.

    My car is a nice car and I win my share of trophys, I was once totally embarrassed by a guy I knew that won a trophy for his car, and went after the judges because I didn't get one. I overheard him told him that I didn't need anyone to speak for me and told the judge I was sorry for his actions. There were so cars there that were much nicer than mine. I haven't gone back to that show since then.
  2. Johnt671 added a post in a topic New member, first model in over 20 years. WIP   

    Nice looking work.
  3. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 66 Novabuild   

    So after doing the above tip I wound up with this. I'm happy with the way it stands, higher at the rear, I crazy glued the tires to the wheel backings and made a temporary shim to raise the rear. Now to make a nice set of shims and finally move on with this build.
    Thanks again for the help.

  4. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 66 Novabuild   

    Thanks Chris. And thanks Lizard for the tip. I did shorten the rear end, and sanded the wheel backing to move the tires in a bit. I sanded the the body a little more like you said to get a little more room, and that helped. now I'm looking to shim the rear spring to raise the rear stance higher which also should help. I went through my spare parts looking for a bigger wheel backing, and of course I only found one that is a tight fix on the tire. At least I've made some progress.
  5. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 66 Novabuild   

    I'm having problems with the wheel / tire fitment. The front tires that came with the kit stuck out too far, but that was an easy fix. I sanded the wheel backing down until the tires were under the fenders. The rear wheels and tires are a problem that I'm having a hard time overcoming. The slicks that came with the kit don't properly the wheels, but I think I could use them as I want lift the rear up some. I tried to glue the to the wheels to test the fit and stance but they keep coming off the wheels as soon as I touch them. They also hit the fender toward the front of the opening. I've sanded the inner fender to get a little more room But I can't gain enough. I've tried a few different size slicks from my parts box that were skinnier, but taller, but they don't work either.
    Has anyone else solved this challenge?
  6. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 66 Novabuild   

    The same red as the wheels and engine compartment, Duplicolor Inferno Red.
  7. Johnt671 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    66 Novabuild
    Started on this kit, I was going to build the Bill Jenkins version, but changed my mind.

    I'm building a street/strip version. It's always exciting when you get to this point on a build and really start to see the car.


    The full car picture is a mock up to see how it will look. Now to finish mounting the front wheels, and working or the final stance.
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  8. Johnt671 added a post in a topic How About Some Stalled Projects?   

    I only have one. Its a Lindberg Stutz race car. I have it almost done, but I don't have the skill to paint the tires black. I didn't like the plastic wood dashboard and floorboard so I made them out of wood, stained to match the red paint. My daughter made a resin casting of the gauges for me, but I can't finish tires.
     


  9. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    The other pic should be this.

  10. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    I got these at Ollies in Hazleton PA last week.


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

    I got these at Ollies today.


  12. Johnt671 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Looks like I just found something to do today.
  13. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1965 Pontiac 2+2   

    Nice job. I had the chance to get one of these at a flea market, but when I went back it was gone. I wish I grabbed it when I saw it.
  14. Johnt671 added a post in a topic 1914 Stutz Bearcat radiator grille color   

    I painted mine with brass brush paint.

  15. Johnt671 added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    This one was at the museum also. I think the officer who screwed up the most for the week must have driven this one as punishment.