AC Norton

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About AC Norton

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  • Birthday 05/01/1955

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  • Location hamilton, ontario, canada
  • Full Name A.C. "the ACE" Norton

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  1. AC Norton added a post in a topic Toy animals in AMT kits   

    that's a good question, Carl....I will check some kits this aft. and get back on this....I think my 61 Galaxie and 62 Buick have them.......but not sure....the Ace.......UPDATE....the only kit I have is the 62 Buick Electra and it has a small baby elephant.....I checked my 64 Impala, 65 Gran Prix, 53 Ford p/u, 61 Ford, and reissues of similar vintage and have nothing else....sorry, that's not much help......the Ace....
  2. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT Part Number question   

  3. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT `68 Roadrunner   

    relax, Scott....I see no crows flying by. its always a mixed bag of what was and what was not in car options for a new model as RR was in 68. I only go by the car  I had and what my friends had also, and the info I got from the original owner. I know my 69 340 Swinger had the same type of mixed bag option and equipment combos too, but lets stick to this topic...lol....  best, the Ace
  4. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT `68 Roadrunner   

    yup, my carpet was black, even though the interior was tu tone brown/ tan.......I think the décor group option was added later in the year, but I could be wrong. my pillars were body color, and the wheel the taxi cab all plastic basic job. regardless of all spoken about above, it was one of my all time favorites of the many muscle cars I have owned thru well over 40 years.  I miss it even to this day......the Ace....
  5. AC Norton added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    well, you can have my share of Javelins if I can have all the rest....lol....the Ace.....
  6. AC Norton added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    just my 2 cents.....Johan was my favorite of all  of Detroit's big 3 being of course AMT, MPC, and JOHAN. they were basic and usually easy to build, yet the bodies and general look of most were just so darn nice. if I told you what I paid for a sealed 69 GTX Johan original last spring, you'd have me committed. but, to me, all the best of their kits  is worth every cent if they hold a special place in your heart for one reason or another. the 69 and 70 Roadrunners, GTX, 68-72 442s, Comet and Mavericks, SC/Rambler and AMXs, and a handful of others are some of the greatest IMO, but I doubt we will see them again reissued if the molds are history......the Ace....
  7. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT `68 Roadrunner   

    no, I don't, but its strange Martini always stressed that fact to me about having to be a 4 sp. ordered to get carpet. makes sense though, that basic stick cars would have rubber flooring.....wonder now after all these years back if mine , because of other options had carpet. it had p/s, p/b, trim mouldings, radio, but not sure if that mattered. I never got the build sheet, so who knows. as for you and your car, I recall most runners and all that hung  around at the AW with our group, but draw a blank about your car.....the Ace.........actually, the only 2 dark green runners that were part of our group were Bill Halls 69 and Neil McCarthys 69 as well. Bills was basic but had carpet, and Neils was fancy with buckets, console and more and also was all carpet. both were stick cars, and were dark green similar in color to the 69 340 Swinger I had prior to the beige 68 runner. Bernie Jordans was  black, Steve Wignalls was bronze, little Steves was medium blue, and Sandy Polskis was gunmetal gray after he had it painted. Bernies was an auto as was Sandys.............
  8. AC Norton added a post in a topic How to remove decals without damaging the paint   

    ..........I use the tape and pull method, but, that does not always yield the result wanted. keep in mind that even when this method works, if the removed decal was of quality and had plenty of adhesive under it, that too may leave a gray area that now needs to be polished or somehow removed as well. another way that I have found will work is to use Solvaset decal solution, but thinned down 50/50 with warm water. it takes patience and a watchful eye as not to apply too much until the decal starts to soften. it can affect some paints, so be careful here. best I can offer, but over the many years I have removed tons of decals and usually had a 75/25 average of good results.....good luck, hope some of this helps you.......best, the Ace....
  9. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT `68 Roadrunner   

  10. AC Norton added a post in a topic LETS GO BIRDWATCHING...FOR JUST 10.5 SECONDS...   

    thanks,Bill, for your nice comments here. this kit has many problems and pitfalls, as you know, but still can build into a decent car for the end result. I have a soft spot for these 68 runners, as I owned a really nice 383 car for years back in the day. as for the stance, or sitting correctly, out of box they all seem too low to me, but a bit of plastic and time fixes that quickly. anyhow, appreciate the comments from a renown builder such as yourself....best, the Ace....
  11. AC Norton added a post in a topic LETS GO BIRDWATCHING...FOR JUST 10.5 SECONDS...   

    thanks Alan, for your feedback. the Chevelle wagon stocker is a fall/winter project, along with a couple of other started stock/ super stock cars that will get attention in the upcoming months. i'll keep you posted.....best, the Ace...
  12. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    well, hopefully they will match the parts up as shown, but stranger things have happened. I assumed, for example, that the 69 Cuda released back in the winter would have hemi heads, or better yet, the hemi block as well to accompany the wedge, but as you know Mark, no dice. model companies sometimes surprise us with all the goodies, yet sometimes with none at all...lol......the Ace...
  13. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    .....gee, hope the white plastic parts you mention get chromed this time around..........I wasn't aware of that, never owning any issue of this car prior......that's interesting info, Gary, and thanks for jumping in here on that.......best, the Ace....
  14. AC Norton added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    ........just got home from a local meet.....scored a perfect mib original AMT Y910 69 CHEVELLE SS, great box, decal sheet, and most parts still on the trees.....not a bad Saturday morning.....the Ace....
  15. AC Norton added a post in a topic Survivor Restoration--'69 Chevelle Racer   

    ........just returned home from a local swap meet today, and, even though old, rare kits were few and far between,,,,I scored a mint in box original Y910 AMT CHEVELLE SS396 kit. nice box and all.....the only issue that actually had clear red tail light lenses and the original red lines.... the American Torque Thrusts in the original are quite nice as well.....I guess not a bad Saturday morning......the Ace....