AC Norton

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About AC Norton

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  • Birthday 05/01/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/24,1/25

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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 What did you get today?   

    just bought the new release AMT Grand Slam 65 Pontiac Gran Prix, large artwork box, and an AMT  3n'1 1925 Ford Double T kit.....both are very nice pieces...the Ace,,,,,
  2. AC Norton added a post in a topic Don Grotheer 1970 Cuda   

    very, very, nice build here , Roger....one of the nicest early pro stock Mopars  in my book......terrific work....best,,,the Ace....
  3. AC Norton added a post in a topic Wonder what's next from Round2 AMT ?   

    well, what did the Spice Girls sing....' tell ya' what I want,  ,,what I really, really  want....all the Gasser series boxes with the pop up drag strip display,,,,the double Willys  and 32 Ford kit as shown above, any and all of the race/ drag team sets like the 68 Shelby drag team, Cal Combo awb Falcon / Galaxie  set, ....even a new twist on the awb Nova Indy drag set,,,,we know the early Nova wagon is history,,,,soooo why not change the box art slightly but have the 65 El Camino camper towing the trailer with awb 65 Nova,,,,,,,,all the MPC 70s era pro stock kits too,,,,and many more, but its bedtime so i'll  sign off ...lol....the Ace.......
  4. AC Norton added a post in a topic Questions for the builders out there   

    ......you said it all, Bill....no cut on any one of these builds, as mentioned I'm deep into one myself presently. owning a truly mint 68 Roadrunner  from 1975 to 1986, that I hardly drove, they are in my top 5 favorites of all time. its just a kit that has never really looked correct, from any angle including stance, front track, and as we mentioned, other problems too. still, its the only game in town if you love 68 Roadrunners, and if you want  a 69 GTX  by JOHAN, now your hunting and paying,,,and I mean paying......I bought a sealed one a couple months back, and I'm still just eating KD....lol......best,,,the Ace.....
  5. AC Norton added a post in a topic Questions for the builders out there   

    identical, Jerry....don't get me wrong,,, I don't want to rain on someone's parade, however  as nice in some areas as these 2 kits are,,,the quarter panel shape is incorrect, the stance  ends up sitting too low at the rear, the front track is too inboard in my view, and on and on.....the GTX emblems on the lower quarters are too small, the grille is just 'off ' when you compare it to an actual one as well. the 68 RR has very poor tail lights, they need some work or just to be replaced with aftermarket ones now made....I'm almost done with a drag 68 RR at this point, and even though its ok at this point, it will be a long time before I pop out another...oh, one other thing, the hood for both cars falls thru the fender edges too, so the sides need shimming up with some plastic strip as well.....oh, the interior panels have to be filed, then sized up with the dash, which sits up too high on one side, and all need to be squared just right, otherwise when fitting your interior inside using all the glass, it ends up fitting poorly...all can be corrected here with the interior, Jerry, but best I mention this now,,,and the clutch/brake pedals almost drag on the carpet, so they need a total refitted. make certain your engine bay parts align perfectly as well, otherwise your front end pieces will fit poorly....I glued the firewall, and both left and right inner panels together on the chassis to align everything before final assembly too. install your rad support last, after the engine is in,,,,it can be all glued as a unit first, but that makes it all the more difficult dropping your engine in.....best, the Ace...
  6. AC Norton added a post in a topic Junior Stock drag racing question   

    ....one other thing as well.....fender well exit headers were the order of the day in that era for these cars, so some scratch building will be in your future ...lol.......the Ace...
  7. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT 1925 T BUCKET BODY......ARE THERE SEVERAL VARIATIONS...   

    thanks again, Bill, as usual our members here make it easy with the answers.....this is a new idea for me, but I am interested in building a neat little rod from this....and that Lincoln mill is just too good to dismiss for this car, its just so nice with the six carbs and all.... best,  the Ace...
  8. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT 1925 T BUCKET BODY......ARE THERE SEVERAL VARIATIONS...   

    thanks for that, Art.....I'll run with what I have then, just wanted to be certain, and knew that our esteemed members would have all the answers, as usual.....best, the Ace...
  9. AC Norton added a topic in Where's Waldo?   

    HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM SPEEDFREAK GENE LATELY....
    .....getting a bit worried about GENE AHART,,,known on the forum as SPEEDFREAK......I had been emailing him back and forth as he was using a computer at his local library ,,,and I had been talking on the phone back and forth with Gene the last couple of months....he is going thru some terrible personal hardships presently with health issues, and family problems as well. if any member has any info, please let me know....I am getting worried ....the Ace....
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  10. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT 1925 T BUCKET BODY......ARE THERE SEVERAL VARIATIONS...   

    great point, Bill.....I think I would build a 60s era mild street rod, similar to the box art. thanks for jumping in here, I'm not as well versed at the 20s thru 40s vintage era cars, stock or rod builds, as usually sticking with muscle/ drag cars 60s-70s era, I appreciate help on details like this. I also read your info regarding the Linclon engine in this kit, about the valve covers and such, and wondered as well,,,,my kit has the regular heads with even port spacing, but it also has an intake with other heads molded to the sides that looks interesting....any thoughts on that, Bill....thanks as well...the Ace....
  11. AC Norton added a post in a topic Junior Stock drag racing question   

    Jere  Stahls 57 sedan ran D/S in the 64-65 era.....now, not sure if that was a fuelie or carb deal....but most 55, 56, 57 chevys  in Jr. Stock at the time were down there in I, J, K....etc, so i'll bet if you did a bit of research you may find his was a fuelie. I also remember a 57 wagon that ran out of Jenkins shop  in that era, and it ran F/S in 1968, and if it was up that high, it probably may have been a fuelie as well....the Ace....
  12. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT 1925 T BUCKET BODY......ARE THERE SEVERAL VARIATIONS...   

    .......sooooo, the hinges on the one side is correct here, and I should just prep, paint, and be happy...just checking...thanks, the Ace..
  13. AC Norton added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT 1925 T BUCKET BODY......ARE THERE SEVERAL VARIATIONS...
    ...just a question for the street rodder/ antique car builders on our forum....I recently bought AMT KIT NO. 670/12  2011 issue 1925 model T  Ford double kit, and wondered if other versions of the AMT T kits had a better T bucket body compared to this one.....as most of you already know, this one is different one side to the other, hinges and door lines on one side, and not the other. just thought I'd ask, as kits such as these are unfamiliar territory for me, who has always just built drag/ muscle cars generally. I would like to build something using the bucket body, so wondered if  you experts in this area could school me.....thanks in advance, boys..........the Ace....
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  14. AC Norton added a post in a topic Amt Der beetle bus.....   

    .......the second post in this topic is from a fella that got one and hates it by the sound of it....maybe he'd post pics if you asked him....mines the regular yellow one, and its great, considering I never buy weirdo stuff, but it was just too fun to pass up...the Ace...
  15. AC Norton added a post in a topic Cool Parts   

    ......at best...........the Ace....