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AC Norton

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  1. Basic, clean, sweet...and just plain terrific....great piece, gotta buy one this weekend.....best, Ace...
  2. Thanks, Don, for the pic and info....the USA 1 car or slant nose design would not use this, but, it would come in handy for the early car as you show, because even though the Grumps early car did not use one, later pics show that it did in 72 and 73, and many other racers with the early cars used one too....again, appreciate this so much....stay safe...Ace..
  3. Don, will that USA 1 spoiler fit nicely on the early Grumps body.....thanks, Ace...
  4. Thanks, Don....my Grumps do not have one, but as mentioned some Ebay sellers show loose parts from Grumps with one.... I will get a Larson one at some point too....does that spoiler of yours look to fit the 72 style car properly.....thanks, Ace..
  5. Matchbox makes a very nice, quality line these days....been buying them for many years, and the 2022 upcoming items are going to be great too....enjoy...Ace...
  6. HELLO EVERYONE,,,,, I CRACKED OPEN TWO OF THE REISSUE GRUMPYS VEGA KITS, AND BOTH ARE VOID OF A FRONT SPOILER...I MENTION THIS AS VARIOUS EBAY PARTS SELLERS SHOW THAT FOR GRUMPYS AND THE USA 1 LARSON CAR THAT THEY CONTAIN A FRONT SPOILER, EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT SEE ANY REFERENCE TO THIS ON THE INSTRUCTION SHEET....ANYBODY OUT THERE IN ' PLASTIC LAND' HAVE ANY THING TO ADD HERE, AS I HAVE SEEN THIS ON EBAY SEVERAL TIMES NOW.... THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR INPUT HERE.....STAY SAFE, ACE...😥
  7. PERSONALLY, I HAVE NOT BUILT ANY MILITARY KITS IN YEARS.....BUT I USED TO AS WELL....FIGURES, 1/35 AND 1/72 HO/OO AIRFIX, 1/72 AND 1/76 ARMOUR, 1/35 ARMOUR. EVEN SOME AURORA MONSTER AND TV RELATED KITS FOR A FRIEND AT ONE POINT,,,,BUT, CARS ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE TOP INTEREST FOR ME....THOSE GOOD OL' MPC, AMT, JOHAN, ETC MUSCLE CARS, DRAG CARS, PICKUPS AND ALL , LIKE MICHAEL CORLEONE SAYS...' PULL ME BACK IN' EVERYTIME....HECK, I LOVE 1/64 DIECAST VEHICLES TOO, AND AM USUALLY TRIPPING OVER GUT LOADS OF THEM AROUND HERE AS WELL....ENJOY IT ALL, THAT'S MY ADVISE,,,IF YOU LIKE IT AND ENJOY IT, TRY IT ALL............ACE..😅
  8. ....SOME MPC EARLY PRO STOCKERS, MPC 75-77 VENTURA, 71-72 ROAD RUNNER, AMT 72 VENTURA,,,,,AND THE AMT 69 COBRA HARDTOP, YES, YOU KNOW THE ONE....THEY WOULD BE THE TOPS OF MY HIT PARADE.......the ACE....😂
  9. THANKS JIM, FOR NEWS I WAS EXPECTING TO HEAR....I HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL POSSIBLE LEADS UP AROUND HERE TO GET THE OLDER GOOD STUFF, SO MAYBE LEARNING THE SHARPIES TREATMENT MAY BE THE WAY NOW.....BEST, ACE...
  10. HI JIM, IF I MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN ULTRA FOIL AND JUST CHROME BMF, WHICH IS THE BETTER OF THEM OF COURSE BOTH BEING JUNK, AS EVERYONE SAYS....I WILL BE ALMOST OUT OF MY NEW IMPROVED SHEET SOON....THANKS, ACE
  11. ......SO MY NEXT QUESTION IS....IF JUST ULTRA BRIGHT AND JUST CHROME BMF ARE THE ONLY TYPES AROUND THESE DAYS, WHICH IS THE BETTER OF THE TWO HERE, BEING EVERYONE IS SAYING BOTH ARE BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, IF I NEED TO GET SOME....THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR INPUT...ACE
  12. HI ROGER, LOOKS LIKE THE AMT AND NOT THE MPC....THE TRIM DETAIL IS VERY SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ON THE CAB, AS I RECALL, AND, THE NEW KIT HAS THE BOWTIE BADGE AS A SEPARATE PIECE TO INSTALL, WHERE THE ORIGINAL HAD THE BADGE AS PART OF THE GRILLE SECTION...BTW, I ALSO SEE FROM SOME RECENT BUILDS OF THE NEW KIT, THE GRILLE/ BUMPER AREA SEEMS TO FIT LESS PERFECT THAN THE MPC....THE NEW CHASSIS IS IDENTICAL, BUT SPORTS DUAL EXHAUST WHERE THE ORIGINAL WAS SINGLE PIPE ONLY....ROGER, IF YOU CHECK YOUTUBE, THERE IS AN EXTENSIVE BUILDUP OF THE NEW KIT POSTED, AND IT WILL DISPLAY ALL YOU ARE WISHING TO KNOW....HOPE THIS HELPS.....REGARDLESS OF THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THIS KIT, I STILL LOVE IT...LOL.....BEST, ACE....😅
  13. EBAY ITEM NUMBER....174872333004.....MPC 72 CHEVELLE SS SLASHER KIT.....CAN BE BUILT STOCK, BUT YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN STOCK WHEELS....NICE KIT, CURRENT BID 30 BUCKS....MUCH EASIER than a slice and dice on taking a 70 to a 71/72 car....much easier...hope this helps...Ace.....
  14. VERY, VERY SHARP....GREAT LITTLE TRUCK, AND LIGHTNING FAST BUILD..... ACE...😅
  15. ABSOLUTE KNOCKOUT......JUST AS GOOD AS IT GETS....LOVE IT, THANKS FOR SHARING, the ACE...☺️
  16. I HAVE , UNFORTUNATELY PURCHASED ONLINE FROM TIME TO TIME, A FEW RACING CHAMPION 1/64 PIECES THAT SUFFERED FROM THAT CRACKING PAINT PROBLEM....RIGHT IN THE CAN THEY GO, BECAUSE AS STATED HERE THERE IS NO FIX UNLESS A COMPLETE PAINT RESTORATION IS IN THE WORKS....CHEAPER TO JUST WAIT AND FIND A MINT ONE, I WOULD SAY.....ACE..
  17. I HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED ALL THESE MEASURING DETAILS, BUT WILL STICK WITH USING THE BMF I HAVE ON HAND....IF I START USING KITCHEN FOIL, IT WILL END UP THAT I WON'T HAVE WHAT'S NEEDED TO COOK DINNER...LOL.....the ACE...😂
  18. I HAVE LOTS OF EACH OF HOT WHEELS AND MB, AS WELL AS OTHER 1/64 VEHICLES, BUT YOUR COMMENT ABOUT ' LOST THERE WAY' STANDS SO TRUE....THE AMOUNT OF PURE JUNK ONE NOW SEE'S ON THE PEG'S IS SICKENING....YEARS BACK WHEN I SPOTTED THE FIRST HW TOILET SEAT I KNEW TROUBLE WAS BREWING...LOL...THEY ARE TARGETING CHILDREN I SUPPOSE, AND YOUR COMMENT ABOUT JDM...YAWN...IS ALSO FACT...HOT WHEELS HAVE HIT THAT MARKET HARD THE LAST FEW YEARS, AND I CAN TELL YOU HERE IN CANADA IT'S ABOUT ALL THEY ALL JUMP FOR....MATCHBOX AND MAISTO ALL THE WAY FOR THIS GUY.....the ACE...😄
  19. ALL I CAN ADD TO THIS VERY NEAT THREAD IS THAT I HAD THE 71 WEDGE BY MPC IN THE FALL OF 71, GRACED BY AN MPC 71 CAMARO PRO STOCKER, AND REGARDLESS OF ITS TANDEM SET UP, I JUST LOVED IT....AND STILL LOVE IT NOW, AS I HAVE BOUGHT 2 OF THE NEW ISSUES AND MAY GET MORE....ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING MPC KITS EVER, AND AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS FROM HAVING MY ORIGINAL, IT STILL GIVES ME THAT BUZZ .....THATS MY 2 CENTS....the ACE....😂
  20. I'LL BE SHORT AND SWEET....JUST OUTSTANDING, PERIOD.......the ACE...😉
  21. HUMIDITY WOULD BE THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF....I USE TAMIYA EVERYTHING FOR SPRAYS AND HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MYSELF.....ALL I CAN OFFER...ACE..
  22. WOW, MICHELLE, YOU BUILT A BEAUTY HERE, NICE WHEEL CHOICE TOO....EVERY TIME I CHECK OUT YOUR CARS THEY GET BETTER AND BETTER....THANKS FOR SHARING, ACE....😅
  23. I HAVE CHECKED UP AROUND MY AREA, AND MADE SOME EBAY INQUIRIES ABOUT GETTING ' NEW IMPROVED CHROME ' SOME WHERE, WITH NO POSITIVE RESULTS..... I PERSONALLY HAVE ENOUGH FOR 2, MAYBE 3 REGULAR BUILDS WITH SMALL SCRAPS LEFT OVER, BUT THATS IT....APPEARS THIS IS BECOMING A PROBLEM FOR MANY OF US......ALL THE NEWS THATS FIT TO PRINT....ACE...😒
  24. NICE PIECE, MICHELLE....GREAT COLOR FOR A 'CUDA....THANK YOU FOR SHARING...BEST, ACE..😅
  25. WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO LIST, IF WE ARE TALKING A 60 YEAR SPAN,,,,BUT CURRENTLY THIS SECOND, ' GANGS OF LONDON' ON THE AMC NETWORK....IT'S A TRUE MIND BLOWER, IF THE ULTRA VIOLENT MODERN ERA BAD GUYS IS YOUR THING....BUT, IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO PREFERS THE MORE MAINSTREAM SO-CALLED DRAMA GARBAGE ON THE REGULAR CHANNELS DURING PRIME TIME, THEN THIS MAY BE WAY TOO MUCH FOR YOU....JUST SAYIN'................THE ACE...😉
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