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nitro norman

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  • Scale I Build 1/25-1/24

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  • Location Rock Hill,S.C.
  • Full Name Norman Harold Baker

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  1. nitro norman added a post in a topic Ramchargers rail   

    great job ! It's about time for a rerelease of this one.
  2. nitro norman added a post in a topic Unraveling The Snake Pit   

    I have never had the opportunity to meet Mr, Keeler. I would love to ask him how he came up with the idea for Dodge Fever. What were his influences ,etc. I would really like to hear why he decided on a monocoque chassis . Back then ,as a 12 yr old ,I had no idea what a monocoque chassis was. It is interesting  that this was several years before Mickey Thompson or Barry Setzer tried it in the real world. Along with Jim Keeler, Hank Borger and Don Emmons greatly influenced my model building in those days. I was also amazed by the work of Richard Carroll, but I had no idea how he built the stuff he did. That guy was truly in a class by himself.
  3. nitro norman added a post in a topic Unraveling The Snake Pit   

    I still have the original magazine with these articles. Jim Keeler was a man ahead of his time His series of articles on building Dodge Fever 2 still amazes me every time I look at them. I learned to detail dragster and funny car engines from his articles. I use to amaze my friends with the skills I learned from those magazines. LOL
  4. nitro norman added a post in a topic Revellion   

    Great job ! i have'nt thought about this kit in years. Seeing it brings back so many memories of the time I built it as a kid.
  5. nitro norman added a post in a topic R B Motion   

    I have'nt been on here for a while, sorry I'm late,but thanks for the help.
  6. nitro norman added a post in a topic R B Motion   

    Close is fine with me.
  7. nitro norman added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    R B Motion
    I need some help concerning R B Motion's tie rod ends, tubing ,etc. I have never used their parts before and would like to get some to replace the suspension parts in a Polar lights funny car kit. My question is what size should I order? If anyone has experience with these parts, I would greatly appreciate the help.
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  8. nitro norman added a post in a topic The Howard Cams Rattler   

    Nice work. I wish Revell would reissue this kit.
  9. nitro norman added a post in a topic 1970 Motown Missile   

    Good Job ! I've heard a lot of bad things about Reiable Resin. Did you have any problems with them ?
  10. nitro norman added a post in a topic Revell 1962 Corvette Gasser   

    Nice work  I got this kit a couple of weeks ago. I really like the wheels and tires in this kit. I am using them on an altered wheelbase 55 Chevy I'm building. Again, very nice , clean work.
  11. nitro norman added a post in a topic Candies & Hughes   

    Nice job ! Those Candies and Hughes cars were always beautiful.
  12. nitro norman added a post in a topic Studebaker Gasser   

    Great job and beautiful paint ! This is one of the best builds I've seen of this kit. I know you enjoyed those headers. They are probably the most difficult part of this kit. I remember seeing this model for the first time in a dime store in Lancaster SC. I don't know how old I was, but I must have stood there for 30 minutes looking at the beautiful art on that box. I still think it is one of the best pieces of model car box art ever produced. Again, great job and by the way, that kit chrome looks just fine.
  13. nitro norman added a post in a topic Johan kits   

    That's what I call a good answer. Thanks for the help.
  14. nitro norman added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Johan kits
    Does anyone know who owns the old Johan company these days. They put out some great drag kits. I wish Round 2 could get these kits and rerelease them.
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  15. nitro norman added a post in a topic 69 Corvair flat top drag car   

    I thought you might like to see this.