howsthat1959

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  1. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    I was incorrect about the tool storage. After looking further, it appears that the early single central locking nut wheels could not facilitate holding the prop rod as the later five bolt wheels did. The later wheels have a hole in the center for the prop stand rod (which is also used to remove and install the wheel covers).
  2. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   


    I'm afraid I may have left out some info about the ignition system. The external intake manifold engine has the points breaker under the manifold where the disttibutor would be. Two wires run from it to two coils. Each coil fires twice...one for the timed spark and a wasted one on an exhaust stroke of a different cylinder.


  3. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Whats In the Box Citroen DS19 Kit Review   

    I'm afraid I may have left out some info about the ignition system. The external intake manifold engine has the points breaker under the manifold where the disttibutor would be. Two wires run from it to two coils. Each coil fires twice...one for the timed spark and a wasted one on an exhaust stroke of a different cylinder.


  4. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    My DS is a European model and as far as I know, the prop was usually carried in the spare. It sits on a peg tool that is used to set the height of the prop when in use. In all the cars I'v eve looked at (and that's hundreds) the spare is arrange as such, with the three stap thing holding it all in place.
  5. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    I did some research and given the details of the kit, the model is based on a 1959 DS19 and earlier (if you do not use the distributor supplied in the kit). Cars of this vintage did not use distributors but had two coils and a points breaker mechanism to fire the spark. These early cars had an external intake manifold (like the kit) which did not allow for the fitting of distributor. Later cars had an internal intake manifold. 1960 cars had vents in each fender to help cool the hydraulic fluid system which the model does not.
    As for the spare tire, it should be mounted upside down and should have a "jack stand" stored inside the tire. The jack stand was used to raise one side of the car using the adjustable suspension to enable tire changes. Pix shown.

  6. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Whats In the Box Citroen DS19 Kit Review   

    I did some research and given the details of the kit, the model is based on a 1959 DS19 and earlier (if you do not use the distributor supplied in the kit). Cars of this vintage did not use distributors but had two coils and a points breaker mechanism to fire the spark. These early cars had an external intake manifold (like the kit) which did not allow for the fitting of distributor. Later cars had an internal intake manifold. 1960 cars had vents in each fender to help cool the hydraulic fluid system which the model does not.
    As for the spare tire, it should be mounted upside down and should have a "jack stand" stored inside the tire. The jack stand was used to raise one side of the car using the adjustable suspension to enable tire changes. Pix shown.

  7. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    RE: The Heller 1/16 DS19 Kits
    I've built the cabrio and found that it went together pretty well. The doors didn't fit to well though. I figure the sedan would be the same. Detailing the car was easy...I just went into the garage and looked at my 1968 'D' for reference.
    Sorry about the dust in some of these pix. Even in a case, dust finds its way in....
    http://public.fotki.com/howsthat1959/heller-ds19-cabrio-116/
     
  8. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    RE: Bumper Guards

    I own a 1959 Ford retractable hardtop and have a copy of the full Ford parts books (1949-1959).

    Under the bumper section it only shows the 57 Wagon/Sedan Delivery/Ranchero with a bumper and bumper guards (with the license plate lamps mounted in the guards). The low line Fords have a smaller bumper with the license plate mounted on the body and lamp as part of the plate holder. The Fairlane 500 bumpers are much bigger and have the license in a bumper recess with lamps mounted in the side of the bumper recess.

    I suppose it could have been possible to get a different bumper on the Wagons with some other configuration of license/lamps and not guards via the dealer.

    They got rid of this foolishness in 1959 and had one bumper/license/lamps for all cars (except TBird, of course).
  9. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1965 IH co 190 truck and trailer pt1   

    Opened fine for me (running Windows 8.1.) Nice work on the truck.
  10. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Mack DM600 Interior Green?   

    Well, that settles it.....thanks
  11. howsthat1959 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Mack DM600 Interior Green?
    The kit instructions state that hard parts (dash, heater, etc) are painted a light (mint) green (unless the buyer specifies something else, I would think.) Is this correct
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  12. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic Mack DM600 Kit Engine   

    You're correct. Looking closely the air compressor is part of #290. I assumed it would be on the belt assembly somewhere.
  13. howsthat1959 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Mack DM600 Kit Engine
    Just received the Mack DM600 kit and, unless I'm missing something, the engine does not seem to have an air compressor.

    How would the air compressor be mounted on the kit engine (as well as an A/C compressor?)

    Thanks
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  14. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Riviera Curbside Custom - DONE!   

    Fantastic interior...what technique do you use to attach the piping so neatly?
  15. howsthat1959 added a post in a topic 1960 Lincoln Continental   

    I own a 1960 Lincoln convertible and it truly is a big car (but surprising easy to drive). There are longer cars (Cadillac and Lincolns from the 70's with 5 mph bumpers). But the 58-60 Lincolns are by far the biggest unit body cars ever made.