Russell C

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  • Location Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name Russell Cook

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  1. Russell C added a post in a topic Removing Glue From Models?   

    http://www.autozone.com/greases-and-gear-oil/lubricant-grease/crc-freeze-off-super-penetrant/898352_0_0/
  2. Russell C added a post in a topic Scale Custom License Plates   

    Link to his license plates category here.
  3. Russell C added a post in a topic It's not just California. The southwest is in a serious draught.   

    Do keep in mind that it's not just a simplistic tie between lake levels and precipitation, you also have to factor in water allocation between the lakes, and who decides to keep how much in which lakes and how much to let loose for irrigation and when that's done. This site  http://www.water-data.com/  charts all of that, folks who love to graph things can work out the details among the site's Water Database flyouts for each lake in the Colorado system. Then on top of that, you have waste. By virtue of being in Phoenix, my idiot apartment complex gets its water from the Central Arizona Project's Colorado river-fed canals, only to waste it by having floods which water the roadways instead of the plants and trees. I do my bit by telling 'em where the leaks are, but they refuse to listen.... Less waste all the way around would mean less water drained out of the lakes.
  4. Russell C added a post in a topic Auto ID #172 Finished   

    Edsel Ford's custom-made golf cart. Henry did not approve.
  5. Russell C added a post in a topic Dash Board Quiz just for you.   

    "You got 48% (21 right out of 44). The average score is 45%."
    Seems I got more half right by correctly guessing on when the particular styles were trendy....
  6. Russell C added a post in a topic Missing Link Parts Page started on website!   

    This page? http://www.missinglinkrc.com/
  7. Russell C added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    Oh, I guess my vote would be for the 1991 Colorado vacation where I spotted a spiffy dirt side road north of Silverton along the route going up Red Mountain Pass, which I thought would make a nice place to drive up and eat lunch at the last place before I'd have to turn around. Such a smooth recently cleared road, I ended up stopping east of the summit, and afterward I just kept heading west. Had to have been cleared & flattened mere days earlier by a bulldozer, turned out to be Ophir Pass, essentially a 4x4 jeep road not suited for 4x2 tin box hatchbacks like mine. Reckless of me not to know what was over the crest or where the road ended up, but luck of the draw gave me a ride that was not usually smooth, having only one minorly hairy crossing of a wash with a little water in it. It sure was fun and scenic.

  8. Russell C added a post in a topic Want to see EXCESSIVE?   

     I hadn't been paying attention to bidding pages like that before, but sure enough on this one:  http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=171887681445&showauto=true
    I did a quick copy 'n paste of the "r***j" / "a***l" bids into the wordcounter.com site, and the score is 49 to 48 so far on the bid count between the two.
  9. Russell C added a post in a topic micheals kits   

    Regional/random marketing experiment? The store at Tempe Marketplace had nothing but $19 - $24 car kits this morning.
  10. Russell C added a post in a topic Name that movie quote   

    Yay! We have a winner. It's missing from the clips below, but when asked why it was important to supply Pudge with a peanut butter sandwich every week, it is because "Pudge controls the weather." For the sheer number of weird quotes in it, it must rank near the top for such things.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZQu7O-AxoQ
  11. Russell C added a post in a topic Name that movie quote   

    No takers on mine yet? I'll add two more hints. This movie was a big hit, someone's bound to remember it.
    "Oh good! My dog found the chainsaw!"
    "Let me illuminate to you the precarious situation in which you have found yourself. I am the one they call when things go wrong, and things ... have indeed gone ....wrong."

  12. Russell C added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

          ........ sez Gregg, to a collective group of people who basically have built an entire model or three before saying,
     

  13. Russell C added a post in a topic Trumpeter 60 Pontiac Bonneville   

    Spotted an opportunity to pick up a convertible kit for cheap, not planning to build the whole thing, just rob some parts out of it. Upon seeing the dead satin chrome items, I thought I'd check the photos here to see if I was imagining things by thinking I'd previously seen shiny bumpers & such. Turns out that was a factory defect. One other handy thing I found elsewhere (or so it seems) was this German site's how-to on fixing the kit's defects:  http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/12-autos/1756-1960-pontiac-bonneville-sports-coupe-trumpeter.html
    Google's English translation here.
     

  14. Russell C added a post in a topic World Record Semi Truck Jump   

    Folks fail to factor the physics involved in that sometimes. I vaguely remember an old account of the injuries from a jump in one of the Smokey & the Bandit movies is what led to seats in some later stunt vehicles being hammock-like and not attached to the floor. From this link describing Hal Needham's stunts, the one about the 140ft Chevy truck jump says this, Needham was hauled off to the hospital with his first broken back, a compression fracture. “This thing had a telemetry system we wired up in the cab . . .I pulled 29 g’s when I landed on the other side,” he says."
  15. Russell C added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    I believe Gregg is looking into this, but for me, I can't see any photos in the MCM-specific galleries, they're all black boxes: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/gallery/category/1-members-gallery/
     
    And from that, threads like the one I had on Bob Nordberg's vintage models show no pics?