ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
  • Full Name Christopher Brame

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Went to an estate sale in town on Sunday to scope out an '01 Eldorado (sealed bids, top bid was $5100 on a car that would Blue Book for about $4200 plus it needed brakes, crank and O2 sensors and a fuel tank sending unit - FAIL); in a neighbor's driveway was this nice Mustang:

    Looked at the other side, and the missing rocker trim revealed...

    ...a nice big rust hole. Welcome to Illinois.
  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 427 SOHC valve covers   

    There must be a lot of different versions of that SOHC engine - I also have three sets of valve covers and none of them match yours:

    Bottom ones were on an original issue AMT '68 Shelby engine I got from eBay. Note the #1 plug on the driver's side would be firing into the cam gear instead of the cylinder.
    Middle ones were on an unidentified mishmosh blown 427 that was in a "Here Comes the Judge" '57 T-bird (but probably originated elsewhere).
    Top ones were also in the "Judge" T-bird and I think they're original to the kit; I'll be using them on the Shelby engine since they look closest to correct, plus I have the breather caps for them.
    Now to find some kind of headers... maybe from a Revell gasser? Pat, what did you use?
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    Oof - and I though my '58 was the worst I'd seen. Were you able to save the front bumper, at least?
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Man, I wish we had Ollie's here! Cheapest I could get the LRW in this neck of the woods is $16.79 (Michael's with a 40% off coupon).
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What do you think of this??   

    Good Lord, haven't they heard of the Davis? If you want to build a retro-styled three-wheeler, copy THIS:

  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    I noticed that too, but I thought it might be the tires being a bit large? I wasn't going to say anything because they could have been off-the-shelf ones used to get the build done.
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    1960 El Camino, thereby saving the sanity of anyone trying to make the old AMT kit look good
    Stock parts (including seat and door panels, this time) for the '40 Ford pickup, and while you're at it PLEASE finesse the fit of the body/fenders/hood/doors so we don't have to perform surgery to make them all line up
    Lincoln Zephyr coupe based on the Continental tool (I'd even suggest a '48 Continental to put that Pyro abortion out of its misery once and for all, but the ship has probably sailed on interest in that one)
    1959 Ranchero based on the Skyliner tool
    And finally, correct wheelcovers for the '58 T-bird.
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    Gotta give that one a prize for "Most Creative Location of a Fake Continental Kit"...
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Favorite all time Kit\Build   

    AMT '63 Nova wagon, followed closely by the AMT '57 Ford.
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    I remember the IMC buggy as being a pretty good kit; the one I had came with three back tires and one front, plus I dropped it and broke a rear axle so I never finished it. I recall trying to kitbash the remains with the old Pyro 1/20 VW to make a Baja Bug. (Might still be a workable idea if Pyro VWs weren't so rare now.) I still have the surfboard.
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic '70 Ford cop car exhaust/rear axle (Got it!)   

    Got it! Thanks.
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    The Corvair got here this afternoon in perfect shape - the seller wrapped it like it was a Ming vase. Not much glue used; six antenna/mirror/spotlight holes to fill, and that's about it. Looks like an easy restoration!
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Build Order   

    First I dismantle it, strip off the old paint and start repairing the body damage, then polish the scratches out of the glass, scour my parts stash, eBay and the Wanted! forum page for missing bits...
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Read A Good Book Lately?   

    Any James Ellroy fans here? Being a fan of L.A. noir, I got into his books after reading My Dark Places, his autobiography/investigation into his mother's 1958 murder, after I discovered that the events happened near where I lived - in fact, I'd driven past the scene of the crime in El Monte many times. Then I found out my boss's mother had worked with Ellroy's mother at Packard Bell in the mid-'50s, so I really got into reading all his works (just wish I'd read the L.A. trilogy in the correct order).
    After I ran out of Ellroy books (now I'm waiting for the sequel to Perfidia) I dug around for books I'd seen as movies to see what their full stories were like; thoroughly enjoyed The Caine Mutiny and Thomas Berger's Little Big Man and The Return of Little Big Man.
    Now for a change of pace, I'm going through the collected short stories of Mark Twain.
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1933 Buick Custom Tow Truck   

    Or any vintage before quad headlights.
    The modeling masochist in me is already thinking about how to kitbash this thing starting with a Monogram '36 Ford convertible and a Pyro Auburn...