straightliner1

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  1. straightliner1 added a post in a topic 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system   


    WOW! Thanks for that link! Great stuff!
  2. straightliner1 added a post in a topic 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system   


    Hmmm...It just did for me. Try this, then: Go to http://www.straightlinemodeler.org and click the "Research" link. When you get to that page click on "Unraveling The Snake Pit". That'll get you there!
  3. straightliner1 added a post in a topic 70'3 Funny cars - wiring the brake system   


    Try this:
    http://www.straightlinemodeler.org/snakepit.html
    FC and dragster brakes are pretty straightforward. The lever/handle is essentially the brake pedal.
    When pulled, the bottom pushes a rod forward that operates the master cylinder. A hard line runs
    to the front of the chassis where a "T" fitting feeds lines that run to each brake caliper.
  4. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Removing Chrome Plating   

    I can't believe nobody's mentioned Castrol Super Clean (although the Walmart Purple Power is the same stuff). Either will strip the chrome and the undercoat in less than an hour (the plating will be gone in a minute or less). Why strip the undercoating? You're gonna take it off when you remove the mold lines, anyway.
  5. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Fast ? Quick?   

    Schumacher ran a pair of passes over 325 MPH at Vegas, last weekend. He also ran the fastest-ever quarter mile pass at 337.58 in Brainerd in 2005(?). I was thee, for that one. Gave me goosebumps!
  6. straightliner1 added a post in a topic First Look! New Project - Revells "The Hawaiian"   

    Lots of stuff on this car here:

    http://www.straightlinemodeler.org/snakepit/snakepit2.htm

    And here:

    http://www.straightlinemodeler.org/snakepit.html
  7. straightliner1 added a post in a topic AMT 1/43rd Scale Kits   


    We could, I reckon. I have had most of those at one time or another. I have one of the KW cabovers that I cut into a day cab, and shortened the chassis up. To pair with it, I shortened a pair of the exterior post trailers to forty-footers and scratched a pup for them. Of course, this project remains "in the works"! Forgive the crappy pics. I shot them with an ancient webcam.
  8. straightliner1 added a post in a topic AMT 1/43rd Scale Kits   

    Your 'Cuda is virtually the same color as mine!
  9. straightliner1 added a post in a topic AMT 1/43rd Scale Kits   

    Oh, yeah, I remember the Camaros, the AMX, the '69 Mustang, the '67 Camaro was a custom, as was the earlier 'Vette and the Torino. I have the Torino, 'Cuda, the '69 Chevelle built, along with the two pictured above. I also have the '69 Camaro and maybe the AMX in a box of parts sqirreled away here, somewhere.
  10. straightliner1 added a post in a topic AMT 1/43rd Scale Kits   

    Kits I am aware of include both of these, a '69 Malibu. a '69 Fairlane(?), a custom '68 'Cuda, a Mustang and a '57 Chevy. Are there others? I'd kinda' like to see these re-released.
  11. straightliner1 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT 1/43rd Scale Kits
    This was a great series of kits. Very nicely detailed and body proportions that look right, to me (I'll admit to not not noticing a lot of shortfalls, in this department). Given that, here is a pair of them I built many years ago. There were eight or ten of these kits that I am aware of. Shown are my interpretations of the '36 Ford and the '48 Ford. I'd love to see anybody else s builds of these kits. I'd also like to see a comprehensive list of all of them that have been available. These look like they could use a washing!
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  12. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Cook and Bedwell Dragster   


    Thanks for your kind words, Pete! Actually, I cut thin strips of electrical tape and wrapped the wheel with it. I scratched the wheel from Evergreen rod and a disc punched from sheet, then used Plastruct hex to cut the bolt heads from.
  13. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Cook and Bedwell Dragster   

    Wow. After looking at Andy's scans, there's tons of stuff I couldn't/can't see in the photocopies I have. I could build one a lot more accurately, now. It is what it is, I reckon!
  14. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Cook and Bedwell Dragster   

    Thanks, Andy. This is a great article. I promise to put it to good use!
  15. straightliner1 added a post in a topic Cook and Bedwell Dragster   

    Andy, could you scan it at 1024 pixels wide and email it to me at dan@straightlinemodeler.org ? I'd like to put something together for the website on this car/model. I'd appreciate the hell out of it! Thanks!