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  1. On 8/31/2021 at 7:31 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

    Thanks Joe!  I'm not very productive lately but I'm trying not to lose my touch I would say.  I haven't forgotten you by the way, I just have very little free time these days... 😉

    I hear ya. I'm productive alright.....it's just not on the forums. Work around the house is kickin' my a$$! spacer.png

  2. 3 hours ago, slusher said:

    Joe, brother I am sorry about that..

    LOL!!! If that the worst thing you can call me then I'm doing good Carl. lol 

    2 hours ago, Beans said:

    Cool.  Thanks!  Did you paint the ends for the boots?

    On this one yes but on most builds I slide some spark plug wire boots onto the wires.

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  3. 39 minutes ago, Beans said:

    Thanks.  I understand the connection part, just have a hard time finding anything smaller than the 32 gauge I use for spark plug wire, especially with any color to it.  

    Thanks for the description as well.  I am going to have to go scrounging for wire.  You have inspired me to do more detail on my next engine.

    Here's the spark plug wire that I use Joe. Some folks use different stuff but this is what works for me.   Lex's Scale Modeling Ignition Spark Plug Wire 5 Pack 1/24-25. | eBay


  4. 26 minutes ago, David G. said:


    This week has been pretty busy for me, I hope to find the time today to get a little more done.

    David G.

    I know all about it bud. I've got so many things in line to do that I'll never see the true end of it. Crazy. Looking forward to more on this one.

  5. I've noticed that the temperatures in Canada are in 50's and it's been a little damp with humidity at around 75%. This could be some of your problems with the paint if your painting in an enclosed space like a garage where the humidity can wreak havoc on paint. Do you have a paint booth as of yet Declan? 

  6. 3 minutes ago, David G. said:

    Beautiful work on the dash, the 8-Track is a nice touch.

    The interior looks great so far. The gold seats are way cool, I had forgotten that gold vinyl was a thing back then. That looks like embossing powder on the floor. If so, what did you use for an adhesive? I have trouble getting mine to lay that smoothly.

    David G.

    Ultimate detailing Steve. I had the same question that ol' Dave here had. Please elaborate on your carpeting process.

  7. 11 hours ago, Beans said:

    Wow,  what the heck gauge wire did you use for that alternator wiring?    All the extra wiring detail looks amazing.

    I keep whatever scrap wire I can find Joe. In this case I used a strand of four wires from a piece of automotive electrical wiring and kind of twisted it all together except for the last inch or so of the strand which I separated out into four different leads. I painted coat after coat of semi gloss black onto the twisted together part to simulate a black electrical tape wound harness and painted the ends different colors and routed them to where they were supposed to go. I can elaborate more on it if you'd like.

    5 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

    Hey Joe, sorry I didn't see your build on this sooner my Friend.  As usual, grrrreat looking little 289👌

    No worries Mike and thanks!!! I've gotta go check out your builds man. 

    3 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

    Nice Mustang project Joe. 

    'Preciate you stoppin in and commenting brother Dan. Sorry I didn't get back to you today. I hit that section I was talking about and then after I made it back to work got snowed under. Great talking to you again brother.

  8. On 8/29/2021 at 10:48 PM, Sam I Am said:

    Love that color, and still amazed at how well detailed and accurate that 312 is. You sure are making it "pop"

    I'll second that!! This is looking great Ray!!! That is one big model man.

  9. Finished the engine up this morning aside from a wingnut that I have to fabricate and put on the air cleaner.

    Glamour shots before she gets tucked away till a later part of the build.

    It's pretty close to my original 351W that I had waaay back when:














  10. 5 hours ago, Painted Black said:

    THAT is a sharp little 289, well done.

    'Preciate the good word Robert!! 

    4 hours ago, Bball said:

    Good looking engine! I have this same kit in my stash so this is inspiring! Keep it up

    Thanks Brian!! Bust out a build thread on that bad boy!! 

  11. 10 hours ago, alan barton said:

    So nice to see smoothly flowing plug leads!



    Thanks Alan. I didn't want to overdo it with the plug wire boots. Too much and they look clunky.

    10 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

    Wow nice work adding all the smaller details ! 

    Thank you Jeff!! 

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