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About russosborne

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  • Birthday 08/05/1959

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    Glendale AZ
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    Russ Osborne

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  1. No pictures, and not all today, but all this in the last 3 weeks or so. All for my 79 Pinto. Tubular lower control arms. I already have the uppers I bought at a swap meet a couple years ago. Both use screw in ball joints. KYB gas a just shocks for the front. Car already has them, but they are over 20 years old. Figured might as well get new ones. 2 inch dropped spindles. I already have stock height new ones, so I can go either way. But want the 2 inch drop if at all possible. Struts for the glass hatch. That thing is heavy to hold up. Poly bushings for the rack and pinion mounts. Waiting on-ordered but not yet received= 11 inch front disk brake kit that also converts to the 5x4.5 lug pattern. Replacement stock Moog front coils. Bunch of little stuff. The front suspension and brakes will be brand new when I am done. As well as the rear, but I am doing one end at a time. Speedway and Summit and Rock Auto are loving me. Got two swap meets coming up, one a monthly local one, and then the Goodguys one in mid November. Working tons of overtime to pay for all this fun. Thanks, Russ
  2. Is Model Cars Magazine still in production?l

    That would be helpful. But I won't hold my breath. Right now I would even consider subscribing if I knew the status. I still might, and just consider it a donation to the forum if nothing else. Russ
  3. Is Model Cars Magazine still in production?l

    For both of your questions, the only one with the real answer would be Gregg. Since you don't seem to be willing to contact him, all you will get is speculation here. Russ
  4. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Got the Dyno Don Eliminator Funny Car (finally!) at one of the local hobby shops. $34.95. Slight sticker shock, but I was buying it come heck or high water once I found one on the shelf. I still want to get several more, but will need to be cheaper for me to justify it. Also stopped by the local to me Hobby Lobby and got the AMT 40 Ford Sedan with the 40% off coupon. Russ
  5. Another ten minutes of time travel: 1955 NHRA Nationals

    Isn't that a twin engine car at the 52 second mark? Russ
  6. hobby lobby

    HL at 75th and Bell in Glendale had 3 clearance kits today. The Lindberg 37 Ford Convertible, the Revell Porsche 914/6 2n1, and the Lindberg Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria ship kit (all three ships in one box. 1/144 scale). I bought one each of all 3. Didn't really want any of them, but what the heck. When I left the store there were still 2 of each of the above on the shelves. These were all in the regular model section. I looked in the clearance section, but nothing there. They had several of the other kits mentioned in this thread, but those weren't on clearance. Had a few (very few) cans of Testor's spray paint on clearance, but no colors I would likely ever use. Hoping I can use the 37 chassis for something else. Don't know why I bought the Porsche other than it was cheap. Not something that interests me at all. Thanks, Russ
  7. Wasn't this just re-released in the last two years? Without the full Ala Kart? Russ
  8. hobby lobby

    Nothing clearanced at the Glendale Az store on Thursday. If I had seen this earlier I would have tried again. This store also does not scan. Wish they would, but then the prices would probably go up. Russ
  9. What Irked You Today?

    on that note, Sorry Bill, that was just too good an opportunity to pass up. Russ
  10. What Pleased You Today!

    Gee, for me that is an irk. Not that YOU woke up alive, but that I did. Russ
  11. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Bought the AMT Don Prudhomme wedge dragster. Wasn't planned, but the hobby shop didn't have the Dyno Don Funny car yet and I really wanted to buy a kit. I had forgotten about this and the Tom McEwen version. Saw it and decided to go ahead and get one before I forget about them again. I'd like to get the McEwen version as well someday. $29.95 plus tax. Not too bad. Thanks, Russ
  12. No sign of it at the local HL here. But a regular hobby shop also doesn't have it yet. Not sure if it has actually hit the streets yet. Russ
  13. Dyno Don Funny car coming next year 2018

    Cool, thanks! Russ
  14. Revell 1930 model A coupe kit

    Well, the handle is a good 3 scale inches too short. And there is something wrong with the shape of the base. Sorry, couldn't resist. Russ
  15. Dyno Don Funny car coming next year 2018

    Are any of the online sites listing this yet, either as a pre order or ??? Thanks, Russ