LaughingIndian

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  • Birthday 04/18/1957

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  • Location Western Mass.
  • Full Name Mike Nasuti

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  1. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Thanks for the input DF, I see what you're saying. I hope I can get to that but after seeing my pics up, I noticed I have to do that intake completely over ... I guess I fell in love with my own scratch build and wasn't paying attention to the proportions of the carb can ...
    I also didn't plan on so much work I'll have to do on the exhausts ... oh well 
     
     
     
  2. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Thanks BG, but I'm looking for that M22. I don't know much about those drive trains in 1966, especially this one-off.
     
     
  3. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic 2010 Shelby GT500 Mustang 1:12   

    Very nice. Did you make the decals?
     
     
  4. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic 78 Corvette Street Out Law   

    This is wild. What a beauty. Thanks for the show.
    Do you use tube only or do you use rod for bends?
    And how do you clean up the 3D print surfaces?
     
  5. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    absolutely ... 
  6. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    I think we may have the same therapist ...
     
     
     
  7. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    Good to see you up and running Scott ... is this your first build in the new digs? 
    Thats a fancy looking kit. I'm sure you'll do it justice.
     
    im pretty sheltered ... what's a group build exactly?
     
     
  8. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Another GT40 build   

    What fun would it be if it were easy ?
     
  9. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Fits now ... but I'm going to have to counter the wing nut on the carb cover like I should have to begin with:

     
    that's it for now ...
     
  10. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Here's the first test fit:

    Marked for wheel openings and hood induction:

    I used the dermal, rasp and coarse file:

     
     
  11. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Thanks David, Bruce, Tony, Jeff, and Tim … I hope you won't be disappointed …
    As I said above, I want to use the factory version engine since that was the actual first factory L-88 and was used right to “just before” race time. But the kit engine looks like a L-68 and needed new intake that worked in conjunction with the cowl-induction hood (!) …

    Here's mine:

    Made from a thimble, pic pipe, mesh, and milliput putty:

     
  12. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant   

    Super cool ... that's got danger written all over it
    and the rust look very real
  13. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Another GT40 build   

    Tim, is that the clearcoat hazing or did you miss seeing that in the color coat? What type of clearcoat did you use?
    It's sort of a neat effect for weathering (without the gloss) ... but if you want to fix it, and it's an acrylic, you can use diluted ammonia to take some off and repaint if needed ... but I wouldn't go near those decals!
    Hopefully someone here who's expert at this stuff can help you more ... I'm not close to being a paint guru
    Good luck!
  14. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Yes, thanks for noticing David. Here's the reference from he site I posted above:

    i could not find what (if any) roll bar was used so I used the drag version from the kit. I doubt if it's true, but that huge extinguisher is pretty 
    The fuel cell is a guess to. I thought the 36 gallon Chevrolet tank probably wasn't up to race specs so I used this version:

     
     
  15. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Drag Week 65 Mustang wip   

    I can't help, but I hope someone else does. This looks like a great project!