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LaughingIndian

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  • Location Western Mass.
  • Full Name Mike Bottaro

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  1. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Harry's new model car book   

    My copy was delivered this morning. I immediately wrote a review. I'm not patronizing here. The book is a legitimate must have for automobile fans and aficionados everywhere ... oh yeah, modelers too
    To hold Harry's collection in one hand offers an amazinga glimpse of his passion and skill ... the book design is elegant and the stories are well written and every page will entertain everybody on this site and probably everyone they know ...
    Bravo Harry ... and thank you!
     
     
  2. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Snowed in today..movie??   

     
    +15" thurs; 2" last nite; 6-8" expected tomorrow :
    I'm on my third run of the Super Bowl ...
     
     
     
    just sayin
     
     
  3. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Harry's new model car book   

    Ordered mine. Thanks Skip.
    And thank you Harry!    I wish you well.
     
    Mike
     
     
  4. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    Thanks Bill. I hope I don't disappoint too much ...
     
  5. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    thanks for the replies everybody 
     
    Pat, I'm rethinking as I'm going and researching what was possible in the 1930s ... I read a piece about those centrifugal superchargers and how they screamed and could be heard over others in races ... so the decision was easy 
     
  6. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    I got the heads and intake from Shapeways through TDR innovations (3D print) ... not crazy about the final surface texture . The word 'Ardun' was unreadable and  motivated me to refinish and add the cooling fins on the covers 
    I turned the cylinder manifolds upside down then scratched out the supercharger, injector, and distributor ...
    everything else is from the 3 in 1 Big Duece kit ...
     
     
     
  7. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Harry's current condition   

    very sad about the insurance rejecting care ... sounds almost criminal ... 
    i hope Harry is taking things in stride as much as he can and finds some energy to fight on 
     
     
     
  8. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    ... like this
     


  9. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Harry's current condition   

    a bit of relief, thank you Cato .... I hope Harry is getting much needed support that he deserves and is able to concentrate on finding some peace for himself ... what a nightmare ... to be so ill and have to be concerned about getting  proper medical care must be so terrible 
    Once again, I'll say that Harry is the biggest reason I'm on these boards and continue this hobby ... 
    Peace to you Harry
     
  10. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    I'm having second thoughts on the intake. The potvin seems like it'd be just too big an apparatus, so I placed some carbs on the rig ...

    maybe a centrifugal supercharger mounted in the front like a Miller ...
  11. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

    I'm thinking (front to back):
    potvin supercharger ala 1930 Bentley blowershaved fendersoverhead valves pre-ardundual exhaustshortened (not lowered) body ... possibly narrowedrace windshield maybe raised cowlDoorless entrysans running boardwider tires proto designredesigned back hatch with spare indent (in progress)etc ...Other than the backend, I think I'm ready ...
     
  12. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Ford Deuce GT   

  13. LaughingIndian added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Ford Deuce GT
    what if ?
    There's stories of "discussions" between Henry Ford and his engineers with his v8 before he won out with the flathead. But what if he allowed a few of his team to go have fun with his 32 Ford and do what they wanted with a one off? On their own time ... and dime of course...
    im playing around with rethinking the deuce ..
     
    And going gran tourismo 
     
     
     

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  14. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    You still got a long way to go on this C. There's plenty left to do ... although I don't see it from here
     Don't stop now ...
     
     
    pleeeeese 
  15. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Beauty continued ... 
    now dont one go overboard with too much of a contrasting pinstripe C ...