then I believe you probably got one Chuck; I have not been billed or anything. if it is in your PW then you got it, if not then its probably on its way to your PW. it probably went out of stock again just from pre-orders (I neglected to submit a preorder, I thought the price was too high. I have since rethought that) jb
IMO the USA became a wasteland of automotive design in the 70s and has never recovered. all the interesting designs are from Europe and Asia, whether anyone likes that or not. its been strictly a game of catch up but don't really try too hard to catch up on the part of America, very very few, and generally unsuccessful ones at that, vehicles have been exceptions. I cannot think of any right offhand, certainly none of those "nostalgia" designs, some of which might have been a bit better had they dared to put something approaching a performance engine in them.
another good idea is to invest in a bottle of pledge/future/whatever and paint everything the matt color of your choice and then after that is dry pick out some of it with the Future to make it glossy, items like the console shown above. much easier than doing it with actual paint plus it comes right off with ammonia if it goes out of bounds or you don't like the look, and it will not harm the paint under it like solvent paints will. I used to use fuzzy fur for carpeting etc but now embossing powder is my thing, great stuff and much more in scale look than the shag carpet that fur used to look like (unless it was tamped down) the other thing is to run some Detailer over parts of the panels and let it settle into nooks and crannys before wiping the majority off the top surfaces jb
still gonna come down a scale inch or three front and rear, and the rear track needs to be brought in by a few mm's, but its looking pretty decent. almost time for a coat of primer on the body. photo updates:
I like those shock towers. now this might be a bit stupid but I think maybe you have the top of the shocks in the upper lightning holes, Tim, and perhaps they are supposed to be up in the top of the tower. could that be possible? I like the angle they are at but I was wondering what is that upper part for if not the top shock mount? headlamp mount? looks great though! jb
I hate to mention this and don't want it to blow up here...but the spacing on the exhaust headers does look awfully long in the center on the built motor, though they look pretty ok to me as to the spacing of the pairs of pipes. That makes me agree with someone somewhere that maybe the real cause of the situation is the length of the heads and probably the block that they mount to. looks great otherwise especially those six deuces on the log manifolds, and the pipes look kool too with those curved tips. jb
>Did I miss the jest of what you wrote ? no I wasn't jesting, I was serious. oh you mean "gist", the gist of what I wrote. just a typo. no probably you did not miss the gist of what I wrote since you seemed to answer it. though I am kind of unclear on your response...do you mean the seller of THIS AUCTION the thread is about contacted you to buy the item? if you just mean in general though, yeah that's pretty bad form to contact an outbid bidder and offer to sell to them for more than they bid. whats even worse, and I have had it done to me, is to have them offer to sell it to you for your high bid, ignoring the fact that the only reason the bid got that high in the first place was because the person who "won" the item but somehow did not go through with the transaction (aka "shill") was the one who bid it up to my high bid. if the guy was disqualified then all his bids should disappear and the only bid to be met in that case is the next bidder if any. >I see the same items sold for high dollars . not sure what that has to do with it. >I was then "given the opportunity to buy the item at a Higher price than I bid or was willing to pay" . yes I would complain about that, and it will probably result in a nastygram to the person doing it. >I decline and see the same item re-listed . well that's legit, the item didn't sell so he is relisting it. >This is the jest of what I am complaining about . so you were joking then? nope not just a typo. >I did ask if it were possible to know of the Item I am considering to bid on was listed , not sold , and relisted at a later time I don't really think that matters, its perfectly legitimate to relist an item that did not sell the other times around jb