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  • Location Long Island, New York
  • Full Name O. Larsen

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  1. lysleder added a post in a topic Oops...self-driving cars perhaps not quite ready for prime time yet.   

    As far as I'm concerned, I would like to see the automatic transmission outlawed. Yes, it may be convenient but it also allows the driver to be less involved with the task at hand. Driving the car, that is.
  2. lysleder added a post in a topic Wonder what's next from Round2 AMT ?   

    I would like a Stutz Bearcat too
  3. lysleder added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    What irked me today?
    I went to my LHS to pick up the new Revell '30 ford coupe, only to see the last copy being lifted off the car kit shelf by another customer as I turned into that isle. For a short moment I considered the pros and cons of attempting a hit-and-run, but thought better of it. I'm  still annoyed though.
  4. lysleder added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw this one a few days ago. I don't know its name, but I know where it lives. -On the other side of my village.

    And then, in the next village over - the Alfa shop had its bay doors open since the weather was warm. No Alfas in there though, go figure.

    At least they had some of the real stuff around the back..

    And then, a little bit down the road there was this one; Well, admittedly it is not actually on the road, but fairly close to it anyhow.

  5. lysleder added a post in a topic What European automotive subjects would YOU like the see as a 1/24 scale kit?   

    Uh-Oh I'm in trouble now.
    But thanks anyway.
  6. lysleder added a post in a topic What European automotive subjects would YOU like the see as a 1/24 scale kit?   

    In addition to some of the ones mentioned above, I also would like a Lada VFTS

    This one. I believe it is a Saoutchik Talbot-Lago that could be made by modifying the Heller kit.

    And who wouldn't want an NSU Prinz 1000 TT?

  7. lysleder added a post in a topic One car for life   

    I think I would have to go with the 1970 Volvo 145. 
  8. lysleder added a post in a topic Talk about horrible looking customizations....   

    I was thinking the same thing. The work done might not be all in vain. A few well-chosen finishing touches could go a long way. Get the thing closer to the ground, select a tasteful low-key (dark) color, and cover the top in padded vinyl (think Carson top here). And of course put wheels that are suitable for a kustom. That is what it wants to be wearing that chop.
  9. lysleder added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    I really think "stealth" is the best approach here. Even if your ride is technically mostly within the law's requirement, and YOU know that it is. - Would you want to risk having to wait for the policeman who pulled you over because he was in doubt, to decide that you are actually good to go? I'm trying to build my racer as unassuming as I can, while still being competitive.
  10. lysleder added a post in a topic Belkits Ford Escort Rs 1600 Mk1 Rally   

    Now whaddayaknow. Did Timo Makinen use grooved discs in 1973? And discs is the back too. Must have been pretty cutting edge at the time.
  11. lysleder added a post in a topic Airfix Spitfire new tooling   

    This is just great!
    I have none of the new ones, but I built a few of the old ones in my youth. Actually the only Spitfire on my wanted list is AZmodel's IXc "in civil service".
  12. lysleder added a post in a topic Moebius '54 Hudsons   

    You're talking about the green one now, yes? The fastback.
  13. lysleder added a post in a topic an idea   

    Front wheels leaning over when turning? I guess it could be made to work, but I see more headaches than benefits with such a system. Usually you want the wheels to stay upright to maintain a large contact patch. More rubber on the road means more grip. Grip is a good thing. If you lean a conventional car tire you will ride on one shoulder while lifting the other and that way reduce the area of rubber-to-road contact. You don't want to do that. For this idea to work you will need to use motorcycle style tires, which has a curved profile. This allows for more rubber on the road while leaning over, but it also means that you will never have the full with of the tire onto the road at any given time. I guess the only benefit from using leaning wheels would be less stress on the tire/rim connection. It would be unnecessarily complicated though.  In the instances where the tire might come off the rim due to excessive force, it is common practice to bolt the tire to the rim to keep it in place.
  14. lysleder added a post in a topic Things I Want don't exist   

    For Crawler Track Shoes you could look at FriulModel They make absolutely gorgeous track kits for military applications. These kits consist of individual white-metal links that is assembled with pieces of wire which act as hinge pins. This approach makes it possible to create a realistic articulated track with the right amount of "slack".   You will not find any bulldozer track in their selection, but they might have something that is approximately the size you need. From there on I guess you could modify to fit with your own grousers etc.
  15. lysleder added a post in a topic New Revell '48 Ford Coupe   

    Well, - that is what you build hot rods from, isn't it? 
    I don't really mean to be too abrasive, but I couldn't help myself. I guess in all of this talkin' there is a message for Revell that a hot rod version would be welcome in the marketplace. But until they see fit to release one, I'm quite happy to rod it myself.