10thumbs

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  1. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Big Update, Further On, New Pics..   

    Thanks so much guys for the feedback.
    Today I added to the instrument panel a kill switch and fuel shutoff, and an oil pressure gauge.
    The parts are still not here yet, I smell trouble again with the mail system here.  It's really a shame, this will be the 3rd package in a row that just doesn't make it through the system.  Eventually the package is sent back to the US, then more costs to have it sent back over.  It took 6 months to get the resin body, meaning is was 6 months floating around somewhere in a postal facility.  Really aggravating, and I can't do a thing about it.
  2. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Trying my luck @ another 71Duster drag car   

    Is the roof cracked at the rear window?
  3. 10thumbs added a post in a topic 1971 Duster Pro outlaw car   

    It looks like it's already finished.  What are you starting to do with it?
  4. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Big Update, Further On, New Pics..   

    Hello Ray, thanks for dropping by.  You're so right, but first there are a few sub-assemblies to build up.
    Since the last update I've done the following;
    1.  Blower fuel lines are plumbed, ready for the fuel block after mounting.
    2.  External oiling and remote filter assembled and provisions for frame mounting.
    3.  Magneto newly designed and mounted, ready for plug wires.
    4.  Steering assembly is mounted with steering gear and dashboard with tach.  Oil pressure gauge will follow, along with fuel shutoff and kill switch.  Gas pedal assembly is mounted to the frame.
    5.  Master brake cylinder with pull bar is finished.  This unit will be mounted outside the frame rails after the tin work is finished.
    Just a couple of mock up pics;





    The motor mounts proved to be difficult.  This area of the frame will be covered up with aluminum sheet anyway so I won't bother with it anymore.  I'm happy the silly things are stable and the motor (read heavy) sits properly. 
    The front end is finished and waiting for some paint.  The rear end and some other parts haven't arrived yet.  Things are moving quickly and actually the intensive scratch building is pretty much done.  But I'm not rushing things as this is lots of fun.
    Thanks for looking.
    Michael
  5. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    In Europe, the folks who do nothing but attend their Smartphones are called the head down generation.  In my old days, head down meant something else.  Kids.
    How about this;  I asked recently a younger type teenie girl employee who Martin Luther was?  She says he was a black dude that was anti-war.  I say no, not Martin Luther King, but the German guy, Martin Luther.  He was a bit older.  She says, he was Chancellor.
    Now this is in Germany.  I live here.  But fact is, kids are not as informed as they used to be.
  6. 10thumbs added a post in a topic 1966 chevelle ss   

    Hi Tom....Wow!  That is really a cool model, and I'm nuts about the way you present it, paint color, wheels and stance.  The look just exudes power and understatement.  A real classy model and it comes across absolutely believable and done with good taste.  Compliments!
    Michael
  7. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Amen!  Nick, I'm with you.  I have to get that model.  Somewhere there must be the kind of hood to go with it too, or I'll make one.  I have one of those cool Revell Parts Pak 427's that's just waiting to be placed between those fenders.  Cool car.
  8. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    "Jellybean look", how true.  American cars may have become somewhat aerodynamic, but they still weigh too much.  I think the reincarnated muscle cars look funky because they're too fat looking.  Big fat tires, good.  Big fat bodies, not good.
  9. 10thumbs added a post in a topic NOMAD WHEELSTANDER - Frame Mods - 8/29/15   

    Now there's a lot of Hemis.  Looks like that car might have an altered wheelbase.
  10. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Big Update, Further On, New Pics..   

    Thanks Clayton, I've been re-doing my modeling bench so I haven't been doing much this past week.  I did get the blower plumbed with fuel lines and the magneto is ready to go as well.  Next up is the external oiling, I just have to decide about the filter.  The blown fuel motors as far as I can tell from the mid 70's had 2 filters....Geez, right now I'm thinking I'll have to extend the wheelbase just for room.  Maybe only one filter, just a bigger one.
    More pics soon,
    Michael
  11. 10thumbs added a post in a topic NOMAD WHEELSTANDER - Frame Mods - 8/29/15   

    Looking good Joe.  Anyway, only Chevies can sit side by side.  lol.
    Looks like you don't need a drill press just yet.  Every time though I try some evenly spaced drilling I'm thinking too, better get one.
    Can I have the other Hemi?   Those extra slicks lying  back there look good too.
    Michael
  12. 10thumbs added a post in a topic High Plains Drifter   

    Super clean build.  Those small cars I'll bet were a handful to drive.  Cool and very clean build.
  13. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Quick & Easy Build   

    I like it.  An injected SBC is the perfect motor for it.  Dragsters are just cool.
  14. 10thumbs added a post in a topic Tamiya Citroen 2CV: Maroon and Black   

    Excellent build!
    The car looks exactly the way they did back in the day, man they were everywhere too in Europe.  Great model you show us!
    Michael
  15. 10thumbs added a post in a topic AMT 2012 Chevy Corvette showroom replica   

    Hi Tim,
    Good that you decided to become more active on the forum.  Your Corvette looks very nice and super clean, a really solid built model.  Congrats!
    Michael