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  1. It's television. And basically a "reality show" to boot.....as they all are. It needs to be entertaining as well as informative. Granted, "entertainment" is in the eye of the beholder, but show me another show about customizing or restoring cars that doesn't contain about 50% or more idiotic banter among the participants. Is there anybody more annoying than Richard Rawlings, or dopier than Mike Hall and his simpleton side kick, Avery? I can't stand Dave Kindig and his bunch, but as I said.....in the eye of the beholder. Steve
  2. Thanks Bill. I look for, and find, material myself online as well. I'm not trying to get everybody else to do my leg work for me, but just asking that if anybody has anything that they can offer, to please do so. There's no such thing as "too much" information. When I was building my 1968 Coronet Hemi, a gentleman who is a member of this board, (Bill Allphin) actually went out to his garage and took specific and detailed photographs of particular parts of the engine in his '67 Plymouth. They were absolutely invaluable to me! Often times, photographs that you find online only give you a partial picture, and if that's all that's available, it has to do, but I've been pleasantly surprised that in the past, sometimes if you ask for some extra feedback, you may receive some extraordinary information. Steve
  3. Okay guys. I'm getting ready to start putting together a game plan for the engine details for my '64 Bonneville, and I'm again, asking for all of your expertise. On my last '68 Coronet Hemi project, I was lucky enough to get a lot of information from members of this forum that was instrumental in helping me do the best that I could with the details on that build. Now I'm asking again for any detailed reference materials, (photographs, schematic drawings, etc) for the most part, for the top of the engine for a '64, V-8, 4 bbl, 4-speed Pontiac. Any detailed photographs, or anything else that you might have, that will help me facilitate the layout of the carburetor linkages, vacuum lines, fuel lines, etc, will be greatly appreciated. There are a great bunch of guys here that are always willing to jump in and help out, and my guess is that there's probably a couple of you who might own, or have access to a 1:1 '64 Pontiac. Anything that you have to offer would be hugely helpful. That said, anything found online, or anywhere else, is absolutely welcome. Thank you gentlemen, and my Bonneville thanks you as well!! Steve
  4. I agree. If you're a Mopar fan, you're not going to find a better show, with more historical information than this one. He may act goofy, but you'll learn a heck of a lot more on this show than you ever will from one of the hack, would be "artists" on the majority of the other "customization" shows. Most of them act just as dumb, (or dumber) and their sole purpose seems to be just to show you "how good THEY are". Mark's mission is to return these cars to their former glory as accurately as possible, and along the way, you'll learn a whole lot of stuff that you probably never knew. Steve
  5. I stopped buying Rustoleum paint some time ago. For me, it was generally too thick to spray from the can, and after one use, the nozzles plugged up on me virtually every time. There are far too many good paint brands available to waste my time on lawn furniture paint. Steve
  6. Thanks guys!! Thought I'd try a little transmission linkage. Not too hard to do, but it helps add a little more interest to the tranny. Steve
  7. One of the jobs that I really wasn't looking forward to was figuring out the best solution for mounting and aligning the engine accessories so that they were solidly in place, and aligned properly for the belts later on. Some bracket scratch building, drilling and pinning were required, but in the end, it appears that all went well. I took a bit of artistic liberty with some of the brackets, but even though they might not be entirely accurate, they look the part. The worst part was figuring out positioning far the alternator, which sits high above the intake manifold on this engine. It's for that reason that I improvised on the brackets. Once I was satisfied with that layout, the power steering pump was simple in comparison. Just a little more fiddling, and I can move on to other things. Steve
  8. If I were to decide to do one of these again, I would seriously consider cheating a little and do it in a '52 Chevy color called "Bittersweet". Steve
  9. I just had to drag out this old relic when I saw this thread. I'll bet I started this thing more than 30 or 35 years ago, and since then, it's been sitting in a box. I guess I lost interest in it and just put it away, not unlike probably half of the kits in my stash. If I remember correctly, (as was the case with nearly every model I painted back then) it was painted with plain old Testors blue, and light blue enamel. Ah, memories. Steve
  10. Personally, I would use one of the many "chrome" paints in a spray can........that don't look like chrome anyway. Steve
  11. Yeah well, they’re not all that clean. Somewhere under that mess, there’s an engine. Steve
  12. Okay, Then I identify as the pope too! Steve
  13. I myself identify as the king of England. Therefore, you must all refer to me as "Your Highness", or "Your Excellency" from here on out. Steve
  14. You won't be disappointed Carl! I've had mine for probably close to 10 years and I can't think of a single thing about it that I would change. Unfortunately, just for curiosity's sake, I checked the Dremel website, and this particular model. (8050-N/18) has been "retired". I truly hope that whatever they replaced it with is at least half as good. Steve
  15. I have this exact model, and I feel the same way. My wife bought it for me as a Christmas gift some years ago, and jokingly, I love it almost as much as I love her! Steve
  16. Thank you Steve! Spent a good portion of the afternoon finishing up the air filter and putting together an air cleaner. The air filter, (the dial from the lip balm tube) just needed the seals added on either side, which was done with plain old thin sheet plastic. The air cleaner is a largely scratch built affair, using sections from Revell '58 Chevy and AMT '70 Chevelle air cleaners, along with a wheel back from a Monogram '70 GTX for the base. (the blue section) The lid is from the Moebius '61 Ventura, and the snorkel is scratch made. Steve
  17. Not very well. You definitely do not want to polish it once it's applied. The Gold is just a coating over regular BMF and will polish off very easily. I would imagine that the copper would be the same, though I have not tried it. Steve
  18. My favorite is without a doubt, MCW. (Model Car World) Ready to spray acrylic lacquers in a vast array of colors, most of which are factory colors. I like Scale Finishes paints as well, but I find that MCW's metallic particles in their metallic paints are closer to correct for 1/25th scale. MCW 1964 Pontiac #6411 "Turquoise Metallic". Steve
  19. Doubtful. I can't see paint being flexible enough to be able to withstand the rigorous handling required. Steve
  20. Already been playing with black 30 AWG wire sanded flat on one side for the belt. Preliminary tests look promising. Steve
  21. That's actually a pretty nice result! Steve
  22. Decided to try the simplest, or at least most cost effective and least time consuming method, for addressing the obligatory bad pulley/belt situation evident in almost every kit. After cutting the belt from the existing kit pulleys, I carefully filed a groove around each pulley with a small three sided file. Worked better than I had expected! Steve
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