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RancheroSteve

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  • Location Los Angeles
  • Full Name Steve Roullier

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  1. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Yes, Mike is correct. In fact "in the real world" the battery probably wouldn't fit the other way, given the angle of the inner fender apron and the proximity of the shock towers.

    Side note: when Ford started installing the V8 in the Falcon in late '63, they had to hammer a big dent in the shock tower for generator clearance. It's tight in there!
  2. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 5/21/17)   

    Ha, it never left - it's just me finding time to work on it that's been a bit scarce!
    Body is going to be some sort of black, maybe with a little metallic to it.
  3. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 5/21/17)   

    Got some paint on the interior parts:

  4. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1:25 scale kits with figures ?   

    There's a Mickey Thompson figure (wearing his leather suit) in the latest issue of the Challenger I.

  5. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '61 Ranchero (Old 60's Custom Rescue)   

    Wow, challenging! Watching with interest.
  6. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 5/21/17)   

    Making a little progress - I've finalized the engine bay:

    The shock tower brace is a combination of the Comet kit part and the Mustang, so my Comet uses Mustang upper shock mounts - a modification that actually works in the real world.

    Was it all worth it? Who knows, but fun trying. On to the next steps - hopefully more straightforward from here on.
  7. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Porsche 962c   

    Oh, it makes sense to me now! I always wondered why those radiators inlets were like that - the Hasegawa 962 inlets are much better.
  8. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Here's a story about a '63 Falcon that competed in TransAm. Interesting to note that it also ran (and still runs) steel wheels.
    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ccrp-0807-63-ford-falcon/

  9. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Both are great, of course! I think the steel wheels are more period correct (as you say), but most contemporary vintage racers probably use the Americans. Possibly a rules thing?
  10. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Sounds like a reasonable plan!
  11. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    I like to consider myself fairly knowledgeable about these cars and I've never quite figured it out myself! Original Shelby GT-350Rs don't show anything in this area - I think any blow-by just vented from the caps, but it appears some more current vintage racers use the the space for an oil breather/puke tank. 
    A quick collage I just threw together; the more original engine compartment is on the left.

  12. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Why haven't the model companies addressed the problem with tire melt ?   

    I guess you just need to buy kits of the right vintage that have been stored under "special" conditions.

  13. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic NNL West Canceled ?   

    Sounds like some guys don't want to get their fancy 1:1 cars wet. It's drizzling now!
  14. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Oh yes, I've watching & enjoying it with great interest from the start - my kind of project, for sure! Time's been a little tight one way and another for the past few weeks - the run-up to GSL (this past weekend) and some family issues have kept me busier than usual. Trying to get back to some building myself.
  15. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Where did that air cleaner (the one on the engine) come from?