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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 12/18/1948

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    1/24 & 1/25

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    Bountiful, UT
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    George Yoke

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  1. Looks like you will have a slice of Paradise when you're done.
  2. A wonderful build of a little-known subject.
  3. Well, several weeks ago I watched Grand Prix for the umpteenth time since it came out. I got the idea to build a 1966/67 F1 from my parts box . The car was to be loosely based on the McLaren M2B. This was McLaren's first F1 car and used a de-stroked Indy Ford engine. Teams had two years' notice of the move from 1.5 to 3.0 engines but everyone was still scrambling to find power. I had several MPC and AMY Indy Lotus kits from years past that had been made into lots of other projects. I started with an AMT Indy 4-cam with intake and exhaust from other sources so it wouldn't look so much like a Ford. The basic chassis is an MPC unit from at least two kits. I lengthened the nose and eliminated the step-in at the front. Suspension bits are from AMT and MPC kits as well as some scratch-built parts. The windscreen is a bit ratty, but it is from a kit bought in 1964. Clear plastic gets even more brittle as it ages. The engine cover is scratch built. Good old Evergreen. But at least it came out mostly like what I had in mind. Thanks for looking.
  4. Nice clean build. Good to see one without the supercharger.
  5. Like the "dual" exhaust, last February we rented a car (I think it was a Nissan) on a trip. It had two outlets next to each other. One day I noticed one was black on the inside and the other silver. On closer inspection, there was one functional exhaust and another welded to it, just out of sight. It was a funny, needless expense. Especially for the owner that has to replace the muffler.
  6. You are right, it is a challenging kit to build. Certainly looks better than mine! The tires really set it off.
  7. Great work!! I have on in the stash I should get started on someday.
  8. I started building in the early 60's and kept it up for about 15 years until kids started coming. My collection got thinned out because of several moves during that time, but I still have some parts from the first kits I built. I then took up the hobby again in the 2000's. As in previous posts, I get an idea for a project and want to see what it would look like. Mostly I build race cars, most of them as tributes of one kind or another. Because of this, kit selection is limited. Model building is about the only creative thing I do.
  9. This topic really brings back memories. Chaparral 2F carried its "luggage" in the front fenders. The door is barely visible in the photo. These two compartments conveniently also functioned as plenum chambers for cooling air to the front brakes. In the day, cars were turned down at tech inspection or modified (sawing away roll bar brace) to accommodate "luggage space."
  10. Good tip for dealing with the marks! I built one back in the day. Its last configuration was an AWB match racer.
  11. It's kind of funny, the Bentley model which is best known is the least successful. The unblown 4.5 or the Speed Six are the ones which dominated Le Mans. The blower overstressed the engine into unreliability.
  12. Rick Mears has always been one of my favorite drivers. He was a thinker, always adjusting the car to suit changing track conditions. But he could turn it on when needed, as his six poles and four wins at Indy 500 can attest. This is the AMT Penske PC17 kit. Mears won the race from pole that year. There is good detail in the kit. It includes the option of using the flush wheels used in the 500. The photo is the all-Penske front row for the race. Note three holes in the wheels. The only problem with the wheels is that they came with six holes instead of three. This requires a modification. Here are the covers still on the sprue. The extra holes were plugged with .080 rod and sanded flush. This is the finished disk painted Model Master chrome. To be more correct, I should have glued the disk to the wheel and filled the gap.
  13. Just imagine all the stories told of real-live race drivers driving the first of the Z06 Corvettes from St. Louis to their various destinations?
  14. Thanks for the tips! Tom's diagram reminded me of when I was working at a computer all day. He's right: feet flat on the floor, arms at 90 and adjust everything else to fit.
  15. Yes, the day wasn't perfect. Look at photos of the front end in the day to see there were at least two prangs. But they got the job done.
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