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MarvinGardens

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    Marvin Gardens

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  1. I have 3 questions for ya': 1) What tire size? 2) What rear gear? 3) What mods does the car have done?
  2. No need to be silly. You had 3 here and two down in General, all askin' about tabletop milling (and milking) machines (but they done seemed to 'disappear' in the last 24 hours), tabletop lathe, this here thread, and machinin' engine thread. Now we're at least down to two. Now, I'm not the only one who's been noticing this, and I a'int the only one who said somethin' to ya either. There a'int no hate or evil intent in my post, just statin' what's been noticed. My points still stand; you need to decide what you want to do, what you are willing to spend, and what your real expectations are. As far as you 'machining engines' thread and where to find info; that you get to figure out on your own. There are plenty of books available dealing with milling, lathe-turning, basic shop math, and the like. There are tutorials on YouTube and Facebook, there are seminars and webinars put on my the tooling manufacturers to learn how to use their tools. I'll betcha you a'int machining an engine your first pass out, even with the proper tooling. Again ain't no hate; just statin' the cold hard facts. Now, once you get all set up and cuttin' chips, we'll all be watchin'! 😎
  3. Alright, I done kept quiet until now. You gotta quit askin' the same questions in 5 different places across two different sections. People here gave ya good advice, but it's on YOU to decide exactly whatcha want to do and are willing to spend. Go to Sheline, look at all they have to sell, and figur' out what you NEED. I'd love to jump in whole hog an smoke the better part of $4K on all their 'Mini Machine Shop' goodies. But I decided to start out small and go with what I really saw myself needin' for the time bein'. Research is also your friend, and half the operatin' questions I know you'll be askin' can be found right there on their site, or on a hobbyist machining forum. Again, I ain't hatin' on you, just wantin' you to get yer stuff straight and in order before these good folks run you off for not listenin'.
  4. Espo, these cars didn't have the IRS, that was the MN12 (89-97) Thunderbirds. Block could be either Corporate Gray or Black, depending on which critter it was dropped into. ThunderChicken Turbos got the Corporate Gray block. With that said, my '88 TurboPoop had a Black block..........
  5. For those who curently serve and those who served; Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for puttin' your life on the line to defend our ways of life.
  6. Since the 5.0L cars came with 1.25" diameter front sway bars installed, a good 'ol large paper clip'll pretty much do you right (since they're pretty close to .050" diameter).
  7. Hawk, two questions: 1) Is that Turbo T/A 1:24th-1:25th? 2) Where did the wheels it wears come from? I ask because you contributed awesome modernized F-body to this thread!
  8. That is FANTASTIC. One question for ya'; what type of 3D you using? Ok, two questions; what material?
  9. MANY years ago, my pops and I attended a local contest. I brought along my latest 'build', complete with string for spark plug wire (merely glued blob-style to the distributor and with not-a-care as to right firin' order), a 180-grit paint-job, and wonky wheel work. I thought I was the cats-@55 'cause I was the best of all ma' friends. Turns out I wasn't SQUAT. Didn't even come close to anything resemblin' placin'. So, turnin' to pops, all dejected, he says: "Boy, now you know. The difference between placin' and not placin' is the knowledge and bein' able to have the skill to use that knowledge. It ain't just for model buildin', boy, it's for life." I learned a LOT that day, and because o' some hard life lessons and people willin' to tell me what I done wrong and me bein' willin' to listen, I got better (not just at models). To watch someone get worse before your eyes, and have folks heap praise on rubbish; it ain't doin' them, us, or anyone else any favors.
  10. LOVE the color, very subtle indoors and I bet it would explode in the sunlight!
  11. Noel, Please don't take my comment about makin' here pay as anything more than just a suggestion. As to the digital rag versus pay forum differences: while I do tend to agree with your thoughts, my counterpoints: 1) If this forum was pay, there'd likely be a higher level of content quality (as no longer would most freeloaders with no real skill contribute), 2) Since there's already a great content of knowledge here, what possible benefit would a digital rag give over what's already here? (realize this ain't a slam, but a real honest question) 3) If you have some real skin in the game (payin' for forum access), you will likely be more aware of what's up and try to police it and actually positively contribute. Several of the 1:1 forums I do frequent also have a 'donate' function, which also opens up a private area of the forum just for the donaters (and also increases their personal setting storage/PM capacity, and even gets you some real, tangible swag). Let's say the forum doesn't go pay and dies a sudden death, and the 'rag never gets printed because options weren't explored. Who actually loses? Personal opinion from 'troublemaker', but we ALL would lose.............. just keep that thought in the back of yer head!
  12. A thought on digital magazine: Don't we really already have access to that (this forum)? If that were the case, Gregg could make this a pay-forum and not have to ever worry about a digital or print magazine again. Since more builds, tips, tricks, and general information are exchanged here than what a monthly magazine could produce/distribute (even in digital flavor), why even bother? Refund the subscribers their monetary investment and make here a pay.
  13. Hey Mike, Ya' got a source for the 'ROAD RUNNER' roundels on the tail uprights? I see all the newer re-issues don't have 'em.
  14. Given the color of the car body, it's an opinion o' mine that the wheel centers would have been killer in Dark Charcoal. As it is, you've got a good lookin' Ford there!
  15. Ya' just don't see these old Mopars out there anymore! Love the subject and glad ya' showed it the love it deserves!
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