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  1. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic What do you suppose this is ?   

    The body lines all look correct for a 34 Ford but it is missing the hood louvers.
  2. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Where did all this "stupid" car safety stuff come from?   

    The center headlight on the Tucker was linked to steer with the front wheels. That was in 1947.
  3. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Cobra   

    Cobra with the Lemans hardtop. Very nice.
  4. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from Return to Macon County   

    It is not unusual for movies to have multiple versions of the cars for different uses. The most detailed for close up filming is termed the "hero" car. Lots or cheaper, less detailed versions would be used for stunts and such.
  5. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Any chemists out there?   

    The raw materials have to come from somewhere. Gasoline is a hydrocarbon so somewhere you need to get hydrogen and carbon as basic building blocks along with other trace elements.

    Unless you are an alchemist and can transmute one element into another. If so, I would be making gold instead of gas!
  6. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Get your drool cups - Ford 427 FE Block CNC Milled From Billet Aluminum   

    That pretty nice but it's not a true 427 FE. It's is some sort of hybrid because it doesn't have the extended block skirts which are used for the cross-bolted mains. Instead, it is using a more conventional 4 bolt main cap set up. It also does not have the side oiler provisions of the race 427 but instead is oiling through the center of the block similar to the hydraulic cammed version built for street and marine use.

    That said, Kirkham builds really nice stuff. Aluminum bodied Cobras with all billet suspension pieces and now a billet block option. "What's in your wallet?" ;-)
  7. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic A pleasant suprise part I didnt know I had   

    I'm always finding things I had lost, the most important was my wedding ring!

    A few years ago, my sister sent me a box of stuff I had given to her son when I was about 18 and he was maybe 6. That was more than 30 years ago. Inside the box was about a dozen models I had built, most of them busted up glue bombs. It was cool to see them after all those years.
  8. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 2014 Revell First Quarter Kit Releases   

    What's worse is discovering that the music on the Oldies station is too new for you!
  9. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic 1956 Corvette Impala   

    Nice project! I always liked these Motorama show cars. There are many of them based off the early Corvette. Lots of them are shown on this link:
  10. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Converting the Red Barron to the Black Knight   

    As good as you are, I'll bet you could come up with a variation of the blackout headlights used on military vehicles:

    The lens strips should be clear
  11. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Read any good books lately?   

    Like some others have mentioned the bible is always on top of my reading list.

    Joel Rosenberg is one of my favorite current authors. He is a former CIA analyst who specialized in the middle east. His novels are based on bible prophesy and his knowledge of that area. Several things he has written about in his novels have come to pass though he does not pretend to be a prophet. Start with "The Last Jihad" if you are interested. Very fast paced.

    "Lights Out" by David Crawford is an urban survival tale. A very good read.

    "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Starship Troopers" by Robert Heinlein are two of my favorite all time scifi books.

    I plan to read "Killing Lincoln" soon. An older book on the assasination was "The Lincoln Conspiracy." It's amazing what they don't teach you in school about this sad part of our history.
  12. OneTrickPony added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Mercury concept vehicles

    I ran across this on another forum and felt like it should be cross posted here. This is a website with pictures of Mercury concept vehicles for the 40s through 2006.
    Winged Messenger Concept Cars

    I especially liked the 65 Comet with the Baracuda-like fastback rear.

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  13. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Is anybody using Google Sketchup?   

    Have you looked at RepRap?

    RepRap 2 Mendel
  14. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Reworking some familiar designs   

    Great work, Harry! I like all of them.Your Mustang wagon looks better to me than the concept Ford supposedly built:

  15. OneTrickPony added a post in a topic Ford motor gurus   

    The basic design is the same in this engine family but there are lots of visual differences in the exteriors due to the different natures of their usage. The car versions had smaller air cleaner housings, different belt systems, etc, while the truck versions had governors, different exhaust manifolds, larger crankshaft snouts, etc.

    The car version would be a good start but would require a lot of fabrication to make it look like a true truck engine, if that is what you are asking.