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  1. That pattern on the slicks could have come from the rollers that were used to start the cars at some tracks.
  2. 32 Ford A/SR - FINISHED

    You are correct, Snake. Front and rear fenders would have been required along with a passenger seat. Also, disc brakes would not be correct, either. Most ran no brakes on front.
  3. Mickey Thompson Ford Thunderbolt HEMI

    Really nice job on probably the rarest thunderbolt. Rear shocks look like coil overs (in 1964?), but maybe the old Monroe Load Levelers?
  4. Chris, those are bolt together cragar wheels, as this time period was before the centerline “rivet” wheels became available. Notice the Cragar decal?
  5. '57 Chevy E/S

    If you will check the 1969 rule book, you will see that they were limited to 7 inch grooved tires. I understand on the headers and please don’t misconstrue my comments as being overly critical. It ‘s just that I was there and ran in stock in that time frame (ran a 1953 Oldsmobile), so this stuff is more familiar to me. Anyway, great model. Ron.
  6. '57 Chevy E/S

    Really nice job. Seems like most chevy stockers had fenderwell headers, though, and 7 inch “cheater” slicks ( had 2 grooves in the tire). Your slicks look like 9 inch tires which came later on, of course. Your car sure takes me back to those days. Thanks for posting.
  7. Best Way to Store Molotow Pens?

    Tip up.
  8. Garlits Drag Pak Challenger

    I believe those are model tt63 weld wheels patterned after the old torq thrust style wheels. Hope this helps. Ron.
  9. Photo-etch mesh

    Detail master #2590 is honeycomb style.
  10. Creating NEW Panel Lines

    I like the umm-scr-01 for scribing new lines.
  11. Bob Glidden Thunderbolt

    That car was ran in the early 80’s by Harold Stout , I believe. I can remember reading about it in car craft or ss&drag illustrated. Bob built it, of course, but don’t know if he ever drove it much, other than testing. Bob said that there was a lot of work in that car. Anyway, your model looks dead on, including the wheels (motor wheel flys, I think).
  12. 1962 IMPALA SS

  13. Same reasoning for longer primary and collectors on the exhaust. Longer for lower rpm torque and shorter for high rpm power.
  14. '78 Chevrolet Malibu 4D Sedan.

    Welcome back, Niko. I always enjoy your builds.
  15. 57 Chevy...60’s custom

    Great engine detail. The carb appears to be darker on the base plate (just like the real 4gc carb). What kit did the carb come from? I like the linkage, also (very realistic). Wish there was a better return spring you could use, but beautiful work.