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  1. Sometimes, “learning experiences” can be brutal, not to mention, demoralizing. Too neat a project to give up on, though. I assume you will have to cut the hood out? Good fortune to you.
  2. I posted in general section about a month ago. Oddly, not that many people were impressed with the show and, some, incredibly, berated it for kit bashing old kits. Geez, like we don’t all steal parts from other kits that we have. I thought it was a great show and I don’t know how you cannot like Steve and his encyclopedic brain.
  3. Geez. My original reply specified “period correct”. I am well aware of SEGA and other organizations that have “modern “ gassers. He responded he didn’t care about being “period correct”. Great. Some do. My original comments remain historically true, as others have also stated. I am done.
  4. I guess I shouldn’t have said they weren’t around back then. They may have been in business (probably in the “roundy round” field). They certainly were not used on any gassers, stockers, a/fx, funny cars, super stockers, etc., (pie crust or not) in the sixties and probably seventies rarely. I doubt you can show me any pictures of Hoosiers on those cars in that time frame.
  5. By the way, if you’re building a “period correct” gasser, Hoosiers weren’t around back then. Think M&H Racemasters, Caslers, Bucron, or possibly Goodyear’s.
  6. “Building plastic models” by Robert Schleicher. While dated, (published 1976), this book has some of the best basic modeling information I have seen and an excellent reference source. Available on Amazon or EBay for about $6.00 shipped (used). Well worth the money for new and old modelers.
  7. Get some straight duct, at least for the first foot or so and the first elbow. The flexible stuff causes buffeting and back flow due to the ridges. It’s hurting you more than most because of the length and turns you have to make. Consider contacting Pace. I am sure he could guide you.
  8. Just watched the last episode (Little Red Wagon build). Interesting info on the Hot Rod story and the original purpose of the car(truck) and it and the model’s evolvement.
  9. Really don’t understand all the negativism about this show (and kit bashing). Doubt that there are many on this forum who don’t kit bash to make their model fit their specific needs. Watched the third show last night in which Steve recreates his old 1968 hemi charger. How many other tv shows are there that are about building model cars?
  10. I like it a lot. Where did you get the injector velocity stacks? Fuel pump and log scratch built? What did you use for the steel lines? Thanks in advance.
  11. Excellent place to do business with, as is scalehobbyist.com.
  12. Well, I, for one, think the show was great, and am in awe of steve’s Almost encyclopedic knowledge of cars and, more specifically, drag cars. Are his models works of art (like Guy Beaudette) ? No, of course not, but his show will help “popularize” model building. I don’t see a down side.
  13. New show on MotorTrend streaming with Steve Magnante (sp) called super models.
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