fiatboy

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About fiatboy

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  • Birthday 02/14/1951

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 - 1/25

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  • Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Full Name Jeffrey Bolthouse

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  1. fiatboy added a topic in Wanted!   

    set of 4 wheels & tires, 1/24, from a NASCAR kit
    Preferably, this set should be a relatively new style, if possible.  I'm planning to put these under a '57 Thunderbird using a cut-down NASCAR chassis.  I'll be using the 427 Ford SOHC engine from the '33 Willys kit.  Thanks
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  2. fiatboy added a post in a topic need some tech. info. on plumbing T.F engines   

    This thread can be closed.
  3. fiatboy added a post in a topic need some tech. info. on plumbing T.F engines   

    Dear 'exotics builder': thank you  for your kind reply.  And Mr. Hakan:  I am almost overwhelmed by all the info you sent me!  Is it not amazing this "Model Car magazine" forum we have?  Thank you, thank you!  
  4. fiatboy added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    need decals for 1/25 '65 Dodge AWB SEDAN
    I wonder if anyone has any ideas or suggestions in this regard?  Thank you.
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  5. fiatboy added a topic in General   

    need some tech. info. on plumbing T.F engines
    On (most) Top Fuel engines, there is a "stick-like" thing poking out from the cam-drive area of the engine.  I guess they are various combos. of fuel pumps and water pumps and oil pumps.   I am specifically building a Hilborn injected early funny car hemi engine with the tall stacks.  I think 'Teds Modeling' has some schematics available but not a dry-sump oiling system.  Anyway, thanks for reading my meandering message.
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  6. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    need to know most efficient and economical paint stripper
    I have recently read or heard that bleach will remove paint from styrene; I do not know about resin.  I am thinking maybe "Bleche White" tire sidewall cleaner.  I do not have space at my place for a permanent 'basin' of the "purple pond".  The Castrol material seemed to be very inefficient.  Oven cleaner seems pretty efficient but is it too strong?  Thanks.  
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  7. fiatboy added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    "junk" collections on ebay, already built, 'key word'
    How do I search on ebay for "already built junk collections"?  What key word would I use to find these on ebay?  Yup, I need more junk!  Thanks
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  8. fiatboy added a post in a topic 1/25 Wheelie Bars   

    "Speed City Resin" will be coming out with some nice looking (relatively simple) wheelie bars.
  9. fiatboy added a post in a topic MOPAR wiper motor   

    I have 2 '70 Super Bee kits.
  10. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT 70 Super Bee Pro Street Mufflers   

    I have 2 kits of the '70 Super Bee, but not the Pro Street model.
  11. fiatboy added a post in a topic Need: Skinny Front tires for my Pro-Stock - FOUND   

    You might try "Speed City Resin".  It is listed among the aftermarket 'casters' under the 'Resin' section or category in this forum.  It has a selection of little front tires and wheels.
  12. fiatboy added a topic in How To Use This Board   

    deleting or editing a post, how?
    I want to edit the title of a post I have running now.  Thanks
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  13. fiatboy added a post in a topic SOHC parts needed   

    There is an aftermarket company where you can buy the entire 427 SOHC engine, I think in resin no doubt.  If you want to go this route, let me know and I will 'look up' the name of the manufacturer.  I bought one, and it was about $12.00.
  14. fiatboy added a post in a topic "Forced Cold Air Induction" Hoses: AMT `69 Olds 442   

    In one of 'our model car magazines' some time ago, there was an article on scratch building these intake hoses.  It involved making your own spring and then wrapping it with some light-weight tape or paper.  
  15. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT '69 Hurst Olds 442, underhood detail missing   

    I am going to check with modelhaus right now.