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CAL

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  • Full Name Christopher Allen LeClair if you must know.

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  1. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    Yeah he is an interesting dude for sure, Mr. Tamiya.  The other interesting thing he said about the large Porsche models is they "didn't look right" at perfect scale and had to change them so it looked right built. So it is a case of out of scale in certain areas intentionally so it looked right.
  2. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    Somewhat off topic but a good read on drive these beasties
    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a4576/porsche-934-vs-porsche-935-track-drive/
  3. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    Not sure how it was mounted but it's why the shift rod ended up above the tunnel. They did other creative stuff for the 935 like raise the floor all in an attempt to getting it as low as possible. 
    The inverted trans is still a common practice to this day for low race 911s
  4. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    I guess the big question now is do you flip the transmission upside down like in the real car?
  5. CAL added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    I have a bunch of the Ferrari EM and a couple Lambo EM kits. The Dino... 243 parts... ??? I know right crazy
  6. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    We used to take care of a 962 which had the distinction of the last factory 962 before fabcar took over 962 production and a camel light Porsche, before unfortunately they were lost in a warehouse fire. Yeah I always had a soft spot for 917s and perhaps considered the most dominate sportscar ever produced 956/962 which had more than a decade of race victories.
  7. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    Oh I am not at all surprised at the money they are asking for ti axles with the crazy prices of all old air cooled Porsches. I have a couple old Ti valves and a bunch of Ti hardware from hear and there. Its cool stuff.
     
    Me and my brother had a 917 empty case at one time, and Porsche wanted $19000.00 for a crank. However you could still get one 30 years after it rolled out of the factory.
    I am just a Porsche guy. Worked on them for 30 years and have a 964 so I am always interested in the Porsche stuff that turns up.
  8. CAL added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    I would rather have a regular motor instead of the Carrera motor for it but. Still looks like a nice little kit.
  9. CAL added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    Likely delivered with one big rubber mat that covered both foot wells over the tunnel and half way up the fire wall. PITA to take in and out. What you have done looks like a reasonable representation of what it was. Fuel tanks were generally grey unless replace am. I have one of these to build someday. Looks good.
  10. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 935   

    $75000.00 of titanium 935 halfshafts.
    I would like to have one of those update kits for my 934 kit.

  11. CAL added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    Actually here is the story on the Protar kit, it was modeled off a car that was hit in the rear and the people that put the car back together used some liberties to rebuild the car to improve rear down force by reshaping the rear.
     
    The reality is there isn't any 2 250s that are exactly the same and there is maybe only 1 that is unmolested as it came out of the factory.
  12. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 962c   

    Yeah that is a converted slot car kit so you will find a few weird things about it
    the 956 was a model always.
  13. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 962c   

    Yes those old Tamiya Slot car kits are pretty easy straightforward easy peasy
  14. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 911 Targa   

    Yes sometimes i use the kit glass as a buck and I have an old modified Mattel vacuum former.
    or yes a wood buck would work too.. i have used clay and wood too.
  15. CAL added a post in a topic Porsche 911 Targa   

    I think I would just vacuum form up a new glass. I usually do vacuum form glass anyways