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  1. dodgefever added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I really don't get this 40% coupon thing.  I mean, if everyone uses them it's meaningless; why don't they just price them at 40% off?  It puts me in mind of Nigel Tufnell... "these go to eleven".
  2. dodgefever added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    China is the Wild West, you may think you can trust them, but they hold all the cards.  Even 1:1 car manufacturers have their products ripped off.  They're making a "Land Wind" knock off of the Land Rover Evoque right now.  Luckily it's not my problem, but I'd be looking to repatriate anything and everything that's gone to China.
  3. dodgefever added a post in a topic Not finding things in SEARCHES   

    It's easier to search this site from Google.  Enter "c7 first burst color site:modelcarsmag.com" and Bob's your uncle:

  4. dodgefever added a post in a topic Time Machine resin   

    "NO BIDDING OUTSIDE USA AND CANADA."
    "No soup for you".  Screw him then.
     
  5. dodgefever added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge kit, will it happen?   

    Red Ram 361

    D500 383

    Super D500

    To convert a '60s big block, you would need to modify the valve covers to the earlier 4-bolt style, modify the driver's side exhaust manifold and switch to a generator. 
     
  6. dodgefever added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge kit, will it happen?   

    D500 was a 4bbl 383, Super D500 was a dual quad 383.
  7. dodgefever added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge kit, will it happen?   

    1958 (not 1957) was the last year for Hemis. The 252 HP engine would be a 326 poly, 1959 Dodge only.
    361 and 383 B engines were available in '59, so one could mate a big block to the iron Torqueflite from a '57 Chrsyler kit.
     
  8. dodgefever added a post in a topic FM3 Panther Pink 70 Challenger   

    Looks good.  The only thing I'd mention is that the subframe rails are part of the body structure and ought to be body colour.  I see a lot of people painting them black as if they were a GM F body or similar.  The K-member was a separate piece and that should be black.
  9. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   

    Winningest and funnest, both of which I heard yesterday.
  10. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   

    In that case we're the same.  I just keep reading recently about what people (from the US) are going to buy with the money "from their tax return".  Clearly, they are using the term incorrectly.
  11. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   

    US tax return - getting money back from the government*, UK tax return - having to fork out thousands to the government
    * at least that's how it seems from reading forum posts where US taxpayers seem to expect to get money back in January.
     
    US "winningest", UK most successful
    US "funnest", UK most fun
    I still struggle to believe people really use those words. 
     
     
     
  12. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   


    Heated rear window - the old Skoda joke:ttps://www.leaseyournextcar.com/blog/why-does-skoda-octavia-have-heated-rear-window
    Having lived all my life in England and also having rebuilt a couple of engines, I've never seen or heard of a Woodruff key referred to as anything else....
    The rest of your list looks good, apart from the Allen bolt - that's still an Allen bolt.  A US set screw is a UK grub screw.
  13. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   

    Indeed they are different.  I'm talking colloquially - to the man in the street, in the UK, they're hubcaps.
     
     
  14. dodgefever added a post in a topic Divided by a common tongue   

    Wheel Cover - Wheel Embellisher   I'm nearly 50 and I've never heard anyone use the term "wheel embellisher".     The old metal ones were always hubcaps; new plastic things are called wheel trims.
    Never heard any normal person use the word backlight either - it's rear window, or rear screen.
     
     
  15. dodgefever added a post in a topic Model rubber tire rot, has it happened to you.   

    Yes, my '80s Revell 'Black Magic' Pete 359 has perished tyres and a Revell Germany rebox of the Italeri container trailer I bought in 1984 also has rotted rubber.