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About AmericanMuscleFan

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    1/25 model car

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    Francis Laflamme

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  1. Good job Roger, the interior looks great, nice touch with the Lakewood decal! Interiors are often an aspect of those old drag racing cars that weren't well represented or shown in magazines at the time, so we have to improvise... I can't wait to see it finished!!!
  2. I'm with you! Let us know if you find a good source Jonathan, to the point where I am, it's not 20 dollars that will make the difference in my budget... πŸ˜₯
  3. What a beautiful truck and magnificent scenery! You live in a beautiful part of our country my friend, here in the east the mountains are a little lower... I will maybe go see your mountains in person when I am to my retirement!
  4. Thanks for the kind comments Jason! I'm very honored to be able to inspire anyone to keep building and making more detail. I must admit that I am myself very inspired by the good work being done all over this forum and I am very grateful for that. More updates to come soon! Take care, Francis
  5. I have to admit you made a good and rational decision Dan! When I bought the kit I was overly excited and a bit blinded by the topic I would say since these RAMs are so good looking. I have chosen this hobby as my first choice and I don't jeopardize my budget, I am usually quite reasonable in my expenses and I consider this an investment... I hope... This kit is of very high quality, way more detailed than most level 3 styrene kits and worth the price but I must admit our poor currency does not help us when it comes time to buy as most of the time shopping are made in American or European currency without forgetting the inevitable customs fees. So I'm going to take this as a little treat and think about it twice before I hit the "buy" button next time!
  6. All these pieces have not lost anything to wait, the final result is spectacular and I don't think of seeing another being built soon, very impressive!!! Now you will have to park your car in the street... πŸ˜‰
  7. Yet another stunning and compelling build to be mistaken for the real thing! A great advertisement for an unknown caster! Well done again Brian!!!
  8. Very nice and clean build Michael! Awesome paint job, perfect stance and beautiful engine bay details, you can be proud of!
  9. Brian, what size of display case do you have? It is not fair to put the picture of a real truck and pass it off as a scale model! Jokes aside, he's just great, yellow suits him really well! Another success to your credit my friend!!! πŸ‘Œ
  10. There is no denying that you have a rather agile hand despite the size of your fingers! An iron fist in a velvet glove... or the opposite !? Great details my friend, free time well used! πŸ‘
  11. I agree with your new color choice, it makes the details stand out even more. I wouldn't hesitate to keep it in my airplane hanger... if I had one! I LOVE it!!! πŸ‘Œ
  12. Hey Dave, thanks for the comment and kind offer! I don't have the real thing on hands but I found some basic informations online including the following: - Holley Dominator 4500 series have 2.000" throttle bore diameter with 0.750" of spacing between them - Throttle plate bolt pattern is 5.380". I used these basic measurements as a starting point for the main body so I hope they are accurate... don't hesitate to let me know if I'm wrong! I don't expect to achieve something as spectacular (and mind-blowing...) as Tim's last effort, but something as compelling as possible and an improvement on the one I did for my '70 GTX. Thanks for your visit and support, I do appreciate! Take care, Francis
  13. Superb job Dan, I love the last details! It is a disproportionate project not to play on words! You will have to reserve a table just for yourself at the next exhibition! Great work sir!!!
  14. Thanks, Charlie! Regardless of the brand, there are several ways to machine an aluminum engine block. Tim (Codi) has done an amazing job with his 429 engine block, so you should take a look at the photos from his Maverick thread. I will be very happy to give you a hand if you need it! Take care, Francis
  15. Thanks Kerry! I hope I can finish the Holley by the end of next week, I'm on vacation this week so maybe more bench time, we expect quite a bit of rain... πŸ˜₯ Take care, Francis
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