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  • Location Queens, Nu Yawk
  • Full Name John V. Agugliaro

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  1. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Guitars   

    The correct term for the medical condition that has afflicted Chris is called "GAS".
    My bad for not complimenting you on your stash.  Only 14? 
  2. FASTBACK340 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Scale Custom License Plates
    Looks like I may have 1 build to knock out before I stuff everything in boxes and move. I need to finish a Christmas present early and I have almost everything except the license plates.
    Who'e the go-to source for nice scale plates?
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  3. FASTBACK340 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    New Plates for the Cuda
    I had CUDA 2GO on my car for over 10 years. Too often it was confused with Cuda 260, which makes no sense. I had enough and did a search for a new plate.
    This is too cool. Can't believe it was available !

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  4. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Help on how to post images from links   

    Isn't this like the third time in as many years as we've had this change? 
  5. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Packing up…..   

    Nah…. I want to move closer to my job! Besides, I already did Pa. for 5 yrs. 
  6. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic My latest project   

    Thanks Harry. I affectionately call the `Cuda My Mistress and Amy is OK with it. No jealousy….. 
  7. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic My latest project   

    I found a how-to on swapping out the  resistor in a standard flasher, but for $6…….
    It works like a champ!
  8. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Packing up…..   

    Yeah, I know we have some work ahead of us. But the thought of a real backyard and a better house is nice. My Wife (bless her….) is showing me houses with 4 car garages. The problem with that is the property taxes are insane….. like $14K a year or higher! Yikes!!!! 
    If we shop for a modest house, 2 car garage, deep driveway, and a hobby room/basement space where I can stretch out it would be nice. And as for introducing the neighbors to the `Cuda, I may yank the engine when we move in (rear main & pan is leaking….) and make friends. Once we know each other and have shared a BBQ or two,  I'll put it back together and rattle their windows. 
    Just want out of Queens. The last parking space was taken last week. It's full. 
  9. FASTBACK340 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    My latest project
    Although the modeling will be on hold for a while, I'm still always looking to fabricate and create stuff (my job is a great outlet) so I finally finished my LED tail lights I made for my car. I did the research on circuits and material, made a few failed attempts, and built a set. I have the dual filament function for brake/signals and I also made LED's for my reverse lights. I also found a higher resistance flasher relay for LED use. Check it out!
    With reverse lights
    Without reverse lights
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  10. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Packing up…..   

    We're getting the house ready to sell so we have to store 3/4's of our stuff until we can sell/buy the house. It's kind of exciting since the 2 stipulations I made was a 2 car garage (electricity, detached, deep driveway) and a hobby room big enough for both me AND the dog. My current situation is more than most have, but severely compromised as it is. Tiny doesn't begin to describe it….. the room is about 10' X 10'. Amy has her list of demands too, but they are reasonable. Namely 2 baths and a finished basement with a second kitchen for holiday baking. Otherwise 2 bedrooms, yard entrance from back of house, and some other much less important details. 
    The new accommodations require: A/C - Day Light -  SPACE ! And of course music, maybe a TV, small `fridge. A bathroom close by would be nice too….. But mostly space. To be able to roll my chair back further than 11" without hitting something would be a nice experience. And a display cabinet. All my stuff is in boxes and cases now.
    We've only been here about 5 years but it's time for change. Packing up sucks, but staying here would suck worst.
    Actually I will contact you. I know your always looking for materials, kits, and supplies. 
    I'll be in touch….. ;-)
  11. FASTBACK340 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Packing up…..
    So starts the process of sorting and packing up a household. My family has owned this house since 1969 so there's a few things to go through…… Throwing out un-needed stuff, pairing down necessities, and boxing and storing. One of the first casualties is the model room. Talk about a daunting task! I'll pop in occasionally to say hi, but my building is on hold until, well…. until i un-pack wherever we end up.
    Later guys, build on…..
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  12. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Ad Banners   

    I use Apple/MAC and I have them pop up occasionally…….
  13. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Mack Bulldog out of paper...   

    Makes us all look like hacks….. what's being done with paper and skill is amazing! 
  14. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic Not even close   

    Easy Ace…. Don't rattle the rat rod cage. Next thing you know, they'll band together with the negative camber guys and beat us down. 
    We recently chased one of those things out of our shop. Scary stuff being built in the name of fashion. 
  15. FASTBACK340 added a post in a topic It's official….   

    Rich, my commute is brutal now. From Queens to Deer Park (27 miles….) can take an hour or better coming home at night. Mornings are 25-35 minutes now. If I add 15 minutes to my Wife's train ride, I can trim a 1/2 hour drive home at night. As for the taxes and expenses, me & my Wife are frugal at home. Besides, our expenses aren't going to be that much more after all things are considered
    Jim, never. My Sister lives in Winterhaven now (she used to live in Orlando & Homassassa) and she can't wait to move out. I've been there 4 times and with the distraction of Disney on the first visit, I never enjoyed being there. Besides, Long Island is closer to my people…..