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  1. Kurt I bought another 323gtx and as usual my projects grow up to full scale for summer and downsize in winter! So I have some time to find wheel/tires for the Buffum car. I bought gravel tires separate but they are too small and more like 14” tires.
  2. thanks, I looked there and they have discontinued this. I will have to try an email or other communication to see if they will re-pop a few new sets.
  3. On another note, anyone know if the gravel wheel set is available yet? I have the car up on jacks at service, and there are no proper wheels and tires to go on for gravel spec. The Buffum Olympus car has the wrong pavement wheels and tires....sigh.
  4. Well, I bought one a few weeks ago at the swap meat for $35, new in open box. Stock version, no tax....I am a happy camper now.
  5. Hey, I am still looking for these wheels OR the whole kit. Still looking
  6. Nonsuch not obscure in this house…. some of the best music all throughout the catalog.
  7. Tony, your model looks great, and the photography outside works great to your advantage. Plus you tracked the highlights perfectly with the lower eye level photos. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Purchased a few items at yesterday’s swap meet in Warren, MI. The mustang is for a buddy that just bought one and is going through/modifying it to drive this summer. The trailer I got going already and a few wired distributors and misc parts too…..
  9. Awesome. Glad you cheated that body down over the chassis. Was it pretty straightforward to do so?
  10. Sorry. I took one at the contest. There were so many great models and friends there. Just like old times (2 years ago). There was far cooler builds there.
  11. I was very very surprised to get this today. Seriously. blush
  12. until

    Tony, myself and many others are NOT on that Face book. So it is good that you post information here, where modelers hang out. I appreciate the rundown. I am bringing SEVERAL models, as is my buddy. Probably 8 or so total. Let me ask you, I have a "heavy commercial" but is box stock, where should it go? Bringing a box stock and competition entries as are my buddy. Bringing cash too, looking forward to the event. Again, keep in mind, not everyone subscribes to face book. Thanks.
  13. I would go there, and tell them that you have a party of 10, and want to order food, but sorry, cash isn't good enough for you....
  14. It has been a crazy last MONTH since we last had an update from the shop. The TR-8 has been in a quagmire of red tape that I think we got figured out. The Feds paid us a visit cause they thought we were tampering with stolen property. Dude completely fooled us as he showed up in this ride (thought it was a new customer). They SHUT us down for a month! That was "Thirty Days in the Hole" for the BOSS man - and now he is eating some Humble Pie. We had to post bond and now he feels he has a debt of gratitude to pay us. So I guess we can get back on the wagon and get moving on the project a little bit till the nicer spring weather comes. We didn't really lose too much to the project as our team spent a week supporting our local rally wrenching on cars and drinking beers with the locals up north. It was a fun time, and yours truly got "roped into" driving one of the course opening cars - which requires driving the stages and making sure all proper safety elements are in place. It turned out I am buying this ride from another guy for a steal. No rust but beat to all heck, perfect for driving fast in the woods. So when me and the boys got back to the shop, and found the cease and stop order on the door, we contacted our lawyer and sent him to work to get things straightened out. In the meantime, the machine shop, which we outsourced the engine to, was able to get a few things done and made progress on the engine. We are leaving the pan off for now, so we can see how the engine is going to fit in the chassis, and working on these "headers" from a SBC that are gonna fit come heck or high water! They really won't be too visible, and tucked down low. Someone walked off with the distributor, so I modified one from that same SBC and it is gonna fit right in. Here is my reference from back in the day. The real car as it was. I have other photos of the "restored" version as well, but this one is perfect to start with. I am unsure If the customer wants the original white with blue trim, or the Quaker State white and green, but the basics are there to get moving on the project now that the shop is open and busy again. There are so many other projects going on at the shop, so updates may be a bit sporadic. Plus, in two weeks time, there is the local Model Show to attend in Warren, MI and have a lot of fun stuff to take and display. So that will be a wasted weekend. Hope to have less drama, more production especially now that the BOSS MAN is off our backs!
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