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Howard Cohen

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  1. Question - has anyone ever made a transkit to turn the old Hubley (re-issued many times) into a Bentley? It should have a new grille, rad ornament, lights, logos, wheels. Thanks.
  2. One of the race guys makes this 3D printed Mosport display, about 13 inches from Turn 1 to Turn 5, about 8 inches from Turn 3 to Turn 7, complete with elevations. I really like it If you have never been to Mosport, it is a very interesting and exciting track to drive and watch. There is NO level piece of track, even the pit straight slopes down to Turn 1. The elevation difference from the pit straight to the dip between Turns 4 & 5 is about 125 feet; even exiting 4 has a drop of about 75 feet. Watching it on television may not give you the full effect but going around in a race car will. The video is me in a Porsche Carrera with a passenger seat driven by Scott Hargrove at a 1:40 pace...about 15 seconds slower than the car is capable of. Still not the same feeling as being in the car and feeling your breakfast come up through your ears
  3. Next into the bath is this overly painted 1961 Ford pickup, fair condition, complete, no body cracks but possible a custom hood...
  4. Project time...refinish this AMT 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix...I will put it in the paint remover tomorrow and let it soak for a few days before painting it with the new Revell spray paint. It came apart very easily as there was very little glue on the body. It looks like the interior and chassis have lots of old paint to remove. After this one, I will do a few more oldies
  5. I owned two different '75 Nova coupes. The first one was a trade in at the dealership where I was service manager in 1980. Part of my job was to test drive each used car. I had a 68HP Fiat that I rallied at the time. I took the Nova home and bought it the next morning. It was a 350 with lots of guts once it started moving. I think it had a police package but I am not sure. I think the gear were 2:73. I installed a tach and at 3000RPM, the speedometer read 100MPH...it would run to about 4500RPM before it ran out of power . I once drove from Toronto to the race track in Shannonville, about 120 miles in about an 1:30, ran out of gas pulling into the parking lot My second '75 Nova had the 265. It needed valves, so I took the heads to a local engine builder I know and got a set on exchange, slightly done up. That engine was almost as fast as the 350. Sadly, both cars died due to rust Who makes the resin Nova 4 door body you have? Thanks...
  6. I decided to build this as a friend has a regular SS in his garage. But the motor look underpowered...it needs more power. The 2016 Corvette engine has more power, also a torque tube and rear mounted transmission...hmmm, what to do. Well, I better try the Corvette chassis. It almost fits but it needs some cutting and sanding and fitting but it should work. The Corvette wheels and tires should fit, maybe the bucket seats too.
  7. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the writer, Norris McDonald, about my hobbies. Norris wrote about me in 2012 when I did the 24 Hour Build during the Daytona 24 Hours. This is what he wrote about me this week, enjoy https://www.wheels.ca/news/howard-cohen-loves-building-duesenbergs/?fbclid=IwAR2i240gSakdWhBdP59nQInZCxceMrox03s42eIG97OKfH5rkukbXuSCdyI
  8. A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the writer, Norris McDonald, about my hobbies. Norris wrote about me in 2012 when I did the 24 Hour Build during the Daytona 24 Hours. This is what he wrote about me this week, enjoy https://www.wheels.ca/news/howard-cohen-loves-building-duesenbergs/?fbclid=IwAR2i240gSakdWhBdP59nQInZCxceMrox03s42eIG97OKfH5rkukbXuSCdyI
  9. This is a neat idea. I just picked up these two built cars and was thinking about rebuilding them but not sure how. Now I may rebuild them as Cannonball cars
  10. ...and a few more to add to the stash collection...model collections are like that bunny...they keep growing and growing and growing...
  11. I started building model cars about 1961 and still build, and collect, to this day. I have built hundreds of models over the years, sold many at shows, traded a few and gave some away as gifts. I have built about 200 Corvette models, several dozen Chaparral race cars, hot rods, customs, show rods, trucks, motorcycles, a bit of everything. I also have some diecast and built models that were built by friends. I recently moved in with my lady friend and now I have a nice space in a finished basement to use as a workshop and display area. Last week I spent several days photographing all my built models and kits, almost 500 total. Here is a link to my new album, enjoy https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/model-cars-2020/
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    Many years ago I bought several model cars from a man in Ontario, Canada. He had built these model cars many years ago, late 60s and early 70s. He did a lot of scratch building and a lot of painting by hand. Although the cars may not be award winning models, they are all unique as most of them are one of a kind. Here are a shots of some classic customs...enjoy Magician Corvette Illusion Ultra Rod 32 Ford Golden Indian Devilfish
  13. Very well done! I know a couple of people (Read Bros.) who work in brass and they love it. I think the root beer car you refer to may have been the roadster built by Posie.
  14. Way back about 1980, I attended a model car show in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, called the 'N N L (National Nameless Luminaries) Nationals'. Organized and hosted by 'The Cleveland Automotive Modelers Society', the show took place on the same weekend as Canadian Thanksgiving, so I had an extra day to recover. The Saturday NNL show was run in conjunction with the two day Toledo Toy Show that was run by the late Herb Jackson. Herb seemed to think that supporting the model car hobby was as important as making money. He did both. I was a member of 'Group 25 Model Car Builders Club' and we always brought out enough model cars to make the Americans envious. We brought out 'West Hill Chrysler', built by Ron Dixon, and awed the masses. We brought out a working 4 x 8 foot slot car track and wowed them again! To make sure we were there, Herb would give us as many passes as we needed and slip us a few bucks for gas money. Herb took care of us and the other modellers and we did not disappoint him or the show. Sadly, Herb passed away but the toy show continued on with a new owner, John Carlisle. Group 25 often set up our 'West Hill Chrysler' display in the NNL room on Saturday to share with a few hundred modellers from all around the world as well as showing it on Sunday. People came from all across the U.S. and Canada as well as Australia and Europe. I met so many great people at that show the first year that I had to go back again...and again...and again. The 'Cleveland Automotive Modelers Society ran the NNL Nationals every October for 40 years. The NNL was so popular that other groups started up their own versions all across the U.S. and Canada, What made the NNL type of show so popular was that it was not a competition but a show, a cruise-in for modellers. We showed our model cars and chatted with others who showed theirs. We traded ideas and techniques. We told stories. We made friends, many of whom I am still friends with today. The camaraderie was often said to be better than the model cars and there were some amazing model cars! When we weren't talking about our model cars, we were out shopping in the toy show area, looking at and buying model kits, parts, paints, books, a bit of everything. The model magazines often sent a photographer to record the event. A large number of people took their own photographs. I was one of those with a camera. Sadly, 2019 was the last year for the NNL Nationals. The organizers saw it from a gathering in a garage to a large community center to spreading around the world. You can't get much better than that. As this would have been the weekend I would travel to Toledo, and surrounding areas, here are the links to my online photo-albums. I often stopped at a car museum or two on the way to Toledo and you will see those links, as well as in my NNL albums. THANKS to THE CLEVELAND AUTOMOTIVE MODELERS SOCIETY for providing so many modelers from all around the world the opportunity to meet and share our hobby and make life long friends. Just a short drive from Toledo is Auburn, Indiana, home of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum and other car museums. https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/auburn-cord-duesenb/ The Crawford Collection Auto Museum is in Cleveland, Ohio, also a short drive from Toledo. https://public.fotki.com/howardcohen/crawford-auto-museum/ Wright Patterson Air Force Base has a great air museum and is only a couple of hours from Toledo. https://public.fotki.com/HowardC.../dayton_air_force_museum/ ...and now for the NNL Nationals... https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl_nationals_toled/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2004-a/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2006/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/toledo-nnl-2007/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2008/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2009/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-toled-1/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-toledo-2011/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-toledo-2012/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-toledo-2013/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-toledo-2014/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2015-/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2016-/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2017-/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-2018-/ https://public.fotki.com/HowardCohen/nnl-nationals-toled/
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