phil

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  1. phil added a post in a topic "new" Revell 36 Ford convertible   

    Given all the revell fords with separate frames and etc, not to mention much better flatheads, I would have liked to see them used in this kit. I am thinking revell forty ford-48. As frames and running gear are basically the same. I know that the revell 48 fords have a much better flathead. I am thinking of these as I still want to retain late40's-early 50's feel
  2. phil added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    revell 36 ford coupe/convert.
    Hi Guys I just got the recently released revell 36 ford. Although on some level it is kool. I feel that using the basic mono. kit from the 60's,they could have made it better. The motor is not up to the current standards of revell. Basically my question is what revell kit has a separate frame,and more accurate flathead that could replace this kits. There are no separte exhaust manifolds and pipes and the heads are terrible. The motor could have been replaced with one of revells (newer) and better flatheads. I feels that would have been more of an improvement than the donk wheels they did add.
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  3. phil added a post in a topic '57 Chevy 150   

    Reminds me of my 57 belair 4dr hrdtp. I got the car from a friend whose family owned a garage. It was abandoned on the side of a highway. My best friend had a late 348 hipo that he had intended to install in a jimmy pickup. He sold the jimmy and the engine was sitting in his garage. I needed a motor,he gave it to me. It originaly had a 3-2 setup. but my buddy only had the four barrel manifold. It was a GREAT car and a real stump puller.
  4. phil added a post in a topic Building the Black Widow *Updated 3/03/09*   

    The kit is not in error regarding the lack of rear seat. The kit is based on the 150 utility which did not have a rear seat. It was intended for salesmen,etc and rear seat was left out for them to carry products. Standard 150's did have a rear seat for passengers. This was not the intended function for the utility model.
  5. phil added a post in a topic Building the Black Widow *Updated 3/03/09*   

    The kit is not in error regarding the lack of rear seat. The kit is based on the 150 utility which did not have a rear seat. It was intended for salesmen,etc and rear seat was left out for them to carry products. Standard 150's did have a rear seat for passengers. This was not the intended function for the utility model.
  6. phil added a topic in General   

    Frame and suspension
    I have a resin of the Rod&Custom Dream Truck. Just got great article and pics of it when it was first "finished" But I am now puzzled. The resin has a early johan type chassis plate. I would like to have a more accurate (detailed) chassis. Reading 1957 article, it implys that that the olds passenger car frame was not used,but the 50 chevy truck frame was. And in listing what was done, it lists a dropped axle. NOT the independant suspension hinted at by the chassis plate. If it had airbags and dropped axle,It would be similar to that used in Barris Ala Kart. Anyone know or have pics ?????????
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  7. phil added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell '57 Chevy 150 "Black Widow"
    Anyone know when the revell 57 chev. black widow will be available ?
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  8. phil added a post in a topic Best material for windows   

    Just the other day,while exploring ebay,I came across what I think is a new product. It is called EVERCLEAR windshield system (for model cars) . I sent seller an email regarding purchasing it at a later date. Waitin for responce. It sounds like a good product for our useage. Check it out.
  9. phil added a post in a topic Best material for windows   

    Just the other day,while exploring ebay,I came across what I think is a new product. It is called EVERCLEAR windshield system (for model cars) . I sent seller an email regarding purchasing it at a later date. Waitin for responce. It sounds like a good product for our useage. Check it out.
  10. phil added a post in a topic Best Cast Iron Paint?   

    Now that is what is great about local hobby shops. The really good ones will take the extra step to serve the customer. Unlike the big box stores that will not make any effort at all to procure anything other than what is in the store.
  11. phil added a post in a topic Need Help Withe Future Floor Polish   

    The reason you are having problems finding it is a NAME CHANGE. It is now labeled PLEDGE with future shine. Hope this helps. Got mine at wallyworld.