Dennis Lacy

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  • Birthday 12/03/1979

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  • Location La Verne, California
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  1. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic For the guys who like REAL engines...   

    Naturally, non-computer controlled engines in competent hands can make very impressive numbers. But, put those engines in a vehicle and lets see how far someone would want to drive it? Not to mention the fuel mileage would be in the gutter.
    Computer controlled performance engines, on the other hand... For example, one of my best friends has a 2001 Corvette ZO6 with a 520 rear wheel horsepower naturally aspirated LS3 in it that he built himself. Venture to guess that's a legitimate 575(ish) HP at the flywheel. Having personally spent time in the car I can vouch for the fact that it starts, idles and drives like a stock Corvette. It's still completely civilized. The only hint that it has a built engine is a very mild cam lope out of the stock titanium exhaust. But, put the pedal on the floor and all hell breaks loose. The car has absolutely violent acceleration and at 7K RPM sounds like a blue printed race engine.
    Now, I know you already know this, Bill. Just making conversation. 

  2. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic RILEY HEAD CONVERSION   

    Absolutely correct about the Hot Rod version of the '29 Pickup containing a plain chrome cylinder head. Also, the Street Demons version of the kit is the same way and both of those feature closed cabs with the large back window. I'm pretty sure the Happy Days version also has the large window but I can't remember if it has the plain or Winfield chrome head. Those 3 versions were also missing the windshield visor. The Winfield script head, small back window and visor returned with the Rat Rods version of the kit.
    The Hot Rod version is a bit of an anomaly. It's the only one of the reissues of the '29 truck kit to feature smooth hood sides, smooth tailgate, 80's style Cragar billet Champ wheels and perhaps the coolest piece in the kit, a dropped headlight bar.
  3. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Looking back at this thread today it occurred to me that after all of the effort to put a Halibrand quick change axle under this thing I didn't take any pictures that show it off. Here's a couple more!
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  4. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    It's an optical illusion. Part of it is because of the frame rails tapering down thinner towards the rear. 
  5. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Considering you have been my biggest influence in scale hot rod building and after all the help I've been given from your magazine articles over the years, we'll call it even. 
  6. Dennis Lacy added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster
    Here's my first take on Revell's new kit. Back in one of the review threads it was brought up that the kit could easily be built a 3rd way by using the optional Model A frame (intended for the channeled version) as a hiboy so i decided to take that approach. Setting it up that was is relatively easy with some trimming of the wheel wells and spacers on the engine mounts to raise it up a bit. Everything else more or less falls into place. I wanted to use a lot of the kit but did make the following mods:
    - Revell '49 Custom Mercury chrome reverse wheels.
    - Revell M&H Racemaster slicks.
    - Revell '32 Ford frame front cross member and frame horns.
    - Revell '32 5-Window Moon auxiliary fuel tank.
    - Revell '32 Fords radiator shell & grill, chopped 1/8" and lowered over frame 1/8"
    - Bashed together Halibrand quick change rear axle.
    - '50 Pontiac taillights.
    - Pinstripe decals from assorted Revell hot rod kits.
    - Testors one-coat Pure Gold.
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  7. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    It's the Model A grill. One, it should be a '32 grill. Two, it sits way too far forward on the channeled version. Also, the stance for both versions isn't good. At least the channeled version as a hint of rake. The '32 frame version sits flat as a board. 
    As far as the channeled version goes, your efforts to lower the front go a long way towards making the car look a lot better. I also really like the color scheme you chose. It suits the car well.
    PS: All of the brake plates on your black '32 chassis are upside down...

  8. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster- new Revell kit   

    Yup, that's the one! It's still evolving, too. As of now sports a homemade Hallock-style aluminum split V'd windshield.
  9. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic My second completed Revell '29A Kitbash - a '30A Five Window Coupe Traditional Hot Rod   

    Absolutely fantastic, Tim! You know you've built a hot rod right when such a simple car is dripping with style. The color scheme suits it perfectly and the built Caddy engine and quick change rear make it look really tough. I also like the departure from the common by using the '34 truck grill. Those don't just work on anything but it really does work for this car.

  10. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Saying that doesn't offend me! Thanks for such a generous compliment. It's awesome how many fresh projects and completions this kit has stirred up in the last few weeks. They've all been really cool and I'm sure there's plenty more that will be popping up. I'm already making plans for #2.

  11. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Using non-Tamiya clears over Tamiya Spray Lacquers?   

    I have used Model Master Ultra Gloss clear (from their factory color line) over Tamiya paint many times. Never had a problem. It doesn't hurt decals, either. It gives a really glossy finish and dries in an hour to hard shell.
  12. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster- new Revell kit   

    This is a killer patina-rod! I love all of the coloring and texturing. I also love that it looks worn and weathered and not totally rotted out. This is exactly the kind of hot rod I would drive around.
    It also reminds me a lot of my friend Frank Barone's '29 Roadster that he's been driving around for a decade or more!
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  13. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Wednesday Morning Update/Completion - Revell '29A Roadster Kitbash into a '30 Chopped Five Window Coupe Traditional Hot Rod   

    Tim, your chassis looks great! The '49 Merc Caddy engine looks awesome decked out in all of the Revell parts pack accessories. There's something about a staggered 4-carb intake that just looks tough as hell. Can't wait to see the coupe body dropped on! 
    These wheels, front tires and hubcaps are based on the parts from Monogram's original version of the '34 Coupe/Cabriolet kit from the 60's which could be built stock. The rear tires are based on Monogram '41 Lincoln. They're a beautiful wheel and tire set and arguably one of the nicest set of early Ford wires there is.
  14. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Fixed that for you, LOL!
    The wheels are from Revell's '49 Mercury, front tires from the new '29 kit and the slicks are Revell M&H like what come in the Orange Crate, older SWC Willys, etc... I don't know where the roll bar comes from, I found it in one of my parts boxes. It was full height to fit in the interior of something so I cut it down to simulate it passing through the back body panel and down to the floor.
    Glad you like it!

  15. Dennis Lacy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    During the week I managed to get everything for this project painted. Only had a 1-day weekend so today I spent the afternoon and a little bit of the evening and did the best I could which included doing a bunch of fine detail painting and black washing. I would say the roadster is 80% there. The body is not glued down yet and the wheels are not attached but I couldn't help mocking everything up for a sneak peek. Worst case, it will be finished by next Sunday.
    Please excuse the poor lighting. 
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