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  1. horsepower added a post in a topic Small little race stock car race team   

    With the addition of a aero drag part that kind of resembles what NASCAR tried in 2000, but about a scale six inches tall, and switching to Hoosier tires with four radial grooves around the tread on the tires, this would look like the street stock series that the Kimmel brothers started, the only under hood change would be switching to a Holley two barrel carb. 
    You can also look at the Street Stock division that Circle Track Magazine has started using bodies like this one.
  2. horsepower added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    if you can find an issue of Street Rodder Magazine, look to see if you can find a street roadster or open fender coupe with Firestone implement tires on the front, if you don't find one look at the Coker Tire ad it may have the tire in it. A lot of us have been waiting for this tire to surface, in the real world they were used on the front of Sprint Cars and early track roadsters, and the search for the track roadster look, and a desire for as narrow a front tire as possible led to their migration to the street.
    SoSome of us that also build race cars have been wanting it for building early sprints and super modified type cars, and it's a really good scale copy of the real tire.
  3. horsepower added a post in a topic '32 Ford Victoria (Vicky)   

    If you want to try something different, I did some experiments on spoons looking for a dark candy purple and the one that really excited me was using Metal Flecks metallic blue (more like a metalflake actually) for the base and the transparent red anodizing color from the same brand (Krylon) came out with a very dark purple that just lights up with a direct light, I tried using a white LED inside a polished on the inside aluminum tube to make a mini spotlight and it worked very well and can be powered by AA batteries or just a single even, hidden under a display base.
  4. horsepower added a post in a topic Real or Model #235   

    I'm surprised that anyone who pays any attention to SEMA shows would have missed this, I guess not all modelers are that interested in new ideas for a different build.
  5. horsepower added a post in a topic Fujimi Ferrari 512S for Revell Corvette Grand Sport   

    good luck with that, I recently asked to get a rear view mirror for the stock release '62 Corvette kit and was turned down because they said it was a discontinued kit and so there were no replacement parts.
    I contacted them again and asked why it was considered discontinued if it was still on the list of products, and that the gasser version had the same part and the same number. I received the mirror in a little over a week.
    They did state at one time in the new products section when the Grand Sport was released that it wasn't a Revell product and wouldn't have the same service as there was a very limited supply of kits to work with. I wish I could remember exactly when and where I saw it.
  6. horsepower added a post in a topic '32 Ford Victoria (Vicky)   

    I really like the green, I saw a Merc done in almost the same combination, except that they used a transparent candy green over the black base. It looks like a deep black until the light hits it then you can pick up the green, have you checked to see if you can file the leaves on the top of the front axle to drop it down, you will probably have to file the tab that goes into the cross member a like amount, plus trim the tops on the shock links at the end of the springs.
  7. horsepower added a post in a topic 1/24... 2015 Donny Schatz Bad Boy Buggies Sprint car   

    Updates, Nine time Knoxville Nationals winner, 30 main event wins with three races left in the season and has already locked up his seventh World Of Outlaws championship, and is the first time anyone has won thirty races in a season since 1992, and that was Steve Kinser.
  8. horsepower added a post in a topic NEW REVELL '29/ OLD AMT '29 mashup, Oct.12, tweaking stance   

    I haven't had very good luck using the purple stuff stripping lacquer paints, but denatured alcohol, or brake fluid have worked to an extent, I've picked up some 91% isopropyl alcohol because I've been told it works well, but haven't tried it myself yet.
  9. horsepower added a post in a topic Chopped Willys Custom - Finished   

    I really like it, it gave me some answers to an idea I've been kicking around for years, think making the body shell fit the 1941 Lincoln Continental kit from Monogram, and coming out with a Zephyr looking custom coupe, with a Viper V10, modified to resemble the Ford V10.
  10. horsepower added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    Didn't the first issue of the 50 F1 kit from Revell have an incorrect set of headers for the Ardun heads, but correct for a flathead? 
    And I know it's just me being a putz, but shouldn't the transmission mount be at the end of the trans under the tailshaft housing instead of under the main case? It is a later style four speed isn't it.
  11. horsepower added a post in a topic Anyone seen this?   

    Yes, it's a '34 Ford Roadster,,, a Roadster pickup that is, a lot of older stuff with new box art and directions in the box on how to modify the kit to look like the box art. Think of the DTR Jalopy kits of the AMT '32 Ford kits.
  12. horsepower added a post in a topic 1990 Thunderbird SC   

    Got one started to put the engine out of the Mustang Super Stallion in, and set it aside for another project, this makes me want to drag it back out again. The reason I decided to put the Stallion engine in was because I robbed the blown 3.8 for a Ranger pickup kit, now I'll have two vehicles Ford should have built.
  13. horsepower added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Sunliner, Update, 10/11, Picked the Wrong Paint!   

    The skirts to me give it what we refer to as the "University of Juarez" look. Might be cool on a cab in Tijuana, but not anything I'd like. 
    Now that burgundy colored one is something else, I'd make room for that in my garage any day.
  14. horsepower added a post in a topic Real or Model #235   

    Real and I ain't sayin' why I think so
    But I do like the red better.
  15. horsepower added a post in a topic One More '29 Ford?   

    Just a note about two items, love the two tone touch, and the master cylinder isn't missing, its mounted on a bracket under the firewall, true it hard to check and add brake fluid to, but it's not uncommon with hanging pedals, and a desire to keep the firewall uncluttered.