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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. horsepower added a post in a topic NEW REVELL '29/ OLD AMT '29 mashup, Oct.6, tweaking proportions   

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. horsepower added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Sunliner, To "Skirt", or Not to "Skirt"   

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. horsepower added a post in a topic BRE Datsun 240Z   

    A lot of people don't know that the chrome on the front and rear windshields is only a small 1/4" piece inside the rubber gasket and it's only purpose was to expand the rubber to hold the glass in. So it would look closer to scale painted semi gloss black.
  13. horsepower added a post in a topic Nascar engines   

    Jewelry department at a crafts store. In our area we have Michael's, and some at Wal-Mart.
  14. horsepower added a post in a topic '25 TALL T Show & Go   

    Dang,  now you made me want to get back on my copy of a friend's full size T coupe that was originally built in the '60s, I've got almost everything together in one box, just missing the old top shift trans, but I think the original release '50 Ford f-1 kit might have one, it has the engine from the AMT '34 Ford sedan kit, rear axle is from a Revell model A woody kit, and the body and frame are from the Tall T coupe kit, you gave me the ideas I needed for the chassis, and the interior will be a bench seat with an Indian blanket cover, the original car was shown once way back then as an under construction car, all flat black primer except for the red steelies and the red motor. 
    Keep going, I could use a few more good tips/ideas for this excellent build.
  15. horsepower added a post in a topic Is this kit worth anything to anyone? Pontiac   

    Want to make your money back? A Sacramento area dirt track racer used one of those style bodies to build what was a radical super stock dirt oval car in '76, it even went "down under" as part of the U.S.A. race team that winter and I'd kinda like to build a copy of it. 
    The guy's name was Tony Valente, he was a fairly large rice grower and was president of the California rice growers organization.