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Dave Ambrose

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About Dave Ambrose

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  • Birthday 05/31/1955

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  • Location Poway, CA
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  1. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Latest Issue of Model Cars: EXPIRATION ISSUE   

    Me neither. I'll bet most people don't.
  2. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Sanding sticks   

    There is a product called Craytex that consists of carborundum grit embedded in some kind of rubber. It comes in various sizes and shapes. I've never tried it on plastic tho.
  3. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Big Day Tommorow   

    I hope everything goes well!
     
  4. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic A pair of Bugatti Type 50B engines   

    Pete,
    Was there a particular reason for choosing 7075? 
  5. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Ordering From Other Countries, Any Guidance?   

    I ordered an American kit from a Japanese vendor off eBay. He had the best price too.  The kit was here in a week and exactly as advertised.
  6. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Snowed in today..movie??   

    In these situations, I gravitate toward either Step Into Liquid, or The Day the Earth Stood Still.
  7. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Is it just me, or has the site slowed down again?   

    Quick update:
    We need to update the forum software. I'm preparing to do that, and I'll have to take the site offline for a few hours. I'll announce the maintenance window ahead of time. It will probably be a weekend night. I'm on the west coast, so east coast people will see very little downtime unless they're night owls.
    I trust you can all keep yourselves amused for a few hours by building something, like maybe a model car.
  8. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Mg Gasser Done!   

    As are a few MG enthusiasts in The Colonies, I'm sure.
    That's a cute idea, even if it does desecrate a sacred MG TC(?).
  9. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Revell '48 Ford: Tyler TX PD   

    Very nice. My mother is from Tyler.
  10. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    The biggest problem with British cars were the electrics, and the dealers. It took me a while to learn how to tune the carburetters, but now that I've figured it out, it's easy.
    Ironically, parts for MGs are cheaper than their Honda equivalents. Biggest problem is that the rubber parts aren't very durable any more.
  11. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    The first car I owned was a 1962 MGA. Lovely car, fun to drive, and almost as eccentric as its owner. There were about half a dozen things you needed to know before you could even start it.
  12. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Painting small parts, brush or spray?   

    I've done it both ways. Spraying on the tree, then touching up works best with flat, non-metallic finishes. But, for the most part, I assemble them into some rational unit, do any necessary filing and fitting, then paint them.
  13. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic New here, from Oz   

    Welcome. you'll fine a lot of nice people and boatloads of good information here. All my childhood builds are gone, and that's probably a good thing. They were generally terrible. My current builds are better, but it's always a learning experience.
  14. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Please keep Grandad away from the tools!   

    My eyeballs are steaming.
  15. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Big news   

    Congratulations. I see you went for the twofer. Have fun with them. I have one grandson who should be a pretty smart kid assuming he survives that challenging period between two and three years old.