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  1. Bill is fine, saw him a couple months ago. He is on facebook occasionally.
  2. I was up there in May, specifically went to see these two cars. It was definitely worth the 4 1/2 hour drive each way to see them.
  3. Someone way back did a resin of the Corvair, R&D Unique maybe ? When an unbuilt one appears it goes for serious money.
  4. Exactly, looks like S/SS class on the rear roof pillar.
  5. The only flathead Pontiac straight eight was a resin one from Kitchen Tables Resins. He closed his business a couple years ago. The many time reissued AMT 1941 Plymouth has a flat six. I have modified this engine to be a reasonable copy of both a Studebaker flat six and a Ford flat six. Going farther back the Monogram 1930’s Packards have flathead straight eight engines. Another person answered the Replicas & Miniatures has a Pontiac straight eight. Not really, first it is an overhead valve engine and while it is supposed to represent a Buick straight eight, it is not real accurate. But it is still a nice looking motor. Your best and cheapest route would probably get a couple of the ‘41 Plymouth’s and do some cutting on the flat six to create a flat eight.
  6. I & everyone else thought John Carlisle was retiring & shutting down this business. Wonder what changed.
  7. I don’t know about using lacquer thinner as glue but MEK works very well.
  8. The 221,260,289,302 & 351 W were all externally the same basic engine. Different bores & stroke to give the different displacement.
  9. Check American Industrial Truck Models, he specializes in just resin truck bodies and parts.
  10. The Rustoleum primer is probably enamel & the color coat is likely a lacquer or urethane. You should never shoot anything but enamel over enamel. Find a primer from the same manufacturer as the paint.
  11. A crime to pull parts out of a kit to use on another build ? If so I’m going to jail forever, I saw cut them up, swap parts, age or value who cares ! This hobby is about building not saving boxes full of plastic.
  12. No need to clear over BMF, I have builds from 20-30+ years ago with BMF & they look as good today as when it was first applied.
  13. Howard, the only thing I am aware of is a ‘55-‘56 Bentley by Air Trax. Not sure if it is a complete kit or a trans kit for the Hubley Rolls.
  14. I don’t know anything about cold cast iron powder but that is the now deceased Revell ‘30 coupe from 3-4 years back.
  15. jas1957

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    Revell T bucket ? I cannot picture that kit, what scale ?
  16. Very sad news, he was a great guy & a fantastic modeler.
  17. Try email again. I know that’s not much help but it’s all I have.
  18. Thank you for the tribute Howard, it was a labor of love for many many years. All good things must end, I urge everyone to support your nearest model show/contest/swap meet. You walking in the door & paying your admission is what keeps them running.
  19. RMR (Ron Andrews) indeed purchased all the molds & masters from the estate of Ray Parson (R&R ). This also includes much of the product of Ron Cash Scale Autos as Ray had acquired all of that after Ron’s death some years ago. The RMR web site is not up to date if you are interested in anything he has, contact him directly. I purchased a couple kits from him in the Spring, good product & service.
  20. Also my question, did this ever happen & if so where can it be purchased ?
  21. The Auburn kit was originally from Pyro in 1955, it is crude but with work can be made to look decent. It has been reissued many times over the years & was still in the Round 2 catalog within the last year or so. Easy to find & not expensive.
  22. May have to scratch build it, don’t believe that wheel was ever in a kit. I just looked at an ‘84 kit I have & the only wheel was nothing like that.
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