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About wku88

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  • Birthday 02/16/1964

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  • Location Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Full Name Todd Gipson

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  1. wku88 added a post in a topic Auto Quiz #324 -FINISHED   

    The Chromodoros gave it away.
  2. wku88 added a post in a topic White Gas Burner #2   

    Actually, after a bit of searching, I found this:  http://www.gasenginemagazine.com/gas-engines/a-brief-history-of-hercules-engines
    Descendant of Hercules and Hall-Scott it looks like. Later Molines used Hercules Diesel engines. Oliver used the Waukesha.
  3. wku88 added a post in a topic White Gas Burner #2   

    For the I-6 engine, it was most likely a Waukesha like the Oliver and Minneapolis-Moline gassers for the bigger tractors, since White owned those brands in the 60's-early 70's.
    For distributor location on the giesel, I'd suspect it was in the same spot as the injection pump on diesels.
  4. wku88 added a post in a topic White Giesel Engine   

    I know nothing about it, but the concept of using a diesel to start with, then use LP/propane, it would literally last forever. Tractor pullers convert diesel to spark ignition alcohol burners for the same reasons-- high boost pressure longevity!
  5. wku88 added a post in a topic AMT International Transtar Reissue   

    Looks like Sour Kraut carried the Mo'luminum conversion, but it is listed as sold out.
     Thanks for the info, at least I will know what to look for.
  6. wku88 added a post in a topic AMT International Transtar Reissue   

    Does anyone make a conversion kit for a 9300 to fit this?
  7. wku88 added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I don't know what the deal is. I was at Hobby Lobby, and they had a coupe on the shelf. Went to Michael's, and they had the roadster. I didn't buy either one. Perhaps I should have, and put them on Evil bay to gouge someone?
  8. wku88 added a post in a topic Crate Motor Roundup   

    While we're at it, so was a Cosworth DFV.  I'll take 2!
  9. wku88 added a post in a topic Century Coronado   

    You're welcome, Chris. Thank you for the correction on the steering wheel. The boat belongs to my boss. His father had it, and several years after he passed, my boss restored it. Over 5 figures in chrome on that tub! The kit engine has some V-6 Hemi, but this boat has a 327 AMC (converted to marine use by Gray Marine) that originally had two 2bbl sidedraft Carters. Now has a Holley 4bbl.
  10. wku88 added a topic in All the Rest   

    Century Coronado
    Some 1:1 pics of a Century Coronado. The kit is different in a couple areas-- the prow is different with the "pig nose", the back seat upholstery detail is totally off, and inconsistent with the other seats, and the dash layout needs to be scraped off and sanded. Thankfully, the gauge decals appear to be accurate. This particular boat does not have the hardtop.  Also, the real steering wheel came from a '59 Lincoln. The kit piece is nowhere close. Enjoy!

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  11. wku88 added a post in a topic Fiat/Chrysler won't build cars in the US anymore   

    Actually, Art, the Mercedes that AMGeneral are building are Chinese market only R-class. We (MBUSI in Tuscaloosa, AL) are still the only plant that builds the GLE and GLS as well as most US market C-class sedans. We had to contract Mishawaka to build the R class to free up capacity for the others.
  12. wku88 added a post in a topic List your favorite cars of all time   

    55-56 Continental MKII
    59 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
    64 Thunderbird
    65 Impala SS
    65-70 GT350
    Boss Nine
    Boss 302
    Lambo Muira
    250 GTO
    69 Super Bee
    68-73 Corvette
    AMC The Machine, S/Crambler, AMX with the GO! Package....pick any one
    The Muira would be the pick if I could only choose one, the top three would be it, the Continental, and the Super Bee
  13. wku88 added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    Yes, it will run fine. You will see a slight decrease in fuel mileage, but it will run ok. Your engine's computer will make sure of that.
  14. wku88 added a post in a topic #98 Ford GT 40   

  15. wku88 added a post in a topic Is this too many models   

    That would be a good start. Hiya, Mike! ( Todd 55 from zrxoa)