SSNJim

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic Car song builds ?   

    It's been a while since I've seen the movie, but IIRC, the car was a four-eye C1 Corvette in the movie. A little more research shows it was a white 1960 Corvette. Of course, since it was fantasy animation, some latitude is possible. Google "heavy metal corvette" for pics and youtube clips.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    I obtained a Johan 1973 Cutlass promo at a show recently. I didn't know it existed - I was thrilled.
    The 1975 Cutlass was one of the last Johan kits to be reissued during the time of the last two owners, so it wouldn't surprise me if the tooling is still around. There's a lot of variables with Johan tooling, though.
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic Be Safe Everyone.   

    I measured the roof of my car in Bowie, MD, right at the intersection of I-95 and US50 just outside of DC. There was only (!) 18" of snow. If you're curious, that amount of snow will compress the suspension of a 2007 V-6 Mustang by 1" in the front, and 1-1/2" in the rear measured at the highest point of the wheelwell to the ground. I ought to figure out if that exceeds the GVWR  .
  4. SSNJim added a post in a topic CD-Rom Reader?   

    I would look into personal cloud devices. These are personal network storage that is accessible to your phone. I use a Western Digital MyBook Live to store all my music, pictures and documents, and is accessible to my phones, tablets, and computers. It works great with my Androids.
    You use the computer to copy your CDs to the drive, and then they are accessible from your phone/tablet no matter your location as long as you have a data connection.
  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic Global warming, anyone?   

    I do! I'm planning on living forever. I'm doing pretty good so far.
  6. SSNJim added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    What does a tree like to drink?
     
    Root beer.
     
    What did the eraser say to the pencil?
     
    You're sharp.
     
    Can I tell you a joke about a pizza? Never mind, you'll think it's cheesy.
  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic Porsche 959   

    I think that's the first one I've seen in white. It looks really good. Nice job.
  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic New FIAT 124 Spider   

    I don't drive 124. Are they going to come out with a 125?
  9. SSNJim added a post in a topic British supercar from RoG in 2016   

    Thanks! It's not as grim as I thought it was.
  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic British supercar from RoG in 2016   

    Is there a British automobile manufacturer anymore? I thought all were sold to foreign companies or closed. I didn't realize McLaren was, but I know now.
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I followed a brand new shiny red Alfa Romeo 4C coupe into Skyline Drive at Front Royal, VA.
  12. SSNJim added a post in a topic 99 ranger   

    AMT made several Rangers XLT in the range of 1993-1996, in both the standard and Splash variants. One of the Splash variants would be good, but you would need to modify/recreate the 99 grille and hood. I think the wheels were available in a AMT Ranger or Explorer kit, too.
  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Liquid cement questions   

    Very cool. I was in 1976-1992, permanently attached to Greenling (614), Birmingham (695) and Finback (670). I also rode Batfish (681), Tinosa (606), and Sunfish (649) for various lengths of time. I was an STS. Best job I ever had.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic Liquid cement questions   

    My favorite is Testors Model Master Liquid Cement for Plastic Models (stock number 8872). It comes in a home plate shaped container with a very thin application tube. You can put the cement right where you want it in the amount you want, and it won't spill. It is fairly slow drying without a strong odor. It is supposed to be MEK based and suitable for ABS parts like Plastruct, too. It's all I've used for years, and have been quite happy with it.
  15. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw a bright yellow Lamborghini Murcielago(?) roadster yesterday, and a 1966 Chrysler today, probably a 300, on K St. NW in DC.