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  1. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    Oh yea, I know about them but I'm trying not to spend any extra money on this.
  2. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    No, you're not being a putz and you're probably right. This transmission is an original 3-speed that would've been behind a flathead in a stock configuration. I made that transmission mount that way for two reasons. One, I like to use the KISS principle.  Two, once my models are done they sit on a shelf and nobody ever picks them up and looks underneath. I rarely mess around with detailing the underside of my models or worrying about correct transmission mounts etc.  I'm actually surprised that I bothered to make a drive shaft and I probably only did that because I knew I wanted to post that photo. See, I went the extra mile just for you guys!  
  3. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    Oh, good suggestion. I think I have one of those out in the "vault" somewhere. Thanks for the tip!
  4. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    It's not that hard to do and it's a natural.
    The biggest problem I have with this car is the %$#%@ black paint job. I don't really like black cars much to begin with and I never can get it smooth and glossy enough. But I'll keep fighting.  
  5. 2002p51 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Another Revell '29 Roadster
    I hinted at this car in another thread. Basically it will be, not an exact replica, but close to the famous Bud Bryan roadster that was built in a series of articles in Rod & Custom magazine during the early '70,s.

    The frame needed scratch built engine mounts.

    I modified a triple carb manifold to represent the Edelbrock "Super Dual" for two carbs.

    The quick change rear and Model A cross member came from spares and the longer drive shaft was made from .100 Evergreen rod.
    Anybody know what kit has a set of headers for a flathead? Maybe the '48 Ford woodie?
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  6. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Those are from the old AMT Double Dragster kit. 
  7. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Nice work.
  8. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I knew that!  
  9. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Tim, I believe that photo was of the original car, I just did a quick grab of a Google photo to illustrate here. I have the entire series of Rod & Custom magazines that covered the construction of Bryan's roadster that I have been using for reference. The main reason I'm not going for an exact replica is there are a few parts of the car that, while possible to duplicate, would require more effort than I'm willing to put into a model car anymore. I guess I'm just getting lazy in my old age.  
    The rear crossmember and quick change were sourced from my spares. The rear end is most likely from the old AMT double dragster kit. Not sure what the crossmember is from.
  10. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Ha ha, my original plan was to use a '32 grill. But after extensive digging through all my spares boxes I just didn't have one to use.  
  11. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I agree with you on the engine, Dan. It's really nice and those are the best looking Strombergs I've seen from a plastic kit. 
  12. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I agree about the frame. After I finished this and sat back to look at it, I immediately started to think about Z'ing the rear of the frame some more. 
    Here's an in progress shot of the highboy version:

    I'm not trying to do an exact replica, but I'm going to get as close to this as I can:

  13. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Thanks for the reply Tim. I respect your opinion also for many of the same reasons and don't dispute some of your points.. 
    I have, in fact, started on a highboy version and hope it comes out a little better than this one did. And I have converted the rear to accept a Model A spring and quick change rear!  I've also modified the frame to accept a flathead engine. We'll see how that all works out.
  14. 2002p51 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell's '29 Model A
    I haven't done any modeling in a long time and I was excited to see this new hot rod kit hit the market and I eagerly read all of the reviews on here and other places and couldn't wait to get my hands on one. Now that I have built one I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed. It's nice and all and it certainly has some interesting parts, but there's just something about the finished model that I can't exactly put my finger on that doesn't look right. Maybe the front tires are too tall or the body isn't "deep" enough, I'm just not sure.

    I lowered the front end about 2 scale inches and I think if I hadn't that this thing would be way too high in front. I also found that if the engine sat down on the mounts like it was designed to, it would be sitting at a downward angle.  
    And am I the only one who noticed that the model has an automatic transmission and, appropriately, no clutch pedal, but then the decal for the shift knob has a 4-speed pattern on it! Really Revell?

    The dash I used is from a Revell '32 Ford coupe.

    Paint is Testors Model Master Plum Crazy with  Insignia Red on the interior and engine.
    Overall I don't hate it but, given the quality kits that Revell has been delivering lately, i.e. the '57 Fords, '62 Vette, etc., I just don't think this kit is up to their standards.
    As always, I welcome comments, criticism, flames, money, whatever you want to throw at me.  
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  15. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Anybody recognize this engine   

    It's most of a Revell Chevy 409. The Offenhauser "heads" you mention are really valve covers.