GrandpaMcGurk

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  • Birthday 08/12/1947

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  • Scale I Build 1/8th - 1/6th

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  • Location Ocklawaha, Florida
  • Full Name Don

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  1. GrandpaMcGurk added a topic in Contests and Shows   

  2. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Meyers Manx dune buggy   

    Mighty fine Jim.
  3. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Manx buggy   

  4. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Manx buggy   

    I've got a buggy here.....I'll mock a set up in clay, you can tweak and cast 'em. I'll bring them to our next meeting along with the 1/12th FLH 1200 engine parts I mentioned.
  5. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Manx buggy   

    JIm, why don't you shape the side pods from a block of wood or Super Sculpy and cast 'em in resin. I'm sure that there are others who would like to have a set.
  6. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Boss Trike   

    Bummer.........I was going to give you a complete "Do It Yourself" rust kit for Christmas.
  7. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic TDR Pro Street Chassis   

    Rick is pursuing other interests.........parts of the chassis he started will end up under a '65 Vette I'm tinkering with.
  8. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic lets see some motor   

    1/12th big block Mopar....


  9. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic lets see some motor   

    1/16th scale Hemi.....






  10. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic lets see some motor   

    Great looking engines guys........

    This "in progress" is a 1/25th fantasy Olds............








  11. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic lets see some motor   

    How 'bout an in progress blown Ferrari sporting a couple of 4 barrel carbs with power steering & air conditioning just for giggles. N20 too!
    Practical? Probably not, but it works for me.












  12. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic what putty do you like?   

    For thin applications.....pinholes, small scratches,skim coats, minor defects etc. I use 2 part automotive spot filler (glazing compound). It sets up quickly, feathers well and is easy to sand.
    The 2-part doesn't seem to have the same shrinkage issues that some of the one part fillers have.
  13. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Screamin' Yellow Zonker Cuda   

    Looks like you got to use some of those "hex" beads........... .
  14. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Cobra funny car is finished !   

    Now there's something you don't see every day........ .
  15. GrandpaMcGurk added a post in a topic Mechanical mistakes when building   

    If it don't go chrome it....right?
    That may be fine for a trailer queen or full blown show car but many of the models we build these days are supposed to represent street cars.
    When I see a model with a flat-head engine sporting chromed heads etc. it kinda bugs me. Flathead engines were prone to overheating to begin with.....chroming the heads would only further reduce their ability to dissipate heat.
    Another area to avoid chrome would be things like high stress suspension parts.

    The other thing that I notice a lot of is that many modelers will take the time to wire & plumb a model...that's cool but even if a builder has limited mechanical experience.......a simple peek under the hood of any (1:1) daily will reveal a wealth of information.
    Obviously, spark plug wires ARE NOT as thick as heater hoses.
    I think where most guys go wrong is that they start with plug wires that are too thick to start with.