mike 51

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  • Location california
  • Full Name mike wickland

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  1. mike 51 added a post in a topic People must hate waiting...   

    Hasn't this already been discussed here?
     is that what you missed?  
  2. mike 51 added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    "...if you ran an electric pusher fan forward of the radiator...which kinda ruins the whole effect in my opinion"
    and looks terrible to boot.  I've never seen a sbf in a early Ford without cuttting the firewall either.  Dennis' example is exactly right about an easy swap using a sbc and matches my experience exactly.  
    Sorry Tim  
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  3. mike 51 added a post in a topic Cobra Wagon   

    very clever..nice job!
  4. mike 51 added a post in a topic New WIP: 'Vicky Rat Rod *UPDATE: PATINA!!!!*   

    Nice start but that's NOT a Model A..
    it's  32 Ford (somtimes called a duece)
  5. mike 51 added a post in a topic Altered wheelbase...why?   

    Before they had modern tires...it was briefly the best way to increase weight transfer.
     Tire tech soon changed everything in drag racing.  
    Those altered wheel base cars were the state of the art for 1965 but very quickly became obsolete. 
  6. mike 51 added a post in a topic Altered wheelbase...why?   

    yep..weight transfer.
  7. mike 51 added a post in a topic Wally Cleaver's Chevy Convertible   

    Yes Harry, 51 Chevys look much different than 53s.....the poster just doesn't know his Chevys 
  8. mike 51 added a post in a topic Wally Cleaver's Chevy Convertible   

    Wally had a '53 Chevy converible. (an ultra rare 210 series at that!)...saw that episode just the other day.
  9. mike 51 added a post in a topic wcustom engine in AMT '41 Plymouth?   

    Small block Mopar..not a very realistic one if memory serves.
  10. mike 51 added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Coupe turned Custom Pickup   

    nice job!  looking forward to seeing the finished product....
  11. mike 51 added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Will the windows fit in this one?  
  12. mike 51 added a post in a topic Mobius '61 Ventura, What it "Should" Look Like!   

    "But if you're really interested, you can always check out my Fotki page."
    You and Paul have very similar taste in colors and subject matter...you would also love his collection of real cars.  
    These discussions are always interesting..from some suggesting that the prices he gets are somehow fake to "I would never sell my work" ,
    He makes a comfortable living as a professional model maker and 1-1 car restorer....I think that's pretty neat.  
    ( I should add that we've been friends for 25+ years)     
     
  13. mike 51 added a post in a topic Mobius '61 Ventura, What it "Should" Look Like!   

    You should see it in person...I wish Moebius would have him review the test shots and listen to his comments...
  14. mike 51 added a post in a topic Revell '29 Ford Model A parts wanted   

    If you are going to build a 29 roadster..you'll need the floor pan from the "highboy" to build either version,as both versions use the same floor.
     The other floor is for the upcoming 30-31 coupe. It is NOT for either version of the roadster....if you look closely only one floor matches the 2 firewalls.
     
  15. mike 51 added a post in a topic The slippery slope of banning donk wheels   

    Yep it's the end of "personal liberty"....and auto racing, if not life itself!
    Just ask a disinterested lobbyist. organization....