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  1. Tim, Extraordinary work with an amazing amount of detail on your Henry J Twin-turbo. Ron
  2. Bill, Great to see a local person's work. Sorry I don't go to the show any more after they forget to judge my '34 Ford, and were asking contestants to be judges. Your scratch building talent is quite impressive. You are right in the heart of dirt and Super modified Country. Keep up the great work. It not racing until you race on Dirt. Ron Berke
  3. David, I use as a soldering surface, Pyroceram Glass that can with-stand over 1000 degrees. You can get tweezers that hold brass pipes from some hobby shops or mail order.(Micro Mart does have them) . If you want to invest, I would look into Resistance Soldering. Here is a site you might want to check out. Mastering techniques for Resistance Soldering rrmodelcraftsman.com/toolchest/cm_craftsmantoolchest_05.ph Ron Berke
  4. Hi, Kyle, Walter, Paul and Hakan, I appreciate the help you provided me for my question. Thanks. Ron
  5. Paul, Thanks for the speedy reply. Here's the link of the '32 Ford of Gary Stock that I discussed in my first post. I called Gary on Sunday because the email was no good. Gary sold the car in 2001. He told me he doesn't do anything on the computer. He is a experienced drag racer, that built-up a beautiful machine. I am just tryng to locate a diagram to pumb what Gary has done. Ron www.batauto.com/articles/lilduece.shtml ‎
  6. I wanted to have a Dean Moon Tank behind the radiator on an approved square bar. This would be plumbed to the fuel cell. Surely I want to make it as accurate as possible. I did do some searching. One owner who does not use a computer told me you just plumb them together, somehow that doesn't seem to be right, yes? Any help would be appreciated. Ron
  7. Nick, Welcome to the "Model Car Magazine Forum," neighbor Ron Berke East Amherst, NY
  8. Johann, Your '39 Chevy Pro-Street progress is magnificent, very realistic work that you are doing. Much continued success on your great project. Ron Berke
  9. Thanks for responding guys: I did receive a email from Jim on Wed. Oct.23rd. He told me, he recently was in home the hospital. The first day he got a chance to get in the shop and answer emails must have been Wednesday. I hope all is well with Jim. Ron Berke
  10. I have been unable to reach Jim at Micro Nitro. Might anyone know why. I have been a customer of his in the past. Thanks. Ron
  11. Bill, I can't thank you enough for sharing your talent as one of the finest model car makers on this forum. Ron Berke
  12. Hi, I first met Chuck in 1980 at the late Herb Jackson's Toledo show. I went back a couple years later to sell my line of wall cabinets and there Chuck was again with his box of model cars to sell. The Vice President of Design for GM. Chuck had a wonderful career and life, and was a great friend of Enzo Ferrari. I was also contacted by Frank Beard through a great publication "Traders' Horn". I think it fell by the wayside to the internet. We became friendly and I introduced Frank to my Dealer associate and Frank was shown the best models at the time in 1/43 scale. I met Frank several times with my older brother and friends. Here are some pics. Ron
  13. Anne, I wanted to show you what the Model Factory Hiro upholstery looks like. I used it on a '32 Ford I am doing. You are doing a wonderful work. Ron
  14. Anna, About carpet or upholstery a company from Japan called Model Factory Hiro makes about twenty different styles and leather. You can purchase it direct or from, http://www.hlj.com/product/MFHP919/Aut http://www.hlj.com/product/MFHP921/Aut Anna, it's great to your new interest in this hobby. Ron Berke
  15. Joe, I am terribly sorry about your work related injury. I have enjoyed viewing your stunning Pro Comp 57 Chevy and have picked up several pointers. Glad the surgery went well. I worked in a plastic factory for almost a quarter of a century, before our work was outsourced. Not that it's any consultation, but we had our share of accidents, like so many other places. A Pro Comp recovery. Ron Berke
  16. Richard, I can't say anything more than already has been said. I have enjoyed watching you build this great 32' 3-window coupe. Look forward to more of your outstanding work and creativity. Ron
  17. It was the Fall of 1971 and instead of doing my homework in eight grade I was looking over some model car magazines that I obtained for chores around the house. In the summer after my brother and I would do work around the house, I would hit the basement---and my older brother, before he enlisted in the Marines, was working on his Chevy 2 , then '63 Impala. It was in these magazines I met Richard Carroll. What an amazing, wonderfully-l talented builder. I would watch Richard Carroll win trophy after trophy from coast-to-coast. The following year I tried my hand working on his rear suspension blue-print. Although not nearly as symmetrical, and maybe 1% of Richard Carrol's work, it was a wonderful time to watch this man produce, and share some of his work with fellow builders. I still have the suspension that I provided a pik. Thanks.
  18. Scott , Your craftmanship is absolutely remarkable. You have a tremendous website. I want to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of Isabel (1994 -2012). She must have given the family much love. I never was friends with a cat until I met my wife. We have had out cat Fluffy for going on 17 years now. We need to give her fluid every day with a needle and pills. She still does not hold a grudge, and enjoys life. Thanks for making a great line of parts. Ron
  19. Randy, Apologies are in order for not responding to your truly astonishing work on this Scratch built Challenge. On a personal note, I want to thank you for your great knowledge on scratch-build techniques, and also your great desire to share this knowledge with fellow builders. Ron Berke
  20. Bill, Thanks for your reply. I just can't get over the fact of the scale that you are working in. The mill work on such a small object is unimaginable. A camara does not make the photographer, and a mill does not make a tool maker. It's the work they make. I have seen some of the best tool makers in my industry work in some very bad conditions. Europeans have scratchbuilt in larger scale, that are world famous. Your work on this engine in 1/25 scale on this side of the pond, is to a new level. Much continued success. Ron
  21. Bill, I have watched most of your work on this forum and this is in the stratosphere. To take a block of aluminum and tool a engine that is this small is stunning. I worked in a plastic factory as a mold setter for almost 25 yrs. before our work was outsourced. I worked with many tool makers on new builds, but never dreamed that something this small could be made. Ron
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    Danny, Glad to see your back at it. Your work on the service panel makes me speechless. Reminds me when I worked in the the old Thomas Flyer plant at 1200 Niagara in Buffalo, NY a convertered auto part-warehouse. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Now working on a '32 Ford. Ron
  23. Hi Brad, Very nice job. I will be using your ideas on my next build. Going to try aluminum or brass. Used the r&d unique chassis for my first build. Started on the front suspension.
  24. While talking with a representative at K&S Engineering I was given a name of a Company that sells retail.They are also in Chicago. The person I placed my order with was Phil. I am strickly speaking as an objective consumer. The Company is called Special Shapes. You guys might already know this Company.
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