Mike Cole

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About Mike Cole

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  • Location Peach Bottom, PA

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  1. Mike Cole added a post in a topic GMC Astro as SAFEWAY   

    Great start! I look forward to seeing this one finished.
  2. Mike Cole added a post in a topic What are the rules on truck licence plates?   

    Simon,

    For a late '80s Texas truck you only need a Texas Apportioned (if the truck will travel out of Texas) plate. For a truck that will only travel in Texas a truck plate is needed. Fuel decals for the side of the truck are a different story. As late as 1995 some states issued decals for fuel permits. Tennessee required the fuel permit number to be painted on the passenger side only. Don't get me started on the hassle of filing individual fuel tax reports with every state you were permitted in, mostly quarterly. Thankfully since '95 and the implementation of the International Fuel Tax Agreement all that is out the window.

    If I can help any more please ask.

    For you who build more reecent trucks I found this site which may help you with fuel decals:
    Fuel decal pics and info.

  3. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Builds from the 70s? 60s? 50s?   



    I can't tell you exactly when these were built, probably while the originals were still on hobby shop shelves.


    IMC Cougar II


    ERTL Massey Ferguson

    More photos of these two.


    Original ERTL Paystar


    MPC Mack DM800

    More photos of these two, and the MF tractor.
    The Paystar was redone about 2002, photos here.


    I never finished the build, but this is the turbine engine from the original AMT Astro kit.

    A few more turbine photos.
    HTH

  4. Mike Cole added a post in a topic semi truck pulling   

    Buba, I have a couple albums that contain some photos taken at Buck Motorsports Park. Links are below, here are a few pics to whet your appetite:


    Cummins KT in a cabover Brockway.


    Hard to get good night-time action with my camera. I believe this is Tom Lindsay's KW also with Cummins KT power.


    This Marmon had a Cummins V903 for power.

    I'm certainly no expert, but i have picked up a few things. Engines of choice for the pro pullers are Cummins KTs (only available in resin), Detroit V12s (Bandag Bandit), Cat 3408s and Mack V8s. You will occasionally find a Cummins NTC or V903 (First release ERTL International Transtar conventional) or a Cat 3406. The pros run two or more turbos, water injection and ungodly fuel pressures.

    Links:
    Trucker's Day 2008 An all day truck show, pulling photos are on the last page.
    Pulling Event 6/17/06
  5. Mike Cole added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    Trucks from The Buck


    A couple from the show:





    And a couple from the GO:





    See the rest here.

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  6. Mike Cole added a post in a topic 1976 ASTRO   


    Man, that was a loooong time ago. Best I can remember/guess is around 6 give or take a couple tenths. Can't be sure 'cause back then I didn't obsess over fuel mileage like I do now.
  7. Mike Cole added a post in a topic 1976 ASTRO   

    This model looks perfect. I should know, I once owned a '75. Except for the colors and wheels, the same as yours. Mine was three shades of reds & oranges with white and had Budd wheels.

    Two thumbs up!!
  8. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Side Kit W.I.P.   


    I often see them hauling watermelons, usually uncovered.
    Also loads that need to be covered but due to size and/or shape would be difficult to tarp.
  9. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Modelhaus '56 Pontiac Sedan Delivery   

    Very nice model. My 2008 Antique Trucks calendar has a '57 Pontiac SD for the April photo. First one I've ever seen. Now yours makes 2. Thanks.
  10. Mike Cole added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Model Contest at Street Rod Nationals East


    Street Rod Nationals East will feature a model car contest this year June 6-8 in York, PA.
    The CPMCC hopes to see you there.



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  11. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Check Your Pegasus Wheel/tire Packs   


    That project being built for our special contest Saturday???
    Just askin'.
    And if you don't have the heart for pummelage , I will!
  12. Mike Cole added a post in a topic What's Everyone Profession,etc..job,   

    MODEL CAR CLUB PRESIDENT
    That means I stand at the front, or in the middle, at meetings and (try to) keep everything in order.

    Any more questions
  13. Mike Cole added a post in a topic What's Everyone Profession,etc..job,   

    What an interesting bunch we are.

    My regular job, which supports my lavish lifestyle quite nicely, is Model Car Club President. Although very important and incredibly lucrative it doesn't take up too much of my time so as a sideline I am a regulated independent intra-galactic commodity relocation services contractor.
  14. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Ifta Sticker   



    Photo here. HTH
  15. Mike Cole added a post in a topic Silent Traffic Meeting Photos   


    Good eye Bill. That's exactly right. Built by Linwood Reinert. Here's a better pic.