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About Toner283

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  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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    Arthur, Ontario, Canada
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    Chris Tone

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  1. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    Grille is different, taillights are completely different, front marker light and rear backup light locations are different, dash is different, some differences in the interior trim (might not be an issue small scale), the 68 has vent windows on the doors and the 69 does not and the body trim has differences (trim differences are also present from model to model during the same year so who knows what they will do) Basic body shape and roofline are identical. Hoods, doors, trunklid etc are interchangeable. Frame and running gear are mostly the same (different options available depending on the year) Here is hoping it comes true. I love the AMT 69 Chevelle but the molds are getting pretty long in the tooth. A new tool 68 and 69 Chevelle would be more than welcome.
  2. eBay part seller now gone

    Except I have not found a way to permanently exclude specific sellers permanently from searches. They need an ignore list like we have here on the forum. And excluding a spcific seller on mobile devices is more hassle than it is worth.
  3. The best $50 I have ever spent

    I have to strongly disagree with you on that one. I have a 600 holley 4 barrel w/vac secondaries (that I bought new and tuned to the engine/cam) on a mild SBC that I drove daily in the summer for almost ten years, stored the car for a full decade (stored properly w/fuel system drained as I knew it was going to be a long hibernation), brought back to life after that decade in dry storage (ran a can of sea foam cleaner mixed with the first tank of hi-test)and I have driven it almost daily again for the last two summers. All on the original build from holley. Fuel bowls have not been off of it and the jets etc have not been touched since it was first tuned properly to work with the combo I am running. Almost all issues with holley carbs can be attributed to improper tuning, improper carb for the application (750 double pumper on a 305 because it sounds cool to say etc) or a carb that is badly worn and needs properly rebuilt (throttle shaft bushings replaced etc). A properly selected, jetted, tuned, set up and looked after holley carb will work very well for a long time. Cool Satellite. I would be tempted to repaint it as it is painted now. You would not see another like it at a show and restored stockers are boring.
  4. 1/25 MPC 904 '57 Chevy Flip Nose

    I think what he means is that the same prop vehicle was used in two-lane blacktop as well.
  5. 1/25 MPC 904 '57 Chevy Flip Nose

    55 tail lights in it for sure. 56 tail lights are completely different.
  6. 69 chevelle taillights

    Those look pretty good. I will have to order some and try them out. Thanks for the pic. Your model? Looks great.
  7. Big Three engines by FTB

    If you're going to scratch built scale equipment that looks that good, I think you should probably start another thread just for the equipment you've built to post close-up pictures of those as well. Those look really good and maybe I'm the only tool and equipment nut around here but I'd like to see close-ups of the machines too. 😃
  8. Big Three engines by FTB

    Your engines look great. I can't say I've ever seen a scale slant 6 look quite as good as that one in your picture. One slightly off-topic question, the two machines to the left of the doorway in this picture what are they and where did you get them? The backgrounds in your pictures are almost as good as the engines themselves.
  9. +1 on the Comet cleaner and a toothbrush. Leaves a nice clean smooth surface that is ready for paint. Takes off all of the oils and puts fine scratches for the paint to adhere to. Just have to watch how you handle the parts after they are cleaned so you don't put oil from your skin back on.
  10. 69 chevelle taillights

    Do you have any pics of these? I am interested to see how they look on a finished model.
  11. 69 chevelle taillights

    Yup. I have to agree with Kevin about the Missing Link bumper and lenses. A plated resin copy of the promo bumper and tail light housings with clear red resin lenses included. And Missing Link is a great company to deal with. My only tip would be fit them to the body before you paint the car. A bit of bodywork is needed to make the lights fit the body really nicely.
  12. Engine thread

    Lol. Sorry about that, I will try to keep it under control. Sounds kind of like the unofficial motto for the factory where I work. "We Don't Make Sense, We Make Car Parts".
  13. Engine thread

    Ok. I misunderstood. I am still of the same opinion though. You should start one thread with your engines in it rather than scattering them between a few threads. And in that case, if it were me, I would start it in the automotive under glass section. For the other engines thread you provided the link to there is some nice stuff in there. I will have to gradually go through that whole thread and look at them all. Hopefully not too many of the photos were victims of the Photobucket debacle.
  14. Engine thread

    My vote would be to have everything in one thread. I would bet that one or two of the separate threads would fall off of the first or second page and someone would post an engine in the "wrong" thread not realizing there was more than one. Then everything would be mixed together anyway. IMO, better to start off with them all together. As to where to put it, I would suggest in "All The Rest". That is the other downfall of having three separate threads. The mods would likely want the car engines in the car section the truck engines in the truck section and the other engines such as aircraft in all the rest anyway. Just my 2 cents on the subject. But as far as the basic idea of an engine only thread I think it's a cool idea. I love building and detailing engines. It's bodywork and paint work that I have trouble with.
  15. AMT Touring Car and Phaeton

    Lots of info on the Monogram Model A series of kits in this thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/116817-no-love-for-the-124th-scale-model-a-coupe/