Jim B

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About Jim B

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  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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  • Location Chittenango, NY
  • Full Name James Bongiovanni

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  1. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    So it is!  Thanks.  I still think I'me going to do Radiator Springs.
  2. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Bill B., are you talking about the Ford N-Series farm tractor, or the Ford N-Series truck tractor?
    That's what I'm talking about, Bill E.  Any idea what department that is?
  3. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    That 4-door conversion looks really interesting, probably a little more than I'd want to tackle, though.
    Thanks for posting that MPC 1949 Mercury police car, Jon.  Does it look a little "hot-roddie" to you?  Does to me.
    Lee, I'll take a look for that build-up, too.
  4. Jim B added a post in a topic MENG F350 DUALLYS   

    Maybe just the correct exhaust?
  5. Jim B added a post in a topic AMT 359 peterbilt wrecker w/sleeper   

    Coming along quite nicely, Wesley.
  6. Jim B added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    Nice stuff, guys.
    Terry, I seriously have to get one of those vintage Grate Dane trailers before you buy them all!   But then again, if you buy them all, I'll know where they are.
  7. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Let's try to stay in topic, guys.
    Now, since I am planning on building the 1949 Mercury as a police car, it sounds like the AMT kit is the way to go.  It might not be perfect, but I figure with the light & sirine from the 1957 Ford Custom it'll be passable.  I don't know how popular these cars were with departments, but it seems logical.  The only department that I know of that used them is Radiator Springs!  
  8. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Weather it was or wasn't is irrelevant at this point.  The original question has been answered; and I learned a few things along the way about 1949 Mercury cars, and their availability as models.  Now it's time to move onto more important things: like does me LHS carry them?  I did find the AMT & Revell/Monogram kits listed at Hobby Link.  It's easier to search for something of you know what to look for.
  9. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    No need to, Lee; but thank you anyway.
  10. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Thanks, Jon & Mike.  I figured the Ford & Mercury engines were the same, or at least similar.  Didn't know that all 1949 Mercs came with a V8.  Learned something new.
  11. Jim B added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Dude, I'm a truck guy.  I mostly build Class 8 heavy truck, and I am just recently branching out into cars.
    Thank you for the help, despite the sarcasm.
  12. Jim B added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Mercury Eight
    Does anyone make a 1949 Mercury Eight?  Kind of getting into 1950s cars.  I find them really interesting.
    Thanks.
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  13. Jim B added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    Apparently so.  It looks like a little tank.  Here is a link to the HLJ listing for it:
    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10343365
  14. Jim B added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    Interesting apparatus.  Should be perfect for the congested Japanese cities.  I don't think it would be anything more than a brush truck here in the US though.  Wonder what GPM they get out of that pump?
  15. Jim B added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Engine Color   

    I suppose that's possible.