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  • Birthday 09/29/1969

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    Larry H. Court Jr.

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  1. 1/25 Tribute Hot Wheels Custom Camaro

    SO COOL!!!!! Love everything about it! -Larry
  2. Ollie's strike again

    They had bunches of those Chase Elliot and Havick cars in Quakertown, Pa. When I was there about a week ago there was probably a least a case of each. I have zero interest in the nascar stuff, and it doesn't look like they were moving very fast. I am guessing they will there for a while. -Larry
  3. Need help identifying these parts

    The motor is an Oldsmobile, BTW.
  4. Need help identifying these parts

    The motor is out of a Revell 1941 Willys Coupe, I'd say the melted slicks, wheels and rear end are too. The traction bar certainly looks like the ones in the Willys kit. The other wheels and tires are AMT, I would say, and might have come with the El Camino at some point, it has been issued a number of times. The Tires look like AMT for sure.
  5. Every now and again, there is a simply stunning build on here. This is one of those!
  6. I guess it depends on what you remember and when you were born. I was driving age in the 80's so most of the cars I was involved with were hohum. I had a '74 Charger, 400, 4bbl motor. great looking car, but a new RT would spank it in every way, except possibly looks. My grandmother had an '86 or '87 Chevy Celebrity, she bought new, I currently have a 2016 Chevy Malibu and it is better in everyway, INCLUDING looks. Back in those days my buddies all had 5.0 Mustangs and a few had Camaros or Firebirds, they were the hot cars of the day. A V6 version of the Mustang or Camaro would pretty much run with or dust the highest perfomance 80's versions now. A GT or SS would destroy its 80's counterpart in any performance contest. That's not counting the Shelby or ZL1 which are flat out monsters. There are those who say, 'Yeah but everything costs more". Does it? When you consider economies of scale. Maybe it does, but I have a better chance of affording a modern muscle machine now than I did when I was a kid. Back then I had low paying jobs and was also paying for schooling. Yes, it is also true it is not as easy to work on newer stuff, but there are plenty of modern hot rodders who do. And honestly with a stock SS Camaro, RT Challenger or GT Mustang throwing down 4 second 0-60 times, or less and 12 to 13 second 1/4 times or less, do you really need to further modify them? The one thing I guess I miss would be being able to buy a car that had all the performance options, with out the frills, like a big block late 60's Biscayne Sedan. Of course, that really hasn't been possible since probably the early to mid 70's. I am probably inviting a good amount of flaming from those whole love the good old days, but the stuff I have now IS the best I have had, and on a side note, I just got a ride in my buddies 2016 ZL1 Camaro the other day. It is by far, the fastest stock street car I have ever been in. I hope that in 15-20 years, that car seems as dated as the 80's cars do now. That's the way it should be.
  7. Hello, Looking for an unbuilt Quad 4 motor from the AMT 1990 Beretta GTZ or other issue that would have the Quad 4. Only need the engine, but I would trade for a complete unbuilt kit. If there is another kit that has a nice Quad 4, I would be interested in that too. I have a lot of things to trade, parts for parts or whole kit for kit. Any help appreciated. Thanks! -Larry
  8. Another donor that works pretty well is the AMT '70 Challenger convertible, they can be found cheap, especially the 80's era one that was molded in thin yellow plastic. The windshield posts are often warped or smashed on these, making them great donors. I have seen unbuilt ones for $5-10 at shows many times, not to mention cheap built ups. I found a decent unbuilt one at a local flea market cheap and I am thinking about using it under the very same '69 Barracuda you are talking about. I also got my Barracuda cheap at Hobby Lobby, which is why I didn't want to put more money in parts than in the actual model. My plan is a Race Hemi like street machine. And I am not going to go to crazy super detailing it, I want to have fun with it and make it a simple build. It is a bit of nostalgia for me because I built one when I was a kid back in the 80's, "The Avenger" version that was molded in orange. That one was partially a '68 and partially a '69. I remember I painted it with Testor's rattle can yellow, and built it as a street machine. It is in the big parts box in the sky now, lol!
  9. I would LOVE a decent '68 and '69 Chevelle, hopefully we will see them. Of course, we could also use a decent '70, but it's been done a couple of times, so I doubt that will happen!
  10. eBay part seller now gone

    I understand why people get annoyed with the jacked up prices for parts, but it happens everywhere. Not just on Ebay, I was just at a local flea market a few weeks ago and a guy had an out of box 1/18 low line diecast '57 Chevy that had seen better days, FAR from perfect. Fair value would have been around $20-25 for a nice one in the box, this one was probably worth $5-10 as it sat and that would be a HARD sell. What was the seller asking for it ....$330! Because it was very rare. FWIW, at the same market I got an old issue MPC Maverick Iron Horse, started ,not painted for $5, a near mint 80's issue "Recharged" Johan '64 Dodge Super Stocker (molded in off white) for $30, a nice built up MPC 1970 Chevy pick up for $10 and a nice unbuilt MPC "32 Chevy Roadster street rod kit, issued mid 70's. The one with the headers out over the fenders for $12. I thought all those prices were fair, I am guessing there were others there who didn't, but I am happy I got them. I also just bought a bunch of new parts on Ebay from a seller who starts his items with fair starting bids and let's them go where they will. He also sells some stuff with BIN's that are very reasonable, he combined shipping so what I got was very reasonable. Some stuff he had got bid up, so I let that go, other stuff went my way for decent prices. I bought the parts to repair/restore a bunch of common cars I have that otherwise would not have been worth putting money into, so it worked out nicely for me and I guess the seller did ok too. Bottom line is, there are good deals out there as much as there are bad ones, maybe more so if you keep looking.
  11. AMT 49 Ford "GASMAN"

    Love it, great color!
  12. AMT '40 Ford Tudor: 1959 Style!

    Absolutely great build! Love everything about it!
  13. Yet another fabulous project! Great colors, and that unique interior pattern is awesome! -Larry
  14. What kit is this from?

    Not 100% sure, but I think that block is from an old Lindberg hot rod kit, an early hemi, perhaps the one that was in their "32 Ford Roadster". It's got a molded in distributor and intake, and look's like it was poorly cribbed from an old Trophy Series AMT kit. A hallmark sign of those Lindberg kits.
  15. Looking for a 1/25 Header piece

    I have a set, you can have them.