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About Rodent

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  • Birthday May 22

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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  • Location NorCal
  • Full Name Steve Andrews

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  1. Rodent added a post in a topic Any Revell 70 Charger kits at HL yet?   

    A new store in Sacramento had one yesterday priced at $29.99.
  2. Rodent added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    Scott, I am a couple years younger than you are, but I remember 1970 as the Year of the Polyglas. Dad even put a set on the 64 Galaxie then.
    That said, the 70 Charger brochure shows whitewall and white letter as the optional tires.
    70 Charger Brochure
  3. Rodent added a post in a topic gas station tv   

    Isn't "Disco Balls" a medical condition caused by dancing in too-tight Angel Flights? 
  4. Rodent added a post in a topic How I spent my weekend. [a couple more shots of the car out in the sun ]   

    A Honduh color, right? Looks great. Wanna paint my S-10?
  5. Rodent added a post in a topic Pontiac Ventura   

    The Apollo was re christened "Skylark", so it really spells "NOVAS" 
  6. Rodent added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    One of the things that I love about Canada is how all these wonderful cars come out of the woodwork when the weather is good. We were in the wilds of the Ontario "wine country" in 2009 and wound up at a 4 way stop with a 68 Beaumont SD 396 convertible. Seems like Ontario has been better for my car spotting, but it looks like BC is good too. I just didn't experience it during my visits.
  7. Rodent added a post in a topic 409 c.i.d. engine decals FOUND!!   

    I don't condone stealing the intellectual property of others, but on numerous occasions I have found the 1:1 decal on the internet, reduced the image, and printed it on decal paper for my model use.
  8. Rodent added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet-----Update! 10/9/17   

    From what I remember,  backed up by looking at Mustang vacuum schematics online:
    1968 - 200, 289, 302 had Thermactor with MT, IMCO with AT. 390 and 428 had Thermactor regardless of transmission. 
    1969 - Thermactor remained on the 428, everything else was IMCO no matter which transmission. 
    1970 - 428 finally loses the Thermactor and gains the IMCO system, which explains your Cougar.
    I owned a 68 302 4V 4 speed from 1977 to 2001 and it had a Thermactor.  Interesting noises when backing off of the throttle when cold.
  9. Rodent added a post in a topic UPDATED 8/11! What Would You Pay for a New 1/25 '64 Chev Nova SS?   

    I haven't seen either one of them myself,  but your link showed related items at the bottom of the page. The 62's engine didn't impress much. Your extra detail on the Elky looks good. 

  10. Rodent added a post in a topic UPDATED 8/11! What Would You Pay for a New 1/25 '64 Chev Nova SS?   

    The body lines look nice. If the engine and interior look as bad as their 62 Impala and 70 El Camino, I would definitely pass. I don't have that much love for the subject personally. 
  11. Rodent added a post in a topic 1970 Buik GSX   

    A synthetic cork would probably work better than the natural one. Dash looks great!
  12. Rodent added a post in a topic 1/18 Scale Hurst 4 Speed Shifter?   

    Oops. I typed 1/8 when I meant 1/18.
    I haven't found anything on Shapeways.  Their search seems to miss a lot of stuff unless you search for a particular seller in the marketplace. 
  13. Rodent added a post in a topic Anyone have of these they'd like to trade?   

    Good to know. I don't have what you are looking for, but I have had parts that you wanted in the past and didn't say anything because of shipping costs.
  14. Rodent added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/18 Scale Hurst 4 Speed Shifter?
    Does anyone know of a 1/18 scale Hurst Competition Plus 4 speed shifter? Resin, 3D, whatever. Or does anyone have one in their diecast junkyard? I am working a little out of my usual realm and building a replica of a 1:1 Mustang I used to own. I could probably scratch build one, but I would rather not if I don't have to. 
    This probably should be in "wanted" but I want the diecast folks to see it. Mods please move if you don't agree.
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  15. Rodent added a post in a topic Ford C4 trans   

    Kris Morgan (MAD Modeling) makes a nice resin C4 with a separate pan. I don't know what his international shipping policy is though.