Bill J

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location Valley of The Sun
  • Full Name Bill Jay

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  1. Bill J added a post in a topic NEW Revell Bronco Instructions   

    I'd like the see the Bill Stroppe Baja version, the Poppy Red, White and blue off roader.
  2. Bill J added a post in a topic NEW Revell Bronco Instructions   

    Thanks for the instructions Randy. Looks like a very nice kit. Really a shame that they did not include rear fender flares. As a former owner of a '70  Bronco the fender flares are a necessity if you do any off-roading, other wise the rear quarters would be ripped up by the tires.
    Let's hope someone fills the void with some aftermarket parts. It is nice they included a roll bar and a swing away tire rack.
  3. Bill J added a post in a topic In need of one rim from Dodge Ram kit   

    This wheel looks really close
  4. Bill J added a post in a topic Revell/Monogram 289 w/Webers   

    Historic Racing Miniatures makes an intake manifold and Webers to fit the Monogram Mustang 289. Very nice pieces and super accurate. Not too pricey either. They also sell the whole Cobra 289 with Webers, also reasonable.
  5. Bill J added a post in a topic Rain For Rent TF   

  6. Bill J added a post in a topic Ford Bronco and Ranger Are Coming Back!   

    I like the look of the red one in the OP, I hope that is what they actually sell. The one thing that would turn me off though is independent front suspension. If they do the independent suspension, they are just making another station wagon with a little extra clearance.
    I had a really nice 1970 Bronco that I had completely painted, custom seat covers and wheels. Great little vehicle. Would have been better with a 4 speed transmission instead of a 3 speed but that aside, it was a great off roader. The problem with independent suspension is articulation. Independent cannot climb over obstacles like a solid axle. Independent does ride better on the road but if you're wanting cushy ride buy one of the many so called "SUV's" on the market, everyone makes one or two, few are any good on real off roading. The Range Rover is decent but has air suspension that raises the ride height for off roading. Besides not having 6 figures for a vehicle, I could never take one in serious back country, too pretty.
    So hey Ford, it you want me to buy a Bronco, live axles please
    My current is a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  7. Bill J added a post in a topic Resin Mopar Cross Ram Manifolds   

    I received my manifolds today, they look even better in person! Thank you BobbyG for mastering them and thanks to Kevin @‌ Missing Link for doing an excellent job casting them. As usual super service from Kevin
    If you think you'll ever need some correct/accurate ram manifolds for a Max Wedge or a 426 Hemi, definitely buy some of these. The super detailed carbs From Fireball Modelworks added to the max Wedge will be perfect!  Joseph is working on the correct Holley's for the 426 Hemi and should have them ready shortly.
    Some more really great stuff from our talented members here! Great work guys and thank you.
    P.S. Kevin, isn't toleddosylanaia where Count Chocula came from?
  8. Bill J added a post in a topic Resin Mopar Cross Ram Manifolds   

    They both look great, thank you for making them and for the heads up
  9. Bill J added a post in a topic 1960 Ford. Another one.   

    Very cool Ford! Excellent paint job makes it perfect
  10. Bill J added a post in a topic '65 Plymouth Satellite...The One That Got Away   

    Plymouth is looking really nice, can't wait to see it all together. Really looking great so far
  11. Bill J added a post in a topic The First 1965 Mustang 427 SOHC - Dick Brannan   

    Nice looking SOHC, is that a Ross Gibson resin? I missed out on them, my fault!
    On the actual 1:1 SOHC Mustangs from back then, the springs towers were removed entirely. The springs also. There was a half of a leaf spring that went from the lower A-arms to the front crossmember of  the sub frame. It was a flakey looking affair but held up fairly well. That opened the engine bay for anything Ford had at the time.
    On the later street Boss 429, they reduced the spring towers and moved them outward to get the Boss 429 into the street car. I drove one at Tasca Ford in Rhode Island and really could tell how front heavy the car was. A salesman told me to drive the Boss 302, which I did and it was a pleasure to drive and handled quite well for that time period.
    Anyway, keep up the work on the Mustang, looks like a great project and subject.
  12. Bill J added a post in a topic Lamborghini Huracan   

    Very nice Jonathan
  13. Bill J added a post in a topic Moebius 1961 Pontiac Ventura   

    Really nice
  14. Bill J added a post in a topic What are the differences between AMT 39/40 Ford Tudor sedan kits?   

    While we are at it, the windshield wipers are on top of the windshield on a 39 and at the cowl on a 40. All models, coupe, convertible and sedans.
  15. Bill J added a post in a topic Fireball AFB Max Wedge Carbs   

    Received some AFB;s for both the Max Wedge and the street Hemi today. WOW, such fine detail and so accurate. Well worth ordering Joseph is very talented and super to deal with.