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  1. CBR 2018 - Packard powered Jag.

    The inlets to the turbos are currently connected to each other with that short piece of tubing. I'm interested in seeing how you route the inlet air to that tube. Are you going to try to match up an inlet tube with the existing duct on the top/front of the rear cover? That will be a cool setup when you're finished! Mike
  2. 1925 dodge - Body mods begin

    Cool woodgrain on the dash! Is that a decal? Mike
  3. 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 4/20/18)

    Yeah, sorry about that if it's making more work for you. That coil on the PS bracket would be easy enough to remove - before the motor goes in the car unfortunately though. It's a detail that the majority of folks wouldn't be able to identify as a coil, but anyone familiar with a 5.0 would recognize right away what it is. Maybe removing the round one from the fender wouldn't be too much of a pain. Other than removing the round coil, the only other thing necessary would be to wire up the front of the square coil, which wouldn't be difficult at all. Regardless of what you do with the coil, the rest of the car is outstanding and I'm looking forward to seeing it "under glass"! Take care, Mike
  4. 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 4/20/18)

    Hey Steve, just checking out the modern front dress that you added to your motor. It seems a bit strange (for a stock F.I. 5.0), but the coil is mounted on top of the tensioner/power steering pump bracket, the square shaped block just to the left of your power steering pump fill tube. I attached a picture of my 1:1 where you can see the MSD coil in the stock location. Same basic shape as what's represented on your front dress. The two prongs on the front of your coil would be where the wires connect - the left prong would be the plug wire going to the center of the distributor cap and the right prong would be the "power" wire coming from somewhere on the firewall. Just thought I'd mention it since you already have an older, round coil represented on the inner fender. Take care, Mike
  5. Woods Racing Javelin of George Follmer

    Specific to Woods, unfortunately nothing regarding the engine... http://theamcforum.com/forum/roy-woods-71-amx-trans-am-car-canary-yellow_topic24765.html
  6. Woods Racing Javelin of George Follmer

    Some info here... http://www.95customs.com/the-1968-72-trans-am-amc-javelins/2015/3/12
  7. Bullitt

    Are you intending to build the Mustang from this movie or does the term "Bullet" refer to something else I'm not aware of?
  8. 'Make a Deal' Diorama

    If your intent was to represent a car that experienced a bit of a fire then you certainly nailed. Very well done, as mentioned above, from all angles! Thanks for sharing! Mike
  9. 1967 Loadstar Brush Truck is Finished

    Bravo Charles! Another outstanding replica finished to your usual, impeccable standards. There's just so many interesting visual elements to this truck that each view offers something new to admire. I really enjoy following your builds and can totally relate how you create a build sequence in your head long before you actually begin work. For me that's half the fun; figuring out not only what to do but how to go about doing it. You have truly mastered that and it comes across in your posts as a seemingly perfect balance of subject matter, materials and technique. I'm certainly not alone wondering when your next build will commence and what its subject matter will be. Take care and please carry on! Mike
  10. Revell 1/8 Jaguar XK-E

    Hi, enjoying your build. I did an Amazon search and found two different holders, with leads, for the 2032 battery. Several listings are three packs, each designed to hold a single battery. There was one other listing for a 15 pack, however each holder fits 2 batteries. The 3 packs were in the $3 range - the 15 pack was around $13. Hope that helps you out. Mike
  11. Baja Humbug

    Cool build! I'm assuming the hole in the rear, driver side fender is for the antenna? Is it just the antenna base that's included in the kit and you need to supply the wire? Or are you replacing a molded antenna in order to heighten the realism? I really like the body color! Is that painted also and, if so, what brand /name is it? Take care, Mike
  12. The Supersonic has landed.

    Very nice to see the engine installed. Those are some cool headers. I couldn't really tell from your photo of the raw engine print on page 1 - are the headers printed as part of the engine or are they separate prints? Either way, excellent job on the detail painting of the engine. I applaud you for creating the print with an opening hood and a detailed representation of the engine! Too often models like this are done as curbsides and you miss out on the motive power. In the case of the Supersonic, I'm liking the engine just as much as the body. Thanks for sharing! Mike
  13. Oh No Here I Go Again!

    I answered my own question by searching the Michaels site. A veritable treasure trove of beading wire. I did a quick scan of 2 of the 9 pages of beading wire and saw diameters ranging from 0.012" to 0.095". Colors were silver, gold, aluminum, etc. Some were 7 strands, some 16 strands. I did notice quite a few that were online only and not available in stores. Hope this info helps anyone interested in finding accurate looking steel cable. Thanks again Charles for making this suggestion! Mike
  14. Oh No Here I Go Again!

    Hey Charles, any chance you happen to know the diameter(s) of the beading wire, or perhaps a rough estimate? I can think of all sorts of uses for a scale representation of steel cable. Is it really limited to one, maybe two sizes? I'm sure I'm not the only one who's interest was piqued by your suggestion so it would be awesome if you had additional info for us! Thanks! Mike
  15. Late '40s car hauler

    Cool, that yellow one sure looks like the same trailer as the one I posted. Only difference is they didn't replace the ornate side panels with those cool portholes when they restored it. Kind of hard to see in my picture how many cars are on the lower level but the yellow trailer sure makes it look like you could fit three cars on the bottom, with two on top. Mike