Snake, I doubt they will do the surgery for a few floaters. I had serious bleeding in both eyes - I had over 90% blockage in each eye. The doctor did the surgery on my right eye because it was the worst. The surgery was done in Oct 2008, and my left eye has about 4 "strings" of blood that will apparently never dissolve but they will not replace the fluid in that eye. This does show that there are many reasons to be an organ donor. I have no idea who the person was, but I'm forever grateful to him or her.
Michael, do you have Diabetes? I do, and my ophthalmologist explained to me that the disease causes abnormal, thin-walled veins to from in the retina, and the extra sugar in my blood causes them to burst and bleed into the eye. I have had numerous laser treatments to cauderize the veins in both eyes, and have even had to have the fluid in one eye removed and replaced. PLEASE have yourself tested for Diabetes and act accordingly. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in America and has many other consequences. It would be q good idea to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough exam. Good luck to you.
Curb, I took the 4 lower photos of the car at the old Harrah Auto Collection in the summer of 1983. It was under one of the outdoor sheds-actually tin roof awnings, and My Mother the Car was about 20 feet away. I think the picture of the car in the sun was by Roy Sorenson.
I decant and airbrush all of my spray can paint into airbrush bottles, and have not had evaporation problems. I have 2 ounce bottles of Tamiya white and gray primer at the ready, plus Testors wet look clear. I put a little additional Tamiya lacquer until it has 2% milk consistency. To decant the paint, I hot glue a drinking straw to a spray can nozzle, then let the paint gas out for a couple of days. Slowly open the lid about every 8 hours to let some propellant out. Be careful- the paint will gush out everywhere unless you just crack it open and then wait a bit to remove it. I clean the straw and nozzle with cheap lacquer thinner and occaisionally have to re-glue it.
Would the strategy been more valid if a Penske, Ganassi or Andretti crew chief had tried it? I think not. Also please remember that the same weekend that Danica used fuel strategy to win the IRL race, Dale Junior used fuel strategy to win his first race for Hendrick. I don't recall anyone bemoaning that victory.
Sorry, I don't have pics of the prototype. Mark did say it was based on the AMT kit. Obviously, I have forgotten who did the conversion, but it was a well known Bay Area builder. Mark only had the unprimed body and said he was waiting for the interior and chassis. That's when he said something about having trouble with the suspension. He didn't elaborate, but I assume it was trouble with casting it. I thought the master looked really good.
I should read the link before I post stuff. the link clearly states that it is curbside and that it is for 1976. I vaguely remember Mark mentioning something about trouble with the suspension, so I guess that's why it is curbside. I does have the interior and roll cage. Perhaps they will offer the winged car later.
I saw the prototype at NNL West and talked to Mark about it. The kit will be full detail and come with either Keyser or Holbert decals. The body is highly modified from the old AMT "IMSA" kit, with the flares corrected and a choice of a spoiler fro 1976 or a wing from 1977. I think Kurt Raitz did the mastering.