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  1. espo added a post in a topic Heater Hose Routing?   

    I believe that the fittings for the water hoses for the heater were located on the Water Pump on the passenger side and the rear of the Intake Manifold. The rear hose would mount to a small upright fitting and the "hose" portion would be easily routed away from the Distributer. I would run the front hose too the passenger side inner fender and then back to the firewall.  Of course this all depends on the year model of the engine. The very early Cadillac and some other GM products like the Pontiacs had their heater cores mounted on the drivers side. I don't know what year model the engine in the kit represents but it sounds as if it may be say a early '50's engine. Since it is a custom I would use the later model configuration for convenience if nothing else.
  2. espo added a post in a topic AMT Tri Fives   

    I think the '55 Nomad is supposed to be released soon.
  3. espo added a post in a topic 64 Replica   

    Very nice ageing. I remember those window coolers when that was all you could get. Just fill it with crushed ice and go.
  4. espo added a post in a topic Canadian International Auto Show   

    Thank you for sharing. Some very unique cars with interesting histories.  
  5. espo added a post in a topic 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner COMPLETE 2-19-2017   

    Beautiful looking build. That looks like a showroom fresh '68 Road Runner. Glad to see you are recovering.
  6. espo added a post in a topic 71 GTX first kit of 2017   

    This looks great also. I just got done looking at your Duster and they both are outstanding.
  7. espo added a post in a topic 70 Dart Resin, the most difficult model I have ever built.   

    Your build looks dead on. Turned out great. I have used a couple of Resin bodies and experienced the same paint issues you described. There are many here with far more experience and I'm sure they could offer many tips on painting Resin parts. What has worked for me is after the normal clean up is to use  automotive type self etching primer so the final coats of paint have something to hang on to. Another thing to think about is if you are doing any sanding at all this should be done away from the other parts and then cleaned  and primed before you start working with the plastic portion . It is possible to contaminate the plastic if you have any of the sanding dust on your hands from the Resin.
  8. espo added a post in a topic 1970 Pontiac Bonneville V12 pickup   

    Your stained real wood looks great. More realistic than decals or trying to paint wood. Are you going to raise the rear bed wood section to be level with the forward floor section or just have it stepped ??  I like the center blue spoon, but it depends on how you are envisioning the car. The 389 - 400 -421 - 455 engines all look alike. The differences are internal with different bores and strokes.  
  9. espo added a post in a topic What kit had a 1/25th Moon Gas Pedal?   

    The Moon Gas Pedal has appeared and disappeared in several reissues thru the years. If you have any older kits that are offered with a Drag Racing option that would be a great place to look.  
  10. espo added a post in a topic Calling it done. Revell 57 Ford Custom Wagon   

    Great looking wagon. I like the pin striping decals.
  11. espo added a post in a topic 61 AMT RANCHERO   

    Beautiful clean looking build.
  12. espo added a post in a topic 55 Crown Victoria   

    The engine from the '56 AMT kit will be fine. Ford offered the 239 cu in Overhead Valve engine first in 1954. In 1955 Ford changed the bore and stroke around to offer a 272 cu in and a 292 cu in engine based on the original  239 engine. For 1956 they had the same offerings and late in the model year they offered a 312 cu in version. All three displacements were offered in 1957 and in 1958 with the new FE engines starting at 331 cu in they dropped the earlier Y Block engines except for the 292 cu in that was kept as the base V-8. From the outside the Ford Y Blocks all looked alike. A 6 volt battery can be found in many of the Revell offerings of '30's and 40's Fords.  
  13. espo added a post in a topic Dodge Q3 light turquoise   

    MCW might be the best bet on accuracy. A little more expensive but it will be right. Or see if anyone carries Duplicolor paints.   
  14. espo added a post in a topic 1/24 race exhaust?   

    I would look at the local hardware store for brass or aluminum stock. This will give you the strength and yet be thin enough to look in scale.