Ace-Garageguy

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Oh boy. Even followers of wielders of the Force aren't immune to the phenomenon.
    I saw one the other day going on and on about "lite savers". Then there was the TV talking head who kept referring to Mr. Solo as "Hans". When she was corrected by one of her co-blonds, she said "I thought it was plural".
     
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Pretty sure I've missed the space on occasion. I was just typing too fast, really. Honest.
    I'll go flog myself now. 
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic When a hobby goes too far ?   

    X2. Time passes unnoticed, all the stupid intrusive BS from the "real" world fades away, life is good...big cars or little cars.  
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Testors & Model Master Lacquers - no candies?   

    All the 1:1 candies back in the wayback were lacquers, just tinted clears really.
    I've always wondered the same thing...why Testors candies are enamels rather than lacquers.
    AMT had lacquer candies...

  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Eric Goodrich`s:: "IRON LUNG" - On the Workbench 2/8/16   

    This should be worth watching. 
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1:24-1:25 scale battery cables.   

    Go outside, open your hood, measure the diameter of the cables. Divide by 24 or 25, respectively.
    Late-model cars typically have pretty thin cabling to everything. Earlier cars, and 6-volt vehicles (and high-performance applications that need a lot of starting current, or have batteries mounted far from the engine) will typically use much heavier cables.
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 55 Cameo Pro Touring build UPDATE 2-7-16, body painted!   

    Beautiful color, and it looks like you've done a first-rate job applying it. Also looks like I'll be having to try that TS76. Nice fine-grain metallic.
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    She probably found fame and fortune after releasing her "Coney Island Whitefish Cookbook", published by a bunch of pencil-pants-wearing delta-male hipsters who wouldn't recognize one if they saw it, and who have no need to engage in the ridiculously passe practice of "knowing anything at all about what you're talking about".
    Her first financial success was followed shortly thereafter by the best-selling "1001 Things To Do with Coney Island Whitefish", after which she took her new-found riches and moved to a more rural north (with several former members of her publishing house) where she's once again blogging to newcomers under the witty handle of "Ploughed in Poughkeepsie".
    Delish indeed, and guaranteed gluten-free.
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Rags   

    Thin white glue with water. Just about any recipe will work. All you need is for it to dry somewhat stiff...kinda like dried snot on a Kleenex.
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Pinholes In My Resin Parts-HELP   

    I respectfully suggest you open up one of the "dimples", if it will open.
    Besides being flaws in the mold transferred to the part, as Art suggests, they may also be bubble-flaws in the part itself.
    In my own experience, "dimples" are sometimes depressions in the part-surface caused by underlying bubbles, where there's nothing to support the very thin surface membrane.
    The only fix is to dig them out, one by one, and fill.
     
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Well, if you want to get REAL technical, as far as I'm aware, the Bell X-2 had no "reaction-controls" (thrusters), and most likely, its main engine burned out before it achieved apogee.
    So to split hairs further, the 125.000+ altitude of this particular aircraft would have seen it approach a ballistic flight path immediately after engine shut-down, and before it re-entered atmosphere of sufficient density to allow the full return of control-authority. 
    Yup. Kincheloe's record flight began with a trouble-free drop at an indicated airspeed of 225mph and at an altitude of 30,000 feet. Approximately six seconds later, the XLR25 was ignited, and the X-2 was pitched nose up and allowed to accelerate freely along its flight path. Propellant was exhausted at a pressure altitude of 104,000 feet. The X-2 then continued upward on a semi-- ballistic trajectory that took it four miles higher. After reaching the apex of its ascent, it stabilized in a gentle, nose-down attitude, and Kincheloe gingerly maneuvered it for the return glide to Edwards. The landing proved routine.
    From:   http://www.456fis.org/BELL_X-2_STARBUSTER.htm
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Awesome !!!  
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Right up there with "boss" is "big man", apparently a favored form of address used by panhandlers in several parts of the country to preface a request for a handout.
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Pinholes In My Resin Parts-HELP   

    Art...didn't you do a several-part article in the magazine on resin casting, mold making, etc., a few years back?