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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Hot Rods!!   

    @ TimKustom ^^, those are BEAUTIFUL !!   SO right, both of them.
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Not irked so much as...hmmmm. I'm coming up on the end of my part of the '47 Caddy job (once she's running / driving, she goes away for paint and upholstery) and the tying-up-loose-ends mechanical and electrical details always seems to drag on forever. Still some systems to sort too, like integrating the 2014 XTS shifter with the 4L80-E gearbox (going to require a magic bellcrank to reverse the direction the control cable comes in to the shift lever on the gearbox), modifying the PRNDL to illuminate correctly (the XTS PRNDL is computer controlled, and we're not using any XTS electronics), component boards for the HID lighting, and on and on and on. 
    Oh well. You eat the pachyderm one bite at a time.
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Real or Model #235   

    Real, for all the reasons listed above. The fine details are just too crisp and clean...unless it's in 1/8. And it does look p-shopped to me too.
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic BRE Datsun 240Z   

    I have a couple of the first and subsequent releases, both stock and the BRE car. I agree, it's really quite a nice kit...and it's way better a representation of the subject than Revell's Porsche 914 of around the same vintage. The Webers are quite good if you replace the molded air-horn blobs with decent velocity stacks, too.
    I've owned and built my fair share of these in 1:1 too, still have 2 engines, one equipped with Webers!
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic FD RX-7 with an LSA swap   

    Looking good. Bright silver is one of the tougher colors to do well, and yours looks great. Nice clean swap too.
    The LS is showing up in just about everything these days. As nicely-balanced and all around good-handling as this generation RX-7 is stock, it should be a real ball of a car in 1:1 with the Chebby V8.
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Resin Engine   

    Here's a video pan-around of that engine built up; maybe that will help you.
    Remember also than on any conventional V-8 engine, one cylinder head is ALWAYS farther forward than the other one. On the big-block Chevy, which this is, the head farthest forward is the LH, driver's side.    
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Just downloaded and installed the Nikon View NX2 to replace my old Nikon Picture Project photo editor. Man, nice program. 
    So far, so good. Now we'll see if it will talk to my old obsolete Coolpix L4. Drumroll please...
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Photo posting problems   

    Works for me....exactly as I outlined in the instructions above. You're getting the wrong image code, somehow. WHAT are you doing, EXACTLY?
    Your image code for these pix should be 2 lines. It should start with [URL=http://s524.........
    All you do is left-click the IMG box to the immediate right of the photo, and then do Ctrl-v here. Can't be any simpler.
    What you're trying to put up is apparently the "direct" or the "e-mail" link code.
    Yup. Somehow, you're copying the "Direct" code line rather than the "IMG" code line. Maybe an odd problem with your computer not communicating with PB correctly...??
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 63' D&M Vette Gasser   

    Here's another good one...                
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw lotsa water on the road, which at times can be a little unnerving in my old truck. Bald, BALD rear tires, and she does the hydroplane dance at anything over about 30 MPH in the wet. Just gotta get the new tires mounted one of these days.
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 63' D&M Vette Gasser   

    Man's got a point.
    Lotsa the mile-high cars being billed as "gassers" these days would have to run as altereds anyway, due to the amount of engine setback and height. For instance, at one time, the engine setback in a gasser was limited to 10%, and the crank centerline at 24" high.
    Decide whether you want to build a wannabe look-at-me pretend car, or a real race car, and if it's the latter, look up the relevant rules for the time period you want your model to represent. There's a link to old gas-class and other NHRA rules somewhere on this board.
    Modified convertible Corvettes 'round '63 would have run in the MSP class with its own set of rules (modified sports for convertibles, but the '63 and later hardtop MAY have been legal to run as a straight gas-class car...look it up if you want to be accurate). By '68 or so, I'm pretty sure there were converts running as gassers.
    I believe the very famous Mazmanian car ran factory-type independent front suspension too, not the straight-axle favored by some real cars and all the wannabes.
    Here's a couple threads to get you started...
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    I only asked because I did a very intentional wedge-channel on my (taking forever) '32 gluebomb build, and it took rather a lot of planning and fabrication.
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 63' D&M Vette Gasser   

    Yes, Mr. Snake is spot-on with that idea...and even though the '63 and later Corvettes had independent rear suspension, a real gasser version most certainly would NOT (too fragile) so the Revell '62 guts are good all the way back.
    Also bear in mind that the C1 and C2 (first gen Stingray) Corvette frames are entirely different, but there's nothing to stop you from building a C2 Stingray gasser on a C1 Corvette frame, even in the real world.
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Another weird site problem   

    I recently got it a couple of times, and then immediately the entire site became "down" for me, but when I checked several "site-down" testers, they all said it was up. Then about an hour later, it was accessible to me again. Very strange.