Ace-Garageguy

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  • Full Name Bill Engwer

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Needlenose Pete   

    Just about my favorite old tractor. Beautiful truck.
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Mmmmm...hot dogs...Nathan's on Coney Island (no whitefish).
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I gots to take me some Valient to keeps from goin' inta cadillac arrest.
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1960 Daytona 500 Winner - Junior Johnson   

    Great project. Love the NASCAR racers from this time. 
     
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic The slippery slope of banning donk wheels   

    In 1970, when Road Atlanta began hosting the ARRC (American Road Race of Champions, the season-ender for SCCA) I was heavily involved with building and prepping cars. I remember the C-sedan race was a gaggle of Mini Coopers and a few Alfa GTA Juniors. Great fun, close racing. But it was REAL racing, cars not streetable really, and they were out for blood.
    Vintage racing, for me, doesn't have the allure of the genuine article of my remembered glory-days. It's fun to see the old cars run around the track, but more often than not, it's kinda slow old geezers out for a showboat Sunday drive. Not exactly Jackie Oliver...though the last time I attended a vintage event, some of the competitors seemed to take it pretty seriously.
    Vintage racing over here shouldn't be affected much, if at all, by the proposed rule, but like I said...the camel's nose is attached to a great smelly camel.
    I'd hate to see old Datsun Z-cars, for example, forced to run those awful Zenith-Stromberg emissions carbs, retarded ignition timing and air-pumps...just because that was the EPA-certified setup at the time the cars were manufactured.
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic THE BUS is finished......   

    Wild. Love it. Cooler that the Daniel design.
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a topic in General   

    Suspension Geometry Design Program
    OK, probably not of much interest to most of you, but if you're thinking of building your own real car, this is pretty cool. Back in the dim recesses of time, I used to do this stuff with 2-dimensional models made from balsa, pins and string. Reasonably accurate, but incapable of analyzing small changes quickly, and only worked in two dimensions. This is freaking magic compared to that, and it's cheap. Runs under XP, 7, or Vista.
    Similar stuff is available for rear suspension, chassis layout , etc. 
    http://www.auto-ware.com/software/asgp/asgp.htm
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  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic what truck is this?   

    I believe it's a pre-war White. This is a '41...    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/09/1941-white-semi-tractor-trailer-that.html

  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    My guess would be that Mr. Softee wasn't as popular with the...
    Never mind. Don't want to risk being banned. 
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Nomad stretch   

    Just needs a thin vertical track immediately behind the B-pillar, and a stationary triangular window. Then the original front-door glass and regulator could work.  
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Nomad stretch   

    I really like the look you've got going in the first shot. Perfect for hauling old longboards and riders. 
                                                                                      
     
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    This babe decided to skip the middleman and get her own truck. 

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

    I think the original usage of "design vocabulary" in architecture, as I understand it, made sense...from the standpoint of, let's say, understanding things like the differences in Ionic and Doric for instance, and being able to pick and choose classical elements to incorporate into a new design.
    I think it usually sounds like idiotic trying-too-hard when it's applied to vehicles.
    I don't really know what the hell styling "cues" was supposed to mean either.
    Seems like the term "styling elements" would encompass all the appropriate nouns, like "scoop", "fender flare" (NOT FLAIR !!!), "wheel-arch", "greenhouse", "belt-line", etc.
    Oh well. Monkey-hear, monkey-say.
     
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    I guess girls everywhere go for the man in uniform. 
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Any better idea how to remove Tamiya TS-XX paints?   

    91% or higher ISOPROPYL alcohol is said to be effective on some lacquers. It's really really cheap over here, and is available in grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.
    70%, common "rubbing alcohol", is a good cleaner, but it doesn't have much effect on paints.