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  1. I know these cars. This one's bodywork has been badly busted up and put back together by chimps. Look at the oddly shaped wheel openings, the drooping rear aspect, etc. For well over half a million bucks, I'd really expect better work.
  2. If I remember correctly, some Aston Martin inline engines had no provision for adjusting valve lash other than sinking the seats, or grinding the valve faces or stems (but it's been decades since I've had my hands on one, so don't quote me). Anyway, whatever engine requires said methods, a royal PITA is vast understatement.
  3. Simply as opposed to the late-style engine without the integral bellhousing. EDIT: There are probably a lot of folks here who are at least passing familiar with the common American OHV engines, but who are unaware of what a very different beast the Ford flathead is.
  4. I believe your irks may be considerably more significant than mine. Good luck with that mess, seriously.
  5. Much as I tend to complain about idiots and slackers, I have to say my regular local postman is great. He always makes sure to put any packages on the porch out of the rain, and even brings things that are obviously soft books to the door, rather than wadding them in the mailbox. There ARE a few folks out there who still do a little extra...rather than the absolute minimum they can just barely get by with...and it's much appreciated
  6. Lotsa appeal here for me. Any prototype race car under development has my immediate attention. Nice work.
  7. I just got "delivery" notification on an eBay item via USPS. Unfortunately the item was delivered in the same town in West Virginia it originated from. And of course idiot eBay won't let me post a "didn't get my item" complaint because idiot USPS says it was delivered. Morons everywhere. AND...another item was mis-sent to a town 80 miles from me. HOW HARD IS THIS STUFF, ANYWAY?
  8. I just got "delivery" notification. Unfortunately the item was delivered in the same town in West Virginia it originated from. And of course idiot eBay won't let me post a "didn't get my item" complaint because idiot USPS says it was delivered. Morons everywhere. AND...another item was mis-sent to a town 80 miles from me. HOW HARD IS THIS STUFF, ANYWAY?
  9. "Salt flats" Land Speed Record cars are generally "run-whatcha-brung" vehicles that fit into one of four major classes, with a technical emphasis on good solid engineering and safety. One of the great appeals this kind of racing has is that it's pretty much the last bastion of independent thought and individual ingenuity in motorsports. A NASCAR chassis under a mid-'60s pickup body is exactly the kind of thing you might see in reality. Strive for a clean build, make your roll cage look the part and fit it to the cab carefully, and spend some time looking through online photos of LSR vehicles. Here's a link to the current Technical Inspection Form that has a lot of info regarding equipment and specs. https://saltflats.com/Forms/Car Inspection Form.pdf The cars are built to SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) rules, and some research on your part will turn up everything you need to know to build a reasonably accurate model of a possible contender. Here's a link to the SCTA. https://scta-bni.org/ Here's a link to the USFRA (Utah Salt Flats Racing Association) as well. https://saltflats.com/index.html
  10. Ham-handed photoshoppers who distort things way out of proportion intentionally...like they've never seen the "real" version and make up gibberish images they think will appeal to the aesthetically challenged and the stupid...of whom there is no shortage. Morons in positions of authority and the even more moronic who put them there. EDIT: Don't label this as "political". It permeates every sector of society. Willful ignorance, or just plain intellectual laziness. Thing is...we're ALL born ignorant. But it's a choice to stay that way.
  11. Depending on how "adult" you are psychologically, and how well you handle the inevitable frustration when things go awry, a broom and dustpan to sweep up the results of slamming models against the wall can be helpful...
  12. Looks like a 2-door conversion with a lot of roof and sail-panel rework. I don't know if this thing is real or P-shopped, but it's the thought that counts...
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