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About DR JAY

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  • Birthday 01/15/1971

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  • Location The Wilds Of Transcona, Manitoba
  • Full Name Jason Van Nostrand

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  1. DR JAY added a post in a topic 1/16 1968 Charger Pro Touring   

    Based on a Grand National stock car, the 1/16 Charger has the 8 3/4 removable carrier Chrysler rear axle--even comes with pretty reasonable representations of GN drum brakes. 
  2. DR JAY added a post in a topic Del Rio question   

    ... I was just gonna ask if they were the same size and width as the other wheel backs. larger would likely be for race tires.
  3. DR JAY added a post in a topic First build, no help from Mom. Fail ? I don't think so   

     Great stories! I can't wait to teach my grandson about carburetors, motorcycle riding, dirt ovals on Saturday night and what little I know about women. I also am on the edge of my seat about the time when he can come to Papa's house and build stuff in the hobby room. He may not end up enjoying it, but he sure will be offered every minute of time,every tool, paint and kit that I have. Seeing the pride in the faces of a child who made something with their own hands is reward enough.
     My 1st model at the age of 8 was the brand new Monogram Z28, molded in a ghastly yellow, My dad helped with the white lettering on the tires using flat white and a toothpick. Despite the many incarnations that model ended up going through, (Paint jobs; Raising and lowering; Engine swaps; Etc...)  those perfectly lettered Good Years remained on the Camaro. 
  4. DR JAY added a post in a topic Interesting ideas   

     How close did anyone look at the brake set up on that specimen with the propeller? I can see the tech sheet now: Final Drive: Propeller   Brakes: Dual Acting Plank-Type
  5. DR JAY added a post in a topic Hello from rainy Glasgow,Scotland   

    Welcome to the Forum...I also have to add that "Still Game" is one of my favourite television shows and an episode is usually playing on the computer as I build...I laugh like a fool at episodes I have seen dozens of times. Looking forward to seeing your projects!
  6. DR JAY added a post in a topic Disappointed   

    ...wow. Just wow. The replica is excellent, James. The weathering and execution are also excellent...one of the best I have seen on the subject. As a scale replica builder, I appreciate the time and talent required to pull off a quality job like that. I was formerly an active member of another forum which shall remain nameless in a vain attempt at playing the duck. There were more than a few DoH cars displayed by builders both new/young and seasoned/adult. The one constant was that there was ALWAYS someone willing to call the builder out for their choice of subject--using ALL CAPITALS IN ORDER TO GET THEIR POINT ACROSS or even name calling, insults and thinly veiled threats that, honestly, they would never use when speaking to someone in person. The behaviour got--in my opinion--way out of hand and I got to thinking; "Why am I even here? Is this a model car forum where people can show and discuss their hobby to be enjoyed by many or is it a place where a simple thread can be transformed into a political soap box by a few at the expense of someone who worked hard to complete a killer replica?" Should we turn this place into one where the moderators are more like hall monitors who shut everything down at the 1st sign of differing opinion or have to resort to outright banning of anything more controversial than a glass of milk?
    Great job, James. I would have liked to have seen more pictures before the thread got the axe, I really like it here, but I think I may take a few days off to consider my choices. As an adult, if there's something I don't like, I have the choice to shut it off; switch channels; change lanes; etc and move on with my life. I shouldn't resort to interrupting someone else's presentation in order to make myself heard because my perspective differs I try to move on.

    THAT being said, I do have to agree about life being full of disappointments--but not in a cynical manner. When the radio plays Nickelback (Yech!) instead of Led Zeppelin, the TV is showing The kardashians instead of a documentary or the driver in front of me is texting; I don't take personal issue with the program director, the Teleguide or the driver in front of me. I try to move on and do what I can to get past it.

    And Ron Hamilton---Great Comments!

    Now: why don't we ALL just build something and post pictures to show off our work and prove that we use this resource for more than the kind of attitude and comments that would result in our wife banishing us to the couch if we tried them on her...
  7. DR JAY added a post in a topic 1969 A12 Dodge Superbee   

    Looks like the 15x7 Police wheels from the Revell Superbird or Roadrunner.
  8. DR JAY added a post in a topic Guardsman Blue and Gulf Blue?   

    Have you considered obtaining a paint code and having an automotive paint supply place make you a rattle can of your favourite colours? I use a supply house locally that mixes me whatever I want in full size cans for about 25 bucks. A little pricey, yes, but considering how much paint I get compared to the contents of a Tamiya can--and the colour is either computer matched or mixed by code and 100% what I am looking for--and the fact that I reserve this expenditure for special projects only; it makes sense for me.
  9. DR JAY added a post in a topic 534 SD Ford fuel pump question.   

    That's what I thought! I found more pictures of solenoid switching valves on top of what appeared to be cartridge style filter housings. There was a component that I thought was a governor at the back of the engine, but looked for any fuel system connections regardless. Thanks for posting this...it may sound like over analyzing, but I too went through countless web forums and tech articles in search of this answer because it got to a point where I no HAD to know the answer! Thanks a bunch for the info. I hope it helps others as well.
  10. DR JAY added a post in a topic Show displays. What do your builds get presented on.   

    Nice display bases, Clayton! I'm building the Ford Drag Team truck and trailer and display everything I build in cases for dust reasons and was stumped about a case for something so big. Now that I have inspiration for the display case, I guess I'll have to head to the lumber yard and the glass shop.
  11. DR JAY added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    534 SD Ford fuel pump question.
    Sorry for what may be a stupid question. I've been searching for a proper image of the mechanical fuel pump for a 534 SD engine on gasoline, something found in the AMT C Series kit. I'm running the kit air compressor and am ASSUMING that there should be a mechanical fuel pump on the left side of the timing cover behind it. All of the Holley carbs I have seen on this engine have a bowl feed on the left. I have yet to find a picture that shows either a pump or even a hole in the cover where it would bolt on. I realize that it would be hidden by the compressor, but I have yet to see an actual fuel pump on the 534 SD engine. Sooooo...where's the fuel pump SUPPOSED to be located? Did I just spend a bunch of time searching for a mechanical pump when the truck actually used an electric unit paired with tank switching valves? I add ridiculous detail, so this is kind of important to completing the engine for me. Thanks for looking...(Despite spending my career as a Tech on cars and light trucks, I'm embarassed to be asking a question like this...but I'm sure there will be more!)
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  12. DR JAY added a post in a topic Allison AT540 question   

    Thanks for the answer. Being a former auto tech, I was wondering if the heat from an auto trans with a load like that would cause meltdown. AT540 it is...
  13. DR JAY added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Allison AT540 question
    Would the Allison AT540, as supplied in the AMT LN race car hauler and the C series Tractor, survive in a truck like this with a load like this? I'm building this very setup and these kits are my only source for parts, since I build 1/25 cars only--this is my 1st big truck. I can scratchbuild a 5 speed if I have to due to the automatic not being up to the job, but would rather not. I'm about to fabricate linkages and plumbing on the truck--this would be the time to get things right, As an aside, I was also wondering if a 2 speed rear axle would be run in conjunction with an automatic. The pictures are of the truck and trailer outfit I'm building...would the AT 540 cut it or not?

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  14. DR JAY added a post in a topic Round2 models just being mean   

    Anyone who can't sell 1/25 display cases at 3.99 should call me. Since the Colossal Mart Of Wal stopped selling them (along with models...) display cases are retailing for well over 20 bucks a hit here in Canada--and not even fancy ones with the chrome base like the one pictured.