Lovefordgalaxie

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About Lovefordgalaxie

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  • Birthday 02/11/1977

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  • Location Florianópolis SC Brasil
  • Full Name Túlio Lazzaroni

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  1. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Custom Cobra... Done ! Cobray ????   

    That's something for sure!
    I liked the styling. The execution is also great. 
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    I'm a disturbed individual since young age. 
    When I was 18 and was getting into college, my mom had my father to buy me a car to commute. Sooo they both went into a Chevrolet dealer and got me a then new 1995 Chevrolet Astra. That car was an Opel Astra four door hatchback, just like the ones sold in Europe. Ours here had the chrome V shaped Vauxhall grille and the 8 valve 2.0 liter engine. About a month after getting the car I traded it. Saw a newspaper add of a 1982 Galaxie Landau, with low kilometers, and original paint. Got out of college on Saturday morning and drove 360 km to the city the guy was. Getting there, I saw the Landau in first hand. The car has 33.000 Km on the clock, all around original acrylic enamel metallic paint, from the factory, the spare had never being used, the four factory tires were still there, and the interior still had a slight new car scent. The guy wouldn't accept the Astra, so I went to the local Chevy dealer, sold it, and came back with the cash. Got back to college driving the Landau. 
    I got into some trouble for doing this... But I just hated driving that pos Astra. I was used to drive my father's 1973 Chevy Veraneio, a car he only used as a second or back up car, or his own Galaxie up until he started getting Mercedes cars, that I hate from the bottom of my heart.
    During college I put some more kilometers on that Landau... about 40.000 more, and I took care of her so she wouldn't get beaten. I still have this car today, she still is all original, and I had only to replace the tires. Like the '82 came from the factory with 215/70SR15 radials, I replaced the original tires with the same size radials, even tough I was tempted to install some G70-15 Wide Ovals.
    Here she is last year when I did a video of her:
    The year I got out of college with my Engineering degree (2000), I bought the '74 Galaxie, that I repainted, and rebuilt the engine, to be my daily driver. She still is my daily driver.
    The sound and feeling no new car can give you:
     
  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    New tech can be fun:
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    That was a great one!!!! Talk about nailing something!
  5. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    If I cared about what new cars can do, I would own one. I don't give a shait about what people do want from cars now. Couldn't care less. I don't even have friends that are not car guys. The conversation is not worth it. 
  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    I'll be honest with you, I don't know why I opened this thread, but I think I had slight hope to see what Fiat would do to the Barracuda. 
    The fact is:
    I drive a 41 year old car, a 1974 Ford Galaxie 500 manufactured in Brasil, and the car is a 1966 U.S. Galaxie for all that matters, even for buying parts online. She has a 292 Y-Block V8, a four barrel Autolite carburetor, a frame, points, condenser, four bias ply Wide Oval tires, cool dog dishes all around, and it's a car that can be trusted to never let you down. If something do happen, like a miss, or another little problem, you can solve it with your home tools, and maybe a new set of points.
    I don't look at new cars sites, I don't read new cars magazines, I don't watch TV shows related to new cars, I don't pay attention to them on the street.
    I just know I have two tons of car on my garage, that will fire up, and drive me to the place I want to go. She even has power steering, power brakes and air conditioning from the factory. What else do I need? Nothing.
     
  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic My 57 Del Rio   

    Lee, your engine is looking great. You have to fix the air cleaner tough. That air intake hole on it faces the inner fender, and not the hood. The way it is you may have clearence problems under the hood. Easy fix tough. 
    Another detail, that you didn't show yet, but it's wrong even on the box art model. The gravel shield or splash pan behind the front bumper is not body color, it's argent (flat aluminum).
    The engine on my supercharged Custom Tudor is not as detailed as yours, but the air cleaner is on the position it is on 1:1 cars.
    1957 Ford Custom Tudor Inca Gold by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    The splash pan:
    1957 Ford Custom Tudor by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1957 Fairlane 500 Club Vicky   

    Already started on a '53 Ford truck!!! The rusty taste of Mopar is hard to get rid off
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1957 Fairlane 500 Club Vicky   

    Guys, thanks again, love your feedback!!!
    You are right Harry, that seams do look toy-ish. I thank you for not noticing the car has no mirrors.
    Seriously, I never thought much of those seams, always accepted them as "characteristics" of the old AMT chrome parts, but will try to get rid of them and see how it goes.
    Stay tuned on this same Bat-Thread on this same Bat-Forum for the conclusion!!!
  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic '57 Ford Nostalgia Ride   

    No problem, I just thought the tires had a "lindberg-ish" look to them. Still love what you did, it's a real nice job!!!
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1957 Fairlane 500 Club Vicky   

    Thanks guys!!
    Love the AMT kit. It builds so well. 
    The only bad part is like Lee said, the supercharger is an aftermarket kit, and not the factory setup. This kit pressurizes the entire carburetor, inside a pressure box. The factory system would use a cast cover to pressurize trough the Holley teapot carb. 
    I built a Custom Tudor with the factory setup. Revell only missed the dual belt drive most cars had. 
    1957 Ford Custom Tudor Inca Gold by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
     
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    1957 Fairlane 500 Club Vicky
    AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria. Fully stock (well almost) with just a little treat under the hood. A blown 312.
    Paint is Tamiya TS-15 blue. Foil is home made, no BMF. Also has gold candy wrap on the side spears. 
    The kit used was one of those old ones molded in blue. have to get another one of those...
    Fast build, only took me five days. The only extra detail is a wired distributor, and plug wires that go above the valve covers due to the headers installed. Not much detail, only a nice shelf model to go back to FoMoCo after building a Dodge EEEEEWWW!!! 
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Vicky by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
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  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic '57 Ford Nostalgia Ride   

    Very nice looking Custom. Very tasty with a mean and simple look. 
    By the way, are the tires from the Lindberg '53 Ford? Still have to build one of that.
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Revell AG VW Golf Gti Mk1   

    The car is not my cup of tea, but WOW, what a job well done!!
  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Charger now with the 500 grille. Or kind of.   

    Thanks gents!!!
    I just had to change the grille. I was afraid of having to pay years of therapy so the car would actually "discover" what he is, 
    Now he can say: "I'm a Charger 500"... "500!!, like a Galaxie..."