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blunc

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  1. the Forum Finds section is a great addition (IMHO).
  2. here's my crown jewel in 1/32 scale, a Pyro kit.
  3. the "mystery carb" has the general shape of a mid-50's to mid-60's Rochester 4bbl, non spread-bore carb. might have been in an Impala or Corvette kit.
  4. I don't know if Mark Jones (Scale Master) has been mentioned yet, I don't know if he's built old hot rods but he's posted photos of his camaro here, I'm envious of the engineering he's done to it. Seeing his scale work here and in person is amazing.
  5. it's nice to see the Desert Scale Classic get some "cover-age". I don't know if they were the first to go to the virtual contest format, but they certainly did it well.
  6. the Aurora Parts pack wire wheels are a real treasure IMHO, and their chrome reverse steels are top notch too. great choice for a custom.
  7. my irk happened 3 days ago, my natural gas water heater stopped working, while the type of failure I had was less traumatic than for most water heaters (it didn't leak or explode)...I still had to replace the water heater due to the thermocouple failing. the safety feature related to this is that if the water heater doesn't sense that the pilot is on, it shuts off gas flow to the burner regulator. I didn't find any info on this being a user serviceable part and the fact that this water heater had given me good service five years past it's six year warranty made my decision to replace it rather easy. after that it was just a matter of clearing a path to get it out and a replacement unit in and hooked up without any leaks or explosions. the fact that I'm typing this means I was successful.
  8. I am so glad this got postponed instead of cancelled...and that I get more time to put off finishing my projects till the last min...err second. 😉
  9. Thanks, here is a rather old WIP thread, I keep for when I get some more bench time with it, being on this forum gave me the impetus to finish it out better than I had before. I have acquired kits to build another, "factory released" version (another backburner project).
  10. Gremlin pickup, currently "in the shop" for a refresh. '78 Ranchero GT, currently "in the shop" for a refresh.
  11. yes, but it's really gutless without the integrated motor assist... which needs the battery to work.
  12. argh, the battery on my 50mpg hybrid threw an error today on the way home from work.
  13. I think John Teresi was inspired by this concept to build this a few years ago:
  14. I commend you on a very thought-provoking build as well as your skills in metalwork and design vision. I look forward to seeing your choice of windscreen... single, dual, full windshield laid back at just the right angle... I would like to suggest Woodlite headlights to further add to the uniqueness of this build, I think they would compliment the lines of the body.
  15. yes, he can say "haboobs", saying "haboobies" is getting a little edgy.
  16. what irked me last night...Christmas Eve?!!! fireworks for most of the night from various neighborhood houses, and several other areas based on FB posts. WTF?!!!, save them for New Years!!!!!!!!
  17. repost of images that went away with my old photobucket account: Gremlin Pick Up The "Dats-AM" Ranchero GT
  18. Another problem to look for is that your computer will slow down when the hard drive starts to get "full", five years of updates can really fill up your drive with updates that get used once but never remove themselves after they install. When your hard drive gets to be 90% full, it will start to run out of places to put temporary files that it creates every time you go to the interwebs. Performing the clean and defrag should help a lot. Be aware that if you have never performed these actions in the life of your computer, that it may take a while for these actions to complete. IMPORTANT: Do the clean first and then the defrag. When performing the Disk Cleanup, be sure to click all boxes that refer to temporary files, there will be a box of the cleanup window that says "Clean up system files", perform this also...it will clean up gigabytes of space on your hard drive. If you decide to get a new computer, the program Classic Shell is a free program that will make Win10 "look" like Win7, I used to use it but am now used to Win10 and don't need it. You can get it here: http://www.classicshell.net/ Note that the developer stopped working on it at the end of 2017, so there will be no updates or fixes created for it unless other users do the work and post it to that site.
  19. you can tell it's very old..., the rear bumper fits properly. well done.
  20. I own all versions of these Monogram 1/32 kits, I've opened all versions, they all have the exact same size tires, even the Ford EXP kit. The wheels are all the same diameter that fit into the tires which are all the same size. That being said, a few of the bodies will look just fine with the smaller tires/wheels (Nova, Ford EXP), the rest of them (IMHO) will not look like they are filling the wheel opening of the car. (see below) This is a photo of the 71 TA, the chrome honeycomb wheel rear wheel/tire is from the kit placed/assembled in the kit location, the front is a snowflake wheel/tire from a 79 TA snap kit. My "opinion" is that the kit wheel/tire is too small for the wheel opening, so I will be dressing up the snowflake wheels for this build.
  21. There are a couple "outliers" missing from Casey's lineup, the "street machine" version of the TA and a "customized" version of the Z/28. The customized Z/28 has a TA shaker scoop cast into the hood and custom wheels, the TA has dual carb intake with Edelbrock style air cleaners and custom wheels. I've always thought the wheels/tires appear a little small and don't fill up the wheel openings very well even though they photographed the models in a way that minimizes this issue. The street machine parts in the Charger are outstanding (IMHO), the Hemi, Cragars and dual carbs with short velocity stacks were well done. I would wish for Atlantis to "bonus" the custom parts into their new release of these kits. FYI: anyone wishing to use the engines in these kits for kitbashing will have to cut the bottom half if the engine out of the chassis.
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