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  • Birthday 09/15/1962

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  1. Hi Tom - Thanks for the reply! I'm aware of these (and even like that they are the actual rear window style I need), but all the other items I've collected for the build are 1/25... If nothing else comes to light when that project comes on deck, one of them will be my "victim", lol... On another subject, what's up with the model club? Are all meetings suspended indefinitely? There's no updated schedule...
  2. Hello everyone...it's been awhile since I've posted any updates: basically, life got in the way... I've also been suffering a bit of a block with regards to the build: the doors have been cut out, and I've cut sub-frame connectors into the floor pan, the Nova has been back-burnered in favor of a "simpler" build that I had been collecting parts for... "SIMPLER" - 🤣🤣🤣...I just can't seem to bring myself to do a box build: one modification leads to another...gotta figure out where I can create a thread for the current WIP, a custom rollback... Anyhow, thank you to anyone who has ch
  3. Greetings everyone...resurrecting an old thread here in hopes of finding new info about the promo, or even better yet, a lead on a resin kit! (I really just don't have the heart to destroy this one: I want to build a replica of my buddy's big tire drag truck) I've had no luck at all finding any info at all on this promo, other than a couple of other pictures of different colored ones... I did track down a company developing a master for a resin kit offering, but, they closed the doors, and will not consider selling the master, a mold, or any prototypes, so the search continues...
  4. They look great Glenn! Sweet builds...
  5. Now THAT is an interesting idea that hadn't occurred to me, especially as I know someone that purchased a well respected resin manufacturing company (that has been inactive for several years). He's been building inventory, and is scheduled to open within the next 30 days... I wonder if the tiny bits of brown clay that are stuck all over it in the nooks and crannies are from somebody doing exactly this...
  6. Please accept my apologies in advance for the long-winded post... I have been (unsuccessfully) trying to find a 58-59 Apache Fleetside pickup w/small rear window for a few years now...I apparently missed the boat on Modelhaus Resins, (as my search didn't begin until after they retired), and those kits rarely come up, and are pricey at best... I had looked to see if there had been any promos made, but wasn't very successful at finding any mention of them, as most of the promos of the era seem to be passenger cars...until I stumbled upon one (at a GREAT price), which I snapped up...
  7. Tim, you are correct that the minimum spec is 1 5/8", although early in the BHRA General Regulations (pg 21 in 2019 - easiest to find on line w/o a rulebook on hand) they state that "All materials must be 1 3/4” O.D. x .118” mild steel or .083” 4130 chromoly tubing, except A, which is 1 1/4” O.D. x .118” mild steel or .065” 4130 chromoly tubing." (specifically in illustration 4:10)...very early on, when the build only required a roll bar (in the intial build before the current upgrades), we stayed with the 1 3/4" spec....The decision was made to stay with the slightly larger material in CM as
  8. Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've been here...our short shakedown and racing season is over, and Old Man Winter's icy grip is becoming firmer...Our home track (Atco Dragway) is still doing some pop-up test and tune sessions, and our secondary track (Cecil County Dragway) is done for 2019, so our season is done...Traction with a 10.5" tire is at a premium in good weather with this combination, and dicey at best in the 30-40 degree range...The car consistently set ET and MPH bests every single time we had it out, eventually surpassing our goals, and, we're sure there's at least another
  9. Thank you Tim! We were aiming for the "looks like somebody cared" appearance, but not excessively so, y'know? So far, it looks like I'll finally get some bench time tonight, as there are no commitments except to go home after work and relax ?
  10. Tom Gieger - I'd love to take you up on that, but probably won't be able to until October's meeting...I'll know better over the next few weeks...probably have to mooch a ride too, (as NJDMV is currently holding mine hostage)...hopefully someone willing to ride share lives close or passes close to me on their way there... _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Well, the 1:1 project has finally been fired up, and it's just a little rowdy, lol...I'd LOVE to post the video for y'all, but can't figur
  11. Evenin' everyone...The 1/25 Nova model project has been on a short hiatus for the past few weeks as we have been re-assembling, re-plumbing, and re-wiring the subject of my build...The fresh 565 BBC, custom Lemons Headers, FTI 'Glide, Pro-Torque converter, custom radiator & electric fan are all new mechanicals for the car, so it is very much like building a full scale model: fit - modify - refit -remodify - final fit...We are also installing an ARC 12-switch panel with satellite switch panels in the engine compartment (for valve adjustment & tuning), a RacePak datalogger system and LCD
  12. Deathgoblin And misterNNL, thank you both for your input...I'm obviously gonna have to do a little more research into adhesives...
  13. Not too much progress on the 1:25 project this week...got the second mini tub fitted, and removed the gas tank (along with the "box" Revell had it sitting on)...now I need to create a correctly contoured trunk floor...although the fuel cell, fuel pump/filter setup, and their mounting frame will cover much of it in the trunk, the underside has hydro-stamped detail that I'll need to try replicating...thankfully, there are plenty of pictures of trunk floorpan repair panels available online that should help with this, despite the "artistic license" Revell took with the model in this area...the pic
  14. Thanks for your input Fat Brian & Dave Van...sounds like there's going to be several CA glues and an accelerant in my arsenal...time to do a little glue research I guess, lol
  15. Hello everyone...having recently "returned to the fold" after 30+ years, I find my options are seemingly endless now...aftermarket detailing options are everywhere, and therein lie the questions I'm posing here...When I was first into this hobby, it was pretty much the Testors Red or Blue tubes, or the small square bottle with the tiny brush on the lid...generally, you were only glueing styrene together...today, the choices are endless, and I'd rather not experiment with the parts for my current WIP...so, here goes: What glues/adhesives are you using for: 1) Basic styrene assembly
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