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bluestringer

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  1. Engine is done, probably need to do a little paint touch up. Getting it wired was a bit tricky, but I think it looks ok. Interior is in primer, hope to get it finished in a couple days.
  2. Looking good. You could try wrapping a strip of tape on the inside of the wheel to tighten it up.
  3. I didn't have any steel paint for the exhaust manifolds, had to order some. I'll try working on the interior while I'm waiting on it to get here. Not sure how I'm going to come out with this wiring I'm trying for the first time.
  4. Working on the engine. I'm building the custom straight out of the box, just want to get a few basic builds done before trying to add more details, although I have a pre-wired distributor I may try to install. Going with Rustoleum Spring Green for the exterior and Nutmeg for the interior. I was dry fitting the interior and can't figure exactly how the seat sits in the tub, seems to be a bit awkward.
  5. What size wire or what can be used to replicate heater hoses? 1/24 scale.
  6. Thanks. Here's some better photos. The color is Rustoleum Spa Blue. I left the hood in primer.
  7. Finished the Old Pro drag car. Looks ok, could have been better, but could have been worse. Sorry about the blurry photo, was having problems with my camera, I will post a better one later.
  8. Nice, that's a beautiful green.
  9. Hmm.....108 views but no comments, maybe it looks worse than I thought. I can take the critique, tell me what I need to do to make it look better.
  10. Engine is almost finished. Need to add the fan and distributor. I had thought about trying to wire it but decided against it. I did try to do some weathering on it, not too crazy about the way it looks, but I guess it could be worse. That intake stuff was a bugger, it would not fit together correctly, I tried to correct it but finally just got it on the best I could. Also found out I will need to remove the headers to get the engine into the frame.
  11. Dropped by my local Hobby Lobby today to pick up a few small items with no intention of buying a kit, because I always wait until the 40% off sales. When I got to the aisle I saw the 40% off sign up. I knew it was wrong because the sale went off on the 22nd, and sure enough the sign said ends May 22nd. I ask one of the associates about it and she said get a kit and take the sign with you to check out and they should give you the discount. So I got this...........
  12. Who makes the best pre-wired distributor? I had got one from Gofer Racing when I did the 68 Chevelle, but the wires seemed too stiff and un-manageable. I want to try again when I do the 65 Chevy stepside pickup. I had rather buy the pre-wired instead of trying to do one myself.
  13. You can tell this is a older kit because of the hole in the pan for the metal axle. I saw some youtube vids of people fixing that, but I was not going to try it.
  14. Engine is almost finished. Need to add the fan and distributor. I had thought about trying to wire it but decided against it. I did try to do some weathering on it, not too crazy about the way it looks, but I guess it could be worse. That intake stuff was a bugger, it would not fit together correctly, I tried to correct it but finally just got it on the best I could.
  15. Looks great. This is the first kit I tried after being away from the hobby for 20 years. I made a total mess out of it. I didn't finish it, gave up after dropping one of the door handles into the interior. I may go back and try to salvage it later, but right now I moved on to a AMT Nova Pro Stocker kit, which I hope turns out better. Looking forward to seeing your finished project.
  16. This is really amazing stuff. Although I could never be able to do this type of detailing work, it is inspiring and a treat to see it done and documented.
  17. Cleaning up the body I found this. I'm going to leave it as is though since this will be a drag car that has been down the track a few times I'm working on scribing the panel lines after I read and saw on here how it can improve the looks. . I'll be using the 454 engine since it's the track car. A complete 350 is also with the kit.
  18. It was all the small parts with the 68 Chevelle that gave me a fit. I did get a magnifying visor that has helped a lot. I don't mind cleaning up the flash and such, and I will take more time with this one. I've learned a lot of stuff here that I think will help me. I was a little too impatient with the Chevelle and I need to work on that.
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