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  1. A resin spare wheel for the Trumpeter and Magnifier kit (wich are the same kit in different boxes) is available from Renissance TK12/003, and KA Models does a nice upgrade kit KS-00007 for it, a little pricey but nice. The oil cooler can't have an overflow tube, the oil system in the engine is under 60-70 psi pressure made by the oil pump so the oil in the oil coolers has the same pressure as in the oil system in the engine itself and are plumbed to the oil system, the only place there is no oil pressure is in the oil pan and in this case the oil tank as a dry sump system was used in the
  2. Looks nice so far. But it shows it's a Chinese developed model because it's not that accurate, they did not bother to do the necessary research to get it right so there are lots of things that's weird. I know the Ford FE engine quite well as I'm working on building a new one right now for my 1963½ Ford Galaxie 500XL and it looks like the fuel and oil lines are there just to get the engine compartment to look busy because some of them are going places that dont make much sence. I looked at your pictures of the engine and was kind of intrigued by what they have done and here is a link to
  3. They could easily have been retrofitted when the tubeless tires became more popular, it's done all the time. The 4070B Transtar II also has ten hole one piece front wheels but the rears are five hole, the 4300 has ten hole wheels all around.
  4. I do remember that car, nice work.
  5. Nice progress. One thing tho', I don't think your routing of the brake lines for the rear brakes is so good going under the axles, above and behind yes but not under where they could easily snag on something, I would let them go inside the frame rail and go down to the brake chambers from there.
  6. The photo above is most likely the 1955 truck, and also shows it's a single drive 281 as the hub on the rearmost axle is not showing because the tag axle hub is smaller than the drive axle hub, and it's clearly visible in other shots in the movie. The cab is earlier and has even smaller windows than the California Hauler "small window" Unilite cab 351 and AITM has the correct cab. I actually watched the movie on youtube last night for the first time in many many years and you can see the mishmash of wheel styles used on the rig, there are even one five hole Alcoa aluminum wheel on the driv
  7. I'm gathering parts to do one myself. The primary truck for most of the outside scenes and the one crashed at the end of the movie is the one most do, a 1955 281 with Cat 1674 engine and a yellow air cleaner from a Cat loader and Page & Page 60/40 single drive tag axle suspension. The backup truck was a 1960 281/351 with Cummins engine and it's still with us owned by Brad Wike, allthough it's changed some with different four leaf suspension dual drive, repowered with a newer Cummins engine and a a Cat air cleaner was put on to more resemble the primary truck. The tank trailer is avai
  8. Very nice Ford you have there, good job.
  9. Nice. I-N-Out has very classy trucks and I have seen them on the road on my visits to the west coast of the US (9 times so far)...and I love eating at In-N-Out and do every time I'm there.
  10. It will come back in a few years, don't worry.
  11. Ok I understand, it's great to see your builds and the Jo-Han Funny Cars are nice model kits.
  12. Well I live in Sweden and I have to travel to the US first, and I have not just been to California but mostly there in the L.A. area, but I have also been to Arizona, Nevada and Oregon under my 9 trips so far...and changed flights a couple of times at O'Hare airport in Chicago Illinois. I had planned to make my 10th trip in 20 years in October-November last fall but the Corona virus did stop that in it's tracks.
  13. The engine block looks a bit too clean and smooth to be correct, the ribs on the sides are not on any FE engine and there are nothing for the cross bolts for the three middle main caps either wich are on all 427's and some of the late 406's, the other FE engines doesn't have them. I also wonder where they had thought of routing the oil lines to the oil filter from, there is nothing on the drivers side of the engine block where the filter and filter adapter usually goes on a FE engine. There should be a squareish hump casted in there on the block side where the two main oil lines from the o
  14. Looks to be big scale, 1:12 or something like that and the feeling I get is that they are manufactured in Asia. I know Otaki and Doyusha issued 71 Mustang and 73 Firebird Mercedes and Porsche 911 kits in 1:12 scale, so I believe these can be Otaki kits and they were reboxed and also issued under the Doyusha name.
  15. Coil springs are not that hard to make yourself, at least if you're not that keen on the suspension to actually work, find something with a diameter close to what you need and wrap some thin steel wire tightly around it, draw the spring out until you get the right looking spacing between the coils, cut it to size and you are done. Otherwise you might find a spring from a ballpoint pen that can work if you cut it down to size.
  16. Has anyone seen this? https://uscp-ua.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=69&product_id=628 It would take any Audi S1 Quattro Group B model up a notch.
  17. I have been to the US and California 9 times since 1998 and I have seen signs on some Highways and Interstate Freeways where it reads "Autos with trailers/Trucks 55 Maximum" and one time I saw three speed limit signs in a row, Speed Limit 75 on the first, Truck Speed 65 on the second and Minimum Speed 55 on the third. But mostly one feel in the way when the trucks are coming up behind you even if you're slightly over the speed limit yourself. And I forgot to add, Nice build of the DAF.
  18. All of the above but it depends on the model I'm doing at the time. If I'm doing a replica model of something the research part is quite extensive to get everything right, or at least as right as it can be...but it's also a fun part of the build and you learn much. Engine detailing is fun but time consuming sometimes, at least when you do an engine that's visible, one example is engines on Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars , hot rods and other cars where the engine is a focal point and needs to be "busy" to look right. Interiors are fun to do, prepairing for paint, paint, polishing and B
  19. Very interesting, the big three was experimenting with gas turbines back in the day and had many test vehicles with turbine engines. Unfortunately the trailers seems to be gone for this one but it's cool the truck is still there.
  20. Yes, the 70 and 80 decals are the maximum allowed speed limit in kilometers per hour the truck can go at on different kind of roads in some countries in Europe and it's a warning to other road users that they are driving at a lower speed than allowed on the road. Here in Sweden where I live the trucks are not required to have these decals and 80 kph is the speed limit for them and the speed limiter required in heavy trucks since the early 90's in most countries in Europe are set at 90 and most of them drive at 85-90 kph on the highways here even if they weigh 65 metric tons.
  21. Nice, I like the old Jo-Han Funny Car kits and the fact that they are kits of real race cars from the time when they were done, the Pinto and Mustang were originally Mickey Thompson cars and the Challenger was a Gene Snow car. I'm just curious about the small size slicks on your two builds, they are a lot larger in my kits.
  22. It's most likely not changed from earlier issues and the front axle is stock hight and not dropped wich would have looked much better.
  23. The Byron's Gasser Madness site of Byron Stack was a great information site for gassers, Byron died 2012 but his legasy is still with us. Here is a link to his old site https://efregoso.github.io/gassermadnessus/ and the new Gasser Madness site https://gassermadness.com/
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