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  1. Here's a few links that may answer some of your questions. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=34699 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44741 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44805 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43343 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40343 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42704 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36534 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32378 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32803 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33212 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=60721 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=58942 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=66686&pid=819720&st=0&#entry819720
  2. Nice job! Doing one of these is something I might try in the future.
  3. Great conversion. I love it!
  4. Another one that's on my list to build and beautifully done.
  5. Nice build! I like the lettering. Makes it look period correct.
  6. That's just great. Takes me back to Greenville - Pickens Speedway, circa 1956.
  7. Keep it simple. No dues, very few rules if any. After working in the SCCA as a Regional Executive in 1991 and 1992, I became burned out because of doing most of the work and all the rules. When I started Scenic City Miatas in Chattanooga, I made every effort not to use any ideas from the SCCA that turned me and others off. We've been going strong since 2000. Some members come and go but the group stays pretty much intact. As for Facebook, that's a good idea. The local SCCA region as well as Scenic City Miatas and a local model car club all have FB pages. However, I would also strongly suggest a googlegroup email service or whatever service you want to use for ciommunications. Many of our Miata members have an email account, but surprisingly, some don't even have a computer. Don't lean on FB too much right away. Some of the members have computers but disdain FB
  8. I haven't measured it since I "calibrated the dial". When I first built it, the temp stayed steady for a couple of hours. I think I'll check it again and see.
  9. Basically, that's what they are, just big models. Yours looks like mine does now. The new owner painted it black. Yours is a beautiful ride too.
  10. I decanted my first can of French Blue into a small Mason (canning) jar recently. I can fills a jar about 1/2 way up. The seal is good and the paint hasn't thickened in 3 weeks. I'm thinking the seals may degrade over time from exposure to the chemicals in the paints. The best thing is I got a dozen for about $8.00 at WM.
  11. Here's what I've built. It works great. Enamel is dry to the touch in a couple of hours. I usually leave stuff in there over night, just to be safe. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=60942&hl=%2Bez+%2Bbake+%2Boven
  12. Should work as long as you can get the temp down around 100-110F. Ah go karting. Tried that back in 1989 and promptly broke my back. Raced motocross, hare scrambles and enduros and never hurt myself. Thought go karts would be safer since I'd turned 45 in 1989 and wanted "something safer".
  13. Donn Yost recommends Keith Marks Decals for emblems and badging but he doesn't make them for the 61 Impala. Does anyone know of a source for them?
  14. I didn't read every post so sorry if I repeat someone else. One way to save big at HL is to go to their website and sign up for their newsletters. You'll get a 40% off coupon with each one. That'll make a $6.19 can of paint cost you $3.71 each, plus tax. You can only use 1 coupon per visit per person but I print extra coupons and get the better half to buy for me too. Hope this helps.
  15. I'm a novice builder but I decanted some French Blue and shot it through an air brush. It worked fine without thinning.
  16. October weather is really iffy even when the Runoffs were at Road Atlanta. I attended several times when they were there. I sure miss Speeds' coverage of them.
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