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by Oldtimer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Sun Star Mercury Cougar Racing-#42
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Sun Star Mercury Cougar Racing-#42

So, another never raced, "vintage" race car. Cool!

I do agree, though, that this SunStar mold does have some nice features. Wish they'd put a fuel filler someone on the back, even though the trunk doesn't open.
by Oldtimer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exoto parts ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Exoto parts ?

Just in case you reconsider, I just tried a couple of sockets on an Exoto 934 I have in my donor stack, and a 5mm worked on it quite nicely. I am going to assume that the 917 lug nuts were the same size (but no guarantees).
by Oldtimer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exoto parts ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Exoto parts ?

Hi - thanks - that is a great idea . Neither of these parts is a deal killer given the price of the models , but I'd like the ability to remove a wheel if I felt like displaying one off . If you don't mind could you check if the T prop is metal or plastic ? Thanks, Bryan I have the boxes from my mo...
by Oldtimer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exoto parts ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Exoto parts ?

For the wheel nut tool, I'd suggest buying the appropriate sized Nut Driver.

Similar to this:

https://www.techtoolsupply.com/Klein-10 ... 0-10mm.htm

I am not sure what size, but I can see if I can find the correct equivalent this evening when I get home and check mine.
by Oldtimer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Sun Star New 1967 Mercury Cougar Racing #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Sun Star New 1967 Mercury Cougar Racing #2

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:29 am
A fool and his money will so be parted?
Nope, but close.

I was thinking: "There's a sucker born ever minute."

Same thought.
by Oldtimer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Sun Star New 1967 Mercury Cougar Racing #2
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Sun Star New 1967 Mercury Cougar Racing #2

And stupid people who don't understand that this car represents nothing historically significant will buy it?

The phrase usually attributed to P.T. Barnum applies here.
by Oldtimer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Custom Models, Repairs & Parts Development
Topic: Extensive repair job on resin model.
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Extensive repair job on resin model.

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Nice work
Got a couple more, but that ACME hauler chassis makes for some pretty easy custom trucks.

I'll share my next build on here.
by Oldtimer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Custom Models, Repairs & Parts Development
Topic: Extensive repair job on resin model.
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Extensive repair job on resin model.

That's mucho work. Was the juice worth thew squeeze? If you are asking me, absolutely. I have two unique models, one of which represents a contemporary hauler, the other being an after-thought that clicked. Here's another custom I've done, using the ACME ramp hauler as a donor. https://flic.kr/s/aH...
by Oldtimer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Custom Models, Repairs & Parts Development
Topic: Extensive repair job on resin model.
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Extensive repair job on resin model.

Maybe not directly on point, but I have attached a link to a custom build I did recently where I had two trucks, took the beds off both, and then recombined them into two entirely unique trucks. My "glue" of choice is JB Weld, which I have found to be both strong as well as workable and paintable. I...
by Oldtimer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Dioramas
Topic: Underground parking & Service zone 1/18
Replies: 10
Views: 4295

Re: Underground parking & Service zone 1/18

Nicely done!
by Oldtimer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: ACME Drag Outlaws 1965 Chevrolet El Camino
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: ACME Drag Outlaws 1965 Chevrolet El Camino

I hope they release the Weber carb engine as a separate item, as they have done other engines. Four Webers on a small block is a great donor motor for custom models.
by Oldtimer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?

Texas consumers now paying sales tax on most online purchases www.thecentersquare.com Texas shoppers who make online purchases from out-of-state retailers are now paying taxes on most of the transactions. Since Oct. 1, Texas has required out-of-state retailers to charge consumers the state's sales t...
by Oldtimer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?

Actually it was States that collect local sales tax that sued interstate sellers, where there was unfair price competition, once the local tax was applied. Having worked in the financial side of local government in the past, I view the change as a two-edged sword. Yes, certainly consumers will feel ...
by Oldtimer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Is this another nail in eBay's coffin?

Based on a US Supreme Court ruling, not much they can do but comply.

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