Roger Zimmermann

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Roger Zimmermann last won the day on December 12 2016

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About Roger Zimmermann

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  • Birthday 08/20/1945

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    US cars, red wine, sunbathing in summer (too cold for that in winter!),Fats Domino music


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    I will be 65 years old this year (2010); I'm a male not married.

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  1. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks for your comments and your first post in this forum, Pat! Aging guy? we are probably not that far apart...
  2. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Ah! more popular than Elvis...maybe, in that forum certainly, but not with the same income! If I'm adding the views from other forums where I'm also "active", I have more than half a million of them! Fortunately, I don't have to thanks each one! My "new" car is not yet arrived, mostly my fault: I did not ask Brian Faull if he had the time and I never asked for a deadline. Now, it seems that the car will be ready end of June. It will arrive sometimes during the autumn. I'm sure I'm the sole as...le who can wait more than a year from payment to delivery! I'm still not convinced that the Laurent's story was real, but I'm not always right!
  3. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Carl to look at my thread! It's something different as a car to the ones you are accustomed for. By the way, did you hear something from the French guy who needed urgently a Cadillac to buy?
  4. There are vehicles not so old which have more severe rust issues...You are lucky!
  5. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Yep, I'm glad! It was a long story with those letters; now it's over.
  6. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Yep! Again, thanks for all the messages and comments. I will try to pursue this adventure as well as I can! I’m now towards the end of the paint problem corrections. It was most probably my own fault: To correct irregularities, I’m using a sprayable filler. As I prefer to remove unnecessary materiel than sand and respray again, I’m spraying 2 or 3 coats of that product. When this filler is too thick, it creates tiny pores. Before my eye intervention, I did not see them. Now, I’m more careful: one coat and usually it’s enough. Sometimes too much is worse than not enough. I had to redo the color coat at the door and trunk entrances. I still have the RH front fender to correct; I’m glad it’s soon over! In between, I did the wires for the battery and starter motor as well as the lines for the power steering. Yesterday, I could pick-up the chromed letters and began soon to separate each letter from its brass base. As I expected, it’s not easy: the chrome did a bridge between the base and the letter; that bridge is rather strength and the letters small…All went rather well until the last letter was to be removed: it went in the air and I could not find it immediately. I searched for about ½ hour and gave up. Later that day, I searched on another floor’s surface and I saw it! The chromed bridge had to be removed manually with a sanding wheel held with the fingers and with a Japanese cutter. Now, they are ready to be attached!
  7. -Hydramatic drops gear, what's wrong?

    The "old" Hydramatic has no vacuum modulator. If that transmission was never overhauled, the seals are as hard as stones and are leaking. The shop manual has instructions how to check the oil pressure in various circumstances. I would do that first. If you have some experience in mechanical work, you can do it yourself. There are some special tools; the first I overhauled were done without those tools and are still functioning. The shop manual is however a must; usually, Pontiac manuals are well done.
  8. 1955 Thunderbird Basket Case

    It's interesting to see that the front suspension parts from that Thunderbird are looking identical to the ones from A Mark II, especially the upper A-arms. The lower ones are similar in configuration, details are different. Good work!
  9. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Sorry for my message from Sunday. I was not fishing for compliments but just wondered if the viewers from the first hours were still there and why there were less comments as before. Sure, I see who is making a notification, which is a good way to avoid repetitive comment(s). Thanks to all for your comments and explanation, they are appreciated.
  10. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    The silent majority is the one who is letting the count of views going up! Matthew, you are also one of the first who responded. You are correct, at first that kind of post in a forum not devoted to scale model is surprising and the ones who got there have a view of something unexpected and at first are writing comments and questions. As the time goes on, people are still interested but the questions are rarer. Quite logic. Anyway, I'm still amazed at the number of views: more than 300'000! OK, in a time frame of about 8 years... I just can say thank you first at the AACA who allowed me to show what I'm doing and at all who are looking. Enjoy the week-end!
  11. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks Frank! you are one of the first who answered long ago, together with keiser31, SiliconS, West Peterson and others!
  12. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    In fact, the front wheel alignment was done when I fabricated the parts. some trial and usual. However, like the real car, the front end could be adjusted with shims. No, I did not do shims... Something more trivial: at the beginning of this mad report, many people responded and/or asked questions. Lately, only a few are still putting comments. However, with the number of "views" from the topic, I suppose the same people are still looking! Anyway, thanks for your fidelity!
  13. 1952 MG TD

    At least, parts are not as heavy as the ones from a US car! Good luck with your project.
  14. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Thanks for the comments! The front end alignment cannot be done with modert tools, they don't exist at this scale... I will have to used the naked eye to perform it!
  15. Construction of a Continental Mark II model, scale 1:12

    Still working on the body. During the curing time, I’m searching things to do. I decided to make the rubber bumps at the front A-arms. The massive rectangular ones are rubber; the small round one is brass and small enough the rubber bumpers will contact the frame first. While at that, I painted the front suspension elements. They are now pre-assembled to the frame when it will be painted. Tried also to glue the cloth to the headliner structure. The result is not too bad. The excess cloth will be trimmed in due time.