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Everything posted by smithbrother

  1. May be me, but I have never understood the PORT HOLE round window. It's so distracting, IMO. I keep thinking, if I look in, will I see some fish swimming? Dale in Indy
  2. It will only take ONE person to like/buy, remember, EACH TO HIS/HER OWN TASTE. Not mine, but hey,,,,,,someone may love it. Dale in Indy
  3. That first picture makes me so dizzy, that my mind says, IT’S TIME TO BUY A VISOR, where’s Ben when I need him? Dale in Indy
  4. In post 394,,,,that car in the middle of the top picture is from Ben’s family of VISORS. Dale in Indy
  5. One of very few cars with a CONCAVED grill. Of course, Buick produced at least one prototype with a concave grill. Dale in Indy
  6. West, that's because, like me, You are sticking to your opinion, Good for you. Dale in Indy
  7. Going further,,,,,,, bumpers that look like chrome 2 X 4's stacked on top of each other. A restyled 1932 Ford radiator shell, except the 32 Ford was much better looking. Out of proportion small vent windows, concave inter fender panels that would look a mess after a few miles of road crap bounching of of them. Looks like pre-school kids were each assigned a section of the car to express their ideas, then the teacher pasted it all together. Get the idea this arty guy is NOT a fan of this piece, Yes,,,,,,Just my opinion. Dale in Indy
  8. Just GOOGLE (images of 1966 American sedans) lots of better looking pieces than this MESS of a car. I bet most automotive designers did, and still are scratching their heads. It it belongs in the selection of butt ugly cars. Dale in Indy
  9. Yep, my condition according to my doctor is an ARTY condition. He even tried to buy one of my models, I don't sell them. Worked on my current piece tonight, have I ever told you, I thank the good Lord everyday, for my limited talent. I do. Dale in Indy
  10. Put some RED LINE tires on that baby, Oh, that would be so cool. Dale in Indy
  11. Mr. FITTY FO, Some folks keep adding, adding and adding more TRICKS OF THE WEEK to their "SHE" cars. Fender ornaments included, also VISOR'S, man oh man, I do LOVE DIM DARE VISOR'S. Maybe. Oh, GOT TO LOVE THAT BEN. Dale in Indy
  12. For what it's worth, some are BOATS. Also some are BOAT ANCHORS. Some need to be tied to a hitching rail. Dale in Indy
  13. Not a styling winner, NEVER. WHO would drive it, doesn't have a right side mirror. The BEST OFFER tells a lot. Dale in Indy
  14. Love this build, don't forget the 26" rims, with 2" tall side walls. hehe. They would shake your teeth, and jar your brain. Dale in Indy
  15. Almost all the ladies are wearing SKIRTS, or DRESSES. You don't see that much today. Dale in Indy
  16. Bloo, I have close up photos of the car while it was shown at Pebble Beach late August. I zoom in on the rear tire and it is the exact tread pattern that Excelsior Comp H offers. The tire on the prototype is clearly marked 8.60 18. Infiniti may have had Excelsior make these special for the prototype. I will try to contact Excelsior to learn more. Thank You, Dale in Indy
  17. Thank You, The car I am making as my 11th. Large model, it's the 1940 Infiniti race car updated to what Infiniti designers felt it would look like if built today. My model, is a 1/4th scale, approx. 36" long piece. It was a winner at Pebble Beach a month ago, GOOGLE, (images of INFINITI prototype race car), to see what I'm building. You will see the tires appear tall, and skinny. I blew up one of the pictures and read the tire markings. Marty, you are right it's a older piece, not brass, but old. I'm heavy into the body shape, like my other models this will be a 1500-2000 hour build. This is my most trying piece, but I love doing those tasks I don't know how to do. For what it's worth, I love model building, the thought process is huge, but fun, FUN IS GOOD. Dale in Indy, BEN, no chance it will have a VISOR. Sorry my friend. '
  18. Not to PICK on anyone, but being OLD SCHOOL when it come to basic computer skills, EXAMPLE: an Email address, is short changing yourself. In my honest opinion. My bride was of that thinking a few months ago, slowly she started learning, now she does well, she has commented so many times how helpful it is, adds a new outlook on communications, and the GOOGLE search engine is wonderful. A friend in another state kept telling her hubby, let Dale get you involved, now he does better than myself. He doesn't type, so notes are short, very short, but it works. I'm happy for him. Dale in Indy
  19. Thanks, the tires in question are marked as 8.60 18, and no other number/numbers listed. The chart you provided, and the ones I found ask for more numbers. I sent a note to TIRE RACK, but they won't respond for two days, so thought someone on this site might have good info. Thank You, Dale in Indy
  20. 8.6+8.6+18= 35.2" I can believe the 35.2" tire diameter, if the 8.60 is the distance in inches from the rim edge to tread surface. Then the circumference would be 110-1 /2". I'm thinking the 8.60 is the tire cross section width , and NOT the actual rubber height outside the rim but I can be wrong ? I know for fact the rim is 18". Comments are most welcome. Thank You, Dale in Indy
  21. I am building a 1/4 scale model of the Infiniti prototype race car that was at Pebble Beach a month ago. From pictures of the tires, the rear shows the size as 8.60 - 18. What would be the overall diameter of this tire, tire tread width, and cross section? Once I know the diameter, I will divide by 4 to come up with my model tire diameter. Thank You, Dale in Indy
  22. In my opinion, nothing beats a 1963 Black Falcon Sprint HT with red interior, 260 Cu. In. floor standard shift, with Red line tires. You guessed it, bought one new, dummy me sold it two years later. Not a high dollar car, but a cool one. Dale in Indy
  23. The RED WILDCAT is stunning, but for my taste, ALL RED would really get my interest. Dale in Indy