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  Topic: Decal Preview 1996 Kyle Petty Protest Car
George Andrews

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Decal Preview 1996 Kyle Petty Protest Car
I always admired Felix Sabates for this protest deal; it kinda put things in perspective regarding Earnhardt's aggressive driving and NASCAR's lack of concern. Twisted Evil Kinda like " Rowdy" ...
  Topic: Billy Hagen's 1982 Buicks
George Andrews

Replies: 7
Views: 592

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:49 pm   Subject: Billy Hagen's 1982 Buicks
As I recall, somewhere in the early 1980's several teams had issues with chrome - plated wheels breaking. NASCAR began requiring that chrome rims be magnafluxed ( or whatever is used to determine bri ...
  Topic: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style (7/23/20 update)
George Andrews

Replies: 19
Views: 7122

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:53 am   Subject: 1976 Torino, Bud Moore style (7/23/20 update)
Excellent seminar so far; the body overlays are great! Worth noting that during this time period the Chevrolet Laguna S-3 was by far the slickest car body allowed by NASCAR, putting the Mopar & Fo ...
  Topic: SAE magazine GONE
George Andrews

Replies: 37
Views: 1906

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:48 pm   Subject: SAE magazine GONE
I'm not surprised that some of the model railroading mags are in trouble, The common person can no longer afford buying any model railroad items.....If you model car kits are expensive, check out the ...
  Topic: Ford/Mercury engine question
George Andrews

Replies: 2
Views: 410

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:44 pm   Subject: Ford/Mercury engine question
I recall the 366 C.I.D. engine deal only lasted a very few races early in the 1974 season.
  Topic: SAE magazine GONE
George Andrews

Replies: 37
Views: 1906

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:06 am   Subject: SAE magazine GONE
I still miss Stock Car Racing magazine, and especially National Speed Sport News newspaper. Sad I would eagerly look in my mailbox each Thursday for my weekly racing fix. I guess Good Old Fashioned P ...
  Topic: SAE magazine GONE
George Andrews

Replies: 37
Views: 1906

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: SAE magazine GONE
I am very concerned about the state of traditional magazine publishing. In the past few years I have watched as Trains & Model Railroader magazines ( Kalmbach Publishing ) have reduced page count, ...
  Topic: Salvino 2+2 & Monogram GP Body conversion
George Andrews

Replies: 20
Views: 2691

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:23 am   Subject: Salvino 2+2 & Monogram GP Body conversion
My apologies; I misunderstood the message. A test body on a hurry - up chassis might account for the rollcage issues, though the body sides do look a bit taller than usual. Still, it's already better ...
  Topic: Salvino 2+2 & Monogram GP Body conversion
George Andrews

Replies: 20
Views: 2691

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: Salvino 2+2 & Monogram GP Body conversion
Looks like the Lemans will have the same greenhouse issue as the 2+2. Neutral

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HPTVH8xUJvCi.jpg

Pulled this grab from the JR Saturday video today.
Look again, that is NOT ...
  Topic: lug nut colors
George Andrews

Replies: 7
Views: 656

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: lug nut colors
Most of the NASCAR races I have attended through the years - both Cup & Regional series events, will allow fans access from the grandstands after the race -- BUT only after the teams have gathere ...
  Topic: Applying Fred Cady Decals
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 578

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:01 pm   Subject: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Double agree on the Solvaset. Also try to trim the decal film as close to the artwork as possible. A SHARP pair of scissors is a must here - look at a JoAnn Fabric of Michaels Arts & Crafts for FI ...
  Topic: Polar Light Model Kits
George Andrews

Replies: 9
Views: 1288

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:12 pm   Subject: Polar Light Model Kits
Cool thanks guys!

I bought a guys collection of decals and he had a Fred Cady decal of Smokey Yunicks with the iconic gold over black and I'm looking forward to building it. I never even knew Smoke ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 687

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo
A historic weekend at Riverside Raceway -- Jan. 11, 1981 :
Bobby Allison's 1st race, AND his 1st win, with Ranier Racing
Darrell Waltrip's 1st race with Junior Johnson
The LAST January Cup race ...
  Topic: Ranier Racing Interior colors info
George Andrews

Replies: 4
Views: 762

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:48 pm   Subject: Ranier Racing Interior colors info
I concur on the 1982 Ranier cars having a red interior, which went well with the J.D. Stacy Red VEE stripe from the hood down the front fenders behind the tires. J.D. McDuffie would buy a used Ranier ...
  Topic: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
George Andrews

Replies: 32
Views: 2747

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:04 pm   Subject: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
A few needed to go before DE Jr......he raced last weekend so he's not even retired yet. And I like and respect Dale......just not his time yet.
..agree ..agree ..agree Yes, Dale Junior is a crowd ...
  Topic: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
George Andrews

Replies: 32
Views: 2747

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:24 pm   Subject: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
The Results are IN :
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Mike Stefanik, Red Farmer, Shocked and Ralph Seagraves.
At least one surprise in my opinion, Red Farmer over both Banjo Matthews AND Ralph Moody. BTW, di ...
  Topic: Any idea if current Cup models coming?
George Andrews

Replies: 33
Views: 2838

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 pm   Subject: Any idea if current Cup models coming?
Not trying to hi - jack the thread -- But was the Monogram 1982 Thunderbird ever released as a single - car kit ??? I have one of the Double Kits, and a crazy thought of converting an 1982 T-Bird into ...
  Topic: Ford vs. Ferrari on HBO
George Andrews

Replies: 10
Views: 837

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:39 pm   Subject: Ford vs. Ferrari on HBO
Well worth the watching. The classic cars in the background, on streets and such, are SOOO Awesome - such memories. ..drool ..drool Quite a few historic race cars too.
  Topic: As the world (kinda) gets back into live racing...
George Andrews

Replies: 13
Views: 1249

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:42 pm   Subject: As the world (kinda) gets back into live racing...
Hoping the NASCAR -- OOPS !!! Embarassed I mean ARCA West Series Rolling Eyes will be able to run at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA., on August. Only one race run so far in the West Series in 2020, at Th ...
  Topic: Brakes
George Andrews

Replies: 2
Views: 702

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 7:27 pm   Subject: Brakes
By the mid - 1970's all NASCAR Cup cars used 4 - Wheel Disc Brakes.
  Topic: Just completely unacceptable!!
George Andrews

Replies: 66
Views: 4989

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:31 pm   Subject: Just completely unacceptable!!
I wonder if they made any progress on military voting since those articles were written, 11-12 years ago.

Good links, thanks.

I guess on line voting is not the way to go either. Too easy to ha ...
  Topic: Just completely unacceptable!!
George Andrews

Replies: 66
Views: 4989

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: Just completely unacceptable!!
Sometime in 2019 I mailed a Rolelx GMT Master II watch to a buyer in NJ. The buyer was a Canadian and to make things easy he had me mail it to his friend in NJ.
The watch was worth $8900. I asked th ...
  Topic: Just completely unacceptable!!
George Andrews

Replies: 66
Views: 4989

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm   Subject: Just completely unacceptable!!
I've used USPS Priority Mail boxes and service for years. I learned long ago - ALWAYS OVER - PACKAGE & PAD EVERYTHING !!! This goes DOUBLE for UPS - I also put a faint BOOTPRINT on the empty UPS b ...
  Topic: Looking for some Junior Johnson Racing help
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 1004

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:44 pm   Subject: Looking for some Junior Johnson Racing help
Wondering if the red paint on the interior & chassis indicates a re - bodied Holly Farms Chevy ???
Also notice the 180 degree headers. I didn't know Junior was using them that early - only HEARD ...
  Topic: Err brushing
George Andrews

Replies: 4
Views: 652

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:39 pm   Subject: Err brushing
It's always easier to ADD another coat of paint - than it is to remove a coat of paint. ..up
  Topic: Just completely unacceptable!!
George Andrews

Replies: 66
Views: 4989

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:30 pm   Subject: Just completely unacceptable!!
Back in The Day... when I drove for Conway Western Express we had a Dock Supervisor hired in from FedEx - the Original FedEx. He told me that when FedEx first started, they only had one sort center - ...
  Topic: GM 6 lug wheels
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 1324

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: GM 6 lug wheels
In1961 a Chevy impala was entered in the sedan race in England. The big impala with its 409, and 4speed, dominated the fancy smancy European sedans. But, the American upstart had to drop out of the ra ...
  Topic: chassis question
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 1051

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:14 pm   Subject: chassis question
The chassis aren’t the same, but are interchangeable in some instances...

The “Ford” chassis in a Banjo Matthews rear-steer, and the “GM” chassis is a Laughlin front-steer.

Many teams ran both d ...
  Topic: help again
George Andrews

Replies: 6
Views: 1218

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:08 pm   Subject: help again
That image was posted on Pinterest and tagged as " Doug Heveron ".
  Topic: Lennie Pond 1973
George Andrews

Replies: 25
Views: 2513

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:18 pm   Subject: Lennie Pond 1973
This was recently posted on FB. I thought it looked like a pretty good quality scan, thogh maybe a tad dark. Do the colors seem as you remember?
https://i.postimg.cc/v8rmVk32/Screen-Shot-2020-05-05-a ...
  Topic: Shorty Rollins 1958 Rookie of the Year
George Andrews

Replies: 19
Views: 2670

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:04 pm   Subject: Shorty Rollins 1958 Rookie of the Year
OK - Thanks. Shocked
  Topic: 1985 Monte Carlo tips
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 1316

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:03 pm   Subject: 1985 Monte Carlo tips
also the front air dam on the bumper will probably need to be removed. check your references they were initially allowed then nascar banned them.


joe
No front lower air dam on the MCSS from mid ...
  Topic: Shorty Rollins 1958 Rookie of the Year
George Andrews

Replies: 19
Views: 2670

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 8:28 pm   Subject: Shorty Rollins 1958 Rookie of the Year
Help this CHEVY Guy out -- Am I seeing a fair amount of the 1957 FORD body in the 1958 ??? Or do I need to see my eye doctor ??? Embarassed
  Topic: 2+2 open trunk pics?
George Andrews

Replies: 10
Views: 1358

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:50 pm   Subject: 2+2 open trunk pics?
Worth noting that the Tin Indian NASCAR teams would no doubt lighten the trunk lid by removing much of the interior bracing. Also that fiberglass rear spoiler would not pass tech. Rolling Eyes
  Topic: 1985 Monte Carlo tips
George Andrews

Replies: 5
Views: 1316

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:58 pm   Subject: 1985 Monte Carlo tips
The sharp roof & fender edges are indeed mold lines, or more correctly mold parting lines. One piece car body molds, with their many different angles and reverse draft, ( curved under door and fen ...
  Topic: Harry Gant 1983
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 2232

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:06 pm   Subject: Harry Gant 1983
Ok, I'll go with that. It's been a loonngg time since I've seen the movie. Embarassed
  Topic: Harry Gant 1983
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 2232

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:09 am   Subject: Harry Gant 1983
Hal Needham only participated in the last true Cannonball Run in 1979. He was one of the " Ambulance Drivers ", along with CBBSTSMTD founder Brock Yates. Their " patient " was Broc ...
  Topic: Pontiac LaMans
George Andrews

Replies: 21
Views: 3082

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: Pontiac LaMans
Davey's Arca car
Is that the same car Bobby Allison towed the U - Haul trailer with at Talladega ???
  Topic: What pulls you to NASCAR modeling?
George Andrews

Replies: 12
Views: 1701

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:38 pm   Subject: What pulls you to NASCAR modeling?
For me NASCAR modeling has been a natural outgrowth of my lifelong interest in auto racing. Not hard to Catch the Disease while growing up in Southern California. I went through school with the daught ...
  Topic: Jim Sauter Evinrude OMC Cobra Pontiac 2+2
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 2417

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:29 pm   Subject: Jim Sauter Evinrude OMC Cobra Pontiac 2+2
Very Nice build. The Mueller Bros. race team out of Wisconsin always built good looking cars, for Jim and for Dean Roper ( the Mile Master ) before Jim. I remember Jim & the Mueller Bros. showing ...
  Topic: Post your flat nose Monte Carlo reference shots here
George Andrews

Replies: 17
Views: 2852

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:14 pm   Subject: Post your flat nose Monte Carlo reference shots here
A few minor issues I see -
1) The upper sides of the nose should be angled out from the bumper top to the upper edge of the headlight buckets; the headlight buckets too have this slight, yet notice ...
  Topic: Pontiac LaMans
George Andrews

Replies: 21
Views: 3082

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:55 pm   Subject: Pontiac LaMans
The Late Model Sportsman and Budweiser/Busch Series used the '78-'80 Grand Am body. Same body as the '81 LeMans, slightly different nose. Not so different that it couldn't be converted with some rew ...
  Topic: Pontiac LaMans
George Andrews

Replies: 21
Views: 3082

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:49 pm   Subject: Pontiac LaMans
Good News indeed. Lotsa LeMans were used in NASCAR, including Cale's 1983 Daytona - winning " backup " car, Bobby Allison's Ranier Racing LeMans that stunk up the show ( but didn't win :rol ...
  Topic: Well my day got worse
George Andrews

Replies: 24
Views: 2434

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:47 am   Subject: Well my day got worse
If it will help -- I'll take care of those DAMN SQUIRRELS !!! bat
  Topic: contingency id help.
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 1679

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: contingency id help.
While Dave Marcis may have been regular with his sponsors, this contingency issue also may involve RAHMOC Racing, the owner of the # 75 car Dave drove in 1984.
  Topic: %$*#@^%$*^
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 2080

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:16 pm   Subject: %$*#@^%$*^
Just rats with good PR. And fleas.
And Seagulls are just Winged Rats !!! Laughing
  Topic: contingency id help.
George Andrews

Replies: 14
Views: 1679

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:22 am   Subject: contingency id help.
It DOES look like the OLD Winston " Pack of Cigarettes " door decal, though that decal was superseded by the horizontal Winston decal by 1981. It also looks a bit like the 7 - 11 contingenc ...
  Topic: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
George Andrews

Replies: 32
Views: 2747

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:33 pm   Subject: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
Still no Smokey Yunick. Thats a pure travesty. Thats like the football hall not having Lombardi. Cmon Nascar, let bygones be bygones. You know Smokey deserves to be in the hall. It makes them look ri ...
  Topic: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
George Andrews

Replies: 32
Views: 2747

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:19 pm   Subject: 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
Something different starting this year: 3 Different Categories:
Modern Era Ballot Vote for 2 : Neil Bonnett, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Harry Gant, Harry Hyde, Larry Phillips, R ...
  Topic: 1987 kodiak
George Andrews

Replies: 23
Views: 2729

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: 1987 kodiak
Underhood shot of the Kodiak car(from FB)
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91806316_10223268678523914_7892457569854160896_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=be0b5f&_nc_ohc=ZxN9Fmb4S4QAX- ...
 
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