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Forum: THE LOBBY Yesterday, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Shiny
I think you outdid yourself on the intake...

I think you outdid yourself on the intake manifold. That had to be a challenge and it looks incredible.

Are the curves done with something like "spline fits" or do you splice arcs? Generating...
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-03-2024, 11:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
The CAD model for the cap looks fantastic. Wow,...

The CAD model for the cap looks fantastic. Wow, the detail is wonderful.

The print is so cool. Nice photo on the coin to clarify the scale.

!!!!
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-02-2024, 01:29 AM
Replies: 167
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Posted By Shiny
0.020" is impressive to me for a printer...

0.020" is impressive to me for a printer dispensing molten polymer.

Nice!
Forum: Pontiac - Street 03-01-2024, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Shiny
Alternator Humiliation

Sad but true...

I converted to an internally-regulated alternator a LONG time ago and used an American Autowire conversion plug at the external regulator connector to maintain the GEN light...
Forum: THE LOBBY 03-01-2024, 11:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
Thanks for the updates! What's the wall...

Thanks for the updates!

What's the wall thickness on the air cleaner? Nice details!

One blast of paint on the lid will probably smooth it out. Another great job on that one!

The intake...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-29-2024, 07:03 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 19,681
Posted By Shiny
Started the car today for the first time in a...

Started the car today for the first time in a couple months. I was happy it fired right up after gas finally made it to the carb.

Battery had run down before so I checked the voltage and heard...
Forum: 77-81 Firebird & Trans Am TECH 02-24-2024, 11:12 AM
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Views: 884
Posted By Shiny
Had to laugh at this one, thanks.

Had to laugh at this one, thanks.
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-24-2024, 11:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
That is excellent! Very impressive!

That is excellent! Very impressive!
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-23-2024, 12:07 PM
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Views: 7,086
Posted By Shiny
Wow :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:

Wow

:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-23-2024, 11:38 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
I started down a path of building replicas of...

I started down a path of building replicas of cars that meant something to me at the time....so far it's been about 1 per year :o.

I am not a skilled modeler, nor committed to the art, but it's...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-23-2024, 12:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
That is wonderful to see! Nicely done in such a...

That is wonderful to see! Nicely done in such a short time.

I'm starting to feel like a CAD groupy, but I'm comfortable with that.

I like the 1/24 option, as I do build models occasionally and...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-20-2024, 12:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
We are also moving again in a few months so I get...

We are also moving again in a few months so I get it. I'm looking at PY instead of finding contractors.

I can think of a few diversions from moving stress that are more self-destructive than...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-17-2024, 01:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
All makes sense, was just curious if you could...

All makes sense, was just curious if you could extract dimensions off one of these 3D models.

For example, the orange 70 GTO on TurboSquid seems to be a fairly accurate rendition of the body....
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-16-2024, 08:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
Here's another site with lower-quality, maybe...

Here's another site with lower-quality, maybe "hobby-level" models. This appears to be a "shared" library ???

https://www.3dcadbrowser.com/3d-models/pontiac
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-16-2024, 08:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
Can definitely see the impact of the print...

Can definitely see the impact of the print quality improvement.

Thanks for sharing your work, it's fascinating!

I searched online for a source for 3D models of Pontiacs and this site popped up....
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-16-2024, 01:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
That is impressive. Nicely done, hope it...

That is impressive. Nicely done, hope it motivates you to continue!

This is 1/10 scale, correct? So the block is maybe 2.5" long? That's a much larger part than a 1/24 model so the detail will...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-15-2024, 03:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
These are from a 1/24 Testors 69 Judge model...

These are from a 1/24 Testors 69 Judge model (https://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/186576-1969-pontiac-gto-the-judge-testorslincoln-mint-124/) my son gave me. It is probably more detailed than...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-15-2024, 12:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
I can neither confirm nor deny... ...

I can neither confirm nor deny...

https://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=628617&stc=1&d=1708015593
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-15-2024, 11:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,295
Posted By Shiny
That makes sense, thanks! As you say, 1/24...

That makes sense, thanks!

As you say, 1/24 scale models don't have that level of detail.

One of my too many projects is assembling plastic models of cars I have owned. I'm not too far into it...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-12-2024, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Shiny
Steve is probably speculating well. IIRC,...

Steve is probably speculating well.

IIRC, the rod is driven by a rack and pinion. These old photos show the pinion gear in mine was plastic. I think the end of the lock cylinder has a tang or...
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-10-2024, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,679
Posted By Shiny
Paul - Thank you for taking the time to explain. ...

Paul - Thank you for taking the time to explain.

It makes a LOT more sense now. Here's a couple snapshots I took off a Youtube video that illustrates how the cam profile can cause the contact...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-09-2024, 11:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,205
Posted By Shiny
I suspect the Schwinn Stingray laughed at it and...

I suspect the Schwinn Stingray laughed at it and definitely out-sold it.
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-09-2024, 08:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,205
Posted By Shiny
A couple interesting cars.. The Subaru...

A couple interesting cars..

The Subaru (360?) was in the dealership as a conversation piece. I don't remember anything like it... too bad they couldn't put the rear bumper back on. 60s vintage?...
Forum: THE LOBBY 02-07-2024, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By Shiny
Sad to hear that Greg. Glad you are getting good...

Sad to hear that Greg. Glad you are getting good care.

Jack - that's indeed a long word for a short procedure. I personally prefer an endoscopy to anything in a dental chair....
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Mike
Forum: Pontiac - Street 02-05-2024, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,834
Posted By Shiny
Woo hoo! :clap3: Way to stick with it...

Woo hoo!

:clap3:

Way to stick with it and sorry it required crawling on the floorboard. Never a fun time... Great to hear you found the cause and were able to fix it.

I do like happy...
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