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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Vegas '57 T-Bird
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:11 AM

This is my Vega$ '57 T-Bird painted with Tamiya TS-86 Pure Red with a Tamiya XF-2 Flat White seat and Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black interior, embossing powder carpet, whitewall tires from the AMT '60 Chevy Fleetside pickup, new chrome and windows from the AMT 1957 Thunderbird ProShop kit, mobile radio and antenna from my parts box.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:01 PM

Nice work Mike! A little motor wiring would really make it pop. Nothing outlandish, just battery cables and spark plug wires would help a lot. Keep up the good work.

Jim Captain

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:18 PM

Thank you Jim!  Just so you know, the engine is wired (the distributor is in the back of the engine), but I didn't bother wiring the generator or the battery.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:33 PM

Nice clean little t-bird!  Dan Tanna would be proud Yes

Thanks,

John

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:47 AM

Thank you John!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:32 AM

Sorry Mike, with these old eyes I didn't see those spark plug wires down in the back. Think I have to get a large smart tv and hook it up to the computer as a monitor. Wink Probably still have to sit right in front of it. Or use my optivisor.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:51 AM

Nice work on the T-Bird, Mike.

I'll bet that one looks good sitting on the shelf.

YesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:33 PM

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      Me Likum Fiery Looking Bird Car. I Callum them Thunder Chickens! This is in jest of course. I love what you have built there and believe me, that red is well done! 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:55 PM

Thank you Jim, Greg and Tank-Builder!

Jim, the wires are in the back of the engine to keep them from getting burned by the exhaust manifolds.  Routing is under the manifolds from the distributor.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:13 PM

Good looking build, Mike. Those two-seater T-birds are great. The thing I remember most about the TV show was that Dan Tana parked his T-bird in the living room. Too cool.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:46 PM

What a beauty, Mike! Love that continental kit and the vintage phone - keep 'em coming.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:51 PM

Beautiful! 

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:57 AM

Thank you, Frank, Mike and Lee!  This turned out better than I had expected.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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