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Life-long model builder.
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 11, 2003 2:11 PM
Cool Hello Fellow modelers, I'm a 57 year old Retired Military (Id Air Guard) who has been building models since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I enjoy building all kinds of models (ships, planes, motor vehicles (cars, motorcycles and trucks) and military related vehicles)) in various scales. This forum I'm hoping will help me build my cars and trucks more relalistic. I just finished a '63 Corvet Stingray and have an 1/16-scale '56 Chevy Nomad on the block where I'm trying to detail it with lights in the dashboard, spark-plug wiring and dome lights. I'm having some problems with the engine wiring because I can not find information on the firing order for her. I'm hoping one of you guys can help me. John
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, December 11, 2003 3:24 PM
welcome john to the forums, glad your with us. i'm sure someone on here will be able to fulfill your request.Sign - WelcomeSign - Welcome

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Thursday, December 11, 2003 4:23 PM
Sign - WelcomeSign - Welcome John!! Glad to have you with us. I'll take a look around the web for the fireing order on the Nomad. Hopefully I can find something. Smile
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:26 AM
Welcome, I was looking through the library behind me and not finding the info. I know I have it in the 57 Chevy auto manual in my shop. Will look it up tomorrow. Firing order I don't think it has changed since 55. Where did you find a 56 1/16th scale Nomad? I have the 55 & 57 in 1/16th scale - love those cars Cowboy
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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 7:30 AM
i can only imagine the kits you must have.
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Posted by BrianR on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 8:29 AM
Hi John
I was just in Hayden Lake last week, what part of the state are you in?
Brian
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  • From: Ottawa
Posted by belair on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 8:30 AM
QUOTE: I'm having some problems with the engine wiring because I can not find information on the firing order for her. I'm hoping one of you guys can help me. John


if you like chevys, the new amt 57 kit is fantastic, and it has the firing order on the instructions. if you don't whant the kit I can scan them for you in the new year.
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 8:50 AM
http://www.summitracing.com/tech/charts_guides/firing_order/tz_02charts_firing.htm
this is a handy site to find the firing order of almost any american v-8 engine. hope this helps you.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 3:13 PM
WELCOME!!!!!Sign - WelcomeSign - WelcomeSign - Welcome
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 6:27 PM
WELCOME!! My uncle is in the retired AF too! he is still working for them, but as a civillian. He is currently stationed in Okinawa, but he normally works at the base in Mt Home as one of the heads in the armory for the F-15E Eagles.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 25, 2003 10:42 PM
welcome to the foums, you will love it here. you can find out some much info on just about any thing. all you need to do is ask.
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Posted by vinnietbird on Friday, December 26, 2003 2:08 PM
Welcome!!!Sign - WelcomeHopefully we'll be hearing a lot from you.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 7:09 AM
Welcome here! Sign - Welcome
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 11:38 AM
Hey John, We're the same age. My first car was a '56 Chevy. That was a BIG model car that I learned on. I think I still remember the firing order as 18436572. I believe that was the standard Chevy Corvette firing order for all the smallblocks at the time. I remember putting a '57 Corvette distributor in my '56-265 engine. In '57, they went to the new style points that were used up 'til they went to solid state ignitions.

Jim.

PS-I think that was clockwise (not sure).
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 11:43 AM
By the way, my dad retired from the Air Force as a MasterSgt in '63. I tried to join in '64, but had a medical problem and couln't get in. I missed the whole thing (part of God's plan I guess).

Jim.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 27, 2003 2:48 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jdlogjam

By the way, my dad retired from the Air Force as a MasterSgt in '63. I tried to join in '64, but had a medical problem and couln't get in. I missed the whole thing (part of God's plan I guess).

Jim.



i dont mean to bag on the USAF, but you might have been better off. i know some people who were in the airforce and they said things like "no i wasnt in the military, but i was in the Air Force." or "you know what USAF stands for...U Sure Are FCensored!"

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