1957 Chevy 210 2 door Sedan WIP

I've started this WIP and have a lot of parts in various stages of painting.  I read the SA review by Chuch K as a starting point.  The body looks a little bit short to me in the trunk area but that may just be me. There are a lot of extra parts and I think I got an extra tree from the 55 Chevy.  I have two each of the radiator, firewall, exhaust pipes and exhaust manifolds. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind getting extra parts but I always wonder what a beginner would do with this kit. The instructions make no reference to the extra parts but it is a bit confusing.

There is a nasty parting line at the back of the trunk in addition to the usual parting line around the headlight buckets and inner fender well. Since I am going to paint tropical turquoise I used Colorplace flat white as my primer and then painted the black pieces with Colorplace flat black. I'll use some lacquer clear on the parts that should be gloss, such as, the air cleaner and a few other parts. Sure is nice to paint when there is low humidity.  Even Colorplace flats come out better! Engine block is Tamiya Orange.  Thanks for looking! Cool

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INDYCAR: Jimmie Johnson Clarifies His Oval Racing Statements

5-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson clears the air with Robin Miller after JJ came under fire for comments regarding open-wheel oval racing.

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Open Thread: How Would You Use City Traffic Crash Data?

While recent improvements have made streets safer, from '95 to '09 more pedestrians were struck in Midtown than in any other district. Image: TA
On Monday Transportation Alternatives released a report tallying pedestrian-involved crashes in each of the city’s community board districts, based on numbers from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, between 1995 and 2009. [...]

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Turner replaces Wheldon at Surfers

Briton Darren Turner will replace the late Dan Wheldon in this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise.

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Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series takes to the track

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series spy photos

The Black Series epidemic has claimed the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as its latest victim. Our spy photographers recently managed to catch a few photos of the SLS AMG Black Series out for a little testing on the Nürburgring.

What will the vehicle bring to the table when the production version arrives? The whispers kicking around the web indicate that buyers will enjoy around 650 horsepower wrapped in a package that’s lighter than the standard car. The extra power and reduced weight should get the Black Series to 60 miles per hour in around three seconds flat.

No one knows for certain, but we feel confident in guessing that the machine will also embrace a host of suspension and brake modifications for an even higher performance threshold. Don’t think that all of those toys will come cheap, however. Chances are the model will cost over $500,000.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series takes to the track originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hamilton: I never questioned myself

Lewis Hamilton said he never questioned the belief in himself after returning to the podium at the Korean Grand Prix. The McLaren driver had endured a difficult series of races that have put him under the spotlight, but on Sunday he delivered a strong drive to finish in second place

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2013 BMW 4-Series coupe first time spied

New mid-sized coupe model could spawn a four-door sport coupe variant as well as a cabriolet version.

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Mike Wallace to mark milestone of 400th NASCAR Nationwide Series start on Friday

Mike Wallace ThumbnailGAFFNEY, S.C. (July 5, 2011) ? Mike Wallace will be walking a little taller this Friday at Kentucky Speedway just before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race starts. When he climbs in the car and the command to start engines is heard, Wallace will make his 400th-career NASCAR Nationwide Series start. A trek that…more»

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test Electronic Fuel Injection At Talladega Superspeedway

The No. 2 Penske Dodge turns laps with a electronically fuel injected engine beneath the hood during a test session Thursday, Oct. 20 at Talladega Superspeedway. – Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images for NASCARTest Time On A Restrictor Plate Track Proves To Be Valuable Resource For Teams DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2011)…more»

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Porsche Cajun confirmed for late 2013

As part of a €500 ($683) million investment into their Leipzig plant, Porsche has confirmed the Cajun will go into production in late 2013.

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Out of court settlement over Coughlan

Michael Waltrip Racing has settled a lawsuit with Mike Coughlan. The NASCAR team had sued Coughlan and Williams asking for damages for breach of contract and, in relation to Williams, what is known as interference with the contract. Lawyers for both parties have now asked the court to dismiss the case. “We are grateful to [...]

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Today?s Headlines

Andrea Bernstein: Chuck Schumer Asked Mayor Bloomberg to “Get Rid Of” PPW Bike Lane
Q Poll: 72 Percent of New Yorkers Welcome Bike-Share, 58 Percent Approve of Lanes (Post, News)
More on Cuomo Port Authority Pick Patrick Foye: NYT, Post, News, NY1, DNA, Kabak
WSJ Reports Imminent Appointment of Joe Lhota to Succeed Jay Walder
Ravitch Says New MTA [...]

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In the Rearview Mirror: Tragedy and auto racing? a sad pairing

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NASCAR Partners With Bosch To Provide Oxygen Sensors For NASCAR Fuel Injected Engines

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Sebastian Vettel: ?We?ll see who is more competitive?

Sebastian Vettel says he?s not concerned by McLaren?s pace at a wet Korean GP venue today, and says that little was learned of value for what is expected to be a dry race. Vettel was third in FP2, some 1.8s … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jeff Gordon Expressway

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Martin Whitmarsh: ?Both drivers are motivated to win?

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has reiterated that the team is out to win the remaining races of the season while taking the opportunity to test parts for the 2012 car. Whitmarsh says that the conclusion of both title battles … Continue reading

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Domenicali: Key weeks for FOTA?s future

Ferrari believes that the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) faces a key few weeks as it prepares for a crunch meeting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to map out its future plans. Team principals are set to meet at the Yas Marina circuit ahead of the penultimate race of the campaign to try and iron out differences of opinion about the Resource Restriction Agreement – amid fears that some outfits are being more aggressive in its interpretation than others.

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Force India VJM04 Launch pictures ( 8th of February)


Force India became the last Formula 1 team to unveil its 2011-spec car, the VJM04, during an online event on Tuesday 8 February 2011.

The first pics of the VJM04 were courtesy of a Force India photo shoot, so not many details have been ?inspected? by the media. However, one could clearly see that, like the majority of its rivals in 2011, the car features a high nose design, along with a reworked sidepod area and a new rear section. In addition, the car comes with a blade-style roll hoop design and a new front wing concept.

Technical specifications

Chassis Carbon fibre composite monocoque with Zylon legality side anti-intrusion panels
Suspension (front) Aluminium uprights with carbon fibre composite wishbones, trackrod and pushrod. Inboard chassis mounted torsion springs, dampers and anti-roll bar assembly
Suspension (rear) as front, except for trackrod and pullrod, and gearbox mounted torsion springs.
Engine Mercedes-Benz FO 108Y 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM, naturally aspirated, mid-mounted
Transmission McLaren Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear, Electronic shift system
Weight 640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Mobil
Tyres Pirelli P Zero
BBS Wheels (front and rear): 13″

Force India VJM04 Launch pictures

Photos © Force India F1 Team

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In Bad Taste: Dainese ads target organ donors

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Dianese Organ Donor Ad

It’s no secret that EMTs, firefighters and emergency room nurses have a perverse sense of humor, especially when it comes to motorcycle riders. It’s a sort of defense mechanism against the visual horrors those occupations impart on those who work them, and with the mortality rate among bike riders as high as it is, there’s no wonder why motorcycles are called donorcycles in first-responder circles. Even so, these ads worked up by an agency for Dianese in 2007 embrace the morbid side of riding just a little too wholeheartedly. The ads apologize on behalf of the safety gear manufacturer for those still waiting for donor organs.

Having just recently bounced myself off of the pavement at a decent speed, I can vouch for Dianese’s proficiency at keeping your skin attached to your body and your bones in one piece, but the ads are still a bit much. The tag line, “We keep bikers from becoming donors” is pretty catchy, though.

In Bad Taste: Dainese ads target organ donors originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Scheider on top at Hockenheim

Timo Scheider went quickest in second practice for this weekend’s DTM season finale at Hockenheim, the Abt Audi driver jumping to the head of the timesheets with a lap in the final minute of the session.

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Dodge Motorsports? KEYS FOR SUCCESS: Good Sam Club 500

Dodge MotorsportsTALLADEGA, Ala. (Oct. 22, 2011) ? Each race weekend, selected Dodge Motorsports engineers, Penske Racing crew chiefs, engineers, drivers or engine specialists give their insight on the ?Keys for Success? for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops at Talladega Superspeedway and the Good Sam Club 500. Track: Talladega Superspeedway (Race 32…more»

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