Sunday, November 25, 2012

UPDATE: Gassy?

Wellp, I think I have learned something new about Maxi.  I can't go by the gas gauge anymore.

It seems that every time the needle points to 1/4 tank, it is actually about to run out!  The other day, I wanted to get the Stabil I put in the tank through the fuel system before road salt hit the roads, which may very well be this week.  I headed to a local pharmacy, figuring I could pick up my prescriptions and get the car ready for the winter at the same time.  Thing is, I was almost there when the car sputtered and stalled.  It took some doing, but I got it up to a stop light, around the corner and into the parking lot.  I noticed the needle on the gauge would change a lot.  When I came out of the store and got ready to leave, I had to wait for someone to get into a parking space, and stalled.  Again, somehow I managed to get going again, started praying, and gurgled my way home.

Since this has happened before and a fuel stop helped things, it seems there is something iffy going on with either the fuel gauge or possibly the sending unit.  I suppose it would be a good idea to replace the unit next spring... we shall see what my employment situation is then...

As of right now, the car needs a little gas so I can drive it to get gas! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

AMT/Polar Lights 1975 AMC Gremlin X Model Kit

Last year AMT/Polar Lights reissued the 1/25 scale 1976 AMC Gremlin X.  December 2012 will see the 1975 version reissued:
    • First time reissued since 1975
    • 2 in 1 kit can be built stock or pro stock style drag racer
    • Engine intake and wheel options
    • Optional tinted windows
    • Pad printed hollow racing slicks
    • Original decals and Retro Deluxe packaging