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#1 Old Sprinter

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

I want to take a break from building sprint cars and I love supermodifeds almost as much as sprints. I drew plans up this weekend and I'm ready to start fabing. A lot of you may have never even seen a supermodified. They are wild and probably the fastest race cars, out there, on a half mile pavement track. Big blocks and small blocks all in the 900+ HP range; 70+% left side weight bias and huge wings that move up when entering the corner and go down flat on the straight aways. This should be fun. Posted Image
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:49 AM

Here's some pictures of the real guys for those who haven't seen a super before. Posted Image
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:06 AM

Cool! I'll check in to see your progress... :)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

Oh yea, love these cars, some nice drawings Ken, Can't wait to see the chassis work.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

looks like the start to another incredibly awesome build, ken!!!!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

COOL, those are some B.A. lookin cars, I have never got to see them run!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:25 PM

Cann't wait to see it,, Pics of my 1/24 supermod..

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#8 Old Sprinter

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

That's a super alright, Randy, nice work. Thanks Dave, Scott and Bill, this will be a fun project. Joe I started on the frame and I've decided these supers are part Indy Car ( the wings and nose), part stock car ( the frame), part dragster ( the motor) and part sprint car (all the rest of it) Posted Image
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

AWSOME!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:09 AM

These are extraordinarily good looking, sophisticated, contemporary machines, with a no-holds-barred approach to design and engineering lacking in quite a few supposedly "superior" racing series. Love the chassis work and design drawings. Can't wait to see more!!!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:50 PM

Thanks Bernard and Santiago. Here's a progress photo and a plan I drew of a 1963 Watson Indy roadster. I thought someone would find it interesting.Posted Image
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:20 AM

Go to www.daararacing.com , A.J. Watson, Bill Wendt, and a couple more have that Watson at Booneville. As we speak,. Hoping to set a new land speed record with it,,, Pictures of it being built in there also...
Bill Wendt already set a land speed record last year in a Midget...

#13 Old Sprinter

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:52 AM

Ken, do you sell your Blue Prints? you know me as bubba930 from another forum, and I am be going to be watching your build as I did with you Dirt Modified, and Sprinter, all are really amazing builds forsure!
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Thanks Mike and yes I do sell blueprints for 1/8 scale sprints ( todays cars and from the 80s). vintage 60s midget, supermodified and the Watson Roadster plans. All in 1/8 scale. The sprint plans show how to build every part even the tires and wheels.They're 12 pages of 12X18 sheets. You need to e-mail me at kmeaders@q.com if you're interested.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

Okay, the part Indy car, part sprint car and part stock car is moving along. Posted Image
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

looking great Ken!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:24 AM

Thanks Bill; I've got some more done on this beast. Check out the inboard spring/shock set up on the front end. The rear wing still need the compressed air canisters that raise it up, in the back, when entering a corner.Posted Image
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:55 AM

Ken this is one bad mother, outstanding work. Looks like it will fly.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

very nice job on the spring shocks! looking just plain B.A.!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Man I love this build , keep up the outstanding work!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

Ken... this is flat out Awesome!!! Man I sure love your work and how you hand draw all of your prints. I sure hope you can make it up for the Desert Scale Classic next year. would love to see your builds in person.