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#121 wrecker388

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

Count me in with a 76 Gremlin. i have some VERY interesting ideas for it.



#122 Jantrix

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

 

Bull.  My 'vette suspended, blown big blocked Chevy van with 4 50 gallon drums of fuel in the back would have urinated all over you if it hadn't gone up in flames just outside New York city limits...

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:lol:  :lol:  It was a gruesome sight. Our intrepid reporter, Harry Gearhead, said the explosion shattered windows for a three mile radius.



#123 zenrat

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

But the resulting fireball was a sight to behold.

 

Just to clear something up.

The only real "rule" to this build is that it has to appear street legal.

That's it.

If you want to put lights & fenders on a top fuel dragster then that is fine.

We all know that IRL it would fall over at the first sharp turn and run out of gas (OK, fuel) before it go to the end of the street but this isn't real life so it doesn't matter.

I like to think through my designs and pontificate about why i've done something the way I did and why it means i'll perform better.  However this is not necessary and i'll never directly point out what I perceive as flaws in someone else's design (except for Jantrix's  B) ).  I would though like you to point out problems with my thinking so I can make up lies and reasons why you are going to be looking at my tail-lights disappearing into the sunset and not vice versa.

For example, I am starting with an 80 series Landcruiser.  These tip the scales at 2 Ton so I am at an immediate power to weight disadvantage.

What you can't tell from looking at it though is that mine will be rebodied with an identical to stock body made from vacuum foamed carbon buckyball resin (produced in the Javelin Engineering orbital manufactory - Javlab) which is so light it actually generates 1,120 lb of lift.

The boys at Javlab are also looking at retrofitting a Wayne Industries gas turbine into the cruiser to replace the standard turbo diesel (although at this moment a blueprinted, bored, stroked and boosted Toyota OHC V8 is still favourite).

One thing I can confirm though is that this year my celebrity co-driver/navigator will be Kari Byron and my support crew Adam, Jamie, Grant & Tori.

 

Here's an inspirational pic

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Edited by zenrat, 30 December 2012 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

I think I'll try with a Dodge L-700 Tilt Cab. Something a little different!



#125 Nick Winter

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Updated the list, we are nearing the start guys, Soon I hope to see what we have up our sleeves.

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

One thing I can confirm though is that this year my celebrity co-driver/navigator will be Kari Byron and my support crew Adam, Jamie, Grant & Tori.

 

Dammit, I had them contracted also but they backed out.  So I contracted Jeremy Clarkson and the Stig.



#127 Jantrix

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

The boys at Javlab are also looking at retrofitting a Wayne Industries gas turbine into the cruiser to replace the standard turbo diesel 

 

We figured out your secret Zen.

 



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

Haven't decided what to build yet but im thinking of maybe something with some class and some serious power.  Pretty sure my last cannonball entry a giant dodge van with two motors collapsed the first bridge it crossed. This year im goining lighter.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

The Story:

On December 31st, Jack came home with the new toy which will be racing in Cannonball Rally 2013. It's '69 Ford Torino Talladega with 428 Cid engine and it's rust free, so the boys don't waste time on welding it. The co-driver Joe was still bit unsure about the car... It's a FORD! The boys had never built Ford engine. Jack told him that they could find a bunch of books how to rebuild Ford's engine and start doing that, last year they did the same with the Early Hemi in '57 Chrysler and they did it right: Chrysler finished 3rd place overall! Jack bought also a Blower, but they are still unsure to use it or not.

 

The Build:

Here's my basis for this project, Revell's '69 Ford Torino Talladega, still sealed. My plan so far is, that I don't have a plan. I just don't know what way this should go-maybe somekind of BlowerPower StreetMachine or then a bit Stock Car style racer... We'll see.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

Finally received my kit this morning. Here is the UNSTARTED model. Nothing has been glued, painted, or buffed out. lol

 

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#131 camarofreak82_427

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Is it to late to get in on this i have a parts box 86 elcamino ss id id like to build up

#132 Lunajammer

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

You have all year Brandon, dive in at will.



#133 camarofreak82_427

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

Sweet i have been looin dor a reason to build it for a whyle now lol

#134 Bad Brad #2

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm thinking I might have to try one of these CBP's, this one looks like a good one to get in on. I'm still thinking of what to build though.



#135 maltsr

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hi guys

It's already New Year's Day here in sunny NZ, so I can make a start ahead of you LOL

This is my project as it stands so far :

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Happy New Year

 



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

As it's the 1st of January here in the UK here is what I'll be driving.

 

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I haven't decided on a color yet but there's plenty of time for that.



#137 Nick Winter

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Hmmm you know I never thought of that loop hole...........Very smart guys.

 

Nick



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

Hmmm you know I never thought of that loop hole...........Very smart guys.

 

Nick

Oh yeah, we get to work on ours later. So there.lol



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Hmmm you know I never thought of that loop hole...........Very smart guys.

 

Nick

 

 

just like the real canon ball run..just because they start early doesnt mean they finish first



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Cannonball is all about finding Loop holes and ways around rules & problems :lol:

 

Nick