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#1 darth plastic

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:38 AM

First timer here fellas. Question: Looking for pics of "The Snakes" 1971 top fuel wedge dragster. I've exhausted all my options so I turn to the pros. Help!!

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:45 PM

Here you go.

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I have a complete album of Prudhomme racing but only one shot of the wedge dragster.
The link is below.

http://public.fotki....udhomme_racing/

I have a few more from the Garlits museum but they are not posted online anywhere to get them to you yet.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:33 AM

Thank you. I notice the headers are on the bottom,but the model I have they come up through the top. I take it that there were a few different ones. Any comments? Thanks again.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:24 PM

Some of the wedge dragsters used the typical Top Fuel headers that did come up through the bodywork. Prudhomme, however, opted to use the funny car style headers to keep them away from the bodywork.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:44 PM

I couldn't even tell you what company made the kit. I (stupid me) got rid of the box a long time ago. I have another wedge dragster in the works from an MPC kit: #0758 "Spirit of 76" Wedge Dragster. If I ever figure out how to upload, I'll show it in progress. I lost the wedge body for it sometime during the "Plastic Wars" of the late 70's (LOL!) so I'm scratch building one. That's a first. Back in the groove after about 15 years. Plas Rocks! Thanks for responding.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:06 PM

Thank you. I notice the headers are on the bottom,but the model I have they come up through the top. I take it that there were a few different ones. Any comments? Thanks again.



Wow... comments ya want...
I have been researching this car for some time Now...
First the heaber question You Posed...
the first edition as I will call it had the Headers come thru the top of the Body..
They went to the zoomies because of ease to work on it in the pits and that the dragster style zoomies, were In the way.
seco d reason for the change to flopper zoomies was that the Body collect the rubber from the tires during Burnouts and it added weight...

heres a Link( copy Paste this in to another browser.) to My fotki pages . for the snakes wedge dragster..
I am using a comp resins Body and the Garlits wynns charger

http://public.fotki....zn/snake_wedge/

Dwayne Bressem