Thanks Brad and Dave. I wanted to make the vent pipe longer but it was going to interfere with the wheelie bars. I appreciate your comments.
Wild Willie Funny Car
Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:00 PM
no problem dave. i appreciate a well built model. keep it up!
Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:04 PM
I didn't make it to Bruce's Dragfest Saturday. I wanted to get some photos of his Tribute car.
Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:32 AM
Wow there was a lot of dust on this thread. I had to take a hiatus from this car and work on something else, but now I've got the itch to finish it. I have more fuel lines attached and some more work done to the wheelie bars. I'll post some pics tonight. Thanks for looking.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:52 AM
I have one more fuel line to add as soon as I get more fittings. I've tried to drill out hex rod but can never get the hole centered.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:40 AM
A lot of times I struggle getting the fittings onto the braided line. Sometimes I've had luck opening the hole a little with a drill bit or starting a hole but not going all the way through so it's easier to start the line into it. I've also used Mr Sobak's idea of cutting the line at an angle to get it started.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:19 AM
Yes. I got the idea from Bruce Larson's Sentry Olds car that ran in '89. He told me that was how they fed more nitro into the motor back then.
Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:51 AM
Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:30 AM
"WOW" Dave………OUTSTANDING!!!!!!……..what a BEAUTIFUL motor………lot of work Buddy
Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:51 PM
Great job ,and the detail work is outstanding. What paint did you use?
Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:02 AM
John- thanks my good friend and teacher. It has been a lot of work since this is my first highly detailed build. Your work is amazing.
Gordon - thank you for looking. The paint on the body is Testors Grabber Orange lacquer. The engine has various Metalizer paints on it. The headers are a generic flat black from a Walmart spray can. The fittings have Tamiya clear red and clear blue on them. I hope I answered your question. I also have one more fuel line to add when I get the correct fittings.
I had typed this up last Thursday, hit the Post button but my pc decided to throw a fit.
I recently saw funny car builds by Mark Killingsworth and Steve Perry in Model Cars mag and need to check out more of their work.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:14 AM
you have really made some great progress Dave! super nice my man!! keep after it you are on the down hill for sure!! awesome!!
Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:21 AM
Thanks Bill. I hope to get more done before the official "lawn maintenance" season hits. Real life always seems to creep in.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:58 AM
Posted 19 April 2014 - 12:56 PM
dave, this can't be the same car i saw lat year at gilbertsville!!!!! holy cowwwwww!!!!!!!! what a difference!!!! great detailing.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:37 AM
Chris- I am seeing some light. And it would come quicker if I wasn't tackling things that I'd never done before. It has been a great learning experience.
Dave - Thanks. It does look different with more added. I appreciate all the encouragement. I wish I was going to make it to NNL East next weekend, but it's not going to work out. I hope you and the Mrs. go and have a great time. I know a LOT of people will love your work.