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#1 tim boyd

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

I posted a couple pictures of this in the Rat Roaster thread under kit reviews, and it made me think that I don't think I've ever posted details of this build here in the Drag Racing Forum, which is where it really belongs.

Here was the model as originally completed.

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After the magazine how-to article about three years ago, I continued to modify the car, adding a small windshield visor, changing the headers from zoomies to SuperStock style spaghetti style which is more accurate for a carbed engine, yanking the tiny push bars for a more substantial unit, adding parachute and wheelie bars, remounting the IP at a more realistic angel, and tweaking a few other details. Here's the car after those mods...

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There are about 20 pictures including closeups of the engine, etc. at the link: http://public.fotki....g-do/page5.html

Thanks for looking...>TIM


Edited by tim boyd, 02 February 2013 - 03:08 PM.


#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Absolutely beautiful.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

nice. and i like the idea of never having it finished, but rather continue to evolve.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Looks Awesome Tim!!

 

May I ask what paint and color you used on this car :D



#6 tim boyd

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Looks Awesome Tim!!

 

May I ask what paint and color you used on this car :D

 

Thanks Joe.  Sure - it was Black Gold House of Kolor "Blueberry" Pearl Clear spray, over Black Gold House of Kolor Silver Metatllic.  The white stripes were, IIRC, from the "BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH Yankee" 'cuda funny car decal sheet from Slixx. 

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

nice. and i like the idea of never having it finished, but rather continue to evolve.

 

Thanks Joe.  Yeah, I was looking at that parachute tonight and thinking that I need to refinish it in my "signature" flat dark olive drab military flats color.   I never got around to adding a carb throttle linkage - the only detail missing from the engine compartment.  And there are about ten other fine tuning points I'd like to do some day...well maybe not ten, but five?  TIM 



Bill...Stephen, thanks for your comments!  TIm 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

A couple more more pictures....

 

As originally built...

 

DSC_0468-vi.jpg

 

...and as later modified...

 

DSC_0323-vi.jpg


Edited by tim boyd, 02 February 2013 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Tim,

 

 Inspirational to say the least, the articles were really informative...I'm gathering some parts for an earlier street roadster of my own.


Edited by Pete L., 02 February 2013 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Very cool Tim, thanks for sharing!

 

Jim Kampmann



#11 tim boyd

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Tim,

 

 Inspirational to say the least, the articles were really informative...I'm gathering some parts for an earlier street roadster of my own.

Pete...thanks...and when the time comes on your build, please show us!  TIM



#12 tim boyd

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Very cool Tim, thanks for sharing!

 

Jim Kampmann

 

Jim....you are very welcome....how are things up there in "Frostbite"? Pretty snowy and cold here....TIM



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

i liked it before -even better with the changes



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the new screen saver on my computer!!



#15 Draggon

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

Now  that is one of your best, Tim! As an aside, Ive been working on a 49 Merc I chopped back in the 80's following your instructions in Street Rodder.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

That is Nice! I like the paint job on it, nice color too. Details on the engine are fantastic, and I do like the little updates you made. The new Headers look much better, same thing with the Chute.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

awsome >>> :wub:



#18 tim boyd

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

Now  that is one of your best, Tim! As an aside, Ive been working on a 49 Merc I chopped back in the 80's following your instructions in Street Rodder.

Glenn....thanks! 

 

And it's great to hear that an article I wrote nearly 35 years ago is still helping you with a new build project.  

 

Please share pictures of that '49 Merc when you are ready!   TIM


Edited by tim boyd, 03 February 2013 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:51 AM

Very sweet!



#20 carrucha

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Excellent work as usual.