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#1 retroguy

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

does anyone cast a 66 chevelle,I need one for a Smokey Yunick car...



#2 Lownslow

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

Lindberg kitted a 66 chevelle



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

Monogram kitted one in 1/24 scale with a straight axle and tilt front end



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

He probably needs a 1/28 scale body to do Smokey's car.  :D



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Good one

 

He probably needs a 1/28 scale body to do Smokey's car.  :D

Good one !! lol



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

He probably needs a 1/28 scale body to do Smokey's car.  :D

 

Does anyone else remember the Hot Rod article from 1976(?) that showed several of his "tricks"?  Seems like he had a hydraulic pump that would help the car clear the height blocks, but then drop the front end when out on the track.  He also ran an extra long fuel line inside the car to give himself a little more gas.  'Course he justified it by saying everybody else did the same things...

 

Casey's comment may refer to one of the occasions where his car didn't fit the offical NASCAR templates.  The Hot Rod article implied that he may have made enough changes to the body to shrink it down to 7/8 of its regular size.


Edited by Monty, 19 April 2013 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

1/28 scale...?



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

1/28 scale...?

Smokey's Chevelles used about every aero trick he could think of most not really NASCAR legal.   Most noticable was that it was quite a bit smaller than a stock Chevelle.


Edited by jas1957, 19 April 2013 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:28 AM

I remember reading some place about the time Nascar tried to measure the car, only to find out it didn't match. Smokey told them go find a car i the parking lot and measure it. They found one in the front row of the parking lot, measured it and found that it matched Smokeys car, so they let him pass on and race. As it turned out the car in the parking lot was a "plant" and Smokey had modified it to match the race car. Tricked 'em again!

 

 



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

I remember reading some place about the time Nascar tried to measure the car, only to find out it didn't match. Smokey told them go find a car i the parking lot and measure it. They found one in the front row of the parking lot, measured it and found that it matched Smokeys car, so they let him pass on and race. As it turned out the car in the parking lot was a "plant" and Smokey had modified it to match the race car. Tricked 'em again!

 

 

That, is a classic Smokey tale! 

 

He is the reason NASCAR developed the body templates that are used today.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:57 AM

check ebay once in a while. Lindberg made one several years ago, and they still pop up there at resonable prices.

Good luck, Vernon



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

With Round2 buying Lindberg/Hawk, I would not be surprised to see it re-issued in a year or 2.

 

Most of the Current Lindberg list prior to the Buy out is listed as returning to production.

And look at the Announcement at NNL East

Lawman 64 Plymouth And TOUCH-TONE Terror version of the Dodge A100!!



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

I remember reading that Smokey watched the tech guys measure for engine off set by measuring the distance between the shock and the number 1 plug. Smokey offset the engine AND the shock without being caught.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

Smokey was crtainly one of NASCAR`s more colorful charters.