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#1 cobraman

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

Finished this build this morning. I realize it is not very realistic but it was a fun build. On to the next one. Comments welcome both good and bad.

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#2 John Teresi

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Ray......turned out cool buddy :)



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:33 AM

that looks awesome!

great work.....I think its unique enough to win a contest.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

Cool. It just needs more power....of course I think everything needs more power... B)



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

Cool. It just needs more power....of course I think everything needs more power... B)

 

Yep. Taking a dragster and adding four extra wheels, four extra tires, and an extra front and rear end, without doing anything to make up for all that added dead weight, isn't exactly the formula for success at the strip!  :lol:



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

Thanks, most of you.  : ) 



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

Tooo wild! 

 

 

There's gotta be something in that southern Arizona air!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

Tooo wild! 

 

 

There's gotta be something in that southern Arizona air!

 

It's the air temp. I think it's 102 today which is actually cooler than it's been.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:30 AM

Love the build.
Maybe it can use all 8,000 h.p. now.
I'm no mechanic but I would think if you can get better traction, you could put in more clutch. Less slip, more grip. Bye Bye!
Those four front wheels may come handy.
Great job.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:09 AM

Different! But oh so kool!!!!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

love the build! cool idea ray.  great "out of the box thinking".  seriously, it looks neat!

 

Love the build.
Maybe it can use all 8,000 h.p. now.
I'm no mechanic but I would think if you can get better traction, you could put in more clutch. Less slip, more grip. Bye Bye!
Those four front wheels may come handy.
Great job.

just for you john, i've removed my answer.

 

dave, your idea is great.

 

satisfied john?


Edited by comp1839, 21 July 2013 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:16 AM

Ray... this is totally cool and turned out great!!! Looks like it was a fun build



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:31 AM

Never seen anything like it, Ray.  Pretty cool build and great idea.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:44 AM

Thanks guys. Please note that I NEVER intended this to be a realistic build. It is just a crazy idea I came up with while looking at these kits I had in my stash. I take no offence to any critisizm on the fact that this build would not function in the real world. It was and is is pure fantasy much like Irs's flying "cars". It was a fun build and for me that's what modeling is about. I like the weird and strange stuff. I like the builds that people invest a lot of time in to get them detailed and accurate also. I do thank you all for taking the time to comment on this build.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:55 AM

Dang! Just when you think you've had an original idea...  :lol:

 

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:14 AM

What the ???? Maybe I was just born too late ! And you thought my build was crazy !!  : )



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

THIS is EXACTLY why we build bro! if there AIN'T one, we CAN MAKE one!!!  Yours came out great! I like the idea, but I wonder if TWO diffs WOULD be able to put MORE power to the pavement? Ya got some gears turnin there bro!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

Thanks guys. Please note that I NEVER intended this to be a realistic build. It is just a crazy idea I came up with while looking at these kits I had in my stash. I take no offence to any critisizm on the fact that this build would not function in the real world. It was and is is pure fantasy much like Irs's flying "cars". It was a fun build and for me that's what modeling is about. I like the weird and strange stuff. I like the builds that people invest a lot of time in to get them detailed and accurate also. I do thank you all for taking the time to comment on this build.

Ray........such a cool idea for a  " Model Car"......... I no what your intentions were.......but, someone always has to make it none that they know everything about drag racing  -_- ......I know everything about taking out the trash: Trash ,Greens and Recyclables ........keep up the cool work buddy :)


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:45 AM

Thanks guys. When I was building this I thought about also adding the other engine but I thought "No, that would just be crazy ! ".  : )



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:47 AM

Another engine would have been REALLY cool, Ray.