Design by Tom Daniel, originally released in 1968.
Green and wild, this show-n'-go rail dragster is out to beat all the competition.
With a big 427 c.i. single-overhead cam Ford V-8 engine, belt-driven blower, dual intakes and spider leg exhaust headers, it looks like it's ready to make its move.
I have never built this rail dragster with open parachute, because I'm afraid of these many ropes...
Here now, a little more detail...
A few small changes, the front is quite a bit deeper now, an aluminum mesh in the front of the cooler, the rear wheels - the rims are from the Dodge Cocept Car with machined and polished aluminum sleeves and home made rubbers, some wiring, a lowered windshield, and a hinged roof - i always thought about it: how should the driver, squeeze himself into this thing?
So, i decided that my model would have a way for the driver to enter and exit the vehicle, so, the back of the roof was glued to the body and smoothed in, i modified the roof by cutting it 3/8” from the rear of the car and adding some hinge, made of brass, from the hardware store, modified and fitted.
Hope, you like it.