1/8 scale Edmund's Super Modified
Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:17 PM
Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:23 AM
Hi Del; I am currently building that Edmunds supermodified from Don's plans, that I bought from him. They are drawn in 1/8 scale which is all I build in so it's perfect for me. Here's a couple of pictures with my car and a Monogram model in 1/24th scale that you can still buy.It would be cheaper than buying those plans, although they are cool and come with a cut-away drawing.
Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:57 AM
Edited by horsepower, 12 February 2014 - 11:00 AM.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:43 AM
I don't think I ever saw that 4 bar car. The plans I got, from Don, are a front buggy spring, rear torsion bar car. Older sprinters and lots of the old supers ran that set up, as you know, before going to a 4 bar set up. This plan shows an 86" wheelbase so it was for short tracks not like the Sac. mile. The race you saw Opperman in; was that early 70s when Jimmy Gordon and two other died there that day. I saw several USAC "big car" races there as a kid. The one car you're talking about; does it use double radius rods on both sides? That would have put it in a bind.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:37 PM
Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:57 AM
I'm back on this model to finish it. Very colorful, if nothing else. I find the bird cage to wishbone radius rod connection very interesting. The rods attach solid to a plate which is part of the birdcage. There's a hiem's end wher it connects to the frame but that's all. This model suspension actually works, even the buggy spring front.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 04:28 AM
Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:43 AM
Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:52 AM
Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:42 PM
I don't get the position of the pitman arm in relation to the position of the front wheels, or is the draglink not yet attached at the front?
Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:12 AM
The front wheels are turned to the right and the pitman arm is forward. The drag link is hooked up. Not all race cars back then had the pitman arm straight up and down when the wheels are pointed straight.