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#1 MarkJ

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

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#2 Roadracer

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

Very nice! Love the look of that car!

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Love it! 



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

Looks Great !!

Fri. 13 just gone 

Perfect

Cheers



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:03 PM

Great model. Yunick, with his "Best Damm Garage in Town" was another one of my heroes. Outstanding mechanic, race-prep guy and innovator.

 

This is the car that was widely rumored to be a 7/8 scale model, as raced. Great story, but not true (though the car DID have some other magic body mods). Here's the real deal.

 

http://www.macsmotor...scale-chevelle/



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

I've heard a lot about this guy, sounds like he was a crazy guy. Wasn't he the one that took some of the big shots from Nascar out into a parking lot and found a Chevelle just to prove his roof wasn't modified or something? Please forgive my Nascar knowledge or lack thereof. :lol:



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:42 AM

I had always heard about the cheats that Smokey tried. Here is a story behind the frame he constructed.

http://www.canepacol...ed-5117058.html



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:22 AM

Smokey didn't cheat in the true sense of the word. He exploited things that weren't specified. For example if no specific length of fuel line he would run rxtra line for a little more fuel capacity. Nascar looked at it as not following the spitit of the rules.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:17 AM

It ain't cheatin' if you don't get caught  ;) .  Another nice replica Mark, I really like the dash gauges.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:51 AM

Excellent build of a favorite of mine.

 

Great job!!



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:51 PM

Very nice.  I remember hearing that he always painted his engine blocks & drivetrain white so as to detect leaks & cracks.  Was he the one who had the trick fuel filler cap that held an extra gallon or so on his Trans Am Camaro?



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Fantastic great build - honestly one of my favorites



#13 MarkJ

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:25 AM

Out of bandwidth? Anybody know how to get it back without paying for it?



#14 W-409

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:48 AM

Out of bandwidth? Anybody know how to get it back without paying for it?

 

Unfortunately, the only way is to wait for a while and the pics will show up again. I've had that same problem a couple of times and at the first time I opened a new account. I can't say for sure how long you'll have to wait, but it's less than a month anyway.



#15 Brett Barrow

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

Out of bandwidth? Anybody know how to get it back without paying for it?

Move the pics to a hosting site that doesn't have bandwidth restrictions. I use Fotki, there are others. 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:54 AM

Move the pics to a hosting site that doesn't have bandwidth restrictions. I use Fotki, there are others. 

 

I did.  But when you post your pics from Fotki they are pretty small. I'll just wait for a while to see if they come back.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:11 AM

 

I did.  But when you post your pics from Fotki they are pretty small. I'll just wait for a while to see if they come back.

 

Use tinypic.com they are around the same size and I don't think there's bandwidth there either



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:36 AM

 

I did.  But when you post your pics from Fotki they are pretty small. I'll just wait for a while to see if they come back.

 

You have to chose image size when you're setting up the album in Album Properties > Advanced Properties > Photo View Size.  It'll do up to 1000 x 1000px.  Default setting is 500 x 500.  You have to remember to change it before you upload the pics.  Even if you change later it they will still display at the size when they were uploaded.   Your Photobucket bandwidth resets at the first of the month (or is it the day of the month you signed up on?)  This pic is hosted on my Fotki, I wouldn't call it small -

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:18 AM

You have to chose image size when you're setting up the album in Album Properties > Advanced Properties > Photo View Size.  It'll do up to 1000 x 1000px.  Default setting is 500 x 500.  You have to remember to change it before you upload the pics.  Even if you change later it they will still display at the size when they were uploaded.   Your Photobucket bandwidth resets at the first of the month (or is it the day of the month you signed up on?)  This pic is hosted on my Fotki, I wouldn't call it small -

 

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Thanks Brett but it looks like my bandwidth is already back. I will go fix my fotki though. thanks for the info.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:41 AM

Cool looking model, glad I got to see it finally!  When I was a kid my dad had a 69 El Camino with a Smokey Yunick-inspired black & gold paint job!