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#1 mikelo

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:19 AM

OK, I have seen some pretty wild things, but check out this drag car under construction built to race. I might have a couple turbos from a 1/12 scale Porsce I might be able to use!! Keep your children and pets away from the front of this thing.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:34 PM

holy ######!

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:08 PM

That's from the same guy that designed these 2 cars! :lol: :lol:

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Just goes to show that there's noting like American ingenuity when it comes to wanting to go faster!

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:44 AM

I might have a couple turbos from a 1/12 scale Porsce I might be able to use!!


Good luck with those turbos. I finally gave up trying to find something usable in scale (big rig trucks, F1 kits, etc) and made my own. It still needs a bit of finishing, but it's close to being ready, though I plan to make another impeller. I made it from a 1:87 scale wheel but the 1:1 impellers have six vanes, so I need to find a six-spoke itty-bitty wheel and try again.

Now I plan to tackle a couple of projects similar to that Mustang.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:34 AM

It is actually a 69 Camaro. The inlet to these turbos are as big as the headlights!

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:03 AM

Doh! I should know that....I've got another photo of that powerplant as my wallpaper! That's Spiro Pappas' car, isn't it?

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:11 AM

Yes, it is his new car.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:00 PM

And you guys say those Jap cars are useless, where do you think they got those big turbos from, drag Supras and Skylines. :lol: I'm all for those American turbo engines though.

Those scale turbos are sick! :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:11 PM

Those huge turbos are becoming pretty common in the Outlaw 10.5 series. A few years ago most of the turbo cars were running single turbos and most hovered around the 380-430 cubic inch range and the majority were small blocks. Now it's very common to see a pair of Huge tubos hanging out in front of a 706 cubic inch engine with 3-4 inch pipe running thru the firewall to the intercoolers mounted in the floorboard. The engine in the pic you posted looks like one of the new "chemis" a newly designed chevy that uses a hemi type head and theres no other way to describe them than gigantic LOL . Take a look at www.outlawracing.com and check out some of the combos. Mark that's a great looking turbo I've tried everything from watch parts to tiny jet engine impellers to replicate the vanes on the inlet of a scratched turbo but that wheel looks as good as anything I've seen thanks for the idea.


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:35 PM

My late Uncle, Michael "Sparky" Browne, wired all of Spiro Pappas' cars. I believe that car in the picture is the one That Michael owned. It was built by The also late Steve Grebeck (Michaels' best friend) for Michael, then sold to Kirk Ferris (Howdy), then to Spiro. I saw the car getting updated at Skinny Kid's shop last spring. We lost Michael in a car accident Aug 18th 2007. He was on his way to help a cutomer of his at Milan Dragway. Some of you involved in racing may know him, he was the owner and sole Employee of his business, Wires and Pliers. He was one of my best friends, and i miss him everyday. I would sit in his shop all day just watching him work. He was a silent genius at what he did. I guess Steve Grebeck had a wiring issue he just couldnt figure out, and called sparky up to help him...... At least he has a friend in heaven........ :unsure:


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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:43 AM

Mark that's a great looking turbo I've tried everything from watch parts to tiny jet engine impellers to replicate the vanes on the inlet of a scratched turbo but that wheel looks as good as anything I've seen thanks for the idea.
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Thanks, Chris. I'm still working on it - haven't given up yet. I've bought several aircraft kits but what looked like it might be a good impeller has so far turned out not to be. And I've been to every toy store and thrift store in three counties, looking for a Matchbox car or something with a usable wheel. so, I think I'm gonna try making one from scratch - again.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:19 AM

Thanks for the history on the car Rudy. I just heard it was a new car for this new season. Funny how small of circles there are in the 1:1 car world.
and Mark, great idea with the turbo. I never would have thought of it, but it looks great!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:59 PM

:) <_< :P OF COURSE.....Isn't bigger better??? Buddy Ingersoll made soo much POWER out of his twin turbo V6 NHRA banned the car..... :D :D :D