Well, I built John Milner's Dragster and now its time to do the rival car, The Hunt Bros. Racing Team Car from More American Graffiti
This is an old body from Fremont Resin and it will need a bit of clean up here and there. It was made from the Tommy Ivo kit to fit on the Young American Chassis, which Joe also did in resin just in case you could not get your hands on one. This was a few years back.
Donor kit is actually from a Fiat Rail Rod Slingshot Dragster, which is the last version issued of the Young American kit.
The body will need a bit of a touch up especially around the rear of the chute pack body opening.
Power will come from a Revell 392 Hemi out of the Willys Gasser kit, thanks Casey!
Cutting the trans off to mate the engine to the clutch can and engine plate. The leftover trans is perfect for a proper gasser or early altered build.
Here is the body compared to the Tommy Ivo that I think was done by Jim Kampmann and a stock Ramchargers rail
And the engine size difference between the 392 Chrylser Hemi and the 426 Hemi Elephant
This will not be the fasted build around but I will update the page when I do get things done!
I actually started this one a while back and finally decided to get back on it. I always wanted to build this car and never could get my hands on one until my friend Skip Samples got his hands on the kit and had Joe Curtis at Fremont Resin copy it. The original body in the kit is a two piece affair, like the Ramchargers and Galloping Ghost kits, as it shares the same chassis, that is split down the middle like and aircraft fuselage. He glued them together and then cut he cowl out to make more used friendly. Skip also did up some decals for it using the originals and his own interpretation on them. The results, I must say, are much better than the kit supplied decals. They are simply printed up on an inkjet printer and not an alps, The only thing he did not do, was to print up the white underlays for them, and I did not realize this until I applied them with out giving it much thought! I might have to re-decal the car with some white underlays.
The car is not done yet and I need to get my butt in gear to finish it!! Only some sponsor decals and fuel lines remain to complete the car.
Body, Resin replica by Skip Samples and Fremont Resin with some front panel mods by me to make it more correct.
Chassis, Junker Ramchargers car from the Junk Box
Front Axle. From Tony Nancy Double kit
Rear Tires and Wheels . Tires are Replicas and Miniature vintage Revell and the rims are from the Garlits Wynns Jammer
Engine. Revell 57 Chevy Glue Bomb. This was the only 283 I had laying around.Blower and Hat are Revell Funny Car. Pulleys are Wynns Jammer with a homemade timing cover and pump. Headers are from Tony Nancy kit.
Moon Tank is from same 57 Chevy
Hope I did not bore you too much with details. Hope you like it and all questions and comments are welcome!