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Weld Pro stars/ Drag lites

24 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

I know of several companies casting these wheels, but none I've seen come chromed. I know you can send them to a chrome plating company and they can do that for you, but I don't want the hassle and cannot afford that. I also have heard about spaz sticks and alcad for chroming parts with an airbrush but A. I don't have an airbrush and B. I'm sort of on a budget so buying the expensive aerosol cans won't work either. Is there anyone selling these wheels pre chromed? If not, my only option is to start trading with members of the forum.

1964 ford fairlane mean streetcar

11 December 2014 - 08:21 PM

I picked 3 of these kits up real cheap, I plan on building a pretty mean street car that you would see out street racing late at night. Yes, that is a big block chevy shoe horned in that little engine bay. I plan on just building it up as a nasty 496 with aluminum heads, single plane intake, Holley dominator, and the imaginary forged rotating assymbly, H beam aluminum rods, 12:1 compression or so, etc. I haven't decided in a color although I might not be able to paint it till a few months into next year when it heats up. I've opened up the grille, and set the stance, after jan 1st, I'll order another couple sets of drag radials from Chief Joseph, (his products are awesome!) but until then the 9" slicks will be used for mock up purposes. The Steelies will most likely be body color or gloss black with poverty caps.

1970 Chevelle "Evil Twin" 11-26-14 warped body problems

10 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

I've been messing around with this for a little while an thought I'd post. It's the usual Revell kit with some kitbashed parts. I'm in the process of building a cage with K&S aluminum tubing right now. Here's some pictures, more to come tomorrow! Also, If anybody knows of a caster who sells a good quality cowl hood let me know, I can't stand this hood. Let me know what you think, all opinions and suggestions are welcome!

Never thought it would happen!

10 October 2014 - 12:23 PM

Some may remember my post a while back about when I finally was able to afford a 1971 vega panel express tube chassis drag car. From there, I continued to work and save to buy things like a distributor, waterpump, oil pan, little nickle and dime things I needed before I could drop the small block chevy my dad helped me put together in the car. It took us two weeks to get it running and driving in the race car. It's nothing special, just a 357 out of a 360 sprint car, it has iron heads, 12:1 compression, and makes about 600 to the flex plate, it's backed up to a TCI super street fighter turbo 350 and 3500 stall continental converter. By the time I got my car together, there was only 3 races left in the season. By the last race after some fine tuning and hiccups that slowed us down, I was racing in the high school class running 11.20's at 120 mph against kids in their Hondas or mom and dads Jeep Liberty running 17's at 80 mph. Bracket racing against a car 6 seconds or so slower than you is a learning curve especially when you're running them down and meeting them around the finish line moving 40 miles per hour faster!
I ended up going going rounds and winning the whole event my third race out in a brand new car running low 11's! To top it off, I cut a perfect light ( reaction time of .000 ) and my worst reaction time of the night was .054. I'm rather proud of myself having not drag raced in two years and only making a total of 9 passes in the car total before that race. Being successful in the car after all the hard work I put in to buy the car and everything else I needed to get it back on the track after sitting for 3 years, really feels good. The car still has some issues, mainly the engine has a really weak bottom end so its a ticking time bomb, I need new slicks, and a higher stalling converter. My goal for the winter is to buy a short block and throw a bigger solid roller cam in it, put my heads, intake, and carb on it, and have a bullet proof motor to get me in the 10's. I really have to give a big thanks to my dad, he has been here helping me along every step of the way, if it wasn't for him getting me hooked up with a friend who has some parts I need for cheap and even being there standing behind the car every pass I make I wouldn't be here right now talking about this. Anyways, here's some pictures of the car (Click on the pictures to make them bigger)

fictional K.S Pittman Willys

28 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

Almost a year and a half ago I started this build. After clearing the paint and decals, I realized the Accel decal is totally wrong for the era. From there I boxed the build for about a year. I recently pulled it back out and told myself regardless of how stupid it looks, it has to be finished. The 426 has ignition wiring and fuel plumbing from the tank to the hilborn injector and the steelies are from the parts box, other than that it's box stock. Try not to mind the silver paint that magically appeared on the radiator or the crooked front wheel in the last picture :unsure:  So here it is,