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Dave Labs

Member Since 18 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 10 2014 06:02 PM

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In Topic: Drag Decals

07 August 2014 - 05:55 AM

I don't believe there were any aftermarket decals made for the Otter Pops cars.  The only decals I ever saw were in the Ed McCulloch Revell kit. 


Slixx made Safety Safari Decals many years ago. They had all of the old Winston Drag Racing logos, etc.  I haven't seen any for sale in quite a while.


I've never seen any aftermarket decals for the Jolly Rancher Top Fuelers.  Only ones made were in the Revell kit from the early 90's. 

In Topic: Reher-Morrison P/S Camaro New Release

01 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

I'm currently working on this kit and I must say I was really disappointed when I started looking at the parts.  As mentioned earlier, the chassis is totally wrong as are the valve covers.  There are various other little "flaws" I have found that will need improvement.  This kit is a great reason to have a parts box from older kits.  I dug through my stuff and found a lot of parts that will make this kit work.  I have replaced the transmission tunnel, just waiting for the putty to dry. 


I wanted to build this thing right, as I was a Lee Shepherd fan when I was little.  You could get by building it as is, and it should look good enough.  Building it the right way will just take a little longer.

In Topic: technical questions about T.F. dragster engines

03 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

When I used to work with Brent Fanning on his Nitro Funny Car & our Top Fuelers, he ran what was called a "Scott Pump".  It was a smaller pump that was in fact run off of a pully which allowed it to be lower in the car.  I can't really remember the theory behind the pump, but that's what we ran.  None of the cars ever really set the world on fire - it was basically a match race tune-up.  The best the Funny Car ran with that pump was something like low 5.20's at 288 MPH back at the 1998 NHRA Topeka Race.