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Dave Labs

Member Since 18 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active May 22 2014 11:19 AM
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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.


In Topic: 1/16 Jewel T Altered

28 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Started this project a couple of months ago and it is going somewhat slowly. Going to begin posting some of the progress photos I have up to this point. I've been in contact with Wes Ingram, who built the car and partnered with Joe Davis until he left the team in '68. He is an invaluable source sharing info regarding frame configuration that isn't available from existing photographs. Wes helps me fill in all those lost particulars that are needed to complete a project like this. I hope everyone that wishes to follow along enjoys the journey.

 

I'll start out with a shot of the Supercharged BBC that I created for this project. More on the actual development of the engine later, these shots shows some of the resin parts I have at this point. I will be using a GMC blower casing and the pic of the oil pan is the one created for use on the Jewel T.BBC54_zps70279fe6.jpg

 

 

Where did you get the four hole Crower Injector?  I have been looking for one for quite a while.


In Topic: Lookin reference pics of Dick Harrel Camaro Pro Stock

02 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Have you tried http://www.dickharrell.com ?  There are some pics there along with a link to the Dick Harrell Facebook Page.  There are a lot of pics there. 

 

Hope this helps.


In Topic: PBR Charger F/C decals - still available?

02 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

I believe the last time I was at Model Empire (West Allis, WI), I'm pretty sure I saw a sheet of them for sale.  That is where I got my mine years ago - and for the life of me, I have no idea where I put them.  Model Empire has a website I'm sure you can find on Google.