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Dirty Dave

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  • Location Ventura, CA
  • Full Name David P. McGowan

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  1. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Done!! 4-18   

    Holy smokes, I can just imagine the blower surge at idle.
  2. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '65 Comet street/strip car   

    If I can get out of the office in time tonight, I may be able to pick up a Gremlin on my way home. I'm thinking that I could possibly finish this in time for the SoCal NNL on May 7. That's be pretty cool - haven't displayed a new street machine or drag build in years.
  3. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic Orange Smoothie   

    Good looking stance now. The OCD side of me feels the need to point out that orange is a secondary color. Only yellow, red and blue are primaries.
  4. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Done!! 4-18   

    Really loving this build. It's inspiring me to look up 1:1 Pinto wagons on Craigslist.
  5. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '65 Comet street/strip car   

    I've heard my own small share of 10,000 rpm small blocks, and it's those very sounds that are inspiring this build-up.
  6. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '65 Comet street/strip car   

    I appreciate all of the help, fellas!
  7. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '65 Comet street/strip car   

    I'll have to pull out that '36 kit - converted it to a gasser/streat freak sort of like the Hot Wheels Neet Streeter - those slicks are probably still laying in the bottom of the box. The more I look at the single four-barrel on the top of that tunnel ram, them more that I like that look. On a little 289/302, that seems like it should be enough fuel/air, even at 9,000 rpms.
  8. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '65 Comet street/strip car   

    I'm on the same page as you are. While that resin piece is really nice, I'm thinking the Gremlin's tunnel ram probably looks more like the earlier cast aluminum manifolds, and not so much the later fabricated sheet metal ones. Besides, I still have about $30 in credit left at the LHS, and that should just about cover the cost of a Gremlin that was still on the shelf a couple of weeks ago.
    If I search around enough, I'm sure that I can come up with a pair of skinny slicks in my parts bin. Most of the ones I have are probably 8.20 wide, but there must be a pair that can pass for 7" ers. And although the '66 rules mandated 7" slicks for MP, I have a feeling that got wider a couple of years later - I will check. Now I just need to decide on what kind of scoop/hood blister to build up... likely make it look like a garage-fabricated piece, and not some parts house fiberglass unit, but we'll see what looks right as i move on with this.
    Thanks for the advice, gentlemen!
  9. Dirty Dave added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '65 Comet street/strip car
    I recently picked up one of Moebius' '65 Comet Cyclone kits, and I've started collecting parts to build it up into a street/strip car. I'm thinking a high-reving 289 terror that sees the streets on Friday nights, and the strip on the weekends. Since I'm shooting for what would pass tech as a late '60s  D/MP drag car, I'm on the hunt for a dual quad or tunnel ram intake for a small block Ford. The only one that I remember clearly is the unit from the MPC Mustang II kit, but I'm sure that there must be others. I suppose the cross-ram Cobra manifold from the AMT '66 Mustang kit could also be a contender, but that makes for some funky staggered hood scoops.
    Anyway, I'll be back with pics soon, but I thought I might pick some of your brains for sources for speed parts, and maybe a good set of skinny slicks that I can cut a couple of cheater grooves into.
     
     
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  10. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic Dry-lakes scratchbashed '29 Ford/Ardun: Fiberglass molds, April 16   

    All this time later, and I'm glad to see that progress is still being made.
  11. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic 2016 Grand National Roadster Show Model Contest   

    There were some really great builds on the tables. Congratulations on a great contest, and my thanks for the awards that I walked away with.
  12. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic Show Sunday Nov 8 NHRA Museum   

    Had a great time at the show. Quality of the builds displayed was awesome!
  13. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '25 T Street rod build   

    The black really helped those wheels out a lot.
  14. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic Tee Vee Dune Buggy   

    I bought a bunch on clearance, mostly for the super deep Cragar S/S wheels and dragster-style front suspension.
  15. Dirty Dave added a post in a topic '25 T Street rod build   

    The headlights made from the carb tops from the MPC '32 need something... like the domed lenses from the headlights on the Gridiron Grabber?