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curt raitz

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About curt raitz

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  • Birthday 01/22/1950

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    Hollister, CA
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    Curtis Eliott Raitz

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  1. TruWire motorcycle style wire wheels

    I'm using .010" wire for the spokes.
  2. Hey Dude...I like it. You have already captured the look of the real trike. Your model might turn out better! I really like the front wheel
  3. Hey Bro, good job on the can...you listen well Grasshopper!
  4. wire wheels???

    Norm at Replicas & Miniatures sells a set of motorcycle wheels/tires in 1/25th scale. I was able to special order just the tires from him awhile back. The Dunlops fit the .790" wheel and the Goodyears fit the .740" wheels. The slot car drag racing guys use a #13 O-Ring 7/8 x 11/16 x 3/32 on the .740" wheel. The #15 O-Ring 1 x 3/4x 1/8 fits the .740" wheel. I have not tested an O-Ring on the .790" wheel. Following Bernards advice, I will make wheels with a smaller diameter.
  5. 39/41 Wagon Rod

    After I was looking at the photos of the build, I came to the same conclusion. I will get the underside "dirtied up" before NNL West, thanx
  6. Definitely a model for all the "Rivet Counters" out there!!! Looking Good Johnnie Boy!
  7. 39/41 Wagon Rod

    Upcoming NNL West Theme: "Wagons and Wings" Here is what I came up with. Took the body from the '39 Wagon Rod and dropped it on a '41 Chevy Truck chassis, thus replacing the UGLY front end of the Wagon Rod. Dropped a small block in it, lowered the ride height, added whitewalls, part box wheels and "ratted" it up bit. Thanx for lookin'
  8. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    Geez it's good to see a F1 build on this forum. They are few and far between. Studio27 kits are a joy to build and they look great when done. The Williams is coming along nicely! Thanks for sharing
  9. Really Really Nice work there Johnny Southside. I never noticed the propeller hanging from the headliner, cool! c'ya
  10. Looks like we are having fun! Steve told me about your latest project. I have not been on the forum much lately, so have missed this latest build from you. Very, very nice...keep on building c'ya buddy!
  11. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V - Completed!

    It was good to meet and talk to you as well. Yah, Bernard, Teresi and Kevin Wight are part of my research and development team on the wire wheels. Just found out front dragster wire wheels are kitted in two different sizes: .740" and .790". It seems the Front Engine Dragsters ran the .740" wheels and the rear engine dragsters ran the .790" wheels. I'll be making both. c'ya
  12. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V - Completed!

    Dang you gonna be seeing a lot of plastic that weekend! Next time I bring the Teresi guy, he's gonna be limited to just 5 models! Not the 24 he brought.
  13. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V - Completed!

    I totally missed this thread... It was great to see the model and you at the Spirit of Speed 4 Model Car contest this past Sunday. Excellent build buddy... Probably see you at the NNL West in January...maybe not because it's the same weekend as the Grand National Event in Pomona.
  14. And Away We Go...we're gonna have some fun! any Machine Guns???