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curt raitz

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    Curtis Eliott Raitz

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  1. Gosh that was a long time ago. I think I used Tamiya's TS-49 Bright Red. The wheel covers are from one of the Indy Car kits AMT put out way back then.
  2. Got the engine plumbed, wired, oil pump and carb installed. Forgot to take photos of engine before installing it in the frame. The pulleys are aluminum which I turned on a lathe. Now it's time to build the exhaust... The fuel tank, rear fender and frame are painted Tamiya TS-55 Dark Blue. Thanks for lookin'...😎
  3. John has joined the fun... Here is an update on my bike... Frame has been primed ready for some color. Little bit of alclad work on some pieces of the puzzle Frame painted and stuff already hanging on it Some goodies from RB Motion...time to get going on the motor. Thanx for lookin'...
  4. The engine is printed from a stl. file and can be 3D printed any size one wants. when one knows the size of the engine in 1/25th scale it can be printed as such. I don't have a 3D printer nor do I ever want one, but my buddy Steve has a couple of them. I will ask if he can 3D print one in 1/25th scale just for giggles...😎
  5. Thanx Chris John' starting on his bike...now if he can just get photo-bucket to cooperate!
  6. Got some more work done...added handle bars and hand controls to the Revell front forks. Mocked up with wheels/tires on frame. I'm going with the larger front wheel/tire. Carved a gas tank from balsa wood, will be making a rubber mold and resin casting it later. Made a seat using the kit seat and milliput. Then covered it with some really thin suede leather. John should be showing up soon with his build... thanx for lookin'...
  7. Yes they are. I promised Sue (his daughter) I would build at least one model of a car he drove for each year. Almost done with the NASCAR years, got a '53 and '54 Olds to build. Then I will start on the USAC Cars.
  8. Another model of a Curtis Turner race car he drove. This is the 1961 Ford Starliner he drove for the Wood Brothers at Daytona Speedway on February 12, 1961. He started 2nd, finished 3rd. Paint is Ford Montecarlo Red from Scalefinishes. Decals are from Steve. Okay how to make a 1961 Ford Hardtop into a Ford Starliner. First you cut off the top of a 1960 Ford Starliner. Then you cut off the top of the 1961 Ford Hardtop and glue the top from the 1960 Starliner in place. Then when done it will look like this: thanx for lookin'...
  9. Another Curtis Turner model destined for his museum in Roanoke, Virginia. The 1960 Ford Starliner he drove for Holman Moody at Daytona Speedway February 13, 1960. He started 8th, and won the race Paint is Ford Colonial White and Sky Mist Blue from Scalefinishes. Decals are from Steve. thanx for lookin'...
  10. And another Chevy Curtis Turner drove... He drove this 1967 Chevelle for Turkey Minton at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15, 1967. He started 18th, finished 34th - clutch failure. Paint is Chevrolet Ermine White and Granada Gold from Scalefinishes. Decals are from "Ace Decals". thanx for lookin...
  11. Another Curtis Turner Racecar destined for his museum in Roanoke, Virginia !966 Chevrolet Impala he raced for Toy Bolton at the Bristol Motor Speedway July 24, 1966. Started on the pole, finished 30th - engine failure. Paint is Chevrolet Ermine White, from Scalefinishes. Decals are from "Mike's Decals". thanx for lookin'...
  12. I built some wire spoked wheels for front and the rear for John and myself. Here's the rear wheel inside Andy Martin's Rear tire: We were not sure what size front wheel/tire to use so I made John and myself two sizes: I'm using the front forks, chain drive and disc brakes from the latest Revell Chopper kit. After playing around with different photos of the bike I was able to print out a 1/12th scale photo of the bike to establish the size of the engine and frame. I then decided to build the frame in brass: Frame with mock up engine: More to come, thanx for lookin'...
  13. My buddy John Teresi and myself have been talking about building a couple of motorcycles with a "Radial Engine". Ya know the kind that prop driven airplanes use. John wanted to build one to compliment the "Radial Engine Plymouth Pick Up" he built last year. With the help of our other buddy Steve Allemand (he's got a 3D printer) printing a 3D radial engine and a bunch of other parts, i.e. carburetors, front control pedals, tombstone tail lights, etc.. And Andy Martin from "Model Martin" sent us a couple of his big fat rear tires and extra parts. John's gonna build a bike kinda like this: I'm gonna build a bike like this: This should be fun, gonna have to step up my game to run with "Southside Johhny" I've got about a two week start on him, cuz he is just finishing the "Jet Van" ...so that means he'll catch up to me by Friday! More posts to follow...thanx for lookin'...
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