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    Umea, Sweden
  • Full Name
    Håkan Persson
  1. 1/24th Pro Star Wheels

    For the modern era (mid 80's-forward) Monogram and Revell Funny Car kits the Castrol GTX car and the Otter Pops car has Weld Pro Star wheels, the Sentry and Miller High Life cars and most of the other early ones has Weld Draglites, for the modern era Pro Stock cars I believe it's only the Motorcraft Thunderbird that has Pro Stars, most of the others had Draglites and the later ones another type of five spoke wheel looking like Monocoque or something like that. Unfortunately Revell destroyed the nice Pro Star tooling for the later mid 90's Funny Car kits and did a weird combination between the Weld Pro Star and Centerline Convo Pro, a Pro Star center with Convo Pro rim wich doesn't look good at all and nothing like the wheel it's supposed to be. The best Centerline Convo Pro wheels for racing is the ones in the Top Sportsman 57 Chevy, 55 Ford and 58 Plymouth kits if someone's looking for those.
  2. Escort Pro-Stock

    I believe Glidden ran a 351 Cleveland based engine in the EXP, it was back when they had weight break rules in Pro Stock and the 500 cui rule came later. Here in Sweden we had a class back in the early 80's called Pro Street (nothing like Pro Street today) wich was pretty much like Pro Stock but with a little looser rules regarding body style and engines, and there was one Escort in that class. This class was replaced with NHRA spec Pro Stock with one year delay in the rules from the NHRA cars up to a year or so ago. Today the European Pro Stock cars have a longer time span for bodies and they haven't implemented the EFI rules yet so they still run carburetors and hood scoops over here.
  3. Scania LB 141

  4. Mack Cruiseliner

    Nice truck man.
  5. Mack R685ST

    Great build!!
  6. Swamp Rat XXX fuel routing

    The fuel systems are quite complex on these cars and the main thing with a nitro engine is to get as much fuel as physically possible into the cylinders. The Swamp Rat XXX was raced in 1986 and the fuel systems has changed pretty much since the, but here is something to go by. The injector drawing is a bit too modern as it has ten injector lines on top of the blower, but there were four injector lines on each side under the injector hat and four lines on each side under the blower into the manifold runners at the time Garlits ran that car. The two red lines going into the back of the heads goes to injector nozzles right behind the intake valves where the main part of the fuel is delivered into the engine, but I don't know if Garlits used that back then, if not he might have used a system with eight lines per side under the blower instead of the four I mentioned before. But it doesn't matter that much, as long as it looks busy and kind of right you are on the right way.
  7. Daytona 500

    Don't you think 9500+ rpm from a 358 cui pushrod V8 going flat out for four hours is enough!??!! The bad responce from the engines they use today on Super Speedways has to do with the restrictor plates. Personally I don't like the segments as they are today with a caution flag eveyone know will come for several laps between them, I think it's very boring and slows the race down for long periods of time, you can still have segments and segment winners but keep it green if nothing happens and it's not that predictable and more interesting.
  8. Weber Intake and Carbs For 289

    Yes it's the main difference on the outside between the older and newer versions of these engines. I used to own a 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe with a 289 and C4 wich I had for 12 years so I've tinkered some whith these engines, I now own a 1963½ Ford Galaxie 500XL Fastback with a 390 FE so I have gone back half a year but gone up a size.
  9. I also put on the BMF after the clear so it doesn't get dulled with a clear coat over it, but as Trevor says, it's a personal choice. I haven't had any trouble with the BMF coming loose yet and I've used it for about 25 years now.

    It's very normal. Why haste with a build, it's a hobby! I haven't touched a model in several years and I'm in a slump, but I hope the eager to build will come back soon.
  11. Weber Intake and Carbs For 289

    The for 1962 new 90 degree V8 221-260 and the 289-302 are from the same family and shares the same basic design, so do even the 351W but it has taller deck so it's taller and wider than the smaller siblings. And the very first 289's from 1963 looked almost exactly the same as the 260 on the outside with the oil filler tube going into the passenger side of the timing cover, in 1964 the oil filler tube was gone, the hole in the timing cover was plugged and the oil cap was on the drivers side valve cover. The 221 has 3.50 inch bore and 2.87 inch stroke, the 260 has 3.80 bore and the same 2.87 stroke, the 289 has 4.00 bore and still the same 2.87 stroke, the 302 has the same 4 inch bore as the 289 but a longer 3.00 stroke, and finally the 351W wich has 4.00 bore and 3.50 stroke.
  12. I would say AMT 66 Impala too, they are model replicas of the 1963 Mk II 427 "Mystery Engine" cast iron headers. The Mystery Engine was the predecessor to the 1965-forward Mk IV Big Block 396-427-454 Rat engine but doesn't share much with it's younger brother other than similar outside appearence, the mystery engine has more in common with the Mk I 348-409.
  13. AMT 1960 Starliner reissue headers?

    As Ford only made two different versions of the long cast iron headers it's not that hard to decide what version of manifolds they are. It's a little hard to see but if you enlarge the picture to original size you can see that the casting numbers ends with 9430-B and 9431-D so the manifolds have to be C2AE-9430-B and C3AE-9431-D and they are right for 1963-64, they can't be the C5 manifolds as the numbers on them ends with -H or -K and -C.
  14. Kenworth Wrecker

    The Papa Truck allready have a winch molded in to the bed floor.
  15. I saw somewhere...could have been on the Spotlight Hobbies board...someone said it was painted Ford Poppy Red wich also goes by the name Calypso Coral and Competition Orange and it's a color that looks red in some lights and orange in others.