Force

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  • Location Umea, Sweden
  • Full Name Håkan Persson

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  1. Force added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The Carl Casper Cosmic Charger Dragster is also coming,
     
  2. Force added a post in a topic 1/16th Scale Jolly Rancher Stagecoach Wheelstander - Sneak Peak   

    I saw this car at the Las Vegas race last fall.
     
  3. Force added a post in a topic List of big rig truck engines in kits   

    Good to know, I haven't seen many celan old Iron Lung Cummins engines with any paint, the only clean engines I have seen were rebuilt and they were beige.
    But I will add this information to the list.
  4. Force added a post in a topic cleaning glue off the windows   

    I use several glue types when I build models and each one for different purposes.
    I use Revell Contacta Professional cement type glue for most of the basic assemblys on the model, after 40 years of modeling and trial and error it's the best I have tried so far.
    I use thin brush type liquid cement for some things, especially when to mate two surfaces such as glueing the engine block halves together and similar things, I use cement glue first and put the halves together, when dried I brush the liquid glue on top of the joint and it will melt the plastic and loosen up the cement some and after it has dried completely and after sanding the joints are invisible without any use of putty.
    I use a couple different super glues thin and gel type and epoxi glue for details that aren't styrene plastic and for resin parts.
    I use white glue type kristal klear or similar for windows.
    And finally, I also use enamel clear coat to glue photo etched emblems and such on the body after it's painted.

    I never use super glue for windows as I don't want to take the risk of fogging the clear parts up wich the super glue does, so I use Kristal Klear and sometimes a little epoxi for extra strength here and there to glue them in.
  5. Force added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    Yes he is, ever since Dave McLelland retired.
    Dave Rieff and Mike Dunn are on TV

    @Skip: NHRA didn't buy into anything,  they let Force do modifications to the Mustang body mold he had so the new bodies would resemble the Camaro more, they changed the front, altered the sides and some more in the process, the roof stayed the same tho'...remember, he only had 2 months to do it and to do a completely new body from scratch takes a lot longer than that.
    I think he will have new Camaro bodies for next year....but they will most likely be a blob as all others and even the TMFC bodies are better.
    The problem here is that the bodies for FC and PS today are approved by NHRA and made according to their specifications...so there is where the changes have to be made.
  6. Force added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    Ehh...
    Just because you CAN do it doesn't mean it's right.
  7. Force added a post in a topic Let's take the "DRAGSTER TEST"   

    If you look at the clip, in the beginning there is a sign telling what car it is. 
  8. Force added a post in a topic Don Grotheer 70 Cuda   

    Nice work Roger, can't wait to see the finished model.
  9. Force added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    They have been running TBI's in NASCAR a couple of years now and that seems to work fine.
    Yes there are power to be made with EFI, but I think NHRA decided on TBI for two reasons, first, a TBI setup is most likely cheaper than a set of fully modified specially built Holley Dominators they use today (they also need two sets of carbs for each engine, one set when they dyno the engine and one set for the races where the dyno set doesn't work as well, with a TBI they just change the mapping), and the TBI's will fit on the manifolds they use now, second, I believe NHRA don't want the progress to get out of control and still want to have some control over it...good or bad...well...we'll see next year...remember computers are not allowed to control and regulate anything in drag racing, just for monitoring, and everything must be adjusted before the run...and I think they haven't changed that rule.
    If racers want to go more extreme there are classes for that, Pro Mod allows almost everything except Nitro.
  10. Force added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Yes a Hemi Barracuda or Dart couldn't go as SS/E as it has too much HP and too little weight, a heavier car with Hemi could fit in as Sox & Martin's later Superbird did, but not the A-bodied Barracuda's and Dart's.
    The AHRA Super Stock Eliminator class wich were for new or nearly new cars ran heads up began in 1968 but the class didn't have points until 1969, and the NHRA Pro Stock Category wich was pretty much the same came for the 1970 season.
    Sox & Martin's mechanic/engine builder Jake King painted all the engines he built Ford Engine Blue as a homage to his own time racing Ford's and to recognize his work.
  11. Force added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Revell Can-Do Wrecker
    Does anyone have the decals from the Revell Stepp's Can-do Wrecker they don't need?
    I'm interested to get hold of a set as I have an unbuilt kit but the decals in that are not complete,
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  12. Force added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    1961 is my favourite year for Buick followed by '59, preferably Invicta/LeSabre, '65 and '71-'73 Rivieras.
  13. Force added a post in a topic Amt replica '56 Ford crown victoria   

    Ouch!!! It for sure needs some work.
  14. Force added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    No they certainly don't, the so called Dodge Charger's DSR uses don't look like Charger's, the Toyota Camry's used by Kalitta Racing and the Pedregons don't look like Camry's either, and the Camaro's and Dart's in Pro Stock doesn't look like the cars they are supposed to be...NHRA has let it go too far.
    I don't even like the where the Nostalgia Funny Cars have evolved to, they are a lot better and you can for sure see what car they are supposed to be but in my opinion they have gone a bit too far with their low sides and even many of them have the undesirable wedge shape.
    If you don't like the corporate sponsorship and billboard cars we have today you have to blame Tom McEwen and Don Prudhomme for that as they were the first to do it, it's a professional sport and they need money to do it as it costs somewhere between 3 and 4 million Dollars per car per year to run a top level championship contending nitro car, Pro Stock isn't that far behind with at least 2 to 3 million Dollars per car to do a season.
    I don't know the answer but I think they maybe have to go back more to the roots to be more interesting, get more factory involvement, and for sure, the sport don't need any of the "fabricated phoney drama" the TV production companies often want's it to be...it's racing and it should be exciting enough without that.
    I'm involved in drag racing over here and the friendship in the pits is great and you can go to almost anyone and borrow parts if you need something, we are enemies at the starting line but when the race is over the hostilities are also over and most are great friends.
    I'm not that sure Live broadcasting is good for the sport either, oildowns and rain destroy the fun and you can do more good doing something else than look at the NHRA people drying or prepairing the track. it's no good for the economy for the racers eiter as they have to have more people on the payroll and more hardware to be able to meet the deadlines as the time between rounds are getting shorter and shorter wich Live broadcasting demands.
    But this type of racing needs TV for the sponsors as they want to be seen of as many as possible, if you don't have any TV coverage you can't get sponsors and the sport will...maybe not die but not far from it as you can't get any money from it, like it's over here in Europe, almost no TV coverage and finding sponsors that pay any money are almost impossible and the prize money for winning a race are rediculously low and doesn't cover the costs to race by far.
     
  15. Force added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    I think there are some bugs in the system here and there, I uploaded a couple of pictures here and added them to a post yesterday and the appear every time I try to edit a post after that so I have to edit again and take them away every time, and if i delete them from the uploaded images box under the reply box they dissappear from the original post I added them to.