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  1. I'm following this build with great interest as I'm planning to build one myself in the future.

    One thing tho' the name of the driver (handle: "Love Machine"/"Pig Pen") of the Paulie Hauling Mack Cruiseliner in the movie is apperantly Bobby and not Paulie.

    That's the name Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald says when he wants Melissa to help "Pig Pen" in the meeting with the New Mexico Governor Jerry Haskins when he himself is leaving to get "Spider Mike" in Alvarez TX.

    Burt Young who played "Pig Pen" has played a caracter named Paulie in the Rocky movie from 1976, and some says that the Paulie Hauling name comes from that and it could possibly be so as the Rocky movie predates the Convoy movie wich are from 1978...but I don't know.

  2. I just got me a set of Bens 2-hole Budds for trailers (casted by Jamie) for an upcomming BJ And The Bear Truck/Trailer project and I have to say they are top notch.

    I also got a couple of sets of 10-hole wide fronts with high flotation tires at the same time, and I got a couple of sets of Truck Mate 5-hole wheels earlier for my Tyone Malone Transporters...and they are of the same quality,

  3. Well after what I know NHRA Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car uses 36 X 17.5-16 tire code 2681, they are 36.6 inches in actual diameter, 17.3 actual thread width and are for 16 inch beadlock rim...and of course the hight grows with speed. ;)
    Pro Stock uses 33.5 X 17-16 with 33.4 actual diameter, 17.4 inch actual thread width and 16 inch beadlock rims.

    Alcohol classes and Pro Mod use either 34.5 X 17-16 or 36 X 17-16.

    All this according to Good Year themselves http://www.racegoodyear.com/tires/pdf/Drag_010313.pdf

  4. A very nice build you have there.

    Regarding door markings on funny car bodies.

    It's correct that funny cars doesn't have doors but I have been around funny cars some over the years and I have seen bodies both with and without door and hood markings.

    And I know John Force and his team cars had these door and hood markings on the bodies up to 2010 as I have seen it in person on some of his cars and I have pictures where they show, you must go close to see them because they are very faint but they are there.

  5. Yea

    I get it the distributors are not correct. Thanks for pointing it out again.

    If you knew anything about me or my builds you would be aware I am very well versed in the history of early Pro Stock.

    This motor was built over a year ago when I first started in the hobby and was the first try at using a aftermarket distributor kit to make a dual plug motor.

    To the best of my knowledge there has never been a dual plug Pro Stock Ford motor. Then I am no expert.

    Thanks for all the kind words from everyone else.

    Don't take my comment the wrong way.

    I really like your model a lot and was just trying to give out constructive critisism...but that seems to have backfired big time. :unsure:

    I'm sorry if I offended you, because that was not my meaning at all.

  6. 3 to 5 mils sounds very thick for vinyl decals, if they are layered they should be more like 1 to 1.5 mil at the most as the vinyl the decals are made from is very thin and a single vinyl decal might be a couple of tenths in thickness.

    But I can understand if the teams would clearcoat over the vinyl stickers to reduce drag as the edges of the decals might disturb the airflow on a super speedway car.

  7. This is a very nice representation of this car and I really like it a lot.

    The only thing I can complain about is the placing of the dual distributors, it looks a bit strange where they are now...as they could have been on a Ford engine.

    It should look more like this.



    Or like this


  8. It began with LEGO and I moved on to cheap Matchbox military models and Matchbox and Airfix airplanes at first, then I discovered car model kits and was seriously hooked on those so gave up everything else and have been doing cars and trucks ever since.

    I don't know exactly when I started but I believe I'm comming up to about 40 years now as I started with plastic models in the early 70's, and I think I have built model cars and trucks for about 35.

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