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jlucky

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About jlucky

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  • Birthday 06/02/1954

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  • Location Victoria, BC Canada
  • Full Name Jerry

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  1. jlucky added a post in a topic Modern Top Fuel Dragster Front Wing Parts   

    Hey guys
    Thanks for the tips...great photos of the frame rails...that will take some time...but also great tip on The Parts Box...I've been in touch with them already. Not only do they have the front T/F wing...they also have resin zoomie headers! I've been looking for those for ages. Really appreciate the help.
  2. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Modern Top Fuel Dragster Front Wing Parts
    Greetings,
    I hope someone out there can help me. I build drag cars and I'm wanting to add to my Top Fuel dragster collection, but none of the kits have the correct front wing assembly. I'm referring to the current set up that has the wide one-piece front wing sitting out front of the wheeIs. Is there anyone in the after-market that makes this? That would be the easiest. Barring that has anyone out there made this set-up from scratch? I appreciate any help that can be provided. Cheers
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  3. jlucky added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Looking for pointers about what glue to use?
    Greetings,
    Just finished a couple kits (Miss Deal customized and Polar Lights Gas Ronda funny) and it would have been helpful to pre-fit some pieces...I notice that some of you pros put together the whole kit to test fit everything. You must be using a special kind of glue that allows you to take it apart cleanly.

    What's the best way to go about that? What kind og glue works best? What kind of care will I need to take?

    Your help is much appreciated.
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  4. jlucky added a post in a topic Tommy Ivo F/E Dragster   

    I am not worthy! Wow...That's just fantatsic...I look at the work you guys do...and it's hard not to get a little discouraged...fantastic stuff. I hope to learn a bunch reading about the build-up.
  5. jlucky added a post in a topic L.A. Dart Wheelstander kit instructions   

    Thanks John,
    What a great site...I'll have to see if I have anything they need.
    Thanks again.
  6. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    L.A. Dart Wheelstander kit instructions
    Greetings,
    Does anyone out there have the kit instructions for the L.A. Dart you could send me in a pdf file?
    I have the Hemi Hunter kit and want to build it up as the wheelstander. Got the decals, but I need to see what the instructions say.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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  7. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Gene Snow's Rambunctious Funny Car
    While I'm working on my next project I thought I'd share something I started a few years ago...but only recently completed with the proper Slixx decals. This of course is Gene Snow's Rambunctious funny car built from the Jo-Han Challenger F/C kit. I wired and plumbed the cars fuel lines but it was a while back so it's a bit rough. The car was painted with a gold base and candy red. What do you think? Oh yes...this is also the first time I'm using Photobuckit so hopefully the photos are large enough. Cheers!





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  8. jlucky added a post in a topic Love those 60's Dragsters!   

    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for all the compliments...it's very encouraging.
    By the way perhaps you can show me how I can load larger pictures without using all of my alloted storage space?
    Tips please.
  9. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Love those 60's Dragsters!
    Well...I commited myself to start building again after about 6-8 years of being dormant while raising my daughter...but I've been hitting it with a vengence and this is my 10th car...but the first to have any detailing. This is my own build based on a dragster I saw at my first race in 1968 at Southwind's Dragway in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. It was Tom Hoover's old car being run by Denny Daraugh but the front panels were gone and I thought it looked kinda neat.

    What we have here is the Ivo chassis with a Reliable Resin tail section for the body, Detail Master and MSC braided line and fittings along with Slixx decals. The car is wired and plumbed with throttle linkage and so forth. After not doing this for so long I was really out of practice and I have to admit it was pretty challenging at times. But on the whole I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. For an old guy!

    Comments are welcome...Hopefully the next one will be better...and hopefully a little easier.
    Thanks







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  10. jlucky added a post in a topic The Paint Won't Dry!   

    Thanks Charlie...I'll let you know how I make out.
  11. jlucky added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    The Paint Won't Dry!
    Greetings,
    Well I finally decided to use those resin wheel/drag slick casts the other day...they looked clean...I washed them and let them dry. I then brushed on Tamiya Acrylic satin black. I did not use a primer. After two days there are still many areas that have refused to dry. They are not only tacky to touch but in some places the paint is so wet it leaves a mark on your fingers.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this?
    Will they eventually dry?
    What if I apply Micro Sol flat coat?
    Can they be stripped and repainted a different way?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
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  12. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Dragsters Are the Best!
    Greetings everyone,
    Here's a couple more snaps of some dragster I've built in the past. Love that Ford Shotgun motor. The green paint job was kind of a tribute to the Beebe and Mulligan car. I picked up the kit already built and had to take it apart and re-do it. The red car is one of the old Brute Force cars that was done up fantasy style. Comments are welcome (painful at times but welcome.)
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  13. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    A Few Dragsters Build in the Past
    Greetings,
    I've been lurking and posting for a while now and thought I'd be brave a start showing some of my work. The first pictures will be of stuff I've built in years past. As I'm just getting back into building after a few years break...I'll let the old stuff speak for itself. The new stuff will be coming.

    This photo (not a very good one I'm afraid) is of a digger I built using one of the old "Brute Force" cars and decals from Candies and Hughes. A little bit of wiring and plumbing was added.

    Hope you like it.
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  14. jlucky added a post in a topic Looking for 70's era pre-wired magnito   

    Once again I'm amazed at the quick response...I've ordered a couple of the Mags from Kris, and look forward to putting them to good use.
    Thanks
  15. jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Looking for 70's era pre-wired magnito
    Hey guys,
    Is there anyone in the aftermarket world who makes pre-wired 70's era magnitos for funny cars and dragsters? The eyes just ain't what they used to be!
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