Glad to see this back on track. Having built a few brass frames, a few additional thoughts: Shiny brass solders better than dull brass. I like to steel wool joints to polish them.The closer the fit of the brass the better.A smaller tip allows better control than a wide tipAlligator clips make great heat sinks to prevent the spread of heat causing other joints to fail. Now a few questions...... Where did you get the tubing bender? How wide of a range of diameters as well as bend radius can it handle? I need to replace my soldering gun. Any recommendations on an adjustable, variable temperature gun?
The Ormsby car always saddens me. Gary wont the championship in 1989 in a classic battle with Garlits. Gary died of cancer just prior to the Nationals in 1991. He was one of the last innovators in drag racing.
Grand National was Nascars old name for what is now the Xfinity series (was Nationwide) when it was the Busch Grand Nationl Series. The other thing is the Cup cars where sponsored by Winston. Curios you could sell a beer sponsored car but not a cigarette sponsored series. It also appears the paintings themselves appear differently. My guess is the artwork was done in a reflective media such as watercolors or even oil and then photographed twice at slightly different angles. The cars appear identical as does the track but at slightly different angles, which is why I believe this. I have no guess why Elliot's picture is different.