The Bee chassis works better due to how the firewall and fender wells are made on the Bee compared to the Charger. I already have one under the same car being built here, but it's just a mock up for now. I'll get to it in the future, I hope. lol
Since DuPont sponsors and supplies all of Jeff's paint, it will have decals instead of a vinyl wrap. Some use wraps for speed and repairs and such. Some paint and decal. Some clear over decals for certain tracks and some clear the car and then decal for others. All cars are cleared and waxed unless they use wraps. Watch a night race and the paint and clear jobs really show up under the lights.
Not familiar with the first one. The Lenco is a planetary trans used with manual or air shifters. Uses a timed clutch for launches. Used in Pro Stock and some street applications. The vette tranny wont hold up on an engine make a 1000 plus hp. Top fuel cars do not use transmissions. They use a timed multi stage clutch direct drive through a reverser so it can be backed up after a burn out.
If you are asking about the header wrap, yes they do. Use it on more than just headers too. Try the no glue type medical tape that only sticks to itself. And just paint it dark tan or black. I have some, but it's green from the factory.
I noticed that Ford engine only has one slot on each side. The Chevy usually has two on each side. They go right between the two cylinders in the front and between the two cylinders in the back since the plugs are between the first and second pipe header tube on the front and between the second to last and last header tube in the rear. If you look close at your covers,there appears to be a circle or indent in two places that can be drilled out to let the wires go through the shield.
Welcome,anytime. I'm building mine as a stock rebuild kind of truck. Both will be pulling construction equipment as loads all detailed out to an extent. I want them to look slightly used, but kept in good shape. As if the company keeps them up inside and out. The W has the sleeper, so it gets more interior detail items than the Diamond does. I tink the little touches really make the model. Since I gave away the construction equip. as the load you might find something like a yellow hard hat inside one of the trucks that the driver left behind and maybe a pack of smokes left on the dash too. I like the little details like that.
Typical interiors are black with wood grain dash boards. I think the interior is too dark considering all the details I am adding to it and the fact I went with a black ext. color as well. Matter of fact I have two black trucks with black int. in the works. Might check the web for pics and see if you can find a scheme you like. Know what you mean about dead lines. 6 months to go, but I want mine done in Nov. so I can take them to a show. Not sure I'll have them all done in 5 months time or not. Sitting here working on a dirt track Dart since I don't have all my detail items bought up at this time, so I'm a little stalled right now.