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About rckymtn3

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    Kevin Knauer
  1. enderle had different names for different butterfly openings....bug catcher, bird catcher, buzzard catcher. big and ugly injector.... finned, no fin....etc....I always thought the Revell piece that comes with the kits were an excellent version, but like any piece you do end up buying, the amount of work you're willing to put into it is the key....none of the butterflies "fly" with me....but here's a good page to sort of give you the different types and looks....all depends on what year of injector hat you're trying to recreate... http://www.goodvibes...er_Injector.htm
  2. really depends on the car....late 70's, a number of chassis builders were "hot"....Sarte was one of my favs......and the Plymouth Arrow bodies funnycar is also one of my favs! So many teams used the body....so really curious who you're thinking of building (plus, that would answer your question on what chassis to build).....Beadle's Blue Max? Snake's Army F/C? Ace's Super Shops? Snow's Snowman?
  3. laughing here....Keeling and Clayton go to someone else's Prom.....danced with all their ladies, drank all their beer, then take the prettiest ones home....."what part of not invited don't you get".....love it....and thanks for the heads-up on the video
  4. still looking great! so I take it someone found a photo of the loud pedal inside the Snake's Vega? there's so many different types to choose from, most custom fab'd....looks incredible.....on some of these build being done here on this forum, it's almost a shame to build them, rather, seems fit to display it as an exploded view or a project car on the shop floor and chassis jigs....so much detail, and only revealed when someone truly takes the time to turn it over and over, and then only if they have seen the model kits, and what actually has been fabricated versus pulled off the tree and used....amazing stuff....
  5. gloss black on matte black camo....or an animal print, or logitudinal stripes.....but let's face it. no matter what is painted, it'll still exude BADNESS
  6. sweeeeet! very nice. You seldom see the whole caravan of trailers and cars wildlife racing traveled with....great shot! thanks! And we have probably seen each other at Fremont I still look in people's photos, knowing one day I'll spot myself in someone else's photos....thanks for the post!
  7. I knew I had this color picture somewhere....finally found it.....adding the b&w one most everyone has seen as well....
  8. If you happen to have minimal woodworking skills and a decent table saw, you can make your own....acrylic is easy to cut, and check youtube for how-to videos on gluing and flame polishing cut edges so they remain transparent. So much less expensive....and results are as custom as the cars you build...bases can be any material you choose, and they are as nice as the time you wish to spend on them...
  9. big boys....aka....nitro applications....not sure why you gave up? is it a dig at me? is that a pointed stick?
  10. are those Milestone 1/16th diecasts you've modified? or models? just curious....
  11. YES!!! Clayton Harris!!!....Thanks Uncle Keith! Garlits had always said the best fueler would have one tire, one drive point, limits the possibility of unloading one side or the other, and Clayton pretty much made one tire out of two....
  12. Mr. Peabody, fire-up the wayback machine, I'm going shopping
  13. it actually went over quite well performance-wise....with Bruce larson and then Don hisself driving, the performance levels were great right out of the gate....it just came at a time when NHRA wanted to slow the cars down, and Don's design made going fast more stable....which went against what NHRA wanted...sigh....now it's not even a quarter mile anymore (biggest mistake they ever made next to the fuel ban and letting most drag strips in California get bulldozed)....throws all records into the asterisk territory with the distance change, and it's just not drag racing unless it is 1320 feet....out of all the options, they chose to shorten it....smaller tires? nope...shorten the track. I know what they were thinking was to kill two birds with one stone....slow the cars down, and automatically make the shutdown areas longer....which at the speeds being attained, did make it an issue at more than a few tracks....anyway....Don's mono-wing was working just dandy, but the NHRA nixed it....that man is used to the NHRA being flat-out crazy and not making sense....I personally have had an issue with a non-profit organization making that much money and not making the sport better....sure, they made it bigger, but not better....still kills me that they let so many classic tracks get bulldozed....
  14. Bill....you realize I can't look at another chromed plastic clutch can and be satisfied, right? You've ruined it for me I can only imagine what's rolling around your head with all the new pictures exposing details you hadn't seen before....keep up this awesome build and sharing your details and tricks with us.....
  15. Jerry - if you're interested, some of us have collected photos of your dragster, photos you may not have seen....if you have an interest, I am sure we would be happy to send them or post them for you. Hard to pick a favorite from the ones you've posted, but the one with you guys on the track with Linda I think is my fav...just looks cool..
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