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  1. I like this post ! Salute to the loud heavies !
  2. if you feel safer going through ebay, he put a couple more up there, just do a search for - 1/16th scale Front Engine Dragster Conversion otherwise, just write him direct, I paypal'd him for two kits and got them within a few days....trustworthy guy...
  3. yeah, that's the way I see it....buy a body kit and then add the cost of a good quality decal, you're at 50 easy
  4. that's like being in a formal tea ceremony, tripping on the monk's robe, dropping the priceless porcelain tea cup, then farting while bending over to pick up the scattered pieces....crickets.....(just havin' fun with you big tires in the front guys).... I'm actually trying to remember where I saw some decent photos of serious FWD racers....I think it was on Autoblog.com....have you tried there doing a search using "fwd drag"....mind you, you'll get a lot of results which include "Coefficient of drag (Cd)"....but thems the breaks...might take you a while, but I am sure I saw some seriously hopped up FWD drag racers there...
  5. pit photos are hard to find it seems....funny, because those are the ones I always took....I love pit photos, but I love the machines as much as the speed and noise....I have a few of the FED, as well as the RED and the different FC's.....I've looked, and only one is partially without body panels..don't get excited lol...it's not so revealing....that's the best i can do....shoot me your email and I'll send what I have make that four photos with a view to the frame, three not so good, and one, though a small photo, is the charger at lions before it had the body from the engine forward, so basically, the charger in it's shorty aero form.... and one very clear shot of the barrel valve and fuel line plumbing on the "passenger side" not that seeing the one's the "man" hisself can bring to the party.... if anyone does get a hold of those photos Mr Clayton is speaking of, do share, please
  6. Yeah, he doesn't have them listed, but he will sell them to direct buyers for 50/per (the ones recently on ebay went for over 90/per)...he asked that you write him at the e-mail above if interested.
  7. Just wanted to let anyone interested in these coversions made for the Revell 1/16th FED models, to definately go for it. I received one of each, and the resin quality is very good, the body panels (it's a complete set) are thinner, therefore more realistic than the panels that come with Revell's kits, the decals are sharp, professional, and the chrome accents on the decals are brilliant and complete. The paperwork that comes with the kits include printed reference photos on the paper, and a nice painting template for body panels. (nice touch) Jeffrey of JT-Graphics.com was a great help, and I received the kits within a few days of sending him the paypal payment. I do recommend the kit for anyone having an interest in building these classic Hot Wheels Snake and Mongoose FED's in 1/16th scale. He mostly deals in resin studio scale science fiction ships, but obviously, there's a little bit of a drag racer buried in there. You can write to him direct and request the kits at info@jt-graphics.com
  8. I remember seeing those Show cars at the Cow Palace....always wondered why I never saw them on the track (of course, now I know), but it certainly fed my hunger for drag racing between seasons....
  9. more photo requests: would like to share any photos with anyone that has a collection of the MOB Fuel Altered (the revamped 80's version). The Snake and Goose Hot Wheels FED's are still much appreciated if anyone likes to share those (I have a number of photos from each group I am requesting, just hoping there's some folks out there that have different ones than myself)... Those are my planned builds over the next couple of years (for sure) is Ed Moore's MOB AA/FA and the two Hot Wheels FED's of Prudhomme and McEwen. I have fond memories of all three cars. so looking forward to the builds. I was going to do them all this summer, but having my mind opened as to how detailed we can get, well, I've expanded that to a couple of years....I want to faithfully recreate these three. and the two FED's will be the hardest. Seems nobody that has visited Garlits' museum take more than a couple photos of the Hot Wheels FED there. Anyway....back to "looking"
  10. laughing, because I now know what you mean, I would have added more folks to that list, like Romell R, which I just finished perusing his promod build (blown-away)...I am slowly checking everyone's posts, especially the 1/16th builds as that's my area of interest....so there are more posting I need to get through as I have time.
  11. I'm simply floored. I want to thank you, and the other folks that post their builds on here. There's so much we can learn from other people, the tips alone are worth gold (loved the firebottle) and it's your energy to post on top of describe things that's such a wonderful addition.....your build is jaw-dropping....
  12. How cool is that? I was born in Mountainview, lived all around the bay area, spent a lot of time in Cupertino.....I loooooved Fremont.....one of those "old school" strips....everyone that was anyone was there, and killer times being right at sea level, weeds and armco, dirt pits....the sound of tiny rocks picked up by hot slicks then hitting the interior tinwork with a gentle "ting" "ting" punctuated by the huge roar of a nitro run or a generous whacking of the throttle in the pits....sigh.....when it went, and OCIR, and any other California track worth anything....well....this hobby allows me to relive it in so many ways. As far as the San Paolo Bros sound SO familiar....sad thing is, and there's a lesson here for everyone....DO NOT LET YOUR MOM decide which pictures to throw out and which to keep......you'll end up with a bunch of sappy ones she likes, and no grease smudged photos of cars.... I can't tell you how many photos we had from Fremont, and I am left with just a few....but I will look....you never know...lol....ps....try Les Welch and then he might know some other photogs from the Fremont days....Les lists his photos by year, by track, then by "roll".... http://www.leswelch.com/contents.html Funny thing about you mentioning the mideller here that was talking with Mike Sullivan, I was writing to someone earlier about that I had jheard that a guy was writing back and forth with him, and Sullivan went so far as to correct certain things on the chassis etc.....we also talked about how very few photos of that awesome altered there is.....anyway, I look forward to all of the action going on this forum.....thanks again for the welcome!
  13. It's been quite some time since I was here, but it looks like this drag racing forum sure picked up speed! I could remember an echo in here, now there's folks taking and posting 1/16th (my fav) Just a shout out to two incredible time consuming builds by Mooneyz and Vintagedragfan....the Calif. Charger and the Army F/C are UNBELIEVABLE......makes me want to sell a car and buy a lathe, but then I would NEVER come out of the shop. I thought I knew detail, but I don't I was lucky enough to grow up in the golden years of drag racing, and my dad worked with a lot of racers, our home track was Fremont, and I saw ALL the iconic cars of the day....I am also old enough to actually have bought the Revell 1/16th models off the shelf when they first came out. It is SO good to see how many people have found this hobby again.... Anyway, to get to the reason of the post. I have been stockpiling parts and pieces, and am feeling the need to start building again, so I thought I would hollar out to any folks with photos of a few cars. Mike Sullivan's Fiat Fuel Altered (the blue one) Prudhomme's or McEwen's Hot Wheels FED's (Snake - Mongoose - for search purposes) Howard Cam's Rattler (the orange FED that slixx made the 1/16th decal set for) What I have is a good collection of drag cars....all sorts, floppers and rails mostly, name drivers, unique cars, I have some I have taken myself, but most are from years of collecting from the NET.... I also have very high quality digitals of drag boats and a lot from the pits for details if anyone is doing a drag boat model.... anyway, so good to see the hobby going well, and I look forward to watching a few builds take place..... ps.....has anyone done the JT-Graphics 1/16th Hot Wheels Snake or Mongoose build? (that's why I would love some photos of those cars!)
  14. just revisiting this thread, it's been quite some time since I've been here, but I think there's now a large enough crowd into the 1/16th cars I can ask this.... Is there a list of all the 1/16th models Revell/Aurora have offered? I have a huge list myself, and just wondering if there's almost unheard of models (of which I haven't heard of ) most noteable to me is the very rare Dennis Priddle's Mr Revell FED in 1/16th scale....Revell's Da Good Guys probably comes in after that one, but anyone every seen one and said "you're kidding me....I never knew"....?
  15. Interesting......Dale Armstrong (of Kenny Bernstein Fame) was a huge proponent of front-engined dragsters. His thought was to have a conventional funny car rear half (differential behind driver) and a FED front half. A few alky guys gave it a shot, and in-fact, they were kind-of instrumental in getting the nostalgia deal off the ground, having many folks seeing front engined dragsters again....
  16. fantastic detail! the way I displayed mine was with the front end removeable, separated at the seam....between rounds the body work stayed on with the front end clam shell removed, and the windscreen opened (it tilted quite aways forward when open). the configuration of the front wheels when he first broke 270mph was was indeed moon style disks with what amounted to small fan belts as front tires. the issue was the front-end would carry 'till well past half track and when the front touched down the stress would break the belts and the resulting slapping would tear the front-end body work up. he soon lead the way (again) with the use of more substantial small aircraft tires which stood up to the punishment. I always thought this rat was sexy. great looking build!!!!! (and if you could...I would SINCERELY appreciate as many reference style photos of prudhomme's hotwheel snake front engine dragster on display in the museum.) please? lol It seems any visitors sort of snap one pic and move on. just a request for a VIP added: and I agree with davezinn about the lines to the puke tank .....they are the perfect color...really aids the realism.... ps...throwing this out there....I have seen and have small bits of destroyed blowers as samples...from rough unpolished aluminum and magnesium to highly polished samples...to me, THE toughest color and look to get right is highly polished magnesium blowers...it's this deep brown yet pearlish stuff....amazing really....anyway...large father usually opted for the cheapest version of the best parts....which translates into....he liked magnesium, but no frills unpolished...so in pictures it looks like a primer tan....not sure what the huffer on XXX was....
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