comp1839

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  • Scale I Build 1/8

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  • Location pottstown, pa.
  • Full Name dave smith

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  1. comp1839 added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    always a pleasure to hear frm you tim!!!!
    dave, glad you like the lug nuts.
    chris, no fear buddy!!!
    thank you bob.
    thanks for following jason.
    dr. kerry, i wish it would run! hehe. it would be one enjoyable ride!!!!
    thanks, dave! i doubt the car will be done but. i may come display it as a work in progress.
    so, my good friend chris sobak did some incredible design work for me. i can't thank him enough. chris designed some dragster seats for me and had them printed. these things are THYE BOMB! (does any one say that any more?) the surface is incredibly smooth. they are also very strong and flexible.  an outstanding job!!!!!!!!!!
     

     

     
  2. comp1839 added a post in a topic 1/8 Fiat Fuel Altered 3D printed!   

    interesting  build mike. i do a lot of 1/8 stuff myself.  will the body be an accurate representation or are you just eyeballing it?  i ask because, if you are going to sell this. i would definately be interested in buying one, if it's an accurate copy.  the wheels and tires look great. good luck with the rest of the build!
  3. comp1839 added a post in a topic Bob Glidden's MotorCraft Thunder Bird   

    great looking car. you've done a really great job on this super clean build.
  4. comp1839 added a post in a topic Motown Missle Willys   

    the quality that is in the builds around here is just remarkable. super clean build!!
  5. comp1839 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    you have officially gone over the edge !!!!!!!    that is just some serious soldering  going on there!!!!  dag-gum bootiful!
  6. comp1839 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE TIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!  you are truly using your tools like a craftsman should.   that, there, is what this, is all about.
  7. comp1839 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 4/30/2016 Butterfly Steering Wheel   

    typical chris. you make a boo boo and your recovery is better than what i can produce without the mistakes! awesome buddy!
  8. comp1839 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    fantastic work tim!!!!
  9. comp1839 added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    chris, you better hurry up and git  'er done!!   hehe.
    bruce, thanks.
    dave, thanks. i was really contemplating the twin turbo motor but, after thinking about what i had already done. i figured i would have to change too many things to make it right in my eyes.
    got a couple of moments to start the rear wing, make some lug nuts and make the parachute/ rear anti rotation mount.

     

     

     
  10. comp1839 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    ATTN. blown fuel engine buiders
    as an FYI. for you guys that build blown fuel motors or are going to build a blown fuel motor. on bang shift there is an extraordinary amount of photos of nostalgia racing / blown 426 style, 392 /donovan style and chevy style motors.  the information in these photos is just SPECTACULAR!!!!!!! here is a link to one section.
    http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/good-vibrations-march-meet-2016-friday-pit-thrash-photos-lots-of-work-being-done/
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  11. comp1839 added a post in a topic Super Gas SS Camaro   

    love watching this go together leonard.  you attention to the details shows.
  12. comp1839 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 4/30/2016 Butterfly Steering Wheel   

    belt turned out great chris!!!!!!   body looks REALLY REALLY good also. sweeeeeeet!!!!
  13. comp1839 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    OHHHHH.......OHHH MYYYY!!!!
  14. comp1839 added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    10 months!!!!!   
    brad, you need to come teach tim and i. we're both averaging 2 years per build!!!! god,.......you're like lightening. hehe.
  15. comp1839 added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    thanks henri.
    thanks tim. taking the time to fishmouth the tubing becomes more important (noticeable) the bigger the scale you build in (at least that's what i believe). it takes a little extra time to fit the tubing but,  like every thing we do here....it's one step at a time and every new model is a chance to do a better job than the last one. by the way, the school meets in my garage and you already graduated. you just need to graduate into a bigger scale 'cause i can't see a darn thing you do any more!!!! hehe.
    hey joe, i'm sorry about that. seriously i was considering changing it until i took the time to think about what i was doing and what i would have done differently if it were another combo. maybe the turbo and the blower will show up in some small tire 'vettes later.  the bends are done with a purchased tubing bender. i believe in this scale the repeatability of the bend radius and not having the tubing kink are tougher than smaller scale. i do believe in the correct tool for the job theory. be it lo-tech or high tech. ( i do have a subscription to lo-tech-be-us though)