Guys, this project has been dusted off and I'm making progress. The frame is painted, the engine had to be altered to fit inside the body, the tinwork is looking better and a puke tank made by Tim Hoagland is waiting to be installed. I will post pics soon. Thanks for looking.
Chris, outstanding results. I love it. I hesitated to post pics of my Wild Willie car a couple years ago because I know the flaws are many, but I know you guys are understanding and willing to help. But seeing results that you and the other masters do has helped me a lot. Now I can't wait to finish that build and post it. I look forward to seeing more of this great Vega FC and having you come East for a couple contests so we can meet.
To quote Tony (GT Junior), it is other level engineering. I had the awesome opportunity to see it again in person Tuesday night. WOW. Everything looks bigger online. Hearing Tim explain how he measures and plans each part to replicate the 1:1 part is inspiring. He is dedicated to make each section and part as close to the real part and as close to NHRA specs as he can. And his generosity with time, patience, and knowledge is awesome and appreciated because he spent about 3 hours answering my questions, putting aside his own work to help me. He showed me how to measure and set up a 4 link rear for an upcoming build, he offered to redo my puke tank for a current build, and gave me much advice. Thanks again Tim.
Wow, Dave. It looks great. But I think one of the lug nuts is off by a millionth of a millimeter. Ha. I hope to go to the show in September (?) in your neck of the woods. Will this car be there? I know, it's a ways off on the calendar. Looking forward to more.