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Hey folks,,here a a bizzare creature in styrene,,got this at a swap meet last year for 7$,,it was a glue blob  in a ziplock bag,,1/2 built.  Complete teardown,,striped all paint+ plating.  And with only pics of it on the web,,I didnt have an instruction sheet ,,set out to rebuild.  Used Truevalue red hardware store paint,,and same BLK  for chassis.  Hand painted everything else. It came with a bullit style fairing,,that as Steve Perry stated when we looked at it in the bag,,he found the fairing  "disturbing"  LOL  ,,Steves awsome.  And I agreed,,so Ididnt even use  most if it,,I trimmed w/a dremmel all of it except the back 1/4 section of it,added gauge decals and,,it looks better ,,we can see that 350 twin honda motor better.  Used steel blue duplicolor for spokes+rims+ exsaust.   Had to use a different,,larger back tire.  The kit supplied tire was a front tire profile,,it looked too small.  So now..gonna Look for another kit to start for my social distancing   edict.  

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Thanks so much folks,,it is one of the strangest kits Ive come across,,pretty rare,,and expensive on ebay if you see one at all.

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I love it, well done - but why doesn't the headlight point down the road?🧐

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4 hours ago, DonW said:

I love it, well done - but why doesn't the headlight point down the road?🧐

Racing on runways, have to signal planes not to land on ya?

Nice save.  :D

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8 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Racing on runways, have to signal planes not to land on ya?

Nice save.  :D

Doh! I never thought of that.. ☺️

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On 4/6/2020 at 5:21 PM, DonW said:

I love it, well done - but why doesn't the headlight point down the road?🧐

lol,,racing the runways,,theres a story behind that headlight.  The angle it points in is the exact angle that the original fairing pointed,,so it kindof  transitioned that way. I guess the rider wanted to dodge all the insects when night racing,,sortof like a 150MPH bug light. And to avoid being a landing point for planes at the airport,,lol  https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-h-1236-honda-drag-custom-bike--1160479   the headlight actually is supposed to be in the front portion of fairing as a flip up/down hideaway style,,so I just put in in the triple clamps of forks

 

 

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Thanks Scott! I can see the aerodynamic benefit, sometimes old racers would turn their headlights sideways to cut drag in the daytime.

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@ DonW   Ok,,what year is the FiFi?  Looks to be from the 20's or 30's era. I still cant believe they would drive those open top,,no roll bars,,leather helmut +goggles  . And people right along side of the tracks w/haybales for retainers!

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12 hours ago, DonW said:

Thanks Scott! I can see the aerodynamic benefit, sometimes old racers would turn their headlights sideways to cut drag in the daytime.

Your photo of the old Alfa reminds me of a Pierson's Puppeteer engaged in introspection.

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