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Connie Kalitta 1967 Ford SOHC Top Fuel Dragster


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Several years ago I purchased a 1/24 scale diecast model of Connie Kalitta's 1967 Ford SOHC top fuel dragster made by 1320. It's a great representation of Kalitta's dragster but I was disappointed in the front spoked wheels. They were plastic and just didn't look as realistic as the rest of the model. So, I bought some after market metal spoked wheels and put them on the front instead of the original plastic ones. Now it looks much better. The wheels I bought: "curtr8tzing 19" 1/25 scale wire wheels 36 spoke .790" dia" (available from Ted's Modeling Marketplace). See photos:










Connie Kalitta raced Fords from 1966 to 1970, enjoying major success with the SOHC engine. He won both the AHRA and NHRA Winternationals in 1967. Connie's best quarter mile time with the SOHC was  6.81 seconds at 219 mph.  

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Cool. Great mod. Need for my Greer PB car. 
I didn’t start collecting FED until late. I like cars that aren’t particularly friendly to drive. 
Connie has one of the largest air logistics companies on planet now. Smart guy. 

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