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Quad Al dragster model i just finished


Jr Roberts
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This is a model of Jim Lytle's Quad Al dragster from the mid 1960's that i just finished custom building. The model has (4) V1710 Allison air plane engines, I Chopped the Fiat body, Custom built chassis and drive train, Including some misc. parts from the Revell Tommy Ivo Showboat dragster & The Revell Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 salt flats race car. I saw the original car last year at a car show and it blew me away, So i had to recreate one for myself. There was a magazine article in the October 1965 Rod & Custom magazine that helped with the reference's in building this wild dragster. There are also some misc. articles on the web. I started the build in May 2021 and just finished today (January 30, 2022). I tried to wire & plumb it accordingly. Thanks for looking, Jr. Roberts

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GREAT JOB replicating a very complex old racecar!!!!  Awesome detailing too!!!

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Beautiful work of an amazing piece of nostalgic history.  Just have to believe the torque-steer on that front drive axle would be overwhelming.  One thing I would like to mention is that you may should have switched the exhaust manifolds from side to side on the two front engines to allow the openings to point toward the rear. Still, some very masterful modeling.

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Hi TarheelRick, 

Thank you for the compliments on Quad AL, I decided to make the front exhaust point forward as the carburetors are in the middle, Unlike the real one i was thinking of a fire hazard. I forgot to mention there are 96 exhaust pipes (i ordered these 4 at a time from Shapeways 3 D printing). 

Thanks again to everyone for the kind words.

Jr. Roberts 

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Simply increadable,  both the model and the real car.  A great recreation that really captures the feeling of the actual car as well as a good dose of the lunacy involved  LOL.  A very ambitious project  well done. Hard to believe they are making close to the same horsepower now with only 8 cylinders and 500 cubic inches.

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Wow it’s just so mad cool.what a great use of those old Allison’s . then there’s that expertly cut down fiat body,and that sweet heavy metal flake blue.yea all is right with the world.

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Hi Roland!

This is very impressive, not just by the sheer nature of the beast, but your meticulous recreation is world class. Bravo!

Now... Just how such a car could leave the line without smoking the tires for the full 1320 is beyond me!

CT

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Great model! I was wondering where you saw the Quad Al in person and whether you have the contact info for the owner? I'd love to see this beast in person myself.

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Great model! I was wondering where you saw the Quad Al in person and whether you have the contact info for the owner? I'd love to see this beast in person myself.

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