1/25 Revell Tony Nancy 22 Jr Dragster/Roadster

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hobbylinc shows this as 'due date unknown' that got changed
from 'late december'
well worth waiting for!
reissue kits go for $40-50 at online OOP hobbystores
hobbylinc shows price as $19.09 when they get them in
this is a DRAG RACING kit!
very cool!

happy holidays!

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I'll be looking to pick up another one or two whenever they're re-released.

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nick

it's two kits in one

not build either version you get TWO complete dragster

they call one 'roadster' and the other one 'dragster'

this kit is super historical/educational !

and just darn interesting!

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Well this is must have kit! Great to see, that it's possible to build two cars from one kit. I can't wait to have it, even if I don't have money right now. Vintage Dragster model kits are always nice to see.

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409

these frames look close to Dragmaster's frame

but Tony Nancy's were made by special frame builder

i just caught on that the reissue slick's are the same name Dragmaster

i guess they were a big mailorder place you could get everything to build a dragster

here's pic of one with 348 and your name is 409. small world

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Great picture, that shows that I must install W-Block to Front Engine Dragster. B)

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Tony Nancy's 22Jr is not a Dragmaster frame nor even close. The 22Jr is a Fuller chassis by Kent Fuller. If you'd like to learn a little about dragster chassis'...click on the link below for some great info prepared by Roger "Riceman" Lee. Riceman is one of the most knowledgable guys you will ever meet or know when it comes to front engined dragsters! He put together quite a little synopsis for us on the Straight Line Modelers List. The chassis we are talking about is the first one at the top of the page. Hope this helps you! ;)

http://www.straightlinemodeler.org/rice.html

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terry

my post says 'close to' and did say special shop

if someone one want's to learn something they can

see the evolution towards longer frames

right in the nancy kit

i would say the buick powered roadster ( top kit ) is earlier

and shorter

the dragmaster is interesting as selling reasonable price dragster stuff then

closest thing we have now is Speedway Motors

you can get enough stuff there for dragster but you

have to scare up your own frame

happy holidays!

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is there a current kit which has a close approximation to the Dragmaster chassis?

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I don't know of any "current" kit with a Dragmaster frame. The old Sanitary T and Mooneyes Double Dragster kit had one in the Mooneyes kit. And the old Revell Parts Pack's had a Dragmaster chassis. You can sometimes find them on evilbay... I believe these are the only two sources for the dragmaster chassis. See here.... http://www.straightlinemodeler.org/skip.html

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The Revell Attempt 1 kit has a great little dragmaster chassis. Kit can be found on evilbay fairlly reasonable. Most liklly the cheapest way to get one.

Chris Downs

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nick

it's two kits in one

not build either version you get TWO complete dragster

they call one 'roadster' and the other one 'dragster'

this kit is super historical/educational !

and just darn interesting!

I already know that it's a "double kit" Bob and I may pick up one or two more as I already have the kit. Thanks.

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The Revell Attempt 1 kit has a great little dragmaster chassis. Kit can be found on evilbay fairlly reasonable. Most liklly the cheapest way to get one.

Chris Downs

Oh yes...forgot about the Attempt! It has a better front axle too...

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OK, all you experts out there, what does the jr. refer to? 22jr

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I don't know.

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OK, all you experts out there, what does the jr. refer to? 22jr

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I don't know.

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Junior. Because of the size of the car. (He was used to the big bodys in Nascar and when he went to drag racing this thing was really small)

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. . . and Tony Nancy's , 22jr ?

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. . . and Tony Nancy's , 22jr ?

No Clue, was to young to even watch TV. :lol:

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What a fantastic reference. Thanks.

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The 22 jr. comes from Tony's original 32 Ford roadster ( I think it was a 32 ), that was run in the old NHRA roadster classes.

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What does it mean? Others have used it as well,I.E. Richard Petty. It's not a class designation.

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The Rodder's Journal issue # 41 (Fall 2008) had an extensive article on Tony Nancy and his cars. The number 22 has two tales. According to Tony, he worked on 22 roadsters. His friend and author of a book about him said Tony got the number from the date of his Marine Corp discharge. The 'Jr' according to Tony was because he was a Jr named after his father. I thought I also read that after his original number 22, he didn't want to use another number, so he named every car after the first one, Jr.

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The Rodder's Journal issue # 41 (Fall 2008) had an extensive article on Tony Nancy and his cars. The number 22 has two tales. According to Tony, he worked on 22 roadsters. His friend and author of a book about him said Tony got the number from the date of his Marine Corp discharge. The 'Jr' according to Tony was because he was a Jr named after his father. I thought I also read that after his original number 22, he didn't want to use another number, so he named every car after the first one, Jr.

Thanks Ted. Just goes to show you never finish reading those great Rodders Journals.Gotta dig that one out again. Thanks.

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The August 1962 issue of Hot Rod has a 4 page feature on Tony's roadster as well as it gracing the cover. If there's interest, I can scan and post them. If you're buiding this kit, this is great reference.

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I bid $19.00 dollars on mine, there were several for that price and slightly higher. I never thought I would win it. The shipping was very reasonable as well. I am glad they are going to reissue it I hope revell does a better job plating the chrome.

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The 22 jr. comes from Tony's original 32 Ford roadster ( I think it was a 32 ), that was run in the old NHRA roadster classes.

The 22 JR roadster was a fibergalss '23 T body mounted on a Kent Fuller chassis. You're right about it running in the A/MR roadster class. His competitors called him a cheater because his car had a dragster style tube chassis. It started off with a blown 450 ci Buick Nailhead and later went to a blown Chrysler wedge. This info came from the same Rodder's Journal article. One of his first street cars was a '29 Ford turtle-deck roadster and it's interesting that he picked this same body style for his A/Modified dragster. edit - The kit has the nailhead engine.

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