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Top fuel Hemi powered drag boat and trailer....WIP 8-13-14 (Body work progress)

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I have begun building my boat that will be pulled behind my '57 Chevy Speedster AWD.

The boat hull was sourced from a child's toy I found...($10.99)....it was a plastic Scarab that was very close to 1/25 scale, it was motorized and would do circles when you turned the rudder on the rear. This of course held no significance to me whatsoever.......so I began gutting the boat out......pulled out the motor and wiring and removed the plastic that mounted the motor. I then sectioned out 1 inch off of the height of the hull and cut it down to 8 inches long. (the width of it was fine compared to the '57 thank goodness.) I had to build a new transom for it because of the shortening lengthwise but that wasn't too bad.

Ok, so here is the plan.....

-The powerplant and the prop drive (transfer case) for this build was donated to me by vintagedragcrazy (Vince) who has been a pivotal part of the early stages. BIG thank you to him!!

-The engine will include all the proper details of a Top Fuel engine including: fuel lines and hoses, wiring up BOTH magnetos, and a host of other details.

-I plan on doing a WILD paintscheme on it like most dragboats you would see.

-The trailer will be a scratchbuilt twin axle on custom wheels and tires.

Pics will be later when I get home.....I am not that far along though so bear with me. This is for my NNL build for this coming year so I have plenty of time.

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Looking forward to watching this one.

Thanks Ray! Always good to have you aboard.

Pics as promised:

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Great Start!

B)

Thanks Ira! I really appreciate it.

I like it already.

Thanks also to you Jim!

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hey kenny i'm watching and like what i see take care and let me know if you need any more help.

vince

Thanks buddy for all the help!

Got the blower painted and mounted, painted the fuel manifold, and scratchbuilt some new lines for the oilpump.

Here are some pics of today's progress. More to come soon!

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Thanks guys!

Got a little more done last night.......the belt was annoying to get right but thank goodness it dried in place!

Next I think I am going to tackle the red/black plug wires and wire up those magnetos! (This could take a little time...so bear with me.)

After that, I am going to do the injection lines beneath the blower hat and behind the blower. THANKS FOR FOLLOWING!!

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Your work is amazing. :D

Thank you Andrew.

Another awesome model in the works.

And thank you Andy!

I have made a little more progress but no pics yet.......the wife has me doing "summer tasks" ......"Build this....build that..." <_<:mellow:

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Thank you Andrew.

And thank you Andy!

I have made a little more progress but no pics yet.......the wife has me doing "summer tasks" ......"Build this....build that..." <_<:mellow:

What is she thinking , handing out a honey do list when a cool project is underway. :lol:

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Cool build.

Thank you Mike!

Ok, so it has been a while since I posted up any progress.......I am waiting on a few parts for the engine, so in the interim I decided to work on the trailer a little.

The trailer is scratchbuilt from Evergreen 1/4" channel. Happy with the fit of the boat at this time. Some leafsprings are on the way for the trailer (THANK YOU to Ruben!!!) The wheels for it are the wheels from the Shelby Series 1 (stripped the chrome and repainted satin silver.)

Hey here are a few pics!

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Hey Ken, do you have a side shot of the boat?

No unfortunately I overlooked a complete side shot. I only have the pics I put up on here for the time being.

I need to venture over to this side of the forum more often... This kicks some major butt! Nice!

Thanks James! I need to get back on it......stupid nice weather! :P

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