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SALZ WAGEN: A heavily scratchbuilt Allison powered V12 Volks van for the salt flats

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On 6/29/2023 at 12:08 AM, Muncie said:

Hi Claude, There is a lot of creativity and excellent craftsmanship on the salt - you've taken it to another level.  I like it ... a lot!

Thanks my friend for the shout out and the gentle shove.  I guess I need to put some of that knowledge to use and finish something, I have an AMT Studebaker and I know how to use it.

Hi Steve!

Happy you like it. You were my "first customer" to satisfy, so I'm glad it meets your expectations. 

Rest assured that I did not meant to give a shove, as gentle as it could be. I'm sincerely happy to rely upon the rule book you've kindly sent me.. It will avoid me having a true salt pilgrim looking at one of my build someday and say" You know this thing would not pass inspection?". 

If such a thing should happen with one of my previous salt cars... at least I'll be able to acknowledge and discuss the specific reasons why LOL!



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On 6/29/2023 at 12:16 AM, Dave B said:

What a weapon!! That's a brilliant build Claude.

Dave B

Thank you David! 

I must say that it looks "compact", and believe me, getting it all to fit inside the rather short wheelbase VW van was a challenge. Not a milimiter was lost...


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What everyone else said, times a dozen! Very cool outside the box - van thinking. It's good knowing I'm not crazy, that others, or you in this case, think much like I do. I've got the same van kit, in planning a mid-engine, funny car like drag racing machine. But, thanks to you, I now have some aerodynamic body modification ideas for it. To me, these wild, endless possibilities, are what I like the most about model building.

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On 6/29/2023 at 10:36 AM, Scott Colmer said:

Another winner!! Sectioning the body rather than chopping the top really makes the look of the car. And of course the motor-vation is a great way to fill up the inside. LSR cars are probably my favorite racers and this is really a hit. 

Thank you Scott! 

You are right: the packaging of the powertrain was quite a challenge...


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