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#126 dc-65x

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

I was thinking that bodies were required in most if not all mid 60's drag rules. The K&B Pit Stop Dragmaster rail even came with an aluminum sheet "body". 

 

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So if you don't like bodies on vintage magwinders that's OK but as my friend Dave used to say, "That's vintage". :victory:

 

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#127 Dave Crevie

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:37 AM

The magwinders look nothing like a real AA/FD rail. But weren't intended to. I have some scale fuelers I built, maybe I can post

some pictures when I get back to my place later today.

 

Bodies weren't required in the unlimited class, where the magwinders usually ran.



#128 Dallas Racer

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:42 PM

Well for some reason most the bodies must not have survived, because I rarely see one on eBay that has one.

 

And that's fine by me because I don't like 'em! ;)


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:00 AM

A lot of the unlimited guys just ran with the rails (sideplates) exposed. I suspect it was a matter of preference. But I don't remember

any of those open cars getting the ETs we were getting with the rails covered.

 

FYI; I posted those rules.   



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:20 PM

the K&Bs are still out thee and pop up and often are complete

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:43 AM

IIRC the K&B rails were aluminum. I never owned one, but did race against them. I saw more of them with cut-down

model car bodies on them than running in the unlimited classes. 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:23 PM

Here is a nice assortment

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:38 PM

Yup! Good ol' stuff.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:55 PM

As I promised in post 127, here are a couple of shots of a fueler I built to run on my dragstrip. The body was made

from a modified Tommy Ivo kit, which I molded and cast copies in resin.

 

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And a couple of shots of Roberto Martin's car being built.

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:11 PM

very very nice Dave! 

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:15 PM

Thanks. We decided to keep everything scale, including the frame if it was exposed. Unbelievably, these cars

consistently ran under a second on a 40 foot track, no glue.   







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