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#51 Gator Bob

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

Description: 1966 Chevy Nova
Motor - K&B 36D Royal Bob Cat
Chassis - Aluminum
Tires - Fr. 1/4" x 1"  R. .400 x 1"

Gear Ratio - 11 - 31  3:00 to 1

Body - AMT 1/25 Model
Weight - 134g
Class - Stock 36D 

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Nice ... in the vintage sprit aluminum w/ a sweet detailed hard body !! 

 

Bill, gears... 11/33 or 10/30 ?


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:48 PM

One day left, so here's my heaps...

 

Starting the party with this "Stock 36-D" machine...Description:
- Motor - spec K&B
- Chassis - part JDS, part scratch slip-joint style
- Tire sizes - JDS Cragar Rear 1.060 x .400, Front combo of JDS Cragar fronts and JDS Pro Star Rears with home brew tire
- Body (or Rail) - O/S '69 Charger
- Car weight -130
- Class you are entering this car in. - Stock 36-D

 

 

 

So nice Foamy ... unbelievable. 

 

Is the gear set 3:1 ... 16/48?


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

Oooop's, 11 - 33

 

Fixed it!


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

BPR is a quarter mile at 16 volts.
Past Proxy cars were road racers that I got very lucky with.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

Gears on stocker are 16/48.
We were running 36d powered hardbody nascars at BP for a while.
Bought a .091 reamer to do pinions for the others.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

Boxerdog, it's too late now but a hopup deal from the olden daze for the 196's is a 6 volt arm from a 65. Good bearings too. Was going to do a dragster similar to yours, but lazyness reared its ugly head...
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:53 PM

Thanks GB, It was a fun build until it came to the clear coat. Trouble all the way. My fault, can't leave well enough alone. 

 

One more Big 36D tomorrow. Finish painting body and driver.... No clear on this one! 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:55 PM

K&B tabs look right.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

Boxerdog, it's too late now but a hopup deal from the olden daze for the 196's is a 6 volt arm from a 65. Good bearings too. Was going to do a dragster similar to yours, but lazyness reared its ugly head...

I know about laziness, I can see I should have built some new(er) stuff this year. Gator Bob made me dig that stuff out of the closet!!


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

Don't feel bad David, our cars are pretty much as they finished racing in the 2nd Annual proxy :shok: :laugh2:

Got some plans to renovate and improve designs & weight but that's now hopefully on the blue prints for next year!!
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

Description: 1968 Corvette FC
Motor - Lenz 36D
Chassis - Aluminum
Tires - Fr. 3/32" x .800"  R. .400 x 1-1/4"

Body - Toy Tech Lexan
Weight - 116.5g
Class - Big 36D

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

Scratch my Monster, it just ain't right!


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:10 PM

Just when you think you've seen Bills best..... Along comes another stunning car :D :heart:

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

The "Lunatic Lunar"

 

Motor -- My Built -  ARCO 703-24
Chassis - Bars from Mars
Tires - Fr. 3/32" x .750"  R.  3/32" 400 x 1.01

Body - Gar-Vic Lunar
Weight - 111.8 gr
Class - Big 36D

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

To the Moon Alice! :good: 


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Just when you think you've seen Bills best..... Along comes another stunning car :D :heart:

Hey Paul, This one was fun, kept the easiest for last. Only a few mods and a new body. The old Dodge A/FX is going to sit it out, just wasn't up to it this year.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

The A/FX Dodge car is nice....

 

Down boy, down.

The Valiant is banging off the walls of his box.... "I want to play too, you know if it wasn't for me none of this would be happening" .


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:30 PM

To the Moon Alice! :good:

 

"Bang Zoom" or zoom bang..... LOL


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:05 AM

I let him out.

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The "Ghost Valiant'

 

Motor -- Stock Kemtron 8 Volt
Chassis - Kemton kit.
Tires - Fr. & R Six spoke 5-40 Classic (Manta Ray)

Body - Pattos
Weight - 180.5 gr
Class - TBD - fits Stock Eliminator or Rods as a Gasser. (no effect on awards count)

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

Bob, I liked that car from day one, so don't get me wrong....

 

I really like what the "real" drag racers out here are doing with hardbodies. I am not a drag racer at all, that's why I am sending box cutters to a gunfight this year, but I have seen some of the most creative modeling you could imagine that the locals have done with model kits. You seldom see a lexan body car any more. Some of these cars have "dents" and "rust" to resemble barn finds and rat rods, some have spectacular paint jobs, and there is a good selection of kits out there to start with. Just a thought for the future.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Here's a rant. Cost cutting mfers using petg plastic instead of real lexan! Paint scratches really easy, and the bods fall apart or XPLODE on impact.
Fiddling with the cars before I threw them in the mail and the paint was scratching off. The lexan body no problem....
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

Good point Dave. Hardbodies are more in keeping with the vintage spirit. I for one would support using model kits or resin for the Vintage classes. On the other hand, for Exhibition classes anything goes.

 

Oh I've seen your box cutters run...gunfighters beware!


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Molded hard bodies have a level of detail that can't be duplicated in vac pulled. I only saw drag cars in the mags.

Didn't they run bodies like the red Impala?

 

I love models and they trim out great for slots. I never really defined it clearly in my head but after running Cox cars and parts were always lost Vac was in, heavy molded was out.

 

For drags there is no smash'um up derby so they are 'right'. I guess you can wash those in the sink after every race just like pulled bodies.

Being new to hardbodies and wheelie bars, there is a new learning curve .... to go straight :sarcastic_hand:

 

We can do hardbody only classes.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Here's a rant. Cost cutting mfers using petg plastic instead of real lexan! Paint scratches really easy, and the bods fall apart or XPLODE on impact.
Fiddling with the cars before I threw them in the mail and the paint was scratching off. The lexan body no problem....

 

Figure you know to wash mold release spray off, scuff, wipe with alcohol, mask, wipe again, spray. Helps on Butyrate and PETG

 

The Lexan Pactra/Tamia paint sticks ok, don't know about water colors. .


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:28 PM

Bob, I liked that car from day one, so don't get me wrong....

 

I really like what the "real" drag racers out here are doing with hardbodies. I am not a drag racer at all, that's why I am sending box cutters to a gunfight this year, but I have seen some of the most creative modeling you could imagine that the locals have done with model kits. You seldom see a lexan body car any more. Some of these cars have "dents" and "rust" to resemble barn finds and rat rods, some have spectacular paint jobs, and there is a good selection of kits out there to start with. Just a thought for the future.

 

It does seem like modeling skills building badass concours rides is a big part of the Drag scene.  

I guess if you're running dial or index the added weight is a non-issue.


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