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WIP Twin Front Engine Dragster 1/16

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WIP Twin Front Engine Dragster 1/16
Posted by vettecote on Friday, September 28, 2018 8:49 AM

Been a while since I've posted here, here's my latest...

I had several of these kits, and anyone who knows me I have to modify!

Stripping chrome is in order...

More coming...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Friday, September 28, 2018 9:09 AM

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Friday, September 28, 2018 7:53 PM

These parts get the Titanium treatment!...

Mounted on engine...

Inline setup...

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:09 PM

The wheels for these kit are pretty ineminic looking, so I aquired a nice set of bigger slicks.  

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:12 PM

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:13 PM

All fixed!...

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:05 AM

WOW! Tough crowd. I guess there's no drag racing fans here! LOL...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:47 PM

vettecote

WOW! Tough crowd. I guess there's no drag racing fans here! LOL...Joe

 

 

 

Yep Joe, this place is tough.. Few post and even more SPAM to deal with... Nice start on the rails. Where did you source the slicks?

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Posted by vettecote on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:21 PM

Oldschool, those I got from Ted's modeling marketplace. I've been trying to find slicks more in tune to the vehicle. Those ones from Revell are so hard to work with, and besides they don't look right...Joe 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by oldcars on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:02 PM

I don't know how tuff I am but have been following your build.Geeked

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Posted by vettecote on Monday, October 01, 2018 2:05 PM

Thanks for checking it out guys! I figured out instead of having to paint the rims, I' leave them chrome...

 

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Monday, October 01, 2018 2:08 PM

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by chucky on Monday, October 01, 2018 7:24 PM

Now that's more like it! Gonna need some rubber to launch that beast. Like your progress so far. I think a plain background for your chassis comparison would help to show the changes you have made. Like you, I use kits as a jumping-off point for a project and don't build anything even close to box-stock. There are lots of guys turning out beautiful box-stock builds, but I like to end up with something different from the crowd. Don't be discouraged by low comment count early on as long as the views are there. We're watching! Smile

chucky

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Posted by MY327 on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:20 AM
I just found you post and I love old school race cars. If you build to look like the cars would back in the day, don't make the tires too big. Check out this web site for a lot of old pics. http://www.georgeklass.net/index.html
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Posted by vettecote on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:58 PM

Chucky, agreed! I can't build anything "out of box"! Just cant do. Oh, I have through the years. Maybe 5 in my life. Drives me crazy. Yes I too admire the people that build out of box, there are some beautiful builds out there...Thanks for watching!...Joe 

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 11:05 PM

327, I love the old school racecars also. But this build is a what if I was doing it today. Although they of course don't run double engines anymore except in nostalgia racing, I love the fat tires..thanks for watching...more pics soon to follow....Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by rick_h on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:35 AM
How are you linking the two engines?
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Posted by vettecote on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:57 PM

Rick, I actually googled it. There were several ways they would connect power. Back in the day some used one sprocket attached on the back of the crankshaft of the front engine. and another sprocket attached to the front of crankshaft on the rear engine. The engines were mounted so the two sprockets were very close and they would attach a double roller chain connecting the two. So the power was at the mercy of the chain surviving the power. Others would use splined shafts, or just bolt the cranks together. Mine are actually too close to see how, so just imagine...lol...Joe

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by Dragalley on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:01 AM

Joe, looking good!  Always good to see someone else working 1/16 dragsters and funny cars.  I am planning on building a twin Chevy dragster soon but am working on the “Royal Canadian“ FED right now.  I’ve got some slicks from Comp Resins that aren’t as big as yours but bigger than the kit ones.  Keep up the good work.  Will be following. 

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Posted by mcmainstribe on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:56 AM

Nice!  I've got the same kit, so I'm watching this one. 

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
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Posted by vettecote on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:13 PM
Dragalley, Thanks for looking. I want to see your build up too! Sounds like fun...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:15 PM
McMain, I've always liked the larger scale, but it's all good. Had some issues going on so, hope to be back on this soon!...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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