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Early 4 Cylinder Pontiac Dragster

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    May, 2017
Early 4 Cylinder Pontiac Dragster
Posted by Papajohn on Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:52 PM

This is the early FED from the Revell Mickey Thompson Attempt I 1/25 kit from the early ‘60’s. Kit came with two versions of this racing engine, I went with the less powerful/ smaller blower version. Nice to have extra parts! I picked this up at the local model contest swap meet for $10. It was missing one front tire so I splurged on a pair of 1/25 wire wheels/ O ring tires. The chrome parts were stripped with Easy Off and resprayed used using Alclad aluminum, magnesium, SS and polished aluminum over black enamel. I attempted to add wiring and fuel plumbing, likely not accurate but it was good practice for me. Looking forward to building a suitable early ‘60’s push car to put behind this earlier dragster.

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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:09 PM

Looks mighty fine. Sanitary execution combined with well chosen detail colors, especially on the metallic surfaces, add up to a very realistic rendering. The wire wheels are the perfect addition to take it to a higher level. Are those the TruWires you see on eBay?

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Posted by Papajohn on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:10 PM

A few more pics. I love the early drag cars, probably due to the linkage to my happy childhood building these same old kits when they were new as well as the few times I got to attend races at Lions and OCIRW.

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Posted by Papajohn on Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:31 PM

Thank you GBK1 for the kind words.

I ordered this 1/25 wire wheel/ tire set for TedsModelingMarketplace.com. They came labeled as “miniscurtraitzing” TruWires-71, .720” dia. and set me back $30 (ouch!). I thought of ordering another Revell Attempt I kit on eBay which run $40-50 but for just the one missing replacement wheel I decided to try these wire wheels. The quality is so-so, let me know if there are other as good or better sources even requiring assembly as injection molded wheels fire front engine dragster wire wheels are never going to cut it in this scale IMO.

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  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:51 AM

very nice

 

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Posted by justmike on Friday, May 31, 2019 6:49 PM

That is very well done.  

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