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  • From: Florida's Suncoast
Super Comp dragster.........
Posted by CarModDave on Friday, January 23, 2004 3:17 PM
Here's a few pics of a rear engine "Middle Aged Crazy" Super Comp dragster I built a few years back. It was built to replicate the 1:1 dragster owned and driven by a friend, Jay Smith. The chassis and body were reworked from a Revell T/F kit. Scoop was scratchbuilt from styrene, custom decals. Headers are made from solder, engine fully plumbed and wired and lots of other details in cockpit.







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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 23, 2004 3:37 PM
Totally beautiful job! I'm in awe!
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Friday, January 23, 2004 3:39 PM
Outstanding job!
I really like to see unusual subjects and the Comp class racers are rarely modeled
Have any more?

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Friday, January 23, 2004 6:52 PM
Absolutely stunning build ....................... fantastic work !!!!

Thanks for the pics WinkWinkWink

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: Belfry, Ky
Posted by jneace40 on Friday, January 23, 2004 7:20 PM
Nice, very nice!! Where did you get the valve covers, or did you make them? They look aluminum.
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  • From: Florida's Suncoast
Posted by CarModDave on Friday, January 23, 2004 8:31 PM
To tell you the truth, I can't remember exactly the valve covers came from - other than "the parts box".....sorry.

QUOTE: Originally posted by jneace40

Nice, very nice!! Where did you get the valve covers, or did you make them? They look aluminum.
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  • From: Daytona Beach, FL
Posted by 1320wayne on Friday, January 23, 2004 9:01 PM
To quote Jeff Gordon: "Awesome". I like the subject matter. The detail is right on! Something that would really add to the overall detail though, would be if you scratchbuild the header flappers for the end of the exhaust headers. All super comp and comp dragsters that ran inverted headers ran them so that if there was moisture in the air the water couldn't get into the engine. By the way, did you happen to mayber resin cast the scoop before painting? I would buy a few if they were available.
Great job!!!
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 23, 2004 10:23 PM
nice work once again dave!!!!!! the only thing i have a probelm with is that your cars are too good!!!! LOL LOL
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:17 AM
Great detail work!


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 24, 2004 6:41 AM
Sign - Ditto WOW!! NICE WORK!!Thumbs Up
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  • From: Florida's Suncoast
Posted by CarModDave on Saturday, January 24, 2004 8:15 AM
Thanks for the kind words.
Since this is a replica of a real car - and he ran without the "flappers" - I didn't add them. Actually there are quite a few S/C cars here in central Florida than run without them. I guess each driver has different ways of setting up their cars. It was a fun build as I could go over to his place to take pics anytime! I'll have to post some of the pics of the real car.




QUOTE: Originally posted by 1320wayne

To quote Jeff Gordon: "Awesome". I like the subject matter. The detail is right on! Something that would really add to the overall detail though, would be if you scratchbuild the header flappers for the end of the exhaust headers. All super comp and comp dragsters that ran inverted headers ran them so that if there was moisture in the air the water couldn't get into the engine. By the way, did you happen to mayber resin cast the scoop before painting? I would buy a few if they were available.
Great job!!!
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    January 2004
  • From: Daytona Beach, FL
Posted by 1320wayne on Saturday, January 24, 2004 12:14 PM
You are right Dave. I mis-spoke! I should have said that a lot of cars use the flappers, not all. Regardless, I like the work!
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/

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