I think '66 still is TRaK eligible if not please let me know.
Bought this built up several years back, the body was never painted but the wheels were cut and the B pillars removed. Rather than try to restore it I think I'll go the drag car route. The plan is a fuel injected 289 which would place it in the B class if I'm not mistaken. The chassis, engine, interior etc. will come from the Revell Shelby Mustang.
Oh yes, another very interesting Drag Racer on your bench! I've always liked Ford Falcons and this '66 is something we don't see built very often. With your ultra clean building style and your skills I know this is going to be a cool project. I like the idea of a Ford Small Block instead of the more commonly seen Big Blocks.
Cool project! I think it looks better without the B pillar. I used the same chassis under a '61 a few years ago. It fit like a glove except at the very rear. I didn't fill that area in and really wish that I did.
Appreciate the comments and the interest gentlemen. I agree Roger it looks better without the B pillars. It will have a roll hoop positioned where the B pillar would have been. I do plan to fill in the open area at the rear. I've got some more work done, I'll try to post and update this afternoon.
Thanks Dennis. You are likely correct that by '66 the Good-Year Dragway Specials (and others) were starting to take over. They were in use in '65 as well as I'm using them on my '65 Falcon A/FX. The piecrust slicks were still going in '65 at least as this picture shows. The back story is this is a privateer racer with a limited budget as very few '66 Falcon were competing . He could likely pickup the piecrust slicks a little cheaper. Budget is also the reason for the steel wheels/street tires being used up front and the absence of a 427 (wedge or SOHC) in the engine bay.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
RodBurNeR: omg condensing years of model supply, tools and paints into one three drawer cabinet is tough! just the common use stuff, rest will be in boxes in a closet unless needed. this is rough lol
Sept 28, 2020 23:30:46 GMT -5
krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
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RodBurNeR: hah! yeah but where to begin? just trying to see what i have and what i need to start. not sure what to work on, just something simple i guess. painting is gonna have to be outside. been there done that
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RodBurNeR: i think i have all the stuff from storage, been putting it away and sorting. the amount of parts is overwhelming lol oh and the unfinished projects too!
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krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
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krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
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krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
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RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
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superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
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