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  Topic: Gurney 1964 Daytona 500 contingency help
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 980

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:53 pm   Subject: Gurney 1964 Daytona 500 contingency help
Dr. Craft asked me to share these higher resolution photos. Note that one photo is from the qualifying race and lacks some of the contingencies that were in place for the 500. Note also the missing ...
  Topic: Gurney 1964 Daytona 500 contingency help
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 980

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:17 pm   Subject: Gurney 1964 Daytona 500 contingency help
Probably the small Sun Equipment decal. I think that's on the Powerslide '65-'70 contingency sheet.
  Topic: Petty '68 Roadrunner
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1834

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:08 pm   Subject: Petty '68 Roadrunner
Contemporary reports had the "27 wins" car (which was indeed the '66 car, probably the Daytona 500 winner as well) being sold to Dub Clewis and Richard Brickhouse.
  Topic: WWofS 69 National 500 on YouTube
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 773

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: WWofS 69 National 500 on YouTube
When Buz ran the archives things were slightly better because he understood and appreciated the history of the sport. Not many of those left in Daytona Beach.
  Topic: Mikes Decals, coming soon
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 1129

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 pm   Subject: Mikes Decals, coming soon
I'm looking forward to the Kar Kare sheet too. I had built that Monte Carlo from an ancient resin for the Atlanta Speedway Project using laser printed decals. I need to build it properly, especially ...
  Topic: Cecil Gordon Galaxie question
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 797

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: Cecil Gordon Galaxy
Did NASCAR finally rectify the Bobby Allison 84 wins situation? They were not drawing enough Grand National teams to some of the short track events at Bowman Gray, so they started having "combine ...
  Topic: Petty '68 Roadrunner
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1834

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:13 pm   Subject: Petty '68 Roadrunner
In fairness, I've seen photos of '67 Fairlanes with the rear spring shackles sticking out of underbody fairing too. The Petty Roadrunner got a lot of attention because it was the only Mopar within 4 ...
  Topic: New Cherry Run Decal Sheets!
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1227

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 pm   Subject: New Cherry Run Decal Sheets!
I have my order in, looking forward to them!
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
Tom M.

Replies: 34
Views: 2496

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:23 pm   Subject: Re: Johan Richard Petty Superbird
My big question has always been, how much different were Nichel's, and Petty's builds. I know they each had their own unique variations to their builds, but really how much different?

The two Pett ...
  Topic: New Steel Body "retro" late model/sportsman series
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 674

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:42 pm   Subject: New Steel Body "retro" late model/sportsman series
That series is up here in New Hampshire, I think I posted a link on my Facebook page a month or so ago. I hope they can make a go of it.
  Topic: K&K 68 Charger chassis and interior colors
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1397

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 pm   Subject: K&K 68 Charger chassis and interior colors
Drip rails weren't removed. Hammered flat and puttied as much as they could get away with, but not removed. Not for cars that had to go through a NASCAR inspection. You can see the drip rails on th ...
  Topic: Link to the Bill Wright Archives - Woodward Garage - #88
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1179

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: Re: Bill Wright archives

If you read the Wright Archives, he WAS a rocket scientist... Cool

It appears from his bio that he was outstanding at many different engineering and leadership disciplines.
  Topic: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
Tom M.

Replies: 20
Views: 2123

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:41 pm   Subject: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
Yes, stock-type lower control arms in the rear. The upper arm was a short tubular arm that was attached to a bracket just to one side (right if I recall correctly, because the old rectangular Holman- ...
  Topic: K&K 68 Charger chassis and interior colors
Tom M.

Replies: 22
Views: 1397

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:02 pm   Subject: K&K 68 Charger chassis and interior colors
There's two different 2X4 barrel setups, neither of them use a stockish Hemi manifold unfortunately. The inline setup has the carbs spaced further apart so a pair of Holleys with their oversize float ...
  Topic: master paint list
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1586

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:06 am   Subject: master paint list
MCW eyeball matches most of their paints from photos. Their colors are usually close, often not exact. They aren't Gospel.

When I was doing screen print decal artwork I would sometimes tell Dave ...
  Topic: What car do you most identify with Mark Martin?
Tom M.

Replies: 28
Views: 2382

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:51 pm   Subject: What car do you most identify with Mark Martin?

That's the one. I loved that era of Late Models.

I remember the first time I saw Mark Martin race, in '77 or '78. He was about 17, looked 14. He and Davey Allison a year or two later were so di ...
  Topic: What car do you most identify with Mark Martin?
Tom M.

Replies: 28
Views: 2382

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:15 pm   Subject: What car do you most identify with Mark Martin?
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  Topic: Not Your Father's Salvinos Oldsmobile...
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1234

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:57 am   Subject: Not Your Father's Salvinos Oldsmobile...
You're getting pretty good at those Grand Am body mods! Looks like the basic shape and contours are better than anything I've seen so far.
  Topic: Decals for Salvinos Monte Carlo?
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 1005

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:25 pm   Subject: Decals for Salvinos Monte Carlo?
Almost every sheet done for the Olds will also be correct for the Monte Carlo. Some of the PowerSlide Laguna sheets such as the Parsons King's Row, Richard Childress Kansas Jack/Moly Black Gold, and ...
  Topic: Holman-Moody Fairlane
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 1012

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:28 am   Subject: Holman-Moody Fairlane
Thanks for sharing your builds with us, I've missed seeing them.
  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1436

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:58 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Yeah, Kerry Bodenhamer is a great guy to talk with. He remembers a lot of details of those cars too.

Regarding the color of the graphics of the Allison car, that's how I felt when Bobby Hassler to ...
  Topic: Petty '68 Roadrunner
Tom M.

Replies: 24
Views: 1834

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:46 pm   Subject: Petty '68 Roadrunner
No racing parts whatsoever. It does have a nice Hemi but it's the street version with 2X4 barrels which weren't allowed for the Hemi in '68 until Darlington in the spring.

I'd be curious to know h ...
  Topic: master paint list
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1586

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:10 pm   Subject: master paint list
Here are a couple to add.

Hoss Ellington #1 cars (various sponsors, mainly UNO and Hawaiian Tropic): Ford Candyapple Red. Spray can approximation: Testors Flame Red lacquer.

Joe Weatherly Ponti ...
  Topic: Orange Speedway 1957 video
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 650

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:17 pm   Subject: Orange Speedway 1957 video
My Panch build using the PPP tires and wheels from the '60 Starliner:

https://media.fotki.com/2vM5y9eJxvk5f.jpg
  Topic: Fireball Roberts '57 Ford---Revell kit
Tom M.

Replies: 33
Views: 3110

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:28 am   Subject: Fireball Roberts '57 Ford---Revell kit
...The one thing I did not at all like about the kit is the seat. They made the seat to look like one half of the seat back is removed. The thing is, the seat back was OVER the seat, not behind it, so ...
  Topic: master paint list
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1586

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: master paint list
Grabber Blue is too "blue" for Petty Blue. I took a bunch of paint samples to the museum and compared them, the actual Petty blue was a little milkier than any spray can or MCW match I brou ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1436

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:48 am   Subject: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
They caught Jack Ingram's Laguna, he had been driving the Banjo's Monte Carlo the year before and was aware of the trick but there's no big flat fender top on a Laguna to section so they fabricated fe ...
  Topic: MC Anderson / Cale shop pics
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 2341

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:21 pm   Subject: MC Anderson / Cale shop pics
People ask about door seams, and when the factory door skins were replaced with formed sheetmetal. Well there's a partial answer, they were definitely still present on those cars! Latest I've seen i ...
  Topic: David Pearson Dirt Car
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1722

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:39 pm   Subject: David Pearson Dirt Car
By the way, that first photo you shared of the original car was from the '75 Snowball Derby, it's from my friend Bobby Foster's scrapbook. Pearson won the 200 lapper at Mobile, AL a week or two befor ...
  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1436

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
That's the incident I was thinking of. It was the '77 Permatex I think, it led directly to the templates that measure the width across the front of the hood and the front of the windshield. The '70 ...
  Topic: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
Tom M.

Replies: 34
Views: 2496

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Question or 2 on the JoHan "Petty" Superbird
You might want to see how a Salvino Olds fits under there, it's more Mopar than GM.
  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1436

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:44 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Bobby's personal car, the one he built in Hueytown, was always a '72. It's identifiable by its red interior. As far as I know both of Junior's Monte Carlos they ran in '72 were always raced as a '71 ...
  Topic: David Pearson Dirt Car
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1722

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 pm   Subject: David Pearson Dirt Car
The guy who found and restored it REALLY wanted it to be an ex-GN car so he went to a lot of trouble to pull the tires inboard like a GN car before he was convinced of the true history of the car. It ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 129
Views: 8132

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:16 pm   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
The '70 Roadrunner that Petty ran at Riverside in '71 is the ex-Superbird. He left it out West with Doc Faustina of Las Vegas after that race.

The A post bar on the passenger side of the TV Roadru ...
  Topic: Is Dw's Cyclone really Andretti's Daytona 500 winner?
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1363

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: Is Dw's Cyclone really Andretti's Daytona 500 winner?
DW is probably the 5th or 6th most celebrated driver to have sat in that chassis. It won GN races with Mario Andretti, Bobby Allison, and David Pearson and was driven by A.J. Foyt and F1/Sports Proto ...
  Topic: Hearing that David Pearson passed today. RIP
Tom M.

Replies: 18
Views: 1298

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: Hearing that David Pearson passed today. RIP
He was 83. I knew he had been in poor health for a couple of years but this is a shock.
  Topic: David Pearson Dirt Car
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 1722

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: David Pearson Dirt Car
Pearson ran it on dirt and asphalt. It was a Banjo chassis underneath, just like a Cup car. He won a 200 lapper with it at Mobile, AL on pavement in '75 or '76, I believe the car was built in '75.
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 129
Views: 8132

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
McGriff got the Hamilton car, Las Vegas dentist Doc Faustina got the Petty Superbird. Both had been returned to regular Roadrunner trim when they were sold. Evidence indicates that the Hamilton car ...
  Topic: Ned's '63 Galaxie....decal HELP!
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 1098

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:20 am   Subject: Ned's '63 Galaxie....decal HELP!
It would be nice to see a re-issue of decals for Ned Jarrett's '61 title-winning Chevy that was a great triumph against the odds.

Pipped a stacked pack of powerful Pontiacs to the post. Lots of kit ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 129
Views: 8132

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 am   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
If that photo is in the '76-'77 time frame it's the '70 Roadrunner from the Darlington crash being converted into the Hugh Hawthorne Superbird. The Trophy Room car was converted earlier from the Pett ...
  Topic: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
Tom M.

Replies: 20
Views: 2123

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:29 pm   Subject: BA '73 Chevelle chassis question
The Hueytown cars were short arm, 3 link cars (the third link that located the housing was a short upper arm that was slightly offset to one side of centerline but for the life of me I can't remember ...
  Topic: Ned's '63 Galaxie....decal HELP!
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 1098

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 pm   Subject: Ned's '63 Galaxie....decal HELP!
I would try Scotch tape first, then get more aggressive.

I have Ned's '63 cars on my radar to print. I have most of the former The Way They Really Were artwork and permission to print but the artw ...
  Topic: Smokey Yunick gold color?
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 536

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:45 pm   Subject: Smokey Yunick gold color?
It was Venus Gold Dust in clear lacquer, just like Rex White's cars. Not sure what they sprayed it over, probably a yellow.
  Topic: 69 Boss 429 Talladega oil pan wet or dry sump?
Tom M.

Replies: 19
Views: 1586

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:43 pm   Subject: 69 Boss 429 Talladega oil pan wet or dry sump?
The center section of the crossmember was replaced by a piece that bolted in. I think the later fabricated snouts had that part of the crossmember welded in, there were about three different versions ...
  Topic: 69 Boss 429 Talladega oil pan wet or dry sump?
Tom M.

Replies: 19
Views: 1586

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: 69 Boss 429 Talladega oil pan wet or dry sump?
All the NASCAR Boss 429 engines were dry sump. The 427 engines were all wet sump in NASCAR, as far as I know.
  Topic: Bobby Isaac Nova question
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 736

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:39 pm   Subject: Bobby Isaac Nova question
I had a question about the Nova that Bobby Isaac raced at Hickory in the '70s. It had a very unique lettering style on the door numbers but all my photos show only the driver's side. Does anyone rem ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 129
Views: 8132

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: Re: A long time fan finally joins
Wow that's a pity! that casts a Real Shadow on anybody who gets work done on their vintage race car in Gastonia doesn't it?

The faux Petty Talladega was a high school auto shop class project, like ...
  Topic: MPC Super Stockers
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 2151

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: MPC Super Stockers
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Know I need some guidance on "hogging" out the wheel wells. Would a Dremel tool with a sanding attachment work, or would it be too much? I figure slow and steady is the key.

Very Happy
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  Topic: 1965 David Pearson
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1071

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:55 pm   Subject: 1965 David Pearson
Maybe the short track car was painted different than the speedway car?

Cotton certainly had more than one car. Doesn't make sense to keep repainting the roof.

The car with the unusual (for Cott ...
  Topic: Purolator Mercury
Tom M.

Replies: 16
Views: 1814

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:09 pm   Subject: Purolator Mercury
Thanks for the paint recommendations. I've never painted with lacquer before so I need some guidance . I bought the 3 paints recommended, TS 21 gold, TS-74 clear red and TS-65 clear pearl.

Any pa ...
 
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