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  Topic: Bobby Allison Monte Carlo 1972 season?
Tom M.

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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: 13
Views: 362

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: 112
Views: 2825

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: 354

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: 397

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: 13
Views: 362

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: 112
Views: 2825

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: 391

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: 112
Views: 2825

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: 3
Views: 332

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: 391

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: 144

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: 16
Views: 529

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: 16
Views: 529

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: 251

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: 112
Views: 2825

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: 10
Views: 1291

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: 544

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: 14
Views: 774

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 ...
  Topic: Hood vents - any suggestions?
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 463

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Hood vents - any suggestions?
I've seen laser cutters for plastic sheet, not sure if that would work on resin or not but it's the best way I can think of if you could locate someone who had one. You would also need a file that wo ...
  Topic: When I worked for Tiger
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 487

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:31 pm   Subject: When I worked for Tiger
Billie had his Olds when the Gray Ghost was still racing. Buddy totaled that chassis in a Big One at Talladega if I recall correctly.
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:23 am   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
https://public.fotki.com/gearhead15/chrysler_direct/

Here's the entire catalog, I think it's a later one.
  Topic: Smokey's Talladega
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 367

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:47 am   Subject: Smokey's Talladega
Bunkie Knudsen had been a friend and patron of Smokey's since the late '50s Pontiac days. When Bunkie left GM to run Ford he signed Smokey to run a Ford in selected races in NASCAR. Smokey had long ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Re: A long time fan finally joins
...and by the way if coils and truck arms were standard practice,why did teams like the Wood Brothers stick with leaf springs under cars like the 7071 Cyclones that came from the factory with coils?
...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:13 pm   Subject: Re: A long time fan finally joins
Judging by the Magnum in the background the front leaf spring mounts and the general size and shape of it it is obviously a rear clip fabricated to use Mopar leaf springs

And that dovetails with wh ...
  Topic: #6 Show Car Daytona was at the 1970 New York Auto Show
Tom M.

Replies: 11
Views: 1166

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:22 pm   Subject: #6 Show Car Daytona was at the 1970 New York Auto Show
It's too bad the original thread was lost. I remember good photographic evidence of specific items, for instance door handle cut out covers, A-pillar covers, roll cage bars, fender cutouts and maybe m ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 am   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
Bobby I suggest you dial the attitude back a little bit. It's great to ask questions but you're coming off as argumentative with two of the foremost experts on NASCAR construction from that era. That ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:56 am   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
That would make sense, it would allow them to pull the stamped rails inboard for tire clearance. The Hueytown-built Allison Monte Carlos had 1" removed from the outboard side of the rear kickups ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 pm   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
That would make sense, it would allow them to pull the stamped rails inboard for tire clearance. The Hueytown-built Allison Monte Carlos had 1" removed from the outboard side of the rear kickups ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: A long time fan finally joins
...some of the old-timers I've talked to in Mooresville flat out told me that NASCAR allowed fabricate the first panel built GN cars and the pictures in the meet Richard Petty book prove it

Don't t ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
I looked again at the Mopardealer site, it's been a few years since I visited since there were no updates. That car sure looks like it was built on a stock unibody to me. Note how the rear kickups a ...
  Topic: A long time fan finally joins
Tom M.

Replies: 112
Views: 2825

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:59 pm   Subject: A long time fan finally joins
Looks like that cowl is sitting on stock rockers to me.
  Topic: Another mprmprmpr Decals/printer update.
Tom M.

Replies: 42
Views: 2470

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: Another mprmprmpr Decals/printer update.
Fantastic work, and you've definitely gotten the hang of the new printer! Bacardi and Coke on a Friday night sounds like a good idea.
  Topic: 1964 Galaxie tires
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 300

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: 1964 Galaxie tires
Per the "Tire Evolution" sticky post quoting Dr. Craft's post from the old board the tires through most of the '60s were all marked 8.00/8.20x15 but they obviously varied a lot as to size an ...
  Topic: Buddy Baker Olds 442 paint question
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 506

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:48 am   Subject: Buddy Baker Olds 442 paint question
I used TS-30 Silver Leaf for mine, it's more of a factory silver with less metallic. Closer to a silver gray.
  Topic: Fireball's 61 Pontiac
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 453

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:21 pm   Subject: Fireball's 61 Pontiac
As close as I can tell from photos it had the factory black/silver interior.

Yes, all of Smokey's engines were gold.
  Topic: Penske primer color
Tom M.

Replies: 19
Views: 756

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:41 pm   Subject: Penske primer color
Just a thought here:

Is that Penske car simply wrapped in gray? Looks kind of semi-gloss, or even glossy around the nose. Confused

Yeah, the nose does, especially on the 22. I have some other pics of ...
  Topic: Dry Break Fuel Valve
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 512

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:39 pm   Subject: Dry Break Fuel Valve
Most any hobby shop that sells remote control aircraft will sell aluminum tubing in various sizes. I think I've seen it at Hobby Lobby on the aisle next to the model kits too but I wouldn't swear to ...
  Topic: Penske primer color
Tom M.

Replies: 19
Views: 756

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: Penske primer color
Testors Euro Gray II (if I recall correctly) looks to be almost dead on to that.

https://web4.hobbylinc.com/gr/tes/tes1988.jpg
  Topic: Dry Break Fuel Valve
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 512

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:00 pm   Subject: Dry Break Fuel Valve
I make mine out of aluminum tubing and styrene rod. Cut the tube to length, deburr and slightly chamfer it with a drill bit, sand the styrene rod so that the corners are rounded off, paint it with al ...
  Topic: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
Tom M.

Replies: 35
Views: 2371

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: 1973 & 1974 Chevelle
If anyone knows a reputable caster I can master up a '73 big bumper body pretty quickly, I have all the parts here. For a resin I would attach the nose and grille to the body to make it less fragile ...
  Topic: Not sure if this is good or bad.....
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 738

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:10 pm   Subject: Not sure if this is good or bad.....
I've been thinking of doing the same thing, for the same reason. I know very little about my family history, my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when I was 19 and I grew up hundreds of miles from t ...
  Topic: 64 Mercury Gas Tank Protection
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 435

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:44 pm   Subject: 64 Mercury Gas Tank Protection
I think that was a road course setup for leaf springs. It reduced axle windup on braking and acceleration.
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
Tom M.

Replies: 10
Views: 868

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
That Castles Coronet is the same car John Sears had for a while painted Panther Pink, by the way.
  Topic: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
Tom M.

Replies: 10
Views: 868

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Revell Pro Finish Dodge Daytona 2 n 1 Oct 2018 release?
This one Greg?
https://i.imgur.com/nAgnyLB.jpg

I believe this is the same chassis at Daytona in '70 as a '69 Coronet/Super Bee
https://i.imgur.com/Zg6K0b1.jpg
Thinking it was a '67 Petty car. P ...
  Topic: 1979 Petty Question
Tom M.

Replies: 13
Views: 1217

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm   Subject: 1979 Petty Question
This one?

https://media.fotki.com/2v2JjuQzUxvk5f.jpg

STP was trying to cut their funding at minor races because of going winless in '78 so the Pettys were cutting the amount of red on the car. ...
  Topic: PPP Ford 9" rear idea
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 625

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:00 pm   Subject: PPP Ford 9" rear idea
I suspect the cost would be about the same as what you could buy a complete NASCAR kit for at a swap meet. I can appreciate not wanting to toss an entire kit just for a handful of parts but most of t ...
  Topic: Rookie stripe on Pete's Superbird?
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 577

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:14 am   Subject: Rookie stripe on Pete's Superbird?
Is it possible that's from the spring race at Talladega in '70? Pete would have been a rookie at that track. Pete had raced in the '69 Daytona 500 for A.J. King so I can't imagine they would require ...
  Topic: 429 Hemi???? 1970 Daytona 500
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 990

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:15 pm   Subject: 429 Hemi???? 1970 Daytona 500
I wonder if the 429 C.I. lettering Nichels used, could have been a dig at Ford's Boss 429 ??? I recall that the Ford 427 was actually 425 cubic inches, however Buick already had a 425 so Ford fibbed o ...
  Topic: 1980s Cup Cars - Engine Color Question
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 436

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: 1980s Cup Cars - Engine Color Question
Everyone forgets about those bright glossy red or black steel containment bell housings that NASCAR made everyone use back then.
https://media.fotki.com/2v2JrKJKqxvk5f.jpg
 
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