I tried to replicate Creighton Hunter's 1924 T body Ford. The racecar was built in the 40's and ran the Dry Lakes from 1949 to the early 50's and was clocked at 151 mph. Sold in 1953 the roadster was set-up for drag racing and set times in the high 10's at near 130mph. at Santa Ana Dragway. The T wore the number "00" and pupils were painted inside and the iconic logo was born. A fellow racer of Hunter's was Dean Moon, he asked if he could use the logo and Creighton agreed. The car used a "Moon" tank,but it was plumbed for cooling with a second tank for fuel mounted under the deck lid. The car featured hand controls for the rear brakes and left hand shifting. A picture of the real thing.
stitchdup: The paint booth is fired up and the masking tape is out, its time to get the blue on the porsche so I can hopefully get it decaled tonight
Jan 27, 2020 4:27:59 GMT -7
stitchdup: Not sure whats going on but I'm on track to finish more models this month than i did in the whole of last year
Jan 27, 2020 9:21:56 GMT -7
DeeCee: Being able to build at work would make a big difference i reckon mate.
Jan 27, 2020 23:57:21 GMT -7
aussiemodler: Im hearing ya mate. I've had this plane build on my bench for my dad for over 12 months and I've done more in the last 3 days then in those 12 months. I think motivation helps also.
Jan 28, 2020 2:20:49 GMT -7
stitchdup: I think most of my motivation has been boredom at work, knocking out a couple of curbsides fills in some time cos there really is no work for me to do other than be on the boat all night. If anything happens I phone someone to come and sort it cos I'm not
Jan 28, 2020 10:17:20 GMT -7
stitchdup: qualified to do any of it, and most of it needs 2 or more people anyway. All I know how to do is pull the line tight on the winch and even that I can only do in emergencies
Jan 28, 2020 10:18:36 GMT -7
aussiemodler: well that just sux
Jan 29, 2020 1:27:08 GMT -7
aussiemodler: I HATE painting in these Queensland summers, its 1830 32c (90F) and 75% humidity, everything dries to quick.
Jan 29, 2020 1:37:39 GMT -7
stitchdup: I dont think i've ever been in that much heat, 24 is hot here, lol
Jan 29, 2020 3:44:27 GMT -7
DeeCee: When it's hot, i slap it on very wet, the heat acts as an oven, usually end up with a DEEP gloss.
Jan 29, 2020 4:21:25 GMT -7