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Built by:
Speed City Parts used:
Scratch Built Features:
Donor Parts used:
Aftermarket Items:
Paint used:
Decals used:

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Cecil Yother's
MELROSE MISSILE
1965 Plymouth Topless AFX Roadster

Built by: Jim Polli

Speed City Resin Model #SC-36
1965 Plymouth Topless AFX Roadster

Speed City Resin parts used:
Drag Racing Driver Figure
Super Stock Skinny Front Tires
AFX (low profile) Drag Slicks
American Racing Front Mag Wheels
Cragar 15" Rear Mag Wheels
Hemi Hilborn Intake
7" Injector Stacks
Parachute

Donor kit parts:
*Lindberg '64 Dodge: 426 Hemi engine, transmission, valve covers, fire wall, inner front wheel wells,
front & rear suspensions, drive shaft, chassis braces, front and rear inner rims.
*Detail Master- Seat belt harness & hardware.
*Revell 41 Willys- Steering wheel.
*AMT Chevy II Rat Packer- Seat.
*Parts Box- Fuel tank & cap.

Aftermarket items:
Pro Tech- Fuel lines
RB Motion- Fuel line fittings
Morgan Automotive Detail Parts- Distributor
Replicas & Miniatures Company of Maryland- Electronic Fuel Pump

Paint:
Tamiya White Surface Primer
Tamiya Pure White
Duplicolor Bahama Blue Metallic
Testors Wet Look Clear
Chrome- Molotow

Decals:
Whoopie Kat


 

Bill Maverick Golden's
LITTLE RED WAGON
1964 Dodge A-100 Pickup Truck Wheel Stander


As it ran in the 1967 season.



Built by: Scott Kapellusch
Finished: 8-17-2020

Speed City Resin parts used:
*426 Hemi Engine
*Hemi Hilborn Intake Manifold
*Chrysler 8-3/4 Rear End
*AFX (low profile) Drag Slicks
*Inner rims (deep dish)
*A-100 Lightweight Seat
*15" Injection Stacks (used as header extensions)
*Mag Wheel Hub extensions (glued on to LRW Mag Wheels).
*Funny Car Parts Pack- 3 Gauges (from cluster rack), Oil Filter.
*Resin Door Handles (removed from another Speed City body).
*AFX Parts Pack- Fuel Pump, Gas Cap, Tachometer, Head Light Block outs (used for tail lights).

*Drag Racing Driver Figure- visor removed, breathers removed, mask made larger with putty.

Modifications to original model:

Missing panel lines were scribed in the body.
Rear wheel wells were filled to stock width.
Lip under body was added.
New door sill sides added.
Vertical & horizontal bed braces added.
Extensions added on tailgate & bed.
Extensions lips on front wheel wells.
Tailgate door hinges scribed in with photo-etch bolt heads.
Interior door handles removed and holes drilled.
Roll bar extensions.
Holes in dash were filled with sheet plastic.
Extensions for engine mounts.
Lifts on rear springs.
Interior floor was sanded smooth.
.020" strip was wrapped around each (14"mag wheel) to fit 15" tires and slicks.

Scratch built features:
4-Tailgate supports rods, parachute pull handle and cable, hand brake cylinders, handles and mount,
parachute cables (made from black thread), fuel shut off handle (made from stick pin), fuel shut off cable,
seat belts (made from black ribbon), steering rod & linkage, all throttle linkages, fuel lines, water hoses, ignition wire,
spindles & metal axles (made from small nails), 81 rivets around body, skid plates under tailgate, goggles strap.

Donor kit parts:
*MPC- Front Goodyear Tires (very rare).
*Revell 22 Jr. Dragster- Parachute.
*Polar Lights Funny Car- Valve Covers & breathers, transmission (modified) & pan.
*Parts Box- Brake pedal, steering wheel,

Aftermarket items:
Parts by Parks- 12.5" Injection Stacks.
Model Car Garage- Seat belt kit, Hurst shift handles (used as brake handles).
Pro-Tech- Bolt heads, Ignition wires, white parachute cable.

Paint:
Body- TRANSTAR #4603 Gray Primer, Testors Metallic Gold base, House of Color "Candy Red", Testors One Coat Lacquer Clear Coats.

Decals:
Lindberg- LITTLE RED WAGON side panels, Los Angeles Dodge Dealers, Maverick door decals (painted over with white paint).
Billygooche- All lower sponsor decals (I had these custom made for me).
Lindburg- MAVERICK"S 1964 Dodge 330 Super Stock- Browns Racing Cams decal.


 

Lew Arrington's
BRUTUS GTO
1965 PONTIAC TEMPEST GTO AWB FUNNY CAR


Built by: Scott Kapellusch
Finished: 5- 4 -2020

Speed City Resin Model #SC-96
1965 Pontiac Tempest GTO AWB Funny Car

Speed City Resin parts added:
*Gas Pedal
*Parachute
*GMC-6-71 Blower
*Ribbed Blower Belt
*Hilborn Bug Catcher
*15" Pie Crust Slicks
*Inner Rims (deep dish)
*M/T 392 Hemi Valve Covers
*Buick / Olds / Pontiac Rear End
*American 5 Spoke Front Mag Wheels & Inner Rims
*Drag Racing Driver Figure (goggles altered, visor removed, altered to have bare hands).
*AFX Parts Pack- Wheelie Casters, Gas Cap, Fuel Pump, Master Cylinder.
*Rear Suspension Assortment Pack- used G.M. Control Arms w/ shock mounts.
*Front Leaf Spring Assortment Pack- used 1/4 Elliptic Springs: Cut to be smaller.
*Funny Car Parts Pack- Blower Pulleys, Idler Adjustment Arm, Timing Cover, Oil Filter with adapter, Transmission Linkage.

Modifications to resin model:
Grill was thinned to be hollow, landing pads were added for front hood pins, bottom of headlight sides were added to 1/4 panels,
landing pads for 1/4 elliptic springs were added to chassis, battery shelf added, front shock mounts, fuel tank frames added to chassis,
front of package tray removed, door handles hollowed out, Speed City 1/4 elliptic springs added to chassis.

Scratch built features:
Square tube frame, roll bars, firewall sides, dash face (machine turn made from rolling a file over the aluminum),
parachute pull handle & cable, toggle switches, on/off labels, gas pedal strap & linkage, aluminum package shelf,
seat belts (made from black ribbon), all clear windows, drilled all holes in rear window, rivets on all door panels, front & rear shocks,
radiator surround & mount, fender & grill supports, steering arm, throttle linkage, return spring, fuel block, fuel lines, water pump, water hoses,
straight tube axle (using Speed City instructions), spindles & metal axles (made from small nails), all steering linkage, headers (made from solder),
jumper cable bracket (on front bumper). fuel tank straps, RUIHUA O-Rings (for spark plug seals), valve stems.

Donor kit parts:
*Revell Pontiac 421 Parts Pack Engine.
*Revell Miss Deal F/C- Oil fillers (from 2 kits).
*Lindburg '66 Chevelle- Door handles, transmission mount.
*MPC Vintage Funny Cars- Rear mag wheels and chrome caps.
*Revell Stacy David's '32 Ford Rat Roadster- Pie Crust Skinny Front Tires.
*Amt/Ertl 1965 Pontiac GTO for the front & rear bumper/grill, taillights, hood, dash.
*Parts Box- Steering wheel,radiator, seat, tachometer, brake cylinder, battery, rear coil springs.
*Danbury Mint 1/24 Trunk Molding & Tail Lights (7 cuts were made to make it fit the Speed City Resin body).

Aftermarket items:
*Pro-Tech- spark plug wires, heater hose's, braided fuel lines, rubber fuel lines, license plate frame.
*RUIHUA Watch Crown O-Rings 1.8M- for spark plug boots.
Darice Clear Jelly Cord- (for Fuel Tank Straps)
? - Magneto Dots

Paint:
TRANSTAR #4603 Gray Primer.
1965 GMC Omaha Orange.
Click logo to visit web site.

Decals:
"Speed City Decals"
(Whoopie Kat Decals now has them for sale).


 

Dick Harding's
BACK UP PICK UP
1965 Ford Econoline 5 Window Pickup


Built by: Jim Polli
Finished: 7- 4-202

Speed City Resin Model #SC-114
1965 Ford Econoline 5 Window Pickup

Speed City Resin parts added:
*Ford 427 Wedge Injection Parts Pack
*AFX Parts Pack- Tachometer
*Funny Car Parts Pack- Oil Filter
*Super Stock* Front Racing Tires
*Buick/ Olds/ Pontiac Rear End
*Drag Racing Driver Figure
*Foot Pedal

Modifications to resin model:
Removed wing windows, widened wheel wells to accept Polar Lights F/C Slicks,
Cab Divider Plate was glued in place, Tailgate Hinges were filed down.

Modifications to First Gear Econoline Parts:
Stripped all painted parts.
Removed seat supports & engine surround.
Added plastic sheet to fill those areas.
Cut hole in bed floor for engine.

Scratch built features:
Square tube frame, motor mounts, roll bar, roll bar wrapped with electrical tape (hand cut & wrapped around roll bars),
dash (made of sheet plastic), B&M Dual Braking System Box, wheelie bars (pinned to move).

Donor kit parts:
*First Gear 1/25 Die Cast- Floor, side bed panels, interior door panels, front & rear bumpers.
*Revell Ford Thunderbolt- 427 Ford engine & seat.
* Polar Lights F/C- Slicks, headers.
*AMT Corvair Funny Car- Ansen front mag wheels.
*Lindburg Little Red Wagon- Rear springs (used for the front springs).
*Revell Showboat Dragster- Front wheel truck center caps (used on rear wheels).
*AMT 41 Willys- Gas tank spinner cap, & water tank spinner cap.
*Parts Box- B&M Transmission, steering wheel, brake & clutch pedals, water tank, fuel tank, parachute, rear E.T. mag wheels.

Aftermarket items:
*Driver Racing Harness/seat belt- Slixx Decal.
* A/N Fittings- RB Motion.
 *Magneto- Morgan Automotive Detail
*MPC Sprint Car- Helmet

Paint:
Body: Tamiya White Primer, Tamiya Pearl White,Tamiya Brilliant Blue (on front of cab and splattered on bed walls and floor),
Testors Dark Red (on cab and side panels). The insides of blue fades around body were masked off with Frisket Film and
Testors Arctic Blue Metallic (was thinned and lightly sprayed for an over spray effect), Testors Ford Engine Blue.

Decals: Whoopie Kat Decals


 

FRED HURST
1967 BARRACUDA GASSER



Built by: Scott Kapellusch
8-22-2019

Speed City Resin Model #SC-107
1967 Barracuda Gasser

Speed City Resin parts used:
*Chrysler Dana 60 Rear End
*M&H Racemaster 16" Drag Slicks
*American Torque Trust 16" Mag Wheels
*Inner rims (deep dish)"
*Torque Thrust "Spindle Mount" Mag Wheels
*Funny Car Parts Pack- Oil Filter
* Big Block Chevy Parts Pack- Radiator Cap
*AFX Parts Pack- Fuel Pump, Steering Box, Timing/Balancer Pulley, Gas Cap
*Hemi Hilborn Intake Manifold
*426 Hemi Engine
*Hood Pins Decal
*Foot Pedal
*Parachute

Modifications to resin model:
Front clip was separated from body (scribed out with a hobby knife).
Lip under cowl was added.
All door pillar frames & body braces.
Door hinges with bolts.
Hole drilled in hood louver for distributor.
Holes drilled for hood pins & parachute cable.

Scratch built features:
Roll bars, interior door handles (made from stick pins), parachute pull handle and cable, parachute cables mount,
parachute cables (made from black thread), fuel shut off handle (made from stick pin), fuel shut off cable, brake pedal,
clutch pedal, head rest, seat belts (made from black ribbon), rivets on window frames (dots of chrome paint using a tooth pick),
all glass (clear plastic sheet), all aluminum window frames (Bare Metal Foil), side window bolts, steering rod & linkage, all throttle linkages,
fuel lines, water hoses, ignition wire,over flow line on radiator, drive shaft, spindles & metal axles (made from small nails),
valve stems, hood pins (needles drilled through the Speed City Hood Pin Decals),
flip front end hinge- (using Speed City Instructions on "MODEL NEWS" page).

Donor kit parts:
*Revell Ford Thunderbolt- Coil on firewall.
*Revell Ed Roth Tweedy Pie- Radiator (modified).
*Revell Malibu S/S Pro Street- Wheelie Bars (modified)
*AMT Chevy Nova- Injector Stacks (cut down to 10 m.m. tall).
*Revell Miss Deal- Headers (shortened & hollowed), front Tires.
*Polar Lights Funny Car- Valve Covers & breathers, ladder bars (modified), transmission.
*Revell Stone, Wood's & Cook Willys Gasser- front suspension, F&R shocks, seats (modified), steering wheel, fuel tank, starter.

Aftermarket items:
Model Car Garage- Seat belt kit.
Pro-Tech- Bolt heads, Ignition wires, parachute cable, red radiator hoses.

Paint:
Body- Silver base, House of Color- Candy Red, Testors One Coat Lacquer Clear Coats.
Interior was painted using Speed City Instructions....
1. Super Glue tooth pick to outside of interior tub (to be used as a handle).
2. Spray entire Interior Tub with a primer coat.
3. Paint all padded door panels & rear backseat (tuck 'n' roll) padding - a white base coat followed by a pearl white coat.
* Make sure to paint the seats at this time too*
4. After painting all pearl, tape off center of (tuck 'n' roll) in backseat area, the flat padding on door panels, sail panel & seat centers with Bare Metal Foil.
5. Air brush candy red over all the padded "unmasked area's" (let paint cure).
6. Leave all masking on and put more Bare Metal Foil over all the painted door panels and all backseat tuck 'n' roll areas.
7. Now spray dash, floors and seats with a silver base, followed by candy red.
8. Remove all tape and clear coat entire Interior Tub (top & bottom) and seats.

Decals:
Whoopie Kat Decals
- Sail Panel decals were sprayed with silver metal flake.
- Moon Tank Emblem (from Whoopie Kat Detail Set).
- I helped in the design and sizing of this decal sheet.


 

STONE, WOODS & COOK
DARK HORSE 2
'66 Long Nose AWB Mustang Funny Car



Built by: Scott Kapellusch
7-4-2019

Speed City Resin Model # SC-17
'66 LONG NOSE AWB MUSTANG FUNNY CAR

Speed City Resin Parts added:
*392 Hemi Engine
*GMC 6-71 Blower
*4 Oil Breathers- from 392 M/T Valve Covers
*AFX Parts Pack- Fuel Pump, Steering Box, one gauge removed from cluster rack.
*Funny Car Parts Pack- 4 Port Injector Hat, Blower Pulleys, Blower Belt, Airheart Disk Brakes, 392 Timing Cover, Oil Filter.
*Buick/ Olds/ Pontiac Rear End
*M&H Racemaster 16" Slicks
*Cragar 16" (shallow dish) Mag Wheels
*Inner Rims (shallow dish)
*Goodyear Blue Streak *Funny Car* Skinny Front Tires
*Cragar (zero offset) Mag Wheels with Inner rims
* Hood Pin Decals
*Foot Pedal
*Parachute

Modifications to resin model:
Panel lines were scribed into the Interior tub.
Rivets were drilled next to panel lines and later dotted with chrome paint.
Front clip was separated from body (scribed out with a hobby knife).
Inner Body Braces were glued to each side of body.
Honeycomb detail was removed from grill.
Trunk Vent was sanded down to about .015" to remove all the horizontal grill lines.

Scratch built features:
80% of the tube frame , motor mounts, roll bars, battery box support, fuel tank bracket,
door sills, fuel tank, drive shaft, scatter shield & straps, parachute straps (made from white ribbon),
parachute pull handle and cables, straight tube axle, steering rods, steering shaft support, spindles,
tie rod, 2 steering arms, torsion bar front suspension, flip front end hinge- (using Speed City instructions).
All clear windows, rear window straps, headers (from solder), fuel tank, fuel block, linkage, ignition wire, fuel lines,
Darice Clear Jelly Cord- (for Fuel Tank Straps), braided fuel lines, fuel shut off handle, fuel shut off cable, battery cables,
brake cylinder box, brake line block, brake lines, hood pins- (needles drilled through the decals), bolt heads on blower block,
brake pedal, transmission pan & drain plug, gauge mount on steering wheel shaft, seat belts (made from black ribbon), valve stems,
hand painted lettering and blue streak on front tires, oil drain lines to headers, burst plate on intake, magneto, starter cable, trunk vent.

Donor kit parts:
Polar Lights- Chassis (highly modified)
MPC Corvette Funny Car- Blower Hat
AMT '67 Shelby mustang 500- Grill bar & fog light lenses
AMT Mustang Funny Car- Rear bumper & rear glass (cut to fit flush mounted).
AMT Hemi Under Glass- Headers (that were lengthened with hollow plastic tube).
Revell Miss Deal F/C- Valve covers, Filler tubes on heads, starter.
Parts box- Steering wheel, shifter, battery, gas tank ends, gas cap, magneto,

Aftermarket items
Model Car Garage- Photo-etch '36 Ford 1/24 scale grill mesh (used for trunk screen).
Scale Motorsport- Photo-etch honey comb screen for front grill
Model Car Garage- Seat belt kit
Pro-Tech- Misc. size bolt heads
R&B Motion- Bolt heads
Darice Clear Jelly Cord- for Fuel Tank Straps

Paint:
Body: House of Color "Oriental Blue" with Pearl X "Blue Pearl Powder" added.
Interior Tin: Plasti-Coat Chrome Spray Paint (to simulate polished aluminum).
Engine- Testors Ford Engine Blue
Chrome: Molowtow for all Chrome parts

Decals:
Slixx: The gold ribbon (on the hood) doesn't line up correctly on the side of the fenders,
so a second set of ribbons on the decal sheet were used for the sides of fenders.
Whoopie Kat: Moon Tank Emblem.


 

Doug Nash's
BRONCO BUSTER
Ford Bronco Half Cab Long Nose Funny Car


Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin Model #SC-104
Bronco Buster Funny Car

Speed City Resin parts used:
*Drag Racing Driver Figure
*Halibrand 15" Front Mag Wheels (used on rear - center caps drilled out)
*Inner Rims (deep dish)
*Ford 9" Rear End
*American 18" 12 Spoke Mag Wheels
*Ford (small block) Injection "Parts Pack"
*Funny Car Parts Pack- Mallory Super Coil, Airheart Disk Brakes, Oil Filter,Transmission Linkage (one linkage arm only).
*AFX Parts Pack- Steering Unit, Timing/Balancer Pulley & Fuel Pump.
*Gas Pedal
*Parachute

Modifications to resin model:
CHASSIS-
Front & rear cross members were replaced with aluminum tube, rear shock absorber mounting plates,
anti-sway bar mounts, 4- body braces, roll bar connector plates, steering arm to front cross member,
stabilizer arm on side of chassis, tops of chassis perches were sanded smooth and re-shaped, brake line block.
LADDER BARS-
Bottoms were reshaped & side brackets added.
FRONT STRAIGHT TUBE AXLE-
The resin axle piece was replaced with a new axle (using Speed City Instructions on the "Model News" page) to have poseable
and rolling wheels. Coil over shocks were sanded down to remove all coil springs. (real springs will be made from wire).
GRILL-
Grill was hollowed out and backed with black electrical tape after painting, lip around grill removed.
BODY-
Hole in bed cover for roll bar, body was then scribed at door lines.
DRIVER FIGURE-
Visor on helmet removed, right "bent arm" was re-shaped to be made straight, legs were cut to fit interior floor.

Scratch built features on build:
Created the original master for the Bronco Buster resin body and parts (shown on the "In progress" page).
The Ford (small block) Injection Parts Pack (shown on the "In progress" page).
The American 18" 12 Spoke Mag Wheels (shown on the "In progress" page).
The Drag Racing Driver Figure (shown on the "In progress" page).

All roll bars, padding (made from heat shrink tubing), aluminum seat backing plates, top & bottom seat cushions, seat material (made from 3M tape).
seat belts (made from ribbon), straight tube axle (using Speed City Instructions), all steering rods & knuckles, tie rod, steering arm,
spindles & metal axles (made from small nails). Coil over springs (made from silver wire), steering unit cover, steering stabilizer box,
rear Autolite shocks, rear air bag shocks (made from Speed City rear shocks sanded down- aluminum tubes and black wire).
Hollow aluminum rod on top of chassis, water pump, water cooler tank, tank supports & straps, gas tank (reworked kit part),
Tank supports & straps, headers (from solder), lead weight on frame, interior tin sides, sway bar mount on top of rear end,
parachute cable, parachute lines, fuel lines, water lines, brake lines, throttle linkage rods , altered brake cylinder, relay box,
aluminum battery box, valve stems, tachometer bracket, oil dip stick, transmission dip stick, flip front end hinge- (using Speed City instructions).

Donor Parts:
* AMT/ERTL 1967 Mustang GT: 289 Ford small block engine, heads, oil pan, valve covers, bell housing, transmission, starter & shifter gate on floor.
* Revell Ford T Roadster for: Spindle arms, radius rod ends (the straight rods were replaced with sewing needles).
* AMT Goodyear Blue Streak 9:00 x 15" Slicks (found in older AMT kits)
* Revell Goodyear Dragster 18" Skinny Tires
* Johan Funny Car- steering wheel

Parts Box Items:
Distributor & cap, brake pedal, master brake cylinder (modified),
gas tank spinner cap, tachometer, battery & rear metal axle.

Aftermarket items:
*Pro-Tech- 154- Nut & bolt heads, detail wires, spark plug wires (black), rubber fuel lines & braided fuel lines.
*RB Motion- Detail washers #1253C, spark plugs #1215 & valve cover breathers #1602.
*Detail Master- Hose clamp set, combination fittings #1 & #3, compression fittings #1,
racing harness hardware, detail wires, speaker grill set (for water cooler tank ends).

Paint:
Body- PLASTICOAT Primer - TESTORS Metallic Silver Base - TAMIYA Clear Yellow & Clear Red - TESTERS One Coat Lacquer Clear.

Chassis- RUST-OLEUM BRIGHT COAT METALLIC FINISH "CHROME" #7718
(23 different colors of metal were used- including metallizers, chrome and photo-etch).

Decals:
Whoopie Kat Decals
I helped in the design and sizing on this decal sheet.


 

Ron Gerstner's
'34 FORD SCREAMER
Show/Go Altered 3 Window Coupe


Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin parts used:
*392 Hemi Engine

*GMC 6-71 Blower
*Timing Cover (Altered from the "Big Block Chevy Parts Pack" finned timing cover).
*Funny Car Parts Pack- 4 Port Injector, Blower Pulleys, Idler Adjustment Arm,
Transmission Linkage, 3- Gauge Cluster Rack, Fire Extinguisher.
*AFX Parts Pack- Gas Cap, Brake Cylinder, Steering Box.
*Ribbed Blower Belt
*Direct Drive Bell Housing
*American 12 Spoke (zero offset) Front Mag wheels
*Inner Rims (Deep Dish)
*2- Brake Drums & Backing Plates (from a Rear End Parts Pack)
*Drag Racing Driver Figure
*Foot Pedal

Donor Model:
Revell '34 Ford Street Rod "SNAP-TITE body.

Modifications to Revell body:
1. Removed 2 1/2" scale inches from Sail Panel (to level off roof)
2. Removed grill and took out 6 scale inches from hood& sides
3. Split hood top and narrowed it to fit grill
4. Filled in bottom of hood sides
5. Filled in rear tail lights
6. Filled in rear section of wheel wells with sheet plastic
7. Added new "recessed wheel wells", using sheet plastic
8. Added small sheet to simulate side window guides
9. Drilled holes in roof for roll bars
10. Cut hole in top of roof (for sun roof)
11. Added sheet on sun roof for window lip
12. Four door hinges installed
13. Added chrome grill to grill opening-
(but had to remove center of grill and left only a lip - needed for the photo-etched grill that didn't fit)
14. Reshaped rear window
15. Re-cut all new hood separation lines
16. Cut hole in hood for blower
17. Louvers on trunk
(Used "ARCHER DECAL TRANSFERS" # AR88037 cast resin louvers on decal film)
- Louver decals were doubled up to make them taller -

Donor parts:
* Revell '29 Ford Rat Rod - Front buggy spring
* Revell "SHOWBOAT" Dragster - Quick change rear end
* AMT/Ertl Chevy II Funny Car - Rear mag wheels, steering wheel & fuel tank
* Revell MISS DEAL - B&M transmission, valve covers, blower scoop, breathers, front tires.
* AMT Hippie Hemi Dragster - Intake manifold
* Revell '32 Ford Roadster - Radius Rods
* MPC Malco Mustang Gasser - Seat (altered)

Scratch built features:
Round tube chassis, push bar, interior & exterior roll bars, motor mounts, steering bar, steering rod,
straight tube axle (using Speed City Instructions), axles (using nails), front leaf spring perch, fuel tank mount, seat mount,
all aluminum panels (cut from a pie tin), tilt hinge- (using Speed City instructions), support hinge, valve stems, fuel & brake lines, all linkage rods.

Aftermarket items:
*Archer decal Transfers- # AR88037 cast resin louvers on decal film.
*Model Car Garage- Photo-Etched '34 vertical grill.
(Be warned: This grill has a design flaw and doesn't fit any '34 Ford grills accurately)

Paint:
Plasti-Coat Primer - Testors Met. Gold base - Testors Candy Green - Testors Wet Look Clear Lacquer.

Decals:
I had these custom made through Whoopie Kat Decals.
I helped in the design and sizing.
I had Whoopie Kat re-sized them to fit the Revell '34 Ford Street Rod "SNAP-TITE body.
- Decals are now available through Whoopie Kat -


 

1966 Dodge Dart 270

Built by:  Mark Mucciacciaro
*First time working with resin*

Speed City Resin Model #SC-9
1966 Stock Dodge Dart

Donor parts used:
* AMT '71 Duster- Chassis, floor pan, engine & running gear.
* Scenes Unlimited - Steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps.
* Revell '66 GTO- Red Line Tires.

Scratch built features on build:
Scribed the hood open.
Used the engine compartment from the '71 Duster, along with some Evergreen strip for filler.
The Duster floor pan was modified to fit under the Dart body to have the proper wheelbase.
Headlights were removed and replaced with the plastic lenses from the Duster kit.
.010 x .040 Evergreen was used for the body side moldings and fender spears.
K&S .015 plastic sheet for glass.

Paint:
Body-Tamiya fine surface primer- Tamiya X-2 acrylic white- Tamiya X-22 clear.
Engine-Testors acrylic orange over a Tamiya X-18 semi-gloss black.
Interior and undercarriage-Tamiya X-18 semi gloss black.
Chrome- Molotow pen.

Decals:
Keith Marks- Dodge Dart decal set.


 

"Ohio" George Montgomery's
MALCO MUSTANG
1967 MUSTANG GASSER




Built by: Scott Kapellusch
11-7-2018

Speed City Resin parts used:
* Ford 9" Rear End
* Funny Car Parts Pack -
(4 Port Injector, 3- Blower Pulleys)
* Ribbed Blower Belt
* Halibrand (Shallow Dish) 16" Rear Mag Wheels
* Goodyear Blue Streak 16" Slicks
* Inner Rims (Shallow Dish)
* Parachute (from Parachute Parts Pack)
* Hood Pin Decals

Donor Models used:
*MPC Malco Mustang Gasser (2- kits)
*AMT Malco '33 Willys Gasser- all engine & tranny parts.
*AMT '67 Mustang G/T (2-body's)- head lights, tail lights & front bumper (altered).

Modifications to AMT '67 Mustang G/T body:
1. Added .020" to bottom of rocker panels.
2. Filled in side coves with .010" sheet plastic and putty.
3. Filled in holes in sail panels.
4. New radius cut rear wheel wells.
5. Back filled underside of wheel wells with plastic strip and putty to make new flared lips.
6. Added wheel well tubs to inside of body
7. Flattened trunk lid spear
8. Raised front of roof pillars by 1-1/2 scale inch.
9. Added MPC Malco nose to Revell '67 Mustang G/T nose.
10. Re-shaped fender spares to match '67 Mustang.
11. Re-cut new cowl lines.
12. Cut off front clip from body.
13. Added 8" to rear of hood scoop.
14. Made new door pillars with hinges.
15. Molded AMT '67 Mustang front bumper to Malco clip.
16. Added Ford Thunderbolt hollow door handles.
17. Front & Rear window frame recess' ..... To have flush mounted windows.
18. Pivot Rod inside body (for body to flip up).
19. Tail light holes filled in on the rear valance (I'm making 6 new separate tail lights).
20. Cut new parachute hole in rear valance.
21. Front suspension was moved back 3"
22. Inner wheel well tubs.

Scratch built features:
Inner door panels, sail panels and dash were made as a one-piece unit.
(The Malco dash was placed on the firewall and a new sheet of .060" plastic was stacked on top of the Malco dash to create a new raised dash.
(The Malco dash was removed & discarded during assembly).
Inner door panels with 1/2 round panel trim and separate white middle inserts & head liner.
Sides of seats were sanded down to the piping to make smaller and flatter.
Front center roll bar and some bottom tips on roll bars to make it all sit straight.
Corrected headers (made from solder).
Inner wheel well tubs were added to inside of body.
Window frames and rivets.
Front wheel center caps.
Front coil over shocks & springs.
Front clip hinges.
2- Body braces.
Wheelie bar bracket.

TAIL LIGHTS:
The tail light bezels were cut out from 2- AMT '67 Mustang G/T body's, to make into 6 separate tail light bezels.
One set was used to keep the 2 outer tail light bezels and the second body was used to save the middle set of tail light bezels.
Red clear lenses' were cut into 6 separate pieces and all 6 bezels and 6 lenses were thinned and narrowed to scale.

MODIFICATIONS TO MPC MALCO MUSTANG CHASSIS:
Sides of chassis were narrowed (to fit new door panel inserts).
Wheel wells were cut back to fit the wheel well tubs on body.
Inner wheel well sides were filled and sanded smooth.
.040" was added to top of firewall.
Aluminum tubes added to chassis for front clip hinge.

Aftermarket items:
* Pro-Tech- Photo-etch "Nuts & Bolt Heads, fuel and ignition wires.
* Detail Master- Hose clamp set, combination fittings #1 & #3, compression fittings #1, racing harness hardware & detail wires.

Paint:
BODY:
Custom Sky Blue Pearl mixed with H.O.K Cobalt Candy Blue, topped with Sky Blue metal flake.
DASH:
Custom Sky Blue Pearl mixed with H.O.K. Cobalt Candy Blue (no metal flake).
CHASSIS, FIREWALL & bottom of DASH:
Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue- (to simulate anodized aluminum) with 2 coats of Testors Wet Look Lacquer.
DOOR PANELS:
Silver metallic base and Tamiya blue clear.
DOOR PANEL INSERTS, HEAD LINER, TRUNK LINERS & SEATS:
Krylon gloss white base, white pearl powder mixed with clear and a coat of H.O.K. Ultra Fine Silver Metal Flake.
Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue on seat stripes.

Decals:
Combination of: Slixx and MPC.


Photo of the body mod's and parts lay out.


Click on box for more info.


 

Dick Belfatti's
TRICK TRUCK
1961-'63 Corvair Rampside Pickup Wheel stander



Built by: Scott Kapellusch
11-6-2018

Best Model Car Parts:
1961 Corvair Rampside Pickup resin model
*Mastered by Michael Hanson*

Speed City Resin parts used:
* Drag Racing Driver Figure
* Hurst Front Mag Wheels
* Super Stock Skinny Front Tires
* Inner Rims (shallow dish) - 2 sets
* Buick-Olds-Pontiac Rear End Parts Pack
* American "Torque Trust" 16" Rear Mag Wheels
* M&H Pie Crust 15" Drag Slicks (made to fit 16" Mags)
* Big Block Chevy Parts Pack- Timing Cover
* Chevy Enderle Injection Manifold (with Ram Tubes)
* 15" Hollow Tube Injector Stacks- (for header extensions)
* AFX Parts Pack - Steering Unit, Timing/Balancer Pulley & Fuel Pump).

Modifications to resin model:
BODY-
Removed all scripts & emblems, removed side vent window frames, radiused rear wheel wells, cut out rear window molding,
removed front window moldings & wipers, cut down front window recess', drilled out steak bed holes, re-scribed all panel lines,
cut lines in front valance, cross bracing on ramp door, glued ramp door to body.
CHASSIS-
Removed all front & rear suspension molded in details with Dremel tool, removed front & mid-section of floor pan,
removed front section of rear bed panel, added plastic to many of the frame rails, front spring perches, re-shaped rear wheel well tubs.
INTERIOR-
Lowed seat and cut down front wheel well/seat mount 8 scale inches (to fit Driver Figure).
Removed gauge faces and radio on dash, removed window cranks in door panels and drilled holes,
glued dash and door panels to be a 1-piece unit, removed visors & dome light, thinned all inner body panels around windows.

Scratch built features:
Made new tufted seat & piping (using .060 plastic strips & .015" round), entire sub frame engine unit, front spindles, front rolling axles,
tail gate braces and pins, wheel hubs on back of Hurst front mags, roll bar, drilled out head lights and replaced with block out covers,
steering wheel down tube, headers from solder and 15" hollow tubes for header extensions, skid tube (for wheelie's) on chassis,
all steering rods. Clear stand (for wheelie position). Added red pinstripe tape along wheel wells, bumper areas, & rocker panels.

Driver Figure-

Helmet visor removed, breathers removed, left "bent arm" was re-shaped to hang outside of window,
legs were cut back to fit floor, arms re-worked to have bare hands, gloves were re-shaped to resemble hands,
fire suit boots removed and pants were re-shaped and boot's were re-shaped.

Donor Parts:
AMT/ERTL- 396 engine & transmission, heads, valve covers, oil filter, oil pan & starter.
Parts box items- Gas pedal, brake and clutch pedals, stick shift boot, 2- Moon gas tanks (glued together).

Aftermarket items:
* Detail Master- Hurst shifter, compression fittings, red pinstripe tape #DM 5002 1/64".
* Pro-Tech- Pre-wired vertex magneto, detail wires, rubber fuel lines.

* Model Expo- Line O Tape 09-RED .010" x .120" Pinstripe Tape (on Driver Figure).

Paint:
Plasti-coat primer- body and all parts.
Plasti-coat- White base, Testors Guards red, Testors blue Met. flake in bottle.
Krylon Color Master dark gray primer- Inner side bed panels.
Krylon gloss black- chassis and suspension parts.

Decals:
Whoopie Kat
I helped with the direction and sizing for these decals.


 

Doug Nash's
BRONCO BUSTER
Ford Bronco Half Cab Long Nose Funny Car

Built by: Jim Polli

Speed City Resin Model #SC-104
Bronco Buster Funny Car

Speed City Resin Parts used:
* Halibrand 15" Front Mag Wheels (used on rear - center caps drilled out)
* Inner Rims (deep dish)
* Ford 9" Rear End
* American 18" 12 Spoke Mag Wheels
* Ford (small block) Injection "Parts Pack"
* AFX Parts Pack - Tachometer

Modifications to resin model:
CHASSIS- Rear shock absorber mounting plates, 4- body braces, roll bar connector plates, steering arm on front cross member.
BODY- Hole in bed cover for roll bar, body was then cut in half.

Scratch built features on build:
All roll bars, padding made from heat shrink tubing, aluminum seat backing plates, top & bottom seat cushions,
seat material (made from 3M tape), seat belts, steering unit cover, water cooler tank, drive shaft tube, steering arm,
interior tin sides, parachute strap, fuel lines, water lines, flip front end hinge- (using Speed City instructions).

Donor Parts:
* AMT/ERTL 1967 Mustang GT for: 289 Ford small block engine, heads, oil pan, valve covers, oil filter, bell housing, transmission.
* Revell Ford T Roadster for: Headers & radius rods.
* Revell Goodyear Dragster 18" Skinny Tires
* AMT Goodyear Blue Streak 9:00 x 15" Slicks (found in older AMT kits)
* Johan Funny Car- Steering wheel

Parts Box Items:
Brake pedal, gas pedal, gas tank spinner cap & rear metal axle.

Aftermarket items:
*Pro-Tech- Fuel lines
*Detail Master- Racing harness hardware, speaker grill set (for water cooler tank ends).
*Morgan Automotive Detail- Pre-wired distributor

Paint:
Chassis- RUST-OLEUM BRIGHT COAT METALLIC FINISH "CHROME" #7718
Body- PLASTICOAT primer, TAMIYA metallic silver base, TAMIYA clear yellow & clear red, TESTORS wet look clear.

Decals:
Whoopie Kat Decals


 

Gary Weckesser's
MACH IV

'69 Mustang 4- Engine Dragster




Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin Model #SC- 4
MACH IV '69 Mustang Dragster

Speed City Parts added:
* Eaton G.M 14 Bolt Rear End (2- sets)
* Firestone Drag 500 Slicks (2- sets)
(Slicks were hollowed out to fit the Monogram '29 Ford E.T. Mag Wheels)
* 10" Hollow tube Injector Stacks (4- sets used)

Modifications to resin model:
Besides making the original master for this resin model (shown on the "In progress" page 4)...
The frame extensions in the resin kit were shortened by 6".
The rear section of the front clip was removed.
A new firewall was made and recessed into the body.
Front & rear bumpers were chrome plated by Chrome-Tech U.S.A
.

Scratch built features on build:
Vertical frame rails from the engines back, rails around the drivers cage and roll bars.
Cock pit aluminum side panels & floor. Tuck 'n' roll padding "hand carved" on seat & side panels.
Interior tin (top & side panels) made from Evergreen Sheet with hand carved Tuck 'n' Roll padding.
Center & Rear "Gear Adaptor Units". Drive shaft shroud, fuel tank, 4- finned valley pans, 4-fuel blocks.
2- timing covers on the Showboat dragster had the motor mounts reversed, steering wheel mount,
brake handle & knob, gauges rack bracket, steering rod & drive shaft tubes. All fuel lines, brake lines, electrical lines.
Parachute cables & parachute bracket, flip hinge- (using Speed City instructions).

Donor Model:
*Revell TOMMY IVO'S "SHOWBOAT" DRAGSTER-
*Chassis (modified)
4- Buick engine blocks (were thinned to match the Ford small block resin heads)
Front wheel hubs (fit into Monogram Ansen sprint 18" mag wheels).
Rear disk brakes, 4- timing covers (1 left & 1 right side motor mount was reversed)
Headers (one had to be lengthened). Fuel pumps, oil filters & chute release handle.

Donor parts:
*ANSEN SPRINT MAG WHEELS- Monogram '29 Ford Roadster Pick Up (2- kits were needed).
The "Deep Dish" rear mags from the 2 kits were used for all 4 outer mag wheels and the
"Shallow Dish" front mags from the 2 kits had the spokes cut out and were used for all 4 "Inner Rims".
The centers on the front mag wheels were drilled out to fit the Showboat center wheel hubs.
*Speed City "FIRESTONE DRAG 500 SLICKS" were hollowed out to fit the Monogram '29 Ford ANSEN mag wheels.
* 4- Breather Caps- from Polar Lights F/C sprue dividers between radius rods.
*2- MPC Funny Car Parachutes and a few other parts box items.

Aftermarket items:
*Pro-Tech - Nut & bolt heads, detail wires, fuel lines and (4)- Pre wired Vertex Magneto's.
*Detail Master - Quick Turn Fasteners.

Paint:
*Pearl White- All body parts & Interior padded panels.
* Pearl Blue powder was dusted over all panel decals.
*Americana Acrylic "Ultra deep blue"- Seat.
*Americana Acrylic "Black" - interior of body, seat belts, holes in headers.
*Rustoleum Bright Coat "CHROME"- Cock pit panels.
*Rustoleum Bright Coat "ALUMINUM"- Fuel Tank, valve covers & injection
*Testors "METALLIC SILVER"- Valley pans, steering box & window trim.
*ALCLAD CHROME- Center & Rear "Gear Adaptor Units".
*Molowtow Chrome- Headers & chrome touch ups.

Decals:
Whoopie Kat Decals
* I helped create these "new - corrected" MACH IV decals with sizing, color and direction*
I had all the sponsors and lettering left off the panels, so they can be sprayed with a dust of pearl.
Scale Auto Details- (Magneto Firing Dots).

This model took FIRST PLACE at the Wally Parks N.H.R.A. Motorsports Museum
"SPIRIT OF SPEED" Model Contest on Nov 5 2017


 

Tom McCurry's
WAGON MASTER
Buick Riviera 4 - Engine Dragster



Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin Model #SC-32

Speed City Parts added:
* 6" Hollow Tube Injector Stacks (8 sets).
*An additional (4 sets) of 6" Stacks were used for all 8 header extensions.

Modifications to resin model:
All windows were cut out more and silver pin strip tape was added on the glass to replicate the window moldings.
Roof hatch was cut out of body and a new hatch was made from sheet plastic, luggage rack chrome strips were
added to the top of the hatch, lower rear window area was reworked.

Scratch built features:
Besides making the original master for this resin model (shown on the "In progress" page 4)...
Made a rolled lip on the lower front rocker panels using plastic strips.
Interior tin top & side panels made from Evergreen Sheet (using Speed City Instructions), extended the belly pan,
hinge on roof hatch, Showboat headers were cut off after the bend and Speed City 6" Hollow Stacks
were used for the header extensions. Hand painted all white GOODYEAR letters and the blue lines on the
Revell 2-piece slicks, window glass, hand painted rivets on all window moldings, parachute pull cable,
parachute safety ribbon, rear push bar, throttle linkage & fuel lines.

Donor Parts:
*Revell Tommy Ivo Show Boat Dragster kit.
*Revell '70's style Goodyear Blue Streak 2-piece slicks (2- sets used).

Aftermarket items:
Pro-Tech- Nut & bolt heads, detail wires, fuel lines, (4)- Pre wired Vertex Magneto's.
Detail Master- Belt buckles

Paint:
*Tamiya clear yellow with white pearl powder mixed in.
*Americana Acrylic "Black" - interior of body, seat belts, holes in headers.
*Rustoleum Bright Coat "ALUMINUM"- Cock pit panels.

Decals:
Whoopie Kat Decals
Scale Auto Details- (Magneto Firing Dots)
Slixx Decals- (Oil filters)


 


It took 12 years to finally see these two side by side !
2006 - 2017



 

Al Joniac's
BATCAR
1965 Mustang Long Nose AWB Funny Car

Built by: Jim Polli

Speed City Resin Model #SC-19
1965/'66 Long Nose Mustang AWB A/FX Funny Car.

Speed City Parts added:
*American 5 Spoke Mag Wheels with Inner Rims
*Wheelie Casters from AFX Parts Pack

Modifications to resin model:
Rear Spoiler added to trunk.

Donor parts:
Amt/Ertl Mustang Funny Car - Seat, Stick shift, steering wheel, 429 SOHC engine,
radiator, fuel tank, window glass, front & rear suspension & front tires.

Scratch built added features:
Roll bars,
parachute lines, wires & cables.

Paint:
Testors Gloss black

Decals:
Whoopie Kat


 

Gene Conway's
C&O DESTROYER
NAVY JEEP FUNNY CAR

Built by: Jim Polli

Speed City Resin Model #SC-60

Speed City Parts added:
*Buick-Olds-Pontiac Rear End
*Goodyear Blue Streak 16" Slicks
*Haibrand 16" (deep dish) Mag Wheels
*Inner Rims (deep dish)
*Goodyear Blue Streak *Funny Car* Skinny Front Tires
*American 5 Spoke Mag Wheels with Inner Rims
*392 Hemi Engine (1-piece)
*M/T 392 Hemi Valve Covers
*Rear Suspension Assortment Pack- (
Torsion Bars and modified leaf spring)
*AFX Parts Pack -  Pushbutton Transmission Console
*Funny Car Parts Pack -  3- Blower Pulleys with Ribs & Bolt Head
*Hilborn  Bug Catcher
*Ribbed Blower Belt

Scratch built features:
Modified the chassis, roll bar, rear fuel tank, steering linkage, front spoiler, drive shaft & fuel pump.

Donor parts:
Revell SWC 41  Willys Kit- Front end, axle and leaf springs
Revell Tony Nancy Double Dragster Kit- Front Tie Rod.

Parts box:
Seat, blower, front fuel tank, steering wheel, gas pedal, brake pedal,
front and rear shocks, battery, parachute & headers

Aftermarket items:
Pro Tech- Seat Belt Hard Ware and rivets
Polar Lights F/C kit- Transmission
Morgan Automotive Details- Pre- Wired Magneto

Decals:
Whoopie Kat

Paint:
Tamiya  # AS-20 White Insignia (U.S. Navy)  mixed with a splash of Tamiya Gray Primer.


 

Ed Lenarth & Roger Wolford's
SECRET WEAPON
ARMY JEEP FUNNY CAR



Built by: Jim Polli

Speed City Resin Model #SC-61

Speed City parts added:
*Direct Drive Bell Housing
*Pie Crust Skinny Front Tires (no longer available)
*Scott "Super Slot" Injection

Donor parts:
Revell Miss Deal- 392 Hemi and Slicks.
Polar Lights F/C: Mag Wheels and rear end assembly
Revell Mazmanian Willys kit: Steering wheel and gas pedal
Parts Box- Blower belt, fuel pump, front engine plate, headers, front tie rod,
2 sets of front shocks, rear springs and brake pedal.
The windscreen canopy was from a 1/48 scale P-38 Mustang kit....  Not sure of the manufacturer?

Scratch built features:
Steering assembly & stand, roll cage, drive axle.
Bumpers made from Evergreen plastic channel #265 5/32"

Aftermarket items:
Pro Tech- Seat belt hardware

Decals: Whoopie Kat


 

Jack Ditmars'
Lil' SCREAMER
'34/'37 FORD ALTERED COUPE


Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin Model #SC-22
'34/'37 FORD ALTERED COUPE

Model was built as it ran in the 1966 season.

Speed City Parts added:
* Drag Racing Driver Figure
* Ford 9 inch Rear End
* Goodyear Blue Streak 16" Slicks
* American Torque Thrust Mag Wheels
* Inner Rims (deep dish)
* American 12 spoke (zero offset) Mag Wheels
* M/T Small Block Chevy Valve Covers
* Funny Car Parts Pack- Transmission Linkage
* 7" Hollow Tube Injector Stacks
* Parachute (from parachute parts pack)
* Wheelie Bars (modified w/extra leaf)
*Big Block Chevy Parts Pack- Oil Cap (used for water tank cap)

Modifications to resin model:
Besides making the original master for this model (shown on the "In progress" Page)...
Cut out hole for steering arm & grill area, added 4 fastener supports on cowl.
Narrowed the frame 8 scale inches to fit the headers.

Scratch built features on build:
3- Tuck 'n' roll interior roof panels, 7- blue tinted windows, firewall, torsion suspension, front straight axle,
steerable spindles, tie rod, steering arms, axles, valve stems, aluminum interior floor, roll bars, head rest,
modified tranny tunnel, modified seat to better fit figure, hood & body hinges- (using Speed City instructions),
body support hoop, rear torsion long bars, brake handle, brake cylinder, brake line divider block,
brake lines, foot pedal strap, foot pedal linkage, parachute pull, parachute cable,
safety tube for parachute cable, post for parachute cable, parachute lines, kill switch & cable,
seat belts, fuel tank supports, motor mount, water tank & water tank hard lines, headers (from solder),
oil dip stick, fuel linkage, fuel lines, water lines & chromed canteen (used as a over flow tank),
Worked with decal artist to help create the Lil' Screamer decals. M&M Automotive decals on sail panels.

Donor parts:
AMT 1966 Chevy Nova- Engine / Trans.
AMT Rat Packer- Timing Cover
Monogram Beer Wagon- Rear torsion shocks (modified)
Revell '29 Ford Roadster- Front buggy spring
Revell Miss Deal- Front tires

Parts Box items:
Steering box, steering wheel, steering arm, pitman arm, Gas pedal, fire extinguisher, stick shift,
3-gauge cluster rack, ladder bars, rear shocks, fuel tank, clutch linkage, drive shaft (altered to fit),
front torsion bars (altered), Doug's Header's decals on side windows.

Aftermarket items:
Pro-Tech- nut & bolt heads, wires, fuel lines, Pre wired Vertex Magneto, throttle linkage.
Detail Master- Hose clamps, quick turn DZUS fasteners, cam type racing harness (photo etch pieces only).

Paint:
Body- White Pearl powder mixed into Tamyia clear & House of Color clear.
Body Interior- "A
mericana" Acrylic" Flat Black, Ultra Deep Blue, Satin Finish (for blue interior material).
Chassis & Engine- Testors One Coat Lacquer "De Ja Blue".
Numerous metallic paints & Alclad Chrome.

Decals:
"Speed City"
Blue pearl was dusted over all blue fade away's on decal sheet, then sponsors and lettering was added.
2- decal sheets were used.

This model took BEST IN SHOW at the Wally Parks N.H.R.A. Motorsports Museum
"SPIRIT OF SPEED" Model Contest on Nov 5 2017


 

Dick Jesses'
MR. UNSWITCHABLE
1966 Pontiac GTO AWB Funny Car


Built by: Scott Kapellusch

Speed City Resin Model #SC-95
1966 Pontiac GTO AWB Funny Car

Speed City Parts added:
* Drag Racing Driver Figure
* Eaton G.M 14 Bolt Rear End Set
* M&H Racemaster 16" Drag Slicks
* American (deep dish) 16" Mag Wheels (cut back 1-1/2")
* Rear Inner Rims (deep dish)
* Goodyear Blue Streak *AFX* Skinny Front Tires
* American 12 Spoke Front Mag Wheels (slightly altered)
* Hilborn Bug Catcher & Base
* Ribbed Blower Belt
* PARACHUTE ASSORTMENT PACK- 1 Parachute
* REAR SUSPENSION ASSORTMENT PACK-
G.M. Control Arms and Shock Mounts
* FUNNY CAR PARTS PACK- Ribbed Blower Pulleys, Idler Adj. Arm, 3-Gauge Cluster Rack
* AFX PARTS PACK- Fuel Pump, Brake Cylinder (altered), & Fuel Cap
* BIG BLOCK CHEVY PARTS PACK- Timing Chain Cover

Modifications to resin model:
Besides making the original master for this model (shown on the "In progress" Page)...
The front clip was cut & removed to be a separate piece, New lip on cowl was made to hold front clip up,
head light block outs were drilled out, all side rocker panels were pinched in 6 scale inches.....
(using Speed City instructions), right side door was removed, holes were drilled out in sq. tube frame.

Scratch built features on build:
Worked with decal artist to help create the Mr. Unswitchable decals.
A - Pillar frames & door jams (consisting of a 2 brass strips and 14 pieces of plastic), door pins,
door panel frames on back of door, body mounts on frame, rear air foil, parachute mount,
blue tinted glass, straight tube axle & steering rods (per Speed City instructions on the "MODEL NEWS" page),
coil over shocks, rear shocks, steering box mount, transmission mount, tin work for trunk floor, roll bars,
seat belts cut from ribbon, headers, exhaust tunnel tubes, breather down tubes on valve covers, fuel & water lines,
electrical lines, tire valves, throttle linkage, brake lines, hand brake, starter button, on/off power switch, fuel shut off,
fuel block, gear shift lever, oil dip stick, transmission dip stick, fly wheel, torque converter, transmission linkage & spring,
drive shaft safety tube, starter relay box, spark plug boots, parachute line and release cable.
visor on helmet removed, wheels were made to roll and steer.

Donor parts:
Revell '66 Pontiac GTO - engine, heads, valve covers, oil pan, starter, oil filter, intake manifold (modified to be taller)
AMT '67 Pontiac GTO - Pontiac transmission console (altered)
MPC - Funny Car seat (altered -removed padding)
Parts box - breathers, fuel tank, parachute pull handle, steering wheel, steering box, drive shaft (cut to fit),
radius rods, gas pedal, Turbohydromatic Transmission, Revell blower, tachometer

Aftermarket items:
Pro Tech - Pre-wired Magneto, Hood Pins, Photo-etch nuts & bolts & seat belt buckles.
Bare Metal Foil.

Paint:
Body - PaintScratch.com - 1966 Pontiac "Montero Red" & Testors One Coat Lacquer
Chassis & Roll Bars- Testors Pontiac Engine Blue
Engine, coil over shocks & linkage bracket - Tamiya Light Metallic Blue #TS-54
Driver Helmet & steering wheel - Testors Ruby Red Metallic
Interior body panels- Zolatone style splatter paint was done by hand using a tooth brush with
"Americana" Black, neutral gray & white Paints.
For all polished aluminum - Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish

Decals:
"Speed City"

This model took BEST DETAIL at the Wally Parks N.H.R.A. Motorsports Museum
"SPIRIT OF SPEED" Model Contest on Nov 6 2016


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