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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby nhdungeonracer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:32 am

Some cool looking rides there Todd, and yours will fit right in. Nice work!

But I gotta say, I ain't quite sure what to think about this pickup (or what's left of it...) :lol:
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby Gameover » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:47 am

Way Cool!!!! I wish some of these kits were in 1/32
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby 4424ever » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:34 am

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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby BIG E » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:32 pm

Todd,

I was wondering if you've begun shakedown runs of your 1/24 Hurst/Olds 442 yet?
Just thinking about it and wanted to know how you made out with the project.

Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:57 am

Ernie -
The track owner has been on vacation so the first outing is planned for this Wednesday! :D
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby BIG E » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:13 pm

Cool! I'll be at one of my Long Island HO racing clubs on Wednesday night as well.
Have a great time with your new ride. Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:15 am

GASSERMAN wrote:That's looking really nice looking Todd. Will you put clear on it? Bob........


Bob - missed your question previously - yes - I cleared the decals in with Future / Pledge Acrylic Floor Polish. I tried air brushing it (for the first time) and my method left a less than desirable finish - but top coating it with brushed on fixed the majority of the issues with the first coat (black shows EVERYTHING). :lol:
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Re: Trying my hand at local 1/24 drags - building a Hurst Ol

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:14 am

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Shake down action!

I couldn't find what I done with the intended 32 tooth crown gear for this build, so I ended up substituting in a 30 tooth against the 9 tooth pinion to mate up with the 1.0625" tall rear tires. Not ideal, BUT it made for a great spot to start as the combo still proved to be smooth and relatively quick!

Best time of the night was a 1.264 second run at 38.0mph :D

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I picked up 31, 32 and 33 tooth crowns at the track last night and will be experimenting with them next week.
(hopefully I will have a driver figure by then as well so I can finish off the inside!)

Definitely good entertainment! :D
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