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Jr. Fuel FED - "Little Feather" - 02-05 Update

Post by Bernard Kron on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:45 am

The Scale Racing Lobby forum runs an annual Southern Fryed Drag Tour, a fantasy league style racing series where members enter their models and the moderators use a random draw system to drive the elimination style drag meets that run from early February until June. I’m in the midst of a two  week thrash to get the notorious fictitious “Little Feather” Junior Fuel dragster, the scourge of Lions back in the mid 60’s, ready for this years’ tour. It’s based on the Kent Fuller dragster chassis in the Revell Tony Nancy Double Dragster kit. The engine bay was set back by simplifying the tube structure in front of the driver resulting in a shorter drive train. Below is a sequence showing the original Tony Nancy design (A), the modifications (B), and the final result (C).



The Little Feather gets its name from its short wheelbase and amazingly low weight, 820 lbs. soaking wet. Running over 90% nitro on its 310 cu. in. all aluminum small block it pulled 410 horsepower. The block and heads are Revell Parts Pack items finished in Testors Metalizer Aluminum to simulate the all-aluminum construction. The injectors are from the Revell Slingster kit and the scattershield is fron the Tony Nancy kit, as are the rear wheels and tires, here finished in Testors Acryl Jet Exhaust to simulate a Dow 7 finish.

To keep the weight down it runs a bare aluminum shorty body, here supplied by Altered States, with just a minimum of paint accents. I used Krylon Chrome paint to simulate polished aluminum. The [paint scheme is done with decals. I used white decal stock to eliminate the “silvering” that occurs when applying clear decal stock over bare metal style paint. Here are the graphics:



With barely a week to go my bench is covered in subassemblies ready for the final thrash. The motor is partially assembled, the chassis complete with the cut down interior and rear end assembly installed, ready to receive the front suspension and drive train. Here’s a shot of some of the parts:



Thanx for lookin’,
B.


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Re: Jr. Fuel FED - "Little Feather" - 02-05 Update

Post by Bernard Kron on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 10:44 am

Moving right along. The motor’s nearly complete, with most of the wiring and plumbing in place. The chassis only needs the steering and radius rods to be done. Here’s a rolling chassis with the body and motor mocked up into place. You can really spot the early 60’s 108” wheelbase now that the motor is in place and it’s up on its wheels. The front wheels are finished in Tamiya Gold Leaf on the rims to simulate anodized aluminum lightweight pieces as often seen on these featherweight diggers. The distributor on the motor is a new item from Morgan Auto Detail, a Cirello (or prior to that Schiefer) “Frankenstein” magneto. The headers, wheels and tires are all from the Tony Nancy Double Dragster kit and the fuel pump is courtesy of Altered States Models.

Thanx for Lookin’
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Post by doorslammerfan on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 7:29 am

very cool Bernard Smile
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Post by Bernard Kron on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 7:43 am

Thanks! The model is now completed. Final pics and description can be found here: http://ozautobuilders.forum-motion.com/t9248-little-feather-jr-fuel-dragster-circa-1964
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