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DoctorLarry



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

Edited post was lost. Will try again-How do we get images to display? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

I am working on a scale model of the Team Associates 73 Pontiac Grand Am car fielded by the Herb Adams team. The Petersen Archives have a ton of photos from Riverside and Daytona and I have been in contact with one of the team members for details. I believe someone here was working on decals but can't remember who. Any Help? Thanks! I can't get my photos to upload but I do have some.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work Doc. The proportions look perfect. Waay above my pay grade though! I'm also really impressed with the plumbing, A-N fittings, and under hood and rear compartment treatment. Could you share some chassis details with us? Did you cast the dash or is it a donor piece?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dash and body I cast myself. The basic chassis is a Revell 66 GTO. It has a lot of detail in the suspension. I will post some of the chassis pictures. It was not a "standard" chassis. It used a stock frame and a short truck arm rear suspension but the whole car was remarkably stock-down to the steering column and wheel!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

Here are a couple more photos:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

Rear chassis:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

DoctorLarry wrote:
I believe someone here was working on decals but can't remember who. Any Help? Thanks!


Probably me. A work in progress - body as well as decals.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great-great job on both. Did you actually get decals printed up?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

What did you use to create the decal sheets, if I might ask?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoctorLarry wrote:
Looks great-great job on both. Did you actually get decals printed up?


I have not finished them. Once I get the body done I will be able to test fit.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did get to see that car race, sort of anyway. Daytona 1973.
One of the 125 mile races was about to get
The green flag when that odd looking Pontiac
Came blasting out of the garage at the last second.
Car looked very stock down to the factory looking
Black paint.
Certainly not a typical grand national of the era .
Really just did not fit in at all to what we were used
To seeing. Must not have made many laps, once the
Race started it was forgotten and not seen by me
Again.
I do remember a comment from Chris Economaki
About this Pontiac, "only car I ever saw that made sense
Of NASCARs spagattie roll bar system".
Never got a look inside but what ever was in there
Must not been typical NASCAR...

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hawk22 wrote:
I did get to see that car race, sort of anyway. Daytona 1973.
Must not have made many laps, once the
Race started it was forgotten and not seen by me
Again.


After spending a lot of time on suspension futzing with the inspectors, it blew a head gasket in the qualifier.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefly wrote:
hawk22 wrote:
I did get to see that car race, sort of anyway. Daytona 1973.
Must not have made many laps, once the
Race started it was forgotten and not seen by me
Again.


After spending a lot of time on suspension futzing with the inspectors, it blew a head gasket in the qualifier.


Yep, according to Racing Ref. Gerald Thompson completed 13 laps in the 2nd qualifier.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hawk22 wrote:

.. once the Race started it was forgotten and not seen by me
Again.
...
Must not been typical NASCAR...

I


Roger Penske was quoted as saying "They are going through what we went through last year." (the '72 Matador campaign). Also, Herb Adams and the Racing Associates team were pretty much out of funds at that point. Penske had the money to keep going.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

DoctorLarry wrote:
I am working on a scale model of the Team Associates 73 Pontiac Grand Am car fielded by the Herb Adams team. The Petersen Archives have a ton of photos from Riverside and Daytona and I have been in contact with one of the team members for details Box Louer. I believe someone here was working on decals but can't remember who. Any Help? Thanks! I can't get my photos to upload but I do have some.




Maybe now that you have pictures, you could show them here for us to see.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they are held in ransom by Photobucket...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there another way to post pictures directly from my drive or do I have to use a file hosting service?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This board does not host pictures. You need a service or ask someone to host them for you. There are free services or perhaps someone will volunteer.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoctorLarry wrote:
Is there another way to post pictures directly from my drive or do I have to use a file hosting service?


I, a Ph...ucket victim as well, switched to PostImage - much simpler!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

Firefly: Is it free? If not how much and where do you sign up?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote



Sorry for the multiple posts-Had to experiment with this website to get it right.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! How did you do the silver foil areas?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Herb Adams 73 Grand Am Nascar racer Reply with quote

I had the decals done for me by Speedway decals. He does foil printing. Some people use an ALPS (I think that is correct) printer to do foil graphics. His work was impressive. Someone on the Model Car board referred me to him. I have him working on a different car now.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nicely done!!!
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