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Gary Davis



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: 1980 TIM RICHMOND PC-7.. FINISHED ... 3-17-19 Reply with quote

I started watching Tim drive his #25 Folgers Monte Carlo( in the 80's) like a man possessed. That's when he caught me attention. I hadn't realized that he(like quite a few other drivers) had started their careers in the short track Dirt arenas. In fact.....I'd found out about his Super Modfied racing a few yrs back when I saw his car at the WORLD of SPEED Museum in Wilsonville, Ore. I took a whole slew of pics of that car and will build it in the future.


In order to get the PC-7 for this build..an AMT PC-6 was used for the Donner. The side pods had to be cut off and and rebuilt to represent the side pods of the first down force car to run at Indy. Trying to get measurements for the correct dimensions on the side pods was next to nothing that I could find. Going by the few pics that I have I went forward. The engine cowl had to be re-worked as it also was different. In the front shot of the 1/1 car I saw that they rounded off all leading edges leading into the side pod tunnel. I"ve got that like I want it and now...I have to build the curved ramp that deflects the air flow out through the top of the side pod.

Here are a few pics of the progress to this point. A lot more work is to be done on the body and the side panel for the side pods. A head rest has to be fabbed also. Thanks for stopping in and looking folks....






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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. Looking forward to seeing more of this.
1980 was Tim's rookie GN year as well. I was at his first race, at Pocono, and was impressed enough by his performance that I snapped a couple of images.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Bill...thanks for stopping in and commenting....
Here's a small update. I've got the ramps built on both side pods. Now I can get the side panel for each side drawn and added along with the 2 top panels in the engine area. Here's a few pics ....thanks for looking in and commenting folks...




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the master is at it again!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slim wrote:
the master is at it again!


Hey Slim...thanks for the stop in and comment. It's good to hear from ya. I've got the front wing end plates fabbed and attached. Sure makes the front look beefier.... Those tiny end plates on the PC-6 sure looked wimpy...LOL I'll have update pics as soon as it dries and I round off the corners...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an update also...the first set of side panels They're a little to high...need to be trimmed down and the slope needs to be re-slopped also. The front wing end plates have been rebuilt and added.....

Old front wing plates..


New....


Side panel first mock up (using card stock)....



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a small but important update. ALL the side and top body panels have been made and are in mock up. The top panel still needs the curved portion on the tire side made. This is really starting to look like an Indycar. Looks kinda funny(naked if you will) with out the rear wing. Here's a few pics... Thanks for looking and commenting folks....

side panels ...


Top and Side panels....



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great so far...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Shunter. Got a little more fab work done. Will post update soon...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks real good. Can't wait to see the final result!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks real good. Can't wait to see the final result!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Shunter and Mel. It's starting to look like an indy car.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary, I know if anyone can, you are one who can really pull this off!!
Loving it!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ed....Thanks for the compliment. I haven't posted a pic of the 1/1 car for folks to see what it looks like. I'll do that now.....




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah!! It does make a difference when one can see a pic or 2 of the 1:1 car......
And I know your's will look like the real thing when you're done with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ED...for stopping in and leaving a GREAT compliment.

Here's an update.... Both side panels are finished. The fuel buckeye slot on the left panel was fabbed. Both radiator slots were also cut in. The radiators( from the pc6 kit) were also reconfigured and added. The front part of the body panel was pinned so it wold go back in place exactly the same place every time. The top part of the engine cowl was also Fabbed and the whole for the POP OFF valve was cut in( it's off a hair and needs to be fixed...soon..) plus the base for the pop off valve was made for the intake plenium. The head rest and rollbar panel were fabbed and need to be touched up a little.. It's coming together a little at time. Primer is on the horizon!! Thanks for stopping in and commenting folks...

New engine cowl and fuel buckeye slot...


Radiators and Intake plenum..headrest ...rollbar ...



with the side panels on...




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming along very nicely! Thanks for the update.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Brian...thanks for the comps. I think primer is in the near future...LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started on the engine area and had to come up with a way to attach the headers from the block to the turbo. I cut off the turbo housing and pinned it so it was removable. I then pinned the connecting tube(??) ends that attach to the ends of the headers. This way the whole thing will come apart (for paint) and make it a whole lot easier to assemble once everything is painted. The POP Valve was also fabbed and is in. Here are a few Progress pics...










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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This update is on the coil over shocks on the rear suspension. I almost went with the molded on coils and shocks... but after removing the mold seams and pin marks I decided that they were going to be a pain in the paint brush to paint the springs and the shocks. Sooo..I decided to make the coil overs out of tube and rod from evergreen. The coil is .030 soft leader wire that I picked up at Cabella's. I made them so that they will come apart for easier painting....

Kit shocks...


Removed them here...


Coil springs....


New shocks and springs together...



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most realistic painting in the world would never have made them look like that! Definitely time well spent!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for stopping in and commenting Brian....it is appreciated...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found this one.....great build. Makes me want to pull one out and start it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey iborg....Thanks for looking in and the compliment. Also.....if you are into a lot of fabwork...then this would be something you might like to tackle. Not much reference material out there on this though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really coming along quite nicely!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ED... Got all the parts ready for primer. Going to shoot them today. Then we'll see where it's at with all that fab work....May need more putty...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your scratch building is excellent. Will be interested in seeing when it is finished!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for stopping in R14. I just came out of the paint room and ALL the primer is on... Now...let it set for a few days and then see what corrections in the putty area I need to make. I saw a little spot here and there...but nothing major.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here a progress post. The engine is painted using ALL ALCLAD metal paints and in MOCKUP to see how things will fit together after paint. I'm happy with the snug fits. I still have clean-up and also touch-up painting to do but it's getting there. I wanted to shoot the white on the body today but it needs a few spots touched up on the body work. Here's a few engine shots...







Here are a few shots of the wheels that I shot with ALSA MIRROR CHROME. I like this paint and it's fairly easy to work with.

It dries fast and is pretty durable. It is a little on the spendy side but to me...it was worth it.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH YEAH!!!!!

Really like the colors on the engine/trans,etc....

Wheels look SHARP as well!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ed...thanks for the compliment. Things are starting to come together on this one...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary, that is some fantastic work! Inspiring! Keep it comin'!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Bobby...Thanks for the compliment! Good to hear from ya. I'm in the middle of doing ALL that detail painting and touch up. Still have to get body paint on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a small progress report... The Distributor and coil are installed on the engine. The second (putty) go round on the side pods are ready for primer... Once I get it all primed...it will be ready for the color on the body. Here's a few pics...

Engine...




Cassis tub...



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Yeah!

That is one KILLER looking engine!!
And it ain't even quite finished...

Tub looking great as well......
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ED! Trying to get it finished up this week(the engine & tub). I want to get body paint on this puppy like...yesterday...ya know..LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Engine is finished. I still might do a few small touch up spots but...the build part is finished. Here's a few pics...thanks for stopping by and looking folks....






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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is incredible. I'm enjoying it. Keep it coming!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jodie...thanks for the compliment.

I finished the tires and wheels and they're ready to mount to the chassis...I used INDY CAL Decals and I really like them. Here's a pic...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do you get the ALSA MIRROR CHROME paint I checked and what I found was almost 200.00 dollars? Is this what your paying? Rechroming the parts would be far cheaper.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Tim Richmond IndyCar Reply with quote

Wow! This thing is looking great! What are you using for plug wires Gary?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hemiman_1999 wrote:
Where do you get the ALSA MIRROR CHROME paint I checked and what I found was almost 200.00 dollars? Is this what your paying? Rechroming the parts would be far cheaper.


Hey hemiman...I got mine from ALSA about 12-13 yrs ago. It's the 8oz bottle and I paid $155.00 + shipping for it. It has gone up in the past few yrs. It's a little spendy but real good stuff. Works a whole lot better and easier than Alclad. I also used the Molotow pen on this build. For small ares that won't be handled much...it works good..


Bobby The Cabdriver wrote:
Wow! This thing is looking great! What are you using for plug wires Gary?
Thanks for the compliment Bobby

I used a pre-wired Red Cap from MAD(Morgan Automotive Detail). I do have my own wires but using his was easier for this build.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a body update.... The white paint is on and waiting to gas out at lease a week before I tape off for the RED. Also...there needs a little touch up here and there on the white. Actually.... I need to shoot more white on the inside of the side panels along the top edge. The side panels are attached to the top of the tub and are removable with the top for ease of touch up. Here are a few pics of the progress....

Test fit..still in primer...





White shot on and in mockup....







Thanks for stopping in and looking folks!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary....

This not even complete, but I know it will come out looking fantastic!!!






Just wish I had a quarter of your fabricating skills!! LOL
Just do NOT have that kind of patience.....Sad
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Hey ED...thank you for the GREAT compliment! I'll get some RED on this puppy as soon as the supplies arrive.
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Here's a few progress shots. The Rear Suspension is finished and attached to the engine....







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In seeing all the detail here with the finished shots of the engine, tranny and suspension, it's hard to believe that this is 1/24th scale!!

You do AMAZING work, Gary!!
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Update on the Paint. The RED and White paint scheme is on. I shot the red yesterday it is still gassing out. I'll let it go for at least 4 days before rubbing it out a tad. The lines of the red don't match up... but that's not an issue as the black stripe will cover all of that. I can almost see the light....Thanks for stopping in and looking around...








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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, Gary! I really am looking forward to seeing this one done.

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Thanks for stopping in and commenting spooker. It's getting there for sure. Need to let the red gas out and then rub it out. Then...the decals will go on.
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