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  Topic: Lorenzen @ Southern 500 1970
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 544

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:24 am   Subject: Lorenzen @ Southern 500 1970
Darlington had a rookie test like Indianapolis in those days. I think it had been more than 3 years since Lorenzen raced there so he had to pass the rookie test again and run as a rookie at that trac ...
  Topic: My question of the day...
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 471

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:56 pm   Subject: My question of the day...
For NASCAR sanctioned tracks a Late Model Sportsman had to be at least 3 model years old, so 1969 was the first year the '66 was eligible for LMS.
  Topic: John Ardis Supermodified
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 7185

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:54 pm   Subject: John Ardis Supermodified
I don't know how I missed this!

I grew up in the Pascagoula/Moss Point area, my brother raced Supermodifieds at Mobile in that era and I saw Donnie race that car many times. He was extremely hard ...
  Topic: 1988 Monte Carlo Aerocoupe - nice photos
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 5344

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:15 am   Subject: 1988 Monte Carlo Aerocoupe - nice photos
I believe that was the car Hendrick had in his museum for a long time. If so it's an old Rick Newsom car that I think had been the Tommy Ellis #55. It was bought from Rick's widow for Days of Thunde ...
  Topic: Modified Decal Suggestion
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 638

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:10 am   Subject: Modified Decal Suggestion
Mark at ACE has said that Labonte still wants Cup champion compensation for the licensing to do that sheet.
  Topic: Decal identification needed
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 430

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:09 am   Subject: Decal identification needed
Taz is correct. I think this is it....

https://i.postimg.cc/GBJR79B8/wynns.jpg

I think that's a slightly earlier version than what's covered on the sheet, but it's definitely intended to be the ...
  Topic: New Salvino modified available on Mike’s
Tom M.

Replies: 40
Views: 2094

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:19 pm   Subject: New Salvino modified available on Mike’s
I'm not privy to the exact details of the various agreements but based on what I do know about private runs and the typical contracts with drivers and NASCAR there are a few factors at work.

First, ...
  Topic: James Hylton Charger Yellow
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 512

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:18 am   Subject: James Hylton Charger Yellow
I think Terry Strange told me it was School Bus Yellow that they got for free. They were a much brighter yellow than the '66-'67 cars.
  Topic: Modified
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 1019

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:12 am   Subject: Modified
Billy Gregg's 602 Mod, since they killed the Street Stock class at Bowman Gray. It will be an interesting season there, with new pavement for the second consecutive season and the new division.
  Topic: Cotton Owens 71 Plymouth-Color Match?
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 891

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:48 pm   Subject: Cotton Owens 71 Plymouth-Color Match?
It always looked like factory B7 to me.
  Topic: 57 Petty Olds
Tom M.

Replies: 16
Views: 1552

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:45 pm   Subject: 57 Petty Olds
MCW was probably based on a JoHan promo, they were notorious for being box scale.
  Topic: Mossing links......
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 857

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:43 pm   Subject: Mossing links......
If I started my own company (heh) I would start with an accurate 115" Banjo chassis, engineered for two or three different cage locations so it would work with different bodies. I would use the ...
  Topic: Moebius ramp truck
Tom M.

Replies: 1
Views: 623

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:12 pm   Subject: Moebius ramp truck
Watch for warpage in the ramp body parts, a lot of the early kits had that issue. Make sure you install the lower part with the ramps so that the little round locator ring for the hoist post is at th ...
  Topic: Let's say I'd like to build the 1957 Chevy ...?
Tom M.

Replies: 8
Views: 953

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:21 am   Subject: Let's say I'd like to build the 1957 Chevy ...?
I used the Pro Shop kit to build the Larry Frank team car from that race. I did end up hacking up a Revell Black Widow for the front fender gills that didn't have any trim engraved into them. The co ...
  Topic: Salvino 2+2 revised rear bumper
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 1300

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:07 am   Subject: Salvino 2+2 revised rear bumper
I got one in the Bobby Allison flat hood charger. It was on the tree with the new hood. Didn’t get one with the Baker flat hood one though.

They were supposed to be removed from the tree on all t ...
  Topic: 1970 Dodge Coronet/Superbee
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 1787

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:04 am   Subject: 1970 Dodge Coronet/Superbee
I found a few vague references to Fred Lorenzen driving a white 1970 Coronet #28 fielded by H.B. Ranier. It was run in the Volunteer 500 on July 19,1970. Would Mr Lorenzen have been using the red or b ...
  Topic: MPC bodys on the AMT Chassis.......
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 825

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:54 am   Subject: MPC bodys on the AMT Chassis.......
One thing to watch for on the AMT NASCAR chassis, the rear wheel tubs aren't symmetrical left and right. One is ahead of the other by almost 1/16" and it makes it a bear to position the kit body ...
  Topic: Skoal 66/17 Color(s)
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 918

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:11 pm   Subject: Skoal 66/17 Color(s)
Color was an '86 Olds factory color, I think it was called Carmine. It was a 3 step process involving a base coat, a mid coat, and a tinted clearcoat with mica. Gorgeous color in person, it was extr ...
  Topic: Has anyone ever had dealings with Reliable Resins?
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1138

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:05 pm   Subject: Has anyone ever had dealings with Reliable Resins?
At least once you get it you'll find the quality mediocre.
  Topic: North Wilkesboro Speedway
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 3161

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:11 am   Subject: North Wilkesboro Speedway
A friend of mine who recently retired from a multi-car NASCAR team told me a while back before it became current news that a major reason NASCAR is frantically dumping superspeedways for short tracks ...
  Topic: Zinc Yellows, green tint.
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 639

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:03 am   Subject: Zinc Yellows, green tint.
Yes, and some indoor lighting (fluorescent, I'm looking at YOU...) is very blue which will shift tints cooler (blue/green/violet).
  Topic: Bobby Allison !972 Monte Carlo
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1579

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:56 am   Subject: Bobby Allison !972 Monte Carlo
Making this a sticky for the great scans of the SCR article with photos of the actual Allison Monte Carlos.

A little background: The '72 Junior Johnson-owned Coke cars were all Banjo Matthews buil ...
  Topic: Polar Lights Talladega question
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 1384

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:35 pm   Subject: Polar Lights Talladega question
They were out most recently in 2019 or thereabouts so they haven't been gone from the lineup for very long. Since they lost both Petty and Bobby Allison licensing to Salvino's it might be a while. R ...
  Topic: Salvino's JR Body Decals Question
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 1361

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:32 pm   Subject: Salvino's JR Body Decals Question
1. Very hot water with a drop of dish detergent to lubricate the water. I have a coffee cup warmer that I set on 135F to keep the decal water very hot.

2. A hair dryer to heat the decal while yo ...
  Topic: For you truck guys...
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 719

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:38 pm   Subject: For you truck guys...
Those never achieved the enduring popularity of the square firstgen S-10. A regular cab with those miles would probably bring in the vicinity of $5K-$7K on Ebay Motors, the extended cabs seem to brin ...
  Topic: Marty Robbins
Tom M.

Replies: 9
Views: 2016

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:28 pm   Subject: Marty Robbins
I hope they corrected their paint. I ordered some about 10-12 years ago, the magenta was too dark and the yellow wasn't fluorescent in what they sent me.
  Topic: Petty Monte Carlo questions
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 1608

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:22 pm   Subject: Petty Monte Carlo questions
Thanks for posting those pictures. Seems like Allison was everywhere back then. I noticed in the first picture, it looks like the car has the vinyl top trim on it.

It probably still had the vinyl o ...
  Topic: Need help - Junior Johnson 1964 Galaxie
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 1116

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:43 pm   Subject: Need help - Junior Johnson 1964 Galaxie
For interior photos search for photos of the Fireball Roberts '63 Galaxie that was in the Weatherly Museum for years and is now in Lee Holman's possession because it's the same car. When Ford needed ...
  Topic: 1970 Grand National Tire?
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 1671

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:31 pm   Subject: 1970 Grand National Tire?
Treaded. Slicks were not until 1973.

Not true.

The first slick tire was used at Talladega in '70 I think. Maybe Michigan also. They were gradually incorporated across the board.

The last tr ...
  Topic: ready made Petty blue
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 1772

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks guys
Thanks for all the input. Got some Tamiya French Blue coming and have TS-23 already on hand. Project on hold now until we get back from our vacation to Hawaii.

Jeff

For what it's worth I made ...
  Topic: Gurney Stroppe Mercury Riverside 1967
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 2707

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:02 pm   Subject: Gurney Stroppe Mercury Riverside 1967
Dr. Craft asked me to post these photos:

Gurney seated in the car:
https://media.fotki.com/2v2arwL8rxvk5f.jpg

One of the '67 cars being prepared in Bud Moore's shop:
https://media.fotki.com/2v ...
  Topic: Gurney Stroppe Mercury Riverside 1967
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 2707

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:41 pm   Subject: Gurney Stroppe Mercury Riverside 1967
I don't know if Gurney's car was still a shock tower car or not at Riverside. Turner's car was definitely still a shock tower car. When I built the Cyclone Hoss Ellington bought from Bud Moore I use ...
  Topic: Gurney Stroppe Mercury Riverside 1967
Tom M.

Replies: 12
Views: 2707

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: Jones car
He actually drove a 1967 Ford Fairlane. There are plenty of versions of the 1966 Fairlane, which is the same except the grill and tail lights available on ebay. The reissues of the Fairlanes are a gre ...
  Topic: Fixing the Salvino's 2 + 2 body thread
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1447

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:26 pm   Subject: Fixing the Salvino's 2 + 2 body thread
The roof is .040" too low in the center, when measured with calipers from the bottom of the rockers to the inside of the roof at the B post. This is when compared to the other original Monogram ...
  Topic: Paging DAVID THIBODEAU ??
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 1177

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:38 pm   Subject: Paging DAVID THIBODEAU ??
Sadly, David passed away a year or so ago.
  Topic: Fixing the Salvino's Le Mans thread
Tom M.

Replies: 2
Views: 1288

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:07 pm   Subject: Fixing the Salvino's Le Mans thread
One thing I do (credit to Nic Henson for this idea) is to take a razor saw and cut all the way through both B posts and all the way through the side portion of the C post, just leaving the material th ...
  Topic: Jack Ingram
Tom M.

Replies: 4
Views: 1746

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:39 pm   Subject: Jack Ingram
And the paint color is 1967 Ford Burnt Amber per what I have been told. It was used on municipal vehicles in Asheville.

http://mustangattitude.com/mustang/1967/1967_00124_01.jpg
  Topic: 1/24 Monogram #5 Labonte Lumina
Tom M.

Replies: 14
Views: 3203

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:35 pm   Subject: 1/24 Monogram #5 Labonte Lumina
Thanks, I have been using Tamiya gray fine primer lately with good results. Not to get off track but I read a couple of articles on the internet saying the best kit to do a Cole Trickle Lumina is DW's ...
  Topic: Painting wheels
Tom M.

Replies: 3
Views: 1393

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:39 pm   Subject: Painting wheels
I use sprays with good, easy to control nozzles like Tamiya. An airbrush is even better, but most spray cans (even hobby sprays) are too wet.
  Topic: Salvino Lumina's
Tom M.

Replies: 36
Views: 8794

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:37 pm   Subject: Salvino Lumina's
Yeah I'm a member also.
  Topic: Salvino Lumina's
Tom M.

Replies: 36
Views: 8794

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 8:27 pm   Subject: Salvino Lumina's
I think Jim said something about waiting on Mike Herman to send over a Lumina kit for them to work with since they did not get the molds. They are going to redesign some issues with the kit from my un ...
  Topic: Salvino Lumina's
Tom M.

Replies: 36
Views: 8794

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed May 25, 2022 8:23 pm   Subject: Salvino Lumina's
Did the Lumina get converted to a MC??? Odd the Lumina is MIA

Chassis was used under the '95-'97 Monte Carlo, but that's odd because the Lumina has been reissued in the past 6-7 years and I don't t ...
  Topic: Petty Belvedere kit question
Tom M.

Replies: 5
Views: 2278

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 4:40 pm   Subject: Petty Belvedere kit question
I've never seen one molded in blue either. Is the entire kit molded in blue or just the body?
  Topic: NASCAR Hall of Fame
Tom M.

Replies: 7
Views: 2281

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 10:09 am   Subject: NASCAR Hall of Fame
I'm not trying to be argumentative, but am I missing something? Kirk went into the NASCAR H.O.F. as a crew chief, not a driver. He, along with Dale, Sr and the team, won four NASCAR Cup Series champio ...
  Topic: New Nascar
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 11341

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 8:27 am   Subject: New Nascar
It's funny that you mention that, I've been paranoid about that silver frame part you mention because a misalignment there would throw off everything. I've been fitting and test-fitting before and aft ...
  Topic: Info needed Pearson 1971 GTO color
Tom M.

Replies: 15
Views: 4922

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 8:24 am   Subject: Info needed Pearson 1971 GTO color
For what it's worth, Mike was planning to match the roof decal to Tamiya Purple when I talked to him about the Powerslide sheet. The teams wouldn't have matched the roof number to the body paint, it ...
  Topic: New Nascar
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 11341

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 8:18 am   Subject: New Nascar
I took a closer look at my kit last night and while I have nowhere near the flash that Joe's kit had, there's a little bit more than I thought, so my initial statement was not entirely correct. I don' ...
  Topic: Junior johnson
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 2639

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 8:11 am   Subject: Junior johnson
This car was actually built from a street car in about a week and a half. Interior would be basically stock (dash, door panels, the cut down bench seat) for a street '59 Biscayne. Biscayne colors we ...
  Topic: Banjo vs Laughlin chassis in 1981/1982 Waltrip car
Tom M.

Replies: 6
Views: 2539

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 8:00 am   Subject: Banjo vs Laughlin chassis in 1981/1982 Waltrip car
Darrell and Junior were both big Banjo fans right up until Bobby Allison, Petty, and a couple of other teams started running up front with Laughlin chassis.

It's well documented that Monogram photo ...
  Topic: New Nascar
Tom M.

Replies: 45
Views: 11341

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 7:50 am   Subject: New Nascar
The major flash on mine appears to be limited to the silver trees and based on my experience (designed and developed injection molded plastic parts for both domestic and offshore production, everythin ...
 
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