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'Lil' Giant Killer - 60's Jr. Fueler
Topic Started: Jan 2 2015, 03:04 PM (846 Views)
Bernard Kron
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Hemi powered 60’s Style Junior Fueler Front Engined Dragster0
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By way of introduction, another digger from My Back Pages, this time from 2013 and probably the most polished execution of race cars from my bench.

Mid-60’s diggers are among the most beautifully proportioned and designed straight line race cars ever created. And the slickest looking of all, IMHO, are the Junior Fuelers, those super light injected Little Giant Killers limited to 310 cu. in. and designed for optimum performance.in the first 300 feet. Can you say Hole Shot? Can your say Crowd Favorites?

Anyway, starting with the Ramchargers kit I deleted the extraneous bodywork, built up an injected Hemi (let’s assume it’s a small displacement DeSoto, shall we…) and gave it a slick showboat paint job typical of these mid-decade local heroes. Everything is from the Ramchargers Dragster kit except as noted below.

Thanx for lookin’,
B.


Bodywork: Ramchargers Dragster kit with nose deleted. Original vertical clamshell construction converted to fully functional removable cowl. Bodywork glued into place on final model with Ambroid Tac ‘n’ Place to allow the body shell to be removed to display the bare chassis. Paint is Tamiya AS-12 Bare Metal Silver with Tamiya TS-20 Metallic Green panels. Trade decals from the Ramchargers Dragster kit. Lil’ Giant Killer logo decals are home made.
Motor and Driveline: Ross Gibson Injected 392 Hemi resin kit block, heads, valley cover, accessory drive and oil pan. Correct Hilborn Chrysler 932 Hemi style injectors and Hilborn fuel pump courtesy of Altered Sates Models. Mickey Thompson early series Hemi style valve covers and stainless steel injector stacks courtesy of Speed City Resins.

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That is awesome! jsm
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:))) :))) :)))
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Bernard Kron
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Thank you everyone! Sometime in 2015 I plan to build a proper stripped down Jr. Fueler, this time with a more correct injected small-block Chevy.
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wnw :))) Wonderful Bernard! Thanks for sharing. I know I SB chevy would be more typical for the car, but never apolgogize for a Hemi!!! r:r It is wonderful, I will be looking forward to many more of your builds. You could filter in some older ones, I'll try to do the same with some that never saw light here for whatever reason, but I've got to get going to finish several of the new, and old lol, builds I have going.
Dave
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Broken Photobucket links repaired. For now I'm only updating completed model pics. Updating w.i.p. links is just too huge a task! I'll update them on request...
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