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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) kmeaders@q.com is offline
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      While taking a break, from building sprint cars, I have decided to build a 2012 style supermodified. Many of you may have never seen these rockets in person as they run on the East coast and West coast mainly with some in Ohio. Like sprints they run a 900+ HP motor, hanging out the left side. In fact most of the weight (70% +) is on the left side. They are a little longer in wheel base and a little wider. These cars run huge bi wings front and rear to hold them down. The rear wing moves up during cornering and flattens out down the straight away. The greatest thing is there are hardly two alike; you can still be an innovator with the chassis. I drew plans for my 1/8 scale build. I drew a top and right side view in 3/32 scale which actually turned out to be a scale I would like to build a model car in. In works out to be 1/10.67 so kind of goofy but a great size. Back to work, here's the plans.

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  1. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Here's some pictures of the real guys, if you've never seen one before.




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  2. spinellid82's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    That thing is WICKED!
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    Crazy, crazier, completely fruitcake
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    Hey now, i like fruitcake! (I actually really do.)
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    David, you must have never had fruit cake in C-ration! I like wicked much better than fruit cake.


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    Ken, thank goodnes I was in during the end of C-rats and the beginning of MRE's. I have only eaten a very few C-rats. Most of the MRE's are actually pretty good.
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    I have heard that MREs weren't bad at all. I think the C rations we got were from the Korean war or WWII. When you're starving, though, some of the C rations tasted OK plus you got 5 cigerettes. I'm sure they don't do that anymore. Started the frame and I've decided that these supers are part dragster (the motor), part Indy Car ( the wings and nose), part NASCAR stock car ( the frame) and part sprint car ( all the rest) Fun stuff!!


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    When you are starving grubs aren't bad...actually if you get the big ones that have been eating white birch bark they are pretty tasty. Sweet, like eating a jelly doughnut without the doughnut.

    Dang Ken, slow down, you are making me look like a slacker! It looks really good so far though.
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    [B]Hey Ken.....that's really looking good bud! I'm on the phone with Storm'n NORMAN right now... and he said HEY COWBOY!!! He also said "The RACE IS ON BUBBA!!!"[/B][B]

    Also...those C's where made in the late30's and 40's for WWII GI's. I had my share of them also. Never got the Chance to eat the MRE's. My son did though. and YES....the fruit cake was WORSE than a hockey puck.
    [/B] [B]We where out play'in war games in Germany in 72...had to break into the C's and one guy threw his fruit cake against our 113...and it took off the paint where it hit the body[/B][B]....needless to say.....the fruit cake didn't get ate on our crew.[/B]
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    Hi Ken, another great project coming up. For us guys located in Europe this racing class is kinda strange, so I am watching your progress with suspense. On the other hand, we were not pampered with our combat rations as well. Best of all was their slogan imprinted on the package:"You can even enjoy it cold". Made no difference at all, that's right. Got one of the c-rats at Grafenwoehr, that
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  11. kmeaders@q.com's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Thanks Michael and Gary. Lots of good stories about c-rations and Gary and I both know about Graf. I have been drawing plans for an AJ Watson Indy Roadster from 63 and thought someone might find it interesting. Also have done a little more on the super.




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    hi ken im so glad to see you building a super bud man you are doing one heck of a job bud, im also been building one for the last three years now im going to post some pics so you can see it, keep up the great work ken im loven this stormin norman
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    Thanks Norm, I love these cars only second to sprints. After looking at it, I guess it could plow snow in the off season, with that front wing.LOL


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    ken your super is coming along fine bud, i can't wait to see more. i love the idea of that aj watson indy roadster i wish some one would make that as a 1/8 scale kit id buy one in a heart beat, your drawings of it came out beautiful bud.....stormin norman
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