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Drag Cab AKA Stoopid Taxi: Finished pics page 4.
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:44:31 pm »
For my Racing GB "big job" I shall be taking a Revell London Taxi (which looks suspiciously like a reboxed Japanese kit) and building a dragster with it.
London Taxi 31-10-18 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
London Taxi 31-10-18 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:17:02 am »
Hmmm, you could get a BIG engine in the back too.............  ;)
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 12:21:57 am »
Yes.  If only there was somewhere I could get a resin ZF transaxle...

 ;D
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 12:56:52 am »

Yes.  If only there was somewhere I could get a resin ZF transaxle...

 ;D


There's a good chance that you're the ONLY person on who knows what a ZF transaxle looks like, so you could use any old lump of styrene or resin, greeble it up a bit, and then SAY it's a ZF transaxle........  ;D ;)

I know what a ZF gearbox looks like, in fact I've got one (RW), but not a transaxle BTW.

And I've got a Getrag transaxle too, but it's a flimsy looking thing, not suited to OODLES of bhp.....
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 01:19:15 am »
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 03:14:13 am »
We've only got your word for that Fred, you could have PhotoShopped that advert..........  ;) ;)

Actually it does look remarkably like my ZF gearbox, I wonder if they have a 'house style' to the ribbing etc.
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 01:24:17 am »
I have begun this build by carrying out the traditional task which (in my mind anyway) marks a car kit as started - I have glued the engine halves together.
The engine in this case is a 392 Hemi taken from an AMT '53 Studebaker.
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 03:23:41 am »
Ahah, Old School then?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 09:29:05 pm »
Yep.  Cubic inches and forced induction.
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 10:02:00 pm »
Are you going to chop the roof to lower it?
I have the same Revell kit, I started a Rat-Rod by deleting the rear passenger compartment and moving the front windscreen back to create a longer engine bay. I filled in the front door sills.
 Thin tyres at the front and wide tyres at the back. I think I can drop the body but I lost my mojo on this build.

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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 02:42:58 am »
No.  It's going to have a completely stock roof.  I want it to look, at first glance, like an ordinary taxi.
I may move the rear wheel arches forwards A/FX style.

Today the engine gained it's sump, heads and valley cover.

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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 12:50:08 am »
A change in chassis choice.  I had a rummage in my Hot Rod parts box and found a chassis I think is from an AMT Ala Kart.  It's probably vaguely based on a late twenties Ford model T chassis.  Perfect.
I've chopped it about a bit and built some engine mounts.  As you can see i've got a fair bit of engine setback.
Drag Cab WIP 11-11-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2018, 10:00:14 am »
A fair bit? It's almost rear engined!  :o
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2018, 02:03:46 am »
Fifties/Sixties dragster technology.  Having more weight towards the rear gave extra traction on launch.  The tyres of the day needed all the help they could get.
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Re: Drag Cab
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2018, 07:16:10 am »
Indeed so.  :thumbsup:

The engine on my drag racing Imp was so far to the rear that it was almost outside the car.  ;D

And the Mini drivers wondered why we ALWAYS out-dragged them at the start!  ;) ;D
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