Any Valve Cover Racers

Diecast and Models

  1. oldkid

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    My family is getting into this old sport. We have a 40' track we take to events. Is there anyone else interested in these? This is one of our modified valve covers. .
     
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    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    Hmmm, intriguing ... might be a good use for the solo covers in my parts stash.
     
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    DSC04754.JPG DSC04756.JPG We have about 18 for adult use, 30 for kid use. As you would guess the kid versions a little more indestructible. I'll post a few of the kid versions later.

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    Working on a Fire Dome Hemi racer. Conveyor belt wheels, skate board wheels, machined billet wheels, lexan wheels. Imagination, check rules where ever you race. Wheels must not exceed the flange of the cover in most cases. Taller ones rub the rail and slow them down. If you notice my taller ones I have machined fenders to allow no rail rub... Some have four wheels, others only three. We also race oil pans.
     
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    Oil pan racer. . DSC04757.JPG
     
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    where the heck is this post listed? I started the thread in "General" I can only find it in my content. .
     
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    cudascott wish I had a Hemi

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    It says at the top it's in the general discussion forum
     
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    I saw that when I go to forums, scroll to General not there. No worries thanks, I'm old
     
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      Somebody has WAY too much free time on their hands. :D
       
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      As you can tell I'm not a check writer, built not bought. . . It's a hobby that takes up no room. . It helps to be a machinist.
       
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      Looks like a scaled-up Pinewood Derby - our Scout troop used to run a "Dirty Derby" with very few rules, but had to limit weight (someone brought a car made from a piece of railway rail - scary when it hit the stop box), require 3 wheels (someone entered a shot put), etc. The ever evolving track had various obstacles, jumps, etc. (and they finally added the flaming wall under the jump last year) and it was usually a matter of 'the car that makes it the farthest down the track wins', rather than who gets to the finish line first.

      Found a couple of photos that show what the track looked like about 6 years ago, and some of the cars the Cub Scouts entered Dirty Derby.jpg Dirty Derby cars.jpg Dirty Derby carnage.jpg
       
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      Good-Guys 19th PPG Nationals Columbus Ohio.. Set up day, DSC04731.JPG
       
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        Pretty cool stuff..
         
      • CudaChick1968

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        Needs some eye candy ... FB_IMG_1447301213563.jpg
         
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          My new "LOGO" Our Logo.png
           
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            Thanks
             
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            This is so cool! I wish there were a racing thing in Windsor/Detroit.

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            PPG Nationals @ Good-Guys

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          • 67 Power Wagon

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            Leanna I'd KILL to have just ONE of those Valve covers to make into a lamp shade LOL
             
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            • CudaChick1968

              CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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              Send me one John -- you can find singles sometimes here stateside. I'll doll it up any way you like.
               
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                NOW I'll have to seek one out! LOL (Probably be a "Big Block" if I locate one!)
                 
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                CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                PM sent ... :thumbsup:

                 
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                Replied! :D
                 
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                Any interest in having my new t-shirt design for your wardrobe? DSC04902.JPG T-shirt color chart.jpg
                 
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                I`ve read that, " man will race anything!" this proves it !
                 
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