Anything Nostalgia Related.

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 #39372  by jai_ford
 Sun May 14, 2017 7:40 pm
Been a couple of weeks planning next step etc Excalibur is now being stripped down to be prepared for surgery need to make a few slightly more than we wanted but nothing to major then aiming to get chassis powder coated and on with assembly, sorry guys forgot to take pics will get some next week
 #39378  by jai_ford
 Sun May 21, 2017 9:02 am
Couple of pics going backwards to move forward
 #39451  by jai_ford
 Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Hi all a quick update with where we are with Excalibur we are all prepped for bit of surgery, so our attention has been now on the engine, we did plan on putting my spare 426 in it but have decided even with the extra costs we will stick with the Donovan as nick and sue intended,we have slight problem with way it has been previously set as I've read a lot into these things etc etc I've decided put a smaller stroke crank in the car keeping the Pistons the same bore and give the car more spark and fuel, I think it will run a lot better like this I won't delve to much into the finer details just yet but we are after the car to run and run well so few more parts on there way, so busy as usual but moving forward will keep you all updated thanks for looking James
 #39559  by jai_ford
 Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Hi all been awhile Surgery is underway looking to get chassis in paint for end of November we have made a couple of safety changes also and parts are starting to swim over so upgrades are a plenty will post some pics when painted and on its wheels again as she’s not looking her best at the moment :(
But that’s the last steps of going backwards just forwards from here fingers crossed :D
 #39578  by Flying Phil
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Well done on getting the upgrades sorted and keeping us up to date. You did pose the question earlier in this thread (Mar 31st) about when the last pair of sling shot top fuellers ran together and I suspect it would have been around 1974/5 with the old "Mr Six"driven by Ros Prior and the "Mr Revell" car driven by Dennis Priddle. Certainly after 1973 I think new TF cars built were Rear-engined.
 #39579  by jai_ford
 Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:55 pm
Hi Phil thanks for looking, your almost there i believe the last time there was side by side nitro slingshots was 1976 between Roz prior in mr.6 and Ronnie picardo in firefly? four years before i was born.
We are on track etc as things are going so far so keep checking but aiming for some side by side nitro next year won't be setting any records I'm a realist and they will go down the track together 42 years after the last time and like me a lot of the current fan base would of never seen, slingshots have come on leaps and bounds in last couple of years very exciting times thanks James.
 #39635  by jai_ford
 Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:52 pm
Hi all Excalibur is now back from surgery few things cut off and a few things added and all brought up to date safety wise etc car looks great kev fits in it awesome almost ready for a chassis repaint will post some pics up in January once she’s painted again and see if the eagle eyed ones out there can notice the difference
 #39640  by ukdrn
 Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:33 pm
I can't wait to see these cars James.
 #39643  by jai_ford
 Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:45 pm
2018 looks good for nostalgia cars mate side by side nitro slingshots dragstalgia who thought that would ever happen again 8)
 #39645  by jai_ford
 Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 pm
Hi all brother leaked a pic so thought I would post it on here, the cage has been replaced as when kev sat in it he just wasn’t comfy so cage has been lifted 2” and the front hoop a lot more of a period curve and it looks real nice, also we’ve had few safety parts changed and twin chutes so car is now all current nostalgia top fuel which is right where we need to be.....