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NTRA OUTLAWS Top 10 Current List Standings by SKR

Pro Street Outlaw as of 12/3/2018

1. Dave632 "Rebel" 57 Chevy Nomad (defended)
2. JJWallace "Dream Crusher" Mustang
3.  Gnome "Grimace" Charger
4. Nosubfor3 "Blue Silk" Corvette
5. Ecbill "Steeler" Corvette
6. Hairy Canary "Vicious" Vette
7. Hilltop "Grady" 55 Chevy
8. KiwiDave "Villian" Cuda
9. Cozee Camaro
10. Eagle Racing "Snakebit" Cobra

Four Gear Outlaw as of 12/3/2018

1. Hairy Canary "Aces Wild" Willys (defended)
2. JJWallace "Leihua's Rose" Thunderbird
3. Dave632 "Jungle Jim" Camaro
4. Kiwidave "Kiwidave Racing" Thunderbird
5. Gnome "Dreamcycle" Monza
6. Nosubfor3 "Purple Haze" 57 Chevy
7. Ecbill "Blue Streak" Charger
8. Steve "Tap It" FC
9. Hilltop "Comp Cams" Camaro
10. Eagle Racing "Sinister" Daytona Charger


Recent Posts

by dave632
Sounds like you are making progress and as General Electric once said progress is our most important product.
by ecbill
Jeff and Gale,

Thank you for your responses. The information you provided and the video are very helpful.

My guns are also from Harbor Freight with the brand name of Central Pmeumatic. Both are new as far as usage but have had them for several years.

Sorry my knowledge of airbrush terminology is not strong. This type of gun is new to me. I started out with a simple Badger years ago. The jars screw directly to the bottom of the gun. Perhaps it's called a single action. It was a step up from rattle cans. Used it primarily for spraying RC car bodies. Also used a few equivalent guns from other manufacturers.

The bees wax seal and needle polishing look like good ideas to try. I'll have to give them a shot.

Lacquer does seem to be a very forgiving media. It's probably the safest choice while learning.

Jeff you're right that we should not expect top quality results with a cheap gun. After I get the basics down, I may want to upgrade.

This may turn out to be a really interesting thread.

Thanks again guys!
by dave632
I bought an airbrush a couple of years ago and hardly use it. I have a lot of patience when it comes to building and tuning a car as I did
with my full size cars but painting to me is a chore. I have not given up completely on the air brush but I get much better results from
spray cans and it is worlds easier to me.
by GTS
A good day at the track today :) . First off, painted the headlights& gas cap on the PU. And installed the glass unit. While that was drying and setting up I did some tuning and such.
- Put bigger tires and a wheelie bar on the T-Bird and picked up a consistent .110 seconds improvement 8-) .
- Lowered the magnets in the DR1 Jungle Jim with .040" styrene shims and picked up a consistent .120 second improvement 8-) .
- Just cleaned and did some superficial tuning on the 4G PU chassis and it runs .250 seconds better now 8-) . It and the 4G wagon are running about the same. Still need to do braid on the two 4G cars, so expecting some improvement there also.
Can any of these cars win? Doubt it (rofl) . Are they competitive? More so .... and I'm tickled with that ;) .

Plus my decal paper arrived today :D , so will have plenty of time to switch out some of those stickers ::) .
by jjwallace
I use a lot of Harbor Freight tools in the hobby and most work well. My airbrush compressor is from there and it has been good so far....knock on wood! But other stuff not so much. It might be worth it to find an inexpensive higher end unit?? My first Paasche Type V was actually given to me and it had a cupful of rock hard dried paint in it and the internals. After some soaking in lacquer thinner and multiple scrubbings it is the one I know use. But I did find this almost new complete kit on Ebay for $40. The picture on the front actually shows a different (maybe older) version of what was actually in the kit. The Type V has two different needles which I did not have, but the kit had everything and gave me a backup unit. $40 was well worth it. Just a thought.