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Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 engine dragster

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
Tommy Ivo's Showboat 4 engine dragster
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 28, 2018 6:52 PM

I remember building one of these dragsters when I was a kid. I am thinking about buying one from ebay. I think it would look really cool with those 32 chrome exhaust stacks. Does anyone have any experience or comments regarding this kit?

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:23 PM

Built one too. Was a long, long time ago. With what you know now and present day supplies I think it could be made into a pretty good build. It will probably need a little TLC. Good luck with it (if the price isn't too high).

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:56 PM

I found one on Amazon for $25.00. 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:37 AM

Thanks,

John

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    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, June 04, 2018 1:21 PM
I have this kit in my stash. I was thinking how awesome it would be to plumb and wire 4 Buick engines and the chassis. Sad that Tommy painted them Chevy orange!! Someday, but I have too many in progress kits right now to start another. Gene Beaird, Pearland, Texas
  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:30 AM

I got to sit in this dragster at a Buick dealership in Cincinatti way back when. For a twelve year old, it was quite a thrill!

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, June 08, 2018 11:24 AM

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, June 08, 2018 1:45 PM

My kit has just arrived from Amazon. I am not going to start this kit until a finish my B-24. 

I also ordered four pre-wired magnetos  from Pro Tech.

 

When I opened the box I saw something wrapped in bubble wrap. I hd no idea what it could be.

 

I opened the bubble wrap and inside was a prepainted statue of Tommy with a really dark sun tan. Very strange.

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:50 PM

How did he see where he was going?

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:54 PM

It is a very strange dragster. There are 8 exhaust stacks that are directly in line with the drivers face. Tommy must have been driving blind.

  • Member since
    October, 2014
Posted by TomZ on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:00 PM

JohnnyK

It is a very strange dragster. There are 8 exhaust stacks that are directly in line with the drivers face. Tommy must have been driving blind.

 

Didn't really matter that much, the steering was virtually nonexistent with the spinning tires anyway.

 

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