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    Posted 3 months ago

    fortapache
    (2630 items)

    OK we have a few errors here. Starting off on the package it says "Topo Fuel Altered". I changed the Topo to Top. I think that was a typo on their part. Top Fuel then refers to the much longer Rail cars which would be what is called Top Fuel. This is however an Altered. I believe it would be a BB Fuel Altered as it is injected instead of supercharged. And I am assuming it is supposed to be a large block engine to make it BB instead of single B class. I tried to look this up but am going off the top of my head.
    Altered used to be cars which were altered like the typical model T hot rod. Eventually they became completely fabricated like Funny Cars but had a very short wheel base. They were about the third fastest class of dragsters despite having all the same equipment. But the short wheelbase made them a bit unstable but fun to watch. Oh my I just spotted another error on the model itself. The headers should not lead to a single pipe on each side and should curve upwards the exhaust would eject from each header. Plus there shouldn't be any glass. It is more of a street rod. Anyway examples of diecast models are rare so I bought it. Not so hot on the green wheels either. Don't think those happened back then.
    Looks like Greenlight red lighted on this one but I bought it anyway.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 3 months ago
      "The Altered category originated "for cars with moderate changes", according to the rulebook. It developed from out of the Hot Roadster, Fuel Coupé, and Fuel Sedan categories.
      In 1956, it was divided in three classes by weight break: A (up to 6.59 lb/cu in (182 kg/L)), B (6.6–8.59 lb/cu in (183–238 kg/L)), and C (8.6 lb/cu in (240 kg/L) and up)."

      "Early in the 1960s, as supercharging proliferated, NHRA added AA/A, BB/A, and CC/A."

      I love watching altered and pro mods...always unpredictable when launching...
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 3 months ago
      Looks like a Fiat? That was pretty popular for alrereds
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
      Thank you very much dav2. This would be a later altered when they were heavily altered. Funny cars used to be based on an actual car and then went with a fabricated frame and body too.
      Not sure if this one is a fiat, good chance that it is as it looks like the typical altered.

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