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#1 Jairus

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 07:22 PM

Customer sent a bunch of parts in order to build this car including a neat U-Go motor.  I set about collecting bits that were missing or incorrect for the build.
The car I am replicating is I believe something in the LASCM collection.  Not quite sure who built the original as I never looked it up, but customer says it is not necessary that I replicate the paint but the chassis.  Front wheels will be Cobra Stockcar wheels with Associated rear wheels.  Guide to be Cox as is the crown gear but customer sent a short post Cuk guide which I swapped for the more correct long post quick change guide.  Motor bracket will be from a Dubro packaged item with some sort of bronze rear axle bearings as close to what were used.

The car to be built is this.
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Some of the bits....
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Progress as of today is the motor bracket is done, but not cleaned up yet other than a scrubbing with Comet kitchen cleanser and water to remove flux.  Axle spins perfectly.
Tomorrow I jig up and start cutting brass and steel wire to build the chassis.

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Posted 22 November 2022 - 06:19 AM

That is some crazy hoops over the wheels.


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Posted 22 November 2022 - 11:06 AM

Here is an article from 2017.

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Howie Ursaner wrote,

"I think that is probably the stock car chassis of Bob's that I ran at the Arco Nats in 1967 to second place. He gave me his car to race at the Nats and he did not race in Stock Car."

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Posted 22 November 2022 - 08:36 PM

Well, it was a long day today.  The center section took at least 8 hours to bend and solder, not to mention cutting the body so I could get the wheelbase and track spot on.

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Tomorrow I'll start on the drop arm, but I also have to fix deviled eggs for Thursday so might not be a post Wednesday. 

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Posted 22 November 2022 - 08:54 PM

I love it. Would I be wrong if I guessed those are JK bushings? I've used them in race cars and whatever they are, I like they way you did that. If I'm right, those are really high quality bushings, very good tolerance and long lasting.

 

Deviled eggs again? I'll be right over. Please put aside about a dozen for me. I'll bring you more of those brackets with the pointy nubs  :heart:  wink wink


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Posted 22 November 2022 - 09:22 PM

Looking good man 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Posted 22 November 2022 - 09:41 PM

I love it. Would I be wrong if I guessed those are JK bushings? I've used them in race cars and whatever they are, I like they way you did that. If I'm right, those are really high quality bushings, very good tolerance and long lasting.

 

Deviled eggs again? I'll be right over. Please put aside about a dozen for me. I'll bring you more of those brackets with the pointy nubs  :heart:  wink wink

Paul, I don't know if they are or not.  I suspect not as they are solid bronze and I trimmed off the inside bits.  I bought a box of screws, clips and bearings a long time back and it has served me well over the years.


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Posted 23 November 2022 - 02:14 PM

Fantastic work sir. 

 

Which motor bracket are you using for this build?

 

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 02:57 PM

Got up early this morning and got a start on the drop arm.  Went easier that I expected.
But that's all for today as I got a few things to do for the rest of the day.

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Zack, the bracket was packaged as Dubro but I believe it is a repop of the early Russkit bracket.

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 08:02 PM

Pablo got some of those Russkit 795 repopped brackets on eBay a few years ago. He probably knows the name from then. The popular REHCO Dubro bracket isn't Dubro either, I believe it's Associated.


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Posted 23 November 2022 - 09:12 PM

Bill, the Russkit copies (repops, as you call them) were packaged as "Castleton" and were even thinner than the Russkit. They made them in both 16 and 26D and are an exact match.


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Posted 24 November 2022 - 07:56 AM

Tradeship made the same motor brackets as well I have them on the cards
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Posted 24 November 2022 - 06:31 PM

Re-popped by a bunch of mfgs but they sure are hard to find!


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 04:30 PM

Took all day Saturday to add some cross rods, down stops and the pans.  Finished it up this afternoon.  Still more to do.

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 03:48 PM

Took all morning to make those hoops over the wheels.  But now we have a "roller"!
Body mounting is next.

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Sharp eyes will note the rotation of the motor sticker does not match the gear placement.
End bell drive the gear would be placed as show on my roller.  But the sticker seems to suggest a CCW wind arm.
Until I get some power to the motor... it stays as shown, but moving the gear is a simple matter depending on what sounds right.

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 07:55 PM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:  Sweet soldering all around but especially SANO drop arm stop soldered directly to the Pb chunk  :clapping: I know it can be tricky


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Posted 28 November 2022 - 09:14 PM

Nice Jairus. I especially like the "keep the tires off the body" gizmos.....very cleanly done.


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Posted 06 December 2022 - 06:40 PM

Couple of final pictures.  Only one decal I could not find so I went with a substitution. All the rest are off era correct sheets.

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Since the motor is a CCW wind, the wires have to cross over at the guide with the gear swapped to the correct starboard side.

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Posted 07 December 2022 - 01:07 PM

Final pics finally!
Body taped up, lettering done, full body movement provided. 
Stick a fork in me, I am done too.  This was one of the most complex chassis that I have ever built.

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Respectfully submitted,

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Posted 07 December 2022 - 05:58 PM

Another work of art!


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 03:17 AM

Perfect workmanship and timing . I was thinking about what parts go with what by year. 67 is perfect and, I didn't want to build a jail door or a 888esk . This one I like. Sorta a transition between the two?.
Someone made a very professional copy of the one Martin has posted. This one is equally , if not more impressive.(you probably built the other one).

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 03:34 AM

One question please: how much travel do you try for,or think is adequate for the pans? With few exceptions, the ones that I have are all over the place (from 100thou" to 3/8").

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 08:45 AM

What travel? Up & down or back & forth? Pan movement is somewhat dependent upon the track. Hinged or unhinged pans? You can build it in & tune it out. if needed.


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 09:55 AM

Pan movement and drop arm movement are both about a hair over 1/16".  This is the rule of thumb I follow for all my chassis.


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 11:07 AM

Jairus, I was just reading new content, had I known this question came from your Fairlane build, I would have stayed out of it. Sorry!


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