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#1 Mad Mark

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Posted 10 January 2023 - 04:59 PM

think caught the sickness. painted this body the other day so had to build a chassis for it! First thingie build.

only took a couple pictures cause my work isnt very sano so no need to see it up close haha.
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setting ride height. About 1/16.
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Ended up using a Johnson shigoto motor. why not. and awesome ugly green jet flag!
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 05:23 PM

Looks good, keep going! :clapping:


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Posted 10 January 2023 - 06:23 PM

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drop arm arrangement. I like to try and add something weird to my builds if I can.
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 07:48 PM

Go Buddy Go. Love the drop arm with the up and down stop built in.

 

Jet flag is a bit modern. But I will not report you to the Vintage Police. :laugh2:


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Posted 10 January 2023 - 10:57 PM

Go Buddy Go. Love the drop arm with the up and down stop built in.
 
Jet flag is a bit modern. But I will not report you to the Vintage Police. :laugh2:

Unfortunately all my cox quick change are occupied at the moment. good thing theirs no purists at the track let alone anyone that even glances at my vintage cars!
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 10:58 PM

might just post all my thingies in here since I seem to start threads all over the place.
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 11:18 PM

Look forward to seeing more of your posts/builds here as the Thingies need more love.

Where did you find that nice axle motor bracket?

Nothing but encouragement from me.  :good: 


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Posted 10 January 2023 - 11:44 PM

Look forward to seeing more of your posts/builds here as the Thingies need more love.
Where did you find that nice axle motor bracket?
Nothing but encouragement from me.  :good:

Figure doesn’t hurt to live’n it up in here a little and who doesn’t like pictures?!

and that bracket was with a lot of parts I got don’t know who made it. if you look close the stamping is wrong and the passenger side pillowblock has more meat on it. Kinda weird.
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 11:48 PM

Nothing wrong with a Jet Flag.  But that motor bracket looks a bit like a champion, but I could be mistaken.


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 12:03 AM

I love that some of the rails are rod and some are tubing. Very cool build ... nice work!


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 12:07 AM

I love that some of the rails are rod and some are tubing. Very cool build ... nice work!


Thanks! The two main rails on both sides are rod and the rest is tubing. has a bit of flex curious to see how it works.
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Posted 11 January 2023 - 12:41 AM

This is a great bit of history to save Mark for future builds. (See link below) It does show the Jet Flag being available in 1968. I was not saying it was wrong. Just a bit later than the chassis style.

Hope you know my intention is to encourage and help anyway I can.

I actually never under stood why I have never seen a original period sidewinder Thingie, a conversation for another day perhaps?

 

http://slotblog.net/...-pickup-guides/


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 09:49 AM

Martin, I think it is Don Siegel in Paris who owns an original period anglewinder Choti. It's the only one I recall seeing. It has been posted online several times.


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 10:08 AM

This is a great bit of history to save Mark for future builds. (See link below) It does show the Jet Flag being available in 1968. I was not saying it was wrong. Just a bit later than the chassis style.
Hope you know my intention is to encourage and help anyway I can.
I actually never under stood why I have never seen a original period sidewinder Thingie, a conversation for another day perhaps?
 
http://slotblog.net/...-pickup-guides/

No offense taken I appreciate your encouragement and always helping out. sorta wanted to use parts that aren’t scarce so I don’t have to worry about wrecking them if this runs good. might try to make it to the track today to test.
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Posted 11 January 2023 - 11:19 AM

"Vintage Police" never have had a say-so in Thingies here at Slotblog. There are no rules in Thingies. You can put a modern part on a Thingie and the VP is powerless to say anything  :crazy:  :D  Your car is awesome.

 

I've used modern Tamiya metric ball bearing O-ring front wheels on many of my Thingie builds ( a Maximo trick) and nobody ever complained.  A Jet Flag on a Thingie is fine, Mark  :good:


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 12:42 PM

this chassis really needed a proper body. actual old build I fixed. again with Hong Kong motor. would be a lot cooler with the 517 that came in it!
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Posted 11 January 2023 - 08:56 PM

Went testing and it works! On the flat track it has some chatter in turns. swapped to some 1/8 narrower tires to try and lose grip and it helped a little. kind of a handful but not too bad if you drive a little timid you cant push or it chatters.

On the king track it was on rails. can punch the bank and punch the donut and blip all the banks. given it is pretty slow but pretty happy. only added a thin guide washer and did the rear tires.
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Posted 11 January 2023 - 10:17 PM

Beautiful Mark  :good: 


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Posted 11 January 2023 - 10:51 PM

I love 'em  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 12 January 2023 - 11:24 PM

this is sorta a thingified real car. Had this body forever. it was actually on the first vintage car I bought at a antique store. been looking for the chassis forever and finally found one. wondering why there arent more floating around? also not much info on this particular car. pretty much pieced together with wrong guide and wrong front wheels etc
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Posted 17 January 2023 - 09:02 PM

Had a friend make me a display case!
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Posted 18 January 2023 - 11:49 AM

Looking good Mark, what's on deck to build next?


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Posted 18 January 2023 - 05:47 PM

Looking good Mark, what's on deck to build next?

hmmmm either build up a modded manta ray with a beater chassis im getting or I have this collected.

K&B jaguar, some NOS set screw Riggen tires, unknown front wheels, and a cox guide.
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have some pretty decent old bodies to work with just havent decided what to do yet.
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Posted 20 January 2023 - 11:14 AM

Was able to fix this hulk into another manta ray. wrong front wheels, rear tires, and guide but good enough for a beater runner. also couldnt put a classic motor in because I cant get a pinion puller over the pressed on pinion so the motor is trapped! Oh well.
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Posted 20 January 2023 - 11:19 AM

nice newly built Thingies! Keep up the great work.


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