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#26 dc-65x

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Posted 15 February 2023 - 09:06 PM

Thanks Larry. I'm glad I didn't have to abandon a second project I wanted to put this motor in.  

 

I really added lots of braces to the rear axle to try to avoid that "bunny hopping" Bob. But

every angle winder GP I've built so far has been afflicted to some extent. We'll see what happens.

 

The finished chassis.......I HOPE!   :crazy:

 

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:55 AM

It always works on paper, doesn't it?

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 10:16 AM

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:16 PM

I've gathered up all the parts to get this roller built. It's going to roll on repop

Russkit front wheels and K&B hard vinyl tires ground down to 13/16" diameter:

 

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In the rear I've using repop Russkit "mythical" super wide rear wheels. I going to try out 

Paul's Slot Car Tires urethane tires for Parma "pencil" wheels:

 

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Gears are vintage Weldon spur and modern Sonic pinion:

 

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The guide is the ubiquitous Cox:

 

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I wanted to use Cox Superflex lead wire but they weren't long enough for this

4 3/8" wheel base "long dog" F1. I'm going with Marklln train wire. It's the

slightly thicker wire on the bottom:

 

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Time to get everything assembled........


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Posted 18 February 2023 - 09:48 PM

Got the roller finished:

 

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I kept the lead wires down low so they don't tend to lift the body

in its floating body mounts:

 

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A couple of shots of the all important rear end:

 

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The body is mounted and rattles around freely. The mounted body

worked out even better than I'd hoped.....which is sure nice for a change:

 

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Everything fitting into a Slimline Ferrari body:

 

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Track test is next.

 

 


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Posted 20 February 2023 - 01:08 PM

Track tested the car on my Gary Gerding track:

 

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1.  The track was wiped clean with Naptha

 

2.  Track surface clean with no tire buildup or glue

 

3.  Power supply voltage set to 12V

 

4.  Paul's urethane tires polished smooth with 600 grit:

 

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5.  I ran just 21 laps as shown:

 

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6.  Tires worked great for the first couple of laps but after 20 they look like this:

 

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7.  I give up with cars more powerful than say a 1966 R&C cars with urethanes and no glue on the track.

 

8.  If more powerful cars with urethane or fish rubber tires without glue are working for others that's great.   :good:

 

9.  I'm going back to a "dot" of glue before each turn and running a "rental" car around until the glue is spread super thin around the track.

 

 


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Posted 19 March 2023 - 08:08 PM

I can't believe it's been a month since my tire test debacle. The snow, rain and cold kept the body out of paint for weeks. But that change this past week or so.

 

The first thing painted were these cool Ferrari wheel inserts:

 

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New rear wheels with Alpha donuts:

 

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The body, interior, Lorenzo's head, roll bar, velocity stacks and decals are all ready:

 

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Finally time to put it all together.


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Posted 19 March 2023 - 08:46 PM

Love it 

Sir, what is the latest greatest spray for old waterslide decals, please. I would love a refresher course ......


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Posted 19 March 2023 - 08:55 PM

Thanks Pablo,

 

Jairus taught me that a light coat of Testors clear gloss lacquer helps to prevent the old

decals from cracking.


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Posted 19 March 2023 - 11:28 PM

Thank you 


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 05:41 PM

The car is all in one lump and I hope the late and great Lorenzo Bandini would have approved:

 

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I'm still suprised that I got it to fit inside the Dynamic Slim Line Ferrari GP body:

 

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To track test the car..............

 

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..............I've added a mondo hunk of 1/16" thick lead that is as big as the drop arm will allow:

 

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I also cut down (shown on the right) some fresh modern wheels and tires to 7/8" diameter by 5/8" wide per the 1967/8 rules:

 

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Now I have to clean and lightly glue my track.........arg...........


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 05:48 PM

Rick, be glad your track isn't 220'.  :laugh2:  :laugh2: '

 

The car looks nice, as usual.


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Posted 24 March 2023 - 11:02 AM

You've got a point there Bill.    :crazy:

 

I think I still have one of these "rental cars" in a drawer somewhere. It's going to be my "gluemobile":

 

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I'm going to use it to lightly spread the glue around just the orange lane. 

 

When I first got the track I spray glued the whole surface and it performed just like the

the commercial tracks I was used to. But since I am the only one running, treating

just one lane should be much less upkeep.

 

 


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Posted 24 March 2023 - 11:19 AM

I remember my last bout of wing car racing. I would go to the track to test on a weeknight when the weekly races weren't running. I'd glue up a lane, run my test laps for an hour or so, then wipe the mess up with the track's preferred cleaner and rags.


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Posted 24 March 2023 - 11:25 AM

I'll guess the fish rubber wheels will work better than the soft wonders. I'll be watching .....


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