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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:18 PM

I'm going to build a recreation of this Oakland Speedway - Owl Chump ISO Stockcar for my friend Adam. The original with freshly-painted NOS Dynamic Ford Talladega is shown below. For all the Oakland Speedway cars here's the link to:

Oakland Speedway Treasures...Let's Build Some

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Here's his company name "CW" and the chassis type "STOCKER":

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Here are the parts for the chassis:

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Parma pans and drop arm (a take off from a junk chassis), Riggen Super Lite wheels, Fass gears, REH Jet flag kit (I also have red if you like Adam), modern axles, and bearings.

The motor for this project has been ID'd in this post:

The Last Champion-made Motor?

Here's the finished endbell. Note the cut in the brush hoods and brushes for shunt wires. There is also clear Teflon insulation on the original Champion brush springs:

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I'm going to install a NOS NCC20 armature and Mura long magnets. I think we should save the White Dot magnets that came in this motor for a future Open motor project. NCC20s don't need that much magnet anyway. Is this OK with you Adam? Here are the rest of the motor parts. I'll be installing a ball bearing in the can before it gets a black wrinkle finish paint job:

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Here's . . . wait a minute . . . what's this?

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That's a new billet aluminum Shelby-style grill for my new Mustang GT. How'd that get in here???? WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:30 PM

Always an inspiration, Rick! Thank you . . .

Do they make those grills for my '90 Taurus???

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:18 PM

Is the Mustang Windveil blue? :?:
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:00 PM

Coooool! Hey BP builders, what about these babies on the Kingleman with Deathstars?

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

I'm going to build a recreation of this Oakland Speedway - Owl Chump ISO Stockcar

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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is that the Thingie you were studying to make for months now?
:doh: ;) :twisted:
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:09 PM

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is that the Thingie you were studying to make for months now?

It sure looks like a thingie, Edo! The CAD files go to the Laser Dude this week for the thingie project's pans.

Coooool! Hey BP builders, what about these babies on the Kingleman with Deathstars?

Hey. Mike, I bet Adam's up for it. :mrgreen: . Maybe then we could get that cool Dynamic body re-poped ;)

Is the Mustang Windveil blue?

Gary, the Shelby strips will be Ford Vista blue metallic over white. It will look a lot like this one when it's finished . . . only cooler. :mrgreen:

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:11 PM

Kool ride . . . I can already smell the rubber. :)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:41 PM

I've seen 1 or 2 of the Dynamic Handling Bodies on Patto's site. Patto also has the Cale Yarborough/ Wood Brothers 60 Minute Cleaners decal set.

Boy, the Handling Bodies sure were ugly but tough light Lexan. The pretty Lancer bodies were history. Sad but us 15 year olds were after pure speed! :)
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:47 PM

Nice look, Rick! I have the exact same 2006 except it's Windveil. Maybe a couple of white stripes on it? Sort of a reverse of yours! Absolutely love Mustangs, no matter what year. Well, maybe not so much the '76 to 80s, but otherwise . . . :mrgreen:
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:05 PM

We've had a change in plans. Adam's going to save that Champion motor for a future East Coast car. Since this is a reproduction of a West Coast Owl Chump car we're going to put in a Mura C-can motor. Here's the mock-up motor before paint with my clone Champion magnet shims. Slotted brush hoods and 3 different styles of stainless steel machine screws holding the whole thing together. I use the mock-up during chassis construction:

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We're also going to add my clone Parma Dougherty-style elephant ear heat sinks:

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Here is the center section of the chassis:

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Next comes the ISO front end . . . Onward! :)

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:55 AM

More! :)

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 11:36 PM

Does anyone have a real or copy Dynamic Dodge Charger?
If somebody else was actually nutty enough to build one of these things, what bodies are out there?

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:02 AM

I'm going to use one of these MAC Mercury Cyclones from Electric Dreams on mine :)

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:11 PM

Here's the finished ISO front end on the chassis:

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The front end rotated upward resting on some Steube Stabilizers:

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A close-up of the front end swung away from the chassis center section:

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Here's the front end's hinge thingie:

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OK, time to get the pans on. For this car I can use my ugly butt ugly pan jig thing :shock: It's made from an old tech block with some dowel pin holes and a clamp. It allows me to align the body mounting pin tubes and solder both pans at the same time. I can also stack a second pin tube on top of the first and everything stays nice and aligned:

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The pans off the jig thing look like this and are ready to be trimmed up:

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And the pans ready to be mounted next weekend:

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Onward :)

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:48 PM

Rick, your pan jig is too cool. Nice build.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:44 PM

Thanks, Mike. :blush: :wave:

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:32 AM

Super Sano. :mrgreen:
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:57 PM

The finished chassis ready to hang all the other goodies on:

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This design doen't use any hinges for the plumber or pans. All the movement is obtained by flex. Here's a closeup:

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Holy Smokes :shock: What's this picture doing here. :?: Why that's a center cap for my 18 X 10 Bullitt wheels for my Mustang . . . which are BACKORDERED :evil:

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Edo, my chassis jig is now available for "My First Thingie". :)

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 08:07 PM

More! More! :)

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:06 PM

To get these parts I didn't have to fart around on eBay bidding against . . . well..... :roll: . . . Anyway I measured an original set of Parma Dougherty Elephant Ear Heat Sinks and paid to have them laser cut.

Adam, would you like them with a brushed finish or a high polished finish? It's kind of hard to tell but the high polished are on the left.

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I'm fresh out of vintage orange Riggen lead wire . . . well . . . I've never actually had any and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to buy any on eBay even if it were available. It seems even Mini Wheels lead wire is in high demand. So once again we deal with the current reality and use what others don't want . . . we make do.

Here is a selection of lead wire. The American Line is actually vintage REH Multi Nimble lead wire from '69 or '70. What would you like, Adam?

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:02 PM

It’s time to finish the motor. Be sure you check out this post:

Building Race Winning C-cans by George Shannon

I tinned the area of the can where the motor will be soldered in:

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I decided to try some modern (short) C-can magnets that were just slightly longer than the armature stack. The NCC 20 arm we’re using is fast but it’s no open arm. I didn’t want to waist a pair of vintage Blue Dot magnets. I had a pair of modern Mura Red dot matched magnets so in they went with some .005" thick shims. I move the magnets around to center the armature stack within the magnet field. I used an armature slug to align the can bearing and soldered it in place. Then I used a .525" diamond hone to set the air gap. I measured and recorded the magnets position in the can. I removed the magnets and shims keeping everything in the exact same orientation. Ideally I believe the magnets should be bonded into the can and never removed after honing. I wanted to paint and oven bake the can with the magnets out . . . so I did. :shock: .

Here’s the can with the motor mounting areas masked. The can is mounted on a wooden cotton swab stick stuck thru the bearing hole. Two squares of foam are stuffed in on each side of the stick to keep paint out of the can:

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I gave it two quick coats of Krylon black wrinkle paint and an oven bake. Then I wiped the paint off the face of the bearing with a cotton swab dipped in Acetone. Hmmmmm . . . wrinkly :)

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And the finished motor with Champion medium brush springs, clear Teflon insulation, and shunt wires:

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:54 PM

Hey, Adam, your car's done :) :

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This is a solder only motor install . . . no motor bracket. I used the method my friend Rodney recommended. I used Stay Brite silver solder and acid flux to hold the motor mount to the axle tube. Then I soldered the motor in with 60/40 solder and paste flux. I used HIGH heat and soldered the joint quickly to minimize heat build-up in the magnets. The can was allready tinned so soldering it in was a snap:

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Now it's off to Eddie's Slot Car World and the Blue King for testing. :mrgreen:

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

Sure looks purdy! :) :up:

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:12 AM

Gorgeous. Rick, just gorgeous! :mrgreen:

Along with the elephant ear heat sinks in the "hard to find" category are the the solid state buss bars; it is no easy task to acquire them either! ;)

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:59 AM

Outrageously sano.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:46 PM

Thanks guys :) . I think this car turned out well. So far so good. Now if just will runs as good as it looks. :shock: Rodney has tuned his original to run great so hopefully we can get Adam's car running sweet, too.

SteveO, I need to email you about those Mura buss bars. I have an idea. :idea:

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

How do you get a good gear mesh with the motor soldered in like that? I can't figure it! :shock: :?:
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:15 PM

Hi Gary,
Why would you NOT get a good gear mesh? :)

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:26 PM

Hi Gary,

Do you mean how do you align things before soldering to get a good gear mesh?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:47 PM

How do you get a good gear mesh with the motor soldered in like that? I can't figure it! :shock: :?:

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The quick and easy way to do it, if you don't have the "touch", is solder to the frame first, then insert a piece of the backing paper from the colored lane stickers between the two gears (feed it into the gears as you turn the rear wheels), then solder the second joint, go back and apply heat to the first solder joint only long enough to "relax" the mesh, then turn the rear wheels to remove the paper and you should have a really nice mesh.

If you watch racers doing quick motor changes between heats, you'll see that many employ that technique.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:09 PM

Cash register receipts and the plastic parts bags can also be used when setting gear mesh. :)

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:34 PM

I use a Kleenex . . . :mrgreen:

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 01:22 AM

Do you mean how do you align things before soldering to get a good gear mesh?

Yes! It seems Barry explained a good way to do it! Is that how you do yours, Rick? :?:
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 01:25 AM

I use a Kleenex . . . :mrgreen:

You'll leave your gears snotty, eh, Pavarotti? :lol:
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:38 AM

Gary, Dokk uses both sides of the Kleenex, same as with his writing paper and toilet tissue. :lol: :lol:

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:59 AM

C'mon, guys, the truly authentic way to set gear mesh is with . . . a rolling paper, preferably ZIg Zig brand. Or so I've been told!
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:12 AM

I use a Kleenex . . . :mrgreen:

You'll leave your gears snotty, eh, Pavarotti? :lol:

Gear loob, dood. ;)
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:18 AM

Yes! It seems Barry explained a good way to do it! Is that how you do yours, Rick?


Yes, Barry explained a very good way to do it. If I was smart, that's how I would do it too. However, never admitting to being smart, I prefer to try and employ what Barry called "the touch". This method invariably fails as I don't have "the touch" :shock: :lol: :( . I then employ my fall back plan and reheat the joint and wiggle the motor a nano meter or two to correct the gear mesh. With this car I only made one adjustment to get it right. Ah, "the touch" was almost there....or did I almost get lucky :lol:

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:49 AM

A piece of cellophane from a pack of smokes. :shock:

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:35 PM

I just got back from Eddies Slot Car World's Blue King. The Stocker is a keeper. It was a match for Rodney's original in speed and handling right out of the box. It's an absolute blast to drive. The NCC20 armature is VERY happy with modern Champion medium brush springs and Modern Mura Red Dot magnets (honed to .525"). It's got lots of brakes and great punch.

I also tried my Mike Morrissey "What If..." car. It is, so far, a complete disaster. But, that's another story!

Adam, you’re going to love the Stocker :)

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:58 AM

Just popped into this when googling - the chassis is quite reminiscent what I did in early 70's but the body is in miserable shape. Any ideas where I coud find something like it; I used it to win the Finnish Championships in '73.

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi Pekka,

 

I think you have a Dynamic Ford Talladega there. It was also made by others, MAC I think, back in the 70's. I'm not sure if anyone is currently doing a repop of it like:

 

http://www.outisight.net/

 

We'd love to see pictures of you chassis :)


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

I'll take some photo - perhaps needs some rust/mold/dirt removing first...

Well, an old pic with original dirt found :crazy:

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Very nice.....thank you!


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

Sweeet !  It even has a goop shield !! I'll bet it runs great ! Looks heavy enough and it's probably got the Horsepower to push it !

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Originally it had a Pooch can with #25 arm but later a Steube can, probably with a Pooch again. The track where the Nats were driven had a steep downhill slope on the inner lanes - on the main straight - so much lead was needed to get the cars to land down into the slot (hopefully...). The elephant ears are a later addition, too.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:04 AM

Hey Capt. Rick, I won a ToyTech Batmobile body with a 5.1" WB and I've been wondering what type of chassis to build for it.

I think I just found it !! :D


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Sounds like an awesome project Pablo :good: Good choice on what chassis to put underneath it :D Actually looking at this project again Rick, this could be on the build agenda at some point! Love that bodyshell !!!!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:23 AM

It's a great handling chassis Pablo. Let me know if you'd like me to send it to you for reference. I used Rodney's original Owl Chump chassis to build mine.

 

Electric Dreams used to sell this body Paul. Not sure if they still do. I believe they had Parma do the pulls and they were really nice.


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