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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

Real nice 512S built by Jairus and beautifully painted by Chris Coller.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:59 PM

Wow!, another beauty. I wasn't expecting to see an anglewinder for some reason either. Nice!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:12 PM

More room for the interior?
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:30 PM

And I don't mind telling you it was a real B***h to get everything to fit and the pans to move smoothly! :rolleyes:

Incidentally, there are a few Ferret pieces in there: Steel rails, motor/rear axle bracket, and drop arm. The motor is an eBay find and looks rewound and balanced. I tossed it into the mix at the last minute because I felt it fit the era of vintage bits and pieces... even though the guide is from an earlier period.

Looks like it turned out beautifully, Chris!!! :yu:

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:02 PM

A true work of art. Do you dare run it on track?
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:37 PM

I wouldn't unless you don't mind crawling around the corners..... :laugh2:

Here is a shot of the top of the chassis.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:34 AM

SWEET!!!

Awesome stuff, again.

Ok, I'm ready. What's the next one? :popcorm1:
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:12 AM

WOW, a true work of art. Do you think you could do another one in 1:1 scale and have it in my driveway by Christmas? LOL. Anyway, very nice job.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:07 AM

Another work of art. Well done, Mr. Jairus. (We're not worthy!) :D
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

Very nice work from both guys involved!

Jairus, the pan movement issue when using screws through the pans into the body mounts is why I generally use a shaker pan rather than hinged pans for this sort of car.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:12 AM

Dennis, You are of course correct... in most instances. With this car it's just plumber movement not floppy. A shaker would be fine except for the fact that the tire to fender clearance is very tight especially in the front wheel wells. A rattle pan would have the fenders contacting the tires for sure and a tight controlled hinge is easier to set up.
Just between you and me.... this car will most likely never see a track anyway!

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:19 PM

Jairus, which kit is that? It sure looks like the one I designed for Heller in 1970... possibly re-issued by a Japanese company using the old molds?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

Hi,

I saw this first on Slot Car Illustrated and couldn't remember which chassis this was based on. Ferret? Cool.
Since it won't see the track, I guess it doesn't matter. Otherwise, motor work beckons!

Projects like this that are for fun, rather than for next Saturday's race, are always the most satisfying. It is too bad, Jairus, that you don't get to keep this and race it against ME.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

Hi Jairus,

Beautiful car man :wub: .

So, who did what in this Super Team effort?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:23 PM

Rick,

Jairus soldered up and assembled the working chassis using only the drop arm, motor/axle bracket and steel rails as Ferret pieces taken from a bad build off ebay. The rest of the brass was cut and formed from rod and plate.
Jairus also assembled the body (multi-piece), interior and engine. (Yes, there is a painted and detailed engine viewable through the louvers.

Chris Coller painted the body and Chris Clark finished the assembly. I am sure they have more info so I will let them interject...

Philippe, the kit is indeed a Heller.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:42 PM

I wouldn't unless you don't mind crawling around the corners..... :laugh2:

WOW! I'd avoid banked tracks too given the limited nose clearance and the delicate pieces. Once again - WOW.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

Jairus, just curious, you did all the fabrication and assembly. Meaning you did the finished assembly of everthing you could before paint and did the pre-paint or dry fit assembly of everything else. So, you had a more or less assembled and running but unpainted model to send to Chris and Chris for painting and final assembly?

It really turned out nice :) . I bet there's a ton of Jairus hours in that project!

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Thanks, Jairus. Yes, I did this kit in 1969! But the pattern maker screwed up and double curved the windshield, I was furious. :angry:

I have copies of the original drawings to prove that I am not the one that made the mistake! :)

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:06 PM

Jairus, just curious, you did all the fabrication and assembly. Meaning you did the finished assembly of everthing you could before paint and did the pre-paint or dry fit assembly of everything else. So, you had a more or less assembled and running but unpainted model to send to Chris and Chris for painting and final assembly?

It really turned out nice :) . I bet there's a ton of Jairus hours in that project!

Yes, that is pretty much it! Thanks.

Thanks Jairus. Yes, I did this kit in 1969! But the pattern maker screwed up and double curved the windshield, I was furious. :angry:

I have copies of the original drawings to prove it, I am not the one that made the mistake! :)

Philippe... oh, but the windshield has such a nice look to it though... :D




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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:29 AM

Wow, a man after my own heart. I love it.

It looks like parts of the body hinge and open, do the? Also I've noticed or maybe I am just missing something but it looks like you only mount the body to the chassis at two spots, and fairly close to the middle of the chassis. Is that cause you don't intend to run them and it does not need to be sturdy enough to take a impact. Just curious. I've noticed it on several of your builds now.

I went and used four screws to fasten the body to my chassis as far apart from each other as space would permit.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

Alex, do your screws show on the sides? Chris is very particular about the visible body in that no aspects that this is a "slot car" are to show especially the attachment points. As for using two screws... there are two hooks at the back of the pans. These have to be in place before the screws are inserted. Incidentally the screws thread into blind nuts for positive attachment on all of my cars. There is no chance of over tightening and stripping out of plastic threads when a blind nut is used and therefore a wall hit will split and lose chunks before the body shifts on the chassis!
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:23 AM

No the screws are not visible from the sides, screw heads are counter sunk into the bottom of the chassis pan. I have blended the body portion of the mounting system in well enough that its not obvious what it is I feel. Granted my work is not as clean as yours and there are blemishes that can be seen but as i build my cars to be driven and driven hard I dont care to spend that extra time to get that extra little bit as i know that repairs are gong to be needed at some point.

you can check out my build through my thread on her in the 1/24 scale section f3000 reynard build. there's a link to the actual build on OWH
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

Jairus, the reason why the windshield on the real car had a single curve is quite simple: a dual curve in any glass or perspex causes a deformation of the vision through it, and this is why most helmets worthy of their names are flat, meaning curved in only one direction.
Heller made a mistake and I had a very vocal argument then with the pattern maker, but the steel had already been cut, so that was it. I was absolutely furious as they had previously screwed the roof line of the P4, and my drawing, that also helped shape the GMP model only a couple of years ago, was correct.

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