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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

Rick,

I am sure it is. The body was likely produced in 1964 hence the mistake... the Type "804" by Pactra, Lancer, or other companies is the only clear-plastic Porsche F1 body in 1/24 scale that I know of.

Scuderia Scale made an F2 in white styrene.




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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

Great read, Rick. Phantastik pictures.

I'll share my 13D hop-up when I get that going.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

Thanks, Mike. Can't wait to see your 13D hop-up.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Cool rides and I wanted to get rid of my slot cars.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

I want to share another of Rodney's cool creations, a 1/24 Yenko Stinger Corvair with not only a full interior....

 

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....but a detailed flat six motor under the rear hood:

 

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A really nice hand cut "rattle pan" chassis too:

 

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Here's a couple of rear engined, air cooled racers!

 

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Here's Rodney's description of his car:

 

Converted a pro-built model by David Allin into a slot car.  1966 Yenko Stinger.  David modified a vintage AMT kit.  Great looking car.  Check out the flat six.  Monogram 2D driver
 
When we raced our Datsun 510 in SCCA, I remember seeing Yenko Stingers.  Yenko Stingers are fast cars.
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Used one of my spec. chassis.  Handles great. Chassis wings in front of front wheels and shaker pan really help.  Falcon 7 motor.  It is amazing how Falcon 7 motors could move heavy cars around the track and only get slightly warm.  H&R foam tires.

 

Thanks for the pictures and the story Rodney :)


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

nice builds! what are you guys using for the porsche wheels? are those just inserts? they look amazing.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

Thanks Mark. Rodney may have used vintage Revell wheel inserts. I'll find out.........


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:34 PM

This is Rodney's latest project and it is a collaborative effort between Rodney and fellow model car collector George Dellinger owner of FAMOUS CARZ. George has a cool website, here's the link to it:

 

Famous Carz

 

Below is Rodneys account of the project:

 

This is an amazing scratch built Chaparral 2J body made out of sheet styrene!  George owned the scratch built curbside model for many years. George intended to convert it to a slot car using an AMT brass chassis but never got around to converting it.

 
I purchased the Chaparral from George and converted it to a slot car:
 
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I powered the fans with tiny motors that are intended for model airplanes.  The two motors are powered with a single N size battery.  Battery and holder are behind the front axle.
 
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Below the tiny fans are spinning like crazy! :shok: :sun_bespectacled:
 
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A Plafit chassis is used along with a Falcon 7 motor and Scaleauto gears.
Wheels are Cox magnesium wheels converted to set screw fastening (old Bob Ward wheels).
Monogram driver figure:
 
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Hope everyone likes this one as much as George and I do.
 
I sure like it Rodney! :good:

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

I do.. :)
That would go pretty well, I reckon.

I'm surprised that no model kits were made of this car.... Or were they?
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:41 PM

Hi Steve,

 

I thought this car is so cool it deserved its own thread so I started one for it. I'm hoping more people will see it.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:41 PM

This is another eBay find of mine, A Flower Power Lola T70:

 

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As you can tell, it has seen better days!

 

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The chassis was pretty sad too:

 

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I turned it over to Rodney to work his magic. Here's Rodney's take on this cars restoration:

 

Rick,
The completed Hippie Lola.  Repaired all of the cracks.  The original chassis was too much to restore.  Built a Chris Chan rock and roll Lola chassis.  Vintage Mura motor.  Handles great.  Has good power.  Thanks for the original car and please share.
 
Here's the restored car:

 

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NICE! :good:


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:06 PM

Wow, that really cleaned up nice !!! Amazing and very cool restoration job :heart: :good: :good: :good:


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:06 PM

That car cleaned up nicely, Rick. Could the original chassis have been cleaned up with the Micro Mark sand blaster or was it too far gone mechanically? Rodney's replacement chassis he built is very close to that original & looks very much in place. :)


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

Hi Bill,

 

The chassis was pretty gross.  I suppose anything could be saved with enough effort but since it was not a "pro" chassis and was in bad shape........... :o  And, I bet the new Chris Chan style chassis was fun to build! :dance3:


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:36 AM

I think I've seen the Chris Chan chassis article in an issue of Model Car Science. I'll have to look through my old magazines & see if my memory is correct. :) Was the original Hemi motor salvageable?


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

Nice job and good flower power save... but the original chassis didn't look all that bad. I've seen a lot worse, although i don't remember if I actually saved/restored them - in fact I plead the 5th!

Was the original motor a complete Hemi, or just the can?

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:23 AM

To me, the motor looked like a stock Pactra Hemi:

 

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:13 PM

I think I've seen the Chris Chan chassis article in an issue of Model Car Science. I'll have to look through my old magazines & see if my memory is correct. :) Was the original Hemi motor salvageable?

 

Hi Bill,

 

The Chris Chan Rock N Roll Lola was in MC&S April, 1968. The Hemi motor looked good but it was stock, not a hot rewind.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:45 AM

Didn't notice the two-tone spongies either - very groovy!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:44 AM

The old black marking pin in action Don :)

 

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Here's the original chassis cleaned up:

 

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Nice design. Nice workmanship.......not so much :o


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:32 PM

Aw, shucks, Rick, I was kind of hoping for some ultra-rare speed trick from the period. I have seen a few two-tone, or bicomposition tires, so was hoping it was something like that! On these, he really went beyond the masking point for his magic marker!

You're probably right on the workmanship, but I always hesitate to make judgements, because I figure that maybe, 40 odd years ago, when it was built, it was cleaner, and the years and crashes were not kind to it...

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

Hi Don,

 

I've only got one pair of "two-tone, or bicomposition tires". They are Riggen AA set screw wheels with blue foam tires and thin layer of grey foam on top of the blue :shok: :sun_bespectacled:

 

I bought the car because of the body's paint job. I was a 17 year old in Southern California during the "Summer of Love" and the "Flower Power" stuff was everywhere.

 

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Anyway, the body was brittle, very fragile and with many cracks. My first judgment call was, "I can't fix this, but I bet Rodney could". My second judgment call was about the chassis. It was obviously an amateurs best effort to replicate the Chris Chan Rock N Roll Lola "Magazine Car". I applaud his efforts but the result was not something I had interest in running or displaying.

 

I sent the car to Rodney. He saw the chassis and the big sheet metal screws mounting the body to the chassis. He felt the body deserved better also.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

The Chris Chan Rock N Roll Lola was in MC&S April, 1968. 

 

I had thought this built article was a page or two, like some. But it was a detailed article covering 6-8 pages. Thanks Rick, having this issue info cut my search time way down. :)


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

Nice Flower Power car for sure.

 

Of course being a gear head all my life combined with my last name and the popularity of that Cream album I bet you guys can guess what my nickname was long before Gator Bob.

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hi Rick, 

 

Thanks for the nice detailed answer explaining things - I just saw it now! I have endless trust in your judgement. 

 

I looked up the article too, Bill, and it is very detailed, but is only 4 pages in fact. What's funny is that he announces "the latest developments in the 1/24 scale pro world" - but in the next issue of MSC we'd all get our first glance at the "anglewinder that changed the world"... 

 

Let's see, Summer of Love, I was still only 15, wet behind the ears, living in the hick town of Chicago, and probably still more interested in slots than psychedelics and that other stuff...

 

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