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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 29 January 2023 - 09:21 PM

Vince, do you have any photos of the old chassis you built? All the various UGO chassis I've ever seen were nickel or chrome plated. So I assumed they might have been built in Japan.


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Posted 07 February 2023 - 05:24 AM

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Posted 07 March 2023 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 09 March 2023 - 05:08 PM

A used U-Go 26D, one of a couple I've found, all used. Not easy to find the box. 

 

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Posted 22 March 2023 - 06:01 PM

More U-Go (or U-Don't!) products at the LASCM:

Many different wheels and tires:

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More motors:

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And then there are the lethal liquids to mess up your car and destroy its nicely painted body... (Do Not Take Internally) :wacko2:

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Posted 22 March 2023 - 07:52 PM

What’s in the box? Can you show the labels?


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Posted 23 March 2023 - 06:44 AM

Bloo Goo?

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Posted 23 March 2023 - 10:06 PM

"What’s in the box? Can you show the labels?"

Zipper posted your answer. The other bottles must be "Red Goo", but I forgot to check.  :)

 


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Posted 23 May 2023 - 06:07 PM

The frames were piano wire with a motor, rear wheel bracket, nose piece, and cross wire for front wheels. They were Nicole plated in the Bay Area. If they were chrome you cannot solder to chrome so the frame would be junk if it broke.
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Posted 23 May 2023 - 07:06 PM

Here is one I built for a customer with a mint U-Go 16D.

 

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2023 - 07:14 PM

I don't have one at hand, but U-GO chassis & their separate chassis parts have been soldered on for years. I never knew whether they were foreign built or built local.


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Posted 17 June 2023 - 01:40 PM

"Here is one I built for a customer with a mint U-Go 16D."

Nice copy of the Bob Emott built car that Ursaner drove to a 2nd place at the 1967 "Nats" in Atlanta. The flip-flop body mounts are of course your personal touch.

"They were Nicole plated in the Bay Area"

Was she good looking?  :)

"f they were chrome you cannot solder to chrome so the frame would be junk if it broke."

100% correct, and as far as I know, all the 1960s and early 1970s plated production chassis were done so with nickel, some with cadmium before it became illegal, later replaced with a zinc alloy allowing soldering.

 


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Posted 17 June 2023 - 11:40 PM

I simply copied the car in this picture.  I did not build that car and was told it was the Bob Emott chassis.

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Posted 22 June 2023 - 07:40 PM

Yes, this is the Emott car driven by Ursaner at the '67 Nats. The chassis was discovered in Bob's basement mere minutes before the wrecking ball took the house down. The replica body is the correct Pactra Ford that was on the car, painted by Noose for the LASCM and sporting the correct decals. The motor was a rewound Russkit 23 with Arco mags. The car, held by Ursaner, can be seen on this B&W picture taken at the raceway in Atlanta that very day:

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Posted 25 June 2023 - 02:59 PM

Great picture Philippe :heart:


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Posted 13 July 2023 - 06:58 PM

"UGO Smith worlds fastest slot cars" sponsorship on the Melrose Missile Barracuda circa 1968.

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The above mentioned wire frame. Blue packet was for 16d size motors, 26d frame was in a green packet. + 2 sizes of Blue Tigers.


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