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#1 Pablo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:22 PM

Finished January 2012:

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Here's where it all started:

I need to just build something fun, So I threw together some fun looking parts.

JK 3030 motor has bushing soldered in, and was broke in. WOW, this little motor screams!!!

It doesn't look so small anymore up next to the Shark Racing Shell #303. :laugh2:

Hypoid JK F1 bracket, Cobra tongue, Slick 7 racing bushings, Alpha wires, JK flag.

Gears are 7/28, 48 pitch. Now, where is that doggone mini-torch? :laugh2:

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

Building an anglewinder would be more challenging. :laugh2:

Have fun constructing your car! Show the finished car as an example of how the 1/24 scale version could be painted. :)
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:01 PM

I'm burned out on challenges this week; I need FUN! ;)
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

JK bracket won't work, I need BWA. Good thing Professor Motor has some. :)
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:24 PM

If you plan run that car around the track, IMHO it will be way too ferocious with a JK Hawk motor in it.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:40 PM

I hear you, Mike.

What do you think would happen if I gear it 4 to 1 and use very narrow .720" wheels?

I could change my mind and just use a Falcon.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

Naw, just go with a really thick pan chassis!

Weight can be your friend.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Any idea where I should put the heavy pans, Jairus? :laugh2:

I mean, on the car.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:33 PM

Faux is still drying...

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:23 AM

Swiss is right, of course. I put aside the PS mini-motor for a future project, and chose a Kelly Mini Brute, for this little 1937 Chevy. I am using a F7 for a jig motor.

Gears will be 9/28 Slot.it (aluminum crown).

Bracket is a BWA; bushings are Slick 7.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:56 AM

Looking good so far, Pablo. What color?
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:25 PM

I'm thinking Model Master Acrylic Red.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 02:19 PM

Hey Paul,

Those instructions look as old as you !:laugh2: :laugh2:
Alright, who cut the cheese?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

Vic, those instructions look like they were printed on a mimeograph machine. I think those machines disappeared when I was in first grade. :laugh2:
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:13 PM

HEY---what ever happened to this build???
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:59 PM

I got sidetracked on other projects temporarily.

As with all my projects, this one is living in a Tupperware container.
It may be a while. But, I will not forget it.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hey Tim :bye: I bet you wish you were building this little car instead of prepping for Checkpoint Cup ? No ? :laugh2: Just kidding. I found a few precious moments today to work on the planning phase of this '37 Chevy.

The bracket I called a "BWA" is actually a very similar new bracket from Professor Motor. Some may like it even better than the originals. It has all the same great features. Just wanted to clarify that.

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The flag will be a Gold Cup, tongue is a Cobra, and the weight is one of the last of the original Classics. Mopar Rob, eat your heart out :crazy: Just kidding, AGAIN :laugh2:

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Who knows where the design of this little guy will go ? I have a while to think about it. I was pondering "World's Smallest ISO", but I wonder if it would be worth the effort. Maybe a simple chass with solid pin tubes would suffice, and call it a day. Or maybe a little floppy pans.

As always , your input is appreciated. Rocky, RIP, what do you think ?


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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

.....sooooo.....y'need heavy pans?.......
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

Michael, WB is 2 7/8 ", wheel width is 1 3/4 " , so, no, I don't have room enough for pans :)
Simple is going to win this race.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

I changed my mind on some of the parts. :) Rears will be IRRA F1 fronts. Fronts will be Kelly flexi wheels. Flag will be a Jet.

Here is the standard pablo tongue sandwich, a modified Cobra floated onto a 063 chunk with 10 thou up tilt using the Steube method. It works, what can I say.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

Wheelbase is 2 7/8"
Guide lead is 0.00" :laugh2: :crazy:
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

Yeah I WOULD like to be building some little hot rods for my home track!! I will some day when I get the time!! I've been prepping for the Checkpoint! I've got cars for every class but retro-pro! So I'm prepared for some fun!! Gotta head over to BPR tonight to buy some parts for finishing off a couple more cars!! Looking forward to the race and enjoying some racing time with the "old friends"!
Nice work Pablo---Love to find some 1/32 "jalopy" bodies! Keep going!!
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

This is fun. Maybe this is why Cukras went to Ho Scale ? :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

OK Duffy, I managed to find room for some .025 pans after all; you were right :D

Nothing fancy here, just a simple design I know will handle.

A straight .063 wire front axle with Kelly flexi fronts will be used.

Hope to secure the Jet Flag post with a thin Duffy Classic replica weight, if it fits under the axle.
I think it will but we shall see.

Now, where did I put those doggone Slot-It gears ? :crazy: :D

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

The pan management had a little too much droop, lift, and shift, so I inserted 2 MM long pieces of wire insulation onto the ends of the bite bars and shoved em into the tubes. Not only did it eliminate droop/fix tilt amount, it adds a shock absorption effect to the pans

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