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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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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:40 PM

Love to find some 1/32 "jalopy" bodies! Keep going!!


Tim, they're not exactly 1/32 scale, but Parma still produces the former Champion Legend bodies that fit womp type chassis. There is 5 or 6 different coupes & sedans. Some look better than others. :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

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.


The word on the street is, Duffy is notoriously hard to get stuff out of--temperamental, forgetful and flakey. I don't like to speak ill of folks, but from what I hear I'd steer clear of the guy. Just a heads-up, yknow.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:28 PM

Is that how you feel today, Duffmaster ? :)

Funny how one develops a "feel" for a build.....this little chassis, for example, I didn't car what the solder joints looked like, I just want the car to work well. Function over form. I do, however, have high hopes for the body paint.

Stay tuned, Duffy, because this one will be special :laugh2:
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

Well, I know for a fact, he may come across all Liberal and inclusive, but down deep he's secretly a lifelong anti-Semant. You can't trust guys like that.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:10 PM

Just like Maury Povich on TV : "You ARE the Father" ....... You are NOT the Father" :laugh2:
"It FITS"......"It does NOT FIT" :dash2: In fact, it will NOT fit. The screw method only took me about an hour to perfect.

Now, where is that doggone Slot-It allen wrench ? :)

IRRA fronts have been trimmed to .720 to provide >.032 rear clearance. Kelly front wheel assembly has been soldered home to provide .032 clearance.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

Wow.
Pablo, I do not believe you have room left in that chassis for it to even roll forward in the slot. Before you spend any more work on what may be a heartbreaker, I suggest you give it a tentative push. You know--just in case.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:48 AM

Looks nice---but isn't it wired backwards?? Positive should be on the right side of the pick up?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:35 AM

Hi Tim,
MiniBrute/Bullit motors are timed pretty neutral. Some spin slightly faster one way and others the other way.
It is wired correctly.
Thanks for checking, though :)
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:04 PM

I managed to put pans on the car, but it was not without price. Tony P. once said "Nothing is easy for pablo" :laugh2: Today that was true again...... The 45 year old body was never intended for a chassis like this. There is not enough room on the skirts to mount using pin tubes. I made it work anyway, but it involved a lot of extra work. One of the tubes actually had to be ground down for clearance.

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Once I thought everything was OK to harpoon the holes then paint, the body was flopping up when pinned. So, I had to belt sand 20 thou from each side of the pans to alleviate that. If I push the pins in all the way, it still flops up, so I'll have to deal with that. Since the holes had such a narrow window of opportunity for the holes, I had to add some Lexan to one of the mounting areas, using double sided wing body tape, and a little Krazy Glue.

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Soooo, after 2 nights of fighting, I think I am ready to paint this little bugger. No telling how the extra Lexan area will look. I hope it will be OK.

One question: do HO scratchbuilders us miniature soldering irons? :laugh2:
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:26 PM

I managed to put pans on the car, but it was not without price...No telling how the extra Lexan area will look. I hope it will be OK.


Just call 'em "Skirts"...

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:49 PM

[One question: do HO scratchbuilders us miniature soldering irons? :laugh2:


Isn't that what mini & micro torches are for? :crazy:

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:59 PM

Bill, you crack me up :laugh2: A minitorch would flame out the entire project in one sweeping motion of the torch :bomb:
As soon as this little bugger is done, I'm back to my 1/24 vintage world as fast as possible hehhehehehe
Stand by for more pics. The "skirt" did not cooperate very well during the paint phase, but I'm trying to mitigate the damage :dash2:
Don't try this (customizing a pan floppy chassis for a .98 cent Shark body) at home, kiddies, it ain't as easy as it looks LOL
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

The camera makes the color look orange. It's actually a nice bright red, Pactra acrylic, backed up with Faskolors white.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

Pablo, it certainly looks bright red on my computer screen. :)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:00 PM

Good, Bill. Now my biggest problem is the Lexan strip did not survive the painting process well.
I removed it, and now I am left with a strip of confused body along the "skirt".
Tomorrow, I will overcome, and adapt. :laugh2:
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

Looking good---you'll find a way!!! :)
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

Thanks Tim !!!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

Paul,

Looks Super !!!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:49 PM

Thought of a lot of ways to fix the glitch in the one pin hole area being too short. Finally decided to modify a ninja star and 2 part clear epoxy it to the skirt. Worked pretty well. 2 coats of red and 2 coats of white touch up paint, now she dries for a night and should be ready to go tomorrow.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

I misspoke; the fronts are JK, not Kelly, flexi type wheels.

I was unable to make the body repair work, so I'm just going to mount this one with some filament tape as a temp measure so I can track test it on 21 Jan. If it runs good, I'll paint a new body for it.

Anyway, it's ready to be tested. Driver looks a little like a pudgy PdL, what do you think ?

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

The poor tiny neglected '37 Chevy Coupe Legend car was just gathering dust on the infield of The Dungeon track.

I oiled 'er up and took 'er for a spin. 4 year old flat spotted tires had no traction, and one of the pans wasn't tilting.

But she still ran like a scalded ape, so back to The Wolcott Ranch for a cleaning, tune up, and improvements.

 

WD-40 freed up the frozen pan hinges.

I slipped a pair of .050 Koford pin tubes on the .032 bite bars to reduce pan tilt and droop. Before:

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After:

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Cleaning and a coat of Mop n Glow freshened up the Shark body.

She needed more grip, so I made wider new rear wheels with a pair of inserts to fancy her up.

She's ready to return to The Dungeon

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