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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

Here's one you don't see every day.

This is Cox part #3950. The chassis is very high quality including the soldering in my opinion. Has a drop arm stop, etc., and has an adjustable wheelbase and drop arm.

Shown in the '66-1/2 Auto World catalog. I guess it was a little too late...

Notice my new fetish. I bought 10,000 zip-lock bags in different sizes to store things.

I've been bagging for two straight days now. :crazy:

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

Those are indeed very nice chassis, Joe - but I still get nervous around the front axle holder...

In fact, I used this one for one of my very first vintage chassis, built some 20 years ago, with a Hawk T-Bird body...

They did 16D and 36D versions of these chassis as well; nice, but the motor is not as low as it could be, always wondered about that!

Don

PS: Should we assume these were also made in Japan?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:46 PM

Don, here is one from the pile that actually worked. This came from a guy in Florida who said he was track Champion with this car.

This one has an epoxied and rewound arm, bearings in the motor and rear axle carrier. It also has 64 pitch gears and Silicones on the rear. I took this car to Elmsford to race it just as I got it with only a drop of oil. Everything else just as it was 45 years ago. I must say it was one of the smoothest running slot cars I ever drove new or old.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

I got one of those waiting to go under Old Yeller II one day.. It'll be a runner, but mostly a looker.

I'm also into the zip locks.. they keep things tidy.
There are a few on their way to you now..
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

Funny the tricks that memory plays - the car I was referring to was actually a modification of the Cox brass chassis: I had adapted it many years ago for a 1/32 Lola, and when I recovered it, decided to turn it into a 1/24 car with one of the first vac-formed bodies I found, a Hawk T-Bird. Smooth running car with the Weldun gears...

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To make up for that oversight, here's the inline 36D version of the same chassis - and they all use the Cox nylatron bearings!

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

Brave free-hand work on the windshield frame!  You must have a very steady hand.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

Well, it was supposed to be about half that thickness, but I kept adding to make it come out even...

 

Also, it was 20 years ago, in a more innocent time - but I don't think my hand was any steadier! 

 

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