Daily history for 8/3/12 - Cox DC65 sidewinder
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:33 AM
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.
Someone stop me...
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:27 AM
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!
PS: Should we assume these were also made in Japan?
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:46 PM
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.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:09 PM
I'm also into the zip locks.. they keep things tidy.
There are a few on their way to you now..
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:58 AM
To make up for that oversight, here's the inline 36D version of the same chassis - and they all use the Cox nylatron bearings!
Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:57 AM
Brave free-hand work on the windshield frame! You must have a very steady hand.
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!