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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Holy Cow.... :) :clapping: :heart:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

Thanks! :)

I made up some "fancy lad" wheel inserts out of Russkit Iso Grifo jobs drilled and tapped 2-56. Cox knockoffs are screwed on with set screws. Here are the fronts.....

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.....and the rears:

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Here's a look at a "knockoff-less" version of the wheel:


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

:good: :sun_bespectacled: It just does not get any sano-er than that. :D

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Oh great! I just came across this build and when I saw the motor I soiled myself. :blush: :laugh2: Rick, are you going to paint the motor or leave as is? This has to be the best update of the 13D that I've ever seen! :good: :clapping:
You probably know this but these little cans thrive on light weight. Too much weight and they'll pull it OK but get hot real fast because there isn't much metal to heat sink into.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Thanks Pablo and Gary.

I'm going to leave the can polished bare metal like the chassis. My preference would be to have used a "chrome can" Cox for the project but I couldn't find the one I knew I had.....until yesterday :dash2: :laugh2:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

lovely Rick... Great detail. I think you was doing a Lotus and was I following that and now I can't find it. Do you have that link? Anyway, amazing work "master" Rick and I'm looking forward to seeing this finished.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Hi Chris,

Maybe it's the Lotus 30 I showed in this thread:

Bruce McLaren's Cooper-Olds

That 26D arm I used in the Pittman 706 setup was kind of "crazy fast". The car was jumping and twitching down the straight on Eddie's King like it was going to take off :shok: . I put the car back in the slot box and there it has sat :o

So many slot cars to build and so little time.......... :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

Rick,

 

 

 Another beauty, can't wait to see it finished...


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

I missed this.

 

Rick, this could be the most creative and pristine vintage build ever.

 

" It's ... no bumper car."


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

Thank you Bob and Pete. I've tested it on my track and it's a good handling little car. I hope to get my behind in gear and finish it up.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:11 PM

Have you modified any motors like this one lately Rick? The article and your build certainly give a lot of ideas on how to keep a tin can going! Or seriously hop em up :D

 

Love the way the car looks :good:



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

Great looking cars. I like the motor rebuild and that great chassie you built.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the offer of help with the Porsche body. I've got one I can use but I still need to finish the "Can With Nine Lives" car. I seem to always get to the point of painting and move on to a new project..........


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 12:20 PM

Only just found this,

 

Laaaaaaaaaarvely.

 

Its right up my street.

 

Good job.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Only just found this..............Its right up my street.

 
Thanks John. Now if I would just finish it. :dash2:
 
Here's another 60's GP car I did finish and a link to the build:
 
Aristo-Craft power
 

I made some boo-boos and would for sure do some things differently next time but I enjoyed this project. It was fun to build and it's a fun car to drive.

Thanks, Jairus, for the inspiration to build it that came from your BRM project and thanks to everyone who shared this project with me smile.gif . Three more pictures and it's off to the next project...

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 05:17 PM

After a 9 year hiatus, the little Ferrari is in paint:   :dance3:

 

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Along with the Lancer body we also have a Lancer driver, an Eldon driver's head with a old style helmet similar to Surtees wore in '63, Russkit mirrors, a piano wire roll bar and some brass screen for the intakes. 


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 06:25 PM

Looks great! 


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 06:42 PM

I don't see any "shakey hands" sign on this car.. :laugh2:  :laugh2: Thanks for showing the original chassis & motor builds. I had not remembered seeing them back in 2012.


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 02:59 PM

Neat motor build and chassis Rick.


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 07:15 PM

Thanks guys.....and Bill, the "shaky paint brushes" are up next.    :crazy:


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Posted 02 November 2021 - 12:31 AM

How could I have forgotten J.Surtees? Wait a minute ! How did I get from the Can-Am Ferrari to here? Oooooh,I remember! Your builds are , are, hypnotic ! I'll try to find my way back to the Rodriguez build.

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Posted 12 November 2021 - 09:59 PM

The shaky brush painting is done and the little Surtees Ferrari is ready for final assembly and decals:

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 03:30 PM

After a 10 year hiatus, I'm glad I finished this car. The body is, in my experience, pretty rare and makes for a cool 1.5L Formula 1 car:

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 04:28 PM

Totally Sick  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 18 November 2021 - 06:53 AM

Just amazing! 


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