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#51 MSwiss

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Approx. $60-65 for the kit which contains all the speced parts.

 

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I'm shooting for May on holding it.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Wow! I did not expect so much interest. I entered into this project with some trepidation, but

so many guys have jumped in on this. This will be fun.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

Count me in ....


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

Are the kits available now?


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

They are except for the resin interior /drivers figure which is about a week away.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

This will be fun, I'll see if I can build one more for a friend also.

 

Anyone on proxy the fence ... watch the video from the Dynamic Challenge round that Mike and the gang from CR put on!    :clapping:  

 

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Mike I'll take one of the kits with resin interior @ driver figure when you get them. Thanks  . Do you still have the T shirt from The Sano I order ?

Larry



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

My Monogram based Kurtis-Ferrari. Cady decals, Fujimi driver kit. Body mounded on scratch built brass chassis powered by Parma 16D

 

In 1955, Nino Farina, World Champion for Alfa Romero in 1950, wanted to drive the Indianapolis 500 in a Ferrari before he retired.  So with Bardahl as a major sponsor, and the cooperation of Ferrari, a Kurtis 500D chassis powered by a modified 121 LM 4412cc, 6 cyl engine was put together 1955, and shipped to America May 1956. Unfortunately the machine lacked speed and its qualification attempt was rainded out.

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Car is raced in Pelican Park's Monza class: 1938-1959 Gran Prix, Indy, and F-1 cars

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Mike I'll take one of the kits with resin interior @ driver figure when you get them. Thanks  . Do you still have the T shirt from The Sano I order ?

Larry

It was from Sano II. (2X-charcoal grey)

 

I'll print this post out so I don't forget it again.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Here is what I've got so far..........Remember what Mike Swiss posted about guide lead length....for the flag to be under the body..........it should be around .250. Also Mike mentioned to me, that the first set of little slots on the left and right of the C/R tongue is a good place to line up to the edge of your chassis nose piece to give you rotational clearance for the guide flag.

 

This chassis is a "W" rail design. .062 rails, .062 front and rear pcs, 3/16" wide .062 bracing to fill in the angle of the bracket to the chassis. The 30 T gear fits fine with the .062 on the bottom.

Still have to do a little bracing etc.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Ray you did the same thing I did by adding brass strip stock to the sides of the bracket so

that the rails can be kept flat and level to the bottom of the body. Nice work as usual.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

It was from Sano II. (2X-charcoal grey)

 

I'll print this post out so I don't forget it again.

 . Thanks Mike



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Here is what I've got so far..........Remember what Mike Swiss posted about guide lead length....for the flag to be under the body..........it should be around .250. Also Mike mentioned to me, that the first set of little slots on the left and right of the C/R tongue is a good place to line up to the edge of your chassis nose piece to give you rotational clearance for the guide flag.

 

This chassis is a "W" rail design. .062 rails, .062 front and rear pcs, 3/16" wide .062 bracing to fill in the angle of the bracket to the chassis. The 30 T gear fits fine with the .062 on the bottom.

Still have to do a little bracing etc.

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Ray,

Thanks for posting pics of your chassis and reminding builders some of the things they have to look for, such as the super-short guide lead.

 

As mentioned, if you line up the notches of the guide at the end of your nose pc. or a skosh inboard, you'll have plenty of room for any popular guide flag to rotate, including, of course, the required Parma Blade.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

Ray you did the same thing I did by adding brass strip stock to the sides of the bracket so

that the rails can be kept flat and level to the bottom of the body. Nice work as usual.

 

Here's some pics of Dave's Z-railer chassis.

 

Note, it was built before the rules were determined, so it might not quite be legal width.

 

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

The chassis looks real good Ray !  Thanks for the chassis pics, Mike.

 

Chosing the local heros for this gig with first choice being the Black n' Gold #31 :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Bob,

Great looking car.

 

The paint and number fonts/meatballs are just so cool looking.

 

I'm almost afraid to think what someone like Noose or Jairus could do painting one of these up.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

1.375 sounds like a plan................but I'm going to sand off the "Pro Track" on the tires....lol

 

Small squirt of lighter fluid and a scotchbrite and it comes right off.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I hope we will see more prototype paint schemes on these rather than the rainbow warrior

types we see in other classes. 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Dave, I just bought a set of Testors Enamels for my driver figure. :D

I'll do the best I can with my shakey hands :laugh2:


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

Pablo,
Any word on when the kits will be ready to buy?
Have not recieved any word.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

I'm hoping the driver/interior will be ready this weekend.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

I'm going with the "Wynns Friction Proofing Special", as I slot raced with the Wynn's owners son. He had a 90 foot routed track in his basement in Deerfield Il. His name was Jay Brown!


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

 
Any word on when the kits will be ready to buy?
 

Dave confirmed he'll be bringing in interior/drivers on Saturday.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:42 AM

Mike,

Will the body kits have driver and exhaust header?


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Mike,

Will the body kits have driver and exhaust header?

Yes.

 

Also wheel inserts with knock-offs.

 

The interior fits real nice.

 

The parts did come in on Saturday and complete kits will be available to ship on Monday.

 

Complete kit is now $59.95.

 

For the Proxy race the resin driver/ interior will be required, but not the exhaust and wheel insets

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

Looks great! Put me down for 2 interiors and 2 exhaust pipes. tnx


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Popular proxy aficionado, Steve Kempson, ordered a Kurtis kit today.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Oh my, the swiss affliction has made it's way across the big pond :laugh2:

 

Go, Steve a Roonie !!!! :D


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Just because I know how to turn right doesn't mean I can't turn left if I want to!

The Kurtis Indy car is a great looking body. If the concept of a proxy series for these cars breaks out of Chicagoland, and finances permit, I'd be happy to organize a round at North London.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

Here's what I have so far on confirmed (or a strong maybe) on the Kurtis Proxy race;

 

John "Brassrodman" Austin

Jaak Beentjes

Dave Crevie

Rick Davis (2)

Bob Israelite

Paul Jurczyscyn

Steve "Lowrider" Kempson

Steve "slotbaker" King

Larry Labounty

Tony P

"Manta" Ray Price

Ken "Milkman" Stevens

Bob "endbelldrive" Suzuki

Paul "Pablo" Wolcott


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Chicagoland Raceway
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(708) 203-8003
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address) 
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#81 Dave Crevie

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I'm afraid I will have to bow out as an entrant. I don't believe it is fair to enter since I have

been so central to the developement of this car. I have had a big head start on everyone else. 

 

I would be honored to act as a driver for the Chicago leg, though.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

Don't bow out, Dave!  We wanna run against the best! :music:


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

I shipped 2 kits out to Jens Graf earlier this week, along with Larry Kelley coming by this evening to pick one up.

 

That makes 17 kits shipped so far, and 1 more to still go out.

 

Here's the updated list.

 

John "Brassrodman" Austin

Jaak Beentjes

Dave Crevie

Rick Davis (2)

Jens Graf (2)

Bob Israelite

Paul Jurczyscyn

Larry Kelley

Steve "Lowrider" Kempson

Steve "slotbaker" King

Larry Labounty

Tony P

"Manta" Ray Price
Ken "Milkman" Stevens

Bob "endbelldrive" Suzuki

Paul "Pablo" Wolcott


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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)

Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder (pointless era - LOL)
 
Chicagoland Raceway
17B West Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
(708) 203-8003
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address) 
Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516. Make checks out to Chicagoland Woodworking, Inc.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:48 PM

That's Great ! This should be a blast...

 

Mike, can you please update the draft or lock the rules?


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:51 PM

I was waiting to see if anyone spotted anything I missed.


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Chicagoland Raceway
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

Wow. This is far more interest than I could have dreamed. This will be a fantastic event.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

This proxy looks great. Do you folks know about IndyCals? They specialize in Indy decals (duh), have a whole series for the roadsters. I've used their decals on 1/32 cars and they are very nice, especially their imitation gold leaf.

 

http://www.indycals.net/index.html

 

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PS   Is there a start date for this proxy yet?


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Indycals---what a GREAT website with lot's of cool decals for these cars!! Thanks
T


She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

Ok cats out of bag pink was my thing lol I bought the decals last month I hope no one else is doing pink.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

I need some feedback from the entrants on a good month to run the race.

 

I personally am not in a hurry and see guys are still trying to get their Lucky 13 done.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:30 PM

True, with the r/4 time is real tight.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

May.

The Lucky 13 proxy was announced in November of 2012. Four months is more than enough time to build a car, IMO.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

May ...

 

... if that works with your pool of drivers and video production crew. :clapping:

 

Mike, are you running both tracks on the same day? Flat track first?


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

 

Mike, are you running both tracks on the same day? Flat track first?

Yes & yes.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

Kurtis Chassis update..............added rear wire to hold up back of body...........RTR Ralph Thorne lead wires should work well

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

What was the body doing that required this ?


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:28 PM

So far I haven't had any body issues, other than a small rip in the nose of the first car I built ( the black one ).

It came off the straight on the King going full boogie and hit the support under the deadman. It ended up in the

"hole" and I was real apprehensive of what it was going to look like when I fished it out. But other than the nose

of the body being punched in, everything was in tact. The interior and pipe was still there.

 

I have seen Pablo's car in person, and it looks super.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

Sure is quiet in Kurtiscarland........
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

Pablo....... I would call it....Precaution...
On retro F-1's there is very littlle of the body hanging
off the back of the car
On the Kurtis cars there is 2 inches off the back
I'm planning on some protection for the guide also....
Btw the rtr lead wires are to stiff
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

My yellow #9 will be at the next IRRA race at Mike's.


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