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#51 gluebomb

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hey there,

I'm not seeing the 330 P4 Spyder body that Testors used for their RTR in that listing but assume they sold it seperately - anyone have a stock number for the original or a source for the Truescale re-pop from 6 or so years ago ? 

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

Simon,

Pactra sold the body separately in clear form, but finding one will be a tough nugget. Testor issued their RTR car with the same body, now factory painted. A beautiful car!

 

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Note that the chassis was designed by the same person who drew the "Cucaracha" for Cox!


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

Dokk,

What motor is in that 330 P4 Spyder?..

BTW... Who did the drawings for the Cuc?

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Does anyone know... Is this a Pactra #116?

http://slotblog.net/...ed/#entry504331


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

You ought to pay more attention, we went through all the Pactra and Testor motors less than a year ago in these pages...

The motor is the Testor "Turbo MK1", an Igarashi can with zinc die-cast endbell and overhead Pittman style brushes.

We also went through the whole Cucaracha story. The designed of the body (but not of the chassis) was Fred Naff, today Millie Naff.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

Oh... :to_take_umbrage:  OK boss....  :rolleyes:

 

Now.... Are you paying attention to my question about the Pactra Corvette? :wink3:

 

You posted a DuBro for some unknown reason..... :blink:


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:21 PM

Bob,

I posted a picture of a DuBro to ask you if that was the one, before you posted a picture of your car. At this time, I don't know for sure if it is a Pactra because I am not at the museum and a Vette being a Vette, I would have to compare it to a known Pactra body with factory tag. Hence, at this time, speculation is open...

Why don't you post a pic of the bottom of your car to see what you did to the chassis and running gear please?


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

Vette being a Vette,

 

Why don't you post a pic of the bottom of your car to see what you did to the chassis and running gear please?

Pictures posted.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

Muchas gracias. Have you driven it yet? A 707 will simply rip that chassis out of its slot... I tried a 707 in a brass AMT chassis and it totally ruined the car's handling from too much torque, and with the stock 701, it was sweet as can be...


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

Not driven yet. But it will be an MRC in my hand when I do. :laugh2:

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:02 PM

That Ford Mk IV body on the RTR is different from the Lancers I've seen in that it doesn't have the "Gurney bump" on the roof - useful if you want to do the early Sebring car.

Did Lancer offer two versions or is that one special for Pactra ?


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

Simon,

In the day and because demand was high, Lancer had multiple molds for each body they produced. Generally 4 to 6 of each car depending on the model's popularity. It is likely that some of the Ford molds had that detail and others did not. The "current" one produced in thin Lexan by REH may have the bubble on its top, while I added to my "things to do" list to check the number of them in both clear and painted we have at the LASCM of the real thing.

In the meantime, I stripped and polished the old Pactra-Lancer body and am now ready to apply the decals.

It still is at this time, after nearly 20 years of collecting old slot cars, the only genuine example I have ever seen, so it is important to keep it as original as possible.
 

Not a body you would want to mess with by repainting or adding details that were not on it when it came out of the Pactra factory in its large triangular box!  :D

 

Shown here with a NOS cockpit already fitted with the original Pactra driver's head and the sheet of NOS decals.

 

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The metallic "Candy Apple" red as they used to call it is backed with silver:

 

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Anyone out there has one of these cars, with the iso-fulcrum chassis and the Hemi X88 motor? Enquiring minds want to know!

 


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks Phillippe,

 

You're right, the REH repop has the bubble, as does the not-quite-as-nice Whitepoint copy of the Lancer - Did anyone else do a decent scale MK IV ?


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:58 PM

Not that I know, and remember, this is a Pactra thread, let's not deviate too far... :)


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:54 PM



Does anyone have a lead on one of these for sale?

 

This is the 1961-62 Ferrari made by Pactra in what seems to be 1966-67. My all-time favorite F1 car.

 

Thanks.

 

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Looks like I’m about 2 years to late but yep, I have one available

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 08:08 PM

I'm going to try to add some I didn't see pics for. Here's the first:

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 02:46 PM

A comparison between the various iterations of the Pactra Chaparral 2D model, from Pactra, Aztec and Kal-Kar:

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