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#1 skeeterbuck

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

Found this closed item on evilbay. Notice that the engine is NOT painted, but instead has injector stacks (looks like Russkit) glued in place instead. Possibly a later edition of this car when Charlie Hayes was running a different engine and this change would reflect that.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

Nope, just a customer "enhancement" (with Russkit stacks) on the first version of the body, see below...  :)

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

I remember the original full size Nickey Can-Am car at my dad's welding shop (it was located on what is now Anaheim Blvd, was Los Angeles street near the old Orange Drive-in.) getting the all the cracks in the frame welded up. The time frame was like a week before the first Riverside Can-Am in '66. I got to look at it, but I sure don't remember much about it except that is seemed quite small.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:27 PM

Tom,

We had the Don Edmunds/Pete Brock "Lang-Cooper" for restoration at Bryan's shop a few years ago. The frame was also cracked just about everywhere! Nothing that a few reinforcing steel-sheet bits cannot fix!  :laugh2:
 
The K&B McLaren MkII is an oddity in the slot car collecting world. It used a unique chassis, a K&B "Super Challenger" motor made for K&B and Aurora in Japan, used a stressed member, and that pretty body with very accurate decals. The Charlie Hayes "signed" tray was nice too!

The car did not run too badly but its engineering was already obsolete when it came out. Here is the "regular" version:
 
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

P,

Do you have a pic of the RTR with the first style body?

I am confused as to what was on the flat panel where the molded-in motor detail was on the later body version.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

The first was plain flat as I show on the clear body. Shortly after that, an engine detail with crossover manifold and 58 Weber carbs was added, and painted in silver.
 
The car at auction was an early version on which the customer added the Russkit intake stacks that came with a bunch of plated parts under a blister card.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me, P.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:28 AM

Hey, I did one of those too with a Genie.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

And after growing up in Chicago, I still can't get the "Nickey Nickey Nickey Nicky, Nicky with the backward K" jingle out of my head - even 45 years later!

 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

Nickey invades Chicago... again!
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

The first was plain flat as I show on the clear body. Shortly after that, an engine detail with crossover manifold and 58 Weber carbs was added, and painted in silver.
 
The car at auction was an early version on which the customer added the Russkit intake stacks that came with a bunch of plated parts under a blister card.

 

Dokk, do I understand that the plated parts came with the car originally with the idea that the customer could "customize" the car themselves?


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

K&B selling Russkit parts? I don't think so...  :D

The two companies were competitors...


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