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#51 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

Jairus,

 

Been looking at your photo:

 

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I think I see that you've soldered down the drop arm hinge tubes, but not the side pan hinge tubes.

 

If you've already realized the problem, please ignore this.  If not... I see a sailboat in the basement; if you solder down the rear side pan hinge tubes, you're not going to be able to install the drop arm hinge pin.  :blink: 

 

Conversely, once you install the side pan hinge tubes, you're not going to be able to get the drop arm hinge pin out.

 

Otherwise, your chassis is developing nicely!  :good:

 






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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:59 PM

Yup. That's why they're not attached yet.
Filing slots in them won't effect the hinging movement of the pans I figure.  :) 
Hasn't in the past.

 

 

 

Was also hoping that the hinge rod would do double duty as a bite bar.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:13 AM

Clever solution... :D   I will have to remember that.

 

My "left brain" approach has always been to simply arrange things so that the conflict doesn't occur. :pardon:



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

Stayed up late last night finishing up this chassis.  But had to wait till later to post as I needed more wire wheel brushes to clean and polish the finished product. 

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Some are probably wondering where the drop arm down stop is..... well....

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... you'll just have to wait and see what I do. As I said before, this is what I would have built back during the spring of 1968. (Had I not been only 9 years old)  Since this is not a replica.... I like to keep things simple. That is one reason why the bite-bar also serves as the drop arm hinge.  :) 

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Below the finished bare chassis with the Cukras motor placed in the motor bay.  
Yeah... the bay looks big, as I had originally designed it to run a plate across the joints. But Steve mentioned that didn't come till later sooo.....

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

Something special about that one really takes me back to that period.

Absolutely LOVE it !!


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

Another nice piece of slot car bling. :wub:


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

They don't make em like that anymore, unless of course you build them ! :D they need a new set of BIG races like R&C ,Arco etc. would be great seeing a whole fleet of these racing again!!

That fogged can next to the shiny brass is just perfect :)

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

Jairus,

 

That wire loop on the drop arm is very "John Cukras": you've been doing your homework.  :good:

 

That motor is attached and supported only by the brass motor mount; be careful you haven't carefully replicated the problem of "wheel hop" and chattering in the turns!  :laugh2:

 

Otherwise, very nice!  :D



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

Real nice! About anything went from news of the angle-winders being used till Tony P.'s Side Saddle Anglewinder article was published. That became the standard at our track...about four months! :)  


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

We have a running roller!

Vintage wheels added to a chassis that "could have been built" along with korrect guide, vintage braids and a vintage motor. 

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Just love multi-rail chassis designs....  :heart:

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Gear mesh is about perfect!  Can't wait to give it a try on the track....
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

Stunning finished roller Jairus ! One truly beautiful car & nothing quite like multi rail cars :heart:

Superb ... :D

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

:man_in_love:  :love: 


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

Well finally done.
Work and life gets in the way when you make other plans I suppose,  because the body has been complete for more than a week now but it took all last night just to finish painting the drivers head and install a roll bar.


​During the period of the second quarter of 1968 I was 9 years old. Too young and vastly inexperienced to have built a car such as this. Even tho there were many only a few years older who were building such machines.  
We lived in Eugene, Oregon back then while Dad attended U of O getting his masters degree.  My best friend and little brother Frank and I... and me on my bicycle which I rode all over Eugene. Mom never seemed to worry about me as long as I got home by dinner.
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If I ever ran across a track in Eugene... I didn't really notice.  

Yeah... I had a home slot track.  Monogram roadster Indy cars I believe, but it seemed more like a toy than a future hobby. Plus the tires kept sliding off the rim.  

I was really into model cars back then! Building and painted... along with the discovery of CARtoons magazine which awakened my artistic spirit, so 1968 was a great year for me as my eyes were opened to so many things.

Just not slots.... until 1970.

 

Sharp eyes will note that these pic's were taken a few months previous to April - June '68.  That's because there were only a handful of photos (b&w) grainy and of a scouting trip during that year.  The best pics were from 1969 and include my sainted grandmother who once taught Shirley Temple how to dance in her studio down in L.A......
... but that's a story for another time.  :)

 

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Rick was correct. I needed the gear clearance so the newer more correct body was selected for this project.
The flanks of the body are blank as yet because I couldn't come up with a name and didn't want to use mine.
Paint reflects what Dave Bloom was doing at the time and I hope the hand painting and lettering reflect that.

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Was going to add some patina to the chassis in order to create some "history". But don't want to take the chassis apart for that just yet.

 

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Well, I guess we go back further in the "way back machine" with the next project.

All the way back to 1966!  See you there.  :D


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

Beautiful build Jairus, really beautiful.

 

Personally, I wouldn't  worry about the chassis. Bare brass will take on a nice patina in no time.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

Really nice car, Jairus! Putting that car on a track, you could go back in time and pretend John "The jet" Cukras walked up to you and says "Hey kid; you're pretty good. Here, run this in the race". Imagine how that race would've played out!


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

The color of the motor really highlights the brass. Real pretty!
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

That thing really has "The Look"

Once again the bar is raised :heart:


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Totally sexy car Jairus ! That just oozes vintage slot history , really like you could zip back in time just by looking at it, let alone hold it in your hands :heart:

Just perfect........ Wow....

Now all we need is someone to recreate /build one of those HUGE tracks raced on in the R&C series !!!!!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

Ooooohh, that's nice..

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

How did I miss this?

 

Outstanding car, a true work of art !!!  Bravo. :clapping:  :good:  :good:


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

Thank you Bob!


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:00 AM

Likewise late to the party but that's really, really nice, just about perfect.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

Indeed a great build and I love the explanations and step by steps
Learning a lot here.


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