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#26 Jairus

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:34 AM

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That was one of the first I built for Chris Clark. The level of scale detailing started with this car in 2008.
Unfortunately many of Chris' photos have disappeared.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:59 PM

A new entry from Rodney:

 

Monogram 427 Cobra.  Patina paint.  Ulrich full suspension chassis.  Pittman powered.
Took quite a bit of work to get the front suspension to line up.
 
Next up Rick's Ford MKII returns.
 
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:03 PM

Nice Cobra :D :good: How does the Ulrich full suspension handle ? Sure looks like it could handle well, do I spy Ulrich Halibrands too? :D



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

I'm guessing the wheels are Revell Paul. I'll let you know :)


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:47 PM

Ah yes, I've seen the Revell wheels before in packets online & never in person. Just an automatic reaction when seeing Halibrand threaded wheels, the :heart: goes "Ulrich" :laugh2: :D

 

Rodney has done a great job on this Cobra :good:



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Next up Rick's Ford MKII returns.

 

This is my second old race car from my vintage racing days at Slot Car Junction in South San Francisco. I retired it after it was literally broken in half when it jumped into another racers lane and received a full bore wall shot. I can't believe that Rodney got it looking so good. :good:

 

Here's Rodney's track report:

 

"The Captain Rick Ford Mk II ran great at Eddie's last Sunday.  Fast lap times.  Like the real car, the slot car has great power (Pittcan 6001BB powered).  Also like the real car, the slot car is a little heavy.  Not very tossable but very stable.  Little short on brakes but easy to manage.  The spongie rear tires came back to life with a good cleaning and an application of some drag race tire glue.  The car has been through the wars but still looks great." 

 
"Check out the Rick special slab sided body work.  Very nice car."
 
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Great save Rodney!

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

Bad to the Bone :D


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

Fellas,

 

 Super builds everyone of them...I'm still in the planning stages, keep up the good work. Very inspirational !!!


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Great Save!!!! :good:


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

Nice - that kit is perfect paired up with the Dynamic chassis, really like the pan on that also. Looks fast...


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

Thanks guys. :)

 

Rodney did a great rescue mission on the MkII.   :good:  It was a good car in the day.

 

I was a racer first in those days and I somehow managed to heat up the curved body sides and straighten them out so wider chassis pans would fit. I hadn't yet figured out that you can have too much tire with vintage hardbody cars. It would tilt at the absolute limit which lead to it's demise from a "rider" wall shot. :o


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

F-O-R-D used to stand for first on Race Day (Yes, I know all the other acronyms). I sure hope they can return to their winning ways.

 

Anyway here is one of my all time favorite FoMoCo's

 

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Here is the kit I would use to build it.

 

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Rodney has built up another cool Ford, this time a drag racer:

 

"Just completed the Falcon last night .  A little early for For High Performance being 1960.  It was a hit at Eddie's.  I wanted to build a drag race car like the one I modified for DVan for the Gene Hustings Proxy.  Body purchased off of ebay.  Pittman 65- 6 volt used.  Urethane tires.  Monster crown gear for 4 to 1 gear ratio.  Car really jumps!"

 
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Way cool Rodney :good:

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:32 PM

Love it ! Way to go Rodney :good: Should be good to see how the DC65 performs on the strip :)



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

That Ford MKII is AWESOME!   :good:

 

Looks like one of my cars, but waaaaayyy better!:

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

Rodney,

 

Way cool Easy/Gasser.

 

We still have room .... Do you want me to ad that car as a Confirmed Back-up under DVan's name?

 

Darn .. I've never had the courage to try and use those K&B locking crowns, the teeth are just so shallow they look 'unserviceable'.


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

Pete Shepherd, "scudbong" over at that other forum, posted an amazing link to some massive Ford galleries over at flikr.

Some great pictures from early 60's USRRC events, a ton of Can Am and Trans Am, GT, and GP stuff also - there's something like 600 photos for the 66 Le Mans alone ! This is a truly brilliant resource and well worth checking out:

 

https://www.flickr.c...henryford/sets/


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

Wow, great link, thank you!.....love surfing through old photos ....
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:48 PM

Ditto, Jocke! :good:


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the cool link Simon :)

 

Rodney has a couple more Total Performance Cars to share. First up:

 

Been working on this Lotus F1. Cosworth power!! 
 
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Aluminum frame and Lotus body by Michael Sickels.  Basic frame is like an aluminum "U shaped" Revell frame.
 
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Got the balance just right with the added brass bits and relocating the guide flag.  I put a '68 Mabuchi in the car. Tires are urethane. The car is very neutral with a touch of oversteer when pushed.
 
Next up from Rodney is a personal favorite of mine, the Cox Gurney Stocker:
 
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I finally got around to tuning my first Dan Gurney Cox Stocker.  Had it since the 70's.  36D Nascar powered.
 
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Dug up some soft compound Cox tires.  They work the best on these cars.  It is a must to true the front and rear tires. 
 
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Also, for handling, remove the "guide rubber band" and add guide spacers to lower the guide.  The car drives perfect.  No hopping.  No tilting.
 
Thanks for sharing Rodney!

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

Thanks for sharing !! That Cox Gurney Stocker is just :heart: :D



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Fellas,

 

 One awesome website


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:05 AM

Rick, do you still have the Gurney you cloned?


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:37 AM

I do Doug........I really should get her painted up..... :unsure:


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

Yep, I thin' so, Quicks Draw!


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