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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

January 15, 1969 MRJ article, "- Building A Sidewinder GP Chassis -":

 

MRJ V1N6 p6.jpg

 

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April 1, 1969 MRJ article, "- GP Chassis Revisited - ":

 

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Next are some GP car pictures from other races during the MCS/USRA time frame:

 

January 30, 1969 MRJ GP car pictures, "Mura Pro GP Race Jan. 25":

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:58 PM

These things were horrible. Launched all over the place and balled themselves up into twisted pieces of art. Basically killed the idea of running formula ones.
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Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

Yeah but I got to paint cool bodies for them. LOL

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:30 PM

I know they are fat bodies and chatter but I still like them :)

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:43 PM

Short lived but looking to build one... just because :D

Who does the fat bodies for these F1s?

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

They are the Hondas and True Scale was making them. 


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:54 PM

Thanks Noose :good: Will have to sort out one of these soon if any is around.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:56 PM

I am pretty sure there was also a Ferrari.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:07 PM

The True Scale one is Part TSR36

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:11 PM

Hi Paul,

Here's a quote from my "Body" thread in the 1969 MCS/USRA Road Race Series sub-forum:
 

This is a work in progress and is by no means complete....but it's a start:


Bodies from the MRJ & MCS tech charts:

Sports Cars: True Scale and other reproduction bodies:

Dynamic Ferrari 612
Dynamic Lola T-160
Lancer Lola T-160
Russkit Elfin
McLaren Mk8A TSR13 1/24 Mclaren M8A

Other possible "series correct" bodies:

Dynamic Porsche 908R TSR07 1/24 Porsche 908R
Russkit or Lancer CroSal Outisight OS405 McKEE VINTAGE 3IN.

GT Cars:

Russkit Mantas TSR41 1/24 Marco Mantis & Parma1037B
Lancer Matra E.D. Lancer 987 Matra GT, Lexan reproduction, 1/24
Dynamic Porsche TSR09 1/24 Porsche 908 Coupe
Dynamic Alfa 33
Dynamic Lola TSR22 1/24 Lola T70 coupe long nose
Phase III McLaren

Other possible "series correct" bodies:

Dynamic Gulf Mirage Coupe TSR15 1/24 Mirage M2 Coupe
Dynamic McLaren Mk6 GT TSR12 1/24 McLaren MK6 Coupe

GP Cars:

Dynamic Honda TSR36 1/24 Honda F1 (wide 1.750")
Dynamic Ferrari TSR17 1/24 Ferrari F1 (almost wide! 1.650")
Lancer Ferrari TSR18 1/24 Ferrari F1 Lancer (narrow 1.560")
Russkit Cooper BRM

If you can find the reintroduced Lancer bodies you'll want the "800" series versions. They are the 1.750" wide versions. The "900" series are the narrower bodies that unfortunately seem to be the ones reproduced most often.

Other possible "series correct" bodies (might not be wide enough):

Lancer Cooper Maserati TSR34 Cooper Mas F1
Lancer Matra TSR20 1/24 Matra F1 (narrow 1.530")
Lancer Lotus 49 TSR21 1/24 Lotus 49 F1 (almost wide 1.620")


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:20 PM

Tony can confirm, but I think we all ran the Honda back then.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:24 PM

They look cool LOL



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:29 PM

Don,

 

   I think I have one of the Honda's if you need it.

 

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:38 PM

The Honda is my favorite too but if you can find a fat body 800 series Lancer Ferrari repop, they will work too:

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for reminding me Rick :) Had read & saved that page along with all the race reports and how to articles when you first posted them all.

Great looking Ferrari and that chassis :D

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 06:02 PM

The Honda is my favorite too but if you can find a fat body 800 series Lancer Ferrari repop, they will work too:

 

attachicon.gifFerrari Angle Winder F1 001.JPG

 

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This is just not fair!


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:43 AM

Interesting to see a (?) corian chassis jig in 1969.  I used a saw-cut 2 X 4.

 

The big problem is a GOOD motor bracket for either F-1 or can-am plus.  Maybe a U shaped angle bracket from R-geo?.....esier to do with the smaller can.


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

MAC made three wide bodies formula one bodies in that era-1972ish.  A Matra,Tyrell, and one other that I don't remember.  The Tyrell looked like a doorstop.  They were designed specifically for anglewinders, but this was the heyday of unlimited CanAm cars and sadly they were left in the dust.  The molds still exist and I think at least the Matra Simca is available from Electric Dreams-#MAC-O1  I'd post a link but for some reason I'm not capable of doing links here

 

I think they are cool cars and on my short list for a just for fun build.







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