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#1 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

Here's a chassis loosely based on the classic Emott Batwinder.  I built it a few years ago and it's been in storage ever since:

 

6901 Emott Style 2 rail.jpg

 

6902 Emott Style b.jpg

 

Although it closely resembles an Emott Batwinder, it is not a replica.

 

This chassis, a mix of old and new, would be good for the 1st race held in January.  It has a motorbox, a design element which was falling out of favor, and a plumber hinge mounted on the drop arm, a very recent innovation.  The drop arm itself fits a Cox guide, soon to be replaced by the low profile Jet Flag.

 

With some detail work and a Kean Kan style motor, this chassis should work out well.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

I think you've got the 1st race pretty much covered :D Love the color the brass has got on it Steve :) 

 

So have you got a Kean Kan motor to put in it ?



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:06 PM

I wish...  :rolleyes:

 

Nope, it's going to have to be a conglomeration of various parts that bear some vague resemblance.  :wacko:



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Beautiful Steve!  :wub:  Was this one of the "hotel room" builds? Could we see the bottom too please? :)


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Rick,

 

Photo added to the top post  :hi:

 

Yes, this is one of the chassis I built in a hotel room in El Paso, Texas.  The Steube style 3 rail is another.  I was stuck there for three months - had to do something to keep myself busy and out of trouble in some *#$@ gringo bar.   :laugh2:


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

Cool Steve. So there you go folks. A beautifully built on a hotel room table chassis just like the Pros often did back in the day. :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

Wonder if the table still has the Jig pin holes ? :laugh2: The fact it was built like back in the day of the actual racing makes this frame even more "Korrect" :D



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

I think you've got the 1st race pretty much covered :D Love the color the brass has got on it Steve :)

 

So have you got a Kean Kan motor to put in it ?

 

For us hoi polloi, can you explain what a Kean Kan is?


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

Hi Gary,

 

A Kean Kan is a can motor built by Mr. Bob Kean.

 

The west coast had Steube, Lenz and Zimmerman.  The east coast had Greenaway and Kean.

 

Bob's motors were commonly seen in Emott cars.  Checkout the tech chart for the 1st Mid-Atlantic Car Model race, March 1, 1969 here (post #1).



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

The cans were shortened weren't they Steve?

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:10 AM

During the period of the above chassis cans were full size 16d Endbell drive. Bob used to use a can that looked like a mabuchi but PDL knows the actual manufacturer, I can't remember.

The end bells used to be the stock mabuchi with bullet proofing plates bob used to make way before the muras were available. Kean later moved over to champion cans with mura endbells. Still full sized.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:27 AM

Funny how the only chassis i remember Bob building in hotel rooms were in our room in Texas where he fell asleep and couldn't finish the cars in time so we were late. After coming all the way from NY they voted to not let us race.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for the motor info Tony :good:

Howie, is that the time you kept Bob awake building ? Even though you never got to race it sure is a one of a kind memory of that time and Bob :D

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:41 AM

Howie, that probably was the only ground up hotel build for Bob, he was usually ready with a fleet of cars. If you remember those were the first little axle low CG chassis that were suppose to wow everyone. I saw bob run his at Nutley after that race on a wed nite and it was horrible. He said he could not believe how bad it was, maybe it was a good thing they did not allow you to run. Lol...

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:10 PM

During the period of the above chassis cans were full size 16d Endbell drive. Bob used to use a can that looked like a mabuchi but PDL knows the actual manufacturer, I can't remember.

The end bells used to be the stock mabuchi with bullet proofing plates bob used to make way before the muras were available. Kean later moved over to champion cans with mura endbells. Still full sized.

 

A little searching and voila, Philippe gives a little info on the Kean Kan in post #17 over here:  http://slotblog.net/...ution/?p=302180


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

Hi Gary,

 

A Kean Kan is a can motor built by Mr. Bob Kean.

 

The west coast had Steube, Lenz and Zimmerman.  The east coast had Greenaway and Kean.

 

Bob's motors were commonly seen in Emott cars.  Checkout the tech chart for the 1st Mid-Atlantic Car Model race, March 1, 1969 here (post #1).

 

Thanks a lot, Steve! All the other names were familiar but Kean did not ring a bell. I'm going back to the "Model Car racing" DVD's  and brush up. :)

Also, thanks to Endbelldrive. :good:


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