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#26 dc-65x

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:55 PM

My plan for a body is this:

 

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A 1968 Ferrari 612 Can Am:

 

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Lancer bodies are just amazing:

 

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The boys in the race report were running the Dynamic version but the Lancer is as close as I could get

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

Nice choice Rick! and beautiful chassis.... 

 

That body has also got to be the widest from the era. A guy ran a 1/32 version a couple years ago at the Bordo race, and it was legally wider than the width limit we had used for our Parma International 32s in the 1990s (64mm if I remember right). 

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:23 PM

Thanks Don. :)

 

Actually this particular Lancer version is only 3" wide.....same as the Dynamic Lola T160 I was considering using. The Dynamic Ferrari might be wider but I'm not sure. :unknw:


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:42 PM

Interesting Rick... I have the Aurora 1/32 version, and that's already 2-3/4" across! But maybe it's not as scale as I thought... 

 

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PS: found a photo of the car done by Ezio Scisco; he started with the Aurora car...

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

Simply mouth watering chassis Rick :D That choice of body is perfect! You aren't kidding that Lancer shells are amazing, the lines of that Ferrari :heart:

Just how many mint in box nos shells have you got at DC65X headquarters? ! :laugh2:

Looking forward to seeing the spoiler mounting system.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:08 PM

Nice car Don!

 

 

Looking forward to seeing the spoiler mounting system.

 

I've used Mike Morrissey's method before and I'll probably start with it again.....no spoilers or diaplanes and for sure, NO STAPLES! :laugh2: :dash2: :wacko2:

 

 

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I'll give the wing a try as the real car had one:

 

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:49 PM

Here are the goodies to turn this chassis into a roller.

 

Riggen orange rubber, our repop Riggen AA rear wheels, vintage Riggen fronts, Boca ball bearings, Parma axles, Cox 34T spur gear and a 7T Sonic steel press on pinion is on order:

 

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Here are the finished wheels and tires with vintage Monogram Lola GT wheel inserts. I know the wheel inserts aren't replicas of the real car but they are period correct pieces and hey, there gold! :crazy:

 

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Up front we have a Cox guide and Superflex lead wire (unless I switch to Marklin train wire), Phase III braid and Cobra guide spacer:

 

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Here's the roller with the parts test fit:

 

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Now she needs a wing mount and a motor:

 

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:38 PM

Always exciting to see the part when you dive down the spares collection and select the various bits to make the car up :D

 

Motor time......... :dance3:



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:29 AM

Shiny goodness.... :)


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:22 AM

Amazing !!!


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 01:50 PM

Motor time. :D

 

I'm going to use another piece from my lot-O-moldy cars, parts and motors I won on eBay back in 2009. I used a motor from this lot in my "5th Race MCS" build. This lot is like a time capsule.  Below is the link:

 

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Here's the arm I'll be using. It's discussed in post #44 in the eBay Motors thread:

 

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I think it's a Certus double 28. Whatever it is, it cleaned up nicely and will live again:

 

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For the rest of the bits to the motor I'm using this Certus ad from a Feb. 1969 Model Racing Journal:

 

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Certus motors, like other manufacturers, evolved rapidly during this period. Based on the ad above, here are the parts I'll be putting together. It won't necessarily be like a factory assembled Certus motor but it will be what a racer might have put together during the series time frame.

 

First up is this can described in the ad:

 

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Black oxide finish, comm breathing hold and counter-bored bearing:

 

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For magnets and semi-can I'm using what Certus developed their "TOP AND BOTTOM SHIMS" for:

 

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The end bell......hmmmmmm......I saw a motor on eBay years ago with a similar black can, Certus sticker and a white Champion endbell. For my interpretation of what the above Certus ad described as, "ULTRA TEMP WHITE ENDBELL", I'm going with a Mura "white unmeltable" endbell, a Certus shunted brushes, brush springs and spring post protectors kit and stainless steel machine screw hardware:
 

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OK, there are the bits, time to get to work...............

 

 

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

Can I please get the link to the place I can buy parts like that ?

Thanks in advance. :crazy: :laugh2:


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:35 PM

Can I please get the link to the place I can buy parts like that ?
Thanks in advance. :crazy: :laugh2:


Sign me up for that link too :good: :laugh2:

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:49 PM

Motor time. :D

 

I'm going to use another piece from my lot-O-moldy cars, parts and motors I won on eBay back in 2009.

 

That would be: ebay.com


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 03:04 PM

Nah, I don't believe it. 

 

I think Rick has a time machine and actually goes back to the '60s to buy his parts.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 03:28 PM

Bill, I looked on eBay, and all I saw was junk :laugh2:


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:00 PM

Can I please get the link to the place I can buy parts like that ?

Thanks in advance. :crazy: :laugh2:

 

Hi Guys. My little stash of scratch building parts has been a long time coming.   :crazy:    Most of it is unpackaged or used and reconditioned. I save the packaged stuff and show it in my build pictures and use loose parts to build the car. I think people enjoy seeing the packaged parts as they were available in the day.

 

In the early 90's I used to go to toy shows but since 1998 its been looking over all the junk on eBay to find parts. It was easier to get scratch building parts as most people wanted the RTR cars and kit cars then. As people started showing their scratch built cars on the online forums interest grew and so did the need for parts. Then along came "The Big Guy" and things are harder still today.

 

Anywho, since I'm a slow motion builder my little stash will hopefully last me :unknw: :)


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

Bill, I looked on eBay, and all I saw was junk :laugh2:

 

Pablo, that's because Scott has 1st choice, Rick has 2nd. :laugh2:  No, actually most of what you see today on ebay is overpriced, junk, or both. Then you got those bid-stealing idiots, who think nothing of stealing a two buck item. I've had that happen to me dozens of times. I'm at the point where I don't consider ebay a source for slot car parts, as I once did. It's a good thing for me that commercial racing is in a downturn in this area. :to_become_senile:


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

Another thing that happens is the seller ends an auction early when he is contacted and receives "an offer he can't refuse". I see that this just happened again on a nice lot of motors that included a Cukras pink can. I wasn't going to bid on it but this has happened to me on auctions I did want. It's a real pisser.   :mad:   As a seller I've always refused to do this.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

There are still things popping up now and then on eBay.
I simply do twice weekly searches and keeping my eyes open for the odd item.  Even if I don't yet need it, a nice Cox guide or Russkit 23 motor can come in handy later.
Besides, I don't think the "Big Guy" is buying stuff up right now.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:27 PM

That's a good point Rick, one I had forgotten. You also see items on "buy it now" selling for less than the posted "buy it now" price. So price negotiating has been done outside of ebay. I see more "buy it now" slot car items than I am seeing items to bid on.  I think that has impacted ebay's sales volume.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

Another thing that happens is the seller ends an auction early when he is contacted and receives "an offer he can't refuse". I see that this just happened again on a nice lot of motors that included a Cukras pink can. I wasn't going to bid on it but this has happened to me on auctions I did want. It's a real pisser.   :mad:   As a seller I've always refused to do this.

That is just not playing fair! :(   noticed that very auction. . It's hard to miss/forget the Cukras Pink can motors!! 

 

Always look on epay, still some cool items that turn up from time to time :good:



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:38 PM

To solder the brush holders to the hoods I use high temp Slick 7 solder and a donor endbell. The acid flux instantly discolors the plastic:

 

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The endbell is also notched to match the comm cooling cutout in the Certus can:

 

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The magnets and semi-can are glued into the can and honed .530":

 

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You can see my fingerprints all over the black oxide can finish. I should have wiped it down for the pictures as it would take on a nice shine. No can drive for this baby:

 

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I used Certus .014" "alloy lubricated" brush springs, shunted brushes and my "invisible" Teflon brush spring insulation:

 

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Me likey!  :)


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:17 PM

Perfect.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:20 PM

You can see my fingerprints all over the black oxide can finish. I should have wiped it down for the pictures as it would take on a nice shine. No can drive for this baby:

 

 

So then ............. It's a 'Thumbprint" ? :good:


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