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#26 Pete L.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Rick,

 

The paint on the driver is "fuzzy". I might have one that's a bit less so. I don't want to over-restore the interior.

 

Besides, I've got the Lotus with the parts kit for another option.

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:12 PM

Bill,

 

The normal yellowing is familiar to me, there is some sort of coating on it that comes off with some scraping with a fingernail. We'll see tomorrow what I can come up with, maybe polishing like Joe recommended with Novus.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

That's what I thought. That interior looks really good detailed. Leave it as the factory made it or detail it like an owner might have...


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

Pete, I cringed a little when you said you were going to race it. I had a couple beautiful vintage bodies ruined on the track. Make sure you race in a controlled environment if you do actually race it.

 

Those old bodies just don't take kindly to bumps, bruises, and crashes. 

 

If they make a repop I'd probably go that route to race it. 

 

Again, just my 2 cents that are probably worth less than that.   :)


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:35 AM

Joe,

 

No racing, I'm just going to run it around the track when the C.A.R.S. club gets together.  We haven't wrecked a car unintentionally in years!!! :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

That's the way to "see it move", Pete, while keeping it safe. Have fun! :)


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:24 PM

Looking good, Pete!  Mikey Likey.

 

Looking forward to seeing it in person in February.

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:11 PM

Mikey,

 

Thanks, it should be done by then... I polished up the body today and did some touch-up painting. The decals were located and will be applied tomorrow.

 

I also found another unpainted interior bucket, maybe I'll just go ahead and do it up and see how it turns out.

 

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:49 AM

Fellas,

 

I did some detailing last night with a Sharpie... I'll live with it for a bit and see how I feel about moving on with or without the Sharpie effect. Meanwhile I'll do up the one wheel insert I need to finish that part of the build.

 

And I took Joe's above advice on painting the wiper blade, I like it!

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

Folks,

 

Minor setback today regarding the decals, most didn't survive the water bath, as they disintegrated in short order! I've had them for some time so it's not as though it happened unexpectedly. 

 

I'm presently waiting for a new set I got today from the popular bid/buy site...

 

By the way, can someone show me the gas cap that came in these body kits for the Russkit Porsche? 

 

I know there were some injectors and a drivers head and maybe mirrors as well. I've had the envelope for decades but the parts are another story.

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:07 PM

Pete,

 

Jairus clued me in to using Testors Gloss Coat lacquer on decals. A light coat or two before dunking into water has worked wonders for my decal efforts. Try it as an experiment and see what you think.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

Pete, I was going to mention that if you were using old decals to clear them first but when I saw the new ones I did not figure you would have a problem. Sorry to hear about it but it is a very common ailment.

 

When you clear the decals use as little of clear as you can as they can become stiff with too many coats. Do a little experimenting. Also, get your magnifiers and a brand new X-Acto blade to cut the decals as close as possible to the design; makes for a much cleaner look.

 

Lastly, I don't have a virgin parts kit here but I am not sure it came with a gas cap as one is molded in the body. Not sure here.

 

Wait, I just checked a couple of my Porsches and one is molded in and one is separate so I guess they may have come with a cap in some of the parts kits.

 

Anyway, a fantastic slam-lock cap can be made with a screw and a straight pin ala the DC-65X method.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:38 PM

Hi Pete,

 

My Russkit Porsche doesn't have a molded in recess for a gas cap like the Lotus 40???

 

You have the "Korrect" injectors showing in post #34.

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:43 PM

"Korrection"... my repop doesn't have a recess for a gas cap but my original does:wacko2:


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

More mysteries outside the museum  :dash2:

 

Here are two cars which I believe are original. There is a ton of differences in the bodies. Lets start with the harder to find Spyder version.

 

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1. Headlights clear and much shorter.

2. Tailights smaller and more detailed.

3. Louvres on rear window.

4. Vents lower and more detailed at rear quarter leading edge.

5. Windshield wiper molded in (none on other car)

6. Many differences in nose area, recessed hood pins, no emblem, etc.

7. Gas cap not molded in, separate chrome part.

8. Spoiler larger with rivet detail.

9. Body slightly shorter.

10. Rear valance shaped very different.

11. Lots of other junk I probably missed  :laugh2:

 

Are these both original Russkit bodies? What do you think?

 

PS: Up until today they were in a showcase and I thought they were exactly the same.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

Hi Pete,

 

I have a new in the box, factory silver-painted Lancer #PS 143 Porsche Carrera 6 body. It's a dead ringer for your #9 car.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:40 PM

Hey, call me anything but Pete :o

 

OK, does anyone know if Lancer supplied Russkit with bodies or did someone change this 40 years ago for some unknown reason.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

Sorry, Joe!    :blush:


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

Fellas,

 

I never knew there were two different Russkit Porsches..."Very Interesting"! It looks as though I have the #22 body on the Carrera chassis; it is a tight fit. 

 

As far as the decals are concerned I too was surprised that they came apart. There's a set coming in the mail that are computer generated, I wonder if they're the answer?

 

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

Russkit made a coupe and roadster version of the Porsche. Joe's number 22 car above is the Russkit coupe. My number 9 car below the Russkit  roadster version:

 

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Joe's number 9 car is a Lancer Porsche Carrera 6 coupe, not a Russkit.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:21 PM

Rick,

 

The only other place I've seen that body is in Philippe's first book.

 

Really slick, I wonder if that particular body was ever sold separately, clear or painted, or if it just came as a RTR?


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:37 PM

Since I painted the pictured body back in 1967, the only other ones I've seen have been factory painted RTRs. My friend and co-worker at Crawford's Raceway in Southern California got the body. I'm not sure if it was commercially available or if he got it from one of the Team Russkit guys.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

Rick,

 

Great story, do you still have the car?


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:30 PM

I wish I still had the car! I have a picture and the trophy in the picture. Larry entered the car in the first 1967 Car Model Magazine Race and finished third in the concours event with it.


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:31 AM

Well, I don't know how that Lancer body got on that chassis but it is staying there.

 

Now this leaves me to find a correct car with the pan chassis and I must someday find one of those wonderful roadsters as shown by Rick. Don't think I've ever actually seen one for sale. 

 

To sum up, great save, Pete.


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