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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

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The original - and below my version....

 

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Homemade 1,5mm brass plate chassis with a mix of German Schöler and homemade parts. Motor is a 18V Bison. 

 

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Body is my own grp. body, made from a modified AMT kit body. Interiør is also homemade from vac-formed and resin parts.

 

More pics: http://neckcheese.bl...rvin-panch.html

 

Our club is hosting a race for these cars friday :-)

 

 

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful execution. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:30 PM

Yeah, I love it!  Need to see more build pics. :spiteful:


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Posted 17 June 2015 - 05:33 PM

Now that's what you call a slot car :D

Always loved the Galaxie ..

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:05 PM

Likewise love Galaxies and yours really looks the part - Good luck Friday !

Could you maybe post some pics from the event as well ?


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

Yeah, I love it!  Need to see more build pics. :spiteful:

 

more pics: http://neckcheese.bl...rvin-panch.html

 

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

Nice



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:42 PM

Nice car!

 

Seeing the floor pan reminded me that the Galaxy was the only one legal for the Grand National (Cup) cars till into the mid-70s. I never knew what was so special about the pan but even as strict as NASCAR was the Galaxy had to be used in every make.

 

Can't believe the Wood Bros. would have ever transported a car on a trailer like that! Stock car racing has come so far.

 

Don't know when Marvin Panch  returned to that car but he was burned pretty bad in a sports car race before the Daytona 500. Tiny Lund won that year's race as his replacement.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:25 AM

 

more pics: http://neckcheese.bl...rvin-panch.html

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:57 PM

Race report:

 

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Having fun - I am the older guy in the green t-shirt

 

Only  8 drivers, but great fun !!  I was the first race in this area (in the country?) for these cars, so we had not expected a great turnout, but that attended, can't hardly wait for the next race :-) 

 

I have only raced one time before for the last 4 month due to illness so I really looked forward to race, eben I

if i was a bit nervous if I could hold out for the complete race, but as it turned out, I had no reason to be nervous and a has a ball og a nght :-)

 

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We ran best of two rounds and 4 min. stints on the the 6 lane track with 4 drivers in each heat. Qualification determined your start position/heat:

 

My car was fastest in practice and i won qualifying, which was nice as the first heat with the slowest drivers was a messy thing with a lot of track call.

My heat had nearly no track calls and only a few incidents. I took the lead from the start and never looked back, and even an accident caused by a car i my lane, which cost me 4-5 laps in pit for repairs, did not bring my heat win in danger.

 

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The first heat  in second round was more calm and the drivers seemed to get more familar with their cars and the second heat were nearly a copy of the first round, as I took off and left the other fighting intensely in my trail :-)

 

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Some race statistics

 

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From left to right: My friend Preben (3rd), Per from our club (2nd) and myself (1st)

 

Concours was won by Preben:

 

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Generally there was very intense and fast racing all the evening and the spirits were high and all racers really enjoyed racng these cars :-)

 

After the race all agreed that we should have another race as fast as possible :-)

 

some more pics from the hand of my friend Stephen Wagstaffe:  https://picasaweb.go...P3V_5GEko6Y-QE#

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 03:54 PM

Niels, not only did you build a nice looking race car, you built a fast one too !! Congratulations on your race win. :)


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:29 AM

Looks like your group is a barrel of fun to race with!


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

Really great looking cars Niels :good:


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:48 PM

Neils what voltage do you race on with those 18 volt bison motors?



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 10:47 PM

Congrats Niels! Nice build too..... My favorite years of stock cars!


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 06:27 AM

Neils what voltage do you race on with those 18 volt bison motors?

 

 

Mark, we race at 18volts

 

These motors are big and heavy, but they last for years and are very similar in performance.

 

We use them in our WP CanAm class too and on year I raced one 10 hour race, one 6 hours race and our National Championship series as well as our local club series + practice with the same car and motor :-)  I dont know how many hours this motor clocket, but it was surely impressive.

 

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