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#1 mag gizmo

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

Hi guys,

 

I made some "old school" dragsters with my CNC mill. Strombecker padlock and good old 36D motors. The 36D 7.75" dragsters runs very well and also are lightweight; the padlock dragsters are 7.75" and 4.0" wheelbase set-up.

 

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 03:07 PM

Very cool!!


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 03:21 PM

Cool stuff!
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Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:38 AM

Very cool builds. Any plans to offer chassis kits for sale?


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:31 AM

Will these be offered for sale, or are they for private use?


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:16 AM

Nice work.

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:38 AM

Ditto, very clean work, good looking rails. 

 

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:04 PM

Gizmo...

 

Free yourself from this hoarding affliction... send me one.

 

It's only a start but you can do this!!


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:08 PM

Very nice.

Are they magnesium or aluminum?

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:55 PM

Very cool! :good: I especially like the Strombecker motor cars. When I was a kid, that's what I use to see in the slot car mags and that's what I relate old school drag cars to. 


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

Thank you very much everybody. I used 6160 aluminum 0.0625" sheet and I also made them out of 0.050" brass sheet. The brass cars looked so good but I think they are too heavy for racing.

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:57 PM

Again, clean, beautiful work.

Thanks for the additional pics.

I think they answered one of my questions.

It looks like you epoxied the pivot tube to the droparm?

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:17 PM

Yes, JB weld epoxy, I think 3M panel epoxy is the best but so hard to use them. The drop arm has a 0.026" deep slot for pivot tube to glue in to the place, works very good. This 36D dragster is my favor slot car, padlock stuff are cool but are so heavy, you can kill somebody with them.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:22 PM

Anyone else notice the use of slot head screws. Real Old School :good:


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 01:09 PM

I just gave a brother of mine whole assortment of them. I can't stand them.
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:50 PM

These are 4" and 4.5" wheel base road cars. I wanted guide flag to be under the front axle for vintage dragster look.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:43 PM

Really nice gizmo
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Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:34 AM

WOW 😲 very nice when will they be available 36d version???

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:14 AM

Thank you very much. Some of my friends are already racing with my 36D and Pittman chassis. I will make them available on eBay as "Chassis kit" or something. Only problem I have is the Pittman DC85 and Strombecker Destroyer motor width differences. The Strombecker motor is slightly wider than the Pittman motors, so that will require two different drop arm pivot and spacer tubes. I also make Kemtron small pad lock motor brass chassis and modern 16D motor brass chassis in same style but it will be so many stuff and I'm so lazy to put them on eBay.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:05 PM

This one is more like Russkit Dragster.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

Really love the Russkit looking rail ! :D

Great looking rail/kit :good:

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:01 PM

Very kOoL chassis'...

 

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