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#1 98arturo

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:40 PM

One of my passions are the GT40 and 917 of the team Gulf, and as Italian, the Fiat developed by Carlo Abarth, who, in the 1960s, were little real bombs. With slot car I raced again with the Bostella and rennchassis Carrera, and in competition with the engine 36D, with the Cyclone Avenger. Combining the two things I realized Gulf and Abarth versions of the two slot cars.

That is the result:

 

Cyclone Avenger GULF

 

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Cyclone Avenger Abarth

 

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The Cyclone has the defect that, with the passage of time, the body  will curve in the back. To prevent this I built a small brass frame.

 

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Carrera La Bostella GULF

 

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Carrera La Bostella  Abarth

 

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To get the best out Carrera, should make more rigid the front, so I stuck the pick up, with just a small tube to attach the body, as seen in the photo:

 

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With powerful engines should also make it hard back, so with a small brass frame I also stiffened the rear:

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 02:30 PM

Really nice cars! I like your Cyclone modification too.

 

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:48 PM

Sweeet !! :heart:


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:38 PM

 Nice builds, but I have to ask: WHERE did you find TWO Cyclone Avengers? And with clear bodies?

 

I had an Avenger BITD. I still have the chassis around here somewhere.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 08:43 AM

The clear bodies appear on ebay often.

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 09:29 PM

Just a FYI. These cars are available on ebay. I ran across them and asked  Giuseppe to post them here for us to parooze.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1436.l2649


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 05:47 PM

Only 13 to 28 min left on these auctions. 


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:33 PM

Are the Carrera La Bostela bodies considered to be Thingies, and where can any be obtained?  Those are just classy looking bodies!!


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:35 AM

In italy we have 2 annual meetings: on may (Reproductions), on october (Thingies). 

 

Here you can see the rules: 

http://www.slotforum...howtopic=110017

http://www.tuttoslot...?TOPIC_ID=19545 (this is in italian but Google translate may help).

 

About Labostella: YES the LaBo are almost the quickest thingies in her category and you can find body here:

https://www.slotpoint.de 


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