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#101 Pablo

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 02:52 PM

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:37 PM

Sorry, it's an unsaleable artwork in my little collection of unbelieveables!

 

Drove it only a few careful laps on my Minerva.

 

:) :good: :thank_you2:


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

Pablo, beautiful. You need a period-correct Lotus 40 or Lola T70 for that beast.

 

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:21 PM

Then... Jens, I must build a replica of that Gilbert chassis soon. Glad I took lots of pics and recorded the dimensions. :D


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

Thanks for the input, gentlemen. Numbers are done, protected by two coats of Future.

 

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

I thought Brian Cox got out of manufacturing slot car products entirely when he dropped his brass/wire chassis kits a few years back. Are his decals still available. I like those black meatballs with the clear numbers, but question if that's an authentic Russkit design. They might be. What's the red '36 Ford in your car box?


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:23 PM

Paul, Great job as usual :-)

 

BTW  I still do the Mura/Champion replica motor stickers/decals - please PM me if you need some - I also do small customer jobs on my ALPS

 

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:14 AM

Track test yesterday was a 100% success.

Several people test drove and critiqued it, including Ron Hershman.

Smooth, easy to drive, great power, correct amount of drift, no bad habits. 

Ron was consistently turning effortless laps with it.

A very friendly car to drive. Motor ran warm, never hot, even at 14 volts.

 

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

In my haste to prep for the races, I totally forgot the lead. Eddie Fleming spotted my mistake immediately.  :)  Thanks, Eddie.  :good:

It handled fine without it, but adding it can only help.

 

Anybody know what the holes were for?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:11 PM

Post-test cleanup/inspection. I know my car is free of acid, but other cars on the track may not have been so clean.
So she got a wipe down and inspection.   :)
- zero problems and nothing broken (of course - she only deslotted gently a couple times).
- track voltage was high, so the braid ends wore quickly (I have lots more of it).
 
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Body is in remarkably great condition for it's age of about 45 years. The lacquer paint job has some slight irregularities and four holes were already punched when I got it. Trying to "fix" these would probably just make them worse so I'm not touching them. It's an antique.
 
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The orange-colored spoiler is now clear because I discovered the paint was merely applied to the backing of the Lexan. Once I peeled off the backing, no more orange.  :)
 
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Posted 10 January 2016 - 05:52 PM

Still looks good.

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

If you really want to hide those extra holes, you could put a length of colored (yellow or whatever you choose) vinyl tape along the bottom edge of the body from the back of the front wheelwell to the front of the rear wheelwell. Then use a pin to repunch the two holes that you want.

 

So your spoiler had some overspray protection film on it, did it? When that film was first used on bodies, some wing car guys weren't aware it was there. They found out when they went full throttle, because their winging was stuck to it when it blew off their bodies. The Aussie Sunset bodies I have has a green (I think?) film on them so one knows it's there.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:43 PM

Thanks, Tony, I agree.

 

"If you really want to hide those extra holes".... Thanks Bill, no doubt your idea would work. But the extra holes don't bother me much. The spots where the paint wore, or scraped, off, do. But I'm sticking to my plan, I think messing with it would be counterproductive. If the owner wants a perfect body he can start with a new one.

 

So your spoiler had some overspray protection film on it, did it? When that film was first used on bodies, some wing car guys weren't aware it was there.

Bingo, Bill, I think you hit the nail on the head with that one :D


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 08:44 PM

So, I guess the "Cozine Holes" are a mystery ?

Glue ports ? Air escape vents ?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:23 PM

That body was pinned to fit on another chassis. Maybe someone liked a car, but with another body. This body became a "take-off." Does the extra hole spacing fit any of various size body clips? How do they compare to the pin spacing on a Cobra or Phaze III chassis?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:46 PM

Water under the bridge. Nobody complains about Cindy Crawford's mole, do they ? :D

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:55 PM

I'm sure the holes were in the lead as it was probably used for something else originally. We used printer slugs for type setting. It could be a brand made with holes to save weight.

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

I'm still using a roll of lead tape for roofing some NY guy gave me at C&C. I don't think I ever knew his name, but one month  he showed up with a box of it & gave a roll to anyone who wanted one.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:47 PM

Thanks guys. Based on what you said, it's obvious the holes served no particular function.

I'll slap some lead on there (sans holes) and call it a done deal :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

New braid, Lucky Bob's lead, and a truck wheel balance weight.

Total weight: 130.6 grams

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:45 PM

Done. Can anybody spot Bob Cozine in the background ? :D

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:57 PM

Bob's hand is the one hanging off the front/center of the track railing?


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 07:42 AM

That's one helluva pretty slot car Pablo!

 

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 07:46 AM

Thanks John :)

Sold.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:21 AM

I found out who painted the body - Gary King.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:57 AM

IIRC, Gary King was a Florida body painter who did both production & custom painting. I saw many King bodies at the then local raceway. I believe he's the individual who also did the black body painting for Lee Gilbert on scale cars because black paint weighed the lightest. Some of the later King bodies were sprayed through lace & other materials to leave a black imprint before the final colors were applied. There also was a line of detailed 4" & 4.5" NASCAR bodies using decals on the inside. Those might have been King bodies too. At one point he quit painting bodies. I don't know if he ever continued.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:06 PM

The info I found says he stopped painting slot bodies years ago. Sure is fine work.

 

Bill, Cheater told me the lightest weight color is white. Who is right?


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:17 PM

SUPER COOL PABLO.  As always. :good:


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:12 PM

Bill, Cheater told me the lightest weight color is white. Who is right?

 

I got the information direct from Lee Gilbert himself when he came to NH for the first "Race of Champions" race about 2002 or 2003. That weekend I watched Lee mount O/S Mercedes bodies on 6-8 Speedshop eurosports. When he was done, the rear spoiler heights of this group of cars had less than a 1/64" variation. He never used a ruler or other gauges to help him mount bodies.

 

I don't know the types of paint mentioned by Lee or Cheater as being the lightest, but I assume both were talking lacquer. I'd also assume you'd need fewer coats of black to give good coverage than white. I always heard that southern paint jobs were done by spraying a paint cloud in the air, then waving a body through it. I once saw a NJ eurosport racer paint his body in the parking lot before a race with a similar method. :)


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

Pablo,

 

 Great job !!!


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