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#1 Pete L.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

Guys,

 

A recent ePay find that was unearthed at an undisclosed archeological site somewhere in the continental USA!  Part of a stash that according to legend was entombed in a time capsule of sorts ... :D

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:12 AM

Buzzy's basement?
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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

Pete, that'll look great on a brass rod chassis. :)


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:24 PM

That is nasty looking and it looks like it is good for nothing.
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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Kinda like you, Mig.  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

 

Pete, lots of Clorox cleanup and a hazmat suit and you will be ready to go.

 

I'm sure you will turn it into something pretty.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

Folks,

 

OK, so it did clean up surprisingly well... some scratches that we'll buff out and then we'll look into getting this thing out on the track.

 

Pete L.

 

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Wow great start, Pete.

Thanks for the kind words, Joe.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:07 AM

Folks,

 

A small update on the body prep for the 50+ year old slot car. I wanted to minimize the breakage concern on this car due to the somewhat large cockpit cavity. Subsequently I decided to add a tarp over what would essentially be the passenger seat side of the car; this allowed me to reduce the cockpit opening yet still somewhat retain historical accuracy with the build.

 

There was a time that I would attack the body with a an X-Acto knife and work it until I was satisfied with the results. Cockpit openings, wheel wells, etc., nothing seemed daunting. However I now use the Dremel tool for the major work, especially due to the thickness of the butyrate used by this firm. I felt forcing even a new X-Acto blade through the material would result in unnecessary work and/or some bloodletting.

 

I started with this aggressive looking bit and slowly worked my way around towards the edge. I eventually used all three of the bits picture in the other photo as I increased the opening.

 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:11 AM

After getting as close as I dared with my power tool I went back my tried and true X-Acto knife to clean things up a bit. 

 

A word of caution that comes from experience, try NOT TO MAKE SQUARE CORNER OPENINGS IN BUTYRATE BODIES! I try to give the openings a "radius" if you will with a small round file or some sand paper twisted into a tight roll. I found that when I left the openings with square corners the old car bodies would tend to start splitting at those point resulting in a trashed slot car bod !

 

Finally some sandpaper to clean things up a bit, wheel wells also got some attention as well as the rocker panels.

 

The scribbled lines were simply added to give the car some detail for the photos they'll be removed as work progresses.

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:02 PM

Folks,

 

 I wanted to use this chassis under the car, I did some clean up without too much difficulty. The last pic shows the body/chassis combo. I flipped the body mount with the intentions of trying to lower the CG on the old timer.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 02:39 PM

Looks great so far Pete.

 

Your welcome Mig :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:58 PM

I got to do a bit of work on the body mounts today. I installed them upside down to lower the Cg, I further reinforced them with some brass tubing and some small brass collects generally used to secure front wheels on newer slot cars.

 

The collets are slipped over the tubing with the bell mouth ends towards the inside of the perforated body mount flanges and soldered to both the tubing and the flange allowing for pin mounting of car body instead of screws.

 

The tubes towards the rear of the car essentially "sit" on the Dynamic frame rails at this stage. The ends tapered in order to clear the motor can. I may decide to tie the front tubes to the rear tubes later to further strengthen the mount...

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

Fellas,

 

 In case you hadn't noticed, I've run into a bit of down time on this project. I hope to get back to it this week... :dash2: :dash2: :dash2:  

 

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience.


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 04:01 PM

Folks,

 

 We're still "Lost in the Sauce" on this one, but there is light at the end of the tunnel... :wacko2: :wacko2: :wacko2: 


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 04:35 PM

We all have these projects that seat, I have 10.

Nice clean up will be a nice runner when your done.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:54 AM

Fellas,

 

 I'm waiting for some parts to arrive in the mail...no matter what interior I tried to fit in the body/motor/chassis combo it wouldn't work. 

Made the decision to go to a different vintage motor/carrier for this one !


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:09 PM

Pete-

 

Who makes the conical bit you used for the initial cut? Is it a Dremel part?

 

Cheers


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:53 AM

Bill,

 

 Yes it's a Dremel part that I bought it many years ago, it's probably still available from them.

 

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:27 AM

Folks,

 

 Re engineering has begun on the stalled "treasure" project, we hope to be back on track soon. Other cars have in the meantime also taken shape , the GP car has already seen track time !

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