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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:37 AM

Ain't that the truth. I'll never forget how well he raced when he came back to the hobby at Sano 2 (?) after decades away. It was like he'd never quit... absolutely amazing!


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

Very cool.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:49 PM

Now if only I could drive like that...  :wub:

 

As I think Howie says in the video, it is easy to drive.

 

IMO, nothing was tricky about it, where he would have had to shift it into "Gold Dust Twin/Legend  mode." LOL.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

Now if it was a perfect replica the motor would have blown up. LOL.

Cool car. I was there when he originally ran it.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:00 PM

It was run mostly on 10 and 10.5v.

 

It did survive probably a dozen, or two, laps on 12v.

 

It also ran on the Fiedler Flat track on 13v, but a ton of electronic choke.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:02 PM

Buzzy's power was not very kind on motors.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:26 PM

Buzzy's power was not very kind on motors.

 

When I got to the abuse of equipment, fork in the road, I chose the turnoff for "Less Guys Slamming their Box, and Storming off, Boulevard." LOL.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Now if it was a perfect replica the motor would have blown up. LOL.

Cool car. I was there when he originally ran it.

 

So was I...  :D   But I have to admit I was paying more attention to Sandy's car that day.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:12 AM

Mike Swiss drives the 1968 Cobra Invitational sidewinder on Chicagoland Fiedler Flat Track ! The car loves this track 

 


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:28 PM

Wow, How. You're a pretty awesome cameraman.

 

The best part is how you cheer me on at the end. :laugh2:

 

PS: I want to go on record as saying I dumped it on the last lap because I was looking up to check the monitor.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

Thanks ,Howie and Mike, for another cool video.

 

The1968 Cobra Invitational sidewinder is being sent to the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum where it will be displayed along with a plaque with signatures from all involved.

 

Very cool! :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 30 March 2023 - 09:20 AM

Very impressive work. Ironically when I was reading Fast Eddie's book a link to this thread was in the book. I say ironically because I'm currently building this on a vintage K&B frame with a Russkit motor. It's still in the process and there's a lot of work to do still but it's the same Lotus 40 body I believe. I plan to run it at Electric Dreams this weekend.

 

 

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 11:14 AM

Nice Lotus 40 build Steve.

 

Below are a couple of links to more Lotus 40 scratch builds:

 

Scratchbuilding a Champion 'Jail Door' Lotus 40

 

 

1966 Rod & Custom style Tyco-Pittman


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