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#1 vintageslots

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 08:47 PM

Pulled this old warrior off the shelf tonight to see if I can get it running again. Brushes and armature could be just too dirtied up or ? I would love to beat some of the local guys bracket racing this thing. :victory: I know the body is the Hubley Fiat but haven't tried to identify frame yet.

 

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 10:07 AM

Looks like a Gar Vic with a drop arm added.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:46 PM

Looks like all Kemtron to me. I'm no expert on big motors and chassis, though.
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Posted 01 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

Likely all Kemtron.  They made a bunch of those magnesium frames to fit different motors in addition to the brass kits.  The corvette I built for the Proxy Drags last years does real nice wheelies....need to put a stabilizer on it to not drag the rear bumper.


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

Yep, Kemtron frame and motor, but I would have said brass, not magnesium. The drop arm looks home-made too. 

 

Almost all their chassis were brass, I think they only did a couple magnesium frames at most. 

 

Neat looking car, 

 

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 04:46 PM

Id be very interested to see a MAG kemtron chassis ! Maybe Dokk has some to show ? :shok:


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 09:31 PM

It is just a brass chassis. I figured it was a Kemtron but I thought that before with a different chassis  and later saw the  same type of chassis for sale under a different company name. Some of those companies produced very similar stuff back  in the 60s.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:59 AM

The Kemtron mag chassis comes up now and then on ebay - very similar pattern to the brass ones, but in magnesium. 

 

Yep, a couple of the other brass chassis are similar, but I think that the Kemtrons are really the only ones designed to be soldered together; the others are mainly nuts and bolts construction... the Buzco seems to be the main one that resembles the Kemtron. 

 

Just checked my Technical Journal, and it seems Kemtron made 8 magnesium chassis types, and two or three times that number in brass... can only remember the 1 magnesium model offhand, but never really paid attention. 

 

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:01 AM

Very interesting Don. I don't think I have ever seen one. I will have to dig through my magazines and pay closer attention to the Kemtron adds.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:29 PM

Managed to find 2 magnesium frame chassis by Kemtron for the X503 padlock motor.

Really no weight to them at all, definitely have to build these up soon :D



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:05 AM

Heres a Kemtrom Mag sidewinder for a 36D. Had it on Ebay but it did not garner much interest. Will probably mount a body and retry it.

 

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