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#26 tonyp

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:13 AM

Pretty sure Recho arms were rebadged Muras


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

The REHco were indeed "rebadged" Mura gumballs which was common practice for a short while back in the late '60's/early '70's.  Many people rebranded them.  I seem to recall that Nutley even had some under their label.  The REHco's had one or two less winds and a little more advance timing just to make them different from the "stock" Mura's as I remember.  Once the initial run or two of arms and motors were sold that was pretty much it.



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:19 AM

With all the RehCo/Mura posts, and because I'm sure you are very busy, I "fixed" your beautiful body for you. Enjoy and you're welcome! Merry Christmas! :laugh2:

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:36 AM

Photoshop comes through again. :dance3:


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

Jairus,

 

 Super nice build, and lots of great info as well !!!


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

Tough crowd.
The arm was in a package marked RehCo and the arm had the markings on one stack.... sooo....

Thanks Peter.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

RehCo arms were supplied by Mura. There are three generation of them:

- 1966: wound on "Hemi" blanks, identical and indistinguishable from Mura "Vulcan" arms.
- 1968-1969: "Bubblegum" arms, engraved by Mura to the needs of various marketers: Bloom, Certus, Cobra, RehCo, Nutley.
- 1970-1973: standard Mura production arms in RehCo packaging, the later examples engraved.

RehCo, a distributorship in Cincinnati, never had any motor production facilities and relied  mostly on the Mura company for motor products and parts.


 


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:08 AM

For me personally, the "Powered by Rehco" graphic is correct, but also, goofing-around with Jairus' beautiful posted image in photoshop strikes me as a little annoying, if not insulting.  Yeah yeah, I'm probably overreacting, but when someone does work at the level of Jairus (*and very few can), I think all this nitpicking is really kind of silly.  Sure, it's interesting to add the historical info as a side thing, but not much else.
 

Think of it this way, anyone who used an armature sold under a particular name and wanted to include that on the body's livery probably would/could have done so without others "correcting" him.  ***It's all even a little more peculiar when you consider that today people run/race motors sold under various names that are all produced by (?) one or two factories in China.  I think this is the history-freaks-gone-silly thing.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

There was a gentlemen from Pennsylvania named Fred Wirl who sold Mura arms under the name of 'Whirls'. He sponsored some racers at Parma Raceway and I learned years later that he was a friend of Paul Miers of Slot Car Bulletin fame.

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

The level of craftsmanship AND scholarship is always amazing to me. Thanks all for keeping our hobbys history alive.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cars with us Jairus. :thank_you2:


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Beautifully built car Jairus,

I will aim to emulate.


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