A dozen or more years ago I built a Lancer bodied version of this super cool car:
It ran fine and had some nice detail features but I just wasn't happy with it. A few days ago I reviewed pictures of Gurney's car and the tall and very skinny tires along with the cars narrow track width really jumped out at me:
My car had wider tires, an overly wide track width, chrome wheel inserts when the real car had satin silver wheels.....not to mention the lack of a helmet visor on my driver figure:
So the car came apart and new wheels, tires and wheel inserts were rounded up. Russkit set screw wheels replaced the threaded K&B pieces. The Russkit wheels were bored out from .500" to .525" to fit the wheel inserts used.
The 40mm German rear tires were replaced with narrower 30mm Germans:
The wide Russkit front tires were replaced with narrower Revell's and the front wheels set up to spin independently:
The chrome Revell Porsche wheel inserts were painted with Tamiya gloss aluminum and a Cox driver's head with helmet visor replaced the Russkit piece:
The chassis got a freshening up:
The Russkit 22 motor's armature was epoxied and static balanced:
The roller was assembled with an 1/8" narrower track width:
The motor is angled down to lower the CG:
When the glue holding Dan's head in place dries I'll get the body on and hopefully the car will look more "Korrect" and still run strong........