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#1 Jairus

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:31 PM

Yes, my most satisfiying manufacturer of all the vintage slot cars produced during the glory days is Cox!

 

There, I said it.

 

Love Riggen, Russkit and have a very special place in my heart for Dynamic as well... but Cox stuff just seems... right when assembled correctly.
Some of the other can be mixed and matched, but Cox stuff seems to only fit with Cox engineering and is rarely swapped.
 
In 2008 I built a Cox Ford GT Mk2. Yeah... I know, Cox never produced one, but a customer wanted one so I used a Cox kit and modified the body to an Mk2 just as the prototype builders would have back in 1966 using a then current IMC Mk2 model kit.

Well... Mk2 model kits are quite rare today. Eight years ago I used bits and pieces I had left over from a glue bomb that me and my brother put together in about 1967. But today... well even though I have one (a Gulf Mirage Mk3 actually) I am not going to part out a mint kit.
 
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The chassis for this version is from Joe Lupo.
Yes, it's a Dino 16D chassis rather than the normal 36D GT40 chassis.
Motor and wheels off eBay. But the chassis is same as what was shown in the Car Model article from November 1966.
Even though the article said the motor would be a 36D.

Full details about the prototypes to be written up in the upcoming article including first person accounts by Philippe. Stay tuned.

Oh... and the body finally arrived yesterday and the rest... is coming along nicely.  
Soon to be published in Slot Cars Magazine.

I try to bring you guys the best slot car porn possible... ;-)


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

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My first 1/24th car (not counting AMT Turnpike)was the Cox Ford GT,
the Summer of 1966...
Loved that thing... My brother-in-law broke the body and bent
the rear axle... Couldn't find all the pieces... I wanted to kill him...

I raced at a track in Imperial Plaza, Lexington, KY...

Can't wait to read the details you're going to share...

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:50 PM

Your car porn brings out the lust in me every time! For slot cars, that is. I can't wait for the next issue! Thanks for the dedication. Also, thanks to Greg. BOTH Gregs! HA!


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

"Porn", - but not in "Trump - Quality"!

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:57 PM

Jairus,
 
Your chassis is the "evo" version of the original Cox magnesium sports car chassis. it first come out in 1966 in the Chaparral 2D kit with the big FT36D motor dubbed "TTX250" in Cox speak. The same year, Cox made a version for the FT16D that was used in the Dino "twin kit" with two bodies. Both were quickly available separately under a blister card.
 
In the same year, Cox re-issued four kits that are now quite scarce with the new chassis, the original Chaparral 2, Lotus 40, Cheetah and Ford GT, now fitted with sponge rear tires glued and trued on threaded wheels, most (but not all) now fitted with the new NASCAR motor that replaced the Mabuchi FT36D in the line. All these "series 2" chassis had an adjustable gear ratio using a sliding aluminum motor mount.
 
The last and most desirable version of this chassis was the one used in the Chaparral 2E "mag" kit with a motor mount allowing the rotation of the motor to actuate the working wing. This chassis was never offered separately. At the end of the year, ALL these kits were discontinued and replaced by some using the "IFC" aluminum chassis, through 1969.

No RTR model was ever offered with any of these "series 2" chassis. Note that the Ferrari Dino 206 wheels and tires were unique to that car and much narrower than the standard wheels as seen on the Ford, Lotus, Cheetah, or Chaparral models.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:04 PM

Dang, that's a nice looking chassis right there. And I recommend the seller 100%   ^_^

 

I must say it looks much better with your magic touch than sitting in a bin in my basement.

 

Can't wait for the results. 


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