My first "serious" 1/24 car was a Cox Team Modified Cheetah.........well, I thought it was serious until I got blown away by the Russkit's and the Dynamic/brass scratchbuilts, at my first visit to our local commercial raceway. At that point I looked elsewhere other than Cox in my quest for speed.
I still love the Cox cars and recently decided to try and improve the chassis, in the hopes of making it somewhat competitive.....with the goal of taking it to Bordeaux for the vintage meeting.
As well as a big improvement in handling, I was hoping to engineer the bits so that I did not eliminate the option of returning the chassis to stock if necessary.
Lowering the front end clearance (using stock sized wheels/tires), freezing the drop arm, adding a guide height adjustment, and adding weight low and wide were the design parameters I was hoping to achieve. I was also building around the "Dino" (FT16D) chassis.........much better race chassis than the 36D.
This chassis will be covered up by either a Lotus 40 or 2D....not decided yet, and I have a few John Havlicek TTX150's to choose from!!