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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

Trying to put together a 1/24 Strombecker Lotus to prepare it for sale.  This is the one that uses the Scuttler type motor. They made 2 motor versions of the Lotus. 

 

Does anyone have a pic of the instructions or the actual car I could look at? The axle ends are usually knurled to retain the wheels but that would prevent bearings sliding on. 

 

Any ideas? 

 

Can show pics if needed.

 

Thanks


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:16 PM

Joe, 

 

I've never seen or heard of a Strombecker Lotus with the Scuttler motor - only with the set type motor. I assume you're talking about the Indy Lotus that came out pretty early... 

 

The 1/24 cars with the Scuttler were the Ferrari and Brabham F1 cars. 

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

Don, not sure if I'm getting things mixed up here. Most of the 1/24 scale Lotus's have the set motor as you described. Some, I assume later cars used the motor with built in axle brackets. I believe the Scuttler or Avenger.

 

The blue body takes your standard motor, the white, the Scuttler.

 

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You can see the differences from the factory.

 

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My question is that the axles are splined so how did a bearing go over it? The only thing I can think of is that they used those sloppy fitting bearings with the hex on them. They can slide over a spline but are really loose. I don't think this is how they did it. A standard oilite that will fit the motor will not slide over the spline. Yes, I know that's a front axle shown. 

 

P.S. Strombecker calls this the Lotus Ford.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:28 AM

Thanks for photos Joe. 

 

Must admit that this is a new one for me, and have never seen this variant before. Odd that they would still use the splined axle for this... in any case 'fraid I can't help. 

 

Anybody else have this version of the car or an instruction sheet? 

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 03:35 PM

CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS  :dash2:

 

I also need a copy of the instructions for either version as well as repro decals.

 

I know E.D. has the "green" car version decals. I am looking for the decals for the blue and white cars.

 

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, Thanks


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 04:54 PM

G'day Joe, I don't have the Lotus Ford with the Scuttler motor, but do have the Brabham F1.
I'm guessing the rear setup would be the same??
The Brabham has threaded rear axle and wheels.

As for the decals for the white/blue Gurney car, I got a sheet from ebay, but can't remember the seller.  I'll see if I can dig it out of my ebay/paypal records.

Strom%2024%20Brabham%20F1%20chassis-a_zp

 

Strom%2024%20Brabham%20F1%20instruct-1_z

 

Strom%2024%20Brabham%20F1%20instruct-2_z

 

Strom%2024%20Brabham%20F1%20instruct-3_z

 

Strom%2024%20Brabham%20F1%20instruct-4_z

 

Hope this helps a bit.

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

Not saying it couldn't exist, but I've never seen a Lotus with the skuttler chassis, only the clamshell design.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:12 PM

Thanks Steve, I'm not sure thats the answer but we will keep trying. Let me know on the decals.

 

Matt, here is mine with a Scuttler. 

 

This is made this way from the factory,not modified.

 

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Here it is compared to the "standard" motor version and you can see the factory cut out for the brushes as well as other differences.

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:19 PM

Okay, right after I posted the above I went searching Ebay for decals as per Steves idea.

 

Look what I found!

 

What the hell is this. It looks like a battery operated tether car. Look at the battery motor in the box. The motor goes in the box, not the car.

 

The body halves are the same as mine. Look how perfectly a scuttler motor drops in mine.

 

Maybe they had it slated to be made this way but it never went into production. Just sold as that battery car.

 

Still confused.

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...KsAAOSwXeJYITUt


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:56 PM

I have never seen the Lotus with the Skuttler chassis like the Brabham used, as pictured above. Your car only uses the motor, not the chassis. I think they were all clamshell design and they never made one with a full chassis.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:22 AM

Hey Joe, there is a decal sheet on ebay here.

I couldn't find the info on my one.


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