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#76 Cheater

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

So? My poor man's lathe is poorer than Pablo's... it's a variable-speed drill and a file! Heck, I used to use that set-up to 'turn' burned comms on arms... using a thin strip of 600 grit instead of the file, of course.
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

600 grit on a comm? :shok:  Ouch, Cheater, that's coarse - I use 2,000 for comms. :)
 
My calibrated Triggerman "Knob Job" came in real handy on the inserts - no guessing - once I found the .500" setting on the first one, the next three were no-brainers :)


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

Forty years ago I didn't have a source for 2,000 grit paper. So I just used real worn 600...

And I had to walk uphill both ways in the snow just to buy the 600 stuff, too.
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:19 PM

I had crocus cloth, about 1000 grit, in those days. And I walked in way more snow than you did (still do). :laugh2:  

 

I still like crocus cloth, but don't keep too much around, having Flexi-I-Grit. It's been around for more than 40 years too, but wasn't always owned by K&S.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:38 PM

Model Master acrylic gold airbrushed on.
 
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:23 PM

Will you have gold knock-off hubs, too?
 
Could you also use Cox axles and miniature acorn nuts like those on a Cuc's front wheels?

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

Gold colored nuts, hmmm, I'll have to ponder that... :D
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

Sorry, Bill, my acorn nuts are just too big. :)  Knockoffs also seem way out of scale on these wheels and inserts.
So, I went for the polished axle ends look.
 
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In the end, I was able to make both front and rear wheel widths 2-7/8".
 
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Track test this Saturday. Weight is 133 grams.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

Great job, as always, Pablo.

 

Not sure if you want to "hide" your handiwork, but you can do some printing and trimming, and stick an engine in your rear window.

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Cool idea, Mike, but I think it would ruin the view of the H Power K&B Wildcat.
 
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The owner can do it if he wants but if it was mine, I wouldn't mess with perfection. :laugh2:
 
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:30 PM

Is that for the car?
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

Track test today: absolutely perfect. Wildcat H-motor is very strong, plenty of brakes, and runs cool.

 

Car handles great - no problems - no deslots after about 30 laps.

 

The only Jail Door Ferrari 330s I've built that handled as well as this one were those with over 3" widths. t's totally planted in the slot, scoots hard and smooth, and corners like a dream.

 

Mission accomplished. Onward!  :) 


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:07 AM

Super-nice build Pablo.  I get a real charge out of seeing the motors wind up in such a lovely car...build-on!

 

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