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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

Spotted this on eBay.

 

Listed as a Tamiya car (I guess the body).

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

Now I know where Tony P came up with some of his lead wire routing techniques. LOL.
 
Also, check out the drilled flange on the back, offside, rear end assembly.
 
I'm not sure what it does, but it's pretty cool.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Wow, love that car. 

 

The body is Tamiya but the interior bucket is from something else.

 

Here are a couple pics of the stock car for those who have never seen one. The chassis is extremely well engineered. Rear tires are slightly dry.  :)

 

I have never seen another one of these in any condition. This car belonged to John Harris of Team Pittman.

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:42 PM

Looks like it could be a club/basement dweller origin on this car...



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Boy, that's something you don't see every day!

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

That is the Tamiya model kit interior. The Lotus was released as a model kit and that is probably the origin of the body. Nice work on the chassis.

Lot of young guys and older kids engineered and built some nice stuff back then. Most of the guys that race with us don't even know how to solder!
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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

Also, check out the drilled flange on the back, offside, rear end assembly.
 
I'm not sure what it does, but it's pretty cool.

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

Here's mine, restored by a very talented friend! They do pop up now and then, but not very often, and almost never complete. I raced it at one of our vintage races and it runs pretty well in fact. The chassis looks solid, probably because it's anodized black, but is in fact very flimsy, and needs the body to keep it rigid! 

 

I did notice that car Mike, and it looks like a very nicely done club car, but more than I wanted to spend... 

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:39 PM

Also, check out the drilled flange on the back, offside, rear end assembly.
 
I'm not sure what it does, but it's pretty cool.

 

I believe you are seeing the inner side of a drilled wheel (note front also). I often did this in the late '50s-early '60s to emulate a Dunlop disk wheel - inserts were not plentiful at the time.

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:48 PM

I'm not referring to the drilled wheels.

I'm referring to the brass(?) ring around the axle tube (inside the wheel nut).


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:55 AM

Good question - could it be a ball bearing holder, or something like that? 

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

It looks like a thrust washer but there are no steel washers for the balls to ride on. Maybe he just threw it on the axle to spec the rear track.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 10:42 AM

Love those old 13Ds!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:23 PM

I believe that chassis was built by Bill Warden, and was used in the old basement series he spearheaded. I have several, including a Formula 1 car.

 

Chuck Gambo can probably do a better job than I with the details.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

I must of talked it up too much.

 

He upped it in his new auction from $125, to $150. :)


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Most of the integrated can brass cars we used at Bills' were full C-can wasp powered based on the 1980s British saloon cars of the day.  Still have many of mine...all vac form bodies.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:12 PM

Bill can build you one! I had several and they were great for tight tracks.


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

Yes, the ones we used for Bill's series were "C" can chassis, but a racer in the basement group I was racing with until

recently had one with the smaller can and said that is what his group was useing after Bill's series died out. They are still

using them, but now with Ninco NC5s. We usually ran lexan, but the other group runs hard plastic bodies, mostly Fly/GBTrack

since they are light weight.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:35 PM

Tamiya did a coupe of slotcar home sets one with 1/24th Lancia D50 in Yellow and Red and a 1/32nd set with the Lotus 30 and I believe the Ferrari 246SP

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

This is one new in its box, and they don't come up too often as Don said... :(

 

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And assembled:

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Nice little cars actually.
 


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

Hi Philippe The slotcar kit is rare but the static kits were more common  I have a Tamiya catalogue from 1976 German and they were still selling 6 types of 1/32nd statics. I believe the Lotus 30, Chaparral 2F, Porsche 917/10, Ford P68, Ferrari 246, Lola T70 MKIII

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