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#1 Jairus

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

Quiet Saturday morning and thought I'd start yet another project (like I need another, right?).

 

About eight or nine years back one of you cool dudes sent me a baggie of old chassis parts.
In that baggy was this mostly complete chassis I date to the early 1980s.
Maybe even a little bit later but not too late, because I have some other production chassis that date to about 1989 or so.

This is clearly handmade and worth saving.

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No markings other than age.

After tumbling for 24 hours it still needs some more cleaning of course before I can replace the floppy fronts.

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The questions are:

1. What year?
2. Mura two-hole or the trapezoidal hole?
3. Which of you sent me this please?

 

Getting a clean GP12 arm, fresh magnets, gold dust brushes and some super sticky rubber. Body to be determined but they were door stops back then anyway...


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

With those cuts on the steel nosepiece, it looks like it could be the one Paul Gelman/GRP marketed.

I'd guess '79-81.

When I got back into racing in '81, I remember seeing those nosepieces in the showcase at Mark Mattei's Cycle Smithy, but the hot chassis did not use them.

They were four-rail by then.

Motor would have probably been the newer Mura, but it may of overlapped.

 

I.E., in '81, the new can was out, but my RTR Parma G15 car came with the two-hole can.

Tony can probably add some good info.

 

PS: I've heard there is a pretty large stash of the steel GRP nosepieces lying around somewhere.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:47 PM

GRP, I believe.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:54 AM

I think Mike and Tony are right about this being a GRP chassis.

 

This is a car I got off of eBay a while back.

 

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The motor had a Mura Grp 20 arm,Trinity heatsinks, and the Mura four-hole can design.

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

Thank you guys!  I'll move this thread to my section soon as I begin building.

Well, already started building the motor and sourcing gears and wheels. I think this might be fun. 

And thanks for the view of the body there, Phil. That helps a lot!


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:33 PM

That body, the O/S Ferrari, was the benchmark for that era.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

Yeah, already have it painted. ;-)


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:00 PM

You're welcome,glad I could be of help.


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