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#1 Neckcheese

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:43 AM

My first try at building a repro Vintage Sports Car Chassis and the goal was to make a ca. '67 chassis.

I made it a bit on the heavy side for ham-fisted drivers like me :-)
The motor is built from stuff off the "treasure" hoard, basically an older Mabuchi FT16D with a bit stronger magnets and a suitable, cleaned and balanced armature. The can was cleaned and painted in the dark metallic blue I used on motors in my youth :-)

The body will be a repop of a Lancer Lola T70.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:58 AM

Excellent!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:27 AM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:05 AM

Envious of such clean work!!!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

You just don't see people in Europe building these kinds of frames. Bravo

... and to think many rules in Europe forbid soldering except of the lead wires ;-)

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:57 PM

Awesome job, as always, Niels.

 

3MM, or v1/8" axles?

 

Have you run the car yet?

 

If you did, I'm curious how the gears held up.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Awesome job, as always, Niels.

 

3MM, or v1/8" axles?

 

Have you run the car yet?

 

If you did, I'm curious how the gears held up.

Just ran the car tonight - and was happy with the result :-)

I used 3mm axles and the car ran with a Scaleauto 35T gear (painted black) - the gearing was fine, but the Scaleauto gear has only one tiny 2mm umbraco to held it in place, which is a crap solution, so I will have to find something else - maybe drill out and fit and old Cox or similar with a sleeve to make it fit the 3mm axle ??

Due to the choice of a rather standard Mabuchi armature, the motor is not a wild beast, but the car was stable and handled well, so all fell together nicely :-)

 

Niels


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