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#1 Jairus

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

Guess I am far enough along to show this machine.
When Eliot announced the next Thingy proxy I already knew what I wanted to build.  A 26d powered "Detroit Slider"!  Nothing else would do this time out.

So.... the start of that was acquisition of a #557 Dynamic motor bracket and a reproduction "Midwest Ind." tongue.

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To that is added a forward bracket with screws, slider tubes and brass hooks which connect into the back side of the bracket. (Yeah, had to drill holes first.)

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Slider framework is soldered up on a jig using .62 steel outside and brass inside rails.  The slider rails are .55 to allow smooth operation.
Body by Eldon Adams is a Shinoda "Bullet".

Mostly finished chassis.

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Onward.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:53 PM

For a power plant I re-built a couple motors.  One is a Dynamic that already had a rewind arm and Arco magnets.  That one sounded strong and only needed a cleaning and new brushes.
Also soldered the brush tubes to the hoods... but that is all.  
The other motor is a back up that got the same Arco magnets, a rewind and balanced arm and new endbell.
The sticker is by Niels (Thanks buddy!).

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And now, today, the chassis is set up with ball bearings replacing the aluminum rear axle bearings.

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Note the wire wrapped front axle and little Dynamic lead-wire hoop on the guide flag. 

Staytuned....


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

Totally love it :yahoo:


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:06 PM

LOOOKING GOOOOD!!  I can't wait to see the paint for this one!


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 04:10 PM

Yeah John, me too...

Have no ideas right now but the body is being sanded as I type.
My muse will speak to me.  :to_become_senile:


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

Jairus, Are you planning on attending this race?


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

Robert, I would love to attend, but simply cannot justify the cost to travel 2000 miles.  Sending a couple cars is best I can do. 

Spent all day yesterday getting the Bullet body mounted as low as possible.

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I have to go to work today so paint has to wait.  Mostly since I got no ideas right now....  :dash2: 

At the back end, I had to support that rear spoiler due to the slider clearance.
Unfortunately the heat of the iron, even for just a few seconds melted the body.  No worries because I was going to trim that bit down anyway.

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With the slider slid forward (4.025 W.B.) the guide pivot/post tends to contact the body.  No hang up's but it does lift the nose a bit and eventually will scrape the paint.
So... more grinding is necessary.
After talking to Gene, I ordered a couple more gears because I think I geared this one too high.  He's been there and raced that track so I trust that man's opinion very much.
Thanks my friend.

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Guess you are caught up.
Need to get this one finished so I can start on Maximo's car next! 

B:)


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

Veeery sexy :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Finished the paint on the body finally.
Took a half day to study what I had done before to avoid repeats.  Eventually I went with a basic paint after examining all the entries shown in the '68 Model Car Racing article "The Things about Thingies" and going with something that would not look out of place on the table.

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Not calling this one done just yet.
Want to replace those front wheel keepers with soldered on ferrels and change out the crown gear with a 30t.
Then test it on the track.

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Ciao  B:)


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:28 PM

Wow, tough crowd.


Okay, with out further todo, I'll attempt a second entry for this Shinoda challenge.
This time an entry for the "Unlimited class" put forward by the Siller/Watson team.

The body is a Shinoda small bus by Gene, tires natural rubber ( But I think the smaller tube wheels will handle better than the vintage Russkit repops

), front wheels are Cox Cuk bearing items with three "O" rings.  Motor and gears are specified.  Chassis bracket and nose piece by Bryan Warmack. 

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Should scoot nicely, don't cha'think?
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:57 AM

Gorgeous work Jairus...period!


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart:


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

Great work, Jairus!  

I love the red #7 Bullet!


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

  That paint looks like it was part of the film used to make it, smooth.  The gold foil lettering is another fine touch.  Just to warn you, after people are accustomed to great work coming from you, the only time they see a need to comment is if you do something "less" than your usual! 


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:18 AM

Great job Jairus !


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:20 AM

Thank you John and Paul.
Forgot about this thread and after reading through, I noted that I never replaced the front wheel keepers.  Oh well, already sent to the race.  It's Eliot's problem now.

Second car got a late start because I have been busy with artwork, and that's a good thing! (My favorite thing other than wrenching on my wagon.)

This entry will be another "Siller/Watson" entry
Anyway, here is the progress thus far on the second car.
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Chassis is  a very simple design and will be entered into the "Unlimited" class. 

Rules are here: http://slotblog.net/...incoln-park-mi/

 

 

 

The plan was to make a solid platform with little innovation and very little chance of failure due to breakage. 
Losing the race... is not failure. 
Finishing the race with a car that is easy to drive for anyone is success!
Winning the race, just a bonus. B:)

Respectfully submitted.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:33 PM

Worked on this all day today and STILL not ready for paint. 
Stuff keeps coming up and even now I gotta take the front axle apart and narrow the track a bit to get it under the body.
It's never ending.
 

 

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B:)  Still plenty of time I guess.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:27 AM

looking good Jairus, the purple motor cover/gadget on the tamiya motor stands out


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

Thanks Paul.
The "gadget" is just that.  My partner sent it to me as a cooling device.  Tamiya says it's a heat sink but I call it an air flow restriction thingy.
But it did give me the chance to use that purple guide flag nut. ^_^
And it does look pretty cool on there and probably won't hurt a dang thing.

 

The motor is JK's standard Hawk Retro motor.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:52 AM


Looks great Jarius!

Hopefully it will be competitive with Gene's onslaught army of Shinoda thingie racers!


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

Jairus, looks like you have inner and outer front axle keepers.

Will the removal of just the outer ones do the trick of narrowing the width without upsetting anything?

 

Also, I have a couple guesses as to the possible reasons behind spring tension wires over the front axle tube.

But instead of guessing, can you explain? Or I can divulge my 2 guesses :)


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:01 AM

Paul.
Simple answer: ISO.

Think I fixed the clearance problems this evening with a hot spoon. (Wink, wink)


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:06 PM

OK makes sense. But I don't see the ISO.

If it's a stealthy design, you did a great job of disguising it :good:


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

Sorry Paul, missed your post.
And... seems I missed posting the final paint as well.

The ISO is simply a slot cut into the uprights.  This allows the axle tube to move up and down but not side to side.  Movement is only 1/16" up and down allowing the wheels to touch and roll on flush or recessed braid.  Which is one of the rules.

Paint is not my choice, but requested by Max.
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And the fact that I have only water based paints made the process, not fun and very time consuming.
Not to mention the paint likes to bleed under the masking tape.
No matter how hard I burnish it down.

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Car was mailed last week and already received by Max, who will add some personal stuff and send it on to the race.  Which happens in about 3 weeks!
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

Niiiice :D

 

Thanks for the spring wire explanation. That was one of my theories, and it makes great sense.

Just couldn't see it in the photos. That car is going to be hard to beat :heart:


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