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#1 Pablo

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

It's .030" thick and the WB is 5" :dance3:

Parts gathering begins soon......

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

I shall be watching with great interest.  Welcome to the 30's

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Alan :D  I'll probably need your supervision at some points along the trip......


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

You need some Russkit wire wheels for that one. :)


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

You need some Russkit wire wheels for that one. :)

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

The Russkits would be great since the Auburn wheels were bolt-on wires, not center lock but, if you can find them it will be a "melt your PayPal account" price!  If you're willing to compromise, I believe I have some resin wire inserts and/or some old (60's) Strombecker injection molded wire wheels that could be turned down for inserts.  I don't do 1/24 anymore so you are welcome to them.

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

Beautiful real car & gorgeous slot shell :heart:

This one's gonna be good :D

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

If you use Pro Track wheels, the wheels from the AMT '32 Ford coupe model can be turned down to fit. You can

sometimes find the tree with the wheels at model car swap meets since the builders seldom use them on their

models, opting for modern mag wheels instead. Even if you have to buy the complete kit, it is much cheaper

than the Russkits. They really look good as inserts. 

 

Back when I was a kid I built a slot car out of the Auburn kit. Don't remember who made the kit, but I haven't

seen another one since. 



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

Dave, you probably had the 1/25 scale model kit made by Pyro. The model kit is still available these days but it is now made by Lindberg from the original Pyro molds. 

It is possible that Pablo's vac form shell was made over one of these model kits, depending on the manufacturer. International Engineering made a butyrate one back in the day.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Jo; You may be right on the body kit. I remember it being very long and narrow for a slot car, even the ones we had

in the mid-sixties. The vac formed body in the OP looks to be too short to be pulled from that model. The car I

built came off the bank at the Elmhurst track, and was smashed into a million pieces. I put a Watson Indy car body

on the frame, which could take the bank full out. 



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Prototype WB: 127" = 5.3" in 1.24

 

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Thanks guys :)  Give me some more time to sort this all out.

Good thing I don't work for a living because I simply don't have time for it :laugh2:

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

Looks like I will definitely need wire inserts. Alan, I'll take what you have since you say you are out of 1/24 building.

No guarantee I'll use 'em on this build but nothing here ever goes to waste :)

 

Studying the body, it's kind of like Nancy Pelosi's comment - you have to vote for the bill and get it in place before we can know what's in it :laugh2:

 

So despite the fact I'd prefer to paint the body before trimming it, I needed to trim most of the flash to really understand how I'm going to build this monster

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:16 AM

On the topic of painting, here's a challenge for you:

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

Hi,

A Pyro Auburn with Russkit wire wheels I made a long time ago. International Auburn and Cord bodies.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:09 PM

Mark,

Wow... really cool.
 
What's the story on the motor?

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:00 PM

Mark,

For future reference can you also tell us how the Pyro and International bodies compare in size?
 
PS: Like your JoHan artwork background!
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:56 PM

Wow... really cool.
 
What's the story on the motor?


Hi Mike,

Glad you like it, built it in the early '80s with a then contemporary motor, recall the can came with two holes top and bottom. Some misguided notion that less steel can would enhance mag field, the opposite is probably true. After that made a motor with no can at all.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:48 PM

Looks cool, Mark. I painted mine gold, and the chassis was made of 3/4 inch wide brass strip. The motor was a Pittman

model train motor. Narrow Dynamics five spoke American mag style wheels. You added bumpers to yours, something I

didn't do. But the way it went off the bank, I doubt they would have helped.



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:44 PM

Hi, the Pyro and International bodies are pretty close. Good spotting on the JoHan artwork, here are a few. Mark.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:14 AM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:15 AM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:17 AM

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

Sailing into uncharted waters, here is what I have so far.

-Center of rear axle to center of flag shaft 4 3/4", WB 5.00"

-Front width 3.00", Rear width 3 1/8"

-Rear wheels 13/16" OD, width 7/16"

-Front wheels OD 3/4", width 5/16"

 

Body and wheels have been given a rough cut

 

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

Parts gathering:

-JK hypoid retro bracket

-JK Hawk Retro motor with angled ARP 48P 9T steel pinion

-Parma standard thickness flag

-Parma pink 28T crown (with Koford Gold Billet set screw) is ready to be dyed black via Jairus' method :)

 

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