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#1 Flathead

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

Hello gentlemen,

 

I was wondering if any one can give me any info on who this pit box might have belonged to? 

 

I bought it a while back off of an eBay seller who had bought it at a yard sale in Indianapolis, and would like to know more of its history.

Does anyone know who Bob is? Or can anyone point me in the right direction of race reports from the Tri-State or Arco races in Indiana?  (I have more pics, but have reached my upload limit).

 

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time.

 

lee

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

Hi Lee,

great time capsule you have there. Love this era, 1969 to maybe 1972 I would say,  Great find. What are your plans for this? Nice detail on the driver. Nice range of angle winder chassis  also. Can you match bodies to chassis? and have a nice collection. Now lets find Bob B.

Let me know if I can be of any help, so glad you saved this box of goodies and shared it with us.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:20 PM

Hi Martin,

Glad that you like it. Its my most treasured possession at the moment except maybe my dads old slot car from when he raced for Lewisham models (South London) in the late 60's early 70's.

 

All cars will be rebuilt into complete cars in due course. I will be posting detail pictures of all chassis in the near future as I will need help dating each one,  I'm a little vague on the chronology of these late chassis and i don't want to get chastised for running a B can in a 68 chassis  :fool:  

Til then a little peek inside.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

Great score !!!

 

I can smell it from here.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

Hey Lee, great you have an interest in the history.

I raced in London area also,same time period, its possible I raced with your dad, my local track was Hounslow on the high street, started at Hammersmith. Would love to see your dads cars at some point. I still have mine.

I would start by sorting the chassis you have into two groups those with 3/32" (after 1970 ish) axles and those with 1/8" axles (1969 ish). These dates are a broad brush opinion as there are many other details that can date a car. Air control on those bodies is a good clue, 

Do any of them have a signature engraved on them ? I see some Steube patrs (2 big holes in drop arm) 1971 RTR chassis on the lower left maybe a later steel chassis you may also have a Lee Gilbert also. you also have two production based frames a Champion and Dynamic group 12 plus that early (68)F1 inline frame.

It would help if you laid the chassis out and numbered{or lettered) them. The mounting pin holes in the side of the bodies should match up to the chassis with the wheels in there respective wheel arches.

I noticed you have 2 Dynamic aero bodies (top left) they maybe a good fit for brass Dynamic group 12 chassis. Although I am more interested in the Pro stuff. The three bodies with air control add on's should fit the four chassis at bottom left.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:45 PM

 

Do any of them have a signature engraved on them ? 

 

First thing I checked when they arrived. Alas no. However all the late chassis are well built. 

Same can't be said for a couple of the earlier ones.

 

I will try and find some time to start a new thread at the weekend, with proper pictures of all the chassis that I'm unsure about.

 

Until then a couple more pics

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

Lee, the arms in the 2nd photo with the white ga. numbers are Thorp arms. The two outside arms in the 1st look like Mura arms. I'm not sure about the one in the middle. When you have time to take photos of your chassis, please take photos of the topside & the bottom of each. Often, one view shows details that are not obvious in another. You got a great box whose ever it once was. :)


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

Hi Bill, 
 
Thanks for the info on the arms, there are also two complete motors that are in need of stripping and cleaning up, both are seized as they have been damp at some point. i will post pics once stripped.
 
I have clear pictures top and bottom of all chassis and I will number the chassis in each photo clearly, so as to aid identification and dating them.

Lee


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

I can smell it from here.

 

Ohh that smell! Second only to Castrol R  :i-m_so_happy:


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