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#1 Jairus

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

Back in 2013 I built a couple cars for the 1966 R&C challenge Rick Thigpen proposed.  One of them actually competed in the proxy race.
At any rate, I finished a third car just recently.
What started out as an alternate body for my Russkit Carrera chassis ended up as a stand alone project.

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Everything but the end bell.  Which is getting harder and harder to find.
Incidentally, the Carrera chassis ended up under this Russkit dune buggy which I love very much.

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So, progress was slow collecting the bits till early December when I warmed up the iron and finally made a chassis for the Porsche.

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The design is pretty close to what most of the racers in the '66 R&C series were running by the 4th race.
One thing I learned is that no matter what you do... the rear axle will bind during construction.
The trick is to use a torch last.
Assemble the chassis with axle and motor, set gear mesh and then use the torch carefully on the bracket to tube joints.  Then, loosen the set screws and the axle falls out! 
Now it spins perfectly with little to no friction. 

 


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#2 Jairus

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:29 PM

The step to assemble the chassis with all the correct parts was tedious and took a whole week to do right.
Seems there was always something that went wrong, but eventually I got the chassis assembled.

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Front and rear rubber is trued up to vintage standards.... tho I think the fronts are too small at a hair under 7/8" dia.  But that's what it took to get them round.  Should run great tho!

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Mounting was a huge pain.
The Russkit interior is made for the sidewinder Carrera chassis.  So I had to experiment with other interiors and an old heated motor can in order to "warm" the interior plate to conform to the intrusive motor can mounted in-line.

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#3 Jairus

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

I built that Russkit Carrera dune buggy about a year ago.  Still have the original silver 906 body that came on it sans tires, beat up as it is... so I've been working on the bits for this 906 for at least a year with no impetus to finish it. 
That was untill someone asked to buy one of my projects.  That's all it took so now it's done.

Anyway, here is the final shots before I package it up and mail off to the new owner.

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B:)
(Edit: I swapped the Cox guide for a Russkit earlier in the year because the Cox guide went into a proxy car that took second place just behind Gene! So there....)


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:44 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart: Gotta love it  :good: 


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:51 PM

Beautiful Jairus! I haven't built a '66 R&C car since that Proxy event. I think it might be time. :crazy:


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

What a beauty!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:10 PM

:hi: :good: :victory:


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:36 PM

Jairus, this car came out beautifully. I'm sure its new owner will be very pleased with its ownership. My first commercial slot car was a Russkit 906. in 1967. I still have many of its bits stored at my dad's former house in Maine. It's about time I bring them home. :)


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

Really very beautiful, bravo
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

Another really slick build !!!


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Posted 22 May 2022 - 11:31 AM

I had a paint folder/thread on here, but can't seem to find it.
So, this fits. Sort of.
The customer is a Russkit lover and I have painted quite a few for this French gentleman.
Car was mailed last week and wondered if anyone was interested, take a look at the pics.
Chassis is stock Russkit Carrera with a Russkit 27 motor to which I shortened tongue mount back one hole just to lower the front end.
If anyone has built one of these chassis, you will know what I did.
Paint and most of the decals provided by the customer, who also cut up the body to make a Spyder of the 906 and I like how it turned out.
Happy Sunday!

 

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Posted 22 May 2022 - 03:50 PM

My fist commercial slot car was a Russkit Porsche 906 purchased in 1967. 90% of its parts have been vacationing in Maine for many years.


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Posted 23 May 2022 - 10:19 AM

Nice Jairus. The 906 Spyder is a favorite of mine.


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#14 Jairus

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:51 AM

Thank you Bill and Rick.
I personally have never see a Carrera 6 spyder in my life.
But nobody asked about the rear deck paint.

Funny story, I masked and primed it with Tamiya white.
Then painted it body color which is a water base paint. But... the Tamiya clear I carefully shot with a rattle can wrinkled it badly.
So stripped that and started over again with Tamiya white primer. This time I shot Future floor wax and brought it to a nice shine. But... I had backed the body with silver.
The color didn't match the back deck which looked too bright.
CRAP!
So... started over by steelwooling the deck, shot silver and then three light coats of body color and this time two coats of clear enamel.
Perfect match!

Sometimes painting can be a bit of a challenge.
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