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#26 Pablo

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 04:49 PM

43T is the biggest I have, sorry, I tried


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:04 PM

Will a 45 do?

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

Will a 45 do?

Much better than a 42 so.... YES please!
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Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:51 PM

"Inspiration is the mother of invention".
Finishing one chassis made me desire to finish another I started a long time ago.

Now, to finish the motor and start assembly.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:20 PM

Started this project about two years ago.
Every now and then, when the mood strikes, I pull it off the shelf and work on it.
FINALLY got the chassis finished.

Gear mesh is GREAT!

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Front wheels are Associated replicas courtesy of  Rick.  Rears genuine Associated.
Motor can a Dave Bloom milled piece and center section, as mentioned before, by Simco.
The arm is some sort of vintage re-wind but timed for CW so it runs great and I didn't have to rebend the frame horns.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 08:23 PM

Almost forgot...
Huge shout out to Mark Mattei for the spur gear.  Ratio is 4.5 to 1, which is perfect for the shelf... right?

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Thank you Mark! :)


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 07:39 AM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart: 


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Posted 15 April 2022 - 08:18 PM

April 15 2022.
110 years since the Titanic hit the bottom of the Atlantic.
63 years since I was born.
4 years plus since I started this project.... (embarrassing to say the least)

Tomorrow is "Slot Car Saturday" and with no projects on the bench I usually pull something off the shelf and attempt to make some progress with it.

Since I was so dissatisfied with paint on the Torino it went - back in the box!
But, either I can save the Torino body or swap it out for a Dodge challenger, which I am not excited about.
Judge for yourself....

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The paint itself is not exactly BAD, but the bleeds are what made me bummed about finishing so - Back in the box!
 

Unfortunately, I robbed the interior for some other project so that has to be re-created.  Not a big deal.

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I think with some creative cleaning I can save the body, install gold leaf for the numbers.... and then hand lettering will round it out.
Maybe we can save this beast.

I don't exactly sit on my hands tho.  Finished paint on an HO car, nearly finished the build-up of a Monogram/Revell Shelby cobra and painted a few controller handles... etc, etc, blah, blah.
Oh, and the '58 wagon is still rolling WITH working speedo!

Respectfully submitted,

 


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Posted 15 April 2022 - 10:04 PM

JK makes some nice stockers that are available. I like the GTO.

 

Glad the speedo works well, Jairus, that's cool   :good:  Love the Ron Jon sticker, surfs up, dude  :sun_bespectacled:  


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Posted 17 April 2022 - 10:51 AM

Happy Easter Morning!
He is risen.

Slowly making progress.  Nothing more today as I am going to my sisters for dinner after Church.
I am taking a Caesar Salad, cherry pie and deviled eggs.

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Posted 21 April 2022 - 01:29 PM

Finished making a couple interiors that will fit my Torino Cobra.

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Before you ask... the second interior is for another MAC Cyclone body I was asked to paint.
Both are very light and the base is pre-stressed using the roll bar supports to provide an arch for the interior to conform to the rear wheel arches.

 

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 12:01 PM

Update Slot Car Saturday April 23, 2022.
Finished paint on the interior this morning while watching "Alive".
Has Ryan Reynolds in it and.... no spoilers, but I was disappointed he wasn't around long. 
Kind of a cross between many movies. 

Interior shots.
 

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Posted 23 April 2022 - 02:54 PM

Nice!   :)


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Posted 23 April 2022 - 03:08 PM

Nice!   :)

Hate to disagree but it is much better than nice.  :)


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Posted 25 April 2022 - 12:19 PM

Calling this one done today. 
Clearances are good, removed the oilites for ball bearings in the rear axle, final cut on the rear wheels and installed the interior.
She looks good, runs smoothly and I already have a buyer for it so don't ask.

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Posted 25 April 2022 - 12:30 PM

Man the interior is SIC!! Great work!


She's real fine, my 409!!!





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