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#26 havlicek

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

Taking apart the endbell was a "gak!" moment. It may not wind up looking pristine, but it will be functionally as good as new... maybe better. Time to roll up my sleeves

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After much flattening, cleaning, wire-brushing... "watevah," I got it done. The only change I made was to substitute .050" button head screws onnacowntuh, more bueno.

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Now I can install the magnets for good and build and wind an arm to fit. Oh yeah and, I painted the can hi-temp green because it just seemed fitting.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

This cleaned up nicely, if not told, I couldn't tell it was the same endbell. I always cut those Mura right side buss bars shorter, too. The axle cut-out is on the wrong side of the can for an anglewinder, but I'm sure that will be corrected during final assembly.


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I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:25 PM

I would have thought it kind of a "duh" thing that the two were just stuck together for a photo.  :)
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:57 PM

Champion chassis and a Mura Armature (Champion and Mura motors).
 
We quickly found out the armatures were great; the frames, not so much.


The Champion kit had a Champion motor. Orange Picker can and endbell with some crappy magnets that got exchanged to DZs by my motor builder. I ran that thing all over Orange County and L.A. for years without bending it. The original ones were OK, the 1970 chassis bent like made from tinfoil. Raced in one Mini-Arco race at Santa Ana Raceways with it and did not do well.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:18 PM

Your color choice brings back images of the Bill Steube motors of that era, green can with a yellow dyed endbell, very beautiful motors. Not many Steube or Checkpoint motors made it out to AZ via over the counter sales. A truck driver by the name of Jim Bowman brought some Champion flat black Checkpoint motors for his sons to race, probably 27's with a lot of epoxy on them. They looked great and sounded real good but never made it into a main as they were used as eye-candy or wow factor motors more than race motors. this would have been maybe 1968ish.

 

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 03:11 AM

Hi guy's this is where this motor ended up I think it's the same one (I'm going off the elephant ears) anyway saw it on Ebay & ended up with it.
The motor still has the long magnets & cleaned up nice I believe John wound a 27/26 armature for this Motor.
I had a chassis I bought off ebay that had a worn out long mag c can with a 20 arm that needed a rebuild so I put the motor into it & put the other aside for a future rebuild.
Insired by Pablo's 2019 retro idea I wanted to do it like a stock car unfortunately the chadsis is a 4 inch so I ended up doing a trans am type car I also wanted to go fast so it got a AMC Javelin handling body which I have painted up like the sunoco car from 71.
So I hope you enjoy sorry the photos aren't better & that there backwards.
Also does anyone know what era this chassis would be from it is completely hand made.
Thanks Tom

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:06 AM

Looks like 1980's to me. Could be early 1990's maybe.


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#33 Bill from NH

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:29 AM

I think I've seen chassis like this one in some of the (old now) Slot Car Bulletin magazines. IIRC, it's one of the Brazilian made chassis sold here in the US  by companies such as Proslot, maybe Fast One, & others. I would say it was from somewhere in the '90s.


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#34 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:01 AM

Cool thanks Doug & thanks Bill for the chassis info.
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