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#26 Racer36

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Top view of this little gem. We used Taylor gears and Ron used to make all of our wheels and tires using English rubber

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:27 PM

Awesome :good:

Wheel ideas - what do you think?

Front Parma Orings on 1/16 axle; Rear with same Parmas inserted into the ends of JK huge plastic hubs

(they fit perfectly)

 

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Better with knockoffs, or not?

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:41 PM

The inserts are cool. Personally I would skip the knock offs. Looks cleaner without.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

LIKE the wheel/wheel insert choice,NOT the knock offs.  


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

Cool, thanks guys. Decision has been made :dance3:

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

I think this will actually work :D

Wheels will have to be about 9/16" wide, which I consider reasonable with a width of 2 7/8".

The small mark at 1 7/16" is the centerline

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:27 PM

Wow! Those Parma fronts as inserts look bad a$$ :heart: What a cool & simple idea!!

This Banshee is gonna be sick :D

How are you going to fix them in the rears?

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:39 PM

Paul, watching dc-65x doing clever inserts for years always inspires me.

I fiddled around with lots of wheel/insert combinations for this car, and simply got dumb lucky.

 

Stock, the OD of the Parmas are a perfect press fit into the JK Big Daddy plastic hubs.

All I'll have to do is cut the long collars off, maybe add a microfilm layer of CA to the outer edges, and BAM.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Another good glue to use with the rear hubs is 3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive. Both it & CA glue can have their bonding easily broken, when needed.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

My good friend Samiam gifted me a vintage Dynamic tongue gizmo :friends:

I think it will look cool and persuade the flag to stay in the slot

 

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:56 AM

My good friend Samiam gifted me a vintage Dynamic tongue gizmo :friends:

 

You got nine more so stop lolly gaggin' and get to work. :D 


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

stop lolly gaggin' :D

But my whole life is based on that. It's all I know any more :sarcastic_hand: :dance3:


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:39 AM

You got nine more so stop lolly gaggin' and get to work. :D 


That's nine more cool Pablo builds to look forward too :D
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:47 AM

I didn't get it from Sam, but I have one of those Dynamic guide blocks. I bought a strip of 1/2"x.093 brass in case I ever want to make others


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:06 PM

Wheel assembly centered and jigged up; pencil marks for widths, etc.

It appears I could simply solder the can straight to the tube, then brace as needed

 

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

"Back peddling " to those rear wheel inserts......  Are you planning on insetting them a bit farther from the outer edge to give them a deep dished look? (You know I have a wheel/tire fetish !   :laugh2: )


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

Good question, Michael, the answer is, I can make them go as deep as I want :curtsey:

 

I cut the sleeves off and Loctited small pieces of 1/16 rod to finish the ends where the holes are

 

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A little splash of gold color

 

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

Every .063 deck flag I tried didn't rotate enough with the Dynamic gizmo.

The thick deck old style ones, like Cox, rotated plenty.

 

But with a thick deck, the (heavy little) gizmo would have to be way up in the air.

I need it to be low, and I don't want to trim a vintage part.

 

What I found to work is a Parma white, .063 deck, and carved some material from the raised edges.

Now the gizmo can sit above an .063 chunk or rods and everybody is happy :)

 

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

I had the same experience when I tried using a "Jet Flag" shoe. :(  But I desecrated the vintage part and trimmed the sides of the Dynamic piece.  :pardon:


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:47 PM

Dynamic tongue and chunk of 16, 1/16 brass rod pieces, 1.22" long

 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

stop lolly gaggin' and get to work. :D

I managed to get a Pablo plaque on the chunk today, jeez, get off my back :laugh2: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:22 AM

I bought this H Power motor second-hand but unused.

The endbell flange wasn't cracked when I bought it.

It sat in a drawer for about a year.

 

So, no way could you say this was a factory defect or builder negligence or fault in any way.

Despite those facts, John Havlicek gave me a replacement EB with a permanent fix, no charge.

 

That is stellar customer service, Bunky :D :good: :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:29 AM

I don't like to gaudy up a Thingie too much, so she only has 3 decals.

All are inside, secured with Faux Glaze

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

Drip hole goes on the bottom, Bunky :)

 

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