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#76 MattD

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:37 PM

The numbers came on the fenders!!!!

 

This hiding on ebay now, thanks Gene.

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:14 PM

A bead blast cabinet would be nice if you have the space. I use a small bead blast gun I got from a friend. I just take out back and clean mag wheels and chassis. I use soda. Super low impact on the metal.

I did the conversion on the Lotus front wheels (not stock) but its the way Cox should have sold it.

Love to see how yours turns out.

If you need paper RTR numbers I made copy's of mine, just PM me. 

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How did you do your wheel mods? Mine didn't turn out perfect. One is fine, the other less than fine.

 

OK, but not perfect.

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:52 PM

I forget the exact details. But I remember they started life as the Lotus extra narrow. I may have machined the inside to make them the correct width.  Then reamed the hole from 1/8'' to (was it 3/16") to the axle diameter in my mini lathe.

Yours look great by the way. Would have been easy for Cox to do it .


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

Door

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 04:48 PM

I wasn't really sure that was an RTR based on the seat belt painting.   It looks more like what I paint!!!   I'll give you that one!


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:19 PM

If it has paper numbers It must be RTR IMO. Not sure you could or want to put paper stickers on your car when the kit came with nice decals.


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

Add this one to the list. I remember seeing Cox production numbers somewhere. Anybody remember there location?

https://www.ebay.com...x4AAOSw5uxdOz5u

 

I just did a recount ( my best effort to not have duplication) and got 14 for the fender location and 11 for the door.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

I'd say there probably were no instructions for the employees on where to apply the numbers and they just did what they wanted and nobody really cared.  

 

That one actually looks pretty clean.    I'm not great at polishing plastic, but it does help some of those bodies.    I think what looks best is a light coat of Tamiya British Racing green.    


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:19 PM

https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/30.html   https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/40.html

 

Finally figured out the difference between the "30" (289 Ford V8) and the "40" (bored out? to near 6 Liters).

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/30.html   https://www.racingsp...o/Lotus/40.html

 

Finally figured out the difference between the "30" (289 Ford V8) and the "40" (bored out? to near 6 Liters).

 

I never cared much for how ANYTHING comes off an assembly line, I make a model of a real point in time or my own fantasy team designs.

https://lotus30.com/...mments_ginther/

 

"Driver Comments – Ritchie Ginther

 

Driver Comments – Ritchie Ginther

 

In the early sixties, Richie Ginther was one of America’s rising racing stars — he was part of the first generation of American drivers that took Europe by storm. Having started racing in California with other aspiring racers such as Phil Hill, Ginther eventually became a factory Ferrari and BRM team driver, just as did Hill. Ginther also made a place for himself in Formula One history, capturing the very first of many F1 wins for Honda — and for Goodyear as well, with his only F1 victory at the Mexican GP in 1965.

As with most drivers at the time, Ritchie was also an experienced sports car driver, and he drove one of the new Lotus 40 cars (Chassis 40/L/1) for the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix for Sports Cars at Riverside, California on October 31, 1965.

 

It was at this race that when Ginther was asked what the difference was between the Lotus 30 and 40. He answered that they took the Lotus 30, made ten more mistakes and called it the Lotus 40.

As no one appears to have been there to write down Ginther’s exact words, we have used the paraphrased quote as printed in Motoring News. One week after the Motoring News article was published, Autosport came out with the following:

“As one wag put it, ‘The Lotus 40 seems to be nothing but a Lotus 30 with 10 new mistakes added.'”

The version of the quote that one reads today is simply that a Lotus 40 is a Lotus 30 with ten more mistakes. Since Autosport didn’t seem to know who made the remark, it seems likely that the exact wording of their ‘quote’ is in doubt.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:01 PM

One more for team fender.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:11 PM

I'm winning by 2.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:32 PM

Post #82 the count was 14 for the fender and 11 for the door.

This last one makes 15 fender 11 door.

Your winning by 4 on my count. :victory:


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:19 PM

15 fender  12 door

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Posted Yesterday, 06:27 PM

15 fender

13 door

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:29 PM

I thought you were ahead by 2!


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