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#1 Martin

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:27 PM

Anyone out there know what motor would have been in this package? I may have it, be great to reunite.  Its not perfect but it is signed by John Cukras. So that deserves a place on the self, in my opinion.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

Could be this?

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:05 PM

Definitely has value.  Saw one like that sell on Ebay within the past year without the motor for $137.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:57 PM

I love the fade jobs on those cans. I do have motors with the Cukras sticker but not the fade, Jairus have you ever replicated those fade jobs? I would like to give it try someday. So cool.

Tim, I will show my wife what you said, she thinks I was crazy to buy this box of slot junk. To me it is a treasure chest.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

Isn't it curious what happens to that old yellow foam?? It makes a giant mess, I know that. 


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

And if you leave metal objects objects on this foam while it degrades, those items pick up a foam coating that looks like it has been glued on. It's happened to a few of my drafting instruments. I think much of this degrading is caused by ultra- violet light.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

This line of motors was know as "Cukrus Signature" motors.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 12:27 PM

WARNING!  I hope all know not to leave that corrosive foam next to their motors. It will rust to ruin. I am sure many have been lost to this nasty stuff.
 
I pretty cool that a few top racers had influences on the slot car buying youth. All part of the Golden years of slot racing.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:10 PM

I would think a "Cukras" sticker would still have copyright enforcement protection.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

 

I love the fade jobs on those cans. I do have motors with the Cukras sticker but not the fade, Jairus have you ever replicated those fade jobs? I would like to give it try someday. So cool.

Tim, I will show my wife what you said, she thinks I was crazy to buy this box of slot junk. To me it is a treasure chest.

 

Yeah, I have.  Send it to me and I'll paint it.

 

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I would think a "Cukras" sticker would still have copyright enforcement protection.

Could be, but while John is still around, Mura is not.
I can ask him.  But I already printed a few.
Guess I had better ask Sir Cukras for forgiveness then.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:44 PM

Hi

Here are couple of photos of a John Cukras Mura. This one has the fade paint job and both the flower and Cukras decals. I hope you can put the motor back in the box it came from!

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

Yeah, I have.  Send it to me and I'll paint it.

 

 

 

 

 

Nice offer Jairus, Thank you. Love the one you show.

I really need to learn how to better control my air brush. It dose not atomize like I would like. What pressure would you recommend and would appreciate any other tips you can think of ?

 

Nice one Steven, thank you.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:43 PM

35psi with the paint the consistency of milk.
Take your time and several passes over each area.
THAT is after the base color has fully cured for a week.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:05 PM

Thanks, I will play with that when I get to painting.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

This is not directed toward Jairus or anyone in particular, but I get a chuckle everytime somebody mentions paint "the consistency of milk." This discription is widely used on the net, but nobody ever defines "what grade of milk." The viscosity of milk will depend upon the amount of protein &/or fat in the milk. More of either will make it thicker in consistency. So the term "the consistency of milk" is a meaningless term when describing paint. :)


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:24 PM

Do you paint Bill?
People need a reference to something current and logical and referable. 
Sheesh.
What would you LIKE me to say.... "Whole Milk".
That is what I will do from now on. 


 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

Hey, I don't drink milk, but i got a feel for that milk viscosity immediately. Maybe counting the drips off the mixing stick is better for some? I will check with Jackson Pollock later.  

 

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