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#26 Pablo

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:58 PM

Thanks gentlemen :D


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:18 PM

Needs this and it needs that. Just messing with you, I know your not happy unless someone is telling you your doing something wrong. LOOKS GREAT!!! See you on the 1st.


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:24 PM

Great work Pablo.. the fact you've used the correct period parts combined with your special skills and knowledge make it a bargain for $150  


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

I listed the body and chassis in Swap Shop and nobody was interested. So, might as well build it into a complete car. I blueprinted a motor for it - old style Mura can and endbell, shimmed magnets, 36D size brushes, Pro Slot custom made endbell drive arm with S16D specs

 

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This motor will serve a a test powerplant for this coming Saturday's races in my Choti Ultra test car.

Soon as I test the Choti, she comes out and goes into the Ferrari.

 

I made some rough cuts on the body but will finish it later. Also glued some orange donuts onto new Weldun rear wheels. Both get set aside

 

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Front wheels are (unknown) vintage, shod with freshly trued new EJ's #15 tires at .750" OD

 

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Test body will be a Jay Guard IRRA® retro race shell which fit perfectly

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

Hey Pablo:

Please tell me that you are going to at least Sharpie in some black detail around those beautiful white pipes. :D

BTW...I'm flattered that you are using one of my race bodies for your tests.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:02 AM

Thanks Jay :)

Someone with steady hands can do the Sharpie work.....


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:19 PM

Track test results: (she needed a couple more flag spacers)

 

-handles great, very stable, punches the bank no problem. After I spaced the flag, zero deslots in many laps.

-7/31 gears seemed a little conservative - mucho brakes, motor runs ultra cool, so I think I'll go to a 7/30

-motor has good beans, nice and smooth delivery

-orange donuts got plenty of traction and gave nice controlled drifts

-Cox crown is noisy, so I'll switch to a Parma crown, dyed red

 

Next step: cleanup, dye a Parma gear and the Jet Flag red, final trim on the Weldun rears, paint motor can :)


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 10:53 PM

very well done



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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:36 AM

Pablo let me make a few laps and as usual it handled really well.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:40 PM

I didn't want any paint on the inner shim casing, so I masked 4 plastic axle spacers and stuck 'em in the holes - perfect press fit. Once the primer dries, I'll paint it red

 

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Weldun wheels given final trim/true at .890 OD by 9/16 width. Flag and crown dyed dark red

 

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 05:26 PM

How permanent is RIT dye used on endbells & gears? I ask because a purple Camen endbell I've had for years isn't purple anymore, it's entirely white. I realize pinions quickly rub off dye colors on the faces of teeth.


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:30 AM

If you spill some accidentally, it's permanent :laugh2:


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 05:59 PM

Rustoleum Red

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

Assembly and drivetrain test complete

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:38 PM

Very nice  :) !


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 12:51 AM

Looking good Pablo,


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:28 PM

Been thinking about the best method of mounting the interior/driver for a couple days. It must be simple, bulletproof, light weight, and position the driver perfectly :)  The answer - a piece of shipping popcorn with double sided wing tape above and below. It does double duty as a lead wire manager and cannot be seen once the body is on. It costs and weighs nothing :dance3:

 

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Slick 7 body tape reinforces the pin holes inside

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:02 PM

Paul, that looks like a comfy ride. The motor would benefit from a big Ferrari decal on the motor. I just love their yellow shield. Kind of like the classic motor shield, always thought that looked good.

If you were going to keep the car in your stable, I will offer to shade and detail those stark white pipes, I have done this treatment on a few cars and it really makes them pop. Black then greys to give it that faux effect.

Not a criticism. I really like this classic build.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:52 AM

Thanks Martin :) The car is for sale and the owner can decide on the finishing touches  :sun_bespectacled: 


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:48 PM

Just a minor point. Is the Slick 7 body tape stronger when you apply it so the tape's threads run horizontal or run vertical? i've not used it before.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

The photo doesn't show it well, but the filaments run both ways

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

Thanks, I didn't see that. That;s good to know & better than most strapping tapes. :)


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:12 PM

Found a good paint combo for a caucasian driver's face

 

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:57 PM

That does look good.


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:25 AM

Thank you :) I put a drop of aluminum paint on his belt buckle, and later today the Kiwi goes into his nest  :laugh2: 


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