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#1 eggsplurt

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:14 PM

Thought you guys might like what's going on over here...

All stock components, some X-100s, some X-200s. Everything runs great.

Oddball colors were painted a long time ago and just rubbed out and decaled. Some original decals. Some are static kits converted. Just digging these things.

The BatMobile is a very old build and it's really nice. RommelsRod... I'll get to him on a stock chassis, too.

The AMT Impala is being re-worked.

Hope you like them!

Steve

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

Great-looking cars!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

Thanks, Matt!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:40 PM

Nice cars.

Thanks for posting.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:23 AM

Glad you like them, Nick!...
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:36 AM

Very cool.

Nice collection.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:44 AM

Fine collection of cars Steve! I'm familiar with Monogram's '55 Chevys yet don't own any. I didn't know they had a '56, too. I have a unbuilt kit of their '58 T-bird I may build for slot racing or drags.

Just an FYI, there was an AMT '66 Impala Super Stocker on eBay the other day that sold for over $300. And it wasn't nearly as clean as yours either.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:52 AM

Hi Bill...

The ‘56 is a molded blue static kit, simple conversion using a Professor Motor '55 front mount and my own rear post system that mimics the originals.

The Impala came off of a 'live' auction here on eBay a couple or so weeks ago... $200.00. It is mint. Bought it by accident really. That auction was loaded with Monogram stuff, too.

Enjoy!

Steve
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:26 AM

Revell did offer the '56 Chevy as a slot car body. Their 1963 model kit came with a front and rear mount to fit the model and a Revell 1/25 frame.    Not every day you could build a slot car with opening doors, hood, and trunk!!!

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:58 PM

Now, is that a 16d and does it have issues with becoming hot after a few laps?........
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

Steve it's the blue 36D.    It only ran one lap after I put it together and it was a used chassis so I'm sure it is all in working order,   Not much goes wrong with these simple cars.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

Funny thing about them........I’ll go over to The Race Place here in N.J. with just these Monograms once in a while and just run them with a cup of coffee.........or bring them to a CARS meeting.........They seem to like a 7 ohm controller.....I’ll go early or late though because we all know it won’t be those kids fault if one gets creamed.............How are your tracks in New Hampshire?.......Went to a school their in Antrim in ‘79........
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

Steve, the last NH commercial raceway closed in 2010 & there hasn't been a local track since. There is a small home/club group that races a couple 1/24 hardbody classes, scratch jalopies & late models on H&R  or FCR chassis. One guy in the club has a Tunkel 4-lane Mini-orange, another built a 5-lane oval. There are a few 1/32 home tracks scattered throughout the state, but I'm not updated as to where they are. I live about 18 mi. southeast of Antrim, toward Manchester.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:06 PM

Fellas,

 

 These Monogram cars are habit forming...I've got one in the works for a while now. I hope to have it out this Fall in time for the C.A.R.S. meeting in October.

Maybe we'll have something to give the AMT Chevy a run for it's money too ?


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:25 PM

Sure thing Pete....Being that Jackie and Jerry won’t re-open until Tuesday the 17th of July, I have yet to put this Impala on the track.......Went through it all and it’s ready to go..........Are the AMT’s any good?......Steve
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

That"s a realy nice group of cars, hardbodies tend to show more detail than vac. formed bodies IMO.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

Steve,

 

 I don't know about the AMT cars, I've never run one before...


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:45 PM

The AMT brass chassis was a good design.   The biggest issue with the Super Stockers is the narrow rear tread width.    The chassis and motor was a fine combo.   It is a superior chassis to the the big Monogram cars.    Probably the Impala will be a better running car then you think, if compared to cars like the Monogram 55.

 

I have built a few of the AMT brass chassis with FK 180 motors and made decent running canam cars  using the Lola or Mclaren bodies.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

That chassis & motor combo was a favorite of the late Rocky Russo too. He was always raving on here about how good it drove.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

Rocky's big thing was the 1/32 version.  It was probably the best of the 1/32 designs back in the early 60's.    They had a fixed wheelbase, but were the best of the factory frames.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

The AMT Impala sounds pretty powerful when held up to my Monogram 13 volt transformer........Really looking forward to run it this week.....
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