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#1 Jairus

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

I've painted maybe 25 or more Choti #5 bodies for lots of slot car guys.
Even held a California Choti proxy race that would have made Lou Bega blush.

Two of many Choti chassis that I built... top was a mule that didn't perform that well.
Bottom was a pretty nice chassis and became the basic layout for the car I am building.

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So... Started building another with more wisdom this time.

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Deep drop tongue to fit a proper Cox guide.
.062 main rails, Russkit bracket and .055 outer rails.
Wire wrapping and ready for assembly.

Another slight change is an 1/8" dihedral added to the "pans" to raise the pin tubes up into the meat of the body.

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Ready to assemble after building a motor, which took most of the day to bullet proof.
Spins nice and cool, yet looks vintage enough for this build.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

J.  that motor bracket is the Dubro that REHCO sells. I once read those were actually made by Associated, but I could never find my source a second time. The chassis looks killer! :)


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:03 AM

Very cool. :heart: What are your wheelbase and guide lead, and wheel track widths, please?


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:41 AM

4", 3/4" and 3" wide at the rear.
Front is slightly narrower to keep the wheels under the body.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:07 AM

Cool. I can't find anything I don't like about it.  :) Like the way you did the wires; I'll be copying that also.

 

My test monkey specs are 4, 1, 3R and 2-3/4 F. Almost exactly same as yours. Can't wait for my test in a couple days...


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

... a little bit of Monica in my life...

It's speaker wire, Paul, wrapped around a pencil to coil it.
Old school way to bring the guide back to center.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

Wow, took a day to assemble the chassis and make a few changes.

First off, the Cox guide swung too far left and right.  So a limiter wire was added.
The coiled lead wire might have been enough.... but the added tongue weight couldn't hurt.

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Second, mounting the body showed that the front wheels slightly rubbed the inside of the body.
The answer came to me this morning where I mounted the body in a vise.
Then using a plastic spoon held like so, hit the fender with a heat gun.
The result was a slight bulge applied to the fender and total clearance for smooth front wheel spinning.
My thumb was the sensor that the plastic might be getting too hot.  (really works!)

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Third, I dyed the Parma gear black.
Couldn't find a Cox 31t gear so the Parma had to fit in somehow.

Ball bearings installed and shimmed up to correct 3" width.  New rubber glued and trued on Russkit re-pop set screw wheels.

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Everything fits good now!
Time for paint.

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Respectfully submitted, B:)


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

Sweeeeet :heart: :heart: :heart:


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 08:12 PM

Many of the early Champion RTR cars, especially the 707 36D powered ones, came with coiled speaker wire for leadwire, as Jairus shows above.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:18 PM

I think this one is done.
The Ed Roth art is a decal that only required a touch of "decal set" to get it to snuggle down on that convoluted body. (Customer provided)
The rest is hand painted or gold leaf.

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B:)


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

Very nice Jairus! I like the paint. :)


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:46 PM

Simply brilliant!

As one of the many customer Choti paints, builds and complete chassis assemblies from you, Senor Master Arteest, I must say that you always go flat out and deliver a knockout punch!

This Choti 5 is a beauty and I think that I am qualified to say that!

Your customer should be tickled pink.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

max, is that Choti being shipped to Texas?


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

Jairus

 

Who is the manufacturer of the Choti body?


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:07 PM

Electric Dreams via Maximo.

This car is not going to Max but to Carlo.
Next project is for Max... to be announced soon.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:51 PM

Bill,

No this wonderful little CHOTI treasure is going elsewhere, to Carlo according to Jairus.

The CHOTI build that Pablo is completing is also a nice build I'm sure.

Once again a beautiful CHOTI for Carlo!


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:51 AM

Don't like questions, uh? Remember, there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. :laugh2:


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 09:30 AM

Bill,

I was just kidding, please don't be offended.

BTW, I cornered the market on stupid answers!


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:11 AM

Max, no offense taken.


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