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#1 Martin

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:56 PM

Found this Honda F1 car in a "to do" stash box I had not opened in a while. Thought it worthy of a little clean up.

 

I oiled the bearings then put power to it. It does not run, Time to tear down.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 07:51 AM

Martin, is this Honda a car you built or is it something you acquired?


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:56 AM

I'll guess it ain't SANO enough to be Windmill's soldering. It's a nice car though :heart:

The driver head looks like it could be his work, look at the pin stripes on the helmet.

 

Awaiting my cookie, or lack thereof :laugh2:


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

May require a tad more than a tuneup. good project, have fun.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:24 AM

Looks like a Mura/U-Go chassis with a Simco style endbell upgrade. Not sure why the front axle is below the frame.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:16 PM

No its not something I built Bill, but there was something about it, I thought it had potential. here are some more as found pics.

 

On further inspection of the motor found the can to be loose, comm to be dirty  the end-bell bearing loose and arm was rusty. Thanks Michael for the Simco reference and yes U-go chassis parts.

 

I will just clean the chassis and replace the bent rear axle and loose crown gear.

 

The body seems to have survived its history. So again just a clean and polish then add a base for the driver. I did not paint this driver (thanks Paul) but it does have some nice details.

 

Having fun Eddie, almost done with this one I will take some finished pics in the light of day.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:57 PM

Honda Bob is ready to go after this.

A mild clean up, and a few added details on pipes etc.

New Weldon crown gear and axle.

New end-bell bearing.

Clean comm and arm.

New screws to tighten can.

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:29 PM

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