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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:50 PM

I have a customer who has been bringing a lot of AYK/Riggen/Champion based cars in.

I just noticed this one has a tagged GRP 7.

It's the first time I recall seeing this.

Was that common, back in the day?

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:54 PM

I have several--both in mura and champion motors

 

appear to be machine wound.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

Thanks Brian.

While I have an expert's attention, what model (I assume Champion) has the metal molded(?) into the endbell tower?

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:16 PM

I had several back in the day Mike, fist one I had was a car built by Jan Limpach.



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:14 PM

Isn't it the Champion 525, 535 signature and thumbprint motors that have the metal molded into the endbells?

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:54 PM

As best I can recall only the early group 27/20? arms were tagged to differentiate them from plain regular open arms.

 

Jan was mostly a Driver, even though he is credited with the Pacesetter and 888 chassis. I can remember a race in Cleveland around 1969-70 where Jan spent an unbelievable amount of time (maybe two hours) re-soldering the front end of his chassis to change the clearance on his front tires (or lack of)..I just watched and watched wanting to say "give me that car I will fix it". Jan was way too much a perfectionist to build racing chassis..(even way back then some of us suspected the fronts were merely for show)...and yes the pre-built Limpach chassis were competitive enough to finish in the main event if driven properly.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:05 AM

Thanks Brian.

While I have an expert's attention, what model (I assume Champion) has the metal molded(?) into the endbell tower?

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Mike...that would be the #5501 endbell...

There is more info here: http://slotblog.net/...y-of-eb-1-1968/


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for the link, Tom.

I have seen that thread.

The whole concept is easier to visualize, with my customer, Dale's endbell, having so much plastic, missing.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:14 PM

I seem to remember tagged GP7 arms from the late sixties - early seventies at Malibu raceway. I think they were a machine wound (cheaper) alternative to the high priced hand wound arms.


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