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#51 Pablo

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:38 AM

Everything is as "detailed" as it's going to get:

 

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Turner Classic Movie channel ran old "prehistoric movies" all day long yesterday. Perfect for not pay attention to and detailing the slot car...........except for some scenes in this movie:

 

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Time to put all the pieces together.........

 

 

 


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:29 PM

I'll ask my GF if she will sign your car, Rick 

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:32 PM

Wow!!! that pic in post #50 is an absolutely gorgeous classic racer. (much like the one in post #53)


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 02:49 PM

Here are the finished wheels, tires and inserts for the beast. Russkit repop wheels, K&B vinyl Firestone front tires, Paul's urethane Cox Firestone rears and Monogram Scarab wheel inserts:

 

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:16 PM

This McLaren Elva is finished up:

 

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It sits nice and low as a 1966 Rod and Custom series racer should:

 

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The little Elvis dude in his office:

 

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Velocity stacks and...........

 

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..........exhaust pipes in the view the car will show its competition:

 

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Well........maybe not the ones powered by a hot rewound Mabuchi!  :crazy:

 

This was a fun project. :D


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful Rick!!!  But is it me or does the McLaren Elva look a lot like a Cox La Cucaracha?  Maybe that is what the Cuc was patterned after?


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 06:59 PM

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:25 PM

Thanks  :) . I like it better in person. I can hold it out at arms distance to view it.   :crazy:    The closeup pictures show my shaky paint brush work. :dash2:

 

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:45 PM

I love it Rick, simple and to the point. Love it all except........ I have to be honest.... the bug eye thing, is a bit creepy.


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:08 PM

I like the TRACO sign on the rear of the stripe. I recall when they were one of the premier Chevy engine builders. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they were Travers & Coon. How does this car run on your race track?


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:01 AM

I like the TRACO sign on the rear of the stripe. I recall when they were one of the premier Chevy engine builders. I'm not 100% sure, but I think they were Travers & Coon. How does this car run on your race track?

 

Jim Travers and Frank Coon.

 

http://www.tra-coeng...om/history.html

 

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:22 AM

I hadn't  known of Jim Jones or his participation in TRACO. I wouldn't be surprised if my friend Andy Collier in the Hendrick engine depart, knows him well.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:26 AM

I love it Rick, simple and to the point. Love it all except........ I have to be honest.... the bug eye thing, is a bit creepy.

 

Hi Martin,

 

That's old school Martin. The Russkit "Praying Mantis" driver's head and aviator goggles. :crazy:

 

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:47 AM

Got it, but who let this guy drive, just buGGing you :laugh2:

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:10 PM

You know Martin, I hadn't planned on doing the aviator goggle thing. But when I first touched the paint brush down, one side of the goggles was magically done. :shok:

 

"OK, it's aviator goggle time". :laugh2:


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:38 AM

Looks great, Rick.  Make those those mabuchi cans eat pittman steam!

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:17 AM

Another superb car Rick... the question is, do you have anybody in Oregon to race against, or do you have to drive one car with the right hand and another with the left? 

 

More seriously, have you pitted some of your similar class cars against each other to see how they stack up? 

 

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:14 AM

Hi Don,

 

There are a couple of club tracks near me. They race hard body cars. There is a definite preference to race only hard body cars here. Scratch building is very limited.

 

They like to race hard and go fast. As one of there best and friendliest racers told me, "speed is addicting".

 

We are at opposite extremes of the hobby. I am (mostly) a vac body vintage scratch builder and they are hard body modern racers.

 

Luckily I mostly like to scratch build rather than race and have a nice little track to test and tune what I build. I really miss having a commercial raceway though.........

 

As for this Pittman racer, it is as fast around my track as my 1966 R&C series cars powered by a Mabuchi with a balanced 1968 Mabuchi arm. I wish I'd have had it during our R&C proxy event...........I think we'd have been in for a surprise.


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