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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:37 PM

Good variety of neat looking chassis Mark! Are you still building chassis in these styles? They look like a boatload of fun to run them on a track. :)


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

Good variety of neat looking chassis Mark! Are you still building chassis in these styles? They look like a boatload of fun to run them on a track. :)


Thanks they are a lot of fun and it’s pretty rewarding having a car you built work fairly well. I haven’t built anything in in a while. I do have enough parts and bodies to build about three more period correct cars. I’m sure If I had an actual jig id be more up for building. I built those two cars on a homemade jig.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:23 PM

Mark, are you familiar with the honeycomb ceramic plates some guys are using? You can use a certain size nail gun nail or piano wire for pins. The Home Racing world BBS has a thread with photos on their use. The plates cost $12-$15. I've built a womp-size jig using solid red oak that i had on hand.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:54 PM

I like mine and at that price you can leave set up for different jobs.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:10 PM

Mark, are you familiar with the honeycomb ceramic plates some guys are using? You can use a certain size nail gun nail or piano wire for pins. The Home Racing world BBS has a thread with photos on their use. The plates cost $12-$15. I've built a womp-size jig using solid red oak that i had on hand.


Woah those look nice! I like that price too. Do you have a link to those?
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:17 PM

I got mine here. Its gone up a $1 but still great value.

 

https://www.ebay.com...pYAAOSw34FVB4Yi

 

They do have a smaller one also. for under $10

Soldering Board Ceramic Honeycomb Solder Block Heating 3-3/4" X 5-1/2" X 1/2"
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:49 AM

Get the big size for chassis building. The smaller ones & round ones are used by jewelers. Mine came from a Florida jewelry supply shop no longer on eBay. If you solder with a mini torch, these plates will withstand their heat too. Nails & wire work for the pins, but consider a package of the machined tapered pins too.

 

Martin, those Champion jig wheels in your above photo look like they just came out of the package. I have two sets of those, one re-machined, but neither looks as nice as yours. :)


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:00 AM

Just got this car. Thought it looked interesting.
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Square tubing with rod inside.
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Homemade Pillow blocks.
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And it has a balanced but not epoxied arm. The lams are uneven also. Forgot wha that means? Early run motor? Motor seems dead. Only looked at the car for a few minute.
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:10 AM

You have a good eye Mark. I remember that car, and thought it interesting at the time also.

 

Glad you got it so we get to see it in more detail.

 

Really like the idea of supporting the rear axle close to the wheels.

 

A lot of thinking went into this build.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:04 PM

Very Nice, I sure looking at your collection. Thanks for sharing.... Dave



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

I hadn't seen this car before. A good amount of workmanship went into that chassis.  It reminds me of some or Pablo's earlier work. He was once into building F1/Indy chassis using piano wire-filled square brass tube main rails. Thanks for showing your new car here Mike,


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