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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:02 PM

What cars were produced by Cox in the Team Modified version?
 
And what were the specs?
 
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

Jeff,   

I think the only difference was the frame had the movable motor mount like the 2D Chaparral, and sponge tires. I've seen Cheetahs, Lotus, Ford GTs, and maybe Chaparral 2s.
 
Usually it was just a sticker on the front of the box saying "Team Modified." Some kits had new printing on the inner box flap.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:42 PM

Jeff, Matt,

The four kits were updated versions of thhae 1966 original kits. In order of issue, the Ford GT, Lotus 30/40, Chaparral 2, and Cheetah.

The "Team Modified" kits retained the same outer boxes, with added stickers on all sides on the top.
The inner tray was modified to receive the rear tires now glued and trued over threaded wheels. The rear wheels were retained by flanged aluminum nuts.
The motors were the Cox "3500 NASCAR" made in Hong Kong.
The chassis was identical to the one used on the Chaparral 2D and 2E models that were also issued that same year.

The intact kits are hen's teeth, and expensive. The assembled cars not so, because anyone can "make one up" from parts.

Here is an example of one of the kits:

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 07:03 PM

Curiously, my "Team Modified" GT-40 has a Dino drop arm on a 2-D chassis. Is that correct?

 

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:28 PM

 

Curiously, my "Team Modified" GT-40 has a Dino drop arm on a 2-D chassis. Is that correct?

 

 

Nope... :)
See pics below. It uses the same long "2D" drop arm. The Dino's is shorter and is not "flat".

But I will verify that the Cheetah kit has a different, shorter drop arm since the standard kit did, or the same long job as the three other kits. I never had the curiosity to check that out.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:49 AM

Were the rear wheels the same as the regular kit wheels, except for the 5-40 threads?

 

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Jeff, I think they were the same but had sponge tires.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:58 PM

They were the same castings, but machined differently not only for a 1/8" axle 5-50 thread instead of the previous conical fitment, but for gear clearance.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

Gear clearance? What was different from the regular gear to require different machining?

 

And what was the reason to go to the threaded axle?

 

Just trying to learn more information.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

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Looks like the TM Cheetah has a Dino drop arm.

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:07 PM

Anyone know if the Team Modified versions had supplemental instructions?

 

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

Jeff, yes, there is a chassis assembly sheet in each kit, printed on Manila-file colored paper.
I will scan one and post it soon.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:12 AM

Thanks Dokk, but I answered my own question when I found these in the dungeon. I had forgotten I even had these!

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

Ford GT supplemental instructions.

 

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 12:16 PM

Lotus 40 supplemental instructions.

 

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

Thanks, you saved me the aggro!  :)


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

Thanks, you saved me the aggro!  :)

 

 

Still need the Chaparral and Cheetah sheets though. I'm sure I don't have a TM Chap, and I don't have a Cox Cheetah in 1/24 scale at all!

 

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:25 PM

Jeff, they are all the same. One sheet for four kits.

The regular assembly instructions also provided are the same as on the standard kits, and are only valid for body assembly.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

With the utmost respect, No, sir, you are mistaken. At least with my kits, both the sheets are different. Look at the pictures I posted, and you can see the part listing is clearly labeled for each model. The exploded drawings are also different, showing different wheel spacers, since the cars have different track widths.
 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:07 PM

Jeff,

I am talking about the chassis assembly sheet.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:18 PM

So am I. The supplemental instructions. The supps for the Ford GT is p/n 98142, the sheet for the Lotus is p/n 13142.
 
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:30 PM

Jeff, the chassis assembly sheet is the same for all four kits...
 
Only the other side has different instructions for each kit. I think we are talking in circles here...

Book is in production, out of my hands.
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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:33 PM

Book is in production?!?!

Call 911 quick, Ethel, it's the big one... (thump)


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:40 PM

Out of my hands now... :)

Start saving your money.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:42 PM

Jeff, the chassis assembly sheet is the same for all four kits...
 
Only the other side has different instructions for each kit. I think we are talking in circles here...

Book is in production, out of my hands.

 

No circles, Dokk. The assembly side of the supplements for the Lotus and the Ford are different. Look at the pic's I posted. The chassis side of the sheets are different.

 

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Can the Book be pre-ordered?


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