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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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