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#26 dc-65x

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

The chassis all buffed up and ready to assemble:

 

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I like this one. I can't wait to hit the track with it.......


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

A masterpiece of engineering  :smoking:


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:09 PM

Nice! If you added a bust & mounted it on a pedestal, any fine arts museum would welcome it coming through its doors. :victory:


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:24 PM

Beutiful work, as always!

 

So I guess fast motor changes are out with this design huh :)

 

Cheers


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

Thanks guys.

 

Yup, no fast motor changes on this baby. At least I can get the end bell off to change out the arm. :D


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Beutiful work, as always!

 

So I guess fast motor changes are out with this design huh :)

 

Cheers

 

Actually, the can is the only part that never fails, so it's a very easy design for fast arm/mags/EB swap if needed.

A great design.


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:03 PM

Wheels are Russkit rears and our reproduction Russkit fronts. Rear tires are the French Urethane Russkit rears available on eBay and vintage Russkit fronts:

 

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Wheel inserts. Since I'm going to be doing a later version of the Chaparral, the Team Russkit car like this:

 

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I'm going to try and make this earlier version look as different as I can. To that end, I'll be using this style of Revell wheel insert...........

 

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............pictured in this race:

 

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I'm also going to be using a dark blue on the wheels, roll bar and at least part of the interior like this:

 

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The finished product. Diameter is 1.100" in the rear and 1.000" up front:

 

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:26 PM

.So I guess fast motor changes are out with this design huh :)

 

 

 

When chassis designs like this were used, motor changes between heats & their required quickness weren't an important part of racing, unlike  today's wing car racing. Rick's overall design here is similar  to that of Gene Hustings' first anglewinder in that they both use the motor can as a chassis member. Hustings' car was successfully raced.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

Here's the finished roller:

 

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The car runs super quiet and smooth as can be. The 64P Weldun/Sonic gears are amazing:

 

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I bent up a little wire holding gizmo and stuffed into the inner frame rail tubes:

 

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The motor runs great and loves the 4.5:1 gear ratio (thanks for the tip Rodney):

 

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Time for paint...... :shok:..........


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:18 PM

Super sick in a good way, SANO to the max  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:

 

Is that flag keeper a simple O-ring, or?


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:46 PM

Hi Pablo and thanks. :)

 

Yup, the O-ring comes in the package with the guide.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:30 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful. :good:


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:20 AM

Awe inspiring stuff.

Looks like it just popped out of the time machine.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:07 AM

"Details make perfection and perfection is not a detail" (Leonardo da Vinci)
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 03:46 PM

Thanks guys. It's a fun to drive car. It's not like a modern low cg car with fish rubber tires on a spray glued track where you punch the turns. On my clean dry track running Urethane tires the car is drifted through the turns.

 

It's not super slippery like a modern car with dried out tires. It's a nice balance I think.

 

You're driving the car through the turns controlling how far the tail is hung out. Kind of a 1/24 scale version of this:  :crazy:

 

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Great fun..........

 

 


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 04:58 PM

The 1/24 hard body club/home group I sometimes run with switched to only urethanes about 3 years ago. They run on a 4-lane Tunkel routered wood track. About a year ago, they built a 1/8 mi. dragstrip. It's urethanes only too.


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:55 PM

:good:  Very nice work, just perfect


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:15 PM

Thank you Régis. :)

 

I can't delay any longer. I've done everything leading up to painting:

 

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The body is scuffed up with 4/0 steel wool. I'm using the body kits velocity stacks, exhaust pipes and mirror. The drivers head is Cox and the interior is Auto Hobbies. The roll bar is 1/16" aluminum rod with Koford axle retains Zap glued on and the tail lights are red RC striping tape.

 

Time to gather up the rattle cans.........


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:23 PM

Finally, some progress. The body colors are done. Testors enamel flat white, gloss brown and backed with chrome:

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:33 PM

Sweet !!!  :)  Your bodies are getting to look as nice as your chassis.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:46 AM

Thanks Bill

 

All the pieces are finally coming together. Things are going faster than I'm used to.......the paint brushes aren't shaking as much as usual! :laugh2:

 

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The decals from Pattos Place are on the way.........


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:47 AM

The decals arrived from Pattos:

 

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I had some trouble applying them.........do the numbers look centered to you? :unknw:

 

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Just kidding  :crazy:  I'm using the offset placement used at a Laguna Seca race in 1964:

 

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The finished car sitting nice and low with the scale diameter tires tucked up inside the wheel opening:

 

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I blew it on the driver's helmet visor. It should be black........

 

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Russkit supplied detail bits really make the "blob body" come alive:

 

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This was a fun project!

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

Another masterpiece Rick, really nice work! 

 

Think I'll try to steal this concept too... nah, too much work! . 

 

I really like the way you're "rewriting" pro slot racing history, by examining all the could-have-beens over the years.... (Team Ram, etc.)

 

Let us know how the complete car does on the track

 

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 03:20 PM

:shok: Wowser.... what an awesome car.  :heart:  :heart:  :heart: 


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