Jump to content




Photo

1970 Pro Stock Car - Bill Steube/Lee Gilbert inspired


  • Please log in to reply
62 replies to this topic

#51 SpeedyNH

SpeedyNH

    On The Lead Lap

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 247 posts
  • Joined: 18-July 15
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cow Hampshire

Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:45 PM

nice springs Rick. one of my favorite types. even with the original card! lol

looks like your magnet slug could be of slightly larger diameter. .525/530?

I love your shunt wires. I made my own a lot as well.

your work is so excellent that I'm eternally jealous.  

speed


Steve Lang




#52 dc-65x

dc-65x

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,440 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Captain Rick: The only vintage slot car nut in SW Oregon?

Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:06 AM

Hi Steve,

 

That slug is .530" in diameter but your input got me to checking on slugs for zapping. Carlisle has a line of slugs that are longer and made for the purpose so I'll be getting some........thanks! :)

 

I'm using Riggen wheels. I've modified them a bit to include some rim detail and opened the ID up to the same size. More on this later.

 

The fronts are for 3/32" axle:

 

Charger (62).JPG

 

The rears are 1/8" and needed a reducer for 3/32" axles:

 

Charger (60).JPG

 

Fresh Riggen orange rubber:

 

Charger (74).JPG

 

The motor brace soldered to the axle tube but not to the motor just yet:

 

Charger (73).JPG

 

Fass 45T spur and Sonic 9T pinion:

 

Charger (75).JPG

 

An orange REH Jet flag attached with a self tapping screw (a nut is still a ways off). Brady's car in my reference photos has brass clips for the lead wires so I used that simple and clean method also:

 

Charger (77).JPG

 

The double orange lead wires are tinned and bent into a little loop that fits over the buss bars:

 

Charger (76).JPG

 

Getting close....

 

 


  • Jairus, slotbaker, Jencar17 and 4 others like this

Rick Thigpen
Check out Steve Okeefe's great web site at its new home here at Slotblog:
The Independent Scratchbuilder
There's much more to come...


#53 Jairus

Jairus

    Body Painter Extraordinaire

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,754 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Salem, OR

Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:23 PM

Well now... beautiful work! :good:


Jairus H Watson - Artist
Need something painted, soldered, carved, or killed? - jairuswtsn@aol.com

www.slotcarsmag.com

www.jairuswatson.net
http://www.ratholecustoms.com
Check out some of the cool stuff on my Fotki!


#54 SpeedyNH

SpeedyNH

    On The Lead Lap

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 247 posts
  • Joined: 18-July 15
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cow Hampshire

Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:04 PM

Captain, you're in Oregon, right? can't you just put out some dishes of beer and go out in the morning and pick up all the slugs you want in your yard? and then hit 'em with a caliper to see which ones you want to keep? i'll bet some of 'em are right on .529-.532 and just as long as the magnets. (LOL)

 

- - - -

but man, you've got All the cool stuff!  a sheet of real Orange Tires?? OMG. my old orange tires from my 60's cars are all complete rocks and I've been crying about it for 40-odd years!


Steve Lang

#55 Pablo

Pablo

    Builder

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,091 posts
  • Joined: 20-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson Bayou, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:35 PM

Two comm coolers?  :crazy:  Nice polish job  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


  • Tracking Angle likes this
Paul Wolcott

#56 Jaeger Team

Jaeger Team

    On The Lead Lap

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 284 posts
  • Joined: 27-January 17
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Palermo, Italy

Posted 31 August 2019 - 12:33 AM

Two comm coolers?  :crazy:  Nice polish job  :heart:  :heart:  :heart:


Spe(cta)cular !
Maurizio Salerno

#57 dc-65x

dc-65x

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,440 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Captain Rick: The only vintage slot car nut in SW Oregon?

Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

Thanks guys :)

 

Pictures of the finished roller:

 

Charger (84).JPG

 

Charger (82).JPG

 

Charger (79).JPG

 

Time to stick pins in that super rare Daytona body   :o   and get it mounted......


  • Jencar17, Tex, miko and 1 other like this

Rick Thigpen
Check out Steve Okeefe's great web site at its new home here at Slotblog:
The Independent Scratchbuilder
There's much more to come...


#58 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,792 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 31 August 2019 - 01:19 PM

Are you going to 2nd-party paint that Charger or do-it-yourself? How about red enamel? The chassis looks great! It's up to you usual his standards. Did you ever post in one of your build what you were using for a soldering iron? Not that I need another one anyway. I use "old technology" Ungars, but a YouTube video on "new technology" irons caught my interest the other day.


Bill Fernald
 

I intend to live forever!  So far, so good.  :laugh2:  :laugh2: 


#59 Pablo

Pablo

    Builder

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,091 posts
  • Joined: 20-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson Bayou, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart: 


Paul Wolcott

#60 dc-65x

dc-65x

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,440 posts
  • Joined: 14-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Captain Rick: The only vintage slot car nut in SW Oregon?

Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

I'm going to do my best to paint the Daytona myself Bill. And yes, one of the colors in it's livery will be bright red. :D

 

I'm an Ungar (now owned by Weller) fan too Bill. :good:

 

Thanks Pablo :)


Rick Thigpen
Check out Steve Okeefe's great web site at its new home here at Slotblog:
The Independent Scratchbuilder
There's much more to come...


#61 B.C.

B.C.

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 281 posts
  • Joined: 30-September 08
  • Gender:Male

Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:21 PM

I have had the privilege to own several cars that cap'n rick has built. pictures don't due his work justice.

 

his attention to detail and quality of workmanship are second to none. keep up the excellent work rick,

 

we are all in awe of what you are able to build. thank you for sharing them with us.


Brian C. Bays

#62 Peter Horvath

Peter Horvath

    Mid-Pack Racer

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 124 posts
  • Joined: 03-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Highland Park, NJ - Home of Mini Wheels

Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:59 AM

Man oh man, that is nice. 


Peter Horvath
My Band
Plays guitar.
Plays with slot cars.
Cooks food.
Hangs out with girlfriend and kids.


#63 zipper

zipper

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 819 posts
  • Joined: 11-August 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland

Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

At least cousin or almost brother for my build (we were a bit late) ca. 1973 (Pooch s25) - with crud from 90's when last time tried. No useful body remaining, Lancer (Dodge/Ford?) went to pieces.

Attached Images

  • Stocker.jpg

  • Pablo and Samiam like this
Pekka Sippola





Electric Dreams Online Shop