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#1 miko

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:18 PM

Progress on the "What if Lola made a six wheeler back in the day". Some more details and need to find a suitable interior and she will be finished.

Here is what I have so far... I had to change the original plan from an independently moving front wheels ISO chassis to all four wheels moving up at the same time. The original plan had a very loose front end which wouldn't have worked very well. Hope that makes sense? 🤔 It's powered by a beautiful John Havlicek monster motor ❗️ The red wheel inserts I made on my Ender 3D printer.

 

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#2 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:20 PM

You just won the internet! Outstanding!


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

Really outstanding work, thank you for sharing it!
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:39 PM

Thank you Lou! 


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:42 PM

Thank you Matt!


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:08 PM

that's awesome.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:16 PM

Always exciting Miko, never fail to wow me. :good:

There was a few 1/1 teams that played with 6 wheels back before they were banned.

Williams, Ferrari , March,  Alfa etc.

I read some where in my book on Williams F1 cars, the next logical step would have been 4 front 4 rear.

I had not seen the Ferrari before. Could this be next build Miko :clapping:

 

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:50 PM

Thank you Martin!

Those were very interesting cars. I’ve never seen the eight wheeler... kind of gives me an idea...

I actually have another six wheeler in the works... something very different.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:54 PM

Very cool
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 11:47 PM

"something very different"  of course, from the fertile mind of Miko. Look forward to your builds.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:04 AM

Totally brilliant! A work of functional art.

 

 

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:19 AM

Wow!


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:48 AM

What craftsmanship  :heart: !


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:23 AM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart: 


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:27 AM

Very beautiful craftsmanship Miko!     Thanks for sharing it with us. :victory:

 

I added the extra pair of wheels to the rear on a 6-wheel GP car. It was great fun to build:

 

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I can't wait to see what you're coming up with next. 


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:05 AM

Magic stuff Miko! :good:


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:45 AM

That's beautifully done Miko, congratulations! 

 

Much less elegant than you or Rick, but here's a "proof of concept" wing car built by a friend here in France, from the 80s or 90s: 

 

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I was thinking of tackling that old Indy 6-wheeler from the 40s, so this is all very inspirational! 

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:29 AM

Interesting. I built a six-wheel Terrell when I was R/C racing just for fun. I'd like to do one in 1/24th. I know

there is a Tamiya kit for it. If I come across one cheap, I'll do it. 


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:42 AM

Very beautiful craftsmanship Miko!     Thanks for sharing it with us. :victory:

 

I added the extra pair of wheels to the rear on a 6-wheel GP car. It was great fun to build:

 

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I can't wait to see what you're coming up with next. 

I made one similar to this with a group 20 motor and a March body way back when.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:59 PM

Outstanding, Miko!


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

Thank you everyone for liking the Lola build! I appreciate the compliments very much! 

 

Rick your builds are a work of art! I always enjoy following along with your posts. 

 

On to the next build....


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:20 AM

Anybody remember FAB 1.

I grew up on this stuff.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

I have never seen that.. very cool though!


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

Hi Marinko,

 

That is one "gorgeously unique" project.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:16 PM

i saw marinko's car on facebook & decided to build my own.

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