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#1 sportblazer350

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

a recent purchase, fresh out of a soak and cleaning with Ajax:

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I will update as I get a chance to put this back together, came with a Cox 16D, threaded rear and Weldun crown gear. Never saw independent fronts like this set up. 


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#2 Bill from NH

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

Nice chassis Glenn !!  When i saw it on eBay, i liked it well enough to save photos of it. With yours now added, I have more. Do you have a name for dusty moon or the state he's from? I like to file photos by state or country. :laugh2:  The 1/16" wire front axle is probably a Riggen item. In the day, they were used by some racers, such as Lee Hines, but never in the same quantity as brass tubes & 1/8" straight axles were used.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:21 PM

Looks like an interesting restoration. Should turn out real nice.



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

Hey that's a keeper I'll bet it will handle real fine. The tilting body mount system looks like it was Ursaner-insired, those work nice!  :heart:  :heart:


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:39 PM

Bill- sorry i don't have the address label anymore, i'll see what i can do. The from end appears to be two drop arms 1/16"? Somehow the front wheels are independant. A heavy chassis, lots of solder! And 4 body mounting holes, i wonder if the original owner used all four? It is on my workbench, and like everything else- need time. Finishing my restoration of a 1970 era stereo system- 50 watts of rock n roll power :)   cleaned the restored the turntable, need a new needle and to get the cassette deck going. Plenty of slot car projects lined up, but this chassis will move to the front. Currently racing new jail door cars, and they handle great, so looking forward to this baby getting back onto the track. Stay tuned 


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 12:06 AM

Bill, I sent you a PM for your records.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:00 AM

I got it Martin, thanks!


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