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#1 miko

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Cyclops tribute car to Stan Mott. This little car has captured my imagination from my early teens and 15 some years ago I started to build the chassis and assembled it a few days ago. The body I had planned to build from balsa until I purchased a 3D printer a few months ago and decided to design a highly modified drivable slot car. Here is what I have so far. Chopped channeled and dropped! Also has what I call a "floating" guide mount. More later.

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

Awesome work.

You continue to amaze with your craftsmanship and creativity.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:55 AM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart: 


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:59 AM

Just repeat what Mike said. 


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

I loved the Stan Mott cartoons. Glad to see someone else did as well.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:51 PM

Wonderful!  You're not just thinking outside the box, you made a whole new box and then thought outside that..plus lovely craftsmanship!


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:18 PM

Awesome work.

You continue to amaze with your craftsmanship and creativity.

Thank you Mike!

 

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Thank you Pablo!

 

Just repeat what Mike said. 

Thank you Eddie!

 

I loved the Stan Mott cartoons. Glad to see someone else did as well.

Thank you Dave! I could never get enough of seeing Stans imaginative drawings, especially the Cyclops!

 

Wonderful!  You're not just thinking outside the box, you made a whole new box and then thought outside that..plus lovely craftsmanship!

LOL... thank you John! Thats the only way my mind works... outside the box! I think you do the same with your outside the box motor creations and craftsmanship! 


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:12 AM

Love the brass work........ not so much the proposed body.

 

Have you thought of having independently rotating front wheels considering the guide placement?


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:56 AM

Very cool! :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:58 AM

Love the brass work........ not so much the proposed body.
 
Have you thought of having independently rotating front wheels considering the guide placement?


Thanks I’m glad you like the chassis. Since this car isn’t going to be for racing I didn’t see any need to make the front wheels independent. I just wanted to make the car as small as possible hence the body needed to not be tall as a “scale” model would have been. It’s still a work in progress.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

Very cool! :sun_bespectacled:


Thanks Rick!
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:51 AM

Hi Marinko!

 

That is a uniquely crafted slot car - splendid it is!

 

Would you have more pictures for us to enjoy please?

 

The brass chassis is also a beauty.

 

Thanks for sharing your project!

 

Ernie


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:30 AM

MOTT :good:

 

I bought and sent Stan Mott Christmas cards in the day....


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:02 PM

The brass chassis is also a beauty.

 

 

Ernie, I bet you could build a similar car using your composite materials. :)


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:55 AM

Hi Marinko!

 

That is a uniquely crafted slot car - splendid it is!

 

Would you have more pictures for us to enjoy please?

 

The brass chassis is also a beauty.

 

Thanks for sharing your project!

 

Ernie

Hello Ernie,  Thank you,

I haven’t made much progress since this post but I will surely post more pictures as I make some headway. 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:13 PM

Bill,

 

 

 

Ernie, I bet you could build a similar car using your composite materials.  :)

That's very nice of you to say so - thank you so much for that vote of confidence!

 

Marinko,

 

I look forward to viewing more of the "progress" pictures - Thank you kindly.

 

Your modern take on the body I find "fabulous!"

 

Which is why I'd like to see this as an actual size electric car - what a headturner it would be!

 

In fact, from my initial experience, actual car bodies have been 3D reproduced  and "rebodied" over actual running car chassis.

 

In the mid-nineties, I had the privilege of working on Graham Hill's F1 race car - (I have no idea which one that was - the owner brought it in to repair the tub/body) and then a team of gentleman came in to 3D scan and print the body in sections;  should any damage occur when he eventually started to race the car in the vintage races.

 

So, 3D printed bodies seem the way to go.  Though I still like fabricating body panels from sheetmetal/aluminum - helps keep my mind sharp!  LOL

 

I've done a couple of rebodies during my restoration days - always wanted to rebody a Tesla Model S platform!

 

It is unfortunate Tesla would not sell me just a running chassis - their chassis display in their showroom is what inspired me to want to do something like this.

 

Just "imagineering" again - LOL!

 

Thank you.

 

Ernie


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:03 PM

Looks good to me M.
Keep going.


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:30 AM

Which is why I'd like to see this as an actual size electric car - what a headturner it would be!

Just put a 36D slot car motor in a Smart car and no one could tell the difference.  :laugh2:


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Posted 26 June 2023 - 10:06 PM

Well it's been a while since I did anything to the cyclops.

 

A few changes since my last posting. 

 

Still need to finish mounting the body. 

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Posted 26 June 2023 - 10:31 PM

Definitely out side of the box, or is it inside the box. Maybe it is the box. :good: :heart:  :heart: 


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Posted 26 June 2023 - 11:08 PM

I had a sub to Road and Track for many years.  Loved Stan Mott's contributions over the years but "Cyclops" was never an inspiration to me.  But nice to see you like it and were inspired.
The build is great and I love the inside driven gear! Well done.
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Posted 27 June 2023 - 09:12 AM

A hot rod Cyclops. Interesting.

 

I'm pretty sure I posted this before, but in case I didn't;

 

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(Sometimes I just can't help myself)


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Posted 30 June 2023 - 01:29 PM

A hot rod Cyclops. Interesting.

 

I'm pretty sure I posted this before, but in case I didn't;

 

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(Sometimes I just can't help myself)

Very nice!

 

I had a sub to Road and Track for many years.  Loved Stan Mott's contributions over the years but "Cyclops" was never an inspiration to me.  But nice to see you like it and were inspired.
The build is great and I love the inside driven gear! Well done.
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Thank you Jairus! 'Ive always liked Stan Mott's Cyclops and the many variations of the little car. 

 

Definitely out side of the box, or is it inside the box. Maybe it is the box. :good: :heart:  :heart:

Thank you Martin! It's very boxy for sure  :D


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Posted 02 July 2023 - 11:33 AM

Wow - wow - wow! !

 

That looks sooo cool Marinko!

 

To me the chassis looks very close to 1/43 scale - it looks that small!

 

Superb craftsmanship!

 

How does the car run please?

 

Thanks for sharing Marinko.

 

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Posted 17 August 2023 - 10:25 AM

Wow - wow - wow! !

 

That looks sooo cool Marinko!

 

To me the chassis looks very close to 1/43 scale - it looks that small!

 

Superb craftsmanship!

 

How does the car run please?

 

Thanks for sharing Marinko.

 

Ernie

Thank you Ernie. I have had a chance to run it yet as I don't have any track near me here in Oregon. The car will be up for sale soon and possibly the new owner can report on how it performs, it will be interesting I'm sure.


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