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#1 Maximo

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:17 PM

As promised, this thread is to showcase slot cars using the GenesWorld Super Cuc vac-u-form body!

 

I have been unable to successfully purchase an authentic RTR one on eBay as most Sellers are asking a small fortune for one.

 

Mine uses a authentic Cox La Cucaracha chassis, front ball bearing wheels and axle with proper brass spacers!

 

Power is from a HOT Certus FT16D motor with all of the tricks included. Should be a track burner!

 

Thank you Master Mold Maker Gene Adams for all the many painstaking hours it took to finally produce this body. Also thanks to Brad Blohm for providing the missing element.

 

Of course thank you to Master Arteest Jarius Watson for his wonderful paint work.

 

To be different I choose to have the two colors switched and it works quite well.

 

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:31 AM

Awesome!!!!


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

After my first visit to Parma Raceway in 1964 where my little eldon 1/32 car was literally blown off the figure 8 I retreated to Parma’s very cool 1;32 scale 6 lane back track. I raced here for months learning to Drive the tight little track. But always wanted to go race on the big fast track. Finally got enough money together and buy a la cucaracha. Took it out and blasted down the straights and around the steep banking. Used to race other kids with their little orange cars for hours.

Unlike the back track were it was slow speed corners and trickle turns, figure 8 it was all about power and high speed handling. You had to drive ahead, look for wrecks and determine passing strategy. Different and for me a compliment to the back track skill sets I was developing. The la cucarracha was the platform for my first trip into hot rodding my slot car. New motor, think a dynarewind out of Detroit, different gears, and silicone coated tires which were needed to go fast on the Parma 8. They next up was moving into Indy cars and stock cars, hardbody. Started the trip down the scratch building lane.

This car brought some fond memories. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:37 PM

Nice 


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 03:03 PM

I think the blue/silver color switch looks better than the regular cars. Max, how hot is that Certus arm? Any idea of it's wind?


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

Bill,

 

Thanks for the compliment!

 

About a year back I bought several new rewound armatures that the seller wasn't sure what the exact winds were. They have all tested as hot-strong-extremely potent.

This one was no exception!

 

BTW, group shots still to come. I am just getting over two months of sickness with bronchitis.

 

 

Maximo


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