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#1 ThunderThumb

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:24 PM

I can say now I can solder with the best of them , a little Monday night humor

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:47 PM

I think you missed a bit...


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:49 PM

Swap the 9T Parma pinion for something decent, slather it in acid, put the whole works in the oven, and after a cleanup it could be sweet  :laugh2:


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:57 PM

And I bet it handles like a beast :)  :) 


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:49 PM

Here is the guy that taught the course :)

 

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:04 PM

Here is the guy that taught the course :)
 
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:23 PM

I can see it.

It's the male version of the girl holding the soldering iron by the element.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:08 PM

I can say now I can solder with the best of them , a little Monday night humor

 

Almost maybe he was going for the "stack of dimes" look like he was TIG welding.


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:26 PM

It must have been built using stick solder. With all that extra solder weight, why does it need that hunk of lead over the guide? :laugh2:  :laugh2:

 

The starred red, white, & blue Harvey Alm. Spl. body didn't look too bad. :good:


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:44 PM

Correction it was the Harvey Lead Special


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:02 AM

I can see it.

It's the male version of the girl holding the soldering iron by the element.

That's funny Mike,

"whats that burning flesh smell"  or  ''hurry and take the dam picture, this thing is getting hot"

Hate it when I do that.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:43 AM

A beginner that obviously knows nothing about soldering, and is obviously using an under powered soldering iron, is mercilessly ridiculed by the very people that should be trying to mentor him. Make his wings strong, throw him up in the air, and watch with pride as he  spreads his wings and soars away in glorious splendor!or, or some crazy #$%^ l\Ike that,


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:55 AM

I can say now I can solder with the best of them , a little Monday night humor

Earl, when I sold you that car you agreed you wouldn't post any pictures of it giving away all my speed secrets.  :aggressive:  :laugh2:  :tease:


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:52 AM

I think what we're looking at here is someone's attempt to rebuild or strengthen a good chassis. The basic chassis is a sound design & all its parts fit well. I think the only things not touched up (torched?) on the chassis are the front wheel retainers.Those appear to be soldered on well. When you look at the bottom side photos of this chassis, it doesn't appear all gobbed up like the top.

 

The inboard rear axle bearings could be moved outboard.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:32 PM

A beginner that obviously knows nothing about soldering, and is obviously using an under powered soldering iron, is mercilessly ridiculed by the very people that should be trying to mentor him. Make his wings strong, throw him up in the air, and watch with pride as he  spreads his wings and soars away in glorious splendor!or, or some crazy #$%^ l\Ike that,

 

Note to self: Don't post after the Ambien kicks in! Actually, even in an Ambien induced stupor I realized how dumb that was and thought I hadn't posted it. I find today that I did. Oh well...


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:48 PM

I think what we're looking at here is someone's attempt to rebuild or strengthen a good chassis. The basic chassis is a sound design & all its parts fit well. I think the only things not touched up (torched?) on the chassis are the front wheel retainers.Those appear to be soldered on well. When you look at the bottom side photos of this chassis, it doesn't appear all gobbed up like the top.

 

The inboard rear axle bearings could be moved outboard.

 

In the early '80s I walked into a slot car track for the first time since the '60s. I bought a Parma ready-to-run Int. 15. That car quickly fell apart because of poor soldering. I had to re-assemble the whole thing with silver solder. I bought the Unger that everyone used at the time, but still struggled soldering the brass parts. I had the right solder, the right iron and experience soldering, but not on big chunks of brass. So I assumed I was doing something wrong. It took me a while to figure out that didn't have a hot enough soldering iron.

 

The guy in the OP obviously knows little about soldering.Given the difficult soldering job he was trying to perform as a beginner, we need to cut him some slack.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:28 PM

Phil, this chassis isn't being sold by it's builder. It's being sold by someone with an eBay store who knows little about what he's selling. This morning,he had 790 items for sale on eBay, not many of them slot car related. Would you pay $30 for this chassis? I wouldn't, but go ahead if you want. I doubt this eBay seller even knows what Slotblog is, he deserves no slack here. It's just a few of us having a little fun. This isn't the first time eBay item's workmanship has been criticized here, nor will it be the last. :laugh2:


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:50 PM

that's horrible & i'm being kind. yeah, i'm solder shaming you.
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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:06 AM

I didn't teach him. :)  :) This is a Scottdale, AZ car, he'd be much closer to you. Plus, you probably do nicer work. :laugh2:


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:06 AM

Phil, this chassis isn't being sold by it's builder. It's being sold by someone with an eBay store who knows little about what he's selling. This morning,he had 790 items for sale on eBay, not many of them slot car related. Would you pay $30 for this chassis? I wouldn't, but go ahead if you want. I doubt this eBay seller even knows what Slotblog is, he deserves no slack here. It's just a few of us having a little fun. This isn't the first time eBay item's workmanship has been criticized here, nor will it be the last. :laugh2:

 

Bill, I didn't know the source of the photos. I looked for it on ebay and didn't find it. I'm sure I'm not searching the right terms.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

All that with just one roll of solder?  I don't believe it.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:03 PM

Type this in , I could not get a link from my phone , Vintage Slot Car 1/24 Brass chassis. Parma Engine
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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

 

Bill, I didn't know the source of the photos. I looked for it on ebay and didn't find it. I'm sure I'm not searching the right terms.

 

Phil, I found this one by searching on "brass chassis slot cars". It'll bring up HO & 1/32 scale too, but you could add "1/24" to the search to eliminate them.                                                                           


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:10 PM

Compared to some old cars that find their way to C/R, I can only say 2 words, about the car in post #1. "Not bad" LOL


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