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#1 strummer

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:06 PM

...if I may.

 

I gave myself the day off (company coming later today) and had some time to play around with the Chaparral project a bit more.

 

Having received in yesterday's mail a set of Cox spacers, I was able to make that incorrect treaded rear axle work (although I still will want to replace it with a correct tapered type.) One of the things I'm realizing is just how much "room" there is when working in this larger scale: running the wires from the motor to the pickup shoe, for example: no need to carefully "snake" the wires to make them fit. There's TONS of space in there! Everything is bigger and easier to handle/work with. Nice for an old guy like me.   :)

 

I then assembled everything and gave it a quick go on the 1/32 Aurora test track I have. Yes, this track, in spite of being sold as "1/32" is wide enough for the larger car to fit nicely on it.  :good:

 

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The only comparisons I can make at this time is with some 1/32 cars. This thing, in spite of being much larger (I would have thought that HUGE interior space would make for a great deal of noise) is surprisingly quiet. And it's quick. 

 

I don't know how deeply I'll get into this scale, but I appreciate the fact that there seems to be so much stuff still available...and that you all have been super in answering my questions and helping me out so far.

 

Hope you all have a good weekend.

 

Mark in Oregon

 

 


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:52 AM

Good to see the cars on the track, and you having fun with this scale.

The Chaparral looks brand new, nice job cleaning that up.

Enjoy.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 05:38 AM

Keep in mind that there are 3 different lenghts of the tapered axels. I'm not sure which one is correct for the Chaparal.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 07:16 AM

I'm not sure which one is correct for the Chaparal.

 

2-13/16"

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:01 AM

Martin

 

Thank you; that means a lot. Without the help of you all here on the forum my efforts would have been poor at best...although one could argue that without "you all here on the forum" I never would have been bitten by this 1/24 bug in the first place!   :)

 

Gary

 

This was discussed on the thread I started about my Chaparral re-build; thanks!  Turns out I needed a 2 13/16" for the rear axle: one of our fellow forum members has come through for me and is sending an axle/wheel/hub set.   :victory:

 

Steve

 

Thanks again for posting this page on my other thread: stuff like this is invaluable. Question: how would one go about obtaining one of those Cox parts catalogs? Are re-prints being made, or is it just a question of getting lucky on eBay?

 

Mark in Oregon


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:47 AM

I did search on e-bay on your behalf.  I did not find any at this time but I have seen reprints from time to time.

The Cox instructions come up too, and these may be more helpful.

Like this https://www.ebay.com...KcAAOSwrSdZgj3d

Or this

https://www.ebay.com...bIAAOSwWNZeFfw8

But find a good deal for what you want and start a catalog.

I will see what I have in my folder to save you spending money.

I have many and can send you what you need if I have it.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 04:44 PM

Question: how would one go about obtaining one of those Cox parts catalogs? Are re-prints being made, or is it just a question of getting lucky on eBay?

Mark, in your other thread "New to 1/24", zipper (Pekka) gave you the link to VSRN. which is the top level for a mountain of information.

If you drill down through the Reference Library, you will end up here with a list of manufacturer's names.

Click on Cox, and go down to the third last item "1966 Model Racing Catalog".

Print each page out, and you've got it...

 

Also on that Cox page are many of the instruction sheets for their cars.

 

Have fun.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 05:51 PM

That,s a great resource Steve.  Saving a bunch of pages my self.

Thanks.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:11 PM

Indeed that is awesome.

 

Once again, you guys come through...   :good:

 

Thank you!

 

Mark in Oregon


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:45 PM

Mark, in your other thread "New to 1/24", zipper (Pekka) gave you the link to VSRN. which is the top level for a mountain of information.

If you drill down through the Reference Library, you will end up here with a list of manufacturer's names.

Click on Cox, and go down to the third last item "1966 Model Racing Catalog".

Print each page out, and you've got it...

 

Also on that Cox page are many of the instruction sheets for their cars.

 

Have fun.

:)

Thanks for the link! I can only get a few of the links to the Cox parts catalog pages to work though. Anyone else having that issue? 

 

I'd love to get a copy of the parts book. 


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:17 PM

I can only get a few of the links to the Cox parts catalog pages to work though. Anyone else having that issue?

Yes, unfortunately there are quite a few links that have been lost before it was retrieved and archived to the present location.

It is, what it is, and we're lucky to have as much as we do...


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:44 PM

Yes, unfortunately there are quite a few links that have been lost before it was retrieved and archived to the present location.

It is, what it is, and we're lucky to have as much as we do...

That's very true. It's just enough to make me really want more... LOL.

 

Anyone have a complete scanned copy? 


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