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1964 Thunderbolt HO car

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#1 NY Nick

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 11:45 AM

Looking for Info on this HO car.





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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:12 PM

Looks like an Autoworld re-pop of a 4 gear (aka T-Jet) chassis. There are variations of the chassis with some having a single neo mag to create downforce. Some are labeled Johnny Lightning, others as Ultra G. Generally these are collector cars that are never removed from the package.

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:25 PM


Around here, we referred to the longer A/FX chassis, with 4 top gears, as 4 gear cars.

Vehicles like the ambulance, woody and Peace Tank.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:55 AM

I remember them as "Model Motoring". When the local slot track closed, I built a routed HO track, thinking that it was better than no slot

racing at all. We raced Friday nights, and it got pretty crowded in the basement for awhile. The track had a drag strip along one edge, and

we had all of Aurora's drag car offerings.  I even re-wound some of the pancake motors, and an uncle who owned a clock shop gave me a

box of small gears to try to re-gear the cars. The guys quickly lost interest in HO, so I copper taped it and we ran it as a 1/32nd scale track.

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