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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:40 AM

This is a Jo-Han Oldsmobile Toronado slot body kit painted red with Bare-Metal details on a Cox brass chassis modified by Jairus but I'm having a hard time with identifying the wheels. Anybody know what they are?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:45 AM

Wheels are BuzCo. Motor is Rannalli. :)

The tires however... :blink:
Maybe you should try Firestone "Blue Line", more period for this mastodon... :)

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:01 AM

Firestone had "gold stripe".
Goodyear had "bluelines".
B.F. Goodrich had the "redline tires"...

B.F. Goodrich started it all in 1964 with the "redline" tires that Pontiac featured as standard equipment on the NEW Pontiac GTO.

The next year in 1965... B.F. Goodrich made the "redline" tire available to the public... but by then Goodyear and Firestone had their own versions...

(Edit: corrected the Redline and Goldstripe... sorry if I messed it up for someone. Usually I can keep two pieces of info correct, but three... not so much.)

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

:)

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:35 PM

Someone made a clear body of the Toronado, probably in 1966, maybe 1967. Hard to believe now but I used that body for the best slot car I've ever had compared to the competition. A scratchbuilt frame that I have no memory of the design. Long ago! :)
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:53 PM

"Glossy" lookin' car, Chris! Good highlights!

I think the tires Jairus mentioned were called "Tiger Paws" or something like that (by B.F. Goodrich).
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:24 PM

Someone made a clear body of the Toronado, probably in 1966, maybe 1967.

International, Dubro, Pactra, Lancer, Champion and an ugly mongrel by Classic. :)

Here is the Lancer over this Dugan chassis:

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:46 PM

Thanks Dokk! Mine was probably a Pactra as I believe they made a set of stock car decals, along the lines of the Cox decals.

That body must have weighed a pound! At least ours did have the wheel weels cut and the side windows removed! I do remember I painted it like the Wood brother's Mercury, white with a maroon roof, most likely with TCL paint that had the brush made into the cap.

We were mighty fast back then! :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:39 PM

Jarius you sure are on roll with your great cars. Have to love this one after all it came with a Caddy engine. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
Sorry I could not help my self.


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:48 PM

:D Toronados came with a 425 Olds Rocket engine not a Caddy engine. I believe they both used the same transmission with the chain drive to the differential. G.M. interchanged a lot of parts among brands but didn't start swapping engines as a rule of thumb until 1977 with very few earlier exceptions.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:09 PM

You are absolutely right my mistake, I was think of Buick Riviera that shared the Caddy engine. ;)
Still a gorgeous car.

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