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#1 Vince Romano

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:01 AM

I had the Monogram Ferrari 275 model repop since the 1990's.  The last few years I acquired the NOS drop-arm chassis parts, Dynamic guide, a motor and Paul Gage tires.  Put it all together and the guide sits on the front valance.   I assembled the 1990's Mono Scarab from NOS parts but used the non drop arm chassis and it works fine with the Dynamic guide.  

 

What does the Monogram guide look like so that it doesn't hit the valance or does the slot car not use the valance or is it cut out? 

 

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 12:49 PM

Tried to find a good pic for you, this is what I found. Not a good solution. I am sure the valance can be installed and then trimmed.

Hope this helps a little?

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:12 PM

Monogram guide will not cure that issue.

 

You can shorten the wire drop arm or maybe use one of the Cox guides with the front screw post.

 

Pretty rare piece but EJ's is showing them available.

 

https://ejshobbies.c...x slot cars.htm


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 04:04 PM

Looks like I've got to get creative.  That could be dangerous......



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:05 AM

The drop arm looks longer than the ones on my Scarab and Porsche but that may be and illusion based on the position of the front axle. I see there is a shorter version on the sidewinder chassis.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:08 AM

Measured 3 in. on scarab.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:51 AM

There is a lower valance and it is relieved to accommodate the guide.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:12 PM

There is a lower valance and it is relieved to accommodate the guide.

I'm guessing I'll have to get out the Dremel and do some grinding.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:50 PM

At the risk of repeating my self, "I am sure the valance can be installed and then trimmed."

Go for it :good:


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:16 PM

If it is a repro, go ahead althought the valance should fit as is. If it is the original, stop and try to figure out what is wrong before cutting


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:45 PM

Gary, Vince has the 1990s model car body, so the slot car body from the 60s had more room for the guide ?


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:48 PM

Why not just shorten the drop arm by re-bending where it goes in the frame.  Am I missing something?  This is just a Monogram Ferrari model kit with a found chassis under it?   if I remember right those model kits didn't have the slot car interior.


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