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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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#4 Vince Romano

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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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Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:16 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.

It did come with a slot car interior but did not come with the slot car wheel inserts.  I had to grind them down.  Anyway,  dremeled the valance and all is fine. 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:17 PM

Looks great Vince, nicely done. :good: Nice that you have the Scarab too.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 11:04 AM

I carted those two models from house to house for 20 some-odd years.  Finally got all NOS chassis parts from eBay and put them together. 

Looks great Vince, nicely done. :good: Nice that you have the Scarab too.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 12:43 PM

I know I have those kits stashed also, maybe now is the time get them put together. Do your pair share the same chassis?

Could you take a pic of the under side of both side by side.

I will go dig in my static model collection now.

Love the box art too.

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:03 PM

So the Ferrari re-issue did have the slot interior?    Maybe the re-issue Scarab is the kit that didn't have the slot interior.  I remember buying these re-issue kits and one fof them only had the  model kit interior.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 04:06 PM

My re-issue Scarab has the slot car interior and driver, I know this because I already painted the driver some time ago.

Have not looked at the Ferrari in some time. So not sure about that one. Vince's Ferrari has one. So I think they both came with slot car interiors. 


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 10:48 PM

Found the body,interior and the chassis I was going to use. But is this the correct chassis for this car?

Or did it only come with the all brass chassis.

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 03:37 AM

They came both ways. First brass, later drop arm



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Posted 04 December 2020 - 07:51 AM

I sure thought that one of those re-issues didn't have the slot interior in it.      I guess my memory is spiraling down like the rest of my body!!!    I'm only 107, what is happening to me?


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 12:05 PM

Have not retrieved my Ferrari kit yet, I will check today Matt.

 

Gary thanks, I did a little search my self and found this.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 03:32 PM

Both models had slot interiors.  The Scarab had slot wheel inserts plus model wheels.  The Ferrari only had model wheels.  I cut them down to fit.  Since you'll have to make your own mounting system, I made the classic tube with brass insert, I guess you could use any chassis you wanted.  The Scarab came with the front valance cut out for the guide.  I had to dremel on the Ferrari.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 03:34 PM

Here's a pic of the Ferrari as a slot car with the front valance cut away.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 06:10 PM

Nicely done, looks factory. 

I could not find my 275 kit but then I realized it was in the display case. Done. Finished :sun_bespectacled:


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