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#1 Jairus

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 11:40 AM

Decided to start another thread since I have progressed far enough to make some posts.
And if you have seen my other threads on this Tottenham winning car, I might be covering old ground yet again.
Such is the business of building and selling.

In 1969 Bob took a ship to England and brought two cars to compete.  One made with flat wire and the other round wire.
He stayed an extra few weeks in order to demonstrate HOW to build his winning car for 'Model Cars magazine' after beating everyone at Tottenham.
Full report on the race is in November 1969 issue and the build-up in December the following month.

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Hand cut pans and tongue, factory motor bracket, etc.

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More later. B:)


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 11:52 AM

Very cool Jairus.....  :)   :popcorm1:


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 12:29 PM

All jigged up and a new center section.

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And mostly final chassis.  Bob likes to use brass rings to hold the lead wires and those have yet to be cut and installed at the time this photo was taken.

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Motor is not one built by Bob Kean, but a stock 'Orange picker' gp20.

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The black line on the endbell is not a crack, but the Neg pole.  The end bell is a Mint in the bag NOS part.
Still painting on the bodies.  Yeah... customer wanted two of the same car.
More later....
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Posted 28 December 2020 - 12:34 PM

Very cool, I'll be watching.  :love:  :popcorm1:


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 02:16 PM

Parts is parts.

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And the final chassis assembled with lead wire rings.

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Today I am lettering on the second body.
An explanation about why there are two bodies is the fact that the only picture of the car is a black and white image in the '69 mag.

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This first car I built was orange with white backing.
The second had yellow backing which Philippe de LesPiney described as "California Sunset" as painted by Dave Bloom.
Customer wanted both. Not sure why.
The one in the rear of the next image is, I think, closer to the original.

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Hold my coffee, I'm going in.  No updates till paint dries.  :whistle3:


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 04:29 PM

:heart:  :heart:  :heart:  :heart: SANO to the Max  :D


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 04:33 PM

Exceptional build Jairus!

 

I'm deducing that the customer is preferring 2 cars - one to use and the other to "admire"!

 

At least that is my perspective.

 

Excellent craftsmanship as usual Jairus!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Happy New Year!

 

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 07:29 PM

No air control? 

This is already 1969.....front diplanes and rear spoilers with small side dams were in use everywhere.


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 07:33 PM

Not done yet Jeff. 
Still painting the lettering.


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 12:38 PM

Done!

This is the body I think is closest to what Bob drove to victory in 1969.

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Under the skirt....

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And, then there were two!

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Posted 29 December 2020 - 12:48 PM

Beautiful Jairus. Thanks for sharing it.   :victory:


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 12:59 PM

You are welcome, but still researching the rear spoiler that Jeff asked about.
I think Tottenham didn't allow them?!?


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 06:42 PM

According to the pictures, it seems there is NO air control on any of the cars.

 

How did they get around?

 

And was any glue allowed?


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 07:05 PM

It’s possible air control was not legal in the UK at that time. In the US we were already running a rear spoiler that wrapped around ending in front of the rear tires. Most used the one made by Rehco.


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Posted 30 December 2020 - 07:11 AM

The new body is definitely a color Bob ran. Very very nice.

As a side note Bob said his car was so fast he never had to punch the straight and drove it just fast enough to win, not bury the competition like he could have.

That was the way Bob was.


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Posted 31 December 2020 - 12:04 AM

The new body is definitely a color Bob ran. Very very nice.
As a side note Bob said his car was so fast he never had to punch the straight and drove it just fast enough to win, not bury the competition like he could have.
That was the way Bob was.
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I wonder if Bob meant he didn't have to punch the bank.

If he drove the main straightaway, at partial throttle, for any length of time, the controller would get too hot to hold.

Awesome build, Jairus.
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Posted 31 December 2020 - 06:00 AM

He said he would back off the power on the straight before the bank and just let it roll through the bank. For the rest of the track he just cruised around. Kind of what Danny Zona does to us in Florida. Lol


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