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#176 Isaac S.

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:30 PM

I would MUCH rather have this-https://www.ebay.com...jkAAOSwFdNf05hE

 

Fantastic Champion body, Champion 5001, tapered "sports car" jaildoor frame, Champion wheels, Champion axle. A little work and it would be a great car. 


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:00 PM

Champion Red Ball Special is a new one to me.  I was only aware of the Pactra Red Ball Special.    You are saying this was an original Champion RTR?


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 11:36 PM

Oh Joy !!!  A source for Prime braid.  Optimistically priced, and don't miss the shipping.

 

https://www.ebay.com...6oAAOSwRkVf4LuZ

 

I don't think that pair of braid will be leaving Florida anytime soon.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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#179 Isaac S.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 08:45 AM

It probably started out life as a Harrison Indy 66 or a Honda F1. 

 

 

No, it was not a Champion RTR. 

 

The body is a correct Champion body though. 


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 08:49 AM

I also think they did put a piano wire frame with a Champion 601 motor in 1968 with their extra stock. Not in the catalog though. (we know the catalog didn't have everything)


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 09:13 AM

How do you know this is  Champion body and not a Pactra body?   I don't see any difference.  I am always ready to learn.


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:15 AM

Champion's bodies are factory detailed Pactra's. So no, there isn't a difference. But, as far as I know Pactra only painted and detailed the bodies for their own RTR cars and Champion. So I am almost certain that it started out as a Champion body.  The seller also sold another car with a Champion detailed Lotus 40 body. 


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 12:53 PM

 I sold a NOS Pactra Red Ball body last year.  Still have the paper tag in it and the decal sheet.   Might be the guy I sell for  has another, I will ask.   I may still have pictures of that body.

 

I do have it pictured and listed in the 67 AW catalog.  Part number 64.  Top left.   The previous page shows it un-painted.

 

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 03:41 PM

Watching the Indy-Buff football game today and assembling a slow project.  In between glue drying and watching, I did some internet search about this Champion Indy car stuff.   I found a picture of a similar  Car that sold thru Worthpoint, Decals the same, everything the same.  Maybe the same car, but I couldn't tell.   In a previous thread on SB, Philippe says the Champion car was made with as an rtr with the white body. (made by Shark according to Philippe).   That may be an original Champion rtr and not an assembled car with over the counter parts.


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#186 Isaac S.

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 04:00 PM

I never knew that, very cool. I would still bet it was originally sold by Champion. 


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 07:47 PM

Re-read the post.  Philippe said the all white RB Special was a Champion RTR.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 02:52 PM

Speedy, this shop manufacturers hollow paper drills. My guess is they're used in book bindery somehow. How why would I need a 4-axis drill unless I was doing brain surgery?  :laugh2:  :laugh2:

hollow paper drills are used to drill holes in stacks of paper so they can be put in a loose leaf binder or anything else you might need a hole in a printed product for







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