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  • Sideways Ford GTE

    Just received a Sideways white kit Ford GTE from Mike at Cloverleafracing. Thanks Mike for the fast courteous service. Initial first impression is man is this car low. Casting of the plastic body is very good and quite light weight. Quality control is lacking as there was no grub screw in either the crown gear nor the axle stopper. Everything else is very Sideways centric. Particular interest was a very well casted hard red motor pod set in both Evo and Slotit screw patterns. As I held it in hand it reminded me of their Huracan. Wheelbase and track are nearly identical.
    Look forward to our builders comments and if this could be a car of interest for the GT3 proxy in 2022.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend and for those that follow the Indy 500 it should be a great race.
    Aloha
    Dale

  • #2
    Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!!
    What fun would it be here if all we saw was words?!??

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    • Aloha
      Aloha commented
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      I am so sorry I disassembled the car after taking it out of the case so at the moment it is separated into pieces for prep.

  • #3
    I still need to order one, thanks for the reminder!
    Rob

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    • #4
      Pics or it didn't happen. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • #5
        Why do I get the sinking feeling that the next GT Proxy is going to be dominated by Ford GTEs?
        Team SCANC
        Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
        OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
        Leadfinger Raceway

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        • #6
          Here is a stock photo image of car. I will take picture later this weekend of chassis comparison of Huracan vs Ford GTE...sorry for any confusion Click image for larger version

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          • Pepsi 62
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            I recently purchased a Huracan (Orange #27) and very impressed with it, but this could be what I'm looking for as a GT3 entry, nice and low and wide

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          Here's the white kit I painted up last week:
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          This is a really nice car, easily as good as, if not better than, the Huracan. As Dale mentioned, the red pod is a definite plus.
          Dennis Samson

          Scratchbuilding is life
          Life is scratchbuilt

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          • Gascarnut
            Gascarnut commented
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            Thanks for the compliments! To answer the questions:

            I print my own decals, mostly on a very thin white vinyl sheet from Papilio, I'll try to find the details.

            The window comes painted with the big Ford logo, with a piece of black tape over it that I pulled off.

            EDIT: Here's the link to the vinyl I used for the stickers: https://duradecal.com/products/inkje...ng-vinyl-white. There's also a fixative spray that helps preserve the color: https://duradecal.com/products/aeros...ative-12-fl-oz
            Last edited by Gascarnut; June 2, 2021, 12:22 PM.

          • Pepsi 62
            Pepsi 62 commented
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            you would think a man of your stature in the slot car world would have a done a better job painting up a white kit! I can't believe that you actually posted pics of it!

          • Rleog
            Rleog commented
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            ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ

        • #8
          Fantastic paint job. The car really looks sharp. Hereโ€™s a question, is the window glass already painted on the white kit? If not, would you be willing to share your technique for painting it?

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            • #10
              Not big ford guy but I always had thing for there gt race cars. Looks like that is another must have. Any eta on the painted cars?
              THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
              Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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              • #11
                So is like In and Outs burgers secret menu on ordering these car? Dont see it listed on any of the on line retail stores?
                THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
                Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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                • #12
                  This is the last one I have till I order more

                  Mike
                  https://cloverleafracing.com/product...oducts_id=4799
                  Clover Leaf Racing 7746 Clyde Road Fenton MI 48430 U.S.A. 313-473-SLOT
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                  • #13
                    Was fiddling with sidewinder pods scale auto and slot.it and you will have an adventure trying to get it to fit in without some serious surgery. You will need to sand down the end bell motor mount and realign gears. It can be done just practice patience. Good luckโ€ฆ

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                    • #14
                      Intercepted message from Slot Car SkunkWorks to Top Ten Builders: โ€œYou must purchase, build and top-tune one of these and test it against your quickest GT3 or you may run among the bottom dwellers in GT3 2022.โ€ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰
                      Bob G. ..... Boston, North Shore

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                      • gsnopoint
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                        LOL

                    • #15
                      Originally posted by Mikeinclover View Post
                      This is the last one I have till I order more

                      Mike
                      https://cloverleafracing.com/product...oducts_id=4799
                      Gone gone sold. Had long day at work and when I finally got home logged on the computer and they were sold out. Those Went faster than lifejackets on the titanic.
                      THE other Vancouver aka Vancouver Washington across the river from keep Portland weird....
                      Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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