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    I have been collecting some cars and parts to test. With my U2 Trans Am looking good i got started on a car this evening....

    We got plenty of time so I will probably build 2 as usual and start tweaking them both with the same tires....see how it goes! Click image for larger version

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    Looks like a good start.

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ID:	26788 You know me I'm always tinkering. It's the part of the hobby I enjoy the most.

      Since Chris works in the medical fiend and is surrounded by sick people all day long we spent the weekend in the basement, her finishing up sewing projects and me finding old cars hidden away in the back of drawers and tuning them all over again with fresh parts and new ideas. I've had some spectacular results with some of the old DTM/BTTC cars. I almost got rid of these "junk" cars a while back. In times like these I'm glad I kept them around.

      Some surprising results are, My GFX car runs the exact same lap times as my LMP car, and I have an old Cartrix Aston Martin GP car that is two 10ths faster than my Policar F-1 and just one 10th slower then my NSR F-1. But I didn't build the Aston, I bought it that way several years ago. I just changed the gearing a bit to make it not just fast but to respond to the throttle very well. Click image for larger version

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      • Brumos RSR
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        Mitch I'd love to take that silver Audi off your hands and you know why. Keep me posted.

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      Originally posted by ZackM View Post
      I have been collecting some cars and parts to test. With my U2 Trans Am looking good i got started on a car this evening....

      We got plenty of time so I will probably build 2 as usual and start tweaking them both with the same tires....see how it goes! Click image for larger version

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      I'd suggest 3D spacers so the motor will be more centered in the chassis when you go anglewinder with an S-can.

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      • ZackM
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        I will probably do some testing with that. I have had great luck without so far and just using ballast to make left/right balance equal.

      • T-Bone Brown
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        I just seen a light weight stamped steel chassis for this car from Mossetti. I run a lot of his chassis' in our 1/24 series and they're always fast .

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      My Race Across America car is in good shape. A chassis for the Trans Am U2 proxy is evolving but not ready for prime time. These are the cars I'm spending time on - just for fun.
      1. I got this resin body on ebay from 873 Chris - he has lots of interesting bodies - even an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser! This is a Willys pickup.
      http://

      I'm using a motor mount from Changin' Gearz which allows you to insert music wire or stainless steel tubing in this case to make a skinny minimal chassis. Need to put glass and an interior and roll bar, but almost ready to try on the track.
      2. I got this Carrera BMW (also from Chris). Love the body style but not crazy about the Carrera cars in general. I took a NSR Mosler chassis and made a few mods so it fits nicely under the body. Glued some new body mounts under the body so the Carrera body is still completely intact and could be put back on the Carrera chassis to sell when I'm done with it. This is ready to try on the track.


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      3. I got this Scalextric Falcon XC. Really cool body but I've tried to get these wierd Scalextric sidewinder chassis to work on the Javelin and I can't get them right so I ordered a 3D printed chassis , anglewinder pod and put the car together. It's a used pod (the writing doesn't mean anything to me if you were wondering) and put a pirannah motor in it. Interior is all set so it's about ready to try on the track.

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      • ZackM
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        I really like that Mosler Chassis'd BMW. Should be a big improvement over what it had. I am not a big fan of the Carrera chassis's myself...

      • Brumos RSR
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        The BMW is probably worth more w the Mosler chassis under it. All 3 are great looking builds.

      • Rastas
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        I've been trying to find a different chassis myself , where did you order it from ?
        Rastas,
        Australia.

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      This is kind of a build. For my track! Some fencing for turn... Whatever.
      I think I need more boards.
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        Maybe you should leave the boards alone , IMHO , it would look like a car may have crashed through them .

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        • #8
          Originally posted by Fathead59 View Post
          Maybe you should leave the boards alone , IMHO , it would look like a car may have crashed through them .
          Awwww...... I will work on it!

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          • #9
            Great minds must think alike, since I am taking a proxy break, I too have been working on a few projects...and I have so many boxes and parts ready for projects that it is about time that I work on some of them.

            I will post pictures of the others later, but here is the most recent one, about 90% done, still needs a guide and some tuning. I am not a truck racer per se, but I made a mistake and ordered 1/20th scale decals from Indycals instead of 1/32nd for my NSR F1 project....so I thought why not do a truck with the larger decals! BTW as you may already know Micheal at Indycals, makes great decals, the paint is Camel Yellow from Zero Paints, also highly recommended if you want a perfect match to the 1:1 racer. Rims are Mitoos.

            Doubt Senna ever drove a racing truck....but if he did it might have looked like this!

            Chris

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            "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
            "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

            Murray Walker

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            • Cgyracer
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              Wow beauty! What size of hubs front and back?

            • F1Fan
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              Thank you. Fronts are 17.8x8.5 and the dualies on the back are 18x17.7

            • KK Racing
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              Nice work F1Fan, great livery for that truck.

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            Working on the Clio for the Touring Car Proxy, so far it handles much better than expected. I'm still searching for 2/10ths on my small track. I'm having trouble with the pod sitting flush with the chassis at the rear. I'll need to continue scraping and trimming.

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            • Brumos RSR
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              Rossko, I saw that monster, great thought. I was considering it for the Quik Slicks Proxy as I think it's GENIUS

            • arroldn
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              What is the Touring Car Proxy? I don't see it listed.

            • Doubl-B
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              MOV41T - the Mercedes is sweet, especially like the bright colors and metal flake livery. But I love the Aussie Falcon in the background. I have several but they won't run with the Scaley Camaros. Have you figured out how to make them run well?

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            Brumos - these are awesome cars - I have 2 and they are so much fun to drive and surprise most people on how well they perform. The yellow one is one of the fastest, best handling cars I own. Didn't know there was a proxy that these fit into. BTY I like your livery.

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            • noddaz
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              My son has a Clio and he has embarrassed several people that did not expect the Clio to run that well. Good times! lol

            • WB2
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              Are you gents running sidewinder or anglewinder configuration?

            • Brumos RSR
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              I'm running a sidewinder

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            I have been getting a lot done this week, I stayed home all weekend and went straight home last night. I finished up this Scalextric Camaro for a club member, to our Trans Am rules which utilize stock chassis and motor. But nearly everything else can be changed.

            It has CB 15x7's on front and 15x8's out back, NSR Supergrips, Scaleauto guide, Slot.it axles and gears, and a whole bunch of lead!

            These CG Slotcars inserts just look awesome as well....

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            • Brumos RSR
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              What was used on the inserts to produce the finish?

            • Doubl-B
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              Looks good Zack. Could we see where you put the lead?
              thx

            • ZackM
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              Tony, the finish on the inserts is just Testors Metalic Silver Enamel.

              BB- I will pull the body off tonight! I got plenty of time on my hands.

              Zack

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            • Frank9129
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            • Frank9129
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              The chassis was a gift from Riki. I have not been able to find him for a while now. He builds 1:32 cars from Tom Daniels diecast cars. If anyone knows where to find him let me know.

            • Frank9129
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              Has anyone heard from Slot Rod lately???

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            Good time to work and finish some projects. Here’s a Fly BMW M3 I started a long time ago and really wanted to finish with a Slot.it chassis cut to fit with new body posts. I have a lexan interior but not at the time of the pictures. The BMW really flies but I did have a good start due to the very wide 62mm wide stance under both front and rear fenders.

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            • Brumos RSR
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              Is that your entry for the Touring Car Proxy? Nice build

            • Cgyracer
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              Not planned for a proxy just a keep me busy experimenting project.

              Where is the Touring Car Proxy, on SCI?

              I still have PTSD from that proxy ....I kept finishing second to Radarek except for a couple lucky firsts......

            • arroldn
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              Thanks for the Info. Since I now have 2 Alfa Romeos I may try to enter this one too.

          • #15
            I like the Livery and wheels!

            Zack

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