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  • 132 Datsun 240 Z

    I bought a bunch of these kits awhile OK. Relatively inexpensive at less then $10 and they are scale 1/32 cars. I had earlier purchased the Porsche 911 and was happy with the quality so I ended up buying

    Mazda RX7
    71 Nissan 240 Z
    71 Nissan Skyline
    60's VW Beetle

    For a chassis I am using a flat pan brass with a Mineabea N30 that runs at 23K @ 10 volts. The size of the motor means a flat pan with good sidewinder gear mesh is easily done. For most home tracks this car runs well. On my home track this car almost matches the pace of any proxy car I have built as the track is small and this motor does not give up much to the larger more powerful motors on a small track. Motors cost less then a $1, and gears were bought for about 50 for less then $10. Lego blocks fitted with bearings are used for the rear axle. The brass plate is drilled and the Lego blocks attached to the chassis with screws.

    This set up is inexpensive and easy to build that will result in cars evenly matched for home racing

    Aluminum Rear wheels with the kit wheel sanded down and used as inserts.

    Front wheels are independent wheels and tires from kit.

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  • #2
    Cheap and easy, nice work. Those Datsuns were a great looking car.


    • #3
      Like those Arii kits too. My favorite is the Toyota S800.

      Where did you get the motors? Is the shaft 1.5mm like the FF050 slimline motors?



      • #4
        College buddy had a 280Z. That car was above most people's skill level.


        • #5
          Love the use of the Legoblock for the rear. I have several of those Arii kits to, very nice.
          Mike - Galena Ohio

          "When you're back there with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked." - Graham Rahal


          • #6
            Motors were purchased on ebay, from china 1.0 mm shaft. Minebea is the brand name. I use them in my 143 scale builds, but am finding them more the adequate for home racing in 132 scale for the smaller cars.


            • #7
              The original paint scheme was a little drab, so I redid it with a BARC livery. Added more detail to the interior and a new pilot as well.
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              • #8
                Love the new livery.....that's really nice!
                Come Race at The Trace!
                Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


                • #9
                  Did a great job with the contrasting colors and the black touches!!!

                  need to go find one of those kits too!!!

                  Dundee Denny