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McLaren Elva Riverside 1965

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  • McLaren Elva Riverside 1965

    Thought I would share my latest build based on the McLaren Elva raced in the 1965 L.A. Tines Grand Prix at Riverside. Mostly Thunderslot with a Piranha 25K, BB rear axle and Quick Slicks.

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    A couple shots of the 1:1 car.

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    Mike V.
    Western North Carolina

  • #2
    Nice work!!!


    • #3
      That’s is an interesting car. If I purchased a Thunderslot, this would most likely be the one. Nice job

      G.P Alberta


      • #4, very nice!
        Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA


        • #5
          Wow! Great job!


          • #6
            Very cool! What are the hoses for and what did you use to make them?


            • Mickey thumbs
              Mickey thumbs commented
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              I believe that hoses were added to the car because of the heat at Riverside. The long ones directed air to the cockpit and the short ones from the hood scoop went to the large duct behind it probably to cool the front brakes. John Surtees Lola T70 from that era occasionally had a hose on the right side going from a small scoop to the cockpit.

              To make them I wrapped 24 gauge copper wire around a 3/32 steel rod and covered it with heat shrink tubing. Before slipping on the tubing I sprayed the wire-wrapped rod with silicone to facilitate release. Hit it with the heat. Lastly, pulled the wire out first then the tubing slipped right off.