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  • Scale Car Garage - Scale Car Treasure Discovery 4

    Please join me in exploring one of the many treasures stored in the Scale Car Garage!



    Any and all comments are more than welcomed!

    Thanks
    😀
    John

  • #2
    You have an obvious attraction to that car. I understand since I have the same attraction to my Strombecker Barracudas for exactly the same reason
    You wouldn’t have found that Lola in Buttonville by chance?

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    • #3
      John, another great video. Garth

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      • #4
        4424ever, yes! I did find the Lola GT slot car at the Buttonville show!

        And as you said, the attraction was just too great not to have it!

        Garth, I'm so pleased that you liked the video!

        Thanks so much for watching, posting and subscribing! I really appreciate it!
        😀
        John

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        • #5
          Nice video and story! That Lola would have never survived my childhood though I still have a few toys that did. Very nice you treasured it! I did manage to pick one up myself when I bought a lot of vintage slot cars some years ago.

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          • #6
            Thanks so much!

            I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the video!

            Great to know that you also have a Lola GT slot car!

            Do you have any photos of it that you can share? It would be wonderful to see!
            😀
            John

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            • #7
              Another great story and video.The hobby needs more folks like you in it.
              Thanks for sharing,,
              Rusty

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              • #8
                Good episode John, I have had my LolaGt since the mid 60's.....it has had a few rebuilds/refurbs, and chassis mods along the way.

                The Monogram 1/32 kits of the mid 60's were a giant leap from the RTR/set cars of the time, and well sorted, they can hold their own today.



                Cheers
                Chris Walker

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                • #9
                  Rusty, my pleasure!
                  Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the video!

                  Chris, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this episode!

                  I didn't realize that the Lola GT build you did was from your ORIGINAL Lola GT!

                  As with all of your builds, it is kinetic art, but I have to ask about the crown gear, as your car has a Cox crown gear, which is the one to have, did the car begin its life with the Monogram crown gear?

                  My car still appears to have the as issued Monogram crown which had the habit of disintegrating should I consider replacing it?

                  Thanks
                  😀
                  John

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kitmen View Post

                    Chris, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this episode!

                    I didn't realize that the Lola GT build you did was from your ORIGINAL Lola GT!

                    As with all of your builds, it is kinetic art, but I have to ask about the crown gear, as your car has a Cox crown gear, which is the one to have, did the car begin its life with the Monogram crown gear?

                    My car still appears to have the as issued Monogram crown which had the habit of disintegrating should I consider replacing it?

                    Thanks
                    😀
                    John
                    Hi John, My rebuild does have a Cox Crown, as the original cast metal Monogram Crown finally called it quits after running countless laps over 50+ years.

                    If yours is in good shape, keep running it, as the cast Monogram Crowns were actually quite good.......if you do choose to replace it, I would consider replacing it with the highest tooth count Crown that will fit. The stock Monogram "Tiger" X 100 and the Revell 16D motors (yours is a Revell,...not original), were fairly gutless, and on a short /tight track like yours, they will benefit from a higher numeric gear ratio.

                    Cheers
                    Chris Walker

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                    • #11
                      Chris, thanks so much!
                      😀
                      John

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                      • #12
                        Here is a few pictures of the one I have. Wheel inserts in the bag. I did put repop tires on it. I would like to replace the decals on it and clean it up!


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                        • #13
                          Very nice!

                          Looks like all of the parts are present and you have the correct Monogram motor!

                          It is a lovely period correct build!

                          Thanks so much for sharing!
                          😀
                          John

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