Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Jo-Han Trans Am Javelin - slot conversion

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Rims arrived, so soldered on the front axle carrier components, checked wheel base and mounted Paul Gage tires.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8271.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	76.0 KB
ID:	60688

    All tires touched simultaneously so chassis looks to be flat and square.

    Mocked on the body.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8267.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	82.4 KB
ID:	60689

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8268.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	74.9 KB
ID:	60690

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8269.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	60691

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8270.jpg
Views:	146
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	60692

    Stance will be close to this. Rear tires are tight, so a bit of tire profiling is ahead.

    Dan

    Comment


    • #17
      Chassis's done with added flexi sidepans. Power's from a Scale Auto 30K red S can with a 3.6:1 gear ratio using Avant Slot 10t, 5.5mm steel pinion and Scalextric Sport 36t, 19mm spur gears.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8286.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	101.6 KB
ID:	60907

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8285.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	93.4 KB
ID:	60908

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8284.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	95.6 KB
ID:	60909

      Body tri-post mounted, one front and two sides.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8278.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	122.1 KB
ID:	60910

      Body stance is good.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8283.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	90.3 KB
ID:	60911

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8281.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	78.2 KB
ID:	60912

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8280.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	69.8 KB
ID:	60913

      Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-8277.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	71.3 KB
ID:	60914

      Kit's wheels were cut down, sprayed Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf and inserted with glue. Side mirrors and exhaust pipes may come later.

      Runs planted in the corners with moderate straight line speed. Came in at a hefty 169 grams, a lot more than my usual small 1/25 scale builds like my Lotus 11 at 98 grams.

      Pleased to see it running on the track.

      Dan

      Comment


      • #18
        Looks fantastic, great job!

        Comment


        • #19
          That looks great Dan , one of your best yet ..................If you are planning on keeping that motor installed, I would seriously (very seriously) consider replacing the 10T pinion with a 9T, or better yet, an 8T..................tall tires + 170gms + low torque /higher RPM motor = high numeric ratio........the car will love it

          Cheers
          Chris Walker
          Last edited by chrisguyw; October 29, 2020, 10:29 AM.

          Comment


          • #20
            Nice job on the AMC! It looks ready to race! The Blue/White/Red is so eye catching. That just make me want to stare. (But not in a creepy way.)

            Scott
            Why doesn't my car run like that?

            Scott

            Comment


            • #21
              Re-geared with 9t pinion and 37t spur gears for a 4.1:1 gear ratio. Much better acceleration as recommended.

              Stiffened the side pans reducing flex and got better cornering too.

              Lessons learned on every project that yield improvement are a good thing.

              Dan

              Comment


              • #22
                Wanted to follow up - great job on this rare Jo-Han *one-year-only* 1970 Javelin!

                I will be faced with doing a couple 1/25 AMT model kit conversions soon – more for scale model racing rather than real competition, and I think your sidewinder approach is something that makes sense - It will leave lots of room for model car interior goodness.

                Again, great job , I really like these Jo-Han rare subjects!

                NYMODIFIEDS.COM

                Comment

                Working...
                X
                UA-149438709-1