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  • Fiat Abarth 1000

    Gone back to my scratch building roots with a small compact car build. This SCX Fiat Abarth 1000 body purchased years ago is deserving of a chassis.



    Put together one of my adjust-o-wheelbase hybrid ones with a 3D printed slimline motor pod.

    Running gear includes,

    - Scalextric 21K slimline FF050 motor
    - Slot It 9t pinion and 27t crown
    - SCX stock Campagnolo plastic rims/tires at the front
    - BRM Nascar aluminum rims/home made urethane tires at the rear
    - Sloting Plus Universal 7mm deep guide









    Runs very well. Feels planted in the corners and has good acceleration on my short and twisty track. Body's still to be mounted so we'll see if good performance is affected.

    Dan
    Last edited by vtecfour; August 25, 2020, 10:27 PM.

  • #2
    no pix there, man.

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    • #3
      On my computer the pics show.

      Everyone else still can't see anything?

      Dan

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      • #4
        I see nothing....sorry

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        • #5
          Nothing but image numbers here

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          • #6
            Let's see this time.

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            • Ragtopman
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              Nice!

          • #7
            Can see the number 8 now bet that little sucker flies

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            • #8
              Wow - that's a nice job!

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              • #9
                Nice. Where did you get the motor pod from? I have a bunch of 30k FF50 s and they are proving to be up to the challenge of running very fast laps with decent braking when using a higher ratio in the 4:1 range. Currently I am building the pods out of brass, but those 3D printed pods look enticing.

                I build something something very similar. I stated soldering in Collets with a grub screw to allow the chassis wheelbases to be changed very easily. I.e on your front wheel assembly set up I have added the collets on each tube.
                Last edited by Barc 1; August 26, 2020, 09:35 AM.

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                • #10
                  Brilliant work, Dan! Love seeing this little rascal getting some love. I'm nowhere near as skilled as you in the fabrication department so I've modded one of mine with a 3D chassis. It works quite well but I wish the chassis wasn't so thick as it rides quite low and has an unsightly front fender gap. It's running a Hawk 14K (class limitations at the time) with stock inserts all around with Slot.It Ferrari 312PB rear wheels and Super Tires on the back. Lets see more of these wee beasties on the track! Again, wonderful work on the chassis!

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                  • #11
                    @ Barc 1 - the 3D printed motor pods are my own.

                    @ Dogsbody - got a bit of wheel/arch gap on mine too but acceptable.

                    Body's tri-post mounted now.

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                    Stance is good.

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                    Cut and filed down the original SCX Campagnolo rear rims into inserts for the BRM aluminum rims. Weighs in at 75 grams and should be a couple of more after installing the interior driver tray.

                    A worthy addition to my small car fleet (all having the same chassis).

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                    Subjectively (track's timing system is down), it runs on par with my BMW 1600 and VW Rabbit. Can't keep up with my Fiat 124 Spyder or Ford Escort Mk. 1 but that's OK.

                    Good outcome.

                    Dan

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                    • chrisguyw
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                      Much nicer with the proper inserts !!!

                  • #12
                    Nice cars guys, Dan that’s a wicked little pack,
                    hope there’ll be a video on track!

                    Cheers,
                    Paul

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                    • #13
                      Very nice builds guys. I try but mine never look that good.
                      Ken
                      Evansville, IN

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                      • #14
                        Here’s my last scratch built car.
                        Ken
                        Evansville, IN

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                        • #15
                          Your car looks fine in the photos Ken! How does it perform for you? I'm guessing you're your own worst critic.

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