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    Hello all - starting to get into 3D printing bodies.

    I thought I would check to see what websites you all use to find car specs - L/W/H and Wheelbase

    I find Ultimate Car page pretty handy - but can't always find the car I am looking for or they don't have all the info (looking for specs on a BRM 167 Can Am at the moment)

    https://www.ultimatecarpage.com

    What other sites can you recommend.

    cheers
    David
    Dangermouse to the rescue.

  • #2
    Google...pure and simple. Then I save what I find onto a progressively longer text file.
    Kevan - Isle of Man
    Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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    • #3
      This site has a lot of specs on cars, plus 3 view drawings:

      http://www.cscra.co.uk/classic-slot-...s-251-300.html

      Is this the car you're interested in?

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WMe...mW0jY4RTe/view
      Stan S.
      Newberg, OR
      Autodromo Rossa Colline (Red Hills Raceway)
      Member NASTE (Northwest Association of Slot Track Enthusiasts)

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      • #4
        I have most of the Model Cars plans filed here.
        I always check dimensions on at least two sites.
        Errors often happen.

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        • #5
          I have the BRM 167 Can Am stl, I did print one and checking my list it isn't on there.
          I seem to remember having no luck on wheelbase/width data and simply scaled the car to suit the max width allowable for the 3D CanAm Proxy which was 64mm.
          Kevan - Isle of Man
          Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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          • #6
            I scaled them to 63mm width for 1/32 as they were wider but not quite as wide as the Ferrari 612 that scales to 64mm. But no, I didn't find dimensions.

            The P154 is slightly longer (116.8mm vs 114 for the P167) due to the rear spoiler. The wheelbase scales to about 74mm.

            When scaling CAD files, remember that thickness changes as well.

            PS - I mostly use UltimateCarPage too but can find auctions or manufacturer sites with dimensions (Ferrari is pretty good that way).
            Last edited by chappyman66; November 28, 2021, 09:52 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by stumbley View Post
              This site has a lot of specs on cars, plus 3 view drawings:

              http://www.cscra.co.uk/classic-slot-...s-251-300.html

              Is this the car you're interested in?

              https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WMe...mW0jY4RTe/view
              That site will be handy.
              Yes that is the car. Had found those plans but unlike other plans they didn't include a scale ruler on that one.
              Dangermouse to the rescue.

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              • #8
                I remember what I did now. I read a little article about the P167, in it was a line that gave me a clue what to do:

                "The design was reworked, as the P167, for the following season with a shovel nose and separate rear wing. Rodriguez told Southgate that the P154 was the worst car that he had ever driven. He therefore completely redesigned it with about an additional nine inches in the wheelbase. The result, recalls Howden Ganley, “Was absolutely magic. The thing was so easy to drive in the rain, just a little bit of wheel spin in top gear. "

                That article is here > https://porterpress.co.uk/blogs/news/brm-p167-can-am

                So using data from the P154 here > https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/spec...Chevrolet.html
                Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,362 mm (93 in) / N/A / N/A
                (OK not brilliant but a wheelbase dimension is a start)

                Add 9" to the WB (93+9+102")

                If you can find more data on the P154 you can fill in the gaps i.e. width.

                Failing that if you have blueprints now you have the wheelbase - 102" or 2591mm (1/32 scale is 80.96mm)
                Kevan - Isle of Man
                Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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                • #9
                  If you're interested, here's a little more info on the P167 I printed > https://www.hrwforum.com/forum/hrw-a...3209#post63209
                  Kevan - Isle of Man
                  Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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                  • #10
                    Here is a good reference for older cars: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzL...OpPS5gjnKVB0tw

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                    • #11
                      Rich,
                      That's a really interesting reference. Thank you for posting the link.
                      As I look through it, one thing seems clear.....it's for 1/24 cars I suspect. But it's still somewhat useful as a reference, especially pre-CanAm cars. Very cool.

                      As an FYI, I set the Abarth 1000SP to 112 x 52, and this guide indicates 106 x 44 which is crazy small....although it was little more than a go-kart so maybe that's close.
                      Last edited by chappyman66; November 29, 2021, 08:46 PM.
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                      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
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                      • #12
                        The dimensions in the table are for the 1:1 cars in inches, to get the 1/32nd numbers just divide by 32.

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