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  • 1960 Corvair Modified..1:32

    ..........................The results of being trapped in the house for awhile longer.......................
    Built a chassis using my "go to" 3/64 brass rod. a couple oilite bearings in the rear,
    Parma guide, Big Mama braid, Cox crown, NSR pinion & Piranha motor.
    Pro-track wheels & home cast urethane tires
    I used some electrical hook up wire for the headers, leaving the insulation on.
    Painted with some anodizing enamel.
    I'm getting pretty lazy, so I just tacked the motor in place with a couple solder spots.
    No need for a motor bracket this way. These motors never blow up anyway, right?


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    Had an early year Corvair 3D printed body laying a round I purchased this winter.
    Dug it out & after sanding & sanding & sanding & filling & filling I got something smooth enough to cut up.
    Cut the roof & moved it to the rear.
    Removed the front of the remaining body & built a styrene firewall
    I made a silicone mold & used blue resin pigment in the the casting.
    Home printed vinyl & a coat of Ace Hardware clear enamel finish the body.
    Interior bars are 3/64 styrene rod.


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    .............................The End: Brew..........................
    Last edited by strangebrew; May 19, 2020, 02:48 PM.

  • #2
    pretty cool, moving the roof back.

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    • #3
      ........................That's the way it was done in the "Olden" 1:1 days SpeedyNH........................

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      Last edited by strangebrew; May 19, 2020, 02:47 PM.

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      • dw5555
        dw5555 commented
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        Now that one actually looks like a corvair.

    • #4
      I like it, one of your better ones in my opinion

      A small suggestion if I may............the Cox Crowns are 48P, while the NSR pinions are .5 Module (roughly 50P)............while this is not a massive difference, you will notice an improvement in mesh quality (and efficiency) in using a 48P pinion.

      Parma makes perfectly good press on pinions for what you are running, and these are less than $1.50 each................a quiet smooth car is a fast car

      Stay Safe
      Chris Walker

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      • strangebrew
        strangebrew commented
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        Really!!!..I use 1/8 axles & I ran out of Parma 27T crown gears & getting hard to find.....been using Cox lately.
        Only 9T pinions I have now are NSR.....and I've found a several the Parma pinions drilled off center resulting in tight/loose gear meshes.
        This is one of the smoother running cars I've built lately...what can I say??
        Personally I don't like the Cox crowns nearly as much as Parma & I find the Cox crowns to be noisey with other pinions....... USUALLY...
        Anyhow...Learn something every day I guess.
        Last edited by strangebrew; May 19, 2020, 04:54 PM.

    • #5
      As far as the crown gears go give a look to the H&R blue one they are pretty good from what I hear

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      • #6
        Great looking mod strangebrew! Cox crowns tend to spin with more runout than the Parmas. Sometimes that & teeth noise can be corrected with a low heat source, such as a cigarette lighter. As others have said, Parma parts are increasingly difficult to find today. I doubt if new product is going out to distributors. It's sad to see a once proud slot car company become dormant.

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