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    Another "Shelter in Place" project.
    Found yet another neglected racer on the shelf.....Barracuda Modified.
    I built this some years ago as a radical offset brass rod chassis.
    It ran OK, but nothing to crow about. It was pretty noisey, but since it had a brass sheet for an interior base,
    I chalked it up to be that.

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    Well after taking it apart I discovered I had the motor mounted too low to correctly mesh with the crown gear
    after I replaced the MT5 with a Jaws.
    I fixed that & reused the rest of the running gear.
    Pro-Track wheels, home-cast resin tires, Parma gears & guide with Big Mama braid.

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    Stripped the body & shortened the rear deck about about 3/16". Moved the rear bumper forward the same amount &
    lowered the body just a "schmidgen" in the front.
    Moved the interior rearward about 1/8". I think the whole car takes on a much more balanced look this way.
    Painted with silver, blue & red Duplicolor metalics.
    Printed some graphics on white vinyl, applied those & shot with a coat of clear Ace Hardware enamel.
    .........................It's a much better runner now & won't be left behind on road trips any more.

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    The End.............................Brew
    Last edited by strangebrew; May 28, 2020, 03:30 PM.
    Dave J
    Millstadt, Illinois

  • #2
    If you come across anymore neglected cars you can save yourself the hassle of a rebuild and simply send them to me
    Peterborough Ont


    • #3
      Nice looking car, I like the beadlocks.
      Go fast, turn left. Now in tiny HO size..


      • #4
        Cool stuff Brew!
        Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA