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  • Ferrari F246

    Another diecast conversion. The small Mineabea motors with their good torque are making these conversions simple and result in a good handling car on the track.

    All I did on this one was to bolster the uprights on the plastic chassis with brass bar stock. Drilled out the plastic rims to 2 mm for the rear axle and crown. Dremeled in an opening in the plastic for the crown gear, and removed the rear mounting post from the diecast body. I cut out some of the chassis up front to allow clearance for a guide and added a guide sleeve. Rear tires are cut down Barc urethane tires.

    I filed the helmet area on the resin head to make it appear more correct for the time period and cut the body out of white scenic foam.

    Presto slot car.

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  • #2
    Nice work....you have been very productive!

    I always figured that 1/43 had tons of options with the wide variety of kits and diecasts.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • #3
      another great looking car, Dan!

      what crown gear did you use?
      and what axle diameter?

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      • #4
        2 mm axles and the crown source is unknown, I just have a bag of them that I purchased from ebay.

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