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  • Thunderslot Lola T70 - Roger McCluskey #12

    Just some quick thoughts. It's nit that accurate...but didn't stop me from getting it



    FYI, Slot Car Corner has these for $78.99.
    -Harry


  • #2
    Thank you for the video review.
    Steve - Connecticut, U.S.A. - Shoreline Model Raceways Club

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    • #3
      Here we go...
      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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      • #4
        Hi Harry,
        I don't have one of the Thunderslot cars yet, but I was wondering if the Monogram bodies would fit a Thunderslot chassis?
        Thanks,
        Jack

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        • #5
          hi Jack

          The Monogram M6 is quite a bit narrower than the Thunderslot version, 53.5mm vs 61mm (the Monogram model is relatively accurate to 1/32 scale width, the TS is not), so I would say no, not without extensive surgery to chassis and/or body. Best bet is just to get the complete Thunderslot M6. They are the best performing out of the box car I have come across - check out the CanAm proxy results.

          cheers
          Scott

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          • Brumos RSR
            Brumos RSR commented
            Editing a comment
            I agree w Scott you will not be disappointed. Mildly modified stock out the box TS cars are in the top 10 in the proxy. One just has NSR tires and is just off the podium. Buy 2 as you may need something to run with it.

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          • #7
            Chuck always has something of interest at CAC Ltd.
            At one time he owned two of the three Howmet turbines.

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            • #8
              Surprisingly, this photo showed the wrong spelling of his name on the original 1:1 car. It would be interesting to see if that car was raced as shown. The only pictures I can find showing this car racing, you can’t see the spelling of his name.

              As Harry mentioned, the omission of the air intakes is a huge miss on Thunderslots part. The Thunderslot car more resembles the 1966 car, like the one shown, which was driven by Dan Gurney. The 66 car doesn’t have the huge air intakes like the 67 car does.

              Thank you
              Scott
              Last edited by Macphee888; April 20, 2020, 11:54 AM.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Macphee888 View Post
                Surprisingly, this photo showed the wrong spelling of his name on the original 1:1 car. It would be interesting to see if that car was raced as shown. The only pictures I can find showing this car racing, you can’t see the spelling of his name.
                Scott, I posted about this on another thread, thus:

                "...in my copy of Dave Friedman's Lola Can-Am and Endurance Race Cars, page 103, top right, you can just make out Roger McCluskey's name on the fender. It is misspelled on the car, so the model and slot manufacturers appear to have it right as the car appeared. It is kind of hard to see, but the E is clearly missing."

                Hope that helps.
                "I can't drive a stolen car!"
                "It's the same principle; four gears forward, one reverse."

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                • #10
                  Both of the cars in post #8 are T70 MkII models.
                  John King owned the Pacesetter Homes sponsored cars. Both the MkI and MkII T70s he ran had the snorkels over side draft Weber carburetors. The snorkels were not a Lola item.

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                  • #11
                    I have the yellow ts t70 spyder and it runs amazing! For our club we put nsr 22 in them and set the gearing with independent front wheels. And let them rip!

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