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  1. Nice find Tony. I do love the artwork on the old sets, and the smell, lol.
  2. Hi Tony, They look like they're the Type 2 but I have seen the smaller heads on the Type 3 which had the chrome wheels. Looking at the wheels you have I can't see any with the chrome on them, although I can't see them all. I have some of the Aus/NZ cars with driver painted, some without, there seem to be plenty of ways these cars were assembled at the factories. Some have the same colour mirrors and carbs, some have two different colours. The tail section 'distortion' I have found to be the hardest to fix, but can be done with a hairdryer/heat gun. Slowly pulling the rear section back out and pressing down onto something hard works. I repaired my first Lotus 16 with boiling water, reshaped the car but changed the colour of the plastic. I also completely stuffed a car trying to reshape in boiling water, car distorted everywhere, so don't do that anymore. When trying to close the body halves it's always good to have a dud motor in place. Closing the two halves without the motor in place is easier actually, but the motor won't fit back in place afterwards without the halves separated again. You can test all the motors using the brushes etc off a good motor, and if they work give them a good cleanup. I had spent a bit of money over the years on buying parts, mirrors, carbs, wheels, drivers heads etc that it made sense to make my own. I can now pretty much make every part I need to complete a car but will still replace with an original part if I have it on hand. If you have any more questions just ask. cheers Matt
  3. Hi Tony, I'm unable to open any of the links. Maybe someone else can help? cheers Matt
  4. He's a few more added to the collection. A Type 1 Made in Australia with the metal loop braids. Type 2 Made in Aus/NZ in the Dark Blue And a couple of Type 1 Made in France. Always good to pick some up I didn't have. cheers Matt
  5. They pop up on Ebay all the time but I make my own. I use the clear flat plastic covers that some foods come with, usually with a tin foil base. If you can find one the same thickness as an original windscreen even better. I had a windscreen which was broken in half, taped it up, flattened it and use it to make all the screens I need to replace. If you use masking tape you can tape the original to the flat plastic and simply cut to shape. I then fold it in half and use a hairdryer etc to bend the screen to the correct shape, without heating the plastic the screen will go white where the crease is. Easy enough if you have one to copy otherwise you will need to buy them. Phil Smith from scaleslotcars.com may have spares but ebay is probably the easiest. Matt
  6. Cheers Den, Don't really buy many of the older cars myself. Leave that up to my mate who's great at finding bargains.
  7. No 17, only off by one number, haha. The only red one I had seen was another slot car. Here's a pic of the modified chassis, have seen one modified before here on Auslot. I used piano wire to strengthen the two halves of the chassis, with some Aruldite to keep it all in place. Removed the front stub axles and the outside axle holders to make room for the Fly wheels. And just a quick photo of the unmodified chassis against the modified one. Glad I've finally modified one of these chassis actually, had them for a few years now but wouldn't cut one in half. Now I'm confident doing the mod I've got 4 more I can cut up to suit other bodies.
  8. A quick build using a busted up Tamiya Lotus 30 body. I was given this body from a mate who gives me cars to restore/rebuild. I did restore one a while back, seen earlier in this thread to resemble the Tamiya Lotus 30 box. The body was cracked, broken in a few places with the right hand side and front nose of the body snapped away. Seen here in the pic below with the new panels glued in place and shaped to suit. I had one of those cheap Avant Slot chassis from a while back that I cut in half, glued, strengthened and reassembled. Had some old Fly wheels that had been sitting in their packets for years so used these as well. After I stripped all the green paint back, gave it a prime, coat of red (didn't want to do the Lotus green again) and applied some decals I had laying around. Windscreen was leftover from when Phil K sent me some for the other Tamiya Lotus 30. Not period correct or anything but had seen a pic on the net of something similar. Fitted with the Avant Slot chassis and original 27000RPM motor that these chassis came with it runs really well whether on the plastic or timber tracks. Pretty happy with it as it was a $0 build, but fun to do, all made from stuff tucked away in boxes. cheers Matt
  9. I keep a record of all my slot cars on UR3.0. Been using it for years now. Has a list of the cars I have in alphabetical order. Once you click on a certain car it will bring up a picture with the brand, make, price, number etc. Great way to stop buying doubles too. The version I downloaded years ago was free but I believe there's a small fee now.
  10. Cheers, haven't purchased a new Group C in years, had plenty that I purchased that I hadn't used. Might have to get myself one of these 23000rpm motors or a new car. Be good to see the difference at racing as my 962 seems to be off the pace using the orange end bell. Is there a substantial difference in lap times with the 23000rpm motors compared to the orange end bells?
  11. So do the new Group C Slot.it cars have 23000 RPM now compared to the old orange end bells 21500?
  12. I have been using Flickr since photobucket went a#$e up a few years back. As long as you have copied the link correctly it should work. Don't use the chain/link symbol above where you type, if you do you'll get this: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51368953083_d2db9ebc3e_z_d.jpg If you use the 'Insert image URL' to the bottom right of where you are responding to a post you'll get this: Hope this helps Matt
  13. The last one went for around $530 a few weeks/months back. Quite a few of the V8's have been going for silly prices over the last year or 2. Never seen or heard of the Komatsu Falcons Warren, sure they were Scalextric or were they 1:32 models?
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