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Thanks for the help Big Den and John, much appreciated.

 

Problem solved with what I had at home here.

 

Car and chassis finished.

 

Windows glued in place and interior re-fitted.

 

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I removed the Revell larger type motor and replaced it with another smaller motor to allow the body to sit lower.

 

The pic below shows the wall plugs used to mount the body to chassis, trimmed these to suit once they were glued into position.

 

You can also see the brass tube which I used to sleeve the 3/32 axle.

 

New rubber all round to suit the Ninco wheels.

 

 

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cheers

 

Matt

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Since I've been doing a bit of painting I also finally managed to do my SCX Pro Nascar we race at WASCRG.

 

I picked these decals up from Patto's some time ago but never got round to using them.

 

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The chassis broke on this car in the first season I used it back in 2013 so the motor pod is fixed now and doesn't float like it originally did.

 

Bit hard to come by these Pro Nascar chassis's without paying a bit so I've stuck with what I had o use.

 

Another off the to-do list though.

 

Cheers

 

Matt

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the quality of the paint job on the 250 is really something: what clearcote did you use to finish it?


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G

 

"I am an expert at the top of my field when mowing the lawn".

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Cheers guys.

 

I had 2 cans of clear at home to choose from and went with the can of Squirts clear gloss instead of the British Paints clear gloss.

 

The Squirts clear I probably won't use again as I don't like the Nozzles which they use on the cans, comes out too thick a spray.

 

I have clear coated the Strombecker Ferrari GTO with the British paints clear gloss, I'll have to see how this one comes up.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Not sure Bram but it does say,

 

White Knight - Squirts

 

Quick drying acrylic enamel paint.

 

Seems to finish nicely, but like I said earlier the new nozzles are not to my liking.

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A bit more work has been done to the Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

This is what it looked like.

 

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And this is what point I'm at.

 

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I'm using another complete Strombecker Ferrari to vac-form the missing clear parts.

 

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These 2 Strombecker Ferrari's have the same bodies, same interior tray from above but are moulded differently underneath.

 

One has a metal chassis, the other plastic.

 

A pic of the 2 differnet chassis's for those that are interested.

 

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cheers

 

Matt

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Cool stuff...I swore off vintage cars and then went and bought a 1/32 Cox Cheetah???

 

The Ferrari result is looking good.


John Warren

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Haven't made a resin copy of that Cox 1/32 Cheetah have you John?, I've got an original chassis here waiting for a body.

 

Unfortunately for me John most of the vintage cars I have been repairing/restoring aren't mine.

 

Wish the Revell Ferrari was as it came up a treat. I'll be on the lookout for one of these for myself.

 

Here's another finished Ferrari while I'm at it.

 

The completed Atlas Ferrari 158.

 

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Pretty straightforward restoration on this one.

 

New paint, Driver detail, MJK rear tyres, inserts from the parts box and decals from Pattos.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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I've managed to get some more work done on the Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

Windows and clear headlight covers were vac-formed from the other Strombecker Ferrari I have here.

 

Here it is nearly finished.

 

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Paintjob came up alright on this one, not as nice as the Revell Ferrari 250 GTO as I used a different clear coat.

 

Think I'll stick with the Squirts clear gloss as it does give a better finish.

 

I've also searched the net looking for images of this car trying to see what wheel inserts it had.

 

I've found pics of the car, the one with the plastic chassis like I have but not of ones like this, with the metal chassis/motor.

 

Anyone know, have any idea what these cars came out with?

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Hello Matt,

The Strombecker Ferrari has come up a treat.

It is from the Competition Series from about 1963/64, that ran the Scuttler motor. The range included a Jaguar XKE, Lotus 19 ,Porsche RSK, and a Mercedes W194, as well as the Spook Dragster.

These cars came in kit form and were not issued with wheel inserts, but 2 or 3 prong knock offs. Some had bullet type knock offs . My original Ferrari has 3 prong knock offs, where as my XKE has the bullet style.

If you are serious about racing these stombecker cars with the Scuttler motor, it is best to reinforce the rear axle carrier where it meets the motor.

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Doug

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Hi Doug,

 

Thanks very much for the information.

 

I believe I may have the 3 prong knock offs in the parts box I have.

 

Wasn't really sure they were for this car as they seem a little on the large size.

 

I'll put them on later today and see how they look.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Since the Revell Ferrari 250 GTO was missing the original chrome plastic exhausts I thought I'd knock some up myself.

 

Made the exhausts from brass and finished them off with some guide eyelets.

 

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Came up alright actually.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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That worked....looking good.....thought I heard you start it up or was that some dogs barking ?


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Haha, just been watching a few old videos on YouTube about the car.

 

Might have to get myself one sooner than later, with sound effects.

 

Here's a pic of the Strombecker Ferrari 250 GTO with the 3 prong 'knock offs' which were in the parts box I have here at home.

 

Are these the correct 'knock offs'?

 

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They actually look like the Scythe blades that you see on the chariots in the old Roman movies, and do stick out that far as well.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Something isnt right there....maybe they are off a 1/24 Strombecker?

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A couple of more cars next on the restore/rebuild to do list.

 

First up is another Revell Ferrari 250 GTO, this one is for myself thanks to my Slot car mate Mickey.

 

If I can finish it like the one I did for him I'll be more than happy.

 

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It has the original chassis but will need work as the guide tongue part has broken off, this is also the front mounting screw as well.

 

It will get the usual metho bath, filler here and there, respray and new vac-formed windows and headlight covers.

 

The next one is a Tamiya McLaren Alva.

 

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I'll be using the Midori chassis (seen and named in the Vintage Slot Cars section of the forum).

 

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Here it is with the body just sitting atop the chassis,

 

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I've found some wheels in the parts box and old tyres which will need to be replaced.

 

Looking forward to seeing how this one comes up.

 

Also a question for those in the know regarding the Midori chassis,

 

What type of motor would have been fitted?

 

I only ask as the two mounting holes are not in line.

 

I'll post more pics as I progress as usual

 

cheers

 

Matt

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A few pics in this post for those who like to look at them. :)

 

Just finished off another Revell Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

This isn't the green one in the post above but another I've been working on for a while.

 

Unfortunately I didn't take a before hand shot showing the damage to the front end, roof and rear spoiler.

 

If I hadn't already done the other one I doubt I would have even gone near this one due to the amount of damage.

 

This one was missing the bottom section of the nose and a piece to the left where the 2 air holes are either side of the nose.

 

I had to rebuild the nose section and reshape using some styrene which I had first used on the Strombecker Ferrari, more confident using it now.

 

Windows were vac-formed from the #4 original glass. Ninco wheels again for now, wouldn't mind putting some Racer wire wheels on this one.

 

 

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And a pic of the reconstructed nose section, not quite like the original but close enough for me.

 

Quite happy with the paint job on this one as well.

 

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No chassis for this one so I decided to knock up a brass one with some help from the Gulf pit crew fella's.

 

The 2 blokes in the background were no help at all.

 

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A pic from below. Motor can be changed if/when I feel the need, although this car doesn't need to go fast.

 

Exhaust were made the same as the #4 Ferrari with brass and eyelets.

 

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Both completed Ferrari's.

 

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The 3 of them before the green one had been stripped.

 

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and the progress pic of the latest one.

 

Amazing what you find when you strip the paint.

 

This one had 3 spots where it looked like it had melted due to the glue being applied to the fitting of the interior.

 

My thoughts anyway but they have been filled and sanded a little but will need more work after the primer is applied.

 

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more soon.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Great looking cars and your windows look so good it was only the slight reflection on the rear window that made me realize they were already in.


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Cheers Bram.

 

Getting better each time I'm vac-forming something, even has the crack in the rear screen like the original, lol.

 

Only if you look close enough that is.

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