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Some more progress pics.

 

Ferrari has been painted and some decals added, no clear coat yet, driver stills needs paint.

 

Nos inserts added, windows and exhausts need to be made and chassis repaired.

 

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The 3 of them lined up.

 

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cheers

 

Matt

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The Tamiya McLaren Elva has been to the paint shop.

 

Stripped of all parts, paint and holes filled.

 

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The usual coat of grey primer was applied, followed by the silver strip then the rest of the car finished in a red.

 

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Spare tyre painted and driver primed.

 

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Not sure whether to paint the area around the driver, I'll have a look when everything else has been done.

 

It looked like the entire car was cleared while it was fully assembled so I do have to try and remove the yellowing clear from the windows and other fittings.

 

Till next update.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Original windscreen has been cleaned and everything reassembled.

 

Before.

 

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And fitted to the car.

 

A soak in Metho and it came up a treat.

 

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Here's the body sitting on the chassis.

 

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The chassis still needs a bit of work.

 

Found a motor to suit in the parts box, not running the best but at least I know what to look for now.

 

Fitted some gears I had but really can't test anything until I get some new rubber.

 

Need to find where to get some new tyres and inserts to fit.

 

Put some more spacers in and give it a clean up.

 

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This is a pic of the wheels /inserts I'm after, anyone have any ideas where I would get something like this/similar?.

 

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cheers

 

Matt

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The wheels look very similar to those on the Monogram McLaren M6 but I guess that's hardly surprising. Maybe a set of those turned down as inserts might work if you can find some.

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Cheers Wobble I'll have a look for them.

 

David, I just measured the wheels and the trusty digital calipers says they'll need to be 13.6mm in diameter.

 

So I'd say anything roughly 14mm can be made to fit.

 

cheer fellas.

 

Matt

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Finally managed to finish the green Ferrari 250 GTO from post #172.

 

All original except the windows.

 

N.O.S. Revell rubber all round.

 

I've stuck with the original headlight lenses on this one though, they're discoloured but look ok.

 

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Paint job came up a treat again except for a little blemish on the rear, thus the No 1 decal to cover it before varnishing.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Here's my next restoration project.

 

A Monogram Ferrari GTO.

 

 

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Just when you think it's safe to......

 

Anyway another Ferrari.

 

As you can see by the pics it's in need of some TLC.

 

Will need new windows and it looks like someone has stepped on this car and damaged the rear end.

 

The body also has like these 'melted' marks over it so all will need to be repaired.

 

till next update.

 

Matt

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Update on the McLaren Alva for those who like looking at pics.

 

Thanks very much to David (Dangermouse) for the inserts he made for me, really finished the car off.

 

Here's the car with the unpainted inserts.

 

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And with the inserts painted to match the spare. These next 2 pics probably show the true colour a little better.

 

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The chassis is going to be replaced with an original one to match the body in the next few weeks, saves me installing the mounts to the body.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Matt

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A couple of pics of the Monogram Ferrari GTO from a couple of posts above.

 

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New vac-formed windows to replace the damaged ones and a lick of paint.

 

I was able to use some of the original decals although most were no good.

 

Just noticed the exhausts haven't been refitted either.

 

cheers Matt

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I've started to restore another couple of cars.

 

Here's a pic of what they were like when I received them.

 

The first is a HIT Racing Line Ferrari 250 GTO.

 

The box.

 

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And the car, seems like a copy of the Revell 250 GTO just not a whole formed plastic body.

 

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The Body will need to be pulled apart as it hasn't been glued together correctly and the tyres replaced as they are no good as you can see.

 

Everything else will be pretty straight forward.

 

The 2nd car is a HIT Racing Line Corvette Stingray.

 

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This will need the body pulled apart and re-assembled as well, and windows replaced.

 

Both cars motors run quite well but the biggest problem is the tyres.

 

As you can see in both pics the tyres are melted to the rims and will need to be replaced.

 

Does anyone know where I could get hold of a the tyres to suit these type of cars?.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Are you wanting to replace the rims as well as the tires?

 

maybe some Revell ones would be the go...?


John Warren

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I have Revell body kits of both those cars so could probably do some vac form window sets for you if you decide to go that way.


John Warren

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Hi John,

 

Here's a pic of the chassis.

 

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As you can see the wheel has like a 'tent' shape to it.

 

Unfortunately all 8 tyres have perished and I'm unable to make a copy of even one of them.

 

I did just have a thought that I could sand down the high part of the rim and maybe fit some other tyres.

 

As it is the Revell tyres I have don't fit.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Hi Matt, the Ninco 'Classic" tyres will fit the HIT wheels. All you have to do is grind a tad off the step.

 

The MJK urethane replacement for the Ninco's will fit as well.

 

My very first slot cars way back in 1966 were both HIT, a red Ford GT and followed up a few months later by the beige Corvette.

 

Chris.


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Hi Chris,

 

Thanks very much for your input.

 

I have actually ground a tad of the step and found that the Ninco classic wheels I have at home here have fitted well.

 

Luckily I've just started making my own tyres so will be able to make some more to fit.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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HIT Ferrari 250 GTO painted and sitting on the chassis.

 

Before

 

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and after

 

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As I said in the post above the car needed to be stripped right back and everything re-glued so it was all in alignment.

 

I sanded the wheels down a little to suit the Ninco wheels, which are on the front and at the moment have some old Scalextric wheels fitted to the rear.

 

I'll make some more tyres in the next week or two to suit this and the Corvette.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Another car nearly finished.

 

This is another Tamiya 1:24 McLaren Elva.

 

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Still needs a clear coat, all parts are sitting in position at the moment.

 

Home made tyres all round now to replace the hard originals and this one has the original Tamiya brass chassis.

 

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Still toying with the idea of detailing the drivers area but I don't mind it the same colour as the rest of the car at this point.

 

Thought the red looked good but the gold has come up a treat.

 

cheers

 

Matt

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Love the McLaren Matt!

 

My first "real" slot car ,sprung rear end, brings back some great memories

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Cheers Fellas,

I love restoring these older cars and find more about each one at the same time.

I’ve got to get my hands on some 1.8mm steel ball bearings for one of the rear bearing holders as it seems to be missing all but 2 to the right rear. Found some on ebay, probably need a few but not the 50 or 100 as advertised but for $5 it’s nothing.

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Works kept me busy lately but here's a couple of pics from what I've been working on.

 

Started on this H.I.T Corvette Stingray some time back.

 

Just like the H.I.T Ferrari 250 the Corvette had to be stripped right down and all pieces re-glued to align everything.

 

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A bit of paint and new tyres

 

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Still needs new windows but I'll get there eventually.

 

The next car is a Cox Ferrari 158 F1.

 

I didn't take a pic before it was stripped but I have a couple before it was painted etc.

 

Here's the body and chassis.

 

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A little restoration work on both the body and chassis, still needs the clear bits and pieces to be made/fitted but like the Corvette I'll get there eventually.

 

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Chassis cleaned up well and the original tyres are quite grippy.

 

One thing I don't have though is the brass clip which holds the motor to the chassis, I have a few types but they're not the correct ones for the 158.

 

Till next time.

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Cheers DM,

 

Anyone have any idea what the number on the brass motor strap would be?

 

I've a few but not the one that fits correctly, apparently there were a couple different chassis used for this car.

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