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I'll get the ball rolling.

 

This is a chassis made by Stu Loader. A really nice bit of kit.

 

Still deciding on a livery for the car.

 

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Alan Stubbings

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Is that a flex point just in front of the motor mount? Very neat work.

 

No, the motor mount is actually a pod.

 

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Alan Stubbings

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I finally got around to starting mine this weekend...

 

Bought some brass plate, and 3 thicknesses of piano wire.

Got home and started checking things out, and had to go back out to get push in bushings, and alloy wheels for the rear...

Started on it again, and have just realised how many more bits and pieces I'll need before it's finished...

 

I've started work on the motor mount, as that will be the hardest part of my build...

Making it out of brass plate is definitely a challenge.

 

 

ps. Anyone have any 12mm inserts to suit a Cooper T53?

pps. Anyone have a SRP16k FF-050 for sale?

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I can do your Cooper inserts......oh better check the diameter of mine. 11.43mm equals 0.450" sorry mate.

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John Warren

Slotcars are my preferred reality

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No worries Munter. I may have a source in Aus...

Thanks for checking for me though.

 

Also, here's a pic of my hand made motor mount...

Still a bit to go, but it's getting there...

 

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Time for an update after a long break - re-did the rear end.

Not as smooth and a 'little' hand done, but bearings in place with smooth running - a-arms, outboard bearings, hand made shocks.

Chassis runs, but needs a longer guide tube (sits too high with the tyres on) and a new front end to fit in the width.

Pics follow...

 

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You an just see the shocks in this one...

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John Smedley sent me these pics of his version of one of my Elfin Mono bodies.

 

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Mel Mc wins car was an Elfin Mono 100 A with inboard springs

He used Art’s Can am Exhaust cut off — that was the real lucky bit — exactly the same as Mel’s Car.

My kit was of Bob Janes Twin Cam version that had a diffeert exhaust.

 

 

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The paint is a Subaru colour mixed acrylic lacquer. I used 3M plastic undercoat ( used on car bumpers ect) the Tamiya chrome silver spray went over it ok

 

Also Tamiya clear went nicely over the acrylic lacquer.

 

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The transfer case is shim brass fabricated

 

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Gearing is Plafit 28T to Slotit 10T pinion. It seems ok but may have to change it top end is slow.

 

Motor - 16K SRP

 

Guide - Allslots EVO

 

Tyres Front BRM 19.5 mm Classic in hard front compound

 

Rear MJK

 

Wheels MJK

 

John has done a great job on this build.car.

Edited by kalbfellp

Phil

 

Hobart Miniature Car Club

 

Tassie Resins

 

Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great looking car John, I remember Mel Mc Ewen one of those stalwarts who was always "there".

 

Nice work , and something just that little bit different.

 

Good luck in the Tasman

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Thanks for posting up the pics of that wonderful looking car...

You're hub side "upright-less" rear end has given me a solution to an issue that I was facing with my own suspension detailing...

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A further update on my little Cooper:

 

Made a brass twin pipe exhaust

 

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Body just sitting on the chassis at this stage.

 

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Front suspension detail - upper & lower a-arms, hand made shock absorbers. A-arms also serve as axle spacers.

 

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A bit blurry, but exhaust soldered and rear end

 

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Nice one difinity. Red/yellow is good.

 

I see that I moulded this body pre vacuum chamber....can anyone see the clue?

 

What wheels and tires did you use in the end?


John Warren

Slotcars are my preferred reality

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Thanks. Still needs a little touch up in the paint, and the clear coat or floor varnish.

Wheels are CB Designs and tyres are Paul Gage. Had to thin the fronts down 1mm though - they are 7mm standard.

Just trim (dashboard, mirrors and wheel (scratch built) screen, 'seat' and hubs) to go.

Not sure about the vac chamber, but body needed some prep (slightly porous surface). Pretty happy so far though - not too bad for a rattle can paint job.

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Mark, you need acid flux! (and silver solder)

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