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#41 aquakiwi

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:08 PM

Seeing as I only get to race myself, it'll be a winner.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:10 PM

This may interest a few:

http://www.ebay.com....7UAAOSwOdpXyp27

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:43 AM

The March six wheelers aren't my favourite to race. The small wheels, even when upgraded, don't quite cut the mustard - and the dragged rear set of wheels don't help.

I have this version. It's one of my fastest of these old school hybrids.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:10 AM

have you modifies the 6 wheeler?

Or is it a standard scaley issue?

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:07 PM

It's just a standard Scalextric 6 wheeler with the back of the engine moulding removed. The rear axle is in the original spot. Wing is from a Tyrrell Elf. Handles really well.
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:06 PM

View Postaquakiwi, on 03 September 2016 - 11:24 AM, said:

Here you go.

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Hold on to it Alan, or maybe not, check this out:- http://www.ebay.com/...K%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:20 AM

Bugger should't have modified it.

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:54 AM

View Postaquakiwi, on 08 September 2016 - 09:20 AM, said:

Bugger should't have modified it.


doesn't matter, it's gone down in price overnight.
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Posted 13 September 2016 - 03:32 PM

Done some work on a Renault today, just got to true tyres.

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 04:27 PM

I realised I had never had a crack at giving a Scaley March 721 any love so picked up a junker online and set to it. Here's a pic of a mint one. Never liked that front wing...

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It's been quite a bit of work - cutting down the chassis so the car could be lowered at the front and a new guide would fit, and removing the ugly front wing. The car arrived with a broken guide holder so I epoxyed in some brass tube as a replacement. I also clipped off the front of the chassis ahead of the guide and glued the three resultant parts onto the body of the car.

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The body and chassis have been painted since this pic was taken. I was going to scratch up a front wing but liked the look of the car without it. Assembly and testing tomorrow.
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 08:37 PM

You could always build the 'other nose'...
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That said, I'm not sure it's nicer...
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:57 PM

That looks a bit like 'tough love'. Not too keen on that surfboard looking wing either but I like the look of that P34 style front end
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:44 AM

View PostWobble, on 17 September 2016 - 09:57 PM, said:

That looks a bit like 'tough love'. Not too keen on that surfboard looking wing either but I like the look of that P34 style front end

Agreed. I wasn't aware the P34 style car existed. I have some old Spanish Scalex P34 bodies so that's another build prospect for another day. Cheers for the inspiration.

When looking at these old cars I tend to put a new variant together quickly to gauge potential before detailing a second but the March needed painting to tidy up the nose after the amputated surfboard wing

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I'm happy enough with it. As suspected it runs like the JPS Lotus and Tyrrell ELF - lapping my track in a respectable 7.1s.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:38 AM

Now aint that dainty, kind of like a ballet shoe front end
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:10 AM

View Postshadow_rusty, on 17 September 2016 - 08:37 PM, said:

You could always build the 'other nose'...
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Here we go.... a March Ford donor body and a P34 front end are now welded together. Almost a perfect fit.

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Air scoops are just cut down and shared from brass rod

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Time for some putty.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:43 AM

I like where this is heading.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:22 AM

Ready for primer

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:48 AM

First cut. Needs more work but happy to this point. I have also cut down and replaced the struts on the rear wing to drop it and get it out behind the car.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:24 PM

Yep, that's awesome.
Very well done.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:42 PM

looking good Mac
look forward to see it in the flesh
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