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Time to work up a Revell hot rod kit that I've had on the shelf for years.

 

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Like the PYRO 1940 Ford I did last week this one needed the chassis cut out once the body was put together

 

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Chassis was a cut down Scalextric F1. Annoyingly, the front axle needed to sit forward of the guide to get the wheels centred in the arches and the guide under the front grill. With the axle tube in place this meant the front wheels were several mm off the track - not ideal for a good handling car.

 

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After trying a number of solutions i ended up reaming down the plastic body post tongue ahead of the guide shaft so I could get the guide deep in the slot and the front wheels touching the track. Apologies for the poor image. (the brass tube behind the guide is from a previous build)

 

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Here's the body shot with primer and a hole cut in the bonnet for a blower.

 

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The supercharger is going to come from a Maisto Muscle Machine that I picked up on clearance for $2 - thanks for the tip Pat and Dave! These motors simply unscrew and are a great find for 1/32 rods. I'm stockpiling them for future builds

 

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And here it is on the chassis. I think I am going to use upholstery pins for moon-eye hubcaps again. I used them on my '40 Ford build and they looked good.

 

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With the narrow track and guide forward of the front axle, I am not sure how well this is going to handle - but I'm happy with this afternoon's work.

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looking great Mac

you have got a good production line going at the moment


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With the narrow track and guide forward of the front axle, I am not sure how well this is going to handle - but I'm happy with this afternoon's work.

Liking where this is headed...

ps. A matching deep dish rear wheel for that front would also look tops... Very 80's hot rod build...

 

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They remind me of these wheels...

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Needs to be a little deeper inset than this...

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If you are not going to race it then handling doesn't really matter. But I can't help thinking your wish not to be able to see the guide has compromised the build?


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And we're done for now.

 

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Still with the mismatched mags but club racing is at mine tonight and I'll discuss the options with the boys or go with my original moon eye instincts.

 

On the track it's not a flyer but runs smooth and doesn't de-slot easily. Happy days!


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If you painted the insert black as in Rusty's sample it may look good - depending on your painting skills.


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The consensus from Munter and Crockett was to leave it. I'm ok with that. My plan was to finish the car from scratch within 24hrs so don't really want to revisit it now anyway,


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saw this car in the flesh and had a drive tonight and I must say I am very impressed with how it has turned out

looks fantastic on and off the track

the miss matched wheels like fine as they are


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That's pretty good going for a 24hr turn around. I'd be pretty happy with it too.


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