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Hi Slotmadmac.

 

Did you find you had any spare cars.

 

Regards Charles Le Breton

 

Sorry Chas. No spares at this point.


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Hi Gas41T and Slotmadmac.

 

Thanks for advice Rossco but postage to NZ appears to tip balance. Postage alone appears to be anything from 17-20 pounds or about $30NZ plus cost of car. As I can buy a new car for $40NZ I will forget. I have lots of other projects on the go at present.

 

Second thought though. What about allowing a Classic Mini (not the BMW variety). I might come last but certainly prepared to give it a go. I have a couple of these I could use. As long as I can make rear wheel drive.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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My Dremel is working overtime trying to make my bunch of parts fit together in a meaningful way.

 

Fitting the front axle but finding bodywork where the tyres should be............

 

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yes a long can in there

that dody work is most certainly in the way

it is a case of deciding on what wheels you want to use and then get it as low as you can


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Hi Gas41T and Slotmadmac.

 

Thanks for advice Rossco but postage to NZ appears to tip balance. Postage alone appears to be anything from 17-20 pounds or about $30NZ plus cost of car.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

 

Seen these - under NZ$40 delivered.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SCALEXTRIC-MG-MINI-METRO-6R4-RED-TOTAL-VERY-GOOD-CONDITION-/222598840143?hash=item33d3ecbf4f:g:GGQAAOSwtfhYpIsz

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCALEXTRIC-CAR-METRO-6-R-4-RALLY-CAR-EXCELLENT-/132249015237?hash=item1ecaa7d3c5:g:kEMAAOSw6btXR1KG

 

Mac


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munter is still away. Delayed by connecting flights that don't connect.

Hope to be making parts by the end of the week. Bluddy airnewzealind.


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Bugger. Carefully glued the front axle tube onto the chassis. Looked really good. Go away to stop myself fiddling and checking if the glue is dry yet. Still looking good, EXCEPT bugger me its tilted sideways with one wheel off the set up block. More work for Mr Dremel today to grind it out and try to glue it straight in ALL directions this time.

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Good news on the new entrants. I think I may build another MetroTurd. . The way I see it, when you have my level of Turd genius it would be unfair to limit it to just one car.

 

Getting worried about the high level of technical expertise going into the builds? You'll need to dig deep for this one Mac, especially if I source a "hired gun" driver, to compensate for my building skill outstripping my driver ability.

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You'll need to dig deep for this one Mac, especially if I source a "hired gun" driver, to compensate for my building skill outstripping my driver ability.

 

Bring it on. When the flag drops the BS stops! (well.. it's meant to. In our circle it just seems to bring out more mongrel!)


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I will get the Sorbent out over the weekend and see if I can clean up some $&%# for you high class rollers.


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the real BS most certainly starts after the flag has dropped but Slackflakmac wouldn't have it any other way


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EXCEPT bugger me its tilted sideways with one wheel off the set up block. .

 

been there done that

I did the same on mine


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Finally made a start...

Tyres have arrived, and rims sourced

Metro%20-%20Wheels.jpg

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don'

Finally made a start...

Tyres have arrived, and rims sourced

Metro%20-%20Wheels.jpg

 

don't use cheaper super glue on those tryes

it will cause them to split


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Thanks for the warning, but i only ever mount tyres with Contact Adhesive anyway, so should be safe...

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