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#1 Vinno

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

After running the Scalextric Torana in the recent Bathurst ATCC Proxy Race I figured I needed to build something a little more competitive. Phil mentioned he had a Jag XJS body so I thought it might work. It's about 5mm wider than the Torana and will end up a similar amount lower so it should go reasonably well. I Hope anyway.

I decided to go with the crowd and use a Baby Raptor also. I found the Olifer Torana chassis is identical in wheelbase to the Jag body so it's an easy choice.

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I am using resin building spacers as body mounts as they are strong and easy to shape with a Dremel. They also hold screw threads well and can be screwed into seemingly forever without stripping.
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Good old 5 minute Araldite for mounting them also.
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 07:22 PM

Looking good there Vince
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 01:46 PM

Nice one Vinno. Great minds think alike - I was thinking about a XJS Jag for next yr's ATCC Proxy as well and got a George Turner Resin kit. I thought the track width would be comparable to the XB/XC Falcons but turns out the track width is still about 5mm narrower than the Scaley Falcons. What's the actual front and back track width on Phil's XJS?
Will follow your posts with interest as I have never worked with a Resin body before.
PS I think your XD Falcon is the bomb! B)
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:47 PM

My XJS is scale so narrower than the Falcons, from memory Round 56mm under the guards.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:40 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on 16 October 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:

My XJS is scale so narrower than the Falcons, from memory Round 56mm under the guards.

Hi Phil, it is 58.5mm at the rear guards and if I get enough paint on it I think I can get it to 59mm.

As the tyres can’t really sit up in the guards I am running them pretty much to the edge so it has a 58mm track on the rear. I just need to be careful how much body float I run before sending it away so they don’t scrape the guards. The important thing is it is low so has a nice centre of gravity.

Hopefully I get this one right the Torana was under done, too light and under powered.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for the width confirmation guys. 58mm will put it on par with the Scaley XC on a 3D Chassis. My G.T. XJS looks like it will be 54mm in the rear without the tires rubbing inside the guards. May have to look at flares to match your XJS width!
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Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:41 PM

I think GT does a Jag with big guards.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 08:24 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on 17 October 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

I think GT does a Jag with big guards.
Hi Phil
GT only had 1 version on offer on his website which is what I got. I'll work with it and see what I can do. If I can't get a wider track fitted in, I may get one of yours as a backup.
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:05 AM

He did do the Group 44 version some time ago.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:41 PM

View PostOrakei Racer, on 17 October 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

View Postkalbfellp, on 17 October 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

I think GT does a Jag with big guards.
Hi Phil
GT only had 1 version on offer on his website which is what I got. I'll work with it and see what I can do. If I can't get a wider track fitted in, I may get one of yours as a backup.

You could turn it into the John Goss Group C car. That had wider guards fitted and it would fit the class.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:44 PM

Body undercoated and the first coat of British Racing Green done. A bit of a busy weekend so only had a couple of hours this afternoon to work on this and the XD. Tried one of the wheel inserts too, looking forward to getting this one running.

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