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Tony Condon
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hi ted
yes you right ,cant remember the name of the team that won but the race was the 24 hour race at the pmr track in banbury which was a short lived commercial raceway.
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What made the victory so unusual was that the race was quite late in the 60s (68,69) and was well into the mabuchi can and brass plate chassis era
the technology on the mrrc car was outdated by about 3 years and nobody was running those sort of cars in commercial raceway sprint meets
the motor if i remember correctly was like a king size clubmans motor obviously a tough old car though

cheers tony
 

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Tony Condon
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Hi Rob and don
the set of gears you show was typical of the sort of gears that mrrc offered as a set of gears to scratch builders ,I dont believe they were fitted to any of the airfic /mrrc ready to runs as rob said they were nylon contarates and brass pinions
However MRRC did also manufacture metal bevel gears like this which seemed to be sintered out of something like bronze and both the crown wheel and the pinion were metal
I seem to remember they were fitted to the early 4 wd merc kits ,possibly without the braking Pawl
Those i think are the gears fitted to that 1.24 car ,again without the braking part of the set up
Re the nationals winner 1964 it was a twin microperm 4 wd cooper maserati
The microperm motors had very weak magnets and when they were rewound the brakes disappeared hence the need to use the mrrc braking gears
Those twin micto perm cars were very smooth to drive and if the brakes were proberly set up they would have been very nice to drive
Add a top driver like john ramsdale and you have a winning combination
additionally similar cars deriven by laurie hedley in 65 and john essex in 66 won the national sports car championhips
in 67 can motors and sponge tyres had arrived and 4 wd never won another national championship

cheers tony
 
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