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Added this to my collection of Australasian slot car's! Upon first inspection it seems to be in half decent condition for it's age ! Body has no cracks or chips, one of the exhaust is broken and missing and the chrome has worn of the roll bar but other than that it just needs a little paint! Chassis is missing the springs, post's and split pins, a nut is missing on the motor pod and some corrosion and tarnish need some attention and someone has put a 1/8 cox crown gear on the 3mm axle so that needs a original brass one all in all I am quite happy with it.

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Not sure if these brass chassis Tamiya's come with threaded 3mm axles and wheels my other ones have grub screw wheels and blank axles? And those inserts are definitely not for this car ,
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Will be looking into that!
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As Farr as I know yes, and body float. I have heard stories that When the cast aluminium ones came out it was really amazing handling compared to the other RTR cars of the time .
 

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That's what Mr. Tamiya said in his autobiography!

I've seen some run pretty well, but probably no better than other well-prepared cars of the type.

Good find, but not really the right chassis for this car... the Lotus 30 came with a simpler twin-beam cast aluminum chassis, like on the Lancia-Ferrari. This is a slightly later and more sophisticated one that came with the McLaren, Ferrari P2 and Prince cars...

This one and their sidewinder version is more of a suspended motor pod type chassis than a real suspension, but still about the equivalent of most slot car suspensions....

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That's what Mr. Tamiya said in his autobiography!

I've seen some run pretty well, but probably no better than other well-prepared cars of the type.

Good find, but not really the right chassis for this car... the Lotus 30 came with a simpler twin-beam cast aluminum chassis, like on the Lancia-Ferrari. This is a slightly later and more sophisticated one that came with the McLaren, Ferrari P2 and Prince cars...

This one and their sidewinder version is more of a suspended motor pod type chassis than a real suspension, but still about the equivalent of most slot car suspensions....

Don
Yes I've noticed that, I've seen more of the brass chassis and cast aluminium car's here in Australia than the aluminium tube ones ! Did the brass ones work better than the original? I did bid on one awhile ago it but it went way out of my price range.
 

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Received this I assume UK version, no made in markings, last week (sellers photo as I haven't taken any yet).

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Didn't realise just how over scale it is as it comes up at about 1/28th or 1/27th scale. Just about the same size as my Stabo BMW Lola.
 

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Yep, English brand from the early 60s, with dual contacts on each side of the slot so you could run 3 cars in a lane under independent control. 1/52 scale (Wrenn 152) and vibrator motors on the original cars. Lots of info on this site, including some pics.

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Found this on eBay, with a 1.32 flexy. The old AYK chassis looked a bit like the first 1.24th slot car my father brought me back in the early 70s I was quite young but I think it was RTR with a orange sedan body , anyway 🤔 when it arrived I inspected it and found that the back end was bent and twisted and had blobs of solder on the front axle tube and the chrome was lifting in places . After straightening up the chassis and cleaning off the solder it's coming up all right. I had a dig around an found enough bits and pieces to get it up and running once again, I've noticed that there might be something missing on the front pin tubes maybe a thin piano wire tension spring? I hope someone can enlighten me on this as I can't find any pictures of this chassis to verify this! I'm pretty happy with it so far and will order a new body for it from Pattos when I get the decals for another project!
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Rastas,
what you have there, is a 1969 Champion "Group 18" chassis which in the first picture, has the correct front wheels.
Yes, they were all manufactured for Champion by Aoyagi in Japan, but the folks at Champion did not even know it!
The whole story is described in detail in "Slot Car Dreams", the most comprehensive "classic-era" slot car book to date.

The "Flexi" and later Champion chassis were made in America.
 

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Great thank you TSRF for your help , I changed the front wheels because of tires were split and falling off , just wanted to get a roller set up! Any ideas on who would have this type of Tyer ? I'm in Australia so shipping prices are very high from the USA for one set of tires but any input on this would be great thanks!
 

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Rastas,
the easiest way if the rim has outer flanges, is to remove the old rubber and use a pair of rubber O-rings side by side on each wheel. If however, the wheel has a protrusion in its center and the tire is molded over it, it will be more difficult...
There are old NOS "pro racing" wheels sold regularly on eBay, (3/4" X 1/4" wide, sets-screw type), but shipping is a killer nowadays.
If you have access to a lathe, you can also machine the old wheels to fit a center fat O-ring... Easy for me to say, not so easy to do if you do not have access to machine tools.
The wheels you installed are old Parma from the early 1980s. Not 'period correct' but if they do the job...
 

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Yes I'll get some O rings with the next order of parts I need wheels for another project ,I was thinking if I can get the other one off without braking it I might make a mould I have had the silicone sitting there for awhile to do some other tires ! just won't be reel tight ,but I'll glue anyway .
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