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looks like your decal sheet is for one of the 1963 Sebring 12 hr. entries by Shelby American. "Slash" type striping would often be used, and with different colors, across fenders or the nose of a car to help the pits identify who it is coming in when a team had multiple entries. As to who, where and on what car, I'm certainly no expert (unless I'm building that particular one). Leave this to the guys who can tell you what the chassis number was, the displacement and "tweaks" for that engine, etc. etc.
 

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Good to see you're back Eduardo.

Among other things, quotation marks and a few other punctuation symbols seem to set off the alarm; maybe it was that, maybe just the usual gremlins.

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Well, we use both and I had absolutely no idea why so I looked around and found this, from the Oxford Guide to Style (presumably Oxford, England!)

British practice is normally to enclose quoted matter between single quotation marks, and to use double quotation marks for a quotation within a quotation:

'Have you any idea', he said, 'what "dillygrout" is?'

This is the preferred OUP practice for academic books. The order is often reversed in newspapers, and uniformly in US practice:

"Have you any idea," he said, "what 'dillygrout' is?"

Andy

PS Lots of quotation marks and no problems posting - Doh!
 

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Thanks Andy.

Your quotation marks are a quote within the post, so maybe that changes things... in any case, the glitch is random, sometimes it happens, sometimes not!

Don

PS: what is a "dillygrout"?

PPS: quotation marks passed here too - maybe it's a revolution! owner VS was supposedly looking into all this...
 

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Fascinating stuff (No, honestly. Obscure grammar is another of my favourite self-indulgent areas of geekery). And it isn't 'Dillygrout': search on 'Dillegrout' and you'll find something mildly interesting, or fascinating if you are into old foodie stuff.

I think I was vaguely aware of the 'quotes within a quote' thing, maybe a relic of my schooldays, where there was a clear distinction between 'English Language' and 'English Literature'. I was quite good at the former, it took me a while to catch up with the Literature thing I'm afraid. My way of doing it has been to have the double quotes on the outside and the singles within.

Someone (not me) should do some research into how many fingers of each hand people of different nationalities use when they're 'quoting' something in a speech/presentation. A sub-set of that research would be into how often that really means 'I don't believe it'.

Moving back towards 'What have you bought?' - Not much truly vintage. I got a nice Airfix/MRRC Ferrari 250 LM body kit yesterday, from the slot car version of the moulds rather than the static kit. No driver, unfortunately, but otherwise very nice. From a UK Ebay seller pberesford (the 'p' stands for Phil) who does a lot of really nice vintage stuff.

Apart from that, I've picked up a modern 'Fusion' PSU that will power my vintage Revell test circuit before too long, and a very modern Revell 1/24 Jaguar E Type static kit that will get vintage running gear (Revell? Monogram? One or the other. Maybe Revell with an RP77?). It will be a companion for my only other 1/24th shell, Mike's (Redcat) beat up Shelby Cobra.
 

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I picked up a couple 1960s 1/24 wood track beater cars for $15 each. I wanted the 1963/1964 early square back Chappie (Stormer or Lancer body?) for a project. The Chappie has a nice 1/24 Monogram Lotus 38 chassis that will work well for some F1 projects. I cant place the 1962ish Mickey Thompson-like Indy car.

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The Indy car is the AJ Watson built Wynns Spl., driven by Don Branson, sister car to the 2nd-place finisher at the 1964 Indy-500. It is a Lancer body.
It was AJ Watson's first rear-engine car, that he copied on the 1963 Vollstedt-Offy that had nearly set a new lap record at Indy in testing and impressed lots of old timers seeing their "roadster" world collapsing as the rear engine cars showed clear superiority.

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The Chaparral body is by Du-Bro and represents the 1964 "001" with a 350 Chevrolet based and far more torque-able V8, replacing the 3.5-liter Olds V8 previously used.
Du-Bro also made this body in 1/32 scale, and so did Auto Hobbies.

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Philippe:

Thanks a bunch for the info.

I think I have a NOS 1/32 Dubro and another of the 1/24 Dubro Chappies that needs restoration. I always liked this version of the Chappie, like the 1/32 hard body model. I don't suppose any vac shop made the earliest versions of the 1:1 cars with the front shark mouth radiator intake, the cow catcher valance, and headlights high in the front fenders. Using this body as a mold for a backpour, I could probably vac form such an early version.

I missed out on a recent auction that had the 1:1 1/24 version with no exhaust over the top cover, but other wise identical in shape to mine.

Here us the frame/motor of the Watson Indy car.

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last week I had a couple of vintage acquisitions...

First came this Super Shells Lotus Elite body kit.

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Time to start doing some research now as the main support race for the 1964 Goodwood TT was the 2000 GT TT but I have found a lot of info yet, but there were a few Elites in the race.

One thing that has got me confused at the moment is that Super Shells recommend their saloon chassis, of which I have a couple, but can't see how you fit it at the moment.

Then at the end off the week came this Pactra Lotus 30 vac body.

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Have to admit that I know nothing about this, I have a plan for it, but would to find out if it's got any real value or how common they are.first.
 

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Beardy:

Everybody made a 30, so not that rare. Value of $10-$30. Its a Pactra you said. Did Pactra source bodies from shark? This one is a Shark, but product # is obviously different. Body details are near identical: Dzus fasteners, windshield attachment grommets, fender lip treatment, etc.

Kinda funny how many Lotus 30 slot car kits and bodies were offered to the hobby given that it and the 40 were not that successful as 1:1 cars.

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