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....gather information on a topic that I am not really into.

So if there are any freaks around here that like to race their Dynamic or other 60´s chassis with their 26D or other motors that fit just let me know as I am starting to get into that a little!!!

Thanks in advance,
Nico

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Yes yes!

I was just swapping stories with JohnP., and I'm a big fan of the Scratchbuilt.com site. It inspired me to build an 'authentic' 1967/8 inline brass rod chassis with floppy mounts and drop arm, and put it under a 1/24 Betta Lotus 40 shell, which I promptly ruined with a show-off paint job (you know, fancy fades and metalflake colours) which didn't work. I still havn't raced the car, but it's still a joy to look at, and was a blast to build. I'm trying to collect proper bits to make up a period 'Hot' 16D, but at present it just has a modern Parma can keeping the motor mounts warm.
The leading authority seems to be John Secchi, who I havn't met, but he's given me a lot of help via email. I got through to him via the Scratchbuilt site.
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Nico, listen to howmet


If this is your interest Scratchbuilt.com is a MUST see imo.

QUOTE It inspired me to build an 'authentic' 1967/8 inline brass rod chassis with floppy mounts and drop arm, and put it under a 1/24 Betta Lotus 40 shell

Sounds like a cool thread to me there tx - I can almost smell the oil of wintergreen


(better finish trashing that VMG first though I guess)
 

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Nico,
Do you mean do I use this old thing?


A Tamiya 1/24 scale King Cobra, circa 1966 with its original FT36D engine.
I would have liked to have taken it to Adelaide for a recent Vintage race there but work got in the way. This car always beat my friend's Cox Cheetahs and Tamiya Lotus 40's that I raced against
- bragging rights for a 9 year old which gives it its race number as the real car never raced. My brother also has a Hasegawa Alfa Romeo, a beautifu car but its not handy so no photo.
The car was built by one of the world's greatest car builders that I ever knew (my late Dad) and was raced lots of times, hence the missing parts and paint scrapes. The decals are also the work of a 9 year old and I'm going to remove them one day but other than that I won't modify it (too many good memories).
 

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"The car was built by one of the world's greatest car builders that I ever knew (my late Dad)"

Your dad was Alessandro De Tomaso??!!!
 

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Who you callin a Freak,just because I power my cars with 50s era Train motors.
 

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Thanks guys,
I knew you are around. I just wanted to be sure as no one posted anything on vinatge slotcars on this forum (and if there was already something, please forgive me, I did not read it).

As I said, I am just getting into the vintage stuff myself, so I will probably come up with loads of questions when I start building those cars.

So far I am only collecting stuff from ebay and from friends who give up their hobby and still have things from the 60´s. So far there a a few Garvic chassis, Dynamic chassis, Cox chassis, one Russkit Carrera (found resently on a swap meeting for no money) which is a little bent but no problem, Carrera racing chassis, one or two old F1´s / Indys (Strombecker, Atlas).

At the moment I am trying to scratchbuild an Indycar from the 50´s. Body nearly finished (clear coat missing, driver insert missing). There is one or two chassis around in Germany where you put on old fomula or indy bodys with a Plafit Fox motor to put in. Looking good to me.
I just finished 4 Carrera 124 F2´s (BMW) from the 60´s, just to be able to race them on a 4-lane track and they are the cars that people ask for mostly to race them as a drivers race (cars stay in lane, each driver has to race each car).

So I will be around with questins on those old cars, don´t worry.

Nico

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By the way, Nico, If you don't already know them, 'Carkits' in Southend are a great source for vintage slot bits. They publish a regular mailorder list which is mostly static kits (loads of great 1/24 models!) and die casts, but there is always a large section devoted to vintage slot stuff..chassis, motors wheels, tyres, US and UK made stuff.... COx, Dynamic, all those great names. Mouthwatering and wallet-draining! I'm sure someone can give you the web/email address... I found them through their ads in Motorsport. Can't lay my hands on the address just now but surely will if you need it.

Mura Tiger Milk... beats oil of wintergreen for the nostalgia buzz anytime.
 

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"Mura Tiger Milk... beats oil of wintergreen for the nostalgia buzz anytime..."

Yo Howmet TX, I think that you are sniffing too much kerosene in that turbine of yours...
 
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