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Yeah, you`re right...you can`t beat the smell of those old motors & the lovely boxes they came in.
More than that, the cars had bags of character- just like yours will!
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That FJ Porsche you done is a real beauty Simon!
You should post a pic of it.
If anyone is thinking of buying a Scaley BRM try & go for a later c85 type with a plastic roll bar & smaller drivers head. Some of the earlier FJ`s with metal roll bars did/do have a nasty habit of burning out their motors.
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Early red (French) BRM. Later green (UK) BRM
 

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Very clever indeed!
The only problem I find with FJ steering is that the car has to drive slowly through my Goodwood Chicane, or else it can de-slot.
I`ve got a few of the later c81 & c82 Cooper & Lotus cars with the elastic bands still intact on the steering. This doesn`t half tighten things up nicely!
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Here you are Groomi.
This is a French made c81 Cooper from 1966/67.
Luckily it is in mint condition so the band has survived.
It doesn`t half eliminate that roll you get on the front axles!
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It does Groomi, & I think using a spring is a great idea.

I also collect 1/40 scale Jouef slot cars.
The cars made between 1963 -1969 use adjustable spring pick-up shoes. This also gives a car a lot more stability.
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Kev.
 
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