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I thougt it was about time I made a start on this one Hopefully for the Bath meet but definitly for Macs event.After all I had the thing for months .
The body is one of Macs superb Lancia ferraris nuff said,
For motive power Ive been umming and arring for ages what to do till finaly today I had a dig in a bits box and pulled out a set of mrrc spoke wheels some scd chas o tyres and one of my restored Scalex power sledges .
The power sledge was modified by replacing the old armature with a mabuchi out of a fly motor , to do this I had to sleeve the bearings with 5/64 ID tube and trim an 1/8th of the front of the shaft other than that it was a staight forward arm swap . I will also be sticking mabuchi magnets on the side of the motor pole pieces to increase the torque and also so I dont have to remagnetise the motor due to losses during the dissasembly process.
For gears I am using Taylor 12/36.
The guide is an old bolt fixing scalex race tuned type screwed straight into the power sledge front bracket The hole lined up exact and as the Lancia is such a short car saved me the problem of fabricating a guide holder.
As yet I havent finalised how the front wheels will be fixed on as I might end up running this one as an iso but another option is to screw a small L bracket behind the guide to hold the axle
Theres a few pic of the progress so far but it will take a while as I m not feeling fit enough to wield a soldering iron yet may be next week .
Like Beejay i tend to have a few on the go at once and with these up coming classic events Ive a few its spread about which will be popping up over thenext few weeks Including a rebuild on an airfix clubman motor which seems ideal for a very slim car.


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Excellent Graham

How are you going to attach the motor/chassis to the car?.

Is that the MRRC wheels that came from their single seater range?......And what are those tyres from Chas?....

Sorry there are so many questions but this is all very useful information.


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