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Phil Clayton
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Hoping that someone might have a quick and easy answer for me here as I'm guessing someone will have done this before.
I'm currently restoring an old Scalextric C52 Escort and turning it into a proper race car (which may or may not be related to Pendle's TransAm event).
I have a PCS chassis which I'm planning to use, but am stumped as to which wheels and tyres would work best. Bear in mind that the chassis must have 1.5mm ground clearance and the front wheels and tyres = Min diameter 15mm. Min overall width 4mm. Rear wheels and tyres = Min diameter 15 mm. Max overall width 9mm.

If interested, I'm building a new interior and plan to form new windscreens. Decal artwork has been drawn up, so just waiting to sort running gear out

And before anyone asks...it's not an Alan Mann version as they didn't race in TransAm


All advice gratefully received.
Thanks in advance
Phil
 

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ive made a few escorts and with scale 13inch wheels and its difficult to getg 1.5mm clearence,if u use penelope pit lane scalex replacement wheels which are the same size as the original scalex wheels, and use ortmman replacement tyres,for either french scalex f1 fronts,or scalex formula junior rears ucan true them to 1.5mm clearence ,or alternatively contact colin at rsslotracing he produces a very good line in alloy wheels and resin wheel inserts also he is the uk dealer for ortmann tyres so he will deff have some thing that will suit can send u a link to his sit e if u need it cheers alan
 

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Phil Clayton
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Alan, thanks for that. I know of RSSlotracing so I'll check them out.

Cheers!
Phil
 

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I've been googling trying to find images of "Trans Am Escorts", somehow managed to find a few, errrrmm, lady boys but not many Mk1 Escorts..
Can you point me in the direction of some race cars please.
 

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Phil Clayton
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DJ, images of Ford Escorts competing in TransAm seem to be very difficult to find.
Dave Wisdom gave me a start with this link
http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/photo/Ford/Escort.html

Which had a few photos, but I knew there were other entrants from studying the entry lists in my copy of TransAm by Dave Friedman.
So, next step was to trawl through
http://www.racingsportscars.com/championship/Trans-Am.html
checking the entry lists and noting driver names....then Googling those (with variations eg. Tom Lynch Ford Escort) to see what I could find.

Although I've found a few bits and pieces, I'm still looking and hoping to add more. If I find anything else, I'll post the links here.
Hope that helps.

Cheers!
Phil
 

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Phil Clayton
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DJ, obviously you'll have to pick the TransAm variants out from all of the Euro racers, but that shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Yeah, they're a bit few and far between, what is the plan for your livery or aren't you saying yet?

Did you see the Broadspeed I did a while ago? European I know but one of my favourites.


Look forward to seeing yours progress, all the best.
 

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Phil Clayton
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Right, all done now. very big thank you to Col Sparks at RSSlotRacing for sorting wheels and tyres out for me.
Here's a couple of pics before the Escort enters combat at Pendle this coming weekend.





It's supposed to be Bob Tanner's car at Mont Tremblant 1970..... you judge how succesful. I'm quite happy.
Chassis is PCS and most running gear is Slot.it.
Windscreens etc were replaced with plunge formed acetates. Decals created by myself using one internet pic of the restored car and one photo in Dave Friedman's TransAm book.

Fingers crossed it actual goes, so far its untested on a routed wood circuit


Cheers
Phil
 

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looks good but would be good if we could see pictures from other angles...this is a project i would like to undertake and seeing yours would help
 

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steveaca, I've done this Escort, with my own decals, as a look-a-like of the famous Meissner Escort that raced is South Africa in the 70's.

 
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