Super slotcar builder Martin (Kustomart) very kindly gave me these three Jouef cars when I met him at the Northern Swapmeet on Sunday.
The tyres of the Ferrari F1 had melted onto the underpan. The pan was beyond saving so I simply changed it for a clean one. A new set of tyres were also added.
The BRM Martin gave me was in excellent condition. All it needed was a new pinion & a set of tyres.
The EType was a real horror story, but they are too good to bin. Again the tyres had melted onto the underpan & had blocked up the steering. It took ages to free the steering & clear away the rubber. The springs loaded pick-up shoes had to be changed, as did the motors carbon brushes. The motor was thoroughly cleaned & had a new magnet fitted. New tyres were added all round.
Unfortunately the screen was smashed, but I cut a one off a cheap diecast down to size & it looks great on the car.
The EType & both F1 cars now look & go great.
Thank-you Martin, it`s folk like you who make the hobby worthwhile!!