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I was visiting GRAH1 yesterday, playing courier service. His phone line is down and he was not able to see the qualifying results of round 2 world proxy race @ Victor's track. Any excuse, I fired up the bike and took the printout round.
Anyway, he gave me an old Airfix body kit of their Lotus 25, a scaley rear axle and a spare scaley motor. Thanks GRAH1


I guess I will have to build a classic now! No promises guys, I don't know when or just quite how I'll do it, so don't hold your breath.

Inte came up with a suggestion of modifying Ninco F1 wishbones to suit rather than having just a plain axle showing. Also, should I go for the period wheels or use some slot it ones with fat rubber (not modern F1 size though) so it looks like a modern hillclimb car as opposed to a proper historic? I prefer fat slicks.......

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I knew it was a mistake to try and enter into this retro/classic/semi scratchbuilt area of slot cars!

I look forward to reading the article GRAH1 mentioned.

mac - maybe I should purchase one of your kits to atone for my sinful thoughts? Possibly a rather fetching Talbot Lago, but I couldn't swear to being able to obtain the right shade of blue for it!
 

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David!

You are a sick, twisted man!!
I now have a headache!!

Not to mention I need to go out and buy lots more different tins of paint!!


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FWIW here's a couple of crappy pictures of progress to date. I've had to grind part of the inside of the upper shell away to fit the motor terminals in. Also part of the backrest hat to disappear. The motor is just glued to the undertray - the pinion axis lines up with the axle axis so everything sweet transmission-wise





The front end will be somewhat trickier to do although the axle tube will be of great assistance - I can tack stuff onto it


Then to some fat rubber - how about some Porsche 908/2 wheels painted yellow?



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Suggestion noted Prof...for the next one!!
I've already trimmed the upper body to fit


Thanks anyway. Well, whatever happens I may need to install a Ninco drop arm if this pic of a Lotus 24 is anything to go by (Jackie Oliver @ Nurburgring)
http://www.thef1store.com/index.html?targe...html&lang=en-us

OOPs it's a Lotus 48 I was searching for a 24 and it was on the same page!!


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David,

That may well be the article which GRAH1 was talking to me about; he has loads of Model Cars magazines and mentioned he was going to photocopy something. However, an emailed scan would be gratefully received as computerised info of this kind is always useful


Many Thanks,
Mark.
 
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