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Peter Seager-Thomas
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Every now and then I like to try a model different to my regular diet. Here is one, complete, except for a steering wheel.

The body I believe is one of Mac Pinches 'Pre-Add' bodies, now discontinued. No body rework was carried out, just a little flatting here and there.

As supplied, the kit included body casting in resin, exhaust, mirrors, screen frame and steering wheel in whitemetal, a driver and some decals.



The chassis is a very basic deep aluminium channel section, the motor an FF Scaley item.



The guide and gears are also Scaley.

More photo's as Photobucket allows...

Peter.
 

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Al Schwartz
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One of my favorites as well - this one is also from a Pre-Add body:



The chassis is a modification of the monoposto chassis that Mac sold to go along with his bodies (still available I believe from AB Slotsport.

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There is an adapter plate between the motor and the motor mount on the chassis to accommodate the FF - 050 motor. As I recall the motor turns something over 30,000 RPM but with the 4.5 to 1 gearing is quick but manageable. The brass ballast is in the form of a "Rattle pan" that rides loosely on the chassis rails.

I must speak to Peter about some proper wheels!

EM
 

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Two lovely cars there gentlemen...I have a David Jones version of this body in the spares box and I'm pleased to have something to aim for.
 

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QUOTE (munter @ 20 Jun 2012, 08:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Two lovely cars there gentlemen...I have a David Jones version of this body in the spares box and I'm pleased to have something to aim for.

Munter I am guessing that the Body that you have is of the 4CL not the 4CLT
 

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I think your right Pete, the last time i visited Dave he was talking
of the 4CL, i dont think he has done a 4CLT, but could be wrong.
Cheers
Mac P
 

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Oh, you guys are probably correct. I bought it as a 4CL and didnt realise there was a T version...more info to store and research, thank you.
 

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Did somebody mention 4.CLTs?



These are home-created bodies.

Amongst the set are Bira, Chiron, de Graffenried, 2 Argentine cars, David Murray - the green one, Schell and three that are used by various drivers at different times.
 

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I know this is hijacking the thread but this is the shell that Dave Jones produces that munter and mac mentioned above.



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That is a very nice looking car David.
Thank you for showing it.
What is the difference between the CL and the CLT ? anyone?
My Maserati body waits in the spares box....a 58 Corvette is on the bench at the moment.
 

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Hi Munter, The 4cl and 4clt, or as it should be 4clt/48
where as follows, 4cl just ment 4 cylinder, the 4clt
was 4cylinder with tubular chassis.
The 4cl was penned by Ernesto Maserati with a channel
section chassis and leaf sprung rear and a torsion bar
front suspention and quite a high bodyline.
The 4clt was reworked by Alberto Massimino for the Orsi
family having revised suspension and twin-supercharged
engine in 1948 hence =4clt/48.
It sometimes is noted as the " San Remo " maserati as it
won its first outing there.
They never realy got to grips with the Alfa 158,s
The Maserati brothers did try and revive the car a little
later calling it an OSCA but with little succsess,
Dave Lawson did a stunning model of this car for one of
the Early Bird meetings, if he,s watching these post he
may be kind enough to post a picture of it.
hope that helps
cheers
Mac P
 

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Thanks Mac P

Can I assume the actual body shape is the same?
 

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Munter, here,s a shot of the two cars during the San Remo race
{ where the 4CLT/48} gained the "San remo Maserati"nickname.
Ascari is driving the the 4CLT/48 number 34 while Bira races the
4CL number40.
As you can see the bodywork of the two cars is quite different,

both bodies where made by the great Fantuzzi who also hamered
out the body,s the 250F masers.
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Mac P
 

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Great pic, Mac, both for the history and the shape. That beautiful waist is a priority in any model of the 4CLT and isn't seen as clearly under the exhaust in photos from the left side.
The curvy waistline, the slanting bonnet and the raked grille made it arguably the most elegant GP car of its time.
Rob J
 

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Thank you Mac P. The pic definitely speaks to me. The 4CL is nice but the 4CLT is as Rob J says "elegant"
 
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