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Was there ever a MK1 Fiesta made, i'm aware that they made the MK3 as I have one but what about the MK1 can anyone help?
 

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Hi Supersport,

Scalextric Spain made some Mk1 1300S Fiestas back in the Eighties but they were never sold in the UK. They have recently done a re-issue in the Miticos series!

Keep an eye on Ebay!

Mr.M
 
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Hi.

There were some Mk1 cars avaliable abroad at one time but the quality was ****e be to quite fair and the Mk3 XR2i's were not all too bad detail wise but if you want to run them a chat with BWA's Al Penrose about his wooden chassis is needed.

Baz
 

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YUP there was a mk1 fiesta 1300s made in 1980 by scx for the spanish market they dont come up for sale very often and when they do make good money here is a link of the differant liveries of the original issues-----> http://usuarios.lycos.es/cury/modelos/pag2/4057/4057.htm

oh there is a bp liveried model aswell ------> http://usuarios.lycos.es/cury/modelos/pag3/4061/4061.htm

and recently there has been a remake of the car by altaya miticos again for the spanish mkt i will try and find a picture and will post here----> http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=e...DUTF-8%26sa%3DN oooh and here is one for sale
 

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Thanks for the replies, thats a shame that they were never made over (yes i'm talking about Slot Cars lol) as they are my favourite cars, odd but true lol, in those pictures why is the rear Jacked up like that?
 
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Hi Fezza

As I said previously, they are upto Scalextric's usual HIGH quality.

I'm sorry I will retrieve my coat

Baz
 

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I've never understood why the cars had that high rear end stance. The Renault 5 they did at the same time is also "arse high", but then it would be as it has exactly the same chassis. Perhaps the 1/32 designer was working from a photo of the 1/1 R5 braking hard for a hairpin


Baz, I think that is the first time I've ever seen the Hornby Mk3 Fiesta described as better quality than anything!


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Mr M.

The XR3i's leave something to be desired though!
So compared to the 911's and sierra's and whatever other junk scalextric produced at the time I would say the XR2i was the best proportioned and you didnt need the XR2i plastered across the panels to tell you what it was.

Baz
 

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True Baz, from a looks point of view, the XR2i was not as bad as some, if a little on the large side, and competition cars don't have glass sunrooves, but it has to be the absolute low point in Hornby's history running gear wise!

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QUOTE it has to be the absolute low point in Hornby's history running gear wise

Impossible to tell as, due to the very low (i.e. nil) ground clearance, I could never get mine to run at all!
 

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Changing topic slightly, but I had this bottoming out problem with the Fly Vette Speedvision but just on a smaller scale. The model has underchassis exhaust details and these ground out and wear away on the joints of my Scalextric Classic track. I used my Modellers knife set and cut most of these of, albeit, itb looked a bit messy, it ran. I used sandpaper to take 2 mm off of the area around where the exhaust detail was to make it reasonably flush wth the edges of the chassis. The guide was also slightly too deep for my track sso that received a good sanding down too and now runs perfectly.
I apologise for this being off topic, but just some ideas that some of you might be able to use on your Mk1,k2, XR3I, XR3, XR2I, XR2......Scalextric models.

Now, lets revert back to the original topic!
 
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Hi Mr Max.

The problem is that the wheels are so small on the xr2i that there is no ground clearance to speak of at all. the rear axle was 1 complete unit. and sat high in the chassis.

Baz
 
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