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Here it is - mrrc body, milliput driver, tk/ninco wheels, ninco tyres & scalextric motoGP motor!



very pleased with the wheels, although the holes were a bit big even for the ninco axles I used (I think - there were loads of axles lying about and that was my intention)





My original plan was to do what I did for the 250LM - shorten a scalextric new mini chassis complete with sidewinder mabuchi, and fix.



Unfortunately the mabuchi was far too big to fit, so I decided to use a moto GP motor as a sidewinder. It was only after I had snipped the motor shaft short that I found it was too big to fit in the car too!

However - if there was no plastic chassis to raise the motor up, it would fit... so the chassis was attacked again. Then it was bodged back together - using superglue to fix some of the parts in place whilst the epoxy glue dried. It is now probably more epoxy than plastic.





The use of epoxy to hold the motor to the wheels meant that experimenting with gear ratios was not an easy option, or one I ended up bothering with. So it was with some trepidation that I first ran the chassis. The motoGP motor and its gear (designed for use on the somewhat different sized motoGP rear wheal gear!) was a big unknown factor. However - I was very very lucky, and this combination (moto pinion + scalex car sidewinder spur) works fantastically well resulting in a very spritely car!
 

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GREAT STUFF .
nicely done Dave I love the colour choice ,How does the bike motor compare to the mabuchi s in terms of perormance
 

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Top job!

What are tk/ninco wheels?
I love the inserts and don't recognise them from any Ninco cars.

Probably just me and early Sunday mornings....
 

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Thanks for the compliments!

The ninco wheels are seen on some ninco porsche 356s, but are not readily available as a spare part. TK have made a resin kit of the longtail 906, available at pendle. These come with resin wheels which apparently are the same (or at least very similar) to the ninco wheels mentioned. Probably not the best choice of wheel for serious club racing, but perfect enough for this car.
 

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Thanks Astro.

Sweet car!

Maybe a certain Canadian resident could do with a tk or Ninco wheel or two for his insert range?
I think an aluminium wheel with those as inserts would be perfect for a club car.
 

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Oh - haven't managed to do any propper tests of the motor yet, but first impressions are that it has more acceleration than a mabuchi, on my home track it has plenty of top speed, but then so does a mabuchi.
 

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Nice work Astro, The wheels certainly do look the biz, I don't expect it will be too long before one of the mainstream manufacturers will be making early Porsche wheels again. Until then they look good.
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 19 Dec 2004, 12:56)Thanks Astro.

Sweet car!

Maybe a certain Canadian resident could do with a tk or Ninco wheel or two for his insert range?
I think an aluminium wheel with those as inserts would be perfect for a club car.
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D'OH!Swiss,those were about the second or third insert I ever did,and one of my most popular.

 

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Very nice Dave, Really looks good with the other period cars.

Here's an alternative chassis, using the same principals, very rough and ready at the moment but will take the floor pan, interior and engine cover from the Airfix kit.



Regards

Alan
 

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Very nice work Astro. I have added this to my "must build" list but it seems that the price of the Airfix kit has risen since your completion. You've turned an also ran into a must have and have tilted the balance of supply and demand in the process.
 
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