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QUOTE (JohnP @ 2 Aug 2004, 19:37)Marmite butties? Lunch box? How about using one of those MotoGP motors as recommended by Mop... er um I mean Alan next time - Jimmy should be able to pack a complete picnic basket!
Stung by the comments about poor old Jim Clark being cramped for space and struggling to get a square meal in one of my cars I decided that nothing less than the whole of the great man will be in the Lotus 43 that I'm planning next.

Once again Classic provide the glassfibre shell, BWA the excellent wheels and Lotus 40 inserts (same as the 43), Maxi-Models driver figure, Slot it axles and gears and I had intended to keep Alan quiet by using the MotoGP motor but even that wasn't small enough to give Jim enough elbow room so I decided on one of the cube motors (whatever they're called) that Pink Kar use.

After a bit of back surgery on poor old Jim Clark I could get the gear/motor/driver all into the available space in the 43 shell, the close up cockpit shot proves it's all in there as you can just see the armature windings behind the driver.




Dennis - I'm sorry I don't know where the fine mesh came from, it was given to me a few years ago. My problem is that I've only got enough for a few more cars so I need to source some more very soon.

Another perfect day today, scorching hot and sunny here in Southend - took the Morris Minor out for a good run, the seafront could have been the South of France, the farmland could have been the countryside around Reims and I was overtaken by a metallic bronze Ferrari 550, the only one I've ever seen on the road.

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QUOTE Another perfect day today, scorching hot and sunny here in Southend

I know what that means in the UK context - about 29 degress C - try the Mid-Atlantic in the U.S. - my A/C units haven't been off for a month!

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QUOTE I decided on one of the cube motors (whatever they're called) that Pink Kar use.

Jim Cunningham routinely shows up at the Las Vegas meet with cars running these little HO motors - and, as he has them set up, they are very fast. All sorts of speed bits are available - magnets, special arms etc. The only caveat is that the heat they generate will be sufficient to give Jim a freshly broiled meal and hot tea to go with it!

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It's got to be Scotch Broth!!

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QUOTE Southend... the seafront could have been the South of France, the farmland could have been the countryside around Reims and I was overtaken by a metallic bronze Ferrari 550, the only one I've ever seen on the road.
I'll have to get howmet to send me some of that home-brew poteen too. Sounds like good stuff!

That cockpit looks nice and roomy David - much more suitable for dining I'd say. Don't forget to include a McDonald's in your pit-lane - I'm sure Jimmy will have time to pick up a few Drive-thru's on his way to victory!
 

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Is this fast food or a drive thru!?



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That is a great looking Lotus David,

I had a really great day today driving over the West country with Richard it was pouring raining and we had great fun in the Merc. We had a great lunch eating all the food I am not allowed to eat for medical reasons.

My Slot Classic Ferrari arrived so we did the pictures posted and spent the evening looking over the sea.

EM, anything over 25C is considered very warm in Wales and time to go in the sea which is around 13C this time of year.

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I know. A friend of mine who once ran a small manufacturing operation in Scotland told me that anytime it reached 25C, the workers had to given the day off for heat!

At least here in Baltimore, they have the good grace to admit that 31-33C is hot.
When I lived in Kentucky, the local weather misforcasters would call it "warm"!

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EM - Yes it was a Brockbank, he was from Ontario but completely undestood European racing. Don't forget the nasty mosquitos in Scotland in the hot weather.

RR - A perfect day, I would have liked to been watching dolphins at New Quay (Wales not Cornwall) not too far from where you live.

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Seeing as I live in Dubai, I will refrain from entering the debate about how hot it is.....

David, your workmanship is absolutely astounding. To boot, Jim looks mighty pleased with his Marmite sandwiches.....



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David,

Just a thought because you actually build these lovely F1 cars and I just think about it, but the thickness of the brass collar on the pinion looks about the same as the disatnce from "Jim Clark's" head and the back of the cockpit. If you took the collar off and moved the motor back a bit....it will probably foul the detail of the lower exhaust pipes of the H16.

Can you tell I'm just thinking in print?

I don't get round to building cars for proxy races as all my slot racing building time is spent building cars I am going to race myself. But if there was a race meeting held for them I would build one and I know several people who would also be interested. This year I built a Cummins Diesel Special and a Dodge Charger out of balsa wood for the N London Retro meeting. Sorry the pictures are still in the camera as I have not gone digital yet put I will post them as soon as they are as long as I can remember what my SlotForum password is to log on at home. In the meantime they are on Chris Frost's web site.

http://uk.geocities.com/historicslot/nlretrorace.html

Does that actually work as a hyperlink.? I learn IT by trial and error!
 

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QUOTE (Dick Smith @ 4 Aug 2004, 14:50)If you took the collar off and moved the motor back a bit....it will probably foul the detail of the lower exhaust pipes of the H16.
Good idea Dick, I had another of those motors and put a pinion from the MotoGP on it, there's enough room now for Jim, his sandwiches and the odd sheep.



Russell - That's a great picture of Jim which I've not seen before.

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David,

I was perusing some of the old topics after Howmet brought back the M7A. Where do stand on your project?

Jay
 
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