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Hello folks. Please excuse my first attempt at making a build thread here. I am new.

I found this really old model of a gas-turbine race car. I never heard of it until I found this kit.

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3/4" inch aluminum square tubing was used to fabricate the chassis. Reamed for 3/16" bearings.

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The excess material was cut away. The chassis was assembled.

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Body mounted.

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Driver added (Sir Jackie Stewart). The car is complete. This is close to what it looked in 1964.

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Thank you for looking.

Ken
 

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Love how simple the chassis is. Must be super stiff. Is that HYSOL that's glued the motor in place? How's it run?

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Remarkable ,a neat and simple chassis .Did you machine away the excess ,or cut and file ?

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What a beautifully executed but very simple chassis, well done!
 

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Hi

I have always liked this kit it is hard to find and I think it comes in at least two versions 1 : static. & 2 : Static / Slot Body which includes slot front / rear valance and flat interior for mounting the slot chassis on but have always wondered if a complete slot version was available, I have heard rumours of a slot kit but have never been ever to find any trace of one

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I've never seen a chassis that started off as a chunk of aluminium tube bfore, and it worked really well. A super job, well done.
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And that Rover BRM Turbine body is a gem, and as others have said, VERY rare these days.
 

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Thank you very kindly for the compliments. Much appreciated.

Dingleberry. The chassis is super stiff and works best with slower class cars. It's one of my best handling slow "Sports cars". Probably because the tires are not restricted by the fenders. It won 1st place in it's class the first night out. And I'm not that good a driver. A very forgiving car at 76-grams (with stick-on lead added underneath). 5-minute epoxy was used to glue the motor in. (over 40 motors epoxied in place over 2-years. Zero failure rate)

Steve. A bandsaw was used to cut away the excess material. You can't have too many tools in the shop.

John. The kit actually came from the factory with both a static chassis, and parts to make it a slot car in the same box. I still have static chassis collecting dust somewhere. One of these kits just sold on EBay last week for $45. It was in better shape than mine. I had to paint the body because of injection mold lines. Keep checking EBay. These still show up now and then.

It looked a little bit strange to me at first. But it's one of my favorites now.
 

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I've never seen a chassis that started off as a chunk of aluminium tube bfore, and it worked really well. A super job, well done.
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And that Rover BRM Turbine body is a gem, and as others have said, VERY rare these days.
Kit back in the 60s Supershells used to sell square brass tubing just the right size to fit a 16d inside ,It was a popular method of constuction at the Accrington club back then ..

Ken youve made a great job cutting the chassis out it looks good .I think I would have liked to see the motor sunk into the plate to lower the c of g but its a great and easy method of constucting a good strong chassis . Please post some of your other builds
 

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Kit back in the 60s Supershells used to sell square brass tubing just the right size to fit a 16d inside
Oh yes, so they did.
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I'd forgotten that, and I never used that method myself but the guys at Leicester 1 built quite a few with that stuff. I was more into brass rod and sheet, I could solder those chassis up at work during the coffee breaks.
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Hi Graham. Thank you for your kind words. I found that adding lead under the chassis allows me to get the CG almost as low as cars that have a 1mm motor offset. The lead (heaviest part of the car) sits 1.5 mm off the track. It doesn't get much better than that. Not to mention that the aluminum is too thin to machine (1/16"-inch). It will lose all it's strength and break if you mill/thin it down. So long as I keep beating most of my brass counterparts at the races. I'm not complaining. If I lose a race, it's because of bad driving. It's usually not the car.

I just tried to post another build at your request and the site said I can't as I am forbidden to do so. I guess I need to learn the rules a little better before moving ahead.

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Hello folks. Please excuse my first attempt at making a build thread here. I am new.

I found this really old model of a gas-turbine race car. I never heard of it until I found this kit.

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3/4" inch aluminum square tubing was used to fabricate the chassis. Reamed for 3/16" bearings.

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The excess material was cut away. The chassis was assembled.

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Body mounted.

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Driver added (Sir Jackie Stewart). The car is complete. This is close to what it looked in 1964.

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Thank you for looking.

Ken
That's a nice-looking body on a great model. I'd never seen one before.

The real car's in the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, as all slot enthusiasts must know!

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Thank you for your kind words Mike. I wish I could visit the real car. But it's a long walk from Toronto, Canada. You found a way to figure out I have 47 pics of this car. Interesting.

Graham. Thank you for clarifying that it wasn't something I did wrong. I often make the most excellent mistakes. I will try a new thread later.

This is just a photo test for the elusive bug. The Rover before and after paint.

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Thank you very kindly Pace1970uk.
 

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To be fair. I should post the car with the added lead weight (9-grams). It would not perform well without it. Urethane washers allow float between the body and chassis. Tape prevents the screws from backing out.

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Laurence,

Super nice photo of the 1.6 Liter gas-turbine engine! It's just a little thing.

Wow, this was my very first thread here. You sure went digging to uncover an old rock.

Still one of my favorite slot car platforms. :)
 
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My filing instructor at apprentice training school would not have accepted your filing. hahaha.
I like the tube idea. Novel.
 
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