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So, over a year has passed since Scalextric released a '63 ragtop with US import bumpers and this model hasn't appeared yet. Kind of odd, so I thought I'd offer some encouragement.

Come on, how many others have done the same? Let's be seeing them!









Mine's painted Ford Ivory White, running on Ninco wheels. Decals by Patto - shortly adding the licence plates myself.
 

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Excellent job! love it.
Wheels look spot on too, were they a straight swap with the stock ones or did they need some adjusting?
Also hows it run with some new wheels on it?
 

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Thanks guys. It's a simple thing but in the event of a fire I know which car I'll be going to first!

QUOTE (Alvarez @ 19 May 2012, 13:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wheels look spot on too, were they a straight swap with the stock ones or did they need some adjusting?
Also hows it run with some new wheels on it?

The wheels went on no problem. Ninco obviously uses a bigger axle but Scalextric manks up (sorry, knurls) its axles so they're on as tight as a drum.

Haven't run him yet. I'm going to make the licence plates and varnish them before calling it completely race-worthy! However everything's nice and smooth and with wider, softer rubber should be a lot faster than stock with or without the magnet.
 

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Very nice, cant understand why scaley havent done a plain white version yet, Im sure it would be a good seller. then you could just apply decals to them, damn they could even include them to get around copyright issues.
 

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Nice one Nick - surprised no-one did this before now.
I learned to drive in such a car ! A delightful, slightly eccentric lady (Nan Davidson) was a driving instructor in Edinburgh in the late sixties and used Beetles that were decorated as Herbie. One of my memories of her is when I was driving along (in a 1968 version) and the car started to stutter. Nan muttered something about petrol and reached under the dashboard with her foot and kicked over the reserve tap. At the time I was lost as to what had happened. Weirdly, I nowadays have the type of car that was Herbie's girlfriend...

Kind regards, Leo
 

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Thanks guys. I'd have appreciated a white kit that's for sure - stripping required 24 hours in meths, sandpaper and then a rub down with nail varnish remover!

QUOTE (petestrike @ 19 May 2012, 14:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>aren't you worried about it de-slotting while in "wheelie" mode?......


Drives itself. Not a problem!

QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 19 May 2012, 15:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Weirdly, I nowadays have the type of car that was Herbie's girlfriend...

I saved up for two summers to buy a Beetle as my first car Leo, but couldn't learn how to drive in it as it was being made roadworthy at the time! In fact dad gave up and bought a 2 year old Skoda for 300 quid to get me mobile. Here she is:



You've got a Montecarlo? Oooooh piccies please! In fact can you grab a tape measure please? I feel a resin shelled Giselle would hit the spot!
 

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The Love Bug is "fiction"
Here's a "realio - truelio" race car that has been a race car since day one. It's one of the best documented race cars in the North West USA...




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Nice VW Nick - looks very posh. Got to love cars with the engine behind the driver.
My Montecarlo is the later model, Gisele is the USA specification series 1 which was marketed as a "Lancia Scorpion" (to avoid confusuin with a Chvrolet).



Would love a 1:32 model or 4 ! Have tape measure ready. There are about 20 Montecarlos on the UK roads so may be one near Martin if he wants hands-on...

Have often thought about cutting down a Montecarlo Turbo but no...

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That Lancia looks like it would make a good slot rally car - fairly long front overhang so plenty of room for the guide and short rear overhang so no problems negotiating some of the more tight and twisty tracks. The long front overhang means you could put the guide well clear of in-line 4wd if you felt like it.

Mind you - if you let choc-ice design it - it's likely to lean like a 2CV into corners but do spectacular reverse-lock tail slides
 

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seeing as the thread has "meandered" slightly , i'll take it a little further. i saw this stunning 1:1 a couple of years ago. it was running a supercharged alfa v6. spectacular and bloody clean too! would certainly make a sweet slot though.

 

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I think the wheelbase is too short for one of my chassis, and they don't lean much anyway. But it could be fun as a bodyshell anyway.

Want to see how it looks so far? Hot off the computer screen tonight!




We'll see if the next stage of getting it printed works, but as it's not one of my "normal" cars I might need a show of hands before getting it resin cast to see if it's worthwhile
 
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