Its looking great already Ken, how did you do the Z bend to fit under the rear balance?
KRZ, your experiments and evident success have prompted me to go back and think about the question of "handling" in the slot car world.Thank you Wobble. You would make a good Canadian, eh?AMT makes a 1/32 notchback version of the 64-Mustang. The exact car you're looking for. Extremely easy to convert to a slot car.
Nice looking billet slot car EM!!My first aluminum chassis was made on a Bridgeport. Then I had to figure out how to get the same precision at home without it. It was a fun challenge.
KRZ's Rover BRM is a 1965 version. The 1963 version was a completely different body - doesn't help you anyway as it's not pre 1962!Thanks very much - yes, your answers are very useful especially the point about different motors and,of course, the greater track and tire width of more modern cars will re-order priorities. Your comment about the size of the Rover sent me searching immediately for its specs but 1963 is a year too new for our pre-1962 class*.
Not to worry - just pulled an 860 Monza out of the "to do" pile - 54.72 mm - not that different and it's a very thin shell so the wheels will be very close to that. I think we have a Corvette that runs close to the 57.15mm over the tires spec. I like the challenge of finding a way to make up for a couple of millimeters. Thinking about a light sidewinder with a relatively heavy rattle pan or even....Nah, I don't think I'll say at this point.Sorry EM. That last post didn't help you much either.