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Hello All

I have just been browsing the forum over at Slot Adictos and came across some early photo's of the Peugeot 206 T16 by Spirit.

There are quite a few and to be honest I am not sure if the author would be too impressed if I went and posted without permission, so to prevent any problems if you would be so kind to click here to view the thread.


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Looks more like a Dimma bodykitted 205 really, do i spy rubber band 4wd though???
 

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I am really looking foward to this car. The chassis supposedly incorp quite a lot of the features the Spanish incorp in to thier Grp A or WRC cars, e.g sponge brakes, drop arm guide, ability to lower motor, etc. Difficult to tell from photos.

The body shape does not look quite right and I hope these are just a draft mold test and it will be much sharper in final production. Also it will look much better when decorated.

Anyone got info on scheduled release date?

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Er? if that is supposed to be a model of the 1:1 shown below it then I'm a Dutchman.

Would some sweetie care to start a thread explaining the Spanish rules and sponge brakes for those of us who are in the dark regarding them?

Thanks awfully.
 

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Hi Neil,

Yep that was a typo and you are correct its a 205.


I think from what I gathered, the expected ETA is for the end of September?

Sponge brakes, isn't it to do the keeping tyres clean whilst the car is in motion or something? I could have swore that I saw a picture of a chassis that had this feature installed...

The car reminds me of the SRS models.


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Looks pretty good to me. I hope they follow with a Lancia Delta S4, Metro 6R4, and SWB Quattro!! Love those killer Bs!!
 

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I expect your get a lot of 'Max Power' Readers buying them.....they like there 'Dimma'd Pugs..........


Ah, the dizzy days of the Guildford and Chelsea Cruise's!!!!.


Blooming Rozza's!
 

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The lights look make the car look more like a Saxo but it is a model of a Street version 205 I don't think I'll be missing out on getting one. These days, 205's are so old, the real car is probably cheaper!
 

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Can anybody point out an example of the aforementioned "sponge brake"? I am VERY intetested in this old concept. I will do some web searches as well.

Thanks

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I've got some on a rally kit car I've put together - two supposed uses:
- cleans tyres of gunk while running
- aide brakes (mainly for track systems that don't have brake functions)

you can adjust the pressure the sponge applies to the tyre and a little spring keeps the pressure constant as the sponge wears away. I haven't installed them as the car is mighty quick enough w/o them.

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Sounds like a recipe for overheated motors to me...

Do you soak the sponge in tyre cleaning fluid first or just leave them dry?

I suppose they're for those who race with "snow" and "mud"...

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Let me comment some doubts about this model.

-Drop arm guide.
-Double rubber band for 4WD (early versions showed two front half axles, one for each rubber, but it seems that they cahnged their minds).
-No ability to lower motor, just replaceable motor holder so you can use short Mabuchi motor (NC1 style), long one (NC2/5/6 style) or SCX/Team Slot (RX/TS style) with another motor holder.
-ETA: late September (Maybe first days of October).
-NO sponge brakes. They are used to clean and heat tyres (better grip) and brake effect. Using them means different car adjustments (sponge pressure, motor height, transmission relationship, controller brake adjustment) as well as a good torque motor (usually RX/TS, somebody use NC5/6), short Mabuchi motors might be overheated/damaged on long runs.

I'm not a rally master, but hope this brief helps.
 

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QUOTE (MR MAX @ 13 Sep 2004, 21:59)These days, 205's are so old, the real car is probably cheaper!
Actually, you'd be looking at about four grand+ for a nice L Reg example.

The 205 GTi is such a classic car!
 
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Lovely, now all we need is them to hurry up and let us buy the pocket rockets.

Mk2-Escort, the 205 GTI is not such a classic car, but a cult car similar to the xr3i.

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What the flying front door may you be on about Mr Max?

Capri's as far as I can see have not been mentioned at all in this particular thread.
I seriously doubt that you will even obtain a quote on a rear wheel drive V6 2.8i Capri. A friend of mine has a 1.6 laser in radient red (or similar colour) this costs him a fair amount in insurance and at this point he may well have sold it.

Baz
 
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