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Here are my cars for this weekend's Wolverhampton pre 1963 Le Mans race meeting.

Some people say that there are too many Ferrari 250 GTO slot cars but it is one of the most beautiful cars ever built and I'm happily and slowly working through my stock of bodyshells.

While these aren't potential concours winners like Pete's Wolves Lotus trio he has just posted I'm happy enough with them.


This car with an original re-painted 1960s Revell shell has already competed in a couple of Wolves events but I've stuck a different motor in it and new rear tyres/wheels for this weekend.


I've just finished this car. It is a re-painted Pink Kar shell.


Another car with a re-painted Pink Kar bodyshell that ran at Wolves last year but with new rear wheels/tyres for this year.



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Agree with Jamie G - great trio. I agree that you can't really have too many 250s, as the originals were all subtly and not so subtly different! Would it be possible to see topsides of chassis - from the underside they look like masterpieces of simplicity, and I'm at the point of putting together some chassis and looking for inspiration.
 

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QUOTE (JamieG @ 6 May 2011, 10:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great trio David.
I can see in the last picture the left one has a different guide type.
I am very interested to know if it does make a big difference in the car handling and which is one is your preferred one.

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Jamie - there isn't much difference in the key measurement from the guide post to the rear axle as one car has a trailing guide and the other a leading type so that aspect of the handling is about the same.

QUOTE (aerodynamic @ 6 May 2011, 10:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Agree with Jamie G - great trio. I agree that you can't really have too many 250s, as the originals were all subtly and not so subtly different! Would it be possible to see topsides of chassis - from the underside they look like masterpieces of simplicity, and I'm at the point of putting together some chassis and looking for inspiration.

aero - Here are the two chassis. As you say they're very simple.


This car is very light and works for me around Wolverhampton's track.


This chassis is a bit too rigid for my liking and a bit too heavy. When I raced it yesterday at Wolves I had a ScaleAuto Black S can motor fitted rather than the Fox motor in the picture.

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QUOTE (David Lawson @ 9 May 2011, 11:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This car is very light and works for me around Wolverhampton's track.
David

David,
my I ask you one question: is it the front axle just fitting into the brass tube or do you insert the bushing on the outer ends?
If you use just the tube, do you remember what brass tube dimension do you have in the front and is it reamed (I find it optimal to use a 2.5mm reamer).

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Jamie

I use 1/8th outside diameter, 3/32nd inside diameter brass tube which the 3/32nd axle runs in without any bushes or bearings or any need to ream. I hope this helps you.

David
 
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