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Hi

I really wanted to put some written commentary with this build but after I loaded the pictures the SF server conked out and by the time I was able to access my page again the "edit" function had gone!

Never mind you get the idea from the pictures don't you?

Paint is Vauxhall Regatta Blue from Halfords, decals are from Pattos.
 

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Nice car Ian.
Engine detail looks great.
You are lucky to have the rear bearing retainers intact....my two rearward ones have gone.
I used epoxy to hold the rear axle etc in place.
See what I mean about those front suspension arms?
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Hi Ian

I was gonna post some smart ass thang, like, 'NOT ! ANOTHER 007 CONVERSION' as a suggestion for the thread...
...but...
...you already done it dude...!!!
...Tote nice job as always bro...
Choppin' the air-box to rear-wing stuff was good.
Did you glue the air-box on to the engine with epoxy, or the the like...?

Had track time; the Tyrrell's GO BACKWARD'S !!!
The Lotus 77 go's FORWARDS !!!
Time for the shop, for those muthers; WE DRIVIN' TONIGHT !!!
...we repair the backwards cars LATER...........................................................................
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Si.
 

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Looking good
Like all the work on updating the old Scaley F1's !!
 

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Hi Ian

The Lotus 77 goes good !

The two 007's & the 008, are now rewired, so they don't pull-away, at lights out, IN REVERSE !

Ken wouldn't like that !

When you 'tube' your front axles on the '70s F1's...
...do you glue the tube with Araldite or something.
Also.
Do you set the front axle height, so the wheels actualy carry the car, rather than the 'skid along on the braids' Scaley set-up ?
I'm guessing you do, seems like an essential mod. to me.

Cheers

Si.
 

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Si

I'm fairly new to this axle tuning tweak so others may disagree with the way I set up my cars but here's how I do it.

1, I set the chassis up on a proving block with guides and braids in place.
2, I cut to tube to size and install the axle and wheels.
3, Put the axle in position with tyres just touching the track. Sometimes you have to Dremel out some of the axle post plastic which are moulded in place in order to accommodate the tube.
4, I then hot glue the tube in place.
5, Allow to harden.
6, I then strip down the axle and set the wheels up on a tyre truer.
7, By truing the tyres it provides a little clearance between rubber and the track surface.

The tyres then run a bit like bicycle stabilisers. How much clearance between tyre and track depends upon track type, chassis and personal driving technique.
 

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Hi Ian

Thanks for the 'hot glue' tip.
I must get one of those gadgets.
I guess you use that for the option of, stuckness but removableness ( are those the correct terms ? ).
Could be pretty good for rear bearing glue jobs as well.

The 007's & 008 are pretty good fun on track now they go FORWARDS !

Found a couple more candidates for new front bearings.
Nige's Williams red #5 !!!
&
Alesi's #4 'high nose' Tyrrell.

Just need some suitable tube.
I guess thats a brass model-tube type item.
Oh for a local model-shop, the net seems to have done for a lot of those.

Ian, I haven't looked at INDYCALS site yet, but will soon.
Don't know if they have a code-# system, must do I spose.
Can you post the sheet #'s or what have you, for the decals you've been using.

I'm totaly rubbish at decals, so I may just need to order a few sheets to 'have a go'.

Cheers

Si.
 

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Hi Ian

Just blagged your pics for my gallery.

You certainly managed to do a great job, getting rid of all that CHUNKY stuff Scaley molded on the back of the car.

Top work.

Si.
 

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QUOTE (Si. @ 9 Jan 2012, 19:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Ian

Thanks for the 'hot glue' tip.
I must get one of those gadgets.
I guess you use that for the option of, stuckness but removableness ( are those the correct terms ? ).
Could be pretty good for rear bearing glue jobs as well.

The 007's & 008 are pretty good fun on track now they go FORWARDS !

Found a couple more candidates for new front bearings.
Nige's Williams red #5 !!!
&
Alesi's #4 'high nose' Tyrrell.

Just need some suitable tube.
I guess thats a brass model-tube type item.
Oh for a local model-shop, the net seems to have done for a lot of those.

Ian, I haven't looked at INDYCALS site yet, but will soon.
Don't know if they have a code-# system, must do I spose.
Can you post the sheet #'s or what have you, for the decals you've been using.

I'm totaly rubbish at decals, so I may just need to order a few sheets to 'have a go'.

Cheers

Si.

Si for the 007 relivery I used Pattos Decals see linky.

The axle tube is 1/8' diameter aluminium tube (which has an internal diameter of 3/32" = perfect fit for the axle) from MODELZONE.
 

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Hi Ian

Thanks for the decals info.
I had seen that dude mentioned in the forum; WOW ! he's got LOADS of cool decals.

For an old-school dude, He's reccomending highly, the new-fangled 'peel & stick' decal he makes.
Did you use the 'peel & stick' decals ?
If so what did you think ?
I guess a coat of your favorite gloss varnish followed in either case.

( I just remember wrecking Airfix waterslides as a kid & getting realy P$%*&"£ off !; haven't tried to stick a decal since !!! )

Cheers

Si.

Did you use Pattos for your 6 wheeler ? I see he does BOTH liverys for Ken's masterpiece !
 

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QUOTE (Si. @ 12 Jan 2012, 19:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Ian

Thanks for the decals info.
I had seen that dude mentioned in the forum; WOW ! he's got LOADS of cool decals.

For an old-school dude, He's reccomending highly, the new-fangled 'peel & stick' decal he makes.
Did you use the 'peel & stick' decals ?

No. I used the waterslide, they are a complete joy to use. You barely have to wet them and they position beautifully.

If so what did you think ?

I guess a coat of your favorite gloss varnish followed in either case.

No. PATTO recommends using Johnsons Clear. However, its not in production anymore so my chum at Bearwood SC is going to very kindly give me some that he's got in stock.

( I just remember wrecking Airfix waterslides as a kid & getting realy P$%*&"£ off !; haven't tried to stick a decal since !!! )

Cheers

Si.

Did you use Pattos for your 6 wheeler ? I see he does BOTH liverys for Ken's masterpiece !

No. INDYCALS. Once again a wonderful product to use. Cheap to buy and fast service too!
 

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Love it!!!
 

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They are individual decals available from Indycals in America.

Apply to the tyre after gluing and truing and sealed in with clear acrylic varnish.
 
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