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Hello,

I have an option to acquire a couple of CA16Z's the Slot.It Chaparral 2E white kits cheap.

I have a few projects and this could be a great way to get a RTR chassis for these.

I have searched the slot.it site and googled but can't find the answer to this question:

What is the wheelbase in mm of the CA16z kit? (Or any CA16 for that matter).

I have a couple of classic Scalextric Q cars planned!

Thanks

Richard
 

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Thanks Ronan - much appreciate your help.

That's exactly the wheelbase of a Datsun 260z and 1mm longer than a Mk1 Escort (I feel a little front axle mod coming on).

A vintage Scalextric 260Z with a modern slot-in chassis - nice prospect.
 

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No problem! That would indeed be a fast way to transport a vintage 260Z body around a track!

A shame Hpi didn't continue making slots, I think they had planned a run of the original Datsun Z cars as a follow on to their Skylines. I'm very fond of the old Z's as my Dad had two of them, a 260Z followed by a 280Z (not the 280ZX, but the US market only original style car with a 2.8 engine, plus as his was a Massachusetts car bought the year before catalytic converters became mandatory there, his car had the smog equipment free bigger engine unlike the California spec cars made the same year).

He brought it back from the States to Ireland in 1978 and sold it in 1983 after it had been stolen and recovered. I last saw it in Dublin city centre in the late 1980s and it was well and trully on the way to being rusted out. Pretty much the last "cool" car he owned, it's been boring German jobs since then!
 

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Hi Ronan

I am thinking to get a slot-it Chaparral.

What do you think of them, all in all, deco, mechanics, & FUN factor ?

Would be interested to hear a hands on review.

Cheers

Si.
 

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Hi Si, I only recently got my first slot.it Chaparral but first impressions are very good. I loosened the chassis pod screws and adjusted the braids slightly, gave it a drop of oil and it ran extremely well on my MDF track. Fast, smooth, grippy the lot. Another great car from slot.it

I haven't yet raced it but I'm not so sure how the rear wing will hold up in a crash! I think it would make a great running mate with the slot.it Alfa 33/3's and the Ferrari 312PB as it is similar in size and layout to them (sidewinder chassis).

I don't think you will be disappointed with it once you get yours!
 

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Hi Ronan

Thanks for that.

I saw a guy on the net (auslot.com I think) who had fitted some kind of neoprene, spring back to shape, struts to his Chaparral high wing, don't know if they were DIY or shop bits.

The Revell McLaren looks quite good for CanAm fans as well.

I have a body on the way here from the USA to make a Chaparral 2J ( the sucker ).
Just recently started to notice the CanAm cars, and quite like them.

A Ford P68 would be cool as well.

TOO MANY CARS !

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Si.
 

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Too many cars indeed! I cut way back on purchases this year, but still the wife does not like it when a parcel arrives! LOL!

A flexible wing mount sounds like a good idea, but in fact my car came with a replacement wing and I think they can also be bought separately from slot.it so if they do break its not the end of the world.

I have some of the NSR Ford P68s and they are superb if a bit dear.

Love the 2J sucker car, maybe slot.it might do one in the future!

I'm a big CanAm fan myself especially as my surname is Donohoe and Mark Donohue from photos I've seen looks just like my uncle Peter! My younger son too is Mark Donohoe (managed to get that one by the wife! LOL!).
 
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