Forums Scratch Built Models Fairlane GT Classic Stock Car

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  • #11810
    Ken
    Ken
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    A Fairlane GT stumbled onto my workbench. So off I went…

    The package came with 13″ inch wheels. Does anyone have an issue with 1967 5-spoke bullit inserts instead of the stock car inserts? Maybe the driver was friends with Steve McQueen and he gave him some wheels. Aren’t bullit wheels period correct for a 1967 Ford?

    The car is still getting a roll bar, driver with steering wheel, fire extinguisher, inserts, and it’s race ready.

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  • #11811
    Ken
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    Authenticity trumps good looks. The club historian has spoken.

    We gave Mr. McQueen his bullit wheels back and thanked him kindly for the offer. Off to the insert shop we go.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #11812
    MiA
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    Good looking build.  Nice and tidy. :yahoo:

    What are the blue spacers for on the front axles?

    Probably should have stock looking white steel inserts for authenticity.

    Looks good with the smaller wheels. It will be interesting to see whether performance/appearance changes with 15″ wheels??

  • #11813
    JMSracer
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    Nice looking car.  Should be a good runner with the proprietary K chassis…

    One thing you should keep in mind if you intend on running it in the R32 races.  There is an 8mm maximum wheel width.  The rear wheels seem a bit wide.

    Keep building.

    Ciao

     

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  • #11816
    Ken
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    Thank you very kindly gentlemen.

    The blue axle spacers are just a nice, light, 6mm axle spacer from Professor Motor. They go to the wheel side. The brass spacers are more precise and go to the bearing side of the axles.

    The 13″ inch wheels are so small in diameter, that they look wider than they really are. They measure exactly 7.65mm wide. MIA may have stumbled onto an interesting wheel/tire combination with this car. Its got me very curious.

    Please let us know how it runs when it’s back at home MIA?

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Ken Ken.
    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Ken Ken. Reason: Two many tipos

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #11820
    f1nutz
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    Nice Job Ken!

  • #11821
    Ken
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    Thank you very kindly F1nutz.

    Here’s the completed Ford, Fairlane GT with driver, roll bar, and fire-extinguisher. The 5-spoke inserts are for the photo only. Stock-car inserts are arriving soon.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #12119
    Joe
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    Very nice Ken where did the body and decals come from.

  • #12120
    Ken
    Ken
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    Hi Joe,

    The decals came with the complete Monogram car. We only changed the chassis. Michael stumbled upon it and snapped it up. He got lucky.

    Ken

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #12126
    MiA
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    Changed the gears, took some weight out and loosened  the rear end spacing a bit. It’s better but will need taller tires and more gear work. Still feels a bit slow and draggy. One thing at a time to see what a difference each change makes. looks excellent on the track though

    Thanks Ken.

  • #12128
    Ken
    Ken
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    You’re most welcome MIA.

    You need a little backlash between the gears. Rotating your rear axle showed some resistance. The green 24T crown is the correct gear.

    Your rear tires are 20.8 mm. Mine are 21.25 mm. There’s less than a 1/4 of a millimeter in how these cars sit. Don’t be in a hurry to change the wheels just yet.

    I might suggest profiling the outside edge of the rear tires to be a bit more rounded? The car chatters around corners. That’s just a newbie making an observation. Oops. I’m not allowed to call myself a newbie anymore.

    You’re very close to the finishing the car.

    Cheers,

    Ken

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

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