Forums Scratch Built Models Porsche 550 Spyder No.351 as entered the 1954 Mille Miglia open-road endurance

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      JMSracerJMSracer
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      I’ve had this Revell model of the 550 Porsche Spyder sitting on my shelf for a few years; I decided to build an aluminium chassis for it.  This is one of the aluminium chassis I built myself.  Note, I am using PM brass bushings front and rear.

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      This model will fall into the unlimited sports car field, it is set up with a Scalextric ff motor in an anglewinder configuration with a 10 pinion, 29 spur.  Nice quiet gear mesh, runs very well, turning lap times equivalent to a stock group C car in its first few laps.  I think there is room for improvement with the addition of some weight.  I may decide to convert it to an inline configuration after some additional testing.  It’s pretty simple with this chassis design, just pop the glued in motor out using a screw driver, mix a new batch of epoxy and glue it in again in the desired configuration.  A 10 to 15 minute process.

      The car is set up with MRRC wheels; 13.6 x 5mm fronts and 13.6 x 7 mm rear.  These are very nice wheels, designed to take many different size inserts, they are available with a long or short boss, these have the short boss for easy access and they use a 2.6mm set screw which does not strip very easily.

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      A great looking model.

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      Some additional shaping work is required to conceal the chassis it will be cut into a pointed configuration at the rear and painted black.

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      Look forward to racing this model soon… ZOOM ZOOM!

       

       

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      MiAMiA
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      Nice looking build sir.

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      KenKen
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      Looks amazing Jim! :good:

      You beat me to the FF-AW idea. You’re a fast builder.

      What? No pod? B-)

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

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