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  • in reply to: Indy Roadsters are coming! #13966
    KenKen
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    I have some newbie questions before I can make a build plan please.

    Please explain what a “40mm front motor drive” means? 40mm between the motor housing and the crown gear?

    Thanks,

    Ken

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    in reply to: 1934 Aston Martin Ulster kit for the Pre-War GP series in S32 #13963
    KenKen
    Moderator

    Hi Felix.

    Just a quick FYI. Mothballs are harmful to Astons. They make the leather and woodgrain dash panels smell funny.

    Not to mention… Aren’t there enough castrated moths running around? Let’s give them back to the poor little guys.

    How can we inspire you to restart this beautiful car? :good:

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    in reply to: 32 Ford #13962
    KenKen
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    Felix! You are over-flowing with wisdom!

    I’ll take the advice that you’ve just given yourself and build an easier car as my next Hot Rod. The show in March should have many of these Lindberg/Life Like/Pyro kits for sale at very low prices.

    One last thing Felix. The Lindberg 1949 Tudor also counts as a Hot Rod if you use the BWMS050 motor. It has nice fenders and lower rocker panels to tuck things under. Many of us started there. You might want to consider the same? With the right livery, that one car can race in the Carrera Panamericana, Sportscar, and Hot Rod classes.

    Cheers!

    Ken

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    in reply to: 32 Ford #13959
    KenKen
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    Thank you for your compliments Felix.

    The car raced twice. Came in first, and then third. Still need more testing time to get a clear picture about guide placement.

    You pretty much answered your own question when you spoke with the European Guru’s. Cars with long wheelbases vs short ones handle differently. Curvy tracks vs tracks with a lot of long straights handle differently. Tracks with compound twists handle differently again. Narrow track width in some cars add another level of driving difficulty. Every S32/R32 track we race is very different. Cars that win at one track can’t reach the podium on another. It’s good to build a variety of cars for all track conditions. Hence the phrase “Let’s get building!”

    You are also spot on when you noticed that I can’t drop the body because of the rules. I originally wanted to lower the body so you couldn’t see the chassis, but the track width rule was my limitation. I am not an advocate to change rules that have been in place before I joined. I would rather make another Hot Rod than change this car. I made this car specifically in memory of my dad who passed away last April. He had a 1931 model A hardtop a few years back. I sat in the rumble seat while he drove to Dairy Queen.

    I might add headlights and tailights yet. But car #29 has a driver, and his name is Stanley Slotrod. He can easily be seen through your windshield as he pulls away from you. You’ll get a perfect view of that fancy and powerful BWMS050 motor, and pink crown gear.

    Felix. I look forward to seeing your car build/thread finished with functioning front steering. You might have to skip a 1/24 race. :good:   ;-)

    Thanks for looking!

    Ken

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    in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana X (1950-1954) #13956
    KenKen
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    Also from the Hot Rod Garage:

    Ford Tudor-6 #119 Emilio Portez Medina (T)

    49SP119-1KM

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    in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana X (1950-1954) #13955
    KenKen
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    From the Hot Rod Garage:

    Ford Tudor-6 #18 Fred Steinbroner (T)

    50SP018-1KM

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    in reply to: Indy Roadsters are coming! #13954
    KenKen
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    Hi F1nutz. I’m interested in one car. But I no longer have Paypal. I would need to pay cash and add it to someone else’s order. I patiently await other responses to your suggestion.

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    in reply to: R32 XXXV @ The Ring – January 27, 2020 #13928
    KenKen
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    Art. Thank you very kindly for hosting a really fun event! :good:

    The Surtees Lola #7 is always temping me to go to the dark side (brass).

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    in reply to: 65 Pontiac GTO #13884
    KenKen
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    I looked at all the “Orange Crush” logos and they all seem a bit boring.

    I preferred this one after searching what feels like the entire world and hope it prints with good resolution on white decal paper. It should be easy enough to cut along the lines.

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    in reply to: The Targa – Proposed NEW DArt Circuit #13883
    KenKen
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    Hi Joe,

    Our humble apologies that this question was left unanswered. Looking at the date, everyone was probably still playing with their new slot cars that they got for Christmas.

    I am not a track owner. But I’ve heard from other owners that temperature and humidity changes along with the different expansion rates of the wood vs the copper tape create the buckling. It’s not so much how you apply the tape. It’s how steady the room temperature and humidity can be kept.

    I hope this helps?

    Cheers,

    Ken

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    in reply to: Indy Roadsters are coming! #13872
    KenKen
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    Thanks for posting the link Racer68. Nice variety and selection of bodies at reasonable prices. I look forward to this new event.

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    in reply to: Shelby GT-350 #13871
    KenKen
    Moderator

    Thank you very kindly MIA.

    I’m learning to dig for more facts. But no one comes close to your sleuthing abilities. :good:

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    in reply to: Shelby GT-350 #13869
    KenKen
    Moderator

    Thank you very kindly Art.

    The Monogram Shelby kit comes with a very extensive parts list with many options. It has 3-styles of front grills to choose from. One with fog lamps and two without.

    As I go through the parts to complete the car. I notice the back bumper is missing. The sprue doesn’t even have a spot for it. Very strange. Then I re-examine the photo’s of the real car I’m trying to copy and can’t believe my eyes. The back bumper was removed. Looks like this Shelby was meant to be.

    Even though the back of the Lola takes up 80% of the this next photo. The Targa photo is listed under the heading “Shelby GT350”. If you look in the background on the right side. You can see the white Shelby without a rear bumper. Perfect!

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    in reply to: 65 Pontiac GTO #13868
    KenKen
    Moderator

    Thank you very kindly Art.

    Yes it will get a roll bar, extinguisher, and steel inserts. I might be looking to you for suggestions on the roll bar and steel inserts for Slot.It wheels please?

    The 5-spoke inserts exposing the shiny rims are there only for these photos. I like the look of the cars before all the decals go on. It shows off the body lines a little better without distractions.

    The bright orange colour is causing me to reconsider the livery/sponsor. “Orange Crush” to… crush the competition? ;-)

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    in reply to: R32 XXXIV @ Spa Lyons – January 20, 2020 #13594
    KenKen
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    Amazing race report MIA!

    Thanks a million! :good:

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