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  • in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana IX (1950-1954) #12576
    racer68
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    I’m afraid I’ll have to bow out too.

    in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana IX (1950-1954) #12559
    racer68
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    Los Gueros will be there

    in reply to: Indianapolis 500 Event #12239
    racer68
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    If the people want front motored,  lets give them front motored !  I would like to ask, as a very slow builder, that we formalize the basics of the formula as soon as possible so I can start on my cummins diesel. I’d really like to be ready for this race and unlike most of you , it takes me a couple of months to complete a car. As we have an idea of some of the other parameters, what motor should we use?

    Cheers

    Steve

     

     

    in reply to: Indianapolis 500 Event #12224
    racer68
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    Hi Art

    I think racing front engine Indy cars from the 50’s and sixties would be great. I’ve always been a fan. I like the idea of running the slow motors, perhaps allowing both to allow building flexibility, but I think that having the chassis free as we do in The Coppo and Ringwood would be my preference to a front motor restriction. More people would be likely to build a car or adapt one of their current chassis to an Indy body. This should encourage  more participation and a greater field.  A generous tire size allowance  would also be important as Johnny Parsons 1950 Indy winner had tires much like our pre-war racers but the final roadster,  Jim Hurtubise’s 56 Mallard from 1968 had really wide low profile tires that wouldn’t look out of place on a Can-Am car. If the chassis choice was open I’d definitely build The 1952 Cummins Diesel special ( I have one on my build list right now) and probably a Novi or a Watson Roadster as well.

    Cheers

    Steve

    in reply to: Coppa D'oro IV #11848
    racer68
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    Hi Art

    I’m sorry I won’t be ready for Mondays race but still hopeful for a future Coppa.

    I would like to start the registration process for my Maserati 8ctf. The car was absolutely crushed by the German Juggernaut in Grand Prix racing but starting in 1939 went on to be one of the  the winningest cars in Indy 500 history.  I love the challenges of researching and building so I’m going to start with this very rough resin body:

    Maserati 8ctf

    Won’t ever be beautiful but should be a great skill building exercise.

    Cheers

    Steve

    in reply to: R32 XXVII @ The River – July 8, 2019 #11836
    racer68
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    Jim

    Thanks for hosting the race last night. I had a great time. Catching up with Joe and Gary was like a mini Maxport reunion . Pizza in the yard was such a pleasant break, a tranquil  atmosphere and a terrific venue for race stories and nostalgia. It was a good mix of classes and it inspires me to do a proper fender less Hot Rod of my own.

    Cheers

    Steve

    racer68
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    Ken, thanks for the support. The two tone paint was achieved using Tamiya masking tape at the demarcation lines as it allows very little colour bleed. The paint was from Tamiya rattle cans. The colours are Black and Racing white over  white primer.  Based on the information that Ralph Neiders kindly shared with us , this was the closest available  match. The original light tone was Ford Miami Cream and the entire car was repainted that colour after the race before being sold as a “low mileage” used car.

    The lettering required careful matching of  available fonts as well as some bit map modifications of certain letters as the original used hand painted lettering. This was all done in Photoshop, which includes a text to path function that allowed us to do the elegant sweep of the Carerra Panamericana lettering over the windows. The decals themselves where printed from an Epson Workforce inkjet printer onto clear and white generic waterslide decal paper from Amazon. The whole thing was sealed with three coats of Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear and allowed to dry for 18 hours . The decals were then  cut out soaked in water for 20 seconds  and applied to the model with Micro Sol setting solution. They were fairly resistant to snuggling down especially the ones printed on the white paper.

    Cheers

    Steve

     

     

    racer68
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    Here’s a few more pictures of the no.56 car including my work in progress.

     

     

     

    Cheers

    Steve

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by racer68.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by racer68.
    racer68
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    Some more info:

    I have the info on the colours on the No. 56 car. The body was  most likelyFord Miami cream, Ralph said all his dad’s cars where ivory or cream and black the closest match I could  I could find was Testor’s Racing White , which is sort of an ivory colour but might be just slightly too light. The roof and the rocker panels were black. The door numbers were black and the h.uge roof number was white. Ralph told us that the car rolled six times as Max Diener was driving and his father was in the passenger seat. After the race the car was repaired and sold as a low mileage used car.

     

     

    waiting for the start

     

    More to come.

    Cheers

    Steve

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    racer68
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    Thanks very much Art for posting this info. I’m in the middle of building my car now  with Ken helping me with one of his patented chassis. I’m just finishing off my research and getting ready to print out some decals so this couldn’t have come at a better time. My wife,  a great researcher, got us in touch with Ralph Neiders who was able to give us a little more info and some great stories about his Dad.  Once I sort through the information I will post it.

    Cheers

    Steve

    in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana VIII (1950-1954) #11374
    racer68
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    Hi  Art

    I found out from Ken yesterday at the Group 25 meeting that you had also done that car. I only found the one photo of the subject that leaves a lot open to interpretation. Are there any photos posted of your model? I’d love to see them. I will be using the number 56 in red numbers but I’m doing mine with a cream body as that was my best guess.

    in reply to: La Carrera Panamericana VIII (1950-1954) #11366
    racer68
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    Hi guys I’ll be working on the no.56 Ford Tudor that crashed and didn’t finish in the 1950 race. Details are sketchy other than it was two tone with a darker roof and lighter body.

    Cheers

    Steve

    racer68
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    Art

    The Chassis looks great. It’s amazing that , with a bit of Know How , a chassis can be done in only 3 hours . Thanks for sharing the Know How.

    Cheers

    Steve

    racer68
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    Art,  thanks for a fun and educational evening.  I really appreciated being able to see in real time how to build the inline bracket and the tips about the use of a jig and soldering. The ability to design and build your own bracket opens up so many more  possibilities than the use of a commercial bracket allows. The small group format let’s everyone have a good look at what’s going on and let’s everyone have a chance to contribute. I was thrilled to win the draw for the chassis and hope to use it as a model for a few more formula and prewar chassis.

    Cheers

    Steve

    racer68
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    Thank you Art for posting this step by step build. The level of detail in your photos answers a lot of my questions. The explanation of  the motor mount, bearings and the positioning on your jig will help me make a better chassis than I’ve been able to do before.

    Cheers

    Steve

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