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Jairus

Member Since 16 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 12 2014 02:58 PM
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In Topic: 1957 58 59 Fords & Edsels - Who Cares To Share What They Have In Their Co...

11 November 2014 - 08:25 PM

Gave this project up...
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For this and never looked back.
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In Topic: AMT '57 Chevrolet Slot Car kit review.

07 October 2014 - 02:30 AM

Another thing I learned with these kits is that they work much better if you solder the chassis pans together rather than depending on the nuts and screws.
Once set up, use silver solder and Stay-brite flux to weld the parts solid with a good clean up later will result in a chassis that is solid and will NOT come apart.


In Topic: Any of you guys convert a static body to slot racing?

07 October 2014 - 02:25 AM

Used to be back in the mid 60's that all model car kits could also be used to build slot cars.  Until vacuum formed bodies became mainstream, all slot cars WERE made with injection molded scale bodies. 
A manufacturer who made a new slot car kit of a Ferrari 275 P for instance, also figured out a way to sell it as a static model kit and thus amortise the cost of the molds over a wide range of the hobby.
Good business.

It was the speed freaks who necessatated the need for vacuum formed bodies... and later the squashed "handling bodies" that really ruined the hobby.
But... all good things eventually come back around. :)

 


In Topic: Name that movie quote

07 October 2014 - 02:17 AM

Yes Carl, that is correct.
And the best line of the whole movie because, I can relate to it.


In Topic: Name that movie quote

06 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

"When my boss sees these figures, he's gonna have a stroke."

Used Cars.

Correct!

 

Staying in the theme of car movies:
"Lotta people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."