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#21 Helix

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Interesting post Terry!

I'm in the process of building a Bonneville type vehicle, research is the key to pulling this build off for me B)

I've ask the question in another post regarding the 'Speed Demon', can anyone tell me where can I get salt flat style tyres and wheels, I have a set of 'Moon discs' just need the rest.

Cheers

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

bill...are  the silver and  light blue salt racers ( second row from the front in your pic) a production kit or are they scratch built?



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

Interesting post Terry!

I'm in the process of building a Bonneville type vehicle, research is the key to pulling this build off for me B)

I've ask the question in another post regarding the 'Speed Demon', can anyone tell me where can I get salt flat style tyres and wheels, I have a set of 'Moon discs' just need the rest.

Cheers

Ray

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

I've ask the question in another post regarding the 'Speed Demon', can anyone tell me where can I get salt flat style tyres and wheels, I have a set of 'Moon discs' just need the rest.

Cheers

Ray

 

The M/T Challenger 1 kit is the only kit with dedicated LSR tires I have found, but there were some good suggestions here. The Goodyear Frontrunners are easy to find and would be a good option for a modern/recent vehicle IMHO: http://www.modelcars...lle#entry825375

 

I used a pair of the Challenger 1 tires and a pair from the AMT Piranha reissue (which are styrene) on my Avanti project: http://www.modelcars...ic=61472&page=5



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

 

The M/T Challenger 1 kit is the only kit with dedicated LSR tires I have found, but there were some good suggestions here. The Goodyear Frontrunners are easy to find and would be a good option for a modern/recent vehicle IMHO: http://www.modelcars...lle#entry825375

 

I used a pair of the Challenger 1 tires and a pair from the AMT Piranha reissue (which are styrene) on my Avanti project: http://www.modelcars...ic=61472&page=5

 

Casey, thanks heaps my friend, appreciate the feedback :)



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:52 AM

Something you mght want to ck out are plain old rubber O rings.

You can buy a lifetime assortmant at Harbor Freight for under $10 I think

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

Shake it like a...

 

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More like a build option than a dedicated LSR kit, but it's got a separate chopped top and the streamlined headlight covers:

 

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

Did you know that the first six holders of the "official" automobile land speed record were electric cars? And the seventh was steam powered! The first internal-combustion-powered land speed holder was the eighth one, and from then on the IC-powered vehicles were unbeaten... until the jet-powered cars came along.

The steam powered LSR car was the "Oldsmobile Rocket".

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

There was at least one 1/24 scale resin, and one 1/20 scale vacuformed kit of the 1960 Donald Campbell Proteus Bluebird.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

Then there is a resin kit of the stillborn Mercedes T80 in 1/24:

 

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