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#21 250 Testa Rossa

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Hey, afx, what's that other Cobra between the LM hardtop and the red one? Is it yours? 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:43 AM

The earlier competition cars (1963) that ran the kidney bean Halibrand wheels. There's a photo of one next to the Le Mans hardtop. These cars ran at Sebring in 1963.

 

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No I don't believe HRM is going to do the late '63 team cars.  Harold does have the halibrand wheels & tires in his catalog however.  The early comp car you see in the photo is another Cobra I am working on (actually all 3 cars in the photo are mine).  I modified the AMT by adding the rear wheel flares.  I am trying to convince Harold to do the '64 FIA cars in 1/25 scale (he already has the FIA Cobra in 1/24 scale in his catalog) but I am not having any luck yet.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:47 AM

Hey, afx, what's that other Cobra between the LM hardtop and the red one? Is it yours? 

 

Yes all (3) cars are mine, The center car is going to be a '63 Sebring car.  I am not sure if I am going to build Dan Gurney's car or Phil Hill's.  More photos of the red car are here.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:35 AM

Really fine work so far. That engine bay looks great, very nicely detailed & clean.  



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

afx, what are you using for the engine?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

afx, what are you using for the engine?

 

The trans kit come with a very nice engine.  The Weber carbs and intake are gorgeous.  However on my CSX 2026 build I used the 289 out of Monogram's GT350R Mustang.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

I have a couple of the HRM Corvette's.  His quality is superb. 



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:49 AM

2/8 Update: Interior finished, body in white primer, added identification lights to roof.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Coming along nicely.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Ready for final assembly & decaling.  Paint is Tamiya Racing White.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Chassis permanently installed, head & driving lights mounted.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Very nice. Looking forward to completion photos.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Ooo man beautiful car, sharp built, can't wait to see more.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Great job on a cool car! Did it take long for the kit to get delivered from HRM?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:58 AM

Great job on a cool car! Did it take long for the kit to get delivered from HRM?

 

No, HRM ships pretty quick.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:14 AM

Cool my friend, I don't have to tell you how much I love this thing!



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:15 AM

Cool my friend, I don't have to tell you how much I love this thing!

Thanks Marcos.  It is bascially finished minus the decals.  No decal set is available for this car, atleast non that I am aware of.  I will try on post some more photos tonight.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

Finally down of the jack stands and up on her feet (a fresh set of Dunlop Racing wheels & tires).  She acts like a race car now it time to put the decals on show she look like one too.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:22 AM

She's Under GLass


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