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Postby Racie35 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:25 am

Picked this up on the bay...I always liked this style car, now I'm looking for the 1/32 ones for use in my basement. Old school racing
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:26 am

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Re: K&b

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:38 pm

Challenger and Super Challenger. Those were so smooth. I remember them well.
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:36 pm

I don't know one from the other but I'm waiting for it to get here! I had a few years ago.
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Re: K&b

Postby RichD » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:42 am

If I remember correctly K&B did not make 1/32nd cars, but they were owned by Aurora who had a line of 1/32nd cars that were the same design as the K&B 1/24th cars. I had an Aurora Ford GT and that was fast, even on a 220ft commercial track.
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:12 am

Hopefully it doesn't need much to run. I'll hafta find a body too. I wanted these for my routed track downstairs and this ones 1/24. I'm still looking for the 1/32 ones.
I don't need it to be too fast, and if there's a few kinda the same that'll be good.
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Re: K&b

Postby BIG E » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:07 am

My first large scale commercial track car was a 1/24 scale K&B Ferrari 250 GTO/64, so I've always had a soft spot for those type of kits. They do make a unique sound when running on the track, as opposed to the usual Mabuchi can motor powered cars of the same era. Over the years I've managed to accumulate enough parts and pieces to build at least one example for myself to have some fun with, and I've still got some original unbuilt K&B kits in my collection.
As for your project, no need to source an expensive vintage K&B body for that chassis (unless of course that's your plan). Consider converting a 1/24-25 scale model kit body for use. You can mount it a few different ways, making your own mounts from brass rod or tubing and sheet stock using any combination of screws, clips, pins or velcro to attach the body. Fortunately, the chassis has an adjustable wheelbase to help you size things up to most of the common body styles available. Building up screw posts as the originals used can be frustrating and tedious, especially if you've never tried it before, but it can be done. Also, the original K&B body screw posts had metal (brass) inserts with machine screw threads in them to attach the body.
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:16 am

Thanks Ernie, I thought of using these in model bodies by adding posts. I may give that a try.
I see these on ebay all the time and only the rarest ones cost a lot.
Do you know if the 1/32 cars have the same motor?
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Re: K&b

Postby chappyman66 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:57 pm

IIRC, the motor is the same between the K&B 1/24 cars and the Aurora 1/32 cars.
The Auroras were also called A-Jets as opposed to the later T-jets in HO. The Aurora 1/32 Ford GT is pretty similar to the Monogram/Palmer version, which is somewhat akin to the early Strombecker clamshell. I always wanted to put a Autoworld Cobra Coupe body on one to go along with my 1/24 K&B version but alas..........

Nice chassis, and if it runs I think you will be pleased.
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:55 pm

I found another one...same thing. Looks like I'll be able to race them against one another.
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:39 am

Cleaned it up and put new wires on and lubed it. Runs pretty good for vintage. Gonna hafta start on the gt 40 body I got for it.
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Re: K&b

Postby BIG E » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:22 pm

Is it a K&B FORD GT body or are you converting a model kit body?
I'd love to see it when you've got it all sorted out and completed.
Remember to limit the power to 12 volts DC for that original K&B motor.
Careful if you run it on any commercial tracks, you never know!
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:00 pm

One is the gt40....the other Im putting on the amt olds body from their slot car releases a few years back.
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Postby mattb » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:09 pm

A lot of the later K&B motors were 6 volt arms. They were called Super Challengers, I think. Most all of these will run on about any voltage you want to try. Not any different that a rewind in a Mabuchi. If it blows..you just have to find another!!
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Re: K&b

Postby Racie35 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:52 pm

I've seen them labeled that way too Matt...you're right though,if it let's out the smoke. Get another
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