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Vintage slot info ??

Postby ourwayband » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:04 am

Guys,picked this little jewel up a couple of weeks ago.It is missing the glass ,roll bar and intake,but runs well.Any info on it?
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Re: Vintage slot info ??

Postby mattb » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:46 pm

Monogram Lola T70 that came in the Road America and the 4 lane race sets. Same body as the 1/32 kit car, just a different chassis. Brad Blohm may sell windshields on Ebay.
pix of a few...old slot cars and tracks
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Postby chappyman66 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:04 pm

What Matt said^^^^^
The aluminum chassis isn't so good but you can still find the brass ones and the mounting locations are the same.
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Re: Vintage slot info ??

Postby LolaGT » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:42 pm

I know this is my first post here... but hey ya gotta start somewhere.

My name is Ken, and I've been collecting 1/32 slots from the 1960's for awhile now. Revells and Monograms mostly, but I do have a weakness for Strombeckers too.

Anyway, I bought a car just like the OP's about a month ago, and couldn't find any information on it anywhere. Now thanks to this forum, I know what my car actually is. Wonder how it would do with new tires and a Russkit 23 motor in it?

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Postby chappyman66 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:47 pm

Hi Ken, they are fun cars, performance depends on your track. Those Russkit motors like long straights....
But there are lots of good tire options out there.
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Postby chrisguyw » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:53 am

LolaGT wrote:


Wonder how it would do with new tires and a Russkit 23 motor in it?

LolaGT


Hello Ken, welcome to the forum...........

The Russkit 23 is a step up from the stock Monogram Tiger (but not a huge one), so the chassis will certainly handle it. It would certainly be advisable to gear it in the 4.0 to 4.5 to 1 range. As well, the "23" has a blind bushing on the can end, and this should be given a small drop of oil, which you will need to do with a syringe, entering through the square hole in the can.

Tires will make a significant difference, and depending on your track surface, urethane,silicone,or even rubber compounds can be easily sourced. If preserving the look of the original is important, several suppliers make urethane tires to fit the original double flanged wheels, and most have the original sidewall detail/lettering as well.

The original rear axle bushings on the home set cars had a tendency to wear rather quickly, and replacing these will add considerably to the performance of the car

Hope this helps
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PS...........Lots of folks here like the Lola GT ;)

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Postby LolaGT » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:23 pm

That's a nice looking car! Did you put a modern chassis in it or did you keep the brass one?

I bought my GT awhile back thinking to strip it and restore it, but when it finally came I couldn't bring myself to do it. Up close it oozes 1965, and some kid saving his paperboy money to buy it... right down to the upside down 'peace sign' taillights. I wish I knew how to preserve the original decals, as I'm afraid to pick it up because they might fall off. I ended up buying three others to get enough parts for a cherry body.

Thank you for the T70 drive ideas. I have this original chassis, and I was thinking about using a brass one instead with updated motor and wheels. I like to see nice looking original cars, but fast original cars are a lot more fun.

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Postby chrisguyw » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:47 am

LolaGT wrote:That's a nice looking car! Did you put a modern chassis in it or did you keep the brass one?

Ken


Hi Ken, My car uses an original chassis with modifications (including to the motor) that were typical for the time.

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Postby LolaGT » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:37 pm

I read about your modifications awhile back, and bought a cobbled Monogram frame to restore and modify with your mods for my GT.
Thank you for posting those, I'm going to try them out.

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