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Oldie in my cabinet

Postby Hotrodbob » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:15 pm

Just wanted to share this. I have had this car since 1966?. Haven't had it on a track since about 1969.. It was a birthday gift. Hard as hell to drive, but it was fast for the time.
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby ShotgunDave » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:29 pm

That's an oldie for sure! AMT Tornado. And it's front wheel drive like the 1:1. Way cool Bob!
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby chappyman66 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:05 pm

Interesting use of the AMT chassis....turned around backwards with a custom front bracket to hold the guide.
Sure makes a front motor......but a 36D up there would be a beast to drive. Cool car though!
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby Hotrodbob » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:17 pm

ShotgunDave wrote:That's an oldie for sure! AMT Tornado. And it's front wheel drive like the 1:1. Way cool Bob!


The company that made the car was UHP. AMT chassis with a swing arm and rubber disc at each front wheel spring loaded to adjust slip. The body was a Johan dealer promo type body. The one on mine is a replacement as I broke the original shortly after I got it. Easily replaced. :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby Hotrodbob » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:20 pm

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chappyman66 wrote:Interesting use of the AMT chassis....turned around backwards with a custom front bracket to hold the guide.
Sure makes a front motor......but a 36D up there would be a beast to drive. Cool car though!
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby loosewheel » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:48 pm

Bet you could hang the tail out on that Tornado.
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Re: Oldie in my cabinet

Postby RichD » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:05 am

Front wheel drive does not work that well with slot cars. Back in the '60s I had a car with a Lancer Toronado body, but it was a sidewinder RWD.
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