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My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Ok, finally finished this project!

First, here is parts list for those interested:

SCC 17x8 New Classic Steelie Wheels

B-Nova Guide Adaptor

Sloting Plus Universal Guide

SCC Guide Spacers

SCC Tinned Copper Braid

New Lead Wire

SCC Bronze Bushings

Slot.it 9 tooth pinion

Slot.it 27 tooth crown

Paul Gage 22125 Tires

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These tires might say 15x8, but the stretch perfectly over the 17 wheel. It allows you almost a stock diamter and also gives you a little more tread thickness where it meets the road. You need to LIGHTLY sand the INSIDE sidewall smooth to make sure it does not rub the chassis.

I like to keep the car in stock gear ratio to better match the stock models I have. You can build yours to suit your own taste.

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Chassis was sanded all around the outer edges for clearance. Trimmed the lip (cups) off the body mount post areas. Used a small rat tail file and opened up the body mount holes in the chassis.

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I really like the B-Nova adapter with this guide. What a difference this makes.

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Painted the wheels first with flat black and then used Krylon Regal Blue. And yes, I used my toothpick and made some "dots" on the sidewall for effect. It might seem cheesy to do, but when the car is at speed? It looks great :)

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The results are pleasing. It is the smoothest car in the fleet.
I could not happier and look forward in doing more of these conversions soon.
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-Harry

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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby ListerStormGT » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Very cool Harry, great job on that one sir!
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby Florida_Slotter » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:33 pm

I like it. Best color ever on a stock car!
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:53 pm

Bump for Mr. Bilby :)
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby Cosmic Bilby » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:09 pm

Thank you H,

You are such a beautiful man to me :)
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby Cosmic Bilby » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:19 pm

OK,

Thank you for that H!

Sounds like a plan to me, I've ordered an extra Iggy Katona from Bruce, will get to work on it once it arrives Down Under....

.....This will be the first of this new style stocker chassis I've actually tuned (the ones I have got to date have been shelf queens for the collection), it will be interesting to see if I can get the same chassis balance I prefer for our runners with this new chassis. With the old style chassis I used to remove the magnet under the rear axle and just have the slider mag, I found this gave me an excellent balance between lap time and a "realistic" chassis action (heck they need to oversteer a bit!).

I love these models, they are my favourite, and I love the new Iggy Katona livery, plus the Charger 500 shape seems to work best on our layout....

Cheers Bloke!!!
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby Scatman1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:35 pm

Rob, if you use Paul's tires, you won't need a magnet.
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Re: My Ultimate Carrera Classic NASCAR

Postby Cosmic Bilby » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:30 pm

G'day Tony,

I know mate they are excellent tyres!!!

I have been cleaning and oiling my runners over the last two days, just gave my #71 Dodge Daytona a burn to see how it goes with PGT's on it (normal compound not the XPG), absolutely flys, 2.3 on our layout which is pretty quick for a "brick" (albeit a very sexy ONE ;) ).....

....You'd need a really well tuned Scaley V8 Supercar/Scaley or SCX GT car to better that :)

Carrera classic Nascars slow??? Not in my world....

Bibbster I love those photos, you have done a brilliant job on the layout!!!
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