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Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby VTECFOUR » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:27 pm

Just got a seconds SRC Matra 670B Lemans 1972 body and accessories. Sure nice to get an already done body with cosmetics to cover a ready-to-go chassis , my usual adjust-o-wheelbase one.

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Should be up and running in no time.

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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby chappy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:02 am

Nice subject Dan, i think the Matra's are one of the most beautiful designs made.
I will be looking forward to your progress.
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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby GTI » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:51 am

Where would you get that , I'd love to get one as well. I have the long tails and really like the short tail. Any help appreciated. Have fun with the build.
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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:32 pm

@ Chappy - Hi Bob, one of my favorite Lemans cars. Being #15, the winning '72 car, made it a no-brainer purchase.
@ GTI - Got the body kit from Victory Lap Hobbies in Puyallup WA.

Body's mounted.

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Rolling on Slot It 14 x 8 plastic wheels/rubber tires at the front and BRM Nascar/PG??? in back.

I'm sure it's a seconds body as there's a small fingerprint in the paint on one of the sides. Doesn't bother me.

Should be running tomorrow.

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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby GTI » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Thanks for the information!
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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby VTECFOUR » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:17 pm

All done.

Made my own interior tray using just the kit's driver head and helmet. Intake snorkel mounted on sheet plastic and glued to body. Rear wing was a snap-in. Wheel inserts are resin copies of Slot It Matra.

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Chassis completed with .032 brass strip side pans soldered on to piano wire.

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Not a rocket with a stock MRRC slimline motor and 9/28 gears on my little test track but feels secure and smooth. Will get a good break-in at Luf's Big Targa this Friday.

Worked out well.

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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Nicely done. That body just needed some real gear under it. Mission accomplished.
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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby Audi1 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:27 am

Very nice! I think that the blue color is what draws me to the Matra-Simca. Will your adjustable chassis take an FC-130 motor with that car?

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Re: Matra 670B Lemans 1972

Postby VTECFOUR » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:33 am

Allan,

There's quite a bit of room between the top of the slimline motor and body, so fitting a FC-130 motor with the appropriate Devised Designs motor pod in my chassis shouldn't be a problem.

I could lower the body a bit more, but would have to cut down the rear tire diameter. I like it as is.

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