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SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:54 pm

Ever since the first examples of the SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS were advertised, I wanted one! Unfortunately they stopped supplying them when the mold got destroyed and, to my disappointment, the prices for, even secondhand ones, went through the roof. So, great was my surprise when SRC and OSC joined forces to produce the Capri! Needless to say, that I jumped to the opportunity to get one and being a keen modeler, I was really happy to find a kit. With the iconic Team Gunston Capri Perana racecar from the 70’s, as raced in South Africa, in mind I ordered the SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono kit in sidewinder configuration. The decals I found at Decaldoc.de.

The kit comes in a package very much like a strip of candy. For the photo’s I cut it into three pieces.

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The decal sheet of this famous car.

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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:54 pm

The chassis came together nicely, but the motor was very difficult to press the pinion onto the shaft. So, I’ve decided to replace the motor with a Slot.it 29K motor and the same for the 11T pinion and the 32T crown. That “should” give it the performance of the NSR Mosler, but it being narrow and tall, I doubt if the handling would be THAT good.

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The interior tray is vacuum formed with a plastic head. This is my, mostly hidden, slightly detailed effort.

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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:55 pm

The body has now been sprayed into the base colour.

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The decals will be done once the paint has dried properly,
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby munter » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:08 pm

nice work on a nice kit
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby F1Fan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:38 pm

Back in the day many a Saturday was spent with my dad and mate at Killarney watching the Gunston Peranas of Bob Olthoff and Basil Green being chased by the local hero "Oom" Koos Swanepoel. I was a huge fan of the 181 car, and just like you, this has been on my to-do list for a few years.

It is not easy to get the Gunston orange right, but Zero-paints have the exact match, both brown and orange. I was going to adapt some Patto's decals, but thanks to your info the proper items are on the way.

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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:57 am

Nice work Valie !!!!!
Yes also watched the cars in action at Bloem's local track Brandkop.
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:02 am

Forgot to ask.
Where does one buy the kit ?
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:48 pm

I've ordered my kit on the famous auction site from a vendor called Slotcar Union, he's in France. Postage might be a problem to RSA.

Yes, I can also remember seeing that A2 through Leeukop at full tilt and you could feel the stand vibrate.
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:49 pm

Decalling done! Now for the varnish …

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I’m very pleased with it.
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby F1Fan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:04 pm

Blerrie Brilliant, Excellent job!

I ordered mine from Pendle, they only had the inline, but Sean was able to get me a SW. Decals are not cheap, but they are on the way, I already have the Zero paint.

BTW Gert, what paint did you use?
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby Radarek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:20 pm

Great work

Where do you take from sidewinder configuration kit?

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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby valie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:27 am

F1Fan wrote:Blerrie Brilliant, Excellent job!

I ordered mine from Pendle, they only had the inline, but Sean was able to get me a SW. Decals are not cheap, but they are on the way, I already have the Zero paint.

BTW Gert, what paint did you use?


F1Fan,
I've used a rattle can that is available here in the Netherlands at a certain DIY chain.

Radarek,
I've found this model on that auction site from a seller called Slotcar Union in France.
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:57 am

That is very cool!
Thanks for sharing both the info on the kit and the pics of the build! Looks like it ought to be a fun runner! :D
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby Brumos RSR » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:04 pm

That's HOTT!
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Re: SRC Ford Capri 2600 RS Chrono Kit

Postby Xraycer71 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Very nice!
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