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Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Modlerbob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:56 pm

I just bought my first slot car this year. The Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder white kit. It was $15 cheaper than either of the two versions with liveries. Race cars from the late 1960's had pretty simple paint jobs and markings so I decided I will decorate it myself. The white kit comes with a bunch of alternate parts and no description of what goes where. So one must do some heavy duty research to come up with an assembly plan. I will post images later.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby bigman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:19 pm

HI Bob :text-bravo:
Sure glad to see your back. :clap: :clap:
Those prices are up there that's for sure. :o
Can't wait to see what you do with your new car. :auto-checkeredflag:

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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Czar » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:43 pm

I am glad to see you back, Bob. The spyder seems like a lot of car.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:19 pm

It's a nice car. Picked up the Gurney but at the major price increase, it will be my last until they start going on discount.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Modlerbob » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:53 pm

As with the coupe this car is a bit exaggerated in width, especially in the rear, also, even though the front suspension provides for independent stub axles you have to purchase them separately. As I mentioned there are tons of optional parts. Here are the images, I hope.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby GPCruisr » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:58 am

I bought the Peter Revson livery. I would say that out-of-the-box, it is one of the the best cars I have picked up. I did very little to set it up and have a car that I am pretty happy with. I might try to eek out another 1/10 of a second or so, but for the most part, its pretty good.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby chappy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:51 pm

Pricey for sure, but , yep always a but. I needed it to fulfill my monthly addiction.
That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby mikeinclover » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:00 am

I prefer an upper grade car and Thunderslot is that. I have raced most brands and I think Thunderslot was the closest to being ready to race out of the box of any brand I have used. A little grease and oil, adjust the front axle, add a set of Quick Slicks and it was ready. After that tune to your liking.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Wobble » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:20 pm

There certainly are a lot of pieces to choose from and it will be interesting to see how it ends up.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Slot GT » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:37 pm

I can't believe that in 2017 we still can't get slot car companies to throw in a simple assembly instruction sheet with their white kits. Mind boggling.

Looking forward to see how it turns out.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Modlerbob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:10 am

A lot will depend on whether I decide to make it a replica of one of the famous racing driver's car. I am leaning toward Steve McQueen's light metallic blue Lola. Otherwise I will just pick my favorite combination of components and make my own livery. The one component they included baffles me. They include an exhaust setup with the pipes coming together on top of the rear deck into two tailpipes commonly seen on the Lotus 40. I would surely like to see a Thunder Slot Lotus 30/40.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby gascarnut » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 am

Modlerbob wrote: The one component they included baffles me. They include an exhaust setup with the pipes coming together on top of the rear deck into two tailpipes commonly seen on the Lotus 40.


That exhaust and the transmission cooling scoop are for the Jones/Andretti car that used the Ford twin cam engine.

Try this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450008187741584648/
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Modlerbob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:29 pm

Well I got the car together. I think it looks pretty good. A warning, the body mounting screw in the rear is so long it punched through the deck before it tightened up. Here's the car.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby Modlerbob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:45 pm

gascarnut wrote:
Modlerbob wrote: The one component they included baffles me. They include an exhaust setup with the pipes coming together on top of the rear deck into two tailpipes commonly seen on the Lotus 40.


That exhaust and the transmission cooling scoop are for the Jones/Andretti car that used the Ford twin cam engine.

Try this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450008187741584648/

That is so cool. This kit comes with the parts to do that car. But then there are holes in the front quarter panels for diplanes that weren't included. Overall great white kit, and if it had even rudimentary diagrams that wouldn't have mystified me.
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola T70 spyder

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:00 pm

Very nice finish. Good job.

On my Gurney, there was a shim for that rear screw. It fell out rather easily, but luckily I had it on the bench.
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