Monte Carlo Rally ’61-’71 Series – Car Builds

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  • #17660
    BarkingSpyder
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    17 to 17.5MM blade length (if trimming a Slot.IT or other guide).

    This will prevent a hang-up and de-slot in the finger in the valley.

    Use the NSR Rally guides as a baseline reference (if you have any).

     

    "... get on your bad motor scooter and ride!"
    Sammy with Montrose

    #17661
    BarkingSpyder
    Participant

    It’s a Saab, so I figured go weird, or go home. Printed 16 body is reinforced with fiberglass, and pictures is first prototype of a FWD angle winder chassis. I wonder how, or if it will go!

    Saab-body-and-chassis-1

    Marc – reminds me of a SAAB one of my more “crunchy” high-school teachers owned.

    Looks cool as a slot car – good luck!

    "... get on your bad motor scooter and ride!"
    Sammy with Montrose

    #17678
    Radial TA
    Participant

    I think the first stage of the Monte Carlo Rally April 9 was mor fun than a barrel of monkeys.  The variety of cars including maybe the first two Saabs, a Mini Cooper Classic and a Porsche 904 certainly broke the mold.  The conversions of factory cars with Monte Carlo liveries was outstanding.  the second race is going to see some modifications, but still interesting.

    #17683
    porsche917
    Moderator

    This was an amazing first round of the series.  The second round should be very interesting as everyone now knows what the competition looks like.  I can’t wait to see Marc’s story and pictures.

     

    #17699
    Radial TA
    Participant

    Below are some pictures of the almost finished Ecurie <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Ford</span> France Mustang GT 390.  It ran well with a full load of lead with the power set at about 9 volts so that I could use the full sweep of my controller trigger.  At the point the pictures were taken it did not have it’s French license plates (humorous comment coming) because the amount of lead ballast required an EPA permit.  After the first race (stage of the rally) the car looks a little dirty as part of the weathering I am doing as the six stages are run.  Pictures of the car will follow later.

    The Chassis and mechanical parts are stock Pioneer except for CBDesign Steelie wheels and 6 or 7 mm urethane tires.  I need the lack of grip to power the long chassis around the tight curves, and the Pioneer drive train has plenty of power for that.

    The Scalextric Classic Mini Cooper ran well with a full load of “luggage” too.  The urethanes were good.

    That makes two cars that drew skeptics but performed well.  Results have not been posted and I did not take a picture of the computer screen results.  At one point Bibendum, the Mustang, and Paddy, the Mini, were 2nd and 3rd overall.

    #17797
    Radial TA
    Participant

    Unfortunately Paddy the Mini Cooper was leaking coolant after the last race and it was not the radiator overflow tank or loose hose clamp.  The leak was from the valve cover area and was a blown head gasket.  The head got too hot and cracked with some damage to the valve guide on the rear exhaust valve.  I have ordered a new motor from Slark Racing in England who supplied my acquaintance Tom Davies with his CARRARA MÉXICO Mini motor.  Participation is race time decision if a new motor arrived this week.

    #17798
    Radial TA
    Participant

    This two class system of wide tires or narrow tires, bringing out the older rally cars, and the 3d chassis more modern cars,  continues to be great spectator fun as well as driver excitement.  Very close times in each stage so far.  A matter of a few seconds which is amazing since cars are not on the track together to see the direct comparison.  Thanks to the electronic wizards who got the timing working too.  Tough sledding the first time running clockwise this last heat.  More snow predicted too.

    David is running the next rally with the nsr Abarth 500’s.  He suggested using a coin toss before the start of each stage to set either clockwise or anticlockwise direction each time.  Sounds good.

    #17844
    BarkingSpyder
    Participant

    Randy – your are consistently one of the funniest, and most Informative of our members …

    I dont think my new Cosworth 1000bhp 4-banger in my Escort can match your Stang but could be a competitor to the mini with the Stark engine  – ROTFLMAO

    "... get on your bad motor scooter and ride!"
    Sammy with Montrose

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