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Post  Mpbishop on Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:32 pm

Hi, looking to purchase a Ray Cox Thimble Drome Champion teather car with a .099 gloe engin, I think I managed to upload
A picture here below.
The seller says all original, working engine and all, but the grill dosent look like others ive seen on ebay.
Will apriciate any help before I decide to buy it.
Very best regards
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Post  Mpbishop on Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:35 pm

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Post  Mpbishop on Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:51 pm

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Post  NEW222 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:17 pm

While I know nothing about tether cars, I just wanted to say that it looks very nice overall. I am sure someone with some knowledge will pipe in here at some point and hopefully be able to answer your question.
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Post  NEW222 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:23 pm

After doing some looking online, it does appear the the grille is not factory. The ones I saw all appeard to have more of a rounded / bubble shape to them.
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Post  Mudhen on Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:26 pm

Hi Martin,
It’s not worth it if you’re looking for an original type.
1. All decals are reproduction.
2. Not sure what the brass buttons, or spouts, are next to the headrest, but that’s not original.
3. It looks like the car does not have the Spin-Start wheel. It should. (Hard to tell in your picture.)
4. Wobble pump looks reproduction. Can’t really tell from the pic.
Wrong:
Handbrake
       Needle Valve Ass’y.
       Grill
       Seat color, (should be black.)
I suspect the car has been repainted.
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Post  Mpbishop on Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Ok, thank you both so much for your kind feed back regarding this car,
Must admit, im a little heart broken as I thought I had found a nice bit of history but
Better i know before and not after.
Thanks again, and very best regards,
Martin.
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Post  Mpbishop on Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:46 pm

What about this one? Does it look ligitamet?
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Post  getback on Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:57 am

There are some good examples here .. http://gascarman.blogspot.com/
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Post  Mudhen on Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:00 am

Holy Moly, is that car ever crappy.
It is definitely not legit.
Wrong…engine, flywheel, mounting bracket, spur gear, needle valve, decals/stickers, velocity stacks airfoil, windscreen, hub caps, cockpit detail.
That car’s so crappy, I’d only buy it to run M-80 experiments.
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