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Post  Dave P. on Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:00 pm

That's really sharp Juan. Very nice job, especially your engineering and machining. Thanks for letting us watch over your shoulder.
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:33 pm


Thank`s guys. Like I said at the beginning I was inspired by a Hubley toy racer that Mr. Leo Squires built. I have searched but his site is no more. It has been a lot of work for me since I`m an amateur machinist but I enjoyed doing it and the final product.
I have to think what to do next now that I will be having free time. Here is a link to Worthpoint that shows the car by Mr. Squires

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https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-hubley-kiddie-car-gas-powered-13994603
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Post  davidll1984 on Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:21 pm

y have ok engines like in hubley of that mr. leo y never tink of using it for cars as y like to control my model scale as posible no insane speed risking to destroy nice old engines y run my cars as mutch posible not park til castor oil gum turn to varnish ting y forget to say is a nice build u made cool simple model Thumbs Up
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:50 am

Even more impressive when you consider that it started out looking something like this:

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Which got me to thinking about if I could power one with a Pittman motor from a model locomotive, they will run on a 9 volt smoke detector battery.  

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Which would need a little different body style to accommodate the taller motor.

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I'm just thinking Juan but you are the motivator.  Trouble is, I do more thinking than I do doing.  Sad
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Post  getback on Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:12 am

That looks Fantastic Juan ! You should bee very proud of the work you have put in to it ! Do you plan to run it ?
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 pm

davidll1984 wrote:y have ok engines like in hubley of that mr. leo y never tink of using it for cars as y like to control my model scale as posible no insane speed risking to destroy nice old engines y run my cars as mutch posible not park til castor oil gum turn to varnish ting y forget to say is a nice build u made cool simple model Thumbs Up

Hello DavidII1984
I built the little car for the joy of doing it and have no plans to do anything that might damage it. I have been in the hobby for many years doing airplanes, cars, helicopters and having fun. Thanks for your comments.
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:21 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Even more impressive when you consider that it started out looking something like this:

A little tether car cox powered - Page 2 Red_hu10

Which got me to thinking about if I could power one with a Pittman motor from a model locomotive, they will run on a 9 volt smoke detector battery.  

A little tether car cox powered - Page 2 Varney21

Which would need a little different body style to accommodate the taller motor.

A little tether car cox powered - Page 2 Blue_d10

I'm just thinking Juan but you are the motivator.  Trouble is, I do more thinking than I do doing.  Sad

Hello rsv1cox
Give it a try and just work a little bit at a time in the project and you will have it done. I like the little car in the photo you posted how old and what brand is it?
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Post  F4D Phantom II on Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:30 pm

getback wrote:That looks Fantastic Juan ! You should bee very proud of the work you have put in to it  ! Do you plan to run it ?

Hello getback
I don`t think so because I know that at the first flip and crash the body is soft and might twist into a pretzel but if my new grandson 16 months old want to see it run in future years I just might but very carefully. I will give the paint job about a month and then I might try to run the engine. Thanks for asking.
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:01 am

F4D Phantom II wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:Even more impressive when you consider that it started out looking something like this:

I'm just thinking Juan but you are the motivator.  Trouble is, I do more thinking than I do doing.  Sad
     
   Hello rsv1cox
                        Give it a try and just work a little bit at a time in the project and you will have it done. I like the little car in the photo you posted how old and what brand is it?
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It's something that I found on ebay under "Hubley toy cars". I went back and tried to find it this morning but someone must have snatched it up.

These seem to run between $20 and $30 on ebay.
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