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Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:06 am

no biggie, I owned a couple of these!

P.S. They used a small block and I think there was a big block as well, they didn't handle very well and I think Chevy got out of racing, killing the program.


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Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:07 am

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:29 am

Is that an original T-jet or a Johnny Lightning remake?
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Post  WingingIt74 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:11 pm

We could at least keep it in the COX family Smile
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Post  WingingIt74 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:23 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:no biggie, I owned a couple of these!

P.S. They used a small block and I think there was a big block as well, they didn't handle very well and I think Chevy got out of racing, killing the program.
After the fire at the shop, that's when chevy pulled the plug... from what I have read.  

The Super Cheetah (Big Block Car) never was finished after the shop burnt down. It did resurface a while back...
http://www.hotrod.com/muscle_car_review/mscp_1206_427_super_cheetah_rare_finds/


I'd still take one over a Cobra any day Smile

You can buy a new one for only $80,000
http://www.billthomascheetah.com
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Post  roddie on Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:10 pm

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Looks like an old Aurora/AFX HO-scale slot??
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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:57 pm

It's actually a Thunder Jet (aka T-Jet) 'Tuff One, the last version before Aurora intro'd the Af/x chassis.

When they did the old T-Jett chassis became obsolete and went into storage, about 15 years ago they became popular with slot car nuts, who had these as a kid but can now upgrade with hi-pro parts and 'build' a car that would slide if pushed to fast unlike a 'magnet' car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLG2BHTQZzk

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Post  roddie on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:15 am

Mark Boesen wrote:It's actually a Thunder Jet (aka T-Jet) 'Tuff One, the last version before Aurora intro'd the Af/x chassis.

When they did the old T-Jett chassis became obsolete and went into storage, about 15 years ago they became popular with slot car nuts, who had these as a kid but can now upgrade with hi-pro parts and 'build' a car that would slide if pushed to fast unlike a 'magnet' car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLG2BHTQZzk

That's a SWEET track! I have a bunch of old AFX cars/track in storage. Makes me want to dig them out! I had a Tyco "Sebring" set as a kid, with lighted cars. The cars were fast... but used fragile brass "tabs" for pick-ups, which needed frequent adjustment and would eventually break off. Of course... being a kid...I could have been more careful with them.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:26 pm

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Post  dckrsn on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Bought one of these in '72. Honda 600 coupe.
2 cylinder 400cc bike top end, factory stroked to 600cc.
1775lbs soaking wet. 10" wheels. Lots of fun.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:15 pm

dckrsn wrote:Bought one of these in '72. Honda 600 coupe.
2 cylinder 400cc bike top end, factory stroked to 600cc.
1775lbs soaking wet. 10" wheels. Lots of fun.
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Pretty rare nowadays Bob. As are most Honda's of that vintage. Zero rustproofing although the engines ran forever.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:19 pm

1972 Toyota Celica, I bought one of these in 1991. My first car purchase. My highschool buddy had a 1977 model. Funny thing was the ignition keys interchanged between his and mine. I never knew what car I would be driving home after class!

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Post  roddie on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:49 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:1972 Toyota Celica, I bought one of these in 1991. My first car purchase. My highschool buddy had a 1977 model. Funny thing was the ignition keys interchanged between his and mine. I never knew what car I would be driving home after class!

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another example of a car that would rust out too soon (in snow country anyway, from road salt or near salt water) The engines would usually go (at least) 200k before needing a rebuild. The Celica GT was always a favorite of mine... although I never owned one.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:58 pm

1939 Pontiac transparent exhibit for the marvels of the new invention "Acrylic"
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Post  crankbndr on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:01 pm

dckrsn wrote:Bought one of these in '72. Honda 600 coupe.
2 cylinder 400cc bike top end, factory stroked to 600cc.
1775lbs soaking wet. 10" wheels. Lots of fun.
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That was a pretty bold purchase in the day of land yachts and muscle cars, gas was around 35 cents.
The first smart car, not many Jap imports back then.
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Post  dckrsn on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:10 pm

crankbndr wrote:That was a pretty bold purchase in the day of land yachts and muscle cars, gas was around 35 cent
The first smart car, not many Jap imports back then.
Bold maybe, but I don't main saying, girls loved it. Wink 
...........and yes it was possible. Oof!
It was realy quite a car. I think the best MPG I got
from her was 43 on the highway, and high 20's/low 30's around town.
Replaced the clutch once. Took maybe 45 minutes.
The whole assembly just hangs on the side of the case/x-mssn, like a bike.
Replaced the stock tires with some fabric belt Semperit radials.
Flying into, or braking hard on a curve was never a problem.
Romanticizing, sorry. Embarassed 
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:24 pm

Any one know what this is?
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Post  roddie on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:52 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:Any one know what this is?
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A cleverly disguised submarine?
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:03 pm

I've been interested in this vehicle for 10 years, I'm surprised it has never been imported to the US, because Jeep would have a problem..... Oh and they are owned by Ford.
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Post  WingingIt74 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Submarine... maybe


No way would I do that with my Jeep... it'd die...
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Post  dckrsn on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:19 pm

24 volt system and a snorkle, and there you go.
Oh, and seal those trannny and differential vents too.
Thanks for the video Travis.
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Post  roddie on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:42 pm

WingingIt74 wrote:I've been interested in this vehicle for 10 years, I'm surprised it has never been imported to the US, because Jeep would have a problem..... Oh and they are owned by Ford.
Well... the diesel is a real attractive aspect... and Jeep is "supposed to"... have one soon.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2016-jeep-wrangler-to-get-diesel-engine.html
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