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    Shelby Quarter Scale Model

    If they ever start selling these I wonder what the final price will be,



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    Probably more then we can afford Ron.

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    The chassis reminds me of hand build slot cars from the mid sixties. I wish I was not old enough to know about that stuff.

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    Kerry,

    I had slot cars back in the 60s and everyone thought that I was way to old to be doing that stuff. They used to have a big race track here that you could go race them on.

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    I was near Chicago as a kid. From '64 till around '68 there were a lot of commercial tracks up there. It seemed like they all closed at the same time. I think it was a buck or two for an hour of driving time.

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    That was about the time that the one we had here closed down. But there were some fast cars that some of the people built. Then we had a go cart track and that was fun until it also closed down.

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    I could build another engine for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron77 View Post
    If they ever start selling these I wonder what the final price will be,



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    Or Ron, if you can't purchase the 1/4 scale Cobra, I do have a 1/4 scale,....winged sprint car for a little less !






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    The detail on those is amazing.

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    You mean the woman or car ? lol....

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    The car of course.

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    We're getting too old,...for her. She'd kill us. lol.

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    Okay, the body only is $5.000? "The chassis is hard to price and more complicated"
    Isn't a 1:1 chassis around $6.000? What are they thinking of asking for the chassis?

    Seems the 1:4 will cost as much as a 1:1... I shall build 1:4 chassis now!
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    Does anybody know where to buy a quarter scale FORD FE?
    Seems there was a 1:4 model available:

    http://www.conleyprecision.com/prod02.htm
    https://fineart.ha.com/itm/paintings...a/5181-87308.s
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    Dom,

    I will do some looking today. I am sure that I have seen a 1/4 scale running model of the Fore FE engine in the past.

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    A quarter scale FE? Does that mean it leaks oil at 1/4 the normal rate?

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    A quarter scale FE? Does that mean it leaks oil at 1/4 the normal rate?
    Lmao....lol

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    In a 1/4 scale race in Las Vegas a guy showed up with a few sprints. The chassis works much like the big cars. At night he would machine all the parts at home. The quick change rear ends amazing ! He could supply you with just parts or ready to run. RC'ers in Australia were very into these scale sprint cars. If you broke the quick change you would ship it to his home and send you a new one, once he was done with your original he'd send it back. Actually, any parts you want he would make you anything. I believe has has died, but he was a wonderful machinist. Some of his top wings are real working hydraulic. The cost from a basic to state of art real working cars. I know that my German made, 3cu 6 hp racing fuel engines is capable of of 70 mph, but no idea about his. My sprints cost $3, 000, his were $5,000 to $7,000 with the quick change alone was $2,500.

    With his top cars every single chassis part were just like the big cars, so you had real adjustability even shocks rates !
    You even have different gear sets in the quick change for different tracks and conditions. Wow....

    Mine we nice racers at an affordable price, but the guys in Australia were fanatics. Some say a few guys would have $10,000 in theirs,....AND RACED THEM ! That's just NUT'S lol

    Even their race track where to scale. Mine would have aluminum wings for show and lexan or acrylic for racing. When building my frames, I would braze them, so most of the time when you wrecked them, the joints would come apart or just bend them, so replacing tubes was easy. Most of the sprint and NASCAR company's would tig weld them, but when you would wreck theirs, you'd have some bad and costly damage.

    I loved creating them, but took a lot of time.


















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    Amazing!

    The reason why I am asking is actually, I sold the drawings and the man wants to build a 1:4 scale Cobra from original drawings.
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    It would be great for me to build a scale Cobra chassis, but I sold all my jigs and equipment to a guy in Florida. Gary is one hell of a talented guy and I would love to speak him to build a FE, and maybe a side oiler. I can supply the wheels and tires like my sprint's.

    Block tread just like our full size sprint car tires, and slicks. We even have off-set wheels for high bank to flat tracks.





    Not my truck and trailer, but very nice.

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