Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Nov 25, 2014 17:09:51 GMT -5
No, not my usual fare….
Yet another car added to my list of projects, this time a modern (only 20-25 years old) car which I’m pretty sure, has just enough room for a full sized Mabuchi motor.
The car is to be based on the Revell ‘SnapTite’ kit which seems pretty good, though until I know just what I’m dealing with, research, rather than building will be the order of the day.
I’m confused about the identity of the car.
Revell suggest it is the #18 car of Danny Sullivan, which makes it a 1992 car. They suggest it is a Lola Chevrolet, but that year they used a Galmer chassis and the profile of the tail looks lower.
I wonder if this is in fact the 1991 car of Bobby Rahal, who ran #18 that year. This would presumably make the car a T91. A pity, as Michael seems to do no decals for these so the original identity of the car must be used..
Does anyone make suitable wheel inserts? I’m not bothered about making them but would rather buy them. I’m guessing they are the 6 spoke wheels with slightly rounded apertures, though the kit is supplied with wheels with round holes. Some cars has a mix.
I had the same idea yesterday. Don't know if I'll do it now though I was going to make the Valvoline version of Al Unser Jr. Those kits came out in 1992 and so I think they are all Lola T91s as evidenced by the forward slant of the rear uprights, which would make them Lolas of that year.
The Marches only had single uprights. The numbers in the kits match those of the 91 cars also. You have a yellow one so I presume you have either John Andretti's Pennzoil car or the Kraco version (I have all those kits. I don't know why).
The kits are all identical and are all powered by Chevy engines, which I don't know is correct, but the wheels of the kit type were used mostly on the fronts to deflect the turbulence caused by the wheels and tires. You're correct that not all 91's ran those on both the front and rears. Neither the real Kraco car or the Pennzoil car did. Anyway.
PS: Jean's Pennzoil car is quite beautiful. Peter: Any further thoughts on what you might do with that Lola? I could be wrong about those wheels, the one's supplied in the kit, and which I said the real cars didn't use them on the rears. I am, after all, wrong about lots of things.
My guess is now that it depended on the course they were on. Maybe on ovals they used them all around, and road coursses only on the fronts, but like I said, it's just a guess.
Still, would be interested in what you decided.
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2015 14:43:56 GMT -5 by josephkusa: I could be wrong.