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Old 08-20-2012, 11:23 AM
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I'm building up a couple Lotus Europa Group 5 cars using a resin kit from di-tech in Germany, mounting on the slot.it HRS chassis.

Here's the link to the kit.

http://www.ditech-produktion.com/32_...urbo__Gr.5.jpg
Wow! Nice.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:31 AM
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I'm building up a couple Lotus Europa Group 5 cars using a resin kit from di-tech in Germany, mounting on the slot.it HRS chassis.

Here's the link to the kit.

http://www.ditech-produktion.com/32_...urbo__Gr.5.jpg

Wow is right! I didn't even know Lotus did a Grp. 5 car! What the costs of these kits?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:38 PM
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I see $29 Euro on the sheet. I need to research it more, nice car
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:56 AM
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BTW, what Grp 5 events did the Greenwood Vettes run in? I can't seem to find any info. I have a Mono Vette already and it runs pretty well. It seems that it would be a good match for the Carrera 512 bb, no?

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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I was looking over the Dekon Monza this evening with that in mind. That is far as it has gone in the Carrera Group 5 category. However I have done a couple of front motored Fly Capri's. One with a slot.it offset pod for a C can motor, the other with a Slotting Plus (I think) pod for FK180 motor. I like those cars as much as the new Racer Capri I have.






Any flat pan chassis such as the Fly Capri is pretty easy to put a pod into.
Hey Mike,

What is the wheel/tire combo on the Capri? Did you simply cut out the bottom of the chassis to fit the pod? How do you ensure a good fit? I know it looks pretty simple but I'm deathly afraid of destroying a chassis doing this conversion.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:05 AM
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Wow is right! I didn't even know Lotus did a Grp. 5 car! What the costs of these kits?
I'm not going with the livery in the pix. Although that may be the ONLY Group 5 Europa that was actually campaigned.

I will be doing fantasy liveries: Black and Gold John Player Special for one and Red/White/Gold Gold Leaf for the other.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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I'm not going with the livery in the pix. Although that may be the ONLY Group 5 Europa that was actually campaigned.

I will be doing fantasy liveries: Black and Gold John Player Special for one and Red/White/Gold Gold Leaf for the other.
I've once bought the Zakspeed Escort, but have not found a proper chassis to make it into a real Group 5 racer.

I'm sorry to say, but the Lotus and the Scirocco are the two ugliest Group 5's ever!
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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Some other cars that look right for Gp5 but are wrong being Gp 2 and TransAm are the Broadspeed XJC and the Tullis XJS. Both are modelled in resin by Ocar and George Turner. Accepting that it will be difficult to get them competitive with a Fly Racing/Racer Sideways Capri, they would provide further variety to the grid.

and they look great!

http://www.pistonheads.com/pics/news...xjcSmall-L.jpg

http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...vm&va=group+44
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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I've once bought the Zakspeed Escort, but have not found a proper chassis to make it into a real Group 5 racer.

I'm sorry to say, but the Lotus and the Scirocco are the two ugliest Group 5's ever!
Wait a minute...Hold up!!! There was a Group 5 Scirocco!!!!!???? That, I've got to see!

I had a red scirocco with are mean body kit, custom exhaust, rims, 16v and recaro interior shortly after moving back to N.Y. in the mid 90s. **** I loved that car and drove it/raced it till it died and I decided to drive something a bit more adult (I was in my mid 30s with 2 kids!). My 1st wife drove the van...LOL.

Anyway, I've got to look that up. A Scirocco with a grp 5 body must look outrageous!

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:38 PM
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Carrera Ferrari 512 BB
Carrera Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick"
Le Mans Miniatures Porsche 935/76

A couple more that might not have raced in Grp.5 but have the same silhouette look:
Carrera Ford Carpi RS3100
Revell Greenwod Corvette

The Carrera 512BB and the Porsche 935/78 have recently been re-released with the new chassis.

Has anyone tried modding the Carrera Capri RS3100? I've got one, and am new to Carrera.. was wondering if maybe I could fit a slot.it chassis under that and give the Racer silverline a running mate until and also when i can get my hands on the lancia... I know the Carreras are a bit heavy body-wise but they look gorgeous. I've also got the Porsche 935/78 PPG car and I'm thinking about putting a slot.it chassis under that too... any idea if one would fit it?

thanks!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:19 AM
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Outrageous indeed.







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Wait a minute...Hold up!!! There was a Group 5 Scirocco!!!!!???? That, I've got to see!

I had a red scirocco with are mean body kit, custom exhaust, rims, 16v and recaro interior shortly after moving back to N.Y. in the mid 90s. **** I loved that car and drove it/raced it till it died and I decided to drive something a bit more adult (I was in my mid 30s with 2 kids!). My 1st wife drove the van...LOL.

Anyway, I've got to look that up. A Scirocco with a grp 5 body must look outrageous!

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:56 AM
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truley , interested in "group 5" (have two cars on preorder) . a v/w as group 5 is , outrageous ! my buddy andy drove two different versions of the street car . bet he tries his hand at his first custom slotcar now !

jer , can`t wait to show him this !
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I'm building a few of the Ditech cars too
The Lotus Europa , Fiat X-1/9 and Audi 90
I'll probably try one with a HRS chassis and brass for the other 2
All really look the business
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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There was also a camaro that ran g5 but have not found any photos.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:48 PM
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Hey Mike,

What is the wheel/tire combo on the Capri? Did you simply cut out the bottom of the chassis to fit the pod? How do you ensure a good fit? I know it looks pretty simple but I'm deathly afraid of destroying a chassis doing this conversion.
Paul, Sorry I didn't answer your question. After all this is your thread! I missed it somehow along the way.

Yes I basically just trace the pod onto the Fly pan making sure that the axle in the pod aligns with the bushing bosses in the pan. You can cut it out with a hot exacto knife or a Dremel tool (I use a Dremel). This part isn't as critical as you might think. I also trim the sidewinder block out plate off of the side of the pod so that it will fit between the rails running along the pan ( the stock bushing saddles are there too). I then cut out two styrene "shelves" to be glued at each end of the pod to raise it up to the proper position in the chassis (pan). ( The bottom of the pod should be about even with the bottom of the pan.) This gives you the ride height of the rear end of the car and can be adjusted by using different thickness of styrene for the shelf. The shelf is where the precision comes in you want a good fit to the for and aft end of the pod because there isn't much space between the edge and the center of the pod attachment screws. I glue the shelves in with JB Weld. If you use the stock pan bushing saddles as an alignment guide, you can glue it all up square and true without a jig. If there is any doubt at all, use a jig. Here is a close up pic at the bottom.


I have a spare Fly Capri pan here that you can have if you want it. That will allow you to try podding it without molesting your original chassis. That way no harm no foul if ya screw it up. Send me a PM if you want it.

Mike
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