Mini Cooper???

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Mini Cooper???

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:44 pm

After reading this older topic about very short W/base cars.
http://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php? ... per#p18351

And watching a few videos on you tube running a Mini Cooper race.
Well.. I got inspired by watching [no advertising for this vendor] Mini Cooper car run
& I've always liked the looks of the Nellie Faye Fendes. :thumbup:

Anyhow these Mini Cooper cars are fast..
just in the same with speeds hitting in the 2.9's range also.

Have any of you ever tryed building a 4" Mini Cooper car..
useing balsa to build (Mini Cooper Look alike) Nellie Faye Fenders?

I started building and playing around with one just today to have a little bit fun time
down in the shop.
The ladder frame was made from a BSA kit that was cut down to 3/16" thick & 3/16" T cubes
were used to weight the car.. right now as the car is it's a touch over 3.oz .
So more cubes are needed to bring the car up to weight.

The photo of the car is not the best of photo..
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What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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