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Old 05-14-2010, 02:00 PM
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Can someone tell me if the expensive cars are also good runners? Not familiar with the running gear used on these cars. I know they are little resin masterpieces but are they made to run well like Racer or do they only look good sitting on the shelf like LM miniatures?

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:06 PM
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I bought an MMK Maserati 151 a couple of years ago, and the only part that has survived is the body. It was worth it, though. Nice body.

The chassis and mechanical parts were substandard, except for the motor (standard black stripe Mabuchi), and the wheels and tires, which found use on the fronts of other race cars. The wheel inserts were no good, the chassis was disintegrating, crooked resin; even the brass pinion was bored off-center.
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Can someone tell me if the expensive cars are also good runners? Not familiar with the running gear used on these cars. I know they are little resin masterpieces but are they made to run well like Racer or do they only look good sitting on the shelf like LM miniatures?

QC
In my experience - it's been the latter ...
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:09 PM
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Out of the box they are generally not great runners.

I have several of them and all had faults of one type or another. The chassis is from Slot Classics, motor is a Mabuchi with a strange plastic pinion and brass crown. The gear mesh is poor. The axles are knurled and slop in the bearings. It is possible to make the car smoother by changing the pinion, rear axle, crown and bearings for Slot.it items. The shells are heavy so don't expect sparkling performance.

I replace the chassis with my own upgrade the motor and fit slot.it running gear. It makes the cars very expensive but you are not going to get these cars anywhere else.

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:18 PM
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Visually too much clear coat... looks like candy. The Cunningham C4R isn't very accurate... More?

I haven't bought them because they were too much for too little.

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Ack!

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:56 PM
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Dang it! I was afraid of that. They make the Chevron B8 and it's one of my favorite race cars. I just wish someone, anyone would make a mass production offering of the Chevron B cars and a good 914/6 !

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:29 PM
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Default Try Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams sells MMK in kit form as well as RTR.

If you can get the car you want in a kit, then you can add your own chassis and running gear.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:14 PM
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Attachment 18444They don't sell the Chevron as a kit. It's okay though, I'm buying it anyway. It's worth it to me to have a sweet car to mod as necessary. Not many fellas on the block with one of these...



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After an issue with wobbly wheels "over tightened grubs" on a RTR Racer 330P which hasn't been resolved in almost a year with Racer or the UK shop. I turned to MMK for my resin fix. I have the Maser Costin 450s and the GT-40 Roadster and after a little tweeking and grinding and NC-1s they run very nice. They don't have the finish and detail of Racer but are very nicely done. I just got a BN Chappy from E-Pay at less than 1/2 retail. The C2D and ...It just came this AM!!! The 2D has a Mabachi style motor and a nylon crown. The lacquer "candy finish" is nice and nearly dust free. Cannot wait to get them it track. Their variety of unusual Classics makes the few flaws and price easy to overlook.

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Oops! Double post. Sorry. 50s

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I bought a MMK Birdcage Maserati and it was an overpriced piece of junk. The decals and paint started flaking as soon as I started running it. The only things worth saving were the resin body and some nice aluminum spoke wheels. Did a complete overhaul with new paint, decals and running gear. I even replaced the wheels and used them on a Fly Ferrari GTO I was rebuilding. Now it's a nice but very expensive model car.



That's a pretty looking Chevron. Hope you have better luck with MMK than I did. 50s
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Paul - G-M-C sells the Chevron as a kit...

http://g-m-c-slot.wifeo.com/g-c-m.php

...where you can get one I have no idea...???


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Hi

I have a lot of MMKs... but remember in other posts I call plastic cars merely parts donors !

I have usually convinced the importer to just sell me the body and keep the running gear.

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Default Chevron B8 Kit

The MMK site has the same picture of the yellow Chevron B8 kit that G-M-C shows on their site.

They must be affiliated.

http://www.mmkproductions.com/articl....php?cat_id=22
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