1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
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1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake

This very nice chassis is the product of a true craftsman, his identity unfortunately lost, probably forever.

Before professional racing began with the Rod & Custom series in 1966, many enthusiasts built extraordinary machinery in the attempt to get an edge over their competition in local races. This is such an example of ingenuity and fine craftsmanship. The chassis is made of two hand-cut sheet-aluminum main rails, assembled with wheel axles acting as cross members and held by Cox flanged aluminum nuts. The motor is a Globe SS91 with improved brush arrangement lifted from a Kemtron motor. The drop arm is made of a machined-aluminum block bolted to a hand-cut sheet-aluminum arm. A weighted Cox guide is fitted. The entire chassis is polished and presents an impeccable finish.
Now for the truly remarkable feature: this chassis is equipped with a disc brake, actuated by motor rotation from inertia in braking and acceleration. The bell-crank system is made of formed steel wire, actuating a piston fitted with friction material pushing on a machined-aluminum disk. The wheels are magnesium, probably by CorBen, of a type rarely seen. All rotating items are mounted on flanged ball bearings. The gears are by Weldun. It is not known if the car ever had a body mounted on it as it was found as shown in near-pristine condition.

  • Model: 40035
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1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake

1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake
1965 1/24 scale Globe powered chassis with disc brake


This item was added to the museum on Thursday 17 March, 2011.

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