View Full Version : Pittman DC-65a Chassis

Larry LS
05-26-2003, 02:06 PM
After someone asked if I had any of the Speedway axle brackets Left , I found one still attached to an old 65 motor frame. So I must have given the others away, years ago.

So I decided to get a head start on next years Vintage races at the convention and resurrect this bracket and a decent shape DC-65A I had yet. The Speedway bracket makes an easy lash up to make the Pittman a sidewinder and the only real problem I had was finding tall enough wheels, tires and gears to fit it all up. All that stuff I had got rid of years ago.

Here is basically what I came up with using an old motor, gears and mount. It will get a testing this week some time when I get the body finished up.

Chassis material is copper plated on both sides circuit board. It is done with .093 for the bottom center section and .062 for all the rest. It is easy to add weight to if needed.




The front axle will probably be changed to a spring loaded with independent rotation, than fixed as it is now. This will be for the big King track not the smaller tracks.

Chassis was tested this week at Fosters on the Yellow Hasse paperclip.
After about 30 laps was able to pull a best time of 5.520 for this 1965 motored car. My current flexi IV chassis with a Falcon for power gets around in around 3.7 with ease so not bad for a old tired motor in a hand made chassis. should be fun in Vegas.


The body is a Lotus 40 reliveried as it was done in 1967, after Sam Memolino won the car from Colin Chapman in a poker game. Colin considered the car a loss anyway as His star driver's refused to drive it any more after it's many failures.

So sam reliveried the car for his racing team and entered a few formula libre races at various locations. It was repowered by a small block Chevy engine as the Ford in it was very tired. Sam there after refered to it as the Loti 40.

Larry LS
05-30-2003, 09:55 AM
Update to the Pittman DC65 A motor chassis added to the above article. :rolleyes:

05-30-2003, 01:25 PM
Beautiful job as usual. It's a great combination of current (well post 1965 anyhoo...) design knowledge, old 1 1/8+" diameter tires and vintage running gear. Those tall tires make slot car design interesting again as they are a great equalizer regardless of what kind of power you are running.

A 5.520 lap...that's really building up a head of steam!

Bob S.

06-27-2003, 11:00 AM

06-27-2003, 04:58 PM

No need to wait for April! Please come to The Dino Derby to run this and your other great cars!

That car will be great on Santee's hillclimb. It will be interesting to see how far up the qualifying list it climbs too!

Hey guys, get with it! We need more of this sort of thing. Scratchbuilding is not extinct!

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