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1/5th Scale Modified PB Dart Car

Below are some pictures and a brief description that were sent to us by José Cunha of a car that is based on a PB Dart 1/5th scale car.

The car has been through many changes and with each iteration José shows the skills he has acquired in developing his cars.

Description

1/5th Scale Modified PB Dart Car

The chassis is based on the original PB one but has been extensively machined out, which is possible due to the strengthening added by the side rails.
The front and rear bottom wishbones are PB items with the fronts being modified to allow the shock absorbers to pass through. The shock absorbers and Dynamic F1 items, the top rear wishbones are FG ones and the steering blocks are HARM ones with PB brake disks.

The engine has been turned round and the transmission is made up of HARM parts with a Yankee differential. The anti-roll bars are a mix of different parts with one being made from an Allen key! Parts have also been used from a BMT car.

José also modified the exhaust improve performance and keep heat away from the carburettor, it apparently works particularly well.

All this adds up to a car that took around a week to convert, the weight of which is quite surprising - see the picture lower down.

Photos

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Summary

Well done and many thanks to José for sharing his creation with us.

Related Information

José also sent us pictures of the previous version of this PB Racing Dart large scale car, which was also heavily modified. He also sent us some pictures of a one-off pipe he made for the car.

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