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Old 2019.12.03, 06:58 PM   #1
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Kodak C9

I forgot to take pictures before I drove it, but it didn't get too damaged in it's first night out. A few months ago, we started getting more and more silver C9s on the track, and I keep breaking the headlights off my 962s, so I thought I'd paint a C9 white body.

I think the C9 sits too high if you mount the body clips in the designated location, so I dremeled out the mount to sit a little higher inside, so the bottom of the body is flush with the bottom of the chassis. At this height, there will be clearance issues with a top spring, so I cleared out a little egg-shaped hole that allows movement.

This body was intended to be a racer, not a shelf queen, so I used Tamiya putty to fill in all the antenna and wiper holes, the two vents on the top surface, and the intake vent in the front panel. I also painted the headlight lenses black. I used a 3D printed wing from Shapeways designed by BABKA. I ordered it in red, but also painted it red. I really like how it doesn't have a "stem" and bolts right to the top deck. Very solid.

Paint I used:

Yellow = Testor's Kodak Film Yellow - got this in the clearance bin of a hobby store about 15 years ago. Had a picture of some #4 NASCAR on the label.

White = Tamiya Racing White

Red = Krylon Colormaster Banner Red

Clearcoat = Future floor polish.

Custom waterslide decals on Testor's decal paper, white base for the numbers, clear for everything else.









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Old 2019.12.05, 10:17 AM   #2
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Nice look. Really distinctive color scheme with nice clean lines.
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Looks good.

Do you run a specific LM class? Do you have to run the LM wheels and tires? I have found that all my LM cars are way faster running "regular" sized wheels with PN KS tires on RCP.

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Looks good.

Do you run a specific LM class? Do you have to run the LM wheels and tires? I have found that all my LM cars are way faster running "regular" sized wheels with PN KS tires on RCP.

Cheers,
Jim
We don't run a specific LM class, but I run LM wheels and tires on both of my LM cars. I don't find the LM wheels/tires to be a hinderance, but I've never done a true A/B test. Anecdotally, the guy who just won our club's HFAY season did it on LM wheels/tires, and my fastest laps in my LM cars are always just as fast or faster than my best laps in a 98mm GT car. I run Kyosho 301-20 and 302-20, sometimes 301-30 up front for better wear.

For me, I really like the scale look of the LM wheels, and I find them very drivable.
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