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Engine Block
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:06:46 PM »
This was the original, plastic race car engine that a fellow Bot Builder found and sent me to replicate! (This was about 2004 & I wish I could remember his name!) So the story goes he found it at a thrift shop, a big -over 2 feet long- yellow plastic race car. Saw the engine and thought it might be close for his own Servo, but wasn't sure. He ripped off the engine, tossed out the rest of the car and posted it to the old Bot Builders forum- Somehow we got in contact. I made him 6 resin copies, and repainted the original engine block for him in exchange for allowing me to copy his find. I went over the engine with a magnifying glass, inside and out, and there were NO markings, NO numbers or logos. Nothing. The mystery remains!

« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 12:38:00 PM by Ron »

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 09:22:23 PM »
Inside the engine block.

« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 12:39:59 PM by Ron »

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 09:43:06 PM »
It really sucks that there are no pictures of the original car. 

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 10:17:59 PM »
Thanks a lot for the pics, Gary!  I really wish the guy didn't throw the rest of the car out, but at least we know what color the car is now.

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 01:15:01 AM »
Hey Gary, I found the username of the guy who found the car: "nbajames2"

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 10:07:02 AM »
6 results on Google :(

How'd you find the name?

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 09:07:41 PM »
I found one of the topics related to the find.  Here's the topic that mentions the find: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/botbuilders/message/7379

I already went ahead and sent him an email.

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Re: Engine Block
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 10:20:03 PM »
I found one of the topics related to the find.  Here's the topic that mentions the find: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/botbuilders/message/7379

I already went ahead and sent him an email.

Re: Close Servo Engine Block Car Toy

I saved your pictures -- I've put them up in a "Real Servo Engine"
folder in the Photos section. Have a look!

--- In botbuilders@yahoogroups.com, "nbajames2" <jchertudi86@h...> wrote:
> Don't feel like a fool, I'm the one who threw it away! Argh!
>
> All I can remember about the name (I made sure to read where it was
> from before I threw it away, but that was years ago) is that it WASN'T
> anything we had thought it was. I'm sure it wasn't by Marx or
> something, and I doubt recall Big Mike or anything of that sort.
>
> Unfortunately I don't have the pictures of the engine block on my
> computer anymore - I would doubt anyone saved them either. But Gary
> could probably take some, since he probably has a million copies made
> by now heh.
>
> --- In botbuilders@yahoogroups.com, AskBotBoy@a... wrote:
> > Stinkyboy,
> >
> > Does anyone Remember the guy who found what he thought was a good
> sized engine replica at a thrift store for his Servo he was building?
> He took the large, indy type car home, ripped off the exposed engine
> block, tossed out the car and glued the engine onto his Servo. Well as
> it turns out, it WAS the real car and the real block! I feel like a
> fool and I can't remember his name, but he was cool enough and nice
> enough to send me the engine block to make replicas from.
> >
> > I went over it with a magnifiying glass and there were no marks or
> names anywhere on it. BUT- was bright yellow and the car (racer) had
> to be at least 18 to 20 inches long and the body was PINK!. there were
> chunks of the car still attached to the engine underside.
> >
> > Joel also told me a very similar story, a big race car type toy that
> he yanked the engine off of. Those names, "Big Mike or Mikes Dragster
> Race Car Toy" , were told to me by Kevin Murphy when I was making the
> Bot Building Booklet. Maybe someone should post a photo in a toy
> magazine and see if anyone recognozes it. i have tried the same thing
> to many individual Vintage toy dealers- but nothing.