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#26 Carrera124

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Only a MISB set might tell us the truth.

#27 1974

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

Only _the right_  MISB might tell us that. I feel like I _did_ see that version in real life but it may be my imagination playing with me

What I DO remember is that when we didn't have those shockabsorbers (no BL back then!), we _did_ use that pic to make our own. And that actually inspired us (us, being me and my other 9-10 year old friends) to go scavaging (that is destroying a lot of other non-LEGO toys and pencils!) for springs that could fit on an axle. Ohh, what wonders we turned out (<-- guns, that's right!)

I guess it was developed with springs'on'an'axle and then some of the part designers figured they could do it better .. and then no-one told the marketing/instructions department ..

Would be cool to hear from some of the old TLG dudes from back then :classic:

Also, we used to build a lot of bodies for that chassis (too bad it sagged with double wheels). It was kind of holly to us (the predecessor was not). So we weren't exactlly all that impressed with the next to come (the red and the black one). More functions didn't rule my 9-10-11 year old world, looks did :laugh:

Same thing with girlfriends to come :blush:
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#28 skylinedan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

I bought this set when I was about 12 or 13, rode my 20 inch bmx bike to TRU, and it rode home on the handle bars, LOL. I had the box up until 2009, that was when I got back into it after about 20+ years. I,ve bought a lot of sets and pieces since 09, kinda like to find a really good set in the original box just to have. I can still to this day remember riding there, the trip back ,spending the rest of the day, and half the night building it. Oh the things we did when we were kids, LOL.

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#29 tibivi

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Also, this model has, if you folllow the instruction booklet, 3 gears that you can select in the gearbox, but later on in the instruction, at the gear shifter, you have to put a blue brick on the third gear selector.
Does anyone know the reason LEGO did this?

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#30 Jim

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

View Posttibivi, on 28 November 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

Also, this model has, if you folllow the instruction booklet, 3 gears that you can select in the gearbox, but later on in the instruction, at the gear shifter, you have to put a blue brick on the third gear selector.
Does anyone know the reason LEGO did this?

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Do you have a link to the actual image?

My guess would be to properly align the gears, but maybe that's not what you mean.

#31 tibivi

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Look, in this picture you see 3 gears:
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And in this one, you see the gear shifter with 2 positions:Posted Image

And in this, with a blue brick taked away, you see the gear shifter with 3 positions:
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#32 RohanBeckett

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

View Posttibivi, on 28 November 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

Also, this model has, if you folllow the instruction booklet, 3 gears that you can select in the gearbox, but later on in the instruction, at the gear shifter, you have to put a blue brick on the third gear selector.
Does anyone know the reason LEGO did this?

Tibivi
It's because that gear ratio is too high to enable the car to be pushed smoothly
Install the 4.5 motor, and it works OK (since the motor replaces the piston engine, it's now working 'opposite' to the push-along gearing...

check out the instructions - the pages at the end, about installing the motor tell you what to do

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Edited by RohanBeckett, 28 November 2012 - 01:43 PM.


#33 tibivi

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

ahn, I didn't know because I do not own the instruction booklet. Thanks for the explanation :sweet:
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#34 SheepEater

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

RohanBeckett has it correct, too much friction for 1st gear when pushing it along. With the 4.5V motor it's the opposite, it's the 3rd gear you have to lock due to the motor not being strong enough.

As for a version without the shock absorber piece:
I don't believe it exists. If it did, another earlier instruction booklet would exist, and it would have spread on the internet in no time. And the only version we know of has the spring piece.

http://belay.peeron....cans/8860-1/24/

Edited by SheepEater, 30 November 2012 - 03:30 AM.


#35 Rixo

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Thanks lost in noise. My fav set of all time, thanks for clarifying a few points on the artwork and instructions. Play on!



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