Post by David Mitcham on Jan 20, 2018 20:09:55 GMT
Like you I can't find any blueprint/plan for the March 707 but there is a good side on view race-car-models.proboards.com/thread/119/fein-design-models , and pictures of the model on the Fein-Design-Models website fein-design-modell.de/march-707/ . I think that if you can get the dimensions of the car it would be relatively easy to produce a plan yourself as there are many photographs of the March on the web. Its also quite an angular car so no complicated curves to draw/carve.
By chance on a mid-week visit to the Thruxton circuit in 1970 I saw the 707 being tested, with Chris Amon at the wheel, before going out to the Can-am series. At the time I wondered what on earth it was. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me.
I am not sure where the images can from now,this was created some time ago. I did use Pete Lyons dimensions from his Csn Am book for reference.I also think Russell Sheldon may have further images and info.
Interesting. I know the Carrera which is a little bulky on the hips. Even the Proto Slot seems to be too tall compared to the Fein Design image. The original car is pretty low. I know someone who built the FD. Maybe he can provide some top view images. It‘s interesting that still not everything is available online although this isn‘t an exotic car. Best regards Thomas
I checked diferent websites for the width of this car to verify the mentioned 96 inches width in the munter's article. This would mean incredible wide 73,6mm for a 1:32 slotcar! I have to stretch the vecorized image significantly.
Never seen such a wide race car from that period. Best regards, Thomas
Various widths have been published for this car! This is quoted from Pete Lyons, Can Am book. “ However,by the author’s measurements the span across the nose fins was no wider than 83.5 inches while the rear wheel arches. Swelled only to 83.75” These measuments seem a lot more creditable when compared to the McLaren M8D that was 79.5 at the rear arches.