Pete and Robert, I was thinking last night about the sure-chute unit and I remember that there was a lot of work assembling them – I distinctly remember a bunch of parts coming back from the platers and Doc(?) spending quite a bit of time assembling the units. The theory was pretty simple, the lever released the spring-loaded plunger which pulled the cable in, just like almost all chute releases work. If you were going to replicate this, the outside is pretty easy, and as I remember the “guts” were pretty much an assembly that slid up into the handle made up from several parts. While I’m not 100% sure exactly how it went together, I will draw what I think it looked like, and how I think it was assembled. I still haven’t found the picture from Lions of Ray’s car that pretty clearly showed the (outside) appearance but the “drawer pull” top is certainly unforgettable – hopefully I can draw it so it’s clear how it looked and worked. Chuy, did the Mr. C car come with this pretty unique chute release? I’m trying to remember for sure, but I think the internal assembly was held in with one or two stainless steel pop rivets that would surely show on the tube (handle). I also think this unit went through a couple iterations, as they found little things that might make it better. I’ll start on the drawings tonight.