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#1 Jairus

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 12:31 PM

While paint is curing on one project, I decided to build a Detroit Slider chassis.  That took 3 days to do but it turned out so well I dug into my body stash and found this Choti #5 by True Scale in Lexan.  While assembling the chassis I decided what to paint on the body using what was left of all my lacquer paint, which is very little. by the way.

After that the lettering and while the brush was wet and I was listening to Metallica.... the name came to me.

 

 

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The rear axle spins in ball bearing races, the motor is an early Mura "C" can with a group 12 arm.  The guide flag is by Jet Flag and the front wheels are pin hole type.  Chassis movement is a total of 3/8" fore and aft.  Crown gear is by Cox with a total ratio of 7/27.  Rear wheels are glued and trued natural rubber.

 

 

 

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Those are very sticky tires as they pick up dust and stuff quickly as a magnet.  Didn't notice the specks in the above pic.  Best way to remove that is by wrapping masking tape on the tire and pulling it off again. 
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 01:30 PM

I am a fan, love this car,nicely done. :good:


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:02 PM

Yep, beautifully done Jairus. 

 

What diameter are the rear tires? Trying to figure out if I can get one of these under a more scale body for some of our vintage races... 

 

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:08 PM

Yep, beautifully done Jairus. 

 

What diameter are the rear tires? Trying to figure out if I can get one of these under a more scale body for some of our vintage races... 

 

Don 

7/8" dia.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:08 PM

Thanks, should be doable. 

 

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:46 PM

Say your prayers, little one, don't forget, my son
To include everyone
I tuck you in, warm within, keep you free from sin
'Til the Sandman, he comes
Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight
Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 06:37 PM

Great job as always. Love it. :good:


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 06:40 PM

Jairus, you might want to check out the new The Sandman series on NetFlix. I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics and the series is just as good.



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Posted 18 August 2022 - 10:46 AM

Excellent work, Jairus!!


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 11:38 AM

Very nice!

 

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 09:50 PM

Fantastic work as always!

 

What is a Detroit slider? Never heard of it.


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 10:25 PM

I got this one, :laugh2:


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 11:09 PM

Food for thought: I found a bottom photo of a Detroit slider chassis. Built in 2010 by - wait for it - Jairus!

 

Now I know why there's so much body clearance in front of the rear tires.

 

Is there really any benefit to it?

 

https://www.slotforu...t-slider.48482/

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2022 - 04:24 PM

Fantastic work as always!

 

What is a Detroit slider? Never heard of it.

Simply put, the motor carrier with rear axle and guide tongue slide forward and backward depending on rear axle torque.

This photo shows the most recent chassis in this thread with 3/8" movement.
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Acceleration shortens the wheelbase and braking stretches it out full length.
That might be the secret but I think it has more to do with the slider rods the tubes are mounted on.
The tube is 5/32" O.D. with a .062 I.D., but if you use .055 or .049 rods then that allows some rattle effect to the chassis.

During one international Dynamic Challenge proxy race I built one of these sliders and it came in 2nd or 3rd out of 20+ cars sent around the planet.  They are easy to drive and handle very well.

Respectfully submitted, Jairus


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