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#1 Mark Onofri

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Posted 28 February 2023 - 12:20 AM

Where would one procure a DDS-S-1 charger ?




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Posted 28 February 2023 - 05:13 AM

Have Dan Weigand get in Touch with Dan Ebert. 


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 05:32 AM

Thanks, I'll call Dan later today. Do you know who makes it?

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Posted 28 February 2023 - 06:00 AM

Dan Ebert pulls them in PA on equipment that is owned by 3 of us.


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 07:32 AM

I bought one of these bodies from Clyde at Atlanta Slot Car on Sunday. 

 

As with many bodies these days it is not a thing of beauty, but it has one good change from all the other Charger bodies I have seen. The wide part of the body over the wheels front and rear has been lengthened to the rear so the wheels should set in the widest part of the body. 

 

We will see how it works.


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 11:51 AM

I bought one of these bodies from Clyde at Atlanta Slot Car on Sunday. 

 

As with many bodies these days it is not a thing of beauty, but it has one good change from all the other Charger bodies I have seen. The wide part of the body over the wheels front and rear has been lengthened to the rear so the wheels should set in the widest part of the body. 

 

We will see how it works.

 

The primary reason we did a Charger was to try and eliminate wheel rub.


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 12:22 PM

Where would one procure a DDS-S-1 charger ?

 

Mark, I will get in touch with Dan W today and get an order set with him


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 02:19 PM

I'd love to order 3  bodies to try before the April IRRA race at Piranha!!


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Posted 28 February 2023 - 02:24 PM

Tim, DDS Long and Short TI's will be on their way to Piranha at the end of the week.   Also Mark O. DDS Stockers and TI's will be headed to Speedy's in Syracuse next week.


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 08:27 AM

Thanks Eddie.

I PM'ed Noose.

I knew I should of retitled this thread. Lol

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Posted 01 March 2023 - 08:47 AM

So will the other manufacturers of the Charger bodies be allowed to widen the areas over the front and rear wheels?

 

And BTW, this has always been a problem in the stock car class from the beginning of the IRRA but until now it was blasphemy to bring it up to a board member. 


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 09:17 AM

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Posted 01 March 2023 - 09:19 AM

I know what you are saying Bobby, but just to be clear they did not widen the body at the widest point. the change is in how far front to rear the wide part of the body extends. From above bodies like the Red Fox have very curved hips and shoulders over the wheels and the new body has a flatted area outside each wheel with a sharper curve back in to the central body. That's the best I can describe it at the moment. 

 

I see no reason someone could not modify any other body to improve its weak points and resubmit it for IRRA approval. 


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 10:07 AM

I know what you are saying Bobby, but just to be clear they did not widen the body at the widest point. the change is in how far front to rear the wide part of the body extends. From above bodies like the Red Fox have very curved hips and shoulders over the wheels and the new body has a flatted area outside each wheel with a sharper curve back in to the central body. That's the best I can describe it at the moment. 

 

I see no reason someone could not modify any other body to improve its weak points and resubmit it for IRRA approval. 

 

 

But the body itself is no longer than any other Charger, correct?


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 10:09 AM

 

 

But the body itself is no longer than any other Charger, correct?

 

That is correct.

 

In fact it may be shorter than some. I know the Kelly is shorter than the Red Fox. 


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 10:21 AM

I have one coming this week.  From the looks of the picture the rear spoiler might be a fuzz taller than the rest.


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 10:57 AM

Expanding the subject a little has anyone tried the Mid America versions of the Parma stock car bodies, and do they work any better than the old Parma versions? 


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 06:21 PM

Expanding the subject a little has anyone tried the Mid America versions of the Parma stock car bodies, and do they work any better than the old Parma versions? 

 

The 996 Cyclone works well on my Hillclimb and is a really nice body. Pull quality is True Scale like. 


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Posted 01 March 2023 - 10:12 PM

I have one coming this week.  From the looks of the picture the rear spoiler might be a fuzz taller than the rest.

 

How big is a fuzz?


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Posted 02 March 2023 - 12:58 PM

 

How big is a fuzz?

 

 

LOL.  I'll let you know when I see it in person!  But I'm good with that if it is!


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Posted 02 March 2023 - 03:05 PM

a fuzz = 1 nano +/-


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Posted 02 March 2023 - 04:54 PM

A fuzz is pretty close to a scosh if I remember my measuring.

 

Edit

 I checked with a carpenter friend and a fuzz is one half a scosh.  


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Posted 02 March 2023 - 05:08 PM

It's just a hair,


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