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#76 Pat McGee

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

It's a runner, looks pretty retro with the AJ's fronts and fat TCP's on the rear. Has some promise, axles/tires/wheels will be replaced with something more "race-worthy". No shelf queens here.....

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Al, those tiny can motors should be the trick for that landshark. when I get a chance, I'm going to bulid one
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

n... too much v will create heat n throw all the wires. was playing with one of the motors and blew-up the arm
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

Hey there Pat, where did you get the rubber for those TCP rears? I'm looking for tires like that as well as needing some new foam rubber. Any help would be appriciated.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

Hi, Matt. Doug Morris sent me those tires a couple years ago in a "care" package, right when I was starting to get back into this stuff, I think they're re-pops of the old TCP's, not original. I coated them myself. Don't know if anymore are available. On evil-bay "sluggoslots" often has rubber donuts available.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

Thanks Pat. The search continues...
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

If you tell sluggo you want the ones like Doug Morris , they have a smaller ID for TCP rims. He will know.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

Here is one from Bob Demco. Very nice!
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Mike these little motors are sweet, a bundle of potential. You have to replace a lead wire with a1/2 watt 10 or 15 ohm resister The ones with NEO mags are actually too powerfull and easily overpower the car. Like a 1/24 G7 wing car , you do not want to free rev the motor at full power. It will eat itself up.
Pat I gotta get my 4 gear done!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:08 AM

Here is one from Bob Demco. Very nice!
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Mike these little motors are sweet, a bundle of potential. You have to replace a lead wire with a1/2 watt 10 or 15 ohm resister The ones with NEO mags are actually too powerfull and easily overpower the car. Like a 1/24 G7 wing car , you do not want to free rev the motor at full power. It will eat itself up.
Pat I gotta get my 4 gear done!

That car looks awesome!!! where can I get one.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

Karl Do you have a Dremel and solder iron? They are not that hard to make the way Bob made his. Look close, just some flat K&S flat brass and 3/32 tube. Dont be intimidated, its not that hard. Your first may be a learning experience but keep trying.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

Not much is more satisfying than a good running slot car that YOU made from scratch


Got that right, Al! Give it a go, Karl, can motor or pancake, build, thrash, tune. If you don't like it, rip it up, do it again! Nothing like the smell of hot brass and burning dremel discs (fingertips, too...). And to me, these BRASCAR/Gravity Unlimited cars are much more fun to drive. On my track, a 1.8 sec lap with a SS Wizzard is boring to me compared to a 4.2 with a G.U. car. And, you really have to build the G.U. car, rather than bash a bunch of parts together. Yes, I know, I haven't raced HO on the national level in over 35 years, never have really ran a magnet car in anger, but, just my take.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

What kind of motor is in the anglewinder ? A NOS HT-50 or is there a better choice.......Thanks
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

My latest victim, another pick-up car using a TCP pro-pan....

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And this is just for John.....

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that card has been living in the lid of my travel box for the last 40 years....
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

"Come on, Chauncey! Break a leg!"

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

"Come on, Chauncey! Break a leg!"

Rog - Team Saggin'nose - prior to Chauncey takin' the track at a HOPRA race sometime in the early '70's



Darn! Almost sounds like a thespian! Does that art mix with slot car racing?
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:35 AM

Pat,
Whos Chauncey? I never saw the name togeather,with Tom's /TCP ???
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:21 AM

Heres a picture of one of Doug Morris Lead Sleds.
Pat I sent that TCP card to Doug he should be on here soon.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:37 AM

Doug Morris here with my bi-annual posting.

For Matt, Sluggo can cut the TCP size foam, he made a cutter a couple of years ago and cut a bunch for me. I still have several dozen pair of original TCP foam (foam only) and amazingly they are still soft. About a year ago I bought a new Sherline lathe, I hope to make up some more of the TCP replica rear rims. I only work on the stuff in the winter so it's slow going.

AJ, you mentioned something about if plastic idlers were period correct, they are, they actually first appeared on the Tuff Ones. Occasionally a card of them under the Tuff Ones name will show up. Back in the day I remember melting one in a club race, as long as the car was moving things were fine, well fine other then the motor was hot as all blazes, when we stopped for lane change the heat transfer from the armature gear wiped out the teeth on the idler, I have run brass ever since. But on the other hand I have also learned how to get my cars to run cooler.

Pat, I believe Tom also made an 8 lane counter, I have some NOS original labels for each, I'll have to dig them out and post some pictures.

Pat, what was the deal with the card? Did Chauncey and Tom produce something together?

Pat, when building the TCP Pro Pan add a piece of .032 brass rod down the edges, that brings the width out just right, 1/4" flat bar for the shaker will fit perfect.

Speaking of TCP, I still have lots of NOS TCP pans, especially the Pro Pans (stock pickups) if anybody wants to jump on the Brass Band Wagon.

Pat, I have a 4 gear in mind to do, so little time! Doug

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi, Doug! As far as the card, I really don't remember Tom and Chauncey working together much myself, if at all, it's always made me wonder. I was given that card early in my HO career (?), I know I was always able to buy parts directly from Tom, didn't get much free stuff though (and Brownie always got the trick magnets....). I'll be in touch soon for more pieces parts, stay tuned....

John, Chauncey was more or less the head of the Saginaw, Mi racing club in the day.

BTW, I'll fess up here, dropped my three cars and DiFalco off to AJ yesterday to race at Lucky Bob's in June, Doug, he tells me you sent him a car, too! Got me scared to death, nothing like being overshadowed by the master! :wizard:
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

More progress, much cleaner than the last one! Side pans, rear axle bushings and a Wizzard front end next, but not until I swap out differentials in the Spitfire. Gotta have something I can afford to drive!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

Pat!! You soldered the pin in! Reminds me of a story, you remember Dan Nolley and Randy Ireland? Weasel and Jamnut. I know you remember Dan, he threw a roll of tape at you once to get your attention to marshal his car. Anyway, back in the day the 3 of us were a team in one of the Flint clubs 6 hour enduros and we were using Randy's car. The car started acting funny so we checked it out, he had epozied the guide pin in and it was loose. So I grabbed a hot iron to fix it, you can imagine how well that went, dirty epoxy coated, etc, the pan was also epoxied on, I noticed that when it fell off!

Yeah I sent AJ what was the fastest car in my possesion as of the Big Buck Shootout. It was turning faster times then the car I won with but it seemed too light and was a little harder to drive. I added some weight to it but didn't test it, it should be pretty good. I'm sure he will run the car that feels the most comfortable to him on race day, it's hard to tune a car from 300 miles away. Doug

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:05 PM

I know you remember Dan, he threw a roll of tape at you once to get your attention to marshal his car.


And I'm still quite scarred from the incident....... :wacko2:
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Nothing a six pack of therapy cant fix. :)
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:55 PM

Dan Nolley is one of the most relaxed and gentlemanly racers I have ever raced against. I can not imagine him throwing a roll of tape at anybody.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:52 AM

Not even me?? :D
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