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#251 Mark Johnson

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:36 AM

Lovely car . very retro !






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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:01 AM

This is my last build, a z rail sidewinder with a bronze center rail. This was inspired with conversations with Mike Swiss. It won one race this season in the Midwest Series and a top two car in my box.
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Very nice work! I like the metal in-lay at the front end.


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#253 Joel Pennington

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:44 PM

I did the tungsten in lay with a 1/16 end mill. The .032 brass piece was temporarily glued to a plate for the milling.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

Nice car joel!

The next big Gravity race is St Patty's day weekend in Milwaukee. Good luck to all racers!


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:02 PM

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 Possibly the fastest inline car i have built,this is the 8th place car at the Nats last year driven by hotshot Craig Reynolds of Florida. I ran into him with 15 minutes to go in practice and with only about 10 minutes to prepare and try the car on a couple lanes. He was awesome. 

When Craig was a kid his folks would drop him off for the day to race in Indiana HOPRA. Sometimes that was 100 miles or more! He was brought up right.

Nice guy Jerry Craft of Colorado now owns this car.

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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" - Jack Kerouac 1927-1969
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

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I have been working on this a couple years. Bob Collaran tried it out in Boston at the Nats last year. It was 1/2 to 1 second off the pace.


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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:15 AM

Do the standard H0 pinions fit the shafts of these can motors, or have they to be bushed somehow ?

 

As far as I have seen there have been used a few different can motors. Do the all have the same shaft dia. ?

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

standard HO pinions are usually for 1.5mm shafts. 

some Lifelike cars has pinions that are 1mm shaft.

 

these tiny motors are mostly 1mm shaft.

you can sleeve with ss tubing or try using the Lifelike pinions.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:37 AM

A friend picked these up ,Owner said raced with Champion Factory team. One is signed can this be confirmed?

Thanks SJJ

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

Not a lot of activity on here lately so I thought I'd post some pics of a TycoPro gravity car I did last year.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:21 PM

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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" - Jack Kerouac 1927-1969
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:29 AM

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Flaming Ferrari 512 Landshark


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:05 AM

All nice builds, Nice TYCO Build how it run?

SJJ


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:52 AM

D.C.R.P.

 

What a find Dreher Custom Racing Products. Most built by Carl Dreher For Model Car Magazine Contest.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:54 AM

His home track in Gary Ind "PLAYLAND" Hand painted on side. Any info on Playland or Pictures of tracks?

Thank You

Side Job Jon


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

I remember Carl showing me that side magnet car about 1971 .


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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
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#267 tomacci

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

Nice collection of old classics! I like the side winder rail with the exposed drive gears

 out the side. What's the story with the Riggen(?) with the 2 propellers out the back?


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:52 PM

That's an incredible find, slot car hall of fame worthy! 


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

That's what I search for .Here's is Car model mag article for 60`s Pat Dennis made a true scale Mini Copper copy of his car.

That is mini from article

 

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