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#211 Tim Neja

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

That looks very "clean"!!


She's real fine, my 409!!!




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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

rollin' right along....

 

 

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:36 PM

Hey Pat! How does it run?

Joel , my  A/FX and 4 gear cars will be just that, MINE.  I sell the Tjet based cars on Ebay and they are well received,sold quite a few.

I have realized I need some cars of my own,to race. The last two times I ran on Mike Lowe's track was hopeless. Mikes track is HUGE and cool as hell. However it has a very textured surface that makes it fine for magnet cars but difficult for these cars. I arrived with these new cars having never been on any track, and it was like poking myself in the eye with a sharp stick. You see, all the good Gravity Unlimited cars I make get sold, and the only ones I have are the klinkers. I have built Gravity racers that when tested on the second or third lap were clearly way fast and Main event if not winning cars. I sold them on Ebay they got shipped to Tasmania and Sakahlin Island!  So now I am rethinking all this.

So now with some running on Mcvitti's track I got them more sorted out.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:55 PM

I hope to make one of the Midwest series races,maybe at Ricks or at Lucky Bobs. So I will need something to race.10514317_952191551464372_7664991410351747180_o.jpg

I was wondering If I was wasting my time making this thing but it runs surprisingly well.

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I wound some 35 wire arms for these cars. Yes I have my moments of madness.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 01:19 PM

Having tried all sorts of stuff I am now back to making wire cars. We know these work very well. While Joel is perfecting his car ,I have been taking stabs at all sorts of things in search for an advantage. But now it is clearly time to get these in the hands of racers who can WIN. I also plan on recruiting a few old winning racers to see if I can get them into racing these. The Gjet thing has sort of played out in the Chicago area and I would love to see what guys like Pat Cole , Steve Medanic, Mikey Wontorski, can do against Joel, Doug, Bob and Scott. I want these in the hands of winners.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 04:57 AM

Al,
Your cars are right there, pictured is my Landshark that finished second at the Nats in the capable hands of Tim Miller! Keep up the good work! Hope things work out to see you.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 07:56 AM

A recent build by John Reimels. John has certainly put forward a gravity race design with a high level of workmanship and a very interesting float design that emulate a 1/24 scale approach. Lets all keep building them!

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:53 PM

LANDSHARK now has ball bearing motor brackets. .032 or .025

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 01:46 PM

Two in .025, please.....


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