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#1 Pablo

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:46 PM

Ralph Thorne wannabe racer :laugh2:

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#2 Marty Stanley

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:55 PM

I did not know that Ralph was a racer of "Thingies" ?

BTW, where are you going to install the JATO bottle?
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:13 AM

One on each wingtip :laugh2:
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:24 AM

Where's Daisy?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:43 AM

Catherine is on MY stocker; this car is for my new SERRA buddy, Mickey.
Mickey can DRIVE ;)
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:52 PM

I threw this one together in 3 days, I was in a hurry :laugh2:
Not a vintage work of art, just a racer.
Awaiting JK fronts from Chicagoland.
I went a little lighter and thinner on this one, more delicate. .032 tongue, .032 pan wires, .025 pans, JK F1 bracket,
no nose piece (so I could run the front as close to .050 clearance as possible).
Mickey is a good driver so he can keep it off the wall better than most :laugh2:

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:59 PM

Pablo,

I like the "factory" mounted lead :) . What's that puppy weigh?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

Mike, thanks for asking. I piled all the parts, body, etc. on top of the incredibly accurate pablo scale, and it reads 123 Grams.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:18 AM

What are your thoughts on using square tube for main rails instead of piano wire?

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

What are your thoughts on using square tube for main rails instead of piano wire?

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Don,

I think that is an excellent question.

I'll be sitting here awaitng Pablo's answer as well.

Thanks for asking it.


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:31 AM

1. Something different.
2. Those are not simply square tubes, they are 055 wires with a tube jacket, soldered up as solid units. Thanks to silver solder paste and the minitorch.
3. The tubes are not perfectly flat - they have a channel on the middle of the outside edges that makes a perfect "nest" for wire pieces to lay alongside.
4. The result is a little stiffer than 063 wire and a little less than 078
5. Tubes lay flat and butt up against the bracket and brass chunks square. More surface area in contact. Plus the solder pools up in the channels.

As I add more pieces to the rails, I can hear the paste flakes continuing to pop and sputter inside the tubes as they melt, making it stronger and stronger
:curtsey: :on_the_quiet2: :spiteful:
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:12 AM

AHHA! Pablo,
So this is what you built for your seven day no work stretch and done it in three?! You still have time to build another one. :laugh2:

Gotta :wub: the body clips...and everything else about your builds....

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

Just say it ONE time, "I love body clips"
and I will return to France never to return :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:32 AM

ok....I :wub: your body!.... :laugh2:

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

ok....I :wub: your body!.... :laugh2:


YA MISSED IT :laugh2: But thats OK... I hate body clips too........ :D

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:49 PM

OK the deal is off, I will not return to France. :laugh2:

Most people don't know how to properly set up clips for race cars, and they miss out on another tuning opportunity.

Jobiwan loves body clips :D
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:55 PM

Nice looking chassis Pablo. Maybe you will get to see my new one at the next SERRA race.

BTW I love body clips too! Not only can you tune, but it is so much quicker to mount and dismount a body.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:10 PM

Thanks Ralph !

Good luck at the SANO !!!

Looking forward to seeing you, and Jobiwan, I hope, in Warner Robins 24 Oct :D
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:26 PM

Those body clips are lighter than 4 pins & pintubing too! :laugh2: You can add the names of cheater, Ciccarello, & me as people who also like clips. Phil & others who can't stand them ought to paint them the same color as their bodies. :)

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:08 PM

 Was Russkit the first to use those style body clips on the stamped pan chassis ? :to_become_senile:


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

The first I ever saw was on a Russkit Porsche Carrera I bought in the fall of 1967.


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