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#1 Noose

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:01 PM

The tips were given and are repeated below. I have added how everyone did for each of them. Congrats guys. Overall you done good. :D

1. Rear Clearance: It all the way from the rear of the car to the motor bracket. Go ahead and run that 29 tooth crown with minimum diameter rears... it doesn't usually work.

Grade: A- Only one 29 tooth gear problem. Some clearance issues with do dads getting hung up but overall excellent.

2. Body too thin: Yeah, it has to be .007" on the complete side especially between the wheel arches. The "Spirit Gauge" doesn't lie. Besides one good marshaling job and, trust me, the body is history.

Grade: A- Ahh...the Spirit Gauge did come out a couple of times.

3. Rear Spoiler: One piece. One bend and 1/2 inch from the rear edge of the body. Get all angular and Tech Meister Shears will be on hand to carve those suckers down if necessary. We aren't waiting for you to get in line again.

Grade: B At first this was going well then some got sloppy. The choppers were ready and they were brought into spec quickly.

4. Front grill area: 1/8" on F1s and 1/16" on all others (except Ti22s).

Grade: A++ Perfect. Not one issue at all.

5. Body Height: 1.375" means 1.375". Especially a concern to those running O/S and JK Ti22s and Chevron GTs. You guys raise a red flag for this measurement.

Grade: A Only a couple of infractions and quickly corrected.

6. Front Track Width: The Cukras Slop is cool but make sure that when we push those fronts outward they still meet the required spec. And oh yeah, your stoppers are part of the width measurement so no Ben Hur Chariot Cutters.

Grade: A++ Perfect. Not one issue at all.

7. Fully Cut-Out Interior Area: We didn't run planes in the '60s and the cockpits were all open. So no cutting them out so just a driver's head sticks out. While you're at it, use at least three different Sharpies on those interiors to at least make them look like a driver.

Grade: A- Overall very good with some minor ugly ones here and here.

8. Windows: A tutorial was already given on Ti22 windows. They are clear. Just because JK didn't have the fancy window line doesn't mean it didn't have a window. Those bodies used in GTC that have rear windows must be painted or covered.

Grade: A++ Perfect. Not one issue at all.

9. Guide Flag Showing Up Front: Yeah, so the body you decided to run doesn't cover the guide. Oh well... remount it then. Next time fit the chassis to the body. Those running Red Fox guides usually have a problem in this area.

Grade: A++ Perfect. Not one issue at all.

10. Tape/Lead: Topside. Topside. Topside. Not underneath. It doesn't say underside. Those with fancy stickers proclaiming their companies, their greatness, or something else should remember they better not hang below plane of the main rails.

Grade: A only 1 violation and it was minor

Some others:

Tires:
Grade: B+ as some had some issues with slightly angled rears and a couple of undersized fronts. No Speed Rubber was present.

Attitude:
Grade: A++ Perfect. Not one issue at all. These grown have learned to play well with their toy cars

Qualifying Format: IMO, worked very well as things moved along nicely and the seeding was pretty much as expected with the usual top racers being the fastest in qualifying.

Joe "Noose" Neumeister
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:49 PM

The purse and appearance money must have been pretty good as everyone seemed anxious to make the feature.
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:09 PM

2. Body too thin: Yeah, it has to be .007" on the complete side especially between the wheel arches. The "Spirit Gauge" doesn't lie. Besides one good marshaling job and, trust me, the body is history.

Grade: A- Ahh...the Spirit Gauge did come out a couple of times.



It came out for me in the spec class :thank_you2:

I guess I received an "D" in the body too thin catagory :cray:

Rob Hanson

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Rob was right!


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:09 PM

Race Prizes - RIGHT...all you could eat, but no coffee in the pot........and thanks to Eagle Distributing, JK Products, and Ron Hershman and the other manufacturers that donated race prizes that were given out Sunday and during the Raffle.

Larry D. Kelley, MA
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:15 AM

Don't forget................Sprays by Mac and K&S had great prizes


Race Prizes - RIGHT...all you could eat, but no coffee in the pot........and thanks to Eagle Distributing, JK Products, and Ron Hershman and the other manufacturers that donated race prizes that were given out Sunday and during the Raffle.


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:50 AM

And I donated 4 painted bodies. Sponsors donated the plaques too.

Joe "Noose" Neumeister
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