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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

Its been a long time but i remember a story involving Philippe and Jack-in-the-box "restaurant" i still find the story inspiring, I drive a small hyndai accent with manual transmission and can hardly see over all the SUVs and pickup trucks around Ohio


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

Questions, please:

-Why was the forward pan hinge tube made so long? Aesthetics? No prevent a gap where air could enter?

-Capt. Rick, how far did both your hinge wires extend inside the tubes?

-What is the function of the straight piece of wire atop and between the forward pan hinge tube that extends rearward from the 90 degree bend of the forward pan hinge wire, back to about the chassis midpoint? To stengthen the hinge tube? It surely has a long enough solder joint to make it strong, eh?

-On the race car, were all 3 pin tubes used on both sides, and why did Joel feel the need for 3?

 

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:57 PM


-Why was the forward pan hinge tube made so long? Aesthetics? No prevent a gap where air could enter?

Strength. The front hinge was always the one you tore off in a wreck



-What is the function of the straight piece of wire atop and between the forward pan hinge tube that extends rearward from the 90 degree bend of the forward pan hinge wire, back to about the chassis midpoint? To strengthen the hinge tube? It surely has a long enough solder joint to make it strong, eh?

For strength on the front hinge


-On the race car, were all 3 pin tubes used on both sides, and why did Joel feel the need for 3?

I’m sure he used all three. Again those 40 minute full glue races with these lead sleds tore up a lot of stuff on a high power king. Lots of money up for grabs at the time so you needed to finish to win.
 



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

Thanks Tony :good:  I'm good with all that.

And I'll bet Rick didn't go any further in with the hinge wires than about 1/2" on both sides.

 

Interesting to note how the chassis were being made stronger as the motors started getting really wild.....


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for your help Tony. :victory:

 

Pablo, in the original pictures I was sent of Joel's car all 6 pin tubes are used to hold the body on.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:05 PM

Motors were getting faster and glue was getting thicker.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

:good: Thanks


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:46 AM

Magnificent!

Hope that this car surfaces again sometime in the future.
What an amazing place Slotblog is, with the level of building documented in multiple threads & the contributions of priceless information by original participants.
I spend almost all my internet time reading thread after thread.
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Posted 25 January 2019 - 11:25 AM

Thanks Marcus. That is the most intense and accurate recreation I've ever done. Building it with Joel's help and guidance was an amazing experience.

 

It's also the one car I wish I still had.................


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:08 AM

Rick what awesome work. "As Mike Steube said" Sano. Wow haven"t heard that word in awhile. I grew up in South Gate, CA. Middle to late sixties with my older brother went tracks in Lynwood and Downey,CA. Not much of a racer just for fun had a couple RTR cars I think one was a cox put a lexan body on it, that was about the extent of my modifications. Saw alot of fast cars on those tracks back then. Got into Surfing and girls pretty much shut my Slot car racing off. Picked back up slot cars 2016 at a small track Vista, CA. Jim Cunningham owned it, Thanks Jim for introducing me back into slot cars. Learned of Buena Park raceway Jim Waterson got me racing Womps, then Mel Moon & Tim Balmer introduced me to Thursday night Flexie Racing, Love it. Been fortunate to have raced Flexies back in Ohio at HMS, and with the famous old Slot Shop in Eylria, my wife was born and raised in Eylria. Thanks to Matt & Justin Porter for letting me visit there and helping set up cars to race in the OCC, and Matt for giving some history about the Slot Shop. ( The Hubbles still owned the place) I have meet alot a great people in this hobby and hope to continue to maybe travel alittle and meet some more racers when all this stuff comes together. Again Rick this is about the Fabulous work you do, it has helped me alot and helped me appreciate this amazing stuff we get to do. 

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Looking forward to building my next chassis,

 

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