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#51 MSwiss

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

Cap,
You've been such a chassis building machine, I assumed you built it.

I'll correct my post.

Super-nice job by Mike Muir.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:16 AM

I can't seem to get my z rails to move as nice as Mike's. And plus he's just so neat and clean with his builds!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:37 AM

Cap,

Nice job on the warm up race.
Question, is your F1 pictured a "Z Rail" design ? ,,,it looks like a shaker to me, and it looks like .078 wire for
the main rail's ?....what does it weigh ?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

It is a Z-Rail. It's more or less a copy of a Rick Davis car.

.062 Main Rails, 3/4" R-Geo Guide Tongue, 1" Swiss Versa-Bracket and Brackagra.

You can easily see the front down stops, the rear down stops go through holes drilled in the motor bracket. If you want more details photos, check out Bill Fulmer's pics from the ORS/MRRA race at HMS. :)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:26 PM

Here are some good pics of the original 2 F1 cars I built and helped build that inspired
the Davis Z-rail F1 chassis.

Also, FWIW, Bryan Warmack came up with the term "Z-Rail" in the time frame when I lent
him my Z-rail Can-Am car he won the flat track at the Boola Bash last year.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

the rear down stops go through holes drilled in the motor bracket. I


The "next" question will be........ what size Drill bit was used to drill the holes in the bracket?? ;) LOL

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Now thats a secret ;) LOL

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Looks like they were drilled with a "Dremel # 409 drill bit" in the latest pix posted here.

But I could still be asleep.

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