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#1 brucefl

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:00 AM

You build the chassis, wind the armatures, epoxy, get them balanced, you set up motor and car, or a pro can sell you and build for you, just like the past, and keeping it with the style up until the early '70s, either recreating what was previously built and possibly improvements but style wise certain era range only.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:45 AM

The current RetroPro cars run pretty close to what the cars ran back in the '70s even without airdams. We have seen lap times as low as 3.2s.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:14 AM

I'm pretty sure our hobby is going to devolve down to FCRs and Deathstars before it completely self-destructs.

It's 2012, isn't it?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

Anything is possible, Bruce, but my feeling is that there isn't a large enough group of people interested in such an approach to make it viable.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

And bring back the same "wonderful" tracks?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

LOL. There were some real pieces of crap. They always had the big races and went out of business shortly afterwards.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

We can change that, gentlemen. I truly think we can.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

I doubt it, there are not enough two-hole C-cans left. :laugh2:

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

I have all the pieces for a car, but I'd run a Champion C-can. It'll be on my "Must Build" list some year. :good:

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

I'll bring the drum of Stick-It #3.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

Should I start cleaning up my old Hi-Pro set-ups?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:30 PM

When did Hi-Pro begin?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

I doubt it, there are not enough two-hole C-cans left. :laugh2:


Just use the P-S or Koford Drag C-cans... close enough in weight to a two-hole Mura can, heavy and provides good magnet gauss.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:57 PM

What was I thinking?

I didn't make it clear that I was referring to the overall hobby, not the specific genre under discussion.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

Just use the P-S or Koford Drag C-cans...


True early 1970s vintage at that, too...

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

I doubt it, there are not enough two-hole C-cans left. :laugh2:


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

When did Hi-Pro begin?


Walt Labree, middle 70's. Champion cans, double ball bearings, great set-ups and the best tires too.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

PDL, I started running walts stuff right after the western states race. Bill Steube hooked me up with some killer armatures and with Walts setups I had something for the camen guys. The first race I used that combo I broke the 40 minute record on the king at C&C. Walt was making stuff s little before that time but basically using it just himself and a couple of conn racers. So that should give you a time frame.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

What happened to Walt, he was a really good guy, I recall. So Hi-Pro would have begun in mid 1973? I remember he finished 3rd in the Nats that year.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Last I heard he was somewhere here inf Florida but I haven't been able to locate him. I'd say he started in 72 if Nats were 73

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Tony, thanks! Let us know if you find him. :)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

Gil Aubin might know for sure where he is. I had heard he was fishing in the Florida Keys. I now find a St. Cloud address & phone # using yellowpages.com

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

Do you mean cars like this:

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This is built to the UK Retro Tottenham rules for cars up to the end of 1973.

We will compete in three Retro events this year. The car is in need of a rebuild before the events, it simply a standard Group 20 in a C-can with white dot magnets.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Yep! Typical car from 1971-1972.

The Champion Ferrari body is the one I have recently been using for my Retro Can-Am car on the King track... :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

Ray lee talks to Walt some an has his phone info. I keep wanting to give him a call someday. If I ever have a quitw moment.





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