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#1 Paul Jurczyszyn

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Looking for email to get in touch with Paul.
Can any one help me out.
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#2 Tim Neja

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

I don't think he's big on emails??  He's not a computer guy!  Someone may come up with a phone #--or try Keith Tanaka-- he may know.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

Why I'm looking for Paul is to find a photo of a roller he did that looked like a plate of brass with two holes then back toward rear. It was an F1 D3 design but no photos from top, just bottom.

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#4 Keith Tanaka

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Paul,

I'm not sure which F1 car you're referring to.

Here's an F1 which Paul Sterrett raced back in 2007, 2008. Is this the car you're looking for?
 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Any top shots?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Here's some photos of Paul's F1 car:
 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Kind of hard to believe that the motor mount is only held there by just two L brackets.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

The center brass pan is also soldered to the motor bracket besides the two "L" piano wire braces.

This particular Sterrett F1 chassis was raced a lot by Paul and stood the test of time as far as robust chassis design is concerned.
 
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Here's a closeup of the motor bracket showing the brass center piece soldered to the motor bracket as well as the rear attachment of the chassis rails.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Keith,
Did this act like a door hinge ?
Did he have any other designs like this?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

....Paul really builds some unique chassis,and it's great that Keith has so many wonderful photos.I wish more people from around the world of Slot Racing,would take more photos and post them.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Yes very helpful.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Keith,
Did this act like a door hinge ?
Did he have any other designs like this?
Paul

Paul, if you notice there's a hinge on the front of the brass center section as well. The front and rear hinges provide some movement, but not much. The front axle and side rails are separate from the center section/motor bracket/rear axle. This combination provides some isolation of the front end from the rear section. How this affects the handling of this car, I'm not sure. I never asked Paul if he felt these two hinges improve handling compared to the more standard designs. All I know is that Paul raced this car (and another similar F1 car) many times over a 3 to 4 year period and was very competitive with the other cars being raced at BPR.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

Such a hinge was used in the 1960s and early 1970s on Italian chassis derived from the Cox IFC chassis. It is called a "Pizzi joint" from the name of its inventor. It was later put into production in the Italian Mini Dream slot cars, that are some of the best handling production models ever. It provides better mechanical grip under acceleration. Paul did a good job or reviving it on that very effective chassis.


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