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#1 CruzinBob

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

I would like to announce WHEELS will begin running retro CanAm and F1 under SoCal rules on my new baby Blue King.  Al Thurman and I have been talking about this for some time now but have not had a track.  While my BB King is no full blown commercial track, I believe retro will run very well on it.

 

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We have several in the East Valley with cars and hope that Jerry and TJ will join us sometime :)

 

Saturday night may be good.

 

We'll be using silicone tires however at 12 volts!         Kidding ;)  I have been running the track dry, we'll see what kind of sticky tires are out there.  Gonna try some Kelly's.

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Awesome, Bob !!  Love the mini King !! :good:


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

That does look nice. WTG. How many feet long?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

Really Bob?.  :laugh2:  F1 too?   :dash2:  :crazy:

"Saturday night"  someones gonna be pissed!  :shok:


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

My Retro cars run very well on my home track Bob!! Just using JK 13Ps with Barney's love lotion or something similar.  My F-1 flat track Retro car holds the track record on the Hillside still!!  They'll run fine with no glue--- you might want to gear them down with an 8 tooth pinion--but I"ve been running 9/29 or 30 and it's fun and plenty fast!!!
Enjoy

T


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She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:51 AM

That does look nice. WTG. How many feet long?

Track perimeter is 12 x 24'.  Lane length about 85'.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

My Retro cars run very well on my home track Bob!! Just using JK 13Ps with Barney's love lotion or something similar.  My F-1 flat track Retro car holds the track record on the Hillside still!!  They'll run fine with no glue--- you might want to gear them down with an 8 tooth pinion--but I"ve been running 9/29 or 30 and it's fun and plenty fast!!!
Enjoy

T

Thx Tim.  I'm real happy with the bite you can get with the SoCal "Juice" which I fondly call "Bob's Secret Sauce" ;)


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

I'm afraid to ask how those "tire lotions" get their milky white appearance?  :shok:


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Suntan lotion, the higher the SPF the better.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Suntan lotion, the higher the SPF the better.

Dennis told me this back in about, what '08?  Been finding SPF 80 relatively easy and ever now and then I find SPF100.  And thats where the white color comes from Al ;)

 

Partial to Lucas products I use their Power Steering Stop Leak as part of the concoction.  I've been told I use way too much power steering stop leak but it works and stretches it out best.  Might be eating the glue on the rims/tires just a wee bit though :(


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:09 AM

Post the race schedule please...
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

This is the tracks FB page it might help with the schedule.

 

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