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#26 SlotStox#53

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:00 PM

Wow thanks for posting these Don ! Gene's Fuel dragster is out of this world ! :D

 

Some of those other rail jobs are just awesome looking too :)  Plenty of different designs ,even the double motor'd ones!






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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

Here are a couple more from a little later. You can see that the articles generally show only the top fuelers, with an occasional rod or stocker. The cars are now running pretty consistently around 1 second, and in the R&C article on the meet at the 4-lane dragstrip at Competition Raceway from October 1966, there are a couple demo runs at .972 and .981! 

 

Very little real experimentation by this time, although there is one idler gear at the later race. And Gene Husting talks about a car with an experimental motor using a full-ring ceramic magnet, stock 6V Ram arm and Pittman DC85A brushes - ET of .961 ! 

 

R&C, August 1966, Associated Raceway: 

 

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R&C, October 1966, Competition Raceways

 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

Last couple scans for now, unless somebody wants something more specific. 

 

First, the first Car Model international all scale drag meet, just the 1/24 cars, from the July 1965 issue. This was mainly a proxy event, and you'll notice the times are higher than when the drivers are there to take care of their own cars. 

 

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And to close out, another look at drag classes and some typical cars from early 1964 timeframe, this time in the June 1964 Car Model magazine: 

 

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Start windin' up your mags'! 

 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Outstanding document contributions !!! 

 

That is some serious hardcore racing for being on the floor.. homeset style .. it was good to be young... lol 

 

I was thinking Rods and Rails heads up for the fun of it.

Hoping we get to 16 and that killer rail job instinct doesn't discourage anyone from entering classic "wheelstanding door slammers or flip tops"

 

I asked about 'how long' to avoid any 3 footers.

As far as the vintage 10 inch car length I took a look at the modern rule:

 Top Fuel Dragster.

Wheelbase is a minimum of 9”. Overall length is 14” from nose

to center line of the rear axle.

 

So ... How about 9.5 guide lead from rear axle, 9 inch minimum wheelbase and a 10.5 inch overall length ... to go along with the no wheelie bar rule.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Thanks again for the scans Don!

 

Count me in Bob as a tentative "yes" :good:  Waiting on some engine parts being air lifted from France :D Getting some ideas for a car or by some miracle two! :shok: One hopefully at the very least.

 

Leaning towards a Gasser Willys or one of those Fuel Altereds like ROAR created , either Bantom style like "Pure Hell" or a Fiat Topolino type :good: Although that could all change :laugh2:



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:56 PM

The 1933 K&S Pittman Gasser would be very cool ... :o  :sarcastic_hand:

 

Will do Paul :good: ... "Git-R-Done".  :laugh2:

 

 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

 

 

 ... "Git-R-Done".  :laugh2:

 

 

Along with a stalled R&C build it will be done :laugh2:  Must stop procastinating :unknw: :sarcastic_hand:



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

Dynamic chassis is always a valid option. :D

 

I keep playing Larry the Cable Guy as my reminder. :dash2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Manta Ray and myself will prepare an 857 powered beast!


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

John .. one car ?

 

Or:

Ray 1

John 1


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:15 PM

1 [one] each! Tnx  65x power for me!


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Awesome ... welcome John and Ray. I think (guess) the 65s will run good ... they rev up. :good:  


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:29 AM

Thank you for sharing


This is a very good idea that race

I will follow with interest the proxi, thank you to make a lot of pictures made dragters slot.

I presented a vintage dragster on slotbog


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

Thank you for sharing


This is a very good idea that race

I will follow with interest the proxi, thank you to make a lot of pictures made dragters slot.

I presented a vintage dragster on slotbog


http://slotblog.net/...ntage-inspired/

 

:shok: And a beautiful one at that. :good:  :good:


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Wow!! That's one beautiful Dragster !! :shok: :heart:

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

$80.00 entry fee? Did I read that right?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:32 PM

No.That's the total for all 16 guys.LOL
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

Foamy, What Mike said.

 

Five Bucks per car.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

Oh...ok. 80bux would have made it a non starter for me. If I can make my own rims, then I'm in.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

Dennis, 

As you know I would like to have you join but I'm going to have to hold the line on the rule as stated.

 

  • ALL Vintage running gear- Guide flags to wires and tyres.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

I've also got an extra pack or two of the Russkit dragster rims if you want those Dennis...

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

Joe Lupo has confirmed an entry by a PM.

Welcome Joe! :good:


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

This the 65 I will be working on. Not sure about Ray

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

Cool beans ... :good:

 

John is that a Kemtron chassis? :to_become_senile:  :unknw:


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

Here is a start on the event winner trophy.

 

It has some patina ...

... it is from IIRC a fans choice win with my Super Bee R/T Dodge at the Spotswood NJ Fire Dept. 4th Annual Car Show 1994.

 

I think recycling is a good thing. It was originally assembled by Championship Awards right in Spotswood NJ and I hope it is of all 'local' materials.

 

I'm looking for ideas, comments and opinions. Paint it, leave the patina, get a whole new one?

 

I like the chopped Merc on top with a side order of padlock, hold the key. I will have plaque replaced with the event title and date.

 

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