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#51 don.siegel

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

John's chassis is a Cox, looks like it's been modified a bit. 

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

Just wait! It was a killer Can-Am vintage racer. Very smooth and pulled forever,just no brakes.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Just wait! It was a killer Can-Am vintage racer. Very smooth and pulled forever,just no brakes.

Hopefully there's enough shut down area then :shok: Sounds like it should have enough oomph!

 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:05 AM

Help -

 

I went through ALL my brass Kemtron chassis stuff and cannot come up with a mount for a DC-85A.

 

Does anyone have one of these mounting brackets set-ups or alternates like Speedway or other brass options?

 

Never mind :blush:  .. I found an NOS 1601E "Frame End" (pair).

 

Interesting ... written on the Kemtron header card is " Hold for Corkey" and Ideas who that is?

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

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

 

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What is the diameter on those rims? German donuts I can get need a .750" wheel.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

Dennis,

I thought for sure that the big Classic six spoke 5/40 wheels would work for you ... but ... just checked, they come in at .720

 

Can't put my hands on the Russkit set screw under the tire wheels .. they rather large. 

 

The Dynamic chrome plated five spoke 5/40 drag wheels come in at .955

 

And ... what ever these threaded wheels are ... .758 minor / ..895 major dia.

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:28 AM

The Russkit dragster wheels are 3/4" diameter including the flange (measured outside a sealed pack). Diameter where the tire seats looks about 11/16". Width: 13/32", inside flanges: 5/16", overall 9/16" (pack wasn't so sealed after all!). 

 

Hope that will work for you. 

 

Don 

 

PS: Dennis, I'm pretty sure these Russkit rims were sized for the standard German tires of the time - altho the real Germans had to have the inner diameter reamed out a bit... the ones later released by the slot manufacturers did that part for you, and probably removed the skin too! 



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

Thank you Don. If I can get a pair that would be really swell.

I had a bid last night on a set of bearing dragster fronts, but somebody else got them.

Made them pay 40bux for them. . .hope they choke on them.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

Which type fronts Foamy?

K&B?


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:33 PM

Found some Classic Viper rears that are 1 1/8 and pretty soft. Will touch them up and see!


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

Heck yeah .. The Classic 'Jumbo' Viper tires are still soft and the tall skinny six spoke Manta Ray/Toronado tires are open cell German rubber. 

 

I got some if 'any y'all' need a pair.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

I had a bid last night on a set of bearing dragster fronts, but somebody else got them.

Made them pay 40bux for them. . .hope they choke on them.

Are these of any use? EJs has them listed.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

I've never seen those Strombecker BB versions but I can say that the Champ/Series wheel have beautiful chrome plating that the image doesn't show too well..

 

Thanks for posting those Steve.

 

Might work/look fine on a bodied car. 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

The front wheels were 7/8" K&B bearing dragster fronts with a couple pair of other rear tires.

The Strombecker fronts are not o-ring style.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

Dennis, send me your address in a PM and I'll send the Russkit wheels to you... 

 

Cheers, 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:10 PM

FYI ... 119 hours and 50 minutes till registration for this event closes.

 

Get on the list by confirming here in this thread or through a PM to me.

 

Welcome to George Blaha!


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

I am planning to send a couple of cars.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Great, I was hoping you were officially going to join in. :good:

 

Welcome David !


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

No Drama ... LOL

 

Just a reminder time to register is running out.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

Found this random link which contains some color pictures of the magwinders etc from the very R&C drag races , still owned :D

 

Link courtesy of Bracket500 slot drag racing site.

 

Vintage Rails


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:00 AM

Excellent Paul, thanks for posting!

 

Good to see that Manuel Maldonado is still around - he built some of the most beautiful dragsters in the mid-60s.

 

Don

 

PS: any way of contacting this group to let them know about the proxy?


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

You're welcome Don :) found it on a web search for slot dragsters.

Maybe pm John Cukras on here as he's mentioned & pictured in that link?
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

Thanks Paul, Great link , racers and cars!!!

 

Don, I'm on it ... contacted the admin DVan late last night and he is good with posting our event on his site.

I am have some difficulty logging in but we are working on it.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

You're welcome Bob :)

 

 

On another search for info on the DC85 & RAM 850/857 came across another bracket500 link that has discussion and a diagram on motor end plate/lamination shaping :D

 

Even has where the poster fitted a bunch of Neo magnets in a RAM with shaped endplates etc ! I know Neo's aren't allowed but shows what can be done & would sure make for a wild ride!

 

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Endplate and Neos


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

I'm talking with the moderator over on http://bracket500.com/.

There is definite interest in this proxy from these hardcore slot drag guys.


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