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#1 JimF

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

I hope I'm worthy of having this forum dedicated to my stuff and I'll try to live up to Greg's confidence in nudging me this direction. So... here's a little about what I'm planning to be doing in this forum.

 

But first, the salt...

  • These builds will all be built to NorCal rules unless otherwise noted.
  • I'll try to point out anything that's different elsewhere and make the build so it's not dependent on that factor.
  • I will try to do as many as I can as a step by step but sometimes that may be a bit repetitive.
  • Sometimes I may do something that's a little more like "Cliff Notes", such as the last one on the R-Geo F1.

OK... the plans...

  • I'll try to do at least one full build a month but in the winter months I don't have as much time to build.
  • I'll try to make follow-ups on track testing and tuning on each individual build within the same thread.
  • I may occasionally do a post on how I tuned an older car for a particular situation.
  • I usually have a specific goal in mind for each build although sometimes I do something random.
  • There will occasionally be testing threads (such as body analysis) that are more appropriate for NorCal rules, but may have value as general information to others.

Thanks...


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

I'm onboard.  Big longtime Jim Fowler fan :D


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Jim,

 

Your work has been great.

 

Concise, informative, detailed... Go for it!


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

I hope I'm worthy of having this forum dedicated to my stuff and I'll try to live up to Greg's confidence in nudging me this direction.


Jim,

Please have no concerns or worries along these lines.

Just keep doing what you do and we'll all be as happy as clams...

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

Excellent! All of your builds in one place... in a word.... awesome.  :D :good:

 

Always liked reading about your builds and the track testing, most informative.  :good:

 

May eventually nudge me to actually build some Retro cars.  :D



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

Jim,

 

Your builds and documentation are absolutely awesome!!!  

 

Looking forward to your builds and thoughts!!! Go for it!! :) :)


She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

I bought my tickets.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:48 AM

Even old dogs like me can learn from a cat like you. Please continue.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

As one who competes directly with Mr. Fowler, I pay close attention to what he says and does. It doesn't make me as quick as he is, but it certainly doesn't make me any slower either.  :0)


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

I bought my tickets.

 

I will take that comment with a grain of salt. :D


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

Oh I look forward to all of Jim's posts.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:51 AM

Thanks to all for the kind words.

 

I hope to have some new content up middle-end of next week. This will mostly be testing of existing stuff. I'll be testing the two F1s pictured in the last tuning fork thread on the MTT at Fast Track Hobbies in Rocklin.

 

I should also be able to test and show some new updates on the GVP build thread and some other stuff from the Purple Angel also at FTH.

 

Probably no new builds before our next race (3/16). But I do have some stuff simmering on the back burner.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:08 AM

Jim, That sounds like a 'list'... No pressure... it takes the fun out. 

 

The quality of your work, record keeping, and reporting takes time.


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