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#1 Gator Bob

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

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Kenny's Dad Ray passed just before Fathers Day.

Ray was a short track racer .. no doubt.

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Here is a beautifully crafted 'Tribute' car.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

I remember a Ray Snodgrass that ran Eau Gallie Speedway and in Vero Beach when the 1/3rd mile paved oval was there. I think he may have run the Fort Pierce track as well.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

Yup.... but Ray's 1966 Championship winning Late Model #22 looked more like this.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:48 PM

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Note - The race date of 9/27 is the 4th Saturday of the month and that also makes it FCR on the oval night. Picking this date was a good call by Bill for us to have the best oval racers in Florida at the track.

 

GRRR regional retro morning event, FCR heavyweights at night and an Indy Roadster Proxy all in one day .....   :huh:   :paint2:

 

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Subject: DENISE TAKES LM - SHERRI & MATT IN FINAL - RONDINONE 2ND ON DIRT

 

Date: Jun 30, 2014 12:16 PM

 

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:03 AM

I'm in.  White and Gold # 12, Dean Van Lines Special/ Schraeder Gear Works car

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Will be doing post race teardown/inspection/rebuild as soon as it returns from Chicago, then send to you.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

I'm in, if I can get a car built in time and plan to attend - awesome tribute to Kenny's Dad!  

 

Gotta build a Kurtis Indy car :unknw: hopefully I can get some assistance  :to_become_senile:


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:03 AM

I'm in.  Will be doing post race teardown/inspection/rebuild as soon as it returns from Chicago, then send to you.

 

WTG Pablo,.

By being the first entry to officially sign up Pablo earns the right to qualify last when the lane is all cleaned and rubbered up.

 

We will follow this pattern and the last guy to sign up qualifies first.

 

Procedures:

  •  All drivers will get 1 minute practice with every entered car.
  • The Driver who has the fastest lap in practice qualifies all the cars on the Blue Lane.
  • Tires will be cleaned with the tape roll pre-qualifying
  • Post qualifying impound rule is in effect.
  • Motors may be checked for Falcon II stamping.
  • A car that needs an unapproved adjustment or repair goes to the back.
  • Winner gets first pick at the door prizes, from there it is round robin by finishing position (if we get and sponsor donations). 

Any questions, concerns, comments or requests ?


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

I am still interested in getting feedback on car weights and driver feedback from the past series as to individual car performance....why was my car so far down the lap total?

 

I have a fresh motor to put in mine as soon as I get it back from Ray.   Will be in the mail.....

 

How is the old Raceworld hillclimb liking Florida?  Are my white 'soft walls' holding up?


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

Larry,

IIRC, Mike Swiss posted the car weights when the race was held at his place.

 

Mine was at 121g.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

 

WTG Pablo,.

By being the first entry to officially sign up Pablo earns the right to qualify last when the lane is all cleaned and rubbered up.

 

We will follow this pattern and the last guy to sign up qualifies first.

 

 

Note: Rules thread was updated with race day procedures.

 

OK, .... (?)

 

Then ..... next entry:

The Gator Bob owned TonyP (Kurtis) "Evil Bucks #9" car

 

Who's next?

 

If you post a picture when you sign up to keep things straight for the 'Fans'  ... I'll do a 'line-up sheet in the main event announcement post.'

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

1963 L to R

 

 Dick Joslin, Ray Snodgrass, Phil Orr, Harry Pullen, Ernie Alderman, Pop Grostic, Jim Yarbrough & Rosebud Flower

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

I'm in.  White and Gold # 12, Dean Van Lines Special/ Schraeder Gear Works car

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Will be doing post race teardown/inspection/rebuild as soon as it returns from Chicago, then send to you.

Will send Paul J. and Paul W. cars back on Monday  :good:


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

My Entry

# 8  MantaRay Special, Noose Body  

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

Ray,

Great looking and running car :good:  :good:


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:39 PM

I am in with my battered Indy Kurtis Bardahl which use to be #15  :victory: 

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Will give the chassis TLC and do some straightening and attach the pinion again  :dash2:

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

I'm in with orange #4. I don't do Paypal, is there an alternative method of payment?



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

WTG Pablo, By being the first entry to officially sign up Pablo earns the right to qualify last when the lane is all cleaned and rubbered up.

Thanks.  Now, where did I put those doggone 1" OD Wonder Rubber donuts ? :crazy:

Note: Rules thread was updated with race day procedures.

Where is the "Rules thread" ?

I'm in with orange #4. I don't do Paypal, is there an alternative method of payment?

Good question, Dave.  I haven't paid anything yet.  Did I miss something ?
 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Jaak,

OMG, ouch.

Brace the axle tubes with a \_/ shape wire. .... for the oval, :shok:  :laugh2:

 

 

I'm in with orange #4. I don't do Paypal, is there an alternative method of payment?

 

Great Dave!!!

You can mail a check in the box. Don't forget return postal.

 

Thanks.  Now, where did I put those doggone 1" OD Wonder Rubber donuts ? :crazy:

Where is the "Rules thread" ?

Good question, Dave.  I haven't paid anything yet.  Did I miss something ?
 

Pablo, LoL ... spec rubber - ProTrack Natural. :D must have original white letters showing   :laugh2:

 

Rules, procedures and link to original MSwiss car spec here - http://slotblog.net/...grass-memorial/

 

Paypal Payment to be sent to Bill when you ship your car on the week of 9/15 for USA post, International post add time accordingly.

 

The target date for receipt of cars 9/18 - 9/20 window.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

Thanks, understand all, except rear tires.  You say the rubber is spec, ProTrack.  Does Pro Track sell >1" donuts ? Or do I have to buy a complete new pair of ProTrack wheels ?  I doubt mine are gonna mike at 1.00" any more.  Please clarify.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

I never saw a ProTrack donut, if they sell them. Last I knew, ProTrack was a Florida company.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

I'm in with orange #4. I don't do Paypal, is there an alternative method of payment?

Dave, Once I know what we owe..........I'll take care of it.............you can pay me later.................

 

Bob, I will be sending

Rick Davis car

Bob Appelle(sp)car

Dave Crevie car

John Austin car

and mine...lol


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

Best of my info....Pro-track only sells whole wheels,and the part # "N" means natural rubber.  Wonder donuts that large have been unavailable untill recently...wish I could use them as well - I know who has them.

 

Mike does have NOS JK Falcon 2 motors on hand to sell and kits will be available shortly.

 

Question:  Early TSRF kit motors came from the same batch as the Falcon 2. Will they be legal?  I have NOS of those on hand, myself.  They have a blue "TSRF " sticker on the side.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

Thanks, understand all, except rear tires.  You say the rubber is spec, ProTrack.  Does Pro Track sell >1" donuts ? Or do I have to buy a complete new pair of ProTrack wheels ?  I doubt mine are gonna mike at 1.00" any more.  Please clarify.

 

Tire rule clarification


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

Best of my info....Pro-track only sells whole wheels,and the part # "N" means natural rubber.  Wonder donuts that large have been unavailable untill recently...wish I could use them as well - I know who has them.

 

Mike does have NOS JK Falcon 2 motors on hand to sell and kits will be available shortly.

 

Question:  Early TSRF kit motors came from the same batch as the Falcon 2. Will they be legal?  I have NOS of those on hand, myself.  They have a blue "TSRF " sticker on the side.

 

No tire compound rule.

 

Kits and parts are good, . .... who is thinking of building a new car?  Bill Pinch was asking about kits and parts.

 

Motor must have factory original end stamp Falcon II and end bell to can crimp.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:48 AM

Thanks, Bob, now I'm set.

Thanks for doing this, otherwise the #12 car would be sitting on a shelf gathering dust :lazy:


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Ray. You really are grabbing this bull by the horns. I can't express how much I appreciate it!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

Looks like we got 8 so far.

Sign up stays open -

Speak up if there are any errors or omissions.

 

 

The official entry list 7/9/14

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

#9 car light yellow Belond Special.  Larry Kelley/Ramcatlarry


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:09 AM

 

Sign up stays open -

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9 so far.

Entry list update - Larry is in...

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Car #72 Wynn's Friction Proofing Special Johnny Slotcar


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Rick Davis # 2 Blue Empire Racing
Bob Appelle # 0 Green Empire Racing
Dave Crevie #4 Simoniz Special
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

I'm in, too!

 

 

# 1, blue, Rocket!

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

Bob, can we assume the race is going to be run in a counter-clockwise direction ? :)


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Here are some improvements I made on the chassis.
 
An alternative way to brace the rear axle tubes.
 
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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:38 PM

It's looking pretty SANO, Jaaaak, I hope it handles well, and I wish you good luck in Florida :good: :)


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

Thanks, Bob, now I'm set.

Thanks for doing this, otherwise the #12 car would be sitting on a shelf gathering dust :lazy:

:good:

 

Rick Davis # 2 Blue Empire Racing
Bob Appelle # 0 Green Empire Racing
Dave Crevie #4 Simoniz Special

:clapping: thanks Ray

 

Bob, can we assume the race is going to be run in a counter-clockwise direction ? :)

 

LOL ... Yes....  LTO :wacko2:

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some improvements I made on the chassis.
 

 

Lots of improvements.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

Updated Enrty List.

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:33 AM

Thanks Pablo, :victory:

 

 

I also re-ordered a decal set from Indycal and will clean and better the body.

Now that I have Micro-Sol and Micro-Set I should be able to do a much better job with the decals.

Also re-soldered the pinion to the motor and hope that it never gets the silly idea of coming loose again  :crazy:

 

 

Just need to source some new tires and finish her up and she is ready to go!



Bob,

That is a nice entry list.

1 out of 10 chance I won't be last...lol


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:33 PM

MAJOR Announcement.

 

Race Date Change - Sept. 20th at 4 PM

 

 Reason: Due to Kenny Snodgrass having a scheduling conflict with bringing the next one of his 100 point 55-57s Chevys to Barrett-Jackson in Vegas on Sept. 27th.

Here is the last one sold at Barrett-Jackson by Snodgrass Restorations.

Rick Hendrick buys a bunch of them from Kenny and Dave.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

The Event:

Race date is - September 20, 2014

Registration closes - September 5, 2014

Racers who are interested in participating must 'sign up' in this thread  Ray Snodgrass Memorial discussion thread  before 9/5/14.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

:) Bob, coming up fast in your rear view mirror, blue suit, gold helmet, white gloves, the #12 car: :)

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

I'll be lookin' Pablo. :dirol:

 

Checked mine over and she is ready to rock, motor has one race on the King and is probably just right.

I'm not late building a car this time... :laugh2:


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:51 PM

Yes Bob, I'm very proud of you finishing projects like the madman you were born to be. Keep up the great work  :)  and don't forget to keep drinking your Orange Juice.  :D   Your Cheetah rocked really nice out in California, from what I heard.  :good:


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:07 PM

10 cars so far. :good:

 

Mike Swiss,

Are there any bodies, motors, tires or full kits available?



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:39 AM

I got bodies in today.

Bill Pinch has inquired about getting some kits.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

The Event:

Race date is - September 20, 2014

Registration closes - September 5, 2014

Racers who are interested in participating must 'sign up' in this thread  Ray Snodgrass Memorial discussion thread  before 9/5/14.

 

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

I got bodies in today.

Bill Pinch has inquired about getting some kits.

Awesome Mike ! :clapping:


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

Did you check your tongue tilt, Bob ?  I did :D :laugh2:  It was a little off, not bad.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm going to The Raceway on Sept 20 to check these fine cars out!   :good:


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:22 AM

------>  NOTE: Track braid depth is .040.

Please set your car up accordingly.

 

Pablo, I see your angle dangle looks a bit tonge twisted  .... Was that from the 'world' travels'?

Word is... those Swiss tongues can really take a lickin' .... hard hit to bend one of those. :o

 

 

Charlie, That is great you'll be there race day ! :good:







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