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#26 boxerdog

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

One other thing I'd like to propose...I'm not a drag racer, but my understanding is that you don't want the front wheels touching at a "modern" dragstrip that uses glue for shutdown because it can flip the car. Anyone know  anything about this??? I have been setting them .063 high or so. 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

BoxerDog, this was dicussed and yes the front wheels have to touch the tech board, these cars are too heavy and slow that they just roll in the shut down area. The glue will be wiped off after they get picked up from the shut down area.

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Gator Bob here's a picture of the underside of that Pontiac.

 

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Nice Kemtron chassis DVan :good:

Like how you did the body mounting brackets.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

SlotStox not mine, it's a Rodney built car... I'm not that good at this stuff.. :D

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:46 AM

Maybe these parts will help?

 

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:17 AM

Very nice Rick!!! Is that brass or ally? Can't quite tell with the angle.

Looks like it would help a lot :good:

What's the length of the rail?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

It's aluminum. About 8 1/2" long. There are more parts coming for this project and will post them all soon in The Parts Counter....


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

Excellent news Rick :D look forward to seeing them :good:

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

So how are these builds coming along?

How many are going to sign up for this race.

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:54 AM

Dvan, I plan on signing up for sure. I'm not certain how many cars yet. One "new build" isn't finished, and one of the cars that went to Florida is still in pieces.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

I plan on signing up DVan :good:

Florida car isn't legal for this race so a new build is on the design board.

[Procrastination] Although no construction has begun yet.. :laugh2:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:36 AM

I have 2 cars and I hope to have a few more.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Here are a few pcitures for insperation...

 

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Rodney built this using some of the parts from his spare box of stuff.

 

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Johnny Mac bought a box full of 60s drag racing stuff in the Valley...

 

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Another car Rodney build in 3 easy steps. Step 1

 

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Step 2

 

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Step 3, realy nice acr up close....

 

 

My build so far....

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BoxerDog good to hear you're working on your builds...

 

SlotStox, maybe some of these new pictures might inspire you....

 

DC-65x sounds good, can't wait to see these cars..

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:25 PM

Thanks for the inspiration, have got some bits to build with , just finishing off 2 cars for the Rod & Custom event happening on the 19th !! :shok: :laugh2:

Once the cars are in the mail can start looking at a Dragster. . Love that yellow one by Rodney with that proper chassis in brass :heart: :D definitely some inspiration with that one :good:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

SlotStox. event on the 19th, can you tell me more?

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:45 PM

Hi DVan,

 

Here's the low down on the event and on the 1966 R&C Series in general:

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

DC-65x  thanks for the info..

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

Is there a final date for signups?? If so, please sign me up for 5 cars. Then I can sort out the mess I have. 


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:49 PM

BoxerDog, no date as of yet for sign-up, will work on that with the others...

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

Looks like sign up will close on the last week of August, and cars will need to be in by Sept. 10th, 2014

 

If you want to ship your car, please PM me and I will send you the address where to ship.

Remember all costs are the senders responsibily with return shipping cost.

Please make sure your car is safely packed and it will be returned to you the same way it's recieved.

 

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:41 PM

Dvan, just want to make sure if we show up with our cars on race day, that we can run them. Attached is a roadster under construction!!

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:14 AM

BoxerDog. Yes if you show up with your cars you can run them on that day.

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

Here's a possible starting point for an entry :good:

 

With the moderately lowered roof :laugh2: I take it this would be entering the Altered class?

 

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

Perfect!!!


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