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#101 SlotStox#53

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

With the Beetle coming along nicely it was only fair to keep working on the '32 Ford :good:

 

Here it is in all it's "Direct Drive"  "Iso Fulcrum" glory ,wearing it's Russkit rubber  just minus engine detail and paintwork.. Although the underneath is all ready :D

 

 

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Here's hoping I can at least get one of these maybe even both finished in time  :laugh2:

 






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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

Here's hoping I can at least get one of these maybe even both finished in time  :laugh2:

 
I'm thrashing as we "speak", Paul!   :o   I fee your pain.  :crazy:


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

Paul,

 

That is one very KOOL looking '32!!! Has that mean attitude... I like it!!! What's that between those 755s?

 

I think everyone is thrashing abit at this point. LOL. Does anyone know the mail in deadline?


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:53 PM

Thanks, Bill.  :D That be the DC85 directly driving those 755s.  :good:

 

Don't know the mail in deadline... will have to check.

 

Rick, looks like your Cobra is getting there.  :)



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:59 PM

Biil B, the deadline will be the week before the race, we would like the cars by at least the week-end before the race so in case they need some repairs to make sure they go down the track, so Rodney will have plenty of time to fix issues...

 

Any one ready to send cars, please email me for the address where to ship.

 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

weekend before the race.... :shok: better try and get something finished ........ :laugh2:



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

Fellow Racers, a reminder: the cars need to be in early next weeks mail, so Rodney can test and fine tune them for the race on the 13th. Test and tune will be on Sunday the 7th.

 

Please contact me for shipping information.

 

Fee: $5.00 per entry, plus return shipping.

I will accept a personal check or Paypal.

EMail me at bracket500@live.com for details.

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

Ok to "Rails" are in the mail to DVAN today !!

 

East Texas is in !! :crazy:


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:27 PM

Hiline2 Your box arrived. I will give it to Rodney tommorow if he shows up or next Sunday.

I do not open these boxes, that's Rodneys' job.... :wacko2:

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:48 PM

Hey not to bad ! mailed Thur and there today ! way to go USPS (Ok I work for them so Im slightly prejudice) :victory:


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

Thrashing is over....its time to RACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Altered, Gasser and Dragster are on the way from Central Florida.

 

Wasn't able to get a final test in so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. In fact the

dragster hasn't made a pass yet, only ran it on an 8' launch pad for shakedown.

 

Good Luck to everyone this is going to be a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:26 PM

Good luck Bill & everyone :good: Thrashing failed dismally and couldn't get cars done so I'm out on this one..

 

 

again GOOD LUCK ALL :D Will be watching closely on the performances !!!!

 

Fingers crossed on the Dragster Bill , know what it's like sending a car with zero testing :laugh2: luckily fate landed the car in a certain someones hands ;)



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:15 PM

SlotStox, how long will it take you to finish one for the race?

The only reason I'm trying to get these cars in early, so Rodney

has enough time to fine tune these cars for the big race.

 

I can wait until next week for yours......

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:44 PM

Paul you have time to finish one. Even if you can't paint it, black primer is fine. Come on you can do it.

If you need parts or something made let me know, I'll help out. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:47 AM

Hey Sotsox, go for it, how many home build hotrodders raced with just primed cars !!


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:10 AM

My Cobra is not quite finished. Still needs decals and clear coat but it's on its way!
 
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Not sure how many will be in the Sports Car class but Rodney has this one:
 

Picture of my newly built Vette.  Powered by a KTM motor with ball bearings installed.  Brass space frame chassis out of 1/16 rod.

 
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:58 PM

With some regret ^_^  .... I won't be able to ship a car in time for this event.

 

I'll be watching it unfold, enjoy and have fun! :D  :good:

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:25 PM

DC65, those cars look great !!! :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

Thanks Paul. I think Rodney's Vette looks so cool, like it was made in the day. :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:55 AM

Nice sports cars!! I will bring one if I can find something that shows some promise. 


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:58 AM

BillB I think I recieved your package today, what did you pack in that box? I had to go back to my car and get my hand cart to get it to my car...  :D  I will give it to Rodney this Sunday when we test these cars. There's a rumor that BillB packed some prizes for the race!!! :bomb: :hi:

 

Racers: I'm still working on the live feed for the Proxy Race, I will try to get it online this Sunday for the test session.

I will post the link on this site Sunday morning, remember we're on the west coast,

starting time will be around 1 P.M. Pacific Time...

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:09 PM

DVan thanks for the update, glad my package arrived. Part of the weight is the anti-crush liner inside, you know how careful shipping companies are!!! :sarcastic: Race prizes are in the box also...you all decide how to award them.

 

Gator Bob sorry to hear you're not in, looking forward to next years race in Melbourne for sure. Good Gator...."Eat" a Ford!!! :D

 

Great looking sport cars, always liked the Cobras. :good:


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:18 PM

Live feed for todays Proxy Race pt 1 is  Click Here

It will start at 1 P.M. PST.

 

This is an untested set up and we don't know if it will work, please be patient if it doens't work....

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

Way to go ! DVan     :clapping:  :victory:


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

Well after a few issues with the live feed I had to use my phone to get it thru, I'm sorry if you guys had a hard time seeying it.

Next week, new laptop and a GoPro cam maybe we will have better luck, my camera is not designed for night vision, the place is pretty dark inside.

 

All entries did well, BillB a couple of the reacers there and a racer from GA want that Yellow coupe. Great looking cars, all three ran very well. Thank you for there Aluminium board adn the Injectors, the will go in the prizes contest, each entry will get a ticket and that way it's fair for everyone.

 

Hiline2 - Paul your cars: I had to reverse your wires on the tongue and they ran great too. Another set of great looking cars.

 

More later from DC-65X later, he will post pictures and some info sent to him by Rodney, stay tuned....

 

i posted some information and pictures of some of the cars for today on my site, it's linked off the proxy page. No race results until next Saturday.

 

 

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