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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

June 21, 1969 race report, "Anderson Casually Whips Record L.A. Series Field"

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:39 PM

Wow! Some great pictures & really fascinating reading how the races went :) The chassis technology really did change through the course of the events, all the way upto the steel center section/rails that took 8 hours to cut out! :shok:

 

Cool reading that the Mura B can did at least win a little bit !



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:33 AM

Rick,
Thanks much for posting.

Good stuff to read while having a beer on the porch.

I didn't think California transplant/ current Chicago flat track ace, Roy Hood, was old enough to race in that era.

I was 14.

Unless he was about 7, good for him these days. Lol

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

I have the DVD's of all the model car journals on my ipad and look through them a lot. You would be surprised at what you can learn about chassis building. Too bad there were so few east coast car pictures from that time period as the person who wrote the articles never took any. It's a shame as there is no chronicle of the great stuff that Emott and Brady etc were building.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:44 AM

.................Too bad there were so few east coast car pictures from that time period..............

 

Sadly that's true, but when there is a picture of an Emott car, man, it looks light years ahead of the other cars!

 

There is a chassis building article by Mike Morrissey in the March 15, 1969 MRJ titled, "The New Two-Rail Chassis". Mike credits the design to Bob Emott as, "a general copy of what Bob Emott is building now".


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

It's a shame as there is no chronicle of the great stuff that Emott and Brady etc were building.

 

You have done a pretty good job of documenting at least some of the chassis Bob built...  (Here)

 

I've built a replica of the February 1969 chassis shown in post #1 and written a construction article...  (Here)

 

I've also built a replica of the December 1968 chassis shown in post #28:

 

Replica Emott 4.5 Stock Car 700pix.jpg

 

I'm confident there's enough information (and pictures) available to be posted up so chassis builders could at least get a basic understanding of Bob's design and construction style.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

.....Too bad there were so few east coast car pictures from that time period as the person who wrote the articles never took any. It's a shame as there is no chronicle of the great stuff that Emott and Brady etc were building.
 

 

Hi Tony,

 

I finally got MRJ pictures posted from the other races covered during the MCS/USRA series time frame. There are cars from some of the East Coast greats such as yourself represented.

 

Here's the link:

Sports/GT Chassis How-To Articles for the 1969 MCS/USRA Series


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for posting all of these Rick :good:  That picture of Bob's car after a shunt is so :shok: upsetting! 

 

Great to see another of Tony's cars plus pics & builds of others..... Plenty of homework to be getting on with studying these :D



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:23 AM

Hi,

 

If you read through the write up, Mike Morrissey says "It was around 11 o'clock that night when he called to see if I had something he could use. Well, all I had were a couple of chassis that I had built to ship out to customers, so I gave him one and told him to cut a hole in the drop-arm and add a little lead to the pans."

 

Well, I may well have the other one!!!

 

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The chassis is marked "Chassis by Morrissey". It is numbered C-082 (C for customer?). One strange feature on this chassis is that the plumber rail isn't mounted close to the main rails, there is a gap almost as if to allow the plumber assembly and pans to "float".

 

Please excuse the quality of the photographs, best I could do with my iPhone.

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:13 AM

Pictures came out great Phillip!

Car looks as if it's just stepped out of '69 :D superb condition :good: almost like you just built it.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hi Phillip,

 

What a beautiful chassis........"may I have it?"    Sorry, I couldn't resist my favorite "Edo" quote. :D

 

It's very much like his construction article but cleaner and more refined, especially the different drop arm attachment:

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

Yes, it is in great condition, when I got it had green corrosion on one of the pans. I gave it a light rub with a brillo pad and that was it....


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:14 PM

Rick, 

 

I was just about to post the MCS report on this race - but it's not the same one! It's also listed as the 6th MCS-USRA race, but it's in the March 1970 issue of MSC, and was won by Mike Steube at House of Hobbies, and it's for sports cars... 

 

Any idea what's what here? 

 

Here's the first page: 

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:55 PM

Hi Don,

 

It's another LA Championship series race and was run Nov 22, 1969.

 

Please don't post the article as it isn't part if this 6 race series that ended in June 1969.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:48 PM

Ok, no problem Rick, and thanks for the explanation! Funny they would use almost the same terms! Looking through those years and months there were a lot of series going on simultaneously - and that may have been the height of "pro racing" participation, with entries of 96, 105, etc. 

 

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