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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 05:57 PM

... proxy event.

Dave Crevie's resin belly tank speedster.

While it seems like a straight line race would be the correct venue, he was getting around amazingly well on the Flat track, with Dave really nailing the right tire width for some predictable slide.

 

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:34 PM

Schweet!

 

Ya know what the BEST thing about cars like this is? It was built for no other reason than to build a cool car to have fun with. Even if it never gets officially RACED, Dave exhibits the best spirit of a 12-year old dweeb in all his prepubescent glory!


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

Would we be able to use the same Kurtis car chassis and parts with the same ruleset, or have to build completely new cars?


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 08:08 PM

Would the Kurtis chassis fit in the tank?


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

Would we be able to use the same Kurtis car chassis and parts with the same ruleset, or have to build completely new cars ?

 

It's a whole different animal.

The low speed FK motor Dave used(JK DD) is mounted on it's side (curved side down).


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 10:13 PM

Thanks, understood.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

Getting everything inside that narrow body is a bit daunting. The motor is an integral part of the frame, which is

made of brass rod. The motor is mounted on it's side, and everything is built off of it. The crown gear is drastically

narrowed. The car does run remarkably well, and can use a hotter motor. Even with a very slow straightaway

speed it got into the 8.9s on Mikes flat track.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:25 PM

Normal F1's are already a bit daunting to get everything in, and now you are making it even worse.  :D  But, I like it, in a sick twisted sort of way :laugh2:


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:31 PM

I built it purely for my own entertainment, and to go along with the So-Cal salt flats coupe I built previously. I

don't see it as a viable racer. Too much of a project to build and too slow with the high center of gravity.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:29 PM

Very cool, Dave.  :)   When you talk about "salt flats" it makes me want to watch the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" again, for about the tenth time.  :D 


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 04:03 PM

I am game.

Would need to find a source for the body and the wheels but the rest should be do-able when committing to it.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:24 AM

How are the wheels constructed? The back side looks modern, the front looks like a Russkit wire wheel.

 

Sharp car! Racers can find car speed makes no difference. After a few laps it doesn't matter if it's 4 second or 8 second laps as long as the cars are close in speed.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

.............. Dave really nailing the right tire width for some predictable slide.

 
Multiple cars power sliding side by side is really a blast.....if you have the right controller to allow it. "Car control" and not "punch it" reaction time reflexes.
 

..........After a few laps it doesn't matter if it's 4 second or 8 second laps as long as the cars are close in speed.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:49 PM

How are the wheels constructed? The back side looks modern, the front looks like a Russkit wire wheel.

IIRC, narrowed H&R wheels with inserts from a 20's or 30's model car kit.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:35 PM

Incredible combination of imagination and engineering; Dave!

 

Would love to see the chassis especially after how you described the construction. :)


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

Whoops! Been out of the loop since Christmas. Mike is right, the wheels are H&R hubs, narrowed

down with larger diameter donuts mounted. The inserts are from the AMT '34 Ford coupe, turned

down to fit inside the H&R hubs. If someone is really serious about building one of these, and Mike

is willing to sell them through the shop, I will cast up a few more body sets. I don't know how many

more I can get out of the molds. This project is not for the faint of heart. A lot of fitting is required to

get a chassis to fit inside that slender body. So it might be interesting to see what other guys come

up with.

 

Ricky; Ill bring the car Saturday and if you are around I'll open it up so you can snap photos to you're

hearts content.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:24 PM

I'm in send me one.
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