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#51 Samiam

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:43 PM

Wow, you guys are still hammering at this one!  :dash2: :laugh2:

When the only tool you have is a hammer.....EVERYTHING is a nail.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 03:07 PM

What if TonyP drives in the Evil Flexi class?  Does he?   :wacko2:


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 03:14 PM

Nope I hate flexis.
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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:02 PM

Wow, you guys are still hammering at this one!  :dash2: :laugh2:

 

what do you expect, it's a slow day.

 

Nope I hate flexis.

 

there you go, the evil one has spoken.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:55 PM

Thanks guys for ALL of the ideas and suggestions. All slot car racers are not experienced or wealthy. There has to be a way to introduce our beloved hobby/sport to people who don't have a lot of money.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:12 PM

You can't go wrong with the JK line, modern or retro.  Flexi cars are almost indestructible, providing you don't drive like a speed crazed moron, but it's up to you guys to govern yourselves.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:14 AM

As far as the easiest retro chassis to build, the JK 25X can be built without having to buy a chassis jig. The kit has an in line motor bracket and can be assemble using graph paper and a ruler.
The easiest chassis are the ones with in motor brackets.
Retro Hawk motors are the most cost-effective motor, and they are use almost any where Retro is run.
I have thought that the Coup FK class was the starting class and that may be the place to start.
BUT ask the racers that come to your track and go with what they would like, after all they are the ones that will build and race the cars.
Also you as the track owner could have a couple of Retro cars available for the racers to test drive.
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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:07 PM

hey les,

 

There was no current racing program at the local raceway three and half years ago.. I and Joe Mig  loaned out a bunch of retro cars to the big shabiles of the old Wednesday night flexi program and to some Friday hard body neophytes in a eclectic mix and started a Tuesday night league.  That has become a Wednesday evening IRRAtm all class retro CHOIR and soloist event. Pat the Cat is the lead vocalist with Jack the Wack, Casey Jones, SCREAMIN' Sean, Motorcycle Joe, Little Joey, and the rest of the supporting group. This was accomplished by some ex -wing racers like SAMIAM, Kenny P (the track owner) and other former Long Island experts. Yes at times one needs to be reminded how we awl love cars and the fun comes from showing our collection and improving these vehicles  condition and the rules that make the most of the fun hobby/sport that we have been blessed with.

 

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 12:57 AM

hmm... tuning the pan is critical (and difficult) on a flexi. why not just use the center section and use retro style pans?


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