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#1 Rick

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 08:31 PM

#1. How about IRRA looks at the rule about no tape on the bottom of the chassis again this year? I am late in my annual request, but better late than never. 
 
#2. New for this year to get rid of the seal on PD motors to save me the refurb cost to freshen up the motor?
 
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:09 PM

If I may add Rick?

 

#3 Tier 2- All podium cars in all mains get post race tech. Just a quick width and weight check.

 

May prevent errant chunks of lead launching cars off the bank and into the showcase. :dash2:


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

I don't see how that would prevent a loose chunk of lead from coming loose LOL just would get the user DQ'ed at the end if under weight

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:20 PM

It may inspire a little effort into making sure your weights don't come loose so this won't happen. I found weights on the track with tape used to hold them on. :wacko2:  If you can get bumped from tech for being  a1/2g light then being the 5g shy that the weight I found weighed should be 10X more important. 


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:48 PM

Truism fer sure! Just like a center hinge solder joint coming loose. IMHO


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Years ago when I ran pieces cut from roofing lead on wing cars, we stuck it on the chassis with rubber cement. We never had problems loosing lead weight. Some of my old chassis still have lead that was stuck on them 40 odd years ago. :)


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Sam-

 

The podium cars did get teched after the race.

 

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:24 PM

But not the car that was shedding lead like a gang banger with an AK-47.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:28 PM

Solder the weight on. It won't fall off.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:38 PM

Ironically, the car that got launched had it's weights soldered in. They didn't fall out. Even when launched off the bank and into Doug's showcase.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:15 PM

MAYDAY MAYDAY!! WAY OFF TOPIC!

 

The tape on the bottom is for limiting pan movement and a fine tune item, will not harm track, will not cause any marshal wounds.etc. Has nothing to do with lead weight or the attachment of such. I have been asking for this for five years and do every year...


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:30 PM

Sorry, Rick.

 

Didn't mean to jack your thread.

 

Maybe they didn't use tape in 1969? :crazy:

 

I would like to see a 'Built PD' class as I have not sold any of mine. Anglewinder Coupes?, .790" tires. 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:06 AM

I like getting rid of the seals.

 

Good luck, Rick. I think this is like taking a leak in to the wind.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:44 AM

But not the car that was shedding lead like a gang banger with an AK-47.

 

As a matter of fact, Sam, I did tech it and it was still 2 grams over the minimum weight. 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:45 AM

And the podium cars were all post-race teched.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:45 AM

What is the advantage of taping under the chassis vs on top? We use tape currently on top of the chassis, and I can't believe it would make any significant weight difference.

 

Rick, without my referencing five years of your requests and subsequent responses, why do you feel it's necessary to be able to tape underneath specifically?

 

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 02:36 PM

Just much easier, nothing in the way to go over or around, etc. Might like it for the gutters and not the center lanes or vice versa, quick and easy for the racer...
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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:40 PM

I usually have my emphatic "NO" by now. I guess no reply also means NO!...
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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

Actually there is a response, but everything isn't immediate when you have five guys who have to sign off on exact wording, etc.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 08:49 AM

Rick,

 

See this THREAD, post #68, for the response to your questions.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

I will mark my 2016 calendar for the sixth annual appeal.  :shok:

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

Way to go, Rick!


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:06 PM

For what?

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

Along with no seals I think we should adopt a no otter policy as well.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

Along with no seals I think we should adopt a no otter policy as well.

 

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