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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:02 PM

Here is Rodney's entry into the fray and his comments:

 

Here is my entry:

 

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This is a replica of a car that I ran in a race at Telegraph Oakland Speedway:

 

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The track was a hill climb with a "reverse bank turn" (short straight into the bank and emptying into a long straight). Eric remembers the race taking place in 1968. I qualified around 3rd but had controller problems and DNFed. I did finish first in concourse. The original car had more detail:

 

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The replica chassis has a lot of plumber and pan movement because it was built for a bumpy Oakland Speedway track:

 

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Motor is a Champion 27 single. Riggen wheels, 34 tooth Cox spur gear, Cox guide and an 8 tooth pinion:

 

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I worked on the 1969 cars this week and did some testing on the Blue King today.  All cars have a track width of 3" and the air control now reflects early 1969.  No car is wider than 3 1/8":

 

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Great looking car Rodney. Thanks for sharing it with us!


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

That is a beauty  :heart:

 

Looks like you put it in an airtight bag 45 years ago and just cut it open today. 

 

The essence has been completely captured.


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

Completely captured indeed. Rodney is really good at that. Thanks Joe!


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 09:32 PM

i still have & use my arco tech tool.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:29 PM

Definitely fresh out of the Wayback machine :D  Thanks for sharing Rodney & Rick :good:



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 07:53 PM

i still have & use my arco tech tool.

 

Me two, one stock 3" width, the other I widened to 3 1/16" in the 70s when wing car wheel width increased.


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