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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

Here another of Rodney's entries into the fray and his comments:

 

Second entry, a Porsche 908 coupe. The body has been around.  I painted the body with Poly-S years ago:

 

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The chassis is from Victor (of True Scale Bodies) and is a restored survivor. The chassis was originally built for a C-can.  I changed the bracket and bracing for an A-can or 16D motor installation. I used a large motor angle to minimize the need for cutting up the A can. 

 

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Mura motor with a 27 single. Took some time to set up the magnets in the Mura can in the can.  Cobra 33 tooth spur and a 7 tooth pinion.  Old green Jet flag.

 

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Side notes:
 
I am building these cars with milder winds because the 25 singles just light up any brand tires on the blue king.  Not much spray glue on the track. 
 
I have all of the period correct motor parts in a tray.  Amazingly, most of the armatures are timed like a Lenz.

Ready for testing.
 
Porsche 909- (3).jpg
 
Another great looking car Rodney. Thanks again for sharing it with us!

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:07 PM

Perfect! Another fantastic car Rodney :good:

Sounds a good idea going for the milder winds even though a 27 is nothing to be sniffed at !

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:33 PM

It's a shame Eddie's Blue King will no longer support an vintage open car. If there was ever a "Time Trial", perhaps a lane could be "dot glued" and a flexi run around to spread a thin coat of glue??? :unknw:

 

I remember the thrill of running my big heavy 24S open Pro cars on Eddie's King. I would swap out the vintage Riggen orange rubber for fresh Alpha Piranha rubber.

 

There was something about them literally screaming down the straight and pounding around the bank. It really got my blood pumping! :shok: :D


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:02 PM

Having never raced a true open powered car like you mention Rick with the 24# single , I'm gonna have to try and experience it one of these days!

Screaming down the straight & pounding the bank.... sounds heaven :heart: :D

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

Paul, all you need is a C-can setup & a 24S arm. You don't need a cobalt strap setup & BB's. On an old American Blue King, I used a 24S for their qualifying brute power, a 25S for racing because they drove smoother than a 24S. I own a 26/27 double arm I've never put power to.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

Thanks for the info Bill :good: Once I get real life sorted out can eventually get round to building my 1969 MCS entries with their 24S and the 27/28 double arms :)



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:13 PM

 

 ... have all of the period correct motor parts in a tray.  Amazingly, most of the armatures are timed like a Lenz.


 

Are you like me and bought a few of those right hand drive spring steel center sections?  I found that a can drive Mura B looked right at home there which is great if you have a few Lenz arms hanging around. :D

 

By the way, I remember the feeling of a 24s (5:1 gearing) pounding around the track.  It was like swinging a sledgehammer after a few beers.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

 

By the way, I remember the feeling of a 24s (5:1 gearing) pounding around the track.  It was like swinging a sledgehammer after a few beers.

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:32 AM

Last Sunday was track test day at Eddie's. Here are Rodney's comments:

 

Rick,

 
This weekend the weather was mild with slight rain.  The lower temperature made for favorable Blue King track conditions. There was also a race a few days ago that made for a clean and sticky track.   It was time to run Steube 25 single open cars again!  Others tried out open wing cars.
 
I dug out a pair of super soft greys for the hot motored vintage cars.  They worked great.  Couple of pictures attached:
 
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The Porsche 908 handles quite neutral and feels more like driving a C-can powered car instead of a heavy Mura A-can motor.  Orange tires worked.  Eric was even running orange tires on a group 12 modern flexy car with good results:
 
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The thing we all remember when running these open cars is the screaming sound of the motor.  What I forgot is how the cars would "hit the bank" with a thud while flying around the bank turn even after clutching for the bank.  It was one of those days were people dug out all of there fast cars to play. 
 
Great fun!

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

Now that is an example of some perfect track time :D :D

Thanks for the pics & write up!





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