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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:57 PM

Be happy if you can get it consistent. Consistency and a good light wins drag  bracket races.  


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:07 AM



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Now there's something you don't see everyday!

 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:04 PM

Indeed John, indeed! :good:


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 03:08 PM

Next step a gear chane to 18/62 and ill be starting on the body.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:54 PM

Definitely a unique car for such a unique double mill :D Great Job Joe!

*John, the 36DD Long John will be started soon,parts collecting phase is a go :laugh2: *
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:49 PM

Sorry life got in the way as well as having to pickup two 18T gears.

We are going from 16/62=3.875 to a 18/62=3.44.
I will be testing it out hopefully tomorrow night to see if this helps it not run out of steam.

I narrowed up the tires just a bit and rounded off the outer edges a little bit more. I made them just a bit wider on the car and it looks like it has a nice Stance now.
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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

It was off to Slots A Lot for a few test passes. Not bad and better then the last time. The first pass with clean tires was a high 1.5 second and the rest of them low 1.6's. WIth car is lifting the front tires for a few feet,looks cool but im going to adress this issue. I sure wish I could post the slow motion veido.

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Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:13 AM

Nice Joe!

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:32 PM

nice work Joe!!!!



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:54 PM

That is outstanding! Sure beat my predictions. 


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

It sure will be special when its all finshed up.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:27 PM

That's FAST Joe! :good:


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

1.55

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:37 AM

Nice summer project Joe, nobars rock!!! My latest, a little more conventional build, runs 1.160s... 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

Thats cool Ben, can you show us a little picture of the chassis or is it top
secret?
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

I started on painting the body.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

Hmmmmm...........shiny goodness!  Nice. :victory:


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:49 PM

The above car has this basic chassis... this is the version 1, the above has version 2, which works better, & has the pivot point moved to 3" in front of the rear axle. This chassis with the pivot point right in front of the endbell was fast, running 1.130s with a fast time of 1.123 on a 13 tooth pinion, but not consistent. The newer one runs 1.160s consistantly with a 17 tooth pinion. The newer chassis is also longer , because it is under a longer body.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:28 PM

Nice fast no bars build macman ill have to try one myself.
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

Okay taped up and ready for a quick coat of clear to seal things up.

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Now time for some gold.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:57 PM

Waiting for decals to set then clear coat. 20150729_183955-1_resized.jpg
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Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:11 PM

Very nice! What are you using for paint and clear coat?


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:15 PM

Nothing but Tamiya paints.
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

Thanks Joe, I like the Tamiya paints too but I haven't tired their clear coat yet. :good:


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:30 PM

They have satin, hi gloss and pearl clears and they lay down nice and flat.
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Posted 30 July 2015 - 08:35 PM

Dang Joe...it's a thrill to have one of my motors in such a cool-as-all-get-out car!

 

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:23 AM

Joe, you do nice work!!!


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:56 PM

Nice looking car!.....Great work!


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:15 AM

I think it will run faster times with a front gear ratio slightly taller than the rear.....You want it to pull the car,not push it....Just like the real thing.


This is why i ran the front tires just a bit taller and my next step is try one tooth difference in the gear.
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:54 AM

Looks Great, 


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:22 PM

Cool ride, Joe

Love these and all Hurst cars.

 

 

I painted mine the other way around. Gold first then the black on top. 

Painted with cheap 'Red Devil' .... :diablo:

 

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 09:25 AM

As of now this is where I have left off.

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Not forgotten or abandoned just some other things got in the way that have priority.

Ill finish her up in a month or so and take her out for some racing.
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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

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"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:47 AM

JOHN & JOE,

Great tread nice motor/ Chassis & with Body knocks it out of the park. HMM wonder if can make a duel motor HO.

SJJ


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:23 PM

I found these two pictures of Linder V,my brother and me in silly looking shirt from a Summer Nationals event at E-Town back in the 80's when they held it in July.
There is a story behind this picture but nit now.20151018_180513-1.jpg 20151018_181124-1.jpg
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"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:07 PM

Okay I found some time to pick up where I left off. I trimed down the tires by making them a bit narrower and I did a gear change hopefully to stop it from picking up the front wheels.

Now up to the interior and I found this beautiful piece from I don't know what but it is going to work out fine.
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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

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"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:26 PM

I am almost finished with this project and hope to possibly race it this Friday night.
Recent progress interior painted roll bar and Driver,assembled the blowers and turned down the wheel inserts on the lath and installed the windshields.20151215_122606.jpg
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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

"Drive it like you're in it!!!"

"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 06:01 PM

Joe,

 

 Super nice work, can't wait 'til it's done !!!

 

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:24 PM

Thanks Pete,its almost there.
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Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:39 PM

It is out for its first race night and got through the first round out of 1.49.
Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

"Drive it like you're in it!!!"

"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 09:40 PM

It is out for its first race night and got through the first round out of 1.49.20151218_212810-1.jpg
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"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 11:46 AM

Second round,I dialed in at 1.45 just in case it went faster. I had the leave and I cut a good ligth but at half track the car lifted the front wheels making a wheelie and slowing the car down and went high 1.5's and the other guy passed me and ran closer to his dile in giving him the win.

Ill get to the track on a slow day and try somthing else with the gear ratio.
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:20 PM

The car looks great in person.

Nice


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:11 PM

Joe,

 

 The car looks great, nice work !  Sounds like you guys are having a blast !!!

 

 

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:32 PM

I had this car out on a vintage night at SAL and after a change I had it going 1.4's at 35 mph.

Ill take it out soon for a night of racing and post pictures.
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"Drive it like you're in it!!!"

"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:41 AM

I think it is dialed in but I still might be able to tweek it just a little bit more.

Im ready for a race night with it.

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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

"Drive it like you're in it!!!"

"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 04:28 PM

I must agree with you!  Nice run, beautiful car.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

Great car! I've been running a dual motor diecast '56 Chevy nomad weighing in at 624 grams with 1 3/16"x.300 proslot tires and 14x54 gearing. It runs 1.47@44 mph in the 1/4

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 07:14 PM

Thanks.
are you running wheelie bars on that car?

Long John is a heavy weight as well,ill have to get her on a scale.

Post a picture or two and show off that chassis.
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"If everything feels under control... you are not going fast enough!"

Some people are like Slinkies... they're really good for nothing... but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:20 AM

Great car! I've been running a dual motor diecast '56 Chevy nomad weighing in at 624 grams with 1 3/16"x.300 proslot tires and 14x54 gearing. It runs 1.47@44 mph in the 1/4

Dang ! yes pics please !!  Also the glue is stopping that beast ??


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