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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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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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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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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

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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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