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#26 tonyp

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:16 PM

Geez, what a prize!
 
I hope it comes up on eBay and no one else sees it... LOL.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:41 AM

GTC couple headed out to far midwest.

Shaker center plate. 4" wheelbase, .90" guide lead, and rails of .0625" wire. 58 grams.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:47 AM

I like the change of page in the book to match. Nice work too as always!


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:58 PM

Built this up for the GRRR race this weekend for Marcus to put in the showcase for sale. Excellent style for our Hillclimbs in Florida.

4" wheelbase and .950" guide lead. Three rails of .055" wire. Duffy HMI parts with floating center plate.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:21 AM

New six multi-rail of .039". 4" wheelbase .950" guide lead, 45 grams. Duffy HMI guide and bracket. Probably headed out west.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:00 AM

Replacement chassis going out today to make up for the repair UPS lost.

Four rails .047". 4" wheelbase, 1" guide lead, 54.1 grams. Pans are .032". Duffy tongue and bracket.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:42 AM

When I quit I gave everything, cars, chassis, box, tools, controller, etc., to one of the little kids at BIR raceway and never picked up a controller or looked at a slot car until around 20 years later when Retro started.


I remember you and Ernie perusing the Zepplin Nats in '91.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 11:25 AM

Just stopped to see an old friend.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 12:21 PM

Actualy the Zeppelin Nats were '92.
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Posted 04 September 2015 - 01:18 PM

I can barely remember that far back

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:55 AM

Trying this Saturday for our next Hillclimb race in Melbourne. The last one was really good but alas I no longer have it. LOL.

4" wheelbase, .850" guide lead. Nine rails of .039" wire ground down to .035". Pans are .047". 49.4 grams.

Duffy F1 bracket cut to sit on top of the rails. And of course Duffy tongue. 102 grams complete with noose painted Parma Ti22. Should be a bit lighter with the HVR race tires on the rear.

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Tested this Saturday. Ran well out of the box. Track was a bit slick. Ran the same times as my other two cars. Very good up the donut on Melbourne's Hillclimb. Needed some Kelly Retros which I did not have a big enough pair left to use. Can't get them down here in Florida.

So all in all car was good need to change motor and she's all set for next week.
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:32 PM

You hiding an over/under grinder in your lair to be able to turn your piano wire? 


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:50 PM

Secret.

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:06 PM

Fine-looking chassis.
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:45 PM

O.K. now I see how you ground the rails, very interesting. Did you solder the rails all the way front to rear?

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:02 PM

I always solder them full length.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 06:40 AM

I like the feel of the rails soldered full length, plus after I scrape away all the extra solder I feel the flex will be more even side to side than not soldering all the way where you can't control the amount the solder flows between the rails.

Bob Emott taught me this and I have pretty much always did it this way.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:04 AM

How do you determine where to put the tape?

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:45 AM

I just stick some always on the rails by the motor and if I have any left some on the rails up front. I think it deadens the wire same as like using brass rod rails. If the car has brass pans or a shaker plate I throw a piece on those also. No science to it, no right or wrong, as long as it is one there.

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:45 PM

Thank you,
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Posted 17 September 2015 - 01:04 PM

Any time.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:23 AM

Something I wanted to try again. I built a "F1" style chassis with the fronts mounted to the pans in the first year of Retro. It was actually really good but was very heavy.

This one is still porky at 107 grams as set up, but if it works well I can make the next one much lighter. It is a standard Octopussy center section with the front wheels mounted F1 style. Trying it this weekend at P1.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:10 AM

Lightweight Octopussy headed out west for punched King track.

.047" rails and pans, 3-7/8" wheelbase, 7/8" guide lead, 41 grams. Duffy bracket and guide tongue.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:19 PM

Noose,

Please forgive an ignorant question, but could you give some details about the motor in the Aero car above. The resistors(?) are unfamiliar to me.

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