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#101 dc-65x

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

I apologize to everyone, especially Howie and Steve O, for the delay in getting this cool ride ready for Howie's test session.
 
Noose did a beautiful job on the body...
 
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... and she's sitting down low and ready to roll:
 
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I've got a few different tire options for Howie as well:
 
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I'll PM Howie and Steve and let them know this sleeper has awakened! :dance3:


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

Rick,

 

Exceptional! 

 

Noose knocked it out of the park on this paint job! :good:

 

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

Very impressive, guys! 

 

What's the tire size for '68? 

 

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

Thanks Ken and Don. Tire size in this instance was 7/8" minimum diameter and 5/8" maximum width. The Alpha tires have been narrowed from .800".


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 12:30 PM

Thanks, Rick, that's what I was wondering when I saw the Alphas...

 

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

That came out great, Rick!  Howie will be proud.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

This car is awesome. Thank you so much, Rick, Steve, and Noose for the time and work it took to produce this replica of my car that I raced back in the late '60s. Once again it is a great honor  to be a part of this effort.

 

I look forward to putting it on the track to see what it will do!!


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:51 AM

Awesome build!

A motor is only as fast as the chassis it's in.
 
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

... I look forward to putting it on the track to see what it will do!!

 
Me, too! I'll get her boxed up and ready to ship Howie. I'll touch bases with you before I ship to make sure you'll be there to receive it.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:16 AM

What's is the width and OD on these rear tires? 

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:24 AM

Hi John,

 

Thanks Ken and Don. Tire size in this instance was 7/8" minimum diameter and 5/8" maximum width. The Alpha tires have been narrowed from .800".


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

The car finally hit the track. I videoed Howie running it at both 10v and 12v.
 
It actually ran faster after the two video shoots, on 10.5v (5.196), than it did on 12v (5.261).
 
My impressions driving the car:
 
It could use more tire for the particular conditions (spray glue, medium sticky)
 
It was super predictable, with a nice, controllable fishtail.
 
Too much motor, especially on 12v, for that particular body, especially without a spoiler.
 
I never punched the bank while driving it, even on the 10.5v, 5.196 lap.
 
Howie punched it once during the 10v filming.
 
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

Super sexy. :sun_bespectacled:
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

That is a cool-looking ride. No $hit.    :shok:


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:24 PM

As nice as the car runs on the King, it really excels on the Fiedler Flat.
 
Running on 13V, but with substantial choke on, from Howie's 3rd Eye FET 2, the car was crazy fun to drive.
 
A 5.2666 might of got it into the tail end of the A Main sitouts, at last last years Sano Can-Am class.

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:38 PM

Sweeeet :) and it doesn't surprize me how well it works on the flat track.

If dc-65x approves, here is a pic of World Champ Greg Gilbert running my Ursaner Lotus on his Nightmare track.

Ursaner cars drift really nice and are very friendly to drive

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the reports Mike.

 

I'm glad the car handles well but I'm REALLY glad the motor didn't melt down. :shok:  It has a newer and really stout armature for a '68 car and motor setup. But it's a genuine Cobra piece donated to the project by Howie's friend and teammate Sandy Gross:

 

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We all felt it belonged out of the package and in this car so it could do what it was built for.........go fast. :crazy:

 

And special thanks to my friend Rodney for doing the shake down test of the car. Thanks to him I was able to lower the gearing for more brakes and a cooler running motor. :thank_you2:


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:15 PM

Here is the first video of the Lotus running on the King track at Chicagoland! Mike Swiss is on the camera for this one!

The car was a joy to drive. It was smooth and did not do anything funny. The motor is an monster. Tons of power on 10v and ridiculous on 12v. No wonder these motors would not run a full race.! More to come!!
 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

That's so cool Howie. Nothing like a vintage open motor scream'n on a King track.  :victory:


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:15 PM

I changed the link again, even though it was working for me. Let me know if it works for the rest of you.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

Works fine, Greg. Thanks to Howie and Rick and Steve and everybody who contributed. Love the sound of that motor! 

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:34 PM

Just wow!! :D

Seriously cool build and what a sound!!! One bloody quick car, I :heart: it.



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

Now if only I could drive like that...  :wub: 



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:25 PM

I was marveling at that too, Steve. Howie really has "the touch."  :good:

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

... and he has only had it for more than a half century! :shok: :)
 
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Posted Yesterday, 11:37 AM

Ain't that the truth. I'll never forget how well he raced when he came back to the hobby at Sano 2 (?) after decades away. It was like he'd never quit... absolutely amazing!


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Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM

Very cool.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:49 PM

Now if only I could drive like that...  :wub:

 

As I think Howie says in the video, it is easy to drive.

 

IMO, nothing was tricky about it, where he would have had to shift it into "Gold Dust Twin/Legend  mode." LOL.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:56 PM

Now if it was a perfect replica the motor would have blown up. LOL.

Cool car. I was there when he originally ran it.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:00 PM

It was run mostly on 10 and 10.5v.

 

It did survive probably a dozen, or two, laps on 12v.

 

It also ran on the Fiedler Flat track on 13v, but a ton of electronic choke.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

Buzzy's power was not very kind on motors.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:08 PM

Very cool!

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Posted Yesterday, 06:26 PM

Buzzy's power was not very kind on motors.

 

When I got to the abuse of equipment, fork in the road, I chose the turnoff for "Less Guys Slamming their Box, and Storming off, Boulevard." LOL.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:46 PM

Now if it was a perfect replica the motor would have blown up. LOL.

Cool car. I was there when he originally ran it.

 

So was I...  :D   But I have to admit I was paying more attention to Sandy's car that day.


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