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#1 SlotStox#53

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:54 PM

It's that time of year to start designing and building some fine vintage powered dragsters to take part in the 3rd Annual Rods N Rails Vintage Drag Proxy :D

 

Here is a PDF with the build & registration info & rules  for the upcoming race November 26th 2016.

 

 

 

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Get building and see you at the lights !

 

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:39 PM

I better find the cars that I never finished from LAST year and re-gear the ones that did run.

 

I tried my Kemtron corvette on 16 volts with modern glue and it did a wheelie on the rear bumper al the way - needs a wheelie bar to stabilize it.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:54 PM

Yikes, I had that same exact Dune Buggy in Metalflake Brown  :shok:

 

I bought it for $400 and almost kissed the guy when he took it off my hands for $650  :bomb:

 

Of all the bodies the made for a VW pan, and they made many, this may have been the ugliest.

 

One thing I did not have was a Buggy full of Jugs and Hot Pants  :laugh2:

 

Head lights on for safety  :victory:  :heat:  :heart:


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:29 PM

 
I tried my Kemtron corvette on 16 volts with modern glue and it did a wheelie on the rear bumper al the way - needs a wheelie bar to stabilize it.


Wheelie bar only if it's in the "unlimited" class. If in the main "Rods" class some nose ballast could be in order :laugh2:

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:26 AM

It IS weighted to keep the flag in and working, it just rides on the bumper.  When did the (?) short-stop wheelie bars  start use - that allowed raised front wheels?


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:33 PM

Due to a couple of racers creating rather large and frankly too powerful unlimited padlock mills it was deemed necessary to increase the max length of rails in an effort to keep them in the slot! :D

6/30/16 Clarification:


Maximum total Length for Rail and Unlimited classes: =14.0 inches.

Maximum wheelie bar length for all Unlimited classes: = 5.0 inches from centerline of rear axle to centerline of wheelie bar axle.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:53 PM

Wheelie bars in the real cars of the 1960's started out as 'bump stops' to keep the car from going over backwards - NOT to keep the nose down as we use them today.  My thought: Short one inch long extentions and when the car is 'at rest', the wheelie tires MUST be off the track by at least 1/8"........just to keep the body or frame from damaging the track or the track from damaging the body...and keeping the car running straight.

 

NOTE the Anglia in the photos of the altered race.  While I do not recall any models using them, why not now.?  Just in "Rods" classes.....not rails or stock.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:52 PM

Sorry for the late reply, wheelie bars whatever length (within the length rule above) or function are only allowed in the "unlimited" class.

Maybe the only reasons your car lifted up is the fact it was running in modern glue and the 16volts?

The bug I ran last year had a much faster motor in than the 1st proxy and it showed up in major nose lift. So to compensate it's getting a possible gear ratio change to calm the launch a tad and improved ballast towards the front of the car.

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

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