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#1 Nate Graham

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 10:24 AM

I see the new addition to the classes is anglewinder. I have never handled one of these. perusing the blog, this is not a common class. What kits, plans, or premade chassis' should I consider to get started in this class.

 

I.E., rookie anglewinder advice.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hi Nate steve here. anglewinder is not a class yet in Penn-Ohio. PO is CanAm, F1, Coupe,and Stock car. We are racing Anglewinder at Marks because it is also a ORS race also. Anglewinder is a ORS class. I do not Know of any kits for AW, but I'm sure someone has one. I know you like to build yourself. It is a fun class, easier to drive then the others and Faster. If I was getting into a new class I would buy a chassis from Bud Bartos. Because he will be at amost of the races and will help as much as he can. He has more then 50 years racing slot cars so he knows more then I will ever KNOW. Looking farword to seeing you and everyone again very soon. Hope everyone had a great summer. Hope to see everyone back at the tracks. Your friend Steve Koepp
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:45 PM

Nate:

 

There are no kits specifically for anglewinders. There are kits that you can modify that will give you a start by providing a nosepiece and/or pans to work with. Here are a couple of threads that show several different variations of anglewinder. These are mostly medium weight cars that are intended for hillclimbs and or flattish King tracks and using coupe or Can Am bodies. A car built for a semi wing (retro pro) body would of course be much lighter. Some of these are full scratch, some use some JK components, some use some R-Geo components. 

 

http://slotblog.net/...he-anglewinder/

 

http://slotblog.net/...ted-track-test/


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:53 PM

There are still some YetiSRP anglewinders available on eBay or so I've been told. Could be a good starting point such as putting on a straight front axle and going from there. But then I'm a bit biased.

 

Since I've already starting some Retros...


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:26 PM

Jim, your chassis do still occasionally show up on eBay, more new ones than used ones. There's a least one new one there now, it's been on there a few days.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:52 PM

Nate,

 

Do yourself a favor. If you want to run Retro-Pro or the ORS anglewinder  class get Tony P. to build you a chassis. His are the class of the field. If I were ever to run Retro-Pro or Anglewinder I would have him build me one. I believe the top two in points were Tony P. I think 3rd in points was Jerry Wyant with a GVP inline Can-Am plus car.  

 

Good luck and Good racing.

 

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:27 PM

Nate,

 

Do yourself a favor. If you want to run Retro-Pro or the ORS anglewinder  class get Tony P. to build you a chassis. His are the class of the field. If I were ever to run Retro-Pro or Anglewinder I would have him build me one. I believe the top two in points were Tony P. I think 3rd in points was Jerry Wyant with a GVP inline Can-Am plus car.  

 

Good luck and Good racing.

 

Greg VanPeenen.

 

Well...helllooooo.  Getting a Tony P chassis does two things:

1) Gets you a guaranteed aces anglewinder from a guy who was there when anglewinders were new...and before that.

2) Gets you...well...a Tony P chassis!  A  piece of slot history!

 

-john


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:44 PM

Nate, you can't go wrong w/ a Tony P chassis.  With that being said, Greg, I was the ORS retro pro champion last year.  I used a Slick 7 kit, a Raisin group 12 chassis and my favorite Craig Corrina chassis.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:44 PM

Tony p for sure. I used one to win the last ORS at TriState. Even I could drive it. LOL. That being said without the old Yeti chassis still around the class wouldn't have been around as long as it has.
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:51 PM

Congrats Thom,

 

You also used 3 very good chassis. I was surprise Boogie lead the points for a while and finished third overall with that inline car against all those angle winders. :)  


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:56 PM

Wow,

now that is what I call an overwhelming response !!  many thanks!  let me answer in order.

 

Steve, so nice to hear from you. You are spot on re my interest. I like to build and the combo of retro techniques with a more modern geometry sounds like fun. I appreciate your advice on buying a chassis from our local famous chassis man, Mr Bartos. always like to support our local hotshot builder. True compliment,  not being sarcastic - I have one each of his Canam and F1 chassis to set up as I practice and learn not to crash so much with my  JK and RGEO kit homebuilts starting the season. 

 

JimF - Thanks. I have the greatest respect for your experience and builds. the 4 or 5 rail cars on your most recent thread look interesting and I was debating trying one of them vs modifying one of Rick Bennardo's arrows. 

 

Yeti - I do not know of your chassis' but will look for pix of them.

 

Greg - also very nice to hear from you. I appreciated your sage advice at the R4 and now here. A friend of mine always says "two is one , one is none". hi background is spec ops and it is their way of saying , if you want something and need it to work, always have 2 in case one fails or just isn't right for the job.  I noticed that TonyP's latest chassis' are similar to JimF's lines though his earlier ones in retropro remind me of some wing cars and have certain features or geometry that Duffy and I had talked about a few years  back re torsion forces distributed along the front. I like them. Don't know how well it will work.

 

John H - agrees with you GVP -GRIN. couldn't agree more with the sentiment - a quality chassis with that pedigree in the quiver- what's not to like. 

 

So, I will reach out to Bud and Tony for some kick butt cars while I acquire some parts. Having chassis that will work sounds smart. Besides, with my schedule, who knows when I actually complete a project car.

 

Guys - Thanks so much. your generous advice is much appreciated. this response has been amazing!



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:06 PM

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