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#51 Garry S

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:14 PM

76 ft lane length, 9.0v, Parma Turbo chassis, x-12 motor, tuna tires, wing body: consistently under 4.0, best lap 3.812 sec.

 

Am I doing okay for a no-tire-treatment/no-glue track?

 

I think so, but it's a real challenge for these old reflexes!  I'll settle down and start building some 36d thingies soon.  :) 


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:22 PM

It's hard to compute a time for custom track and unknown traction conditions.

As long as you are having fun, that's all that counts.
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:42 PM

It's hard to compute a time for custom track and unknown traction conditions.

As long as you are having fun, that's all that counts.

 

I'm having an absolute blast!  I'm very happy that I can run a clean track and easily build a car that's way beyond my ability.  Last time I raced tire goop was the norm, and I was a bit worried about traction with this setup.  It's clearly not a problem at all; just dust the track occasionally, wipe off the tires, and away you go!


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:15 PM

Starting to get the pit area organized!

 

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:15 PM

Looks great Gary with Vintage parts and all.   :good:  Send us a short video of one of your races once you get going.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:32 PM

Thank you.  I think I have may have more parts than I need, lol.  If anyone is looking for vintage Weldun or KB Challenger gears, PM me!

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:18 PM

 

I'm having an absolute blast!  I'm very happy that I can run a clean track and easily build a car that's way beyond my ability.  Last time I raced tire goop was the norm, and I was a bit worried about traction with this setup.  It's clearly not a problem at all; just dust the track occasionally, wipe off the tires, and away you go!

   Garry, If you know and don't mind saying, what brand/type of paint did Mr/ Gerding use on the track surface? I love the idea of no/minimal glue.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:05 PM

I'll have to ask Mr. Gerding what brand, but it is epoxy paint.  Glue/tire goop is absolutely not necessary, I'm very happy with the traction.  I'm getting lap times under 3 seconds with X-12 motor, tuna tires, and flexi chassis on 12 volts.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:34 PM

Update: No organized racing yet, but having a great time with friends!  Some pics...

 

With no glue, no tire goop, and fish tires only, track maintenance is easy.  Here's the TracTractor in action, it's a Parma inline chassis driven by a Strombecker Devastator through double gear reduction.  A few laps dragging a damp microfiber towel picks up all dust and we're ready to go.

 

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Part of the ever-growing stable of cars.  36D sidewinders cover the 76ft lap in 4.5 sec, Parma 4½" stockers do it in 3.7, X-12 powered wings take about 2.85.  Track record is 2.670 with a Gp20, but X-12 is really the most power that is practical with these tires.

 

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All lined up for a race, it does get rather interesting with these cars!  Track surface has acquired a good coat of rubber and traction is excellent.

 

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

Looks even better with some black track on it !


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

Looks great. Nice variety of cars. Cool TracTractor too. Just needs a Pick-Up body. PM your address and I'll send you a NOS Parma painted body. Your choice of white,purple,blue or black. 

 

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