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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, X12 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 X12 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, X12 powered wings take about 2.85. Track record is 2.670 with a Gp20, but X12 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 TracTracto,r 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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Posted 19 December 2022 - 02:02 AM

I need to add a bedroom and am thinking of selling this track.  Any interest?


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Posted 11 February 2023 - 02:01 PM

Gary,

I just stumbled across your track. What are you looking to get out of it? 

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Posted 13 February 2023 - 04:44 PM

I have a friend in California that would be interested.  How much and how complete?  RTR -- or what?


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