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#1 Dominator

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:49 PM

I am pleased to announce my new stock car chassis kit, the "Stalker."

 

With the exception of the center weight, all brass is .064" half hard. The nose is slotted to accept double rails of .062" wire. The motor bracket has a 2* angle.  Other details are in the photos below and as you will notice there is a lot of detail in this kit. This is a copy of the design I have been running now for over a year with great success and copied for many New England racers.

 

Retail price will be $65 with discounts to raceways available. I have a limited number of these available currently but will have more towards the end of next week. 

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:16 AM

Will you be selling any built-up chassis?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:33 AM

Very nice. What's the bracket weigh?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:50 AM

Nice, Dom.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:53 AM

What a beautiful kit you are producing.

With all those nice laser cuts or millings, has this kit been IRRA® approved?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:54 AM

The way I read the Stock Car rules section C item 2 this kit looks perfectly legal. Perhaps Tony P could comment further?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:02 AM

Hi Dennis,

Yes, I will have some built-up kits probably in about 2-3 weeks. I'll have them available with and without the rear pan stops. The version I tried without the rear pan stops was about 2 grams lighter and actually a tick faster through the back half of the freshly-rebraided King at Modelville Hobby using the same tires and body. The rear stops work well on flatter style tracks which is what we mostly have here in New England.

Cap, the bracket weighs in at 6.0 grams. It's obviously heavier than anything else out there but it will also reduce any weight that would normally need to be added to the pans for grip or balance. Even with my original version I could not punch the donut on the king and I could with this version with the exception of red and white.

Joe, the pieces are all milled out. I was going to have a spring steel tongue with the kit but after about 8 cut we destroyed the end mill bit. IRRA® no longer approves chassis kits. Any machined parts must be commercially available. If I was to keep this to myself the chassis would not be available.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:00 AM

That's just plain beautiful!  Very "crisp" looking.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:11 AM

So will the motor bracket be available seperately?  Great looking chassis.....

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

Awesome kit Dom!
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

Hi Don, the bracket will not be sold separately at this time. However, if there is enough interest it is something I am willing to offer. I think the current bracket would be a little heavy for a Can Am or F1 but it may be something I'll have to experiment with.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

Thanks for the props Gary.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

Also I forgot to include this in the original post, the front uprights and rear bushings holes are set up to accept .712 jig wheels (for .812 wheels).

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:21 PM

Nice chassis !!!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

Very nice chassis. It will be a great kit.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

Price?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

 " Retail price will be $65 with discounts to raceways available."

 

From post #1


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

 " Retail price will be $65 with discounts to raceways available."

 

From post #1

Missed that. Thanks for pointing it out.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:31 PM

3d-Racing has already ordered a kit.  We can't wait for its arrival, build, and thorough testing later this month.

 

Thanks Dom for supporting our hobby!

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

Chassis kit were mailed out on Saturday.  I will have the back orders filled, packaged, and in the mail on Tuesday (Holiday Monday) the latest.

 

Here is a tutorial on how I build the chassis.  Nothing surprising here for the experience builder but for the new person it will help with the build.

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:56 PM

Hi Dom, Anymore of these available ?
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Hi Michael,

Yes I have more kits available. I will be shipping out back orders for kits on Tuesday. Anyone who orderEd assembled chassis (plus one RTR) will be in the mail Wednesday afternoon. The kits will also have a new steel tongue and this will be the tongue going forward.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

Congrats to Collin Martin for taking 2nd at NERR with the new Stalker Chassis 1 lap behind Keith Libby with a scratch built version of the original design of the Stalker.  Thanks to everyone who ran my new chassis this weekend at NERR and Retro East.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

The Stalker took 7 of 8 top spots at NERR this weekend. Five of which I built up as Ready to Race cars! I took the win followed by Collin Martin and Ricky Pratt. Thanks to Collin Martin, Vinny Cafazzo, Christopher Jay Davis, Peter Lentros, Robert Hazelwood, Ricky Pratt, Speedy Lang, Jordan Temple, and Rollie Lapierre for choosing to run the Stalker.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:29 AM

Are those steel tongues available for those who purchased earlier versions of the kit?

 

TIA

 

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

and thank You, Dom.

truly excellent chassis, car, and the best support anywhere. 

a great day of racing.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

CD, I'll bring you one down to Rapids.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:25 AM

Congrats to Collin Martin taking 2nd and Vinny Cafazzo taking 3rd at NERR this weekend on 413 Raceways 110' hillclimb using the Stalker. I took the win and the stockcar championship with this chassis. All three cars were built by me. Thanks again to everyone choosing to run the Stalker.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:57 PM

Who is Funny Cafazzo? Must be a new racer to the NERR


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:50 PM

Sorry about that, should have been Vinny. Auto corrext strikes again.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:31 PM

Hey....now he's got a new nickname. Vinny "Funny" Cafazzo. :dirol:


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:44 PM

I have received some feedback about the steel guide tongue being too soft in some cases.  So I went ahead and made some new ones from 1095 spring steel.  These are .032 thick and are the same shape as the steel, just with no chauffeuring. These are also .4 grams lighter so you may need to add a little weight to the front of the Fang.  The blueing may come off when soldering depending on the type of flux you use. 

 

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I am offering free replacements for anyone who purchased a kit who would like one.   I am also offering to replace any guide tongues on the Stalker and Fang chassis I have built for anyone.  Please send me the chassis only (no wheels, motor, guide, etc...) and I will install a new one free of charge.   Please message me here to get your replacement. 


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

Here are some results on the Stalker at RP8.

Congrats to Jordan taking the win in the E-main, Gary Clinton Jr. 2nd in the D-main, and Collin Martin winning the B-main. I grabbed the 2nd spot in the A-main. Gary and I used the full pan version without the rear stops. I also TQ'd with this version. Collin and Jordan ran theirs with the rear stops.

Thanks to everyone who chose to run the Stalker at RP8.

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