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#51 Jaz

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:51 AM

Good-looking chassis work!

Two things though...

The upper buss bar looks awfully close to shorting to the can. It would definitely touch in a wreck.
The front edge of the body. Nobody would leave the lower lip of the body. Want lower in the front to give more rake to the body. And push that diaplane all the way in!

Just my observations, but again, nice work!


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:15 AM

I have one of those Nutley centers, Tony.  

For a future project I believe I'll put a "B" motor in it with some Nutley brass pans and Associated wheels.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

Cool.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

I think the centersection that my pal broke was a Nutley.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:44 PM

Probably. They were hardened quite a bit.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:06 AM

Way cool, Jairus.

 

I am a sucker for Certus motors.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:00 PM

Jairus,

 

Great build with lots of important info along they way!!!


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:45 PM

Congratulations on an absolutely awesome build.

 

I was just a track geek at Nutley Raceway, but I do remember when those steel pieces came out.  

 

I'm so glad I was apart of the the old days of Team Nutley.

 

I miss Bob, such a sweet man...


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:30 AM

Funny story about the time Bob ran this chassis style at the NCC race at Berwyn, PA.

 

Back then first qualifier was given unlimited time to glue and prep the track. After 20 minutes Bob and his crew had it all set. Bob said OK, put me on time, on his first timed lap his Kean motor accelerated on to the straight and his car went straight up the bank, turning it into a pretzel. Time to take a bye and try to fix it to qualifiy later.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

I built a few of these in the day but most of my steel cars were hacked out of a plate. It took more than one Dremel disc to do that! And the carpet in my bedroom where I worked was so full of steel dust that dropping a motor on the floor resulted in a complete teardown to clean up the filings.

 

On the "drift" to sidewinders vs anglewinders, I was at the November '69 or maybe '70 King Louie's race at KC when Lewis brought his full sidewinder. It was treated like a UFO had landed and sparked some imitation later. The car qualified and ran rings around everybody but it was probably as much Team Champion HP as anything.

 

Later, Joe Sullivan  (DART Dallas) showed up at a Wichita race with a full sidewinder Gp 20 (NCC Champion nickel plated brass) that had everyone gawking but that never caught on either.

 

It seemed that sidewinders were just too hard to build and never really showed a marked racing advantage over the anglewinders. Sometimes we got distracted by technical feats of derring-do when the real speed secrets were solid preparation and driving.

 

I was surprised to see Ed Lewis's NCC driver's license number (000002) cited in the linked article. Didn't know there was such a thing.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

The full sidewinders provided no real handling advantage over the status quo. Add the hassle of having to take motor apart to change an armature, instead of flipping motors, those that tried one, probably never built a second. I know one was enough for me. LOL.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:57 PM

A Detroit area racer, Carl Seaberg raced a cobalt magnet, full sidewinder, in the early '80s, with the can semi-permantly soldered into the chassis.
 
To be able to change out arm-endbell assemblies, semi-quickly, between heats, he ran the pinion inside the can.
 
FWIW, he quit slot racing to move to Chicago to wrench on a gentleman racer's car, and eventually got hired by a big time IMSA race team (IIRC, EDS) in a white collar role.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

I used to solder the motor cans to a Flexi-1 in the very late '80s.

 

Read post #25 HERE.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:14 PM

That's a lot of sanding on those motors, Greg.

 

I also saw your post on the guide flag and that got me thinking. I seem to remember a Steube guide flag from back in the late '60s. It had ridges running lengthwise on the flag. Anyone else remember that?


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

Yup. Did nothing.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:48 PM

I agree it did nothing but at least my memory is correct. Thanks, Tony.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

It was the hot tip for about a week. LOL.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:00 PM

I seem to remember a Steube guide flag from back in the late '60s. It had ridges running lengthwise on the flag. Anyone else remember that?

 

Yup. Did nothing.

 

I remember buying one and not noticing any difference in performance.
 
But you had to love Mike's ad's for them;
 
"Ribbed... for your track's pleasure."


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:40 AM

If anything it was stepped the wrong way.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:45 AM

That fishing line guide worked like you wouldn't believe on a T-slot track, and I didn't know it was a T-slot track when I started that little dodge.

I just wanted the botton edge of the guide to be wider than the rest of the blade.
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